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Old 01-23-2002, 11:35 AM
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Question caddy engine in a 1950 chevy truck?

ok guys...

as I'm going through engine selections one of the options I've been considering, if I can find a good donor, is a 500 caddy...

I'm kinda curious how hard it would be to fit one of these things under the hood? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

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I'm not sure on actual dimensions, but I know that it could be done. In Car Craft they had a guy who put a Caddy 509 (I think that's what it was) in a 69 Camaro. At one point, they also showed a guy who put a 454 Chevy in a 1960's VW Beatle. Sorry I can't give you specifics on how to make it work for you. Hope someone else can!
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Go to maximum tourque specialties web site they have tons of caddy info. The caddy will go in as easy as any other big block. You can probably do the whole swap for what it would cost for a big block chevy engine alone. Good luck and happy hunting.
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I know they fit BBC's under the good (didn't know how or difficult it was), but I was at a junk yard today, and found a caddy 500. I'm sitting here looking at this engine, and it looked HUGH... LOL

I just wanted to verify before I started making any deals. I've heard great things about these engines, and esp. from a $$$ stand point.

suppose to be as light (almost) as a small block, and give great power... all the advantages of a SBC in a big block.
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