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Old 11-29-2008, 03:02 AM   #1
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Thanks for the kind words. Progress is slow as I only get one day on the weekends to work on it.

It is powered by a small block Chevy 350 with a 5 speed overdrive manual transmission. My dad is a small block Chevy guy, so that's what it got.....

It currently has manual steering, on Monday I found a few old buses in a local junk yard with power steering. I am thinking of snagging one and fitting the bus with one. Last summer we put a completely new brake system on it that included a new master cylinder, wheel cylinders, and lines.

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IT WILL STILL BE GM BUT WHY DON'T YOU GO TO http://WWW.500CID.COM

AND GET A FLYWHEEL AND PUT A REAL MOTOR IN THAT 55 LIKE A 1968-1976 Cadillac 472/500 series engines
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:27 AM   #2
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Re: My 1955 Ford project...new pics 10/26/08

HERE IS MORE CAD PIC'S
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:28 AM   #3
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WHEN THE 454 GO'S TIT'S UP I WILL PROBABLE GO TO A CADILLAC ETHER THE 472 ORTHE 500 JUST FOR THE RAW BOTTEM END TORQUE.

THIS CAM I KNOW IS FOR STUFF LIKE A CHEVY C10 I KNOW I WAS GOING TO PUT IT IN THE 1967 C10 THAT I HAD

MTS #15 - 472/500 Custom Cadillac Camshaft

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#15 grinds work best with a 3.23 to 3.73 rear gear ratios.

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Old 11-29-2008, 02:43 PM   #4
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While we are on the subject of different engine swaps..... I may know where a 455 Buick is available (not assembled as of yet) that was originally built for mild street/strip use.... good torque and hp.... Guesstimate approximate 325-350 hp / 425-475 ft lbs. I already have one myself, am considering putting it into the B700 if I can't resolve the broken exhaust stud issue

THAT NAIL HEAD IS OK BUT THE 1972 ELDORADO 500 IS STILL PUTTING OUT 520 FT LBS OF TORQUE STOCK AND IF THAT DON'T TWEEK YOU BUBLE ?

I ALREDY HAVE TWO ODD BALL GM MOTORS, ONE IS A 1968 455 OLDS WITH C CASTING HEADS, NON EGR INTAKE, HEI AND 2.5' DUMP HEADERS TO BILLED MORE TORQUE !
AND A MID 70s 472 OR 500 CAD.

THE 455 I HAVE IS RAITID FOR ABOUT 365 HP AND 500 FT LBS, AND THE CAD IS ?
SO A FOR THE ODD BALLS IN THE GM LINE UP I LIKE THEM THY ARE TORQUE MONSTERS
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Old 11-30-2008, 02:18 PM   #5
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Re: My 1955 Ford project...new pics 10/26/08

se wagon i had a ford with a broken stud so many fords are plagued with this problem mine was in a 75 250 with a 360 i drilled it out right in the truck with a angle drill then tapped it out pushed the drill with a 2 by 4 against the inner fender it worked but that was my last ford every time i had a ford it was always a broken stud issue in the moter hope this helps,hows that 55 bus coming? old skool is cool skool! timbuk
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Re: My 1955 Ford project...new pics 10/26/08

In drilling out frozen studs, left hand drill bits are the way to go.
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Re: My 1955 Ford project...new pics 10/26/08

[quote=CAMO-MONSTER]
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I may know where a 455 Buick is available

THAT NAIL HEAD IS OK BUT THE 1972 ELDORADO 500 IS STILL PUTTING OUT 520 FT LBS OF TORQUE STOCK AND IF THAT DON'T TWEEK YOU BUBLE ?

I[/quote:2u6kov7p]
The 455 Buick is not the "NailHead" motor, it's from an entirely different engine family that replaced the earlier Nailhead. The NailHead was the old 322 and 401 that had completely horizontal valve covers - a very unique looking V8. They were discontinued in about 1964.

I've done 455 Olds and 500 Cadillac swaps into Chevy trucks that towed heavy loads (17,000 total weight). The Cadillac and Olds are notorious overheaters, if you use one be sure to have an overkill cooling system. The only real advantage of either is cost; you can find a good-running Caddy/Olds/Buick for cheap. If you want to use a manual trans with a 472/500 Cad you'll need a custom flywheel, which blows the cost advantage. You can match or easily beat the torque numbers of a stock 500 with a Chevy 454 with proper selection of parts. The Chevy is by far easier to deal with due to parts availability.
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I may know where a 455 Buick is available

THAT NAIL HEAD IS OK BUT THE 1972 ELDORADO 500 IS STILL PUTTING OUT 520 FT LBS OF TORQUE STOCK AND IF THAT DON'T TWEEK YOU BUBLE ?

I[/quote:3ejft52u]
The 455 Buick is not the "NailHead" motor, it's from an entirely different engine family that replaced the earlier Nailhead. The NailHead was the old 322 and 401 that had completely horizontal valve covers - a very unique looking V8. They were discontinued in about 1964.

I've done 455 Olds and 500 Cadillac swaps into Chevy trucks that towed heavy loads (17,000 total weight). The Cadillac and Olds are notorious overheaters, if you use one be sure to have an overkill cooling system. The only real advantage of either is cost; you can find a good-running Caddy/Olds/Buick for cheap. If you want to use a manual trans with a 472/500 Cad you'll need a custom flywheel, which blows the cost advantage. You can match or easily beat the torque numbers of a stock 500 with a Chevy 454 with proper selection of parts. The Chevy is by far easier to deal with due to parts availability.[/quote:3ejft52u]
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The only thing with BBC's is you don't brake the mold.
Unlike the big CAD's. But I know every body wants to
be sheep with there BBC's so be it. when my BBC go's
tits up I will go to a CAD or 5.9 Cummings. Here were
I'm at you can fined more CAD's then BBC's and a lot
cheaper to. If you have a stick you can put a CAD in
front it just google 500 CAD or you can go to
http://www.500cid.com they have a flywheel that bolts on.
I like the odd ball GM motors becouse of the torque
that they put out stock like the 455 olds from 68 to
70 they had 500+ lbs of torque and I have two of
these motors I have a 1968 455 olds and a I think a
472 or 500 cad not shere on that one other then it's
a 1974 by the date code on the th400 behided it.
The 455 with headers and hei I had in a 1972 jeep
wagoner with a spring over and 4" springs and 17/40/15's.
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There might be no V8 less suited for MDT use that a 500 Cad. Two words: piston speeds. The 500 has a 4.3" stroke, longer than even a 454...the sustained high RPM's in a school bus would make for very high piston speeds. This isn't even mentioning the cost of the engine itself and the vast amount of special parts to install it.
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