: 389 hp 465 ft/lbs of torque!



96Fleetwood
04-01-06, 09:26 AM
Guess who is now blown! That's right.. I will try to scan the dyno sheet and post it later today. Also had the 3:73 gears, posi, and PCM tuning done at the same time. Let's see what she can do at the track...

:crybaby:

http://www.richmonddubs.com/gallery/albums/leloz/sig_001.jpg

Destroyer
04-01-06, 09:37 AM
Guess who is now blown! That's right.. I will try to scan the dyno sheet and post it later today. Also had the 3:73 gears, posi, and PCM tuning done at the same time. Let's see what she can do at the track...

:crybaby:

http://www.richmonddubs.com/gallery/albums/leloz/sig_001.jpgSweeeeet!. I say she dips into the mid 13's. Now that is a sleeper!. Keep us posted.

Katshot
04-01-06, 09:39 AM
Mark me jealous. Congrats.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-01-06, 10:03 AM
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! :D


Thats something that you definetly couldnt do with a Town Car!

N0DIH
04-01-06, 04:48 PM
Nice! A friend of mine just SC'd his moderate LS1 Z28. He is clocking around 125 on the speedo it the 1/4 mile now, and needing to shift into 5th right around the end of the 1/4.

Those SC's are brutal!

Keep us posted on the track times!

caddycruiser
04-01-06, 05:01 PM
Um, guys...you do know today is April Fool's, don't you:thumbsup:

Don't take it too seriously. I sure didn't when I read it on another board this morning.:rolleyes:

N0DIH
04-01-06, 06:17 PM
Doh!

96Fleetwood
04-01-06, 06:21 PM
APRIL FOOLS!!! :crybaby:

Destroyer
04-01-06, 06:51 PM
APRIL FOOLS!!! :crybaby: Jerk. Wanted to see if I was right on with that 13.5 1/4 mile estimate. :thepan:

N0DIH
04-01-06, 07:40 PM
Sounds like it would be, the SD455 T/A's were 13.54 stock with 310 hp (net) and 390 lb/ft torque with a 3800 lb/ft. So I would expect it to be about that, as a small block making more hp and torque always still runs slower than a BB of less power. Oh, and that is on stock 1973 tires, which aren't good for 1/4mi drags....

caddycruiser
04-01-06, 08:18 PM
APRIL FOOLS!!! :crybaby:

It was a good one, and actually not that far fetched, but I'm still suprised I was the only one who knew all along...:rolleyes:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-01-06, 08:34 PM
That was pretty believeable, so I'll give it to you!

I was thinking about putting a supercharger on that Roadmaster, but then I realized I didnt have the $3000 necessary.... :(

Night Wolf
04-02-06, 12:54 AM
I was gonna say....

I mean, a stock 500 is already pushing 300hp and 460 ft-lbs torque....

ocjmakaveli
04-02-06, 01:59 AM
It turns out caddyguy knew whatg his plans were from the beginning so he knew he wouldnt just change plans all of a sudden.

Although to me I thought it was plausible since he was doing so many mods so quickly and I would only expect someone to post after having a mod done usually not before.

Although being believeable is what makes a good joke :thumbsup:

96Fleetwood
04-02-06, 09:48 AM
Haha, thanks guys :thumbsup:

The future plans include 383 mated to a T56 or 6L80E :) in about 2 years.

The part about the posi and gears is exact and should be completed in the next couple of months.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-02-06, 12:34 PM
T56 Tremec? Like a 6 speed manual in a Fleetwood Brougham??? Awesome!

96Fleetwood
04-02-06, 12:52 PM
T56 Tremec? Like a 6 speed manual in a Fleetwood Brougham??? Awesome!

Yep, it has been done before to one other Fleetwood. I hope to be number 2.

http://www.uniquekind.net/caddypage/Images/FinalDays07.JPG

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-02-06, 02:39 PM
Good lord that is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

My auto mechanics teacher was telling us once about an Impala SS with a tremec T-56, super stiff clutch and the supercharger...cool car.


Where did you find the pics of that car?

96Fleetwood
04-02-06, 03:33 PM
That car used to belong to Bill Crovo, he is a member of this board. He sold the car right after he finished it. Here is the page:

http://www.uniquekind.net/caddypage/

Also visit:

http://www.bigfastcar.com/

That is where Bill got his T56 installed in his Fleetwood and is also where the Impala guys mainly go for the T56 conversions.


I have also seen one Marauder and a handful of Crown Vics/Marquis with the T5 or T56. It is a MUCH easier modification on the B/Dbody GMs.

Haven't found a TC with a manual yet :eek:

caddycruiser
04-02-06, 03:56 PM
Yeah, there's actually a lot of 6-speed Caprices and Impalas out there.

Definately an interesting mod, and even more so in a big boat like the Fleetwood:thumbsup:

By the way, I still look to Bill's '96 as inspiration for my '95 that's the same color...don't exactly want to make it a stick or drag-ready, but I LOVED the look of his car:
http://www.uniquekind.net/caddypage/Images/FinalDays02.JPG

If I, for whatever reason, don't end up sticking with chromed Brougham wheels in the future, I'd love to do a wheel/tire combo just like this^^ too.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-02-06, 04:31 PM
Good Lord! That looks awesome!

caddycruiser
04-02-06, 05:10 PM
Here's his sites if you want to see more:

1) http://www.uniquekind.net/caddypage/

2) http://www.uniquekind.net/caddypage/OldMainPage.html

The first is some pics when he sold it, and the second is the main page which shows a progression of what all was done to it.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-02-06, 10:35 PM
Ohhhhh I get it! You guys are trying to get me back to the Fleetwoods!

96Fleetwood
04-02-06, 10:42 PM
Well I see you are 18.. I don't know about you... but I am 26 and can save the plush ride for when I am at least 70. Till then, I want some good power, decent handling, killer looks, and cheap insurance= LT1 Fleetwood (why I need cheap insurance is a story for another day).

In 2 years I will be buying my Dad's 2006 SRT-8 Charger and the Fleetwood will be put to rest as a daily driver and become mainly a show vehicle. :thumbsup:

Moral of story: Fleetwood > TownCar

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-02-06, 11:02 PM
If I didnt care about the plush ride, I probably would have never bought a Cadillac, atleast not a Sedan deVille, but something sportier like a Eldorado or Seville.

I like the super smooth ride of a Town Car, I like the looks, I like the interior, I like the gadgets (trip computer, full instrumentation, adjustable steering) I like the neat rear suspension design, while the power isnt much to begin with, its modifiable also, but not as much as the LT1, and the insurance is cheap also.

But the Fleetwood will always get more respect by the hot-rod crowd, and for the most part, the mainstream crowd, mainly because its super rare and impressively large.

So yes, for all performance purposes, Fleetwood Brougham > Town Car