11-28-03, 09:03 PM
My name is Joe and I bought a 78 coupe deville w/425 and a th400.
I bought the car about 6 months ago and have been daily driving it ever since. Any helpfull advise would be appreciated. 350 chevy swaps? weather strips and were to get them?
11-28-03, 09:49 PM
Welcome aboard.... thanks for signing up :wave:
Do you have any pictures.... How about mileage and condition......
Why dont you start a new thread in the CDV and SDV section about some concerns!
11-28-03, 10:22 PM
The car has 150,000 miles on it. I rebuilt the 400 and put a b&m shift kit in it. I have rebuilt the front control arms. Just did the brakes all around, shocks, steering. I added a rear sway bar (junk yard parts).
I'm considering a 350 chevy with a 700R4. I will have few pictures soon.
11-29-03, 12:11 AM
You have a 425 and a th400. If you're going to swap something, let it be a cad 500. It's almost the same block, and it will bolt right in. The th400 is a good transmission combo with the 500. There are quite a few performance parts for the 500.
Ah I see you have another thread on this, I guess I'll reply there too.
11-29-03, 12:22 PM
What motor is in your 78, I'll assume that you have a 425 also.
11-29-03, 11:24 PM
Mine? Yep it's a 425. She's no speed demon. I'm either swapping a 500 in as I suggested to you, or I'm trading it to my grandma for my old 75 Deville with a 500 already in it. I'm looking into turbocharging whichever 500 I end up with, although the engine bay in the 78 doesn't provide much room at all.
Welcome my good man. if you need any info on the older model caddy hearses & ambulances im your man. :)