: any pointers

01-31-06, 10:59 PM
I have a 87 brougham. I want to put a 500 cadillac motor in. Any pionters or suggestions?

Also, My caddy needs a paint job can the vinyl top be painted?

02-01-06, 01:01 AM
It's a fairly straightforward swap. You can use a TH400, driveshaft, and rear out of a 425 RWD car if you want, the rear will likely be 2.28 which is great for economy on the highway but kills acceleration.

As for the vinyl, it can be dyed... if you're asking if it can be removed and the metal under it painted, then sort of. Vinyl on these cars is padded AFAIK, so the metal underneith is pretty far down there, so painted metal would probably look funny. If the vinyl is in good shape, see if a shop can dye it for you, otherwise get a new top in the color you want installed.