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Old 01-08-2013, 10:41 AM
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A late merry christmas & happy new year to you all . Well we finally got the tow truck engine home . A few hang ups 1) the 472 turned out to be 500 which was no biggy .The dyno #'s were very impressive , 585ft lbs at 3000 (cause thats as low as the dyno would go ) and 430 hp at 4000 rpm . I,m not 110 % sure of the numbers but these stick in my head . Now the kid is having second thoughts ie some manner of street car .hummm

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whats the question? and what kind of engine is it?
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Well Vinnie it's a Cadillac.........585 trq. sounds a little high for a stock engine....is it? Mine is pretty well "built" but still retains a gas friendly 8.7:1 comp. ratio. It did 535 trq. @4300 and 466 hp @5000.

The trq. came on VERY strong right off idle and this dyno doesn't read below 3000 also but I was at 489 trq. there. For more info on the Cadillac performance builds go to www.cadillacpower.com.... lots of good info on the forum.
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From what I gathered,the stock Caddy is fine,but once you start playing around with aftermarket overheads it gets expensive in a hurry.
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That sounds like an engine I would want in an old 50s truck.If it pulls to 5k then any cool sled would also be a good home for it.
where do you plan to use that engine? I want to see the finished product
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That sounds like an engine I would want in an old 50s truck.
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A late merry christmas & happy new year to you all . Well we finally got the tow truck engine home . A few hang ups 1) the 472 turned out to be 500 which was no biggy .The dyno #'s were very impressive , 585ft lbs at 3000 (cause thats as low as the dyno would go ) and 430 hp at 4000 rpm . I,m not 110 % sure of the numbers but these stick in my head . Now the kid is having second thoughts ie some manner of street car .hummm
Could you bless us with a list of parts that you used? There's a whole year missing in the build of this motor and we have no idea what you used.
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I will go to the shop and try to find info in the kids parts boxes on the build , don't want to list anything that isn't in the build . Later bake
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