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    Re: 1984 Coupe DeVille Engine Swap!

    Yes! Thank you cs!!!

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    Re: 1984 Coupe DeVille Engine Swap!

    No problem, just let me know if you need anymore details. My suggestion would be to do the starter coil wire and starter main wire(from the battery) so you can here it crank. Once you hear the engine cranking, the more you'll want to finish the car...especially since you just have a couple wires left to get it going.

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    Re: 1984 Coupe DeVille Engine Swap!

    Cough cough cough... Man it's dusty in here. Hang on, let me turn on the light. *CLICK* There we go!

    Dang, it's been a while, hasn't it? I've been saying that I need to work on my DeVille for a long long loooong time. Guess what? I finally did! I've got some new parts, and some more on the way. I went over to my cousin's house this weekend and got a little work done too! Here's what's new:

    I bought myself a brand new radiator for a 1980 DeVille with the 368 big block, so it should cool my Olds 350 just fine. It is the same radiator that came in my '84, except that it only has a trans cooler and no oil cooler (which my Olds engine doesn't have anyway). The only huge difference is that the trans cooler hook-ups are on the back of the radiator (engine side) instead of the front of the radiator (grille side) on the 1980.


    Fortunately, the GM parts interchange gods smiled on me, and I found out that the ends of my trans lines had factory adapters on them that allowed them to put the front-mount radiator hook-ups on them. I was able to simply unbolt them and now my trans coolers will bolt directly to my rear-mount trans cooler hook-ups. The ends of the cooler lines even have the right size bolts on them! Wooo! These are the adapters that I took off.


    I went to dry-fit my new radiator, and it sits on the two rubber holsters of the bottom of my fan shroud's lower section. What I didn't realize is that even though the new engine sits in the same spot as the old one, since it is physically bigger, the crank pulley and the power steering pump pulley hit the shroud. So I took both halves of my fan shroud home, got out the hand-held jigsaw, and chopped the excess off so it will clear the pulleys. Don't worry, I already checked to see if the fan sits farther forward in the shroud housing, and it does. So it will still pull air through the radiator.


    I went back today and checked the fit of my newly trimmed fan shroud. Everything cleared beautifully. I'm insanely happy.


    This is my awesomely cool work space.


    You can see a little of the front end of the parts runner in this one:


    And if all of that wasn't enough, my 1984 Factory Service Manual came in early! Our dog loves the smell of books, and he jumped up and started licking it right out of the package! Not that I wasn't drooling myself.


    I've got some more parts on the way, which should be here early next week. I've got a new high pressure power steering hose on order for a 1983 Olds Delta 88 (which I used the engine accessories from) that looks like it will work on both the pump AND the steering box. I've also ordered the fuel pressure regulator that csbuckn suggested a few pages ago. That should be here early this week too. I've got work for the next few days, but after that I've got seven days off. (I work a weird schedule.) I will be back on it this weekend with a slew of new parts and more time to play. I can't wait. I couldn't believe how happy it made me to get my hands on this old car again!

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    Re: 1984 Coupe DeVille Engine Swap!




    Wait... no.


    Sorry, it's just a habit now.


    HOORAY FOR COUPE PROGRESS!

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    Re: 1984 Coupe DeVille Engine Swap!

    YAY! CDV NEARS ROAD WORTHINESS!!

    Fantastic news Matt! Glad to hear you're back at it! Final push?

    Winston is as excited about finishing it as you are!
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    Wicked Awesome Sweet.


    One day, I will be able to start my engine swap...and then I too can invest three years in it.

    Great progress, Matt. Keep it coming.

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    Re: 1984 Coupe DeVille Engine Swap!

    Wow! This thread LIVES! Looking forward to more posts.
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    Re: 1984 Coupe DeVille Engine Swap!

    Just as long as Winston don't find your manual too tasty!

    Looks like we all got the bug to get our babies going! This will be the summer of Cadillac for the whole gang.
    Hopefully I can get a chance next week to see it for myself!

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    Re: 1984 Coupe DeVille Engine Swap!

    I APPROVE OF THE ABOVE STATEMENT.

    Craig is on a cross country trip, Dave is gettin' the Talisman back to her former glory, Matt is getting the CDV back on the road, Chamus nears his 500 swap, and I got a whole slug of stuff waiting for my Alexandra

    The summer of Cadillac.

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    Re: 1984 Coupe DeVille Engine Swap!

    I also agree. tis the season. I just fired up my 69 for the first time in almost a year!

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    I need to get some more work done on my FWB...mainly suspension. That back end is sagging pretty good. Also need to get an exhaust leak fixed (due to the sagging rear end bumping the pipes.) Then I can drive it.
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    Re: 1984 Coupe DeVille Engine Swap!

    Don't forget Craig has Babe about ready to "part the Pri'i" in California!

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    Re: 1984 Coupe DeVille Engine Swap!

    Hahaha, thanks for all of the kind words, guys. I saw an 80's Coupe in the junkyard's new arrival section, and it tipped me over the edge to start working on my DeVille again. I can't let that happen.

    Today my 1983 Olds Delta 88 high pressure power steering hose showed up at the parts store. Since that is what my engine accessories were robbed from, I figured I'd get the hose for that car and see how it fit. Turns out it fits well. REALLY well. To the point where it looks factory...


    After I got home I found a box on the counter from Summit. Popped it open and found more cool parts!


    That box contained a smaller, fancier box...


    And that box had a fuel pressure regulator in it! Rock N Roll, Summit Racing!


    Figured I'd post these few updates, just to keep stuff moving.

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    Re: 1984 Coupe DeVille Engine Swap!

    Way to go Matt!


    Oooo.....all the Cadillac goodness!
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    I'd try to mount that regulator around the same spot as the height sensor and put a fuel pressure gauge right before the carb. I'm probably gonna do that too.

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