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07-23-2012 11:46 PM
bubba-21 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
07-23-2012 11:39 PM
vinniekq2 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.
07-23-2012 11:20 PM
bubba-21 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.
07-23-2012 10:55 PM
vinniekq2 back in our younger years I helped with a 455 into a corvair pick up.It was different.
07-23-2012 10:42 PM
bubba-21 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.
07-23-2012 02:19 PM
bubba-21 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
07-23-2012 12:52 PM
bubba-21 I will be sure to post pics. I do have a question. Will anything from the 472/500 engines interchange with the 429? I mean I have my doubts but its worth asking
07-23-2012 11:26 AM
cobalt327
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Originally Posted by bubba-21 View Post
I wonder if I could mount a front wheel drive TH-425 to it and mount it into the bed? If I could, that would move all the wieght over the rear tires and would be a blast as a wheelie machine!
I expected to see dozens of them, but they're not nearly so common. This on runs at least- but he doesn't drive it.

07-23-2012 11:02 AM
OneMoreTime That has been done..There was a twin engine Toronado with an extra engine in the rear..

Sam
07-23-2012 10:30 AM
bubba-21 I wonder if I could mount a front wheel drive TH-425 to it and mount it into the bed? If I could, that would move all the wieght over the rear tires and would be a blast as a wheelie machine!
07-22-2012 11:15 PM
bubba-21 Thanks a lot for your help. After I get this thing all together, ill be sure to update everyone on the quarter mile time
07-22-2012 10:53 PM
327NUT You need to go to www.cadillacpower.com.......these guys bleed Cadillac blue. They are mostly into the 472/500 but there is an early Cad section that you can ask questions......have fun.
07-22-2012 10:46 PM
bubba-21 Well if it will move big heavy caddy pretty quick and cruise at 75 and 80 mph in a heavy car like that, it should be like strapping a rocket to an s-10 and just about twist the chassis in two with the neck snapping torque it has.
07-22-2012 09:30 PM
onlyfnway I would say put it in and be diff! had a 64 cp with a 429 and it ran real good for a 2-3 ton ship! so in a 2600 pound truck i think it would be fun.
07-22-2012 01:58 AM
bubba-21 It looks like all that they have on the link you sent me for a 429 cadillac, all they have is 472 and 500 parts. The only 429 parts they have is stock overhaul kits. I'm placing a call to see if they have anything in stock that's not listed. Thank you so much for your help with my issue. Great work
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