Today's Racing Question: Studs or Norm's?
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 28
Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Today's Racing Question: Studs or Norm's? in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; So we are about to drop the engine on the 94 sls and the question is should we go with ...
  1. #1
    bigds01 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 1994 Seville SLS
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    137

    Today's Racing Question: Studs or Norm's?

    So we are about to drop the engine on the 94 sls and the question is should we go with Norm's or studs? Which is easier to install? Is there any real difference if I am only expecting another 3-5k miles (albeit under really heavy conditions)?

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Krashed989's Avatar
    Krashed989 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 94 Eldorado, and a 99 ETC
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Hilo, Hawaii
    Age
    27
    Posts
    3,887

    Re: Today's Racing Question: Studs or Norm's?

    I can't say which is better because personally I've never heard of either failing. I can say that studs are most often used in race cars though, but that's mostly because you don't have to replace them every time you r&r the heads. It's really a matter of opinion. Personally I would go with the studs, but others might want Norms.

  4. #3
    97EldoCoupe's Avatar
    97EldoCoupe is offline U.S. Patent #8,740,532 - www.studkit.com
    Automobile(s): 97 ETC, 04 Bonneville GXP, 2010 Sierra SLT crew cab /4x4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    London, Ontario
    Age
    28
    Posts
    2,514

    Re: Today's Racing Question: Studs or Norm's?

    bigds01 - are you the man who called me a while ago regarding that race you plan to be in? Let me know the progress of that. I'm quite interested.

  5. #4
    bigds01 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 1994 Seville SLS
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    137
    Thread Starter

    Re: Today's Racing Question: Studs or Norm's?

    Quote Originally Posted by 97EldoCoupe View Post
    bigds01 - are you the man who called me a while ago regarding that race you plan to be in? Let me know the progress of that. I'm quite interested.

    Yup Jake that was me. We haven't started the tear down yet, which is why I haven't ordered the kit. I am strongly leaning towards studs.

  6. #5
    Taspeed's Avatar
    Taspeed is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 97 Cadillac SLS
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Elwood, IL
    Age
    39
    Posts
    61

    Re: Today's Racing Question: Studs or Norm's?

    Studs hands down. Just by sheer design the inserts can fail, but studs are far superior. They will likely be a permanent fixture as well.

  7. #6
    STSS is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): '03 STS 122K, '01 STS 161K - 3/3/11
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Grafton, Ohio
    Age
    30
    Posts
    671

    Re: Today's Racing Question: Studs or Norm's?

    +1 for studs

  8. #7
    eyekandyboats.inc's Avatar
    eyekandyboats.inc is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2001 DTS(140K), 2000 ETC(284K), 1990 allante( 80K)
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Tottenham, Ontario,Canada
    Posts
    1,914

    Re: Today's Racing Question: Studs or Norm's?

    +2 for studs.

  9. #8
    bigds01 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 1994 Seville SLS
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    137
    Thread Starter

    Re: Today's Racing Question: Studs or Norm's?

    The studs have it.

  10. #9
    eyekandyboats.inc's Avatar
    eyekandyboats.inc is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2001 DTS(140K), 2000 ETC(284K), 1990 allante( 80K)
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Tottenham, Ontario,Canada
    Posts
    1,914

    Re: Today's Racing Question: Studs or Norm's?

    Thats what she said!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by bigds01 View Post
    The studs have it.

  11. #10
    94CaddyConcours's Avatar
    94CaddyConcours is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 1994 CADILLAC DEVILLE CONCOURS, 350ZR
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    LONG BEACH KALIFORNIA, HOUSTON
    Posts
    444

    Re: Today's Racing Question: Studs or Norm's?

    And Jake will be happy yo assist you not only about stud but other invaluable answer. Supporting Jake is like supporting this forum. Plus I'm sure you would love to race the engine again should it has a blown head gasket after the stud.

  12. #11
    97EldoCoupe's Avatar
    97EldoCoupe is offline U.S. Patent #8,740,532 - www.studkit.com
    Automobile(s): 97 ETC, 04 Bonneville GXP, 2010 Sierra SLT crew cab /4x4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    London, Ontario
    Age
    28
    Posts
    2,514

    Re: Today's Racing Question: Studs or Norm's?

    I thank everyone for the support! The studs are officially patent pending after months and months of write-ups, engineering drawings, more testing, more development, having a patent attorney and an engineer visit the shop from New York, more drawings, more write-ups... The final submission was 34 pages in length not including the drawings.

    I'd never met such an educated man that was so down to earth about things. The engineer that came spent a few hours with me discussing all kinds of different ideas. His wife was apparently upset with him because he had a Northstar block in the bedroom that had studs on one side and stock bolts screwed into place on the other..,

  13. #12
    STSS is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): '03 STS 122K, '01 STS 161K - 3/3/11
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Grafton, Ohio
    Age
    30
    Posts
    671

    Re: Today's Racing Question: Studs or Norm's?

    Quote Originally Posted by 97EldoCoupe View Post
    he had a Northstar block in the bedroom
    Thats a REAL man....

  14. #13
    stssteve is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 1998 Crimson STS now sold/ 2008 cts 1SB Black Raven 3.6DI
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    31

    Re: Today's Racing Question: Studs or Norm's?

    +1 for the studs. I had them installed well over a year and 20+K mi on them. Prior to having this done I was contemplating selling the car a year after the repair. Now... I love my Caddy more than ever. My driving consists of driving from a downtown area through heavy traffic and then expressway driving to and from work aprox 75mi/day of mixed driving. These things have defiantely passed the test!

  15. #14
    00 Deville's Avatar
    00 Deville is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 02 Deville / 04 Deville
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
    Age
    49
    Posts
    2,595

    Re: Today's Racing Question: Studs or Norm's?

    Quote Originally Posted by 97EldoCoupe View Post
    His wife was apparently upset with him because he had a Northstar block in the bedroom that had studs on one side and stock bolts screwed into place on the other..,
    She was upset because she wanted Studs on both sides...

  16. #15
    Submariner409's Avatar
    Submariner409 is offline If it won't run, stick on fender vents
    Automobile(s): 2002.5 F55 STS/65500mi, 2004 Ford F150 SuperCab4x4
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    MD Eastern Shore - Kent Island
    Age
    75
    Posts
    45,947

    Re: Today's Racing Question: Studs or Norm's?

    Post #12: You know how macho your are by counting the number of cylinders you own - everything from the Cadillac to the log splitter and leaf blowers.

    I have 43.

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting