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500, 472, 425, 368 Discussion, Torque in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; Any ideas on increasing the torque on a 1974 472 without raising the powerband or spending tons of money?...
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    Any ideas on increasing the torque on a 1974 472 without raising the powerband or spending tons of money?

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    Your best bet is to increase air flow.......port the heads, larger valves and aftermarket intake.

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    Put on slicker tires!!!


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    What's done to the car so far? If it's stock, open up the intake and exhaust first.

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    Originally posted by elwesso
    Put on slicker tires!!!


    The brain fart count rises!!

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    I wasn't going to say it

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    It had to be said!

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    As long as ONE of us says it, right?

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    Originally posted by Katshot
    As long as ONE of us says it, right?
    That's what I was thinkin'!!

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    Thanks for the ideas. will porting the heads and going to edlebrocks intake raise the powerband? I need low rpm torque.

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    It could! Get the right cam for the kind of driving that you want to do!

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    Have you contacted cad500parts.com (Flashcraft) or MTS (maximum torque specialties) ? If you havent, do. They will steer you right.

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