I realize that most people don't want Cadillacs for hot rods and all that, but at the same time, I see no point in having such a sweet ride, all that technology, and all that power into a car that only old people generally can afford, and then other people just keeping them mainly stock because very few people make performance parts for them. I have a '94 Eldorado 4.6 that I am absolutely in love with, and even more so do I love hearing people talk shit about them in comparison to their little 4 cyl rice burners as it clearly shows intimidation. I'm not an ******* with it.....ok maybe a little bit, but not too much. My dilemma is this: why couldn't a Cadillac, which generally speaking you can get a little older one with the same specs and style as some new ones, relatively inexpensively, be modified to accept a larger crate engine, such as a 350 LS1/LS2, which would rocket the horsepower, without sacrificing the luxury of driving a good old Caddy? I was really excited to get to work on suping it up, with air intakes, exhaust, perhaps a universal turbo, and all this stuff, but I usually find that these motors are pretty much maxed out from the factory. Therefore, trade the motor, keep the body, and mod an engine they make mods for. I would like to drop an LS2, 400 hp, 364 6.0 Corvette engine in mine, which I could do within my price range. The hidden fees like the alternators and ecm and all that isn't really unnegotiatable either. But will it work? Can I change this car over to accept that type of motor, with ETC and all that? Will it fit? Welding and chassis work is not a problem, but this car will see some drag time, and I don't want to stick with the 6 second times forever. It's got potential to be mean and I would like to know how to harness this. If this won't work, does anyone know of another engine I can drop in it? Any ideas, answers, and opinions will be much appreciated. Thanks a lot, and maybe I won't feel like the only guy in the world that's ever considered this.
P.s. If you're one of those people who think this is blasphemy for doing this to a Cadillac or think I'm just a moron for not buying a little Mustang or something, (not trying to be rude), but please don't even bother replying to this thread, wasting my time, and making both our blood pressures rise. It's not healthy and I don't need another person to try and change my mind as it has failed to do so yet. Thanks again.