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not so buried treasure

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jones, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. jones

    jones 1/2 ton status

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    i took the boys woodcutting yesterday afternoon,aand there sitting on the edge of the woods/hay field is a 1979 Cadillac DeVille Phaeton.drivers rear quarter smashed into the tire.otherwise,no rust or body damage anywhere else,perfect grey leather interior,power everything,keys in the ignition,and unlocked.opened the hood and staring me in the face was a 425cid bb.i didn't think to check the milage,or to throw the battery from my truck in it:doah: but it's not going anywhere smashed like that.the engine looked very clean and maintained so i'll be digging up some info as to the owner and why its there.how easily will that bolt into my '84 and mate to a 465/205?i think i just found a better use for tax returns..better not count my chickens before they're hatched.wish me luck,guys!
     
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    You'll need a custom flywheel since there was never a caddy with a manual transmission. It's been done though. The 425 is a pretty good enigne. You shouldn't have problems with the oil pan as that motor use's a mid sump oil pan and it'll clear.
     
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    Make a Caddy Monster Truck!! Put the body on a K5 frame!! :haha: :haha:
     
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    Thats almost as cliche now as the 89-91 Blazer grille swap :D
     
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    sounds like an awesome find but also sounds stolen
    but keep us posted of the findings.


    LUKE
     
  6. jones

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    where would i find one and how much cash are we talking?if it would coszt a ton to do then i wouldn't do it(the swap)i'd just stick with a 350 rebuild.i wasz thinking along the lines of stolen also...or maybe a dead body in the the trunk(local mafia hit:haha: )that's actually the reaszon i didn't open the trunk w/the boys there.not a very likely thing to find but it is possible.i'll keep ya posted.thanks
     
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