: Torque buildup

08-30-04, 02:35 PM
I am building up a 472 out of a '70 S&S hearse (body beyond repair sorry), that I am going to put in a '73 Suburban. This buildup is strictly for low end torque, horsepower is not a concern. It will be used for rock crawling, so I need low rpm and high torque. I am looking for sugestions for cam, intake, carberation, or anything else you may find helpfull.
I may be able to salvage a few parts. If anyone is interested drop me an email.

09-02-04, 09:55 PM
i am interested in the chrome windshield stripping aka molding, also the chrome piece located under the wipers. i have a 1977 Cadillac Miller-Meteor hearse and i need these chrome pieces bad, the car doesnt seem very complete without them

my email is: articulusxmortis@aol.com


09-03-04, 02:27 AM
Hyginkz, you might try talking to one of the vendors, or looking through MTS's or Cad company's catalogues.

xxn..... there were a LOT of changes between 1970 and 1977, so I doubt many of his parts will work on your hearse.

09-03-04, 08:29 AM
I will try to post a few pics so everyone can see what may work for them... be warned it is in pretty bad shape. I have hood, frnt fenders(both with some rust), bumpers, suspension, frame, may be able to salvage dash... top has been removed so i dont think i have any glass except winshield.

I may build the 472 as stock, its hard to beat 525 ft/lbs out of the box.

09-03-04, 02:03 PM
except that that is not what it is ....... how they used to figure hp was out to lunch so in latter years they went to net hp which showed real hp you could use ...... a stock 10 to 1 500 is like 325 hp and 400 ftlbs at the motor .... if you have time look at flashs catalog (CMD) he went thru a big dyno test to see how thing work ........


09-05-04, 10:40 PM
youll want to take advantage of what you have already and what that engine does best stock.
how serious of a build up are you wanting to do ?
you could build a real torque monster pretty cheap if you spend the money on the top end of the engine and not go crazy on the bottom.

09-06-04, 04:25 AM
Flash came up with 504ft lb for a stock high compression 500. You should have around 475 with a stock rebuild.