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500, 472, 425, 368 Discussion, Anybody try these before? in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; I've been trying to get those SS Autochrome headers onto my 472 in my '79 Deville. The passenger side fits, ...
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    Re: Anybody try these before?

    I've been trying to get those SS Autochrome headers onto my 472 in my '79 Deville. The passenger side fits, but the drivers side needs the forward most pipe to be moved a bit to clear the crossmember. I'll get them to fit with a little work!

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    Re: Anybody try these before?

    Have you got any pictures? Which way does the pipe have to go. Would it fit if the flange was thicker? What was the original application for these headers? TIA.

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    Re: Anybody try these before?

    No, I took them back off until I get some time to cut the one pipe and weld it up with a bend. The front pipe hits at about the middle of it on the crossmember, so it needs to angle back more to clear that.
    I don't think the flange thickness would matter, that seems fine. The original application? I'm not sure, they are just for Cad engines with rear or front crossmembers.

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    Re: Anybody try these before?

    I'm still hoping to hear from someone who has ACTUALLY done the BBC headers conversion that I've seen posted here before.

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    Re: Anybody try these before?

    I'm sure some people on the CB7 board with 500s in various cars have the BBC headers. The idea of using BBC Monte Carlo headers in a Caddy came from the "Four Grand Cadoo" or maybe it was the "Torque Pig" articles that have been floating around.

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    Re: Anybody try these before?

    Found the articles online some good stuff.

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    Re: Anybody try these before?

    Quote Originally Posted by davesdeville
    I'm sure some people on the CB7 board with 500s in various cars have the BBC headers. The idea of using BBC Monte Carlo headers in a Caddy came from the "Four Grand Cadoo" or maybe it was the "Torque Pig" articles that have been floating around.
    I'm not sure if they're still there but there were a couple of those articles posted on this site, in the photo section, in my gallery.

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    Re: Anybody try these before?

    Picked these up on ebay. Missed out on the PCIII intake he had for sale for $250.00. Looks like dual exhaust is next after the headers are installed.

    Description This is a set of Cad Co. mid length Ceramic Coated Headers. They have never been installed on an engine. These are designed specifically to the flow characteristics of the 472-500 cadillac engines. New cost for these Ceramic Coated Headers is a littler over $600.

    For more information on these Headers go to Cad Co.'s website www.cad500parts.com

    Free shipping with Buy it Now!!!!! Otherwise shipping will be actual cost through whoever is cheapest.

    See my other auctions for more performance cadillac parts.


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    Re: Anybody try these before?

    Sasquatch, you got a really good deal on those! $400, with free shipping. They sell for raw from Cad Co. for $479! Amazing!

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