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Old 08-06-2002, 05:56 PM
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Has anyone out there ever put a 472 cadillac engine in a 1600 series IH truck. Five of us have a small school bus and the ole 304 4-speed just isn't doing the job on the long trips to the races. I have a 472 and 400 turbo setting here and it just screams "put me in the bus". Not really but maybe someone has done it before and could give me some hints.

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Old 08-06-2002, 06:24 PM
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I put a 472 Caddy/turbo 400 in my '40 Buick Super coupe before I replaced it last year with a 350 SBC. All you have to do is cut to fit, paint to match....simple as that. What every you knew about swapping a small block Chevy into anything does not apply when it comes to the Caddy, just forget it, and deal with the big torque monster at hand. Motor mounts are different, and located in a much different place than the SBC, dist. is at the front like a Ford, engine is WIDE, LONG, and HEAVY, regardless of how many spec sheet you read that tell you it only weighs 75 pounds more than a small block Chevy. DONT BELIEVE IT FOR A MINUTE.....But if you ever get it bolted down, it is a FINE engine, lots of torque, and runs like a Cadillac...an excellent choice for moving a land yacht or bus, not too shuft off the bottom end, but don't know the meaning of "quit" when it comes to raw pulling power. Gas milage is not the greatest, 12-14mpg is usually the norm. Stick it in the hole, make it fit, and go for it...you'll like it once it a done deal...PACO
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Old 08-07-2002, 04:13 AM
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I totally agree with the man! It's hard to argue with someone who had his ticker rebuilt with SBC parts and schedule 40 plumbing.
Remove front sheetmetal and old mill. Hang new one in place and make it work.
Be outrageous, it's free!
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