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Cadillac power

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 79k20, Nov 30, 2001.

  1. 79k20

    79k20 1/2 ton status

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    I got my Jan. 02 issue of CAR CRAFT today, and it had a sweet 69 camaro (wish i still had mine[​IMG]) with a cadillac engine. It was a 500ci bored .040 over to 509ci, ported heads, Edelbrock performer intake, and a mild cam. The point is this thing made 625lb-ft of torque at 2500 rpm. I might look into swapping one of these in my truck.[​IMG]

    PEAK POWER: 500 hp at 6000 rpm
    PEAK TORQUE: 625lb-ft at 2500 rpm[​IMG][​IMG]

    <font color=red>Sean<font color=red>

    [​IMG]<font color=red>79 k20(duh) d44, 14bolt, built 350,350,np203,9"lift</font color=red>[​IMG]
     
  2. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    You better get the drivetrain to back that power up. I would love to do a Caddy swap, but I just don't know if I could abandon a Chevy power plant in my Chevy. I might do a Caddy swap on a dedicated trail rig, but I know I couldn't do it to my current truck. Thats just me though.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
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    79k20 1/2 ton status

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    I think the D60, Th400, Np 205 i have in my shed, and my current 14 bolt will stand up to that power. I just have to get my lazy butt in gear and start doing some parts swapping.

    <font color=red>Sean<font color=red>

    [​IMG]<font color=red>79 k20(duh) d44, 14bolt, built 350,350,np203,9"lift</font color=red>[​IMG]
     
  4. tRustyK5

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    I wouldn't be that comfortable spinning a Caddy 500 to 6000 RPM...great torque numbers though![​IMG]

    Rene

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  5. Thumper

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    a friend of mine ran a caddy 500 in his mud racer. he tried and tried to make it run, but couldnt due to a) the availibity of aftermarket perf parts for it, and b) the cost of said parts...
    Might be different in the US, but here in Canada, thats what he ran into.

    Mike


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    The Caddy make an excellent engine swap. I have just pick up another 500 for my 74 Jimmy. They run really well in the stock form and excellent if you just install a good cam shaft. With my old blazer it would get around 13 mpg in town and my foot was always in it. I know guys with Devilles and Eldos that are gettting around 17-19 mpg. Also my brother races a 500 in his nova and we just had the engine dyno'd and it made 649HP@5600 and 662tq @4800rpms. This thing is a real monster and the engine will idle at 1000rpms and 800rpm in gear. The first run in Las Vegas he ran 11.41@118 mph and we believe that he toasted the TH350 tranny. This is a street car that wieghs in at 3700lbs. By next summer we will have it in the 10's. If you need any preformance parts for them let me know and I can hook you up with the right people.

    Donovan
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  7. i have a 472 that will some day sit up front in the blue beast. i plan on a basic rebuild and a mild cam for reliability and lots o torque.

    <font color=blue> Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

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