: 368?



bryan1970
10-10-04, 09:57 PM
all right i have become curious. this forum has the title 500/472/425/368 i know what the 500-425 engines came in and about what years too but i have yet to see a post that has anything to do with a 368. i was just courious what cars and what years the 368 was avaliable and why people don't talk about them much are they just Caddilac's red headed step child? just wondering :hmm:

CadiJeff
10-10-04, 10:13 PM
the 368 cid engine was available in all cadi models starting in 1980 as a carburated engine, in 1981 it was tbi fuel injected and had a modular displacement and was known as the v-8-6-4 and had an undeserved bad reputation, i believe the 368 was available until 1984 or 1985 in the limosines and mabe the hearses but I'm not sure. all in all it was a good solid engine just like the other cadi big blocks, just not as powerful as it older siblings mainly due to emissions control equip from the dark ages.

bryan1970
10-10-04, 10:52 PM
ahh ha i figured it was either a really early engine that was replaced by the other big blocks or a late last gas of Cadillac to make some power by the means of displacement. cool thanks

Night Wolf
10-11-04, 12:07 AM
it is funny how the 368 is a big block while the 403 (?) is a small block.. I know *why* but it is just interesting...

... the 368 also makes alot less power then the 425 did... one of these days I woudl love to get a 1981 with the V*-6-4, just to have it.. in working condition of course.. I perosnally think that is one sweet idea... V8 power when you want it, 32mpg when you need it...

CadiJeff
10-11-04, 12:27 AM
I have one, it is a sweet ride

bryan1970
10-11-04, 12:39 AM
man i'm glad i have a 425 then i thought it was the dog of the bunch. it's probablly more because f the gear and the weight of the car though.

Hey by the way Night Wolf, great color for a 1978 Coupe deville thats the exact same color as mine

barge master
10-11-04, 06:02 AM
It's only a dog when you compare it to the older engines. I get out of my 89 with the 307 and into the 80 with the 368 and it feels like a race car by comparison.

bryan1970
10-11-04, 10:53 AM
even my old cutlass with a 3.1 v6 was quicker than the caddy. but since my only other vehicle is a C-10 witha 400hp Big Block chevy i guess that could have something to do with the doggyness of the 425.

Night Wolf
10-11-04, 06:18 PM
well, the 368 and 425 were in the same car... weight was the same, I don't know about gearing though... how much slower is the 368 to the 425?

my mothers '89 Brougham with the 307... to say the least, is pathetic... but it will not die... reliable to no end...

out of my 3 cars, the '79 is the slowest... maybe with a few basic mods I am doing, it'll pull ahead of the Olds... but I don't know...

... BTW it is a 1979 Sedan DeVille.... at first I didn't like the color... as of late, I don't seem to mind it...

bryan1970
10-11-04, 08:41 PM
i wasn't real fond of the bright yellow at first either but it grows on ya. i'm gonna get a licence plate for the front that says "Free Banana Rides" :drinker
plus the yellow looks great when it is clean.

Night Wolf
10-11-04, 11:28 PM
heh, that yellow looks the same if it is just waxed, or very dirty with mud splashes... lol, but really, it hardly shows the dirt at all...

it is hard to keep clean though, dirt and stuff dosn't come off easy like with bb/cc paint... the '79 has acrylic enamel or something... actually, I get alot fo the black drip lines, like where water drips, there are black run marks....

if I really do a good job waxing, I'll get a slight reflection too... not much though... I think I need to compund it....again...

okie
10-12-04, 03:22 AM
i have a 1981 deville with a working 8-6-4 368 with 78k, it does alright, once i get the cruise fixed in it i probably won't even notice it. it's the same color yellow, and it came witht he 8-track am/fm/ cb radio, the cb still works. pretty cool car. only other thing wrong with it is the body fillers.

bryan1970
10-12-04, 02:47 PM
yeah my car stays clean looking until it rains or the dew is real heavy and water beads up on the hood and stuff then i have like a million little black circles all over the car and it looks like it has bben in a barn for 30 years. But man when i sped asll day cleaning and waxing it nothing looks better. especially when i clean all the chrome on the whole car man it sparkles like a new penny. :thumbsup:

The_Mortician
11-14-04, 05:14 AM
Hey not that I wouldn't LOVE a bigger displacement engine. But my Hearse is running a Q-Jet 368 and for a 5000+lb car with 135,000 miles it hauls some ass. Granted, ok here comes everything in order as it was done. K&N 14" Filter, Accel Super-Coil, Killed and removed most emmisions crap, modified exhaust, electric fans, and just recently started deleting the A/C crap. If I can figure out how to bypass the critical drive belt system I'll remove the compressor and smog pump too. So yes it is a just a little guy in the world of big blocks but I'm keeping mine 'til it dies, which probably won't be for a LONG time.

The_Mortician
11-14-04, 05:47 AM
Oh yeah, My engines a happy revver too. Consider this, a 368 is built the same as a 500-425 but with a whole lot less rotating mass. When I need to go I from a stop I put it in first and jump on gas. While driving in the city I drop to 1st and lay into it when speed is needed. On the highway, 60mph-ish, I drop to 2nd and catch the higher end of that gear to GO.