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    i bought a 472

    i finally bought a 472. now my project can start. i got the engine and tranny for $250. and they are gonna bring it to my house for me. ill keep you guys up to date on the project, even though itll probably be slow moving because of money.

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    Re: i bought a 472

    What year 472???

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    oh yeah, sorry, i forgot the most important part. 1969! i am soo damn happy about that.

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    Re: i bought a 472

    That's a good year. I'm pretty sure they improved the oiling system, so it's better than the 1968 models. That's a great price for both! Are they in good shape, how many miles?
    If you need any help with the swap, let me know! I've done the 472/500 swap into a '78 FWB and a '79 SDV.
    Are you using the '69s transmission in the '83 Fleetwood? If so, are you going to use a shorter driveshaft to compensate for the longer tailshaft on the transmission?

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    yeah, ill be using the 69 tranny. the engine is rusty but that can be wire brushed away. i am not sure on the miles. i am looking for a 91-96 caprice/roadmaster 8.5" posi rear to use. or i might go with the older caddy rear end. im still deciding. hey caddydaddy, my aim is adumbfive if you have that,

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    Re: i bought a 472

    Quote Originally Posted by Adumb
    oh yeah, sorry, i forgot the most important part. 1969! i am soo damn happy about that.
    Great year. The '69 is my favorite 472 (but the '70 is very good, too). I sure like the 472 in my '69 Fleetwood. Great throttle response!

    Your '69 472 should last a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adumb
    yeah, ill be using the 69 tranny. the engine is rusty but that can be wire brushed away. i am not sure on the miles. i am looking for a 91-96 caprice/roadmaster 8.5" posi rear to use. or i might go with the older caddy rear end. im still deciding. hey caddydaddy, my aim is adumbfive if you have that,
    My only question with useing the '69 transmission, is with it's longer tailshaft and it's fitment into your car. It might be easier to fit a 77'-up TH400 with the short tailshaft.
    I don't have AIM, sorry!

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    maybe ill try to sell my th400 and buy a 77 and up. by any chance would a 76 work? because i know i have seen a 76 in a junkyard around here.

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    Re: i bought a 472

    Quote Originally Posted by Adumb
    maybe ill try to sell my th400 and buy a 77 and up. by any chance would a 76 work? because i know i have seen a 76 in a junkyard around here.
    No, the 1976 and earlier Cadillacs used the long tailshaft TH400. You could use it, you would just need to move the rear mount, and use a shorter driveshaft. But in my opinion, it would just be easier to get a 1977-up TH400 and work from there.
    Are you going to rebuild the engine and trans, or just run them as is? If so, you could just buy a rebuilt TH400 for a 77-up Cad, they're very common and easy to come by. I had mine completely rebuilt with heavy duty parts for around $800.

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    yeah, im gonna build the engine a bit and get the tranny rebuilt. yeah, i saw a short tail on ebay recently for 400 completely rebuilt so im not too worried about that right now. im gonna probably start buying parts to start work on the engine soon.

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    Re: i bought a 472

    What are your plans for the engine? Just don't go way above your budget and build a all out race engine like I did!

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    i want to do the basics like all new bolts(sets are cheap) and gaskets, clean the rust off the block with a wire sander, the carb looks a little shaky so either rebuild that one or buy a new one. then probably a cam, maybe an edelbrock intake. i have to change the oil pan so itll fit in my car. basically a good all around cleaning, and a little rebuilding. i would like to build it to 450hp, so ill probably be doing a little more than that, i guess we'll see.

    part of me wants to 'accidently' go over budget, lol

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    Re: i bought a 472

    Great buy! I got a 70 472 about a month ago. I will be building mine up too. I have been collecting parts for it, but I will do the build up during the winter. Keep us posted on how you make out.

    Clayton

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    Quote Originally Posted by claykuch
    Great buy! I got a 70 472 about a month ago. I will be building mine up too. I have been collecting parts for it, but I will do the build up during the winter. Keep us posted on how you make out.

    Clayton
    what are you putting your 472 into? are you keeping it in the original car? what are you doing to your engine to build it up? find any good deals? keep in touch.

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    Re: i bought a 472

    hey, looking ahead a little bit, with an edelbrock intake and a 4 inch k and n air filter i would be looking at clearance issues wouldnt i?

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