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Great Lakes Discussion, Big Midwest Meet! Des Moines, Iowa -- May 18-19 2007 -- Porky's Diner -- Track Time! in Cadillac Clubs, Local Chapters and Regional Forums; Originally Posted by FLNCHM5 Good Lord that was a lot of reading! lol! I hope everyone is doing well. I'm ...
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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

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    Good Lord that was a lot of reading! lol! I hope everyone is doing well. I'm new to this site and don't post that often. After I saw this thread I had to comment. I "Googled" this meet and it's only a 4 hour drive from my house (Montgomery, IL). With this trip my Harvest Yellow 73' Coupe DeVille will officially hit the 50k mile mark (49,733 currently).
    600 mile round trip, 10 miles to the gallon.. yep, should cost me about $300 in gas. lol! I hope the weather holds out.
    Great! hey, you should go to the race (if we have it) to see how the 500 stacks up against a 425 in a lighter car.

    I really want to see your car in person!

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Quote Originally Posted by Benzilla View Post
    Great! hey, you should go to the race (if we have it) to see how the 500 stacks up against a 425 in a lighter car.

    I really want to see your car in person!
    Actually, Ben, the 472 was used in his '73, the 500 wouldn't be used in the deVilles/Calais/Fleetwoods until '75.

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Doh! you're right, lol. well, I'll take down a 472 then

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

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    Doh! you're right, lol. well, I'll take down a 472 then

    Let's not get so cocky Ben, the '73's were 220hp, 365 lb/ft so they've still got some pretty good kick, maybe quicker than your 425.... Only time will tell, and I am one especially wanting to see!

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

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    Doh! you're right, lol. well, I'll take down a 472 then
    Only if you think you can take down a 350 first!

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    lol, great, now I have to have duals with no cats put on in time for may.

    Seriously though, I'll probably lose to all of you, it's just a stock 425 with advanced timing. It can beat a lot of things, but it's no rocket.

    That's why a 500 is going in after this one blows.

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Quote Originally Posted by Benzilla View Post
    lol, great, now I have to have duals with no cats put on in time for may.

    Seriously though, I'll probably lose to all of you, it's just a stock 425 with advanced timing. It can beat a lot of things, but it's no rocket.

    That's why a 500 is going in after this one blows.

    Count me in too! Lets see a 425 take on a 300!

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Quote Originally Posted by Benzilla View Post
    lol, great, now I have to have duals with no cats put on in time for may.

    Seriously though, I'll probably lose to all of you, it's just a stock 425 with advanced timing. It can beat a lot of things, but it's no rocket.

    That's why a 500 is going in after this one blows.
    You guys are correct, it's a 472. However, 220 hp + 4985 pounds = slow.. At the strip all it would be good for is about 20 feet of posi strips and then it falls on it's face. Damn 2 series gearing... Although, my car will run 110 all day without breaking a sweat. Not that I know that.
    If everything goes right, as the wife and I have a baby on the way, I am going to work on the body next fall and focus on the motor the following summer. A steaper cam, shift kit, carb, intake, etc...
    Honestly, I think I going to stay at the Heartland Inn in Iowa City. Then I can get some wings at the Vine. LOL! (Iowa folks will know what that is) I'm pretty excited for this show. It would be nice to be in a show among the "small" Cadillac's..

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Well, lets see, I'm around 4100 pounds, and the 425 is rated anywhere from 180 - 230 hp. I'm probably on the lower end of that because my baby has seen a lot of miles (I mean a lot). The engine has already outlived the original transmission. I just had the carb rebuilt, and she's supposed to be in top running condition. Anything she needs I give her, you can't put a price on a healthy Cadillac. Next comes new paint, then exhaust modding.

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    I cant wait to put the beat down on some large v8's with my trusty 3.6l V6!!


    BWAHAHAH. We will have alot of fun guys! I hope alot of us make the trip up to the drag strip! In case you guys didnt know heres what i was planning for the racing:

    The drag strip is about 90 minutes from Des Moines (site of meet)
    Open race night is friday
    Drag strip is in a college town (Cedar falls)
    We go to the drag strip on friday night
    Some people can meet in Des Moines or other locations and motorcade up
    After racing all night we hit the bars in Cedar falls
    Get hotel rooms in CF
    Leave CF early enough on Saturday to make the meet.

    Thats my rough plan for now on that portion of the weekend.

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Sounds pretty good to me. I believe that I will be there( however it is 5 months away and stuff always comes up). I am also trying to get my buddy to come up with his charger(I know its not a caddy but I still want to race him).

    On a side note, I think that the Vine has the best wings that I have ever tried. Good choice FLNCHM5

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Any word on the CHI guys? Its been awhile since they posted anything. What do you know Nick?

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Boy, this is sure gonna be a big gas bill for this weekend!

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    Im pretty sure theyre all still planning on going. if not im going to have to hurt people......

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    Re: Midwest meet in Spring, '07

    So roughly how many people are we looking at so far?

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