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Old 03-07-2002, 04:41 AM
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Post 62 cadillac 390

i'm building a cad engine for my rod. does anyone have any info on these old caddy engines? like which years do the parts interchange? mine is a 62 390, will 429 parts interchange? which years do the blocks change? thank's !!

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Old 04-27-2002, 09:56 AM
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k i've been reading alot and seeing alot of help
here so i decided to give it a try. Can anyone tell me the amount of power that this engine should make and, any suggestions to make more power. Last year the power was there, but now for where the rpm's are at there used to be alot more power last year then this year,its not making the same power anymore??Rings? not sure any help would be greatly apreciated. hers my engine specs
What approx Should this make??
mains - .010 under
rods .020 under
Cyclinder .30" over
yeyebrow flat top PS
stock gm rods
467 lift cam
2.02/1.60 valves
block decked .010
edelbrock performer intake
with a holley 650 DP
3.73 posi rear end
regular gm torque
3 inch exhaust but no hedders
15" tires ( i know it doesn't matter)
3 speed 350 turbo tranny built like a champ(got third gear rubber a few times don't know what i did),but second ALWAYS .Also Would rather the tires GRIP instead of spin .. Hmmm
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all this in a 81 Cutlas Calais With T-Tops
All that jap scrap is moving in so i gota up the power as much as posible
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Fyi

Just in case anyone wants to know, here's a tech update for the thread:

1962 Cadillac 390 parts will not interchange with those on 429s. The 1962 Cadillac 390 is the last year for the first-generation overhead valve Cadillac motor. The 1963 390 is a different motor with more in common with the following 429s.

As you may know, Cadillac and Oldsmobile introduced OHV motors in 1949, and some believe this was the very beginning of the muscle car era. Cadillac's motor displaced 331 cubic inches through 1955. In 1956, the blocks were punched to 365 and in 1959 stroked and punched to 390. This motor was utilitized in new Caddies through 1962.

In 1963, a new block was introduced but retained the same 390-inch displacement. In '64 the new block was punched to 429 inches. This block was continued through 1967.
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1962 390 into a 63

I was wondering if anyone know if the old generation 1962 390 cadi motor will fit in a 63???
please i need help
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I was wondering if anyone know if the old generation 1962 390 cadi motor will fit in a 63???
please i need help
A helpfull link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadilla...Redesigned_OHV
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Performance Intake for 390

Does anyone know if there is anyone reproducing intake manifold for 390s
i know edelbrock has one for the 472 and the 501 but i dont think it fits on the 390
any one??
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Hi colwoodshane34,

I Know Edelbrock did manufacture a Manifold for the 390 engine (out of the 62 year), it was Part Number CD693, it was a 3x2 barrell manifold, it could use the Holley 94 carb.

I bought one at a swap meet here in Australia fitted with three 94 holleys 20 years ago, still have it in my shed, hanging on the wall, I intended to put it on my 1962 Cadillac Park avenue sedan (which I still have), but never got around to it.

This is what it looks like. http://victorylibrary.com/graphics/CD-693.jpg

I have not seen too many of them about, but they do exist.
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Edelbrock cd-693

I own an Edelbrock CD-693 Tripower Manifold and I am willing to part with it if you are still looking.
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I own an Edelbrock CD-693 Tripower Manifold and I am willing to part with it if you are still looking.
Could be cool to the max and work great with a trio of the new Barry Grant Demon 98's bolted on.....
http://www.barrygrant.com/news/artic...oduct_023.aspx
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Could be cool to the max and work great with a trio of the new Barry Grant Demon 98's bolted on.....
I got all giddy when I very first read about those carbs. Visions of tri-power this and 6-pack that danced through my head.

Then I saw the price!!!
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I got all giddy when I very first read about those carbs. Visions of tri-power this and 6-pack that danced through my head.

Then I saw the price!!!
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Demon-...dary,4173.html
400 bucks ain't that bad, not when you compare it to something that is really costly.......like a DIVORCE.....

Do you know why a divorce is so expensive? .......(drum roll.........) BECAUSE IT'S WORTH IT.!!!!!!!!!
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400 bucks ain't that bad[/QUOTE]!!?!! Man, that's still too rich for my blood! $1200 for just the carbs, plus the intake, linkage, air cleaners...

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like a DIVORCE.....
I'm a lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky luck-boy (from SBSP)- I've had nada to do w/the "D" word. It sounds real sappy, but the wifey and I still love each other . We still have fun- together! She's cool. Tells me I rock, after 33 years together- can't beat that!
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!!?!! Man, that's still too rich for my blood! $1200 for just the carbs, plus the intake, linkage, air cleaners...

OT- I'm a lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky luck-boy (from SBSP)- I've had nada to do w/the "D" word. It sounds real sappy, but the wifey and I still love each other . We still have fun- together! She's cool. Tells me I rock, after 33 years together- can't beat that!
Very cool. God bless both of you.
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With the cost of the carbs and this manifold a divorce may actually be a bargain.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Nosta...ayphotohosting
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