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Old 07-23-2012, 01:19 PM
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I think the easiest way to mount the engine in the rear of the truck would be to cut the frame behind the cab and cut the frame out of the front of a caddy at the firewall and with a good bit of fab skills, weld the front of that piece to the truck where I cut the frame behind the cab. Then I have to align the wheels and weld the steering of the caddy and run my plumbing. The only thing is I have to add some weight to the front to still be able to control it when it sets down after a wheelie

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Old 07-23-2012, 09:42 PM
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I called cad power and they have all kinds of high performance parts. They tech guy said the bottom end is forged and should hold 450 hp with no problem, and a good 75 shot of spray. They also have several great cams to choose from to really bring it to life. The stock compression is 10.5:1 so with a little head work, a good hydraulic cam, and an aftermarket intake, that 429 should be a force to be reckoned with on the street.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:55 PM
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back in our younger years I helped with a 455 into a corvair pick up.It was different.
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Wow! I bet that was a quick little beast. If you need parts for early caddys, call cad power. The staff is very knowledgable and will point you to what you need.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:39 PM
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It was quick for the time,1974 or 75?The owners name was Gary,,,and he did have a comparitive driving experience that involved his pants getting wet,poor guy,lol.
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Well, I can honestly say that's never happened to me and I've been drag racing for around 8 years now. The last car I put on the strip was an 03 mustang gt with around 425 hp with nitrous. I had several bolt ons and had done a cam swap to get it to that level. I had a blast with it, but now I'm going for something unique
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