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I've searched but I cant seem to find the info I seek, and it seems like you guys know alot about this stuff

What are the main diffrences year by year for the 1980 Fleet Brougham to the 1992 one?

For the money are you better off getting a early 80's car to mid 80's car instead of a 90's car. They are basically the same right?

Finally I plan on a 500 engine swap so what year would be the easiest straight forward swap?
 

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Look thru this if you'd like: http://100megsfree4.com/cadillac/

From 77 through 81 the 425/368 engine was used, and if you want a 500 this is the way to go. 82-85, they got the HT4100 4.1L engine, which is underpowered at best, and not a very easy conversion for a 500. 86-90 got the 307, which will move the car, but not well, and I haven't seen any 500 swaps there.

If you can find a well maintained 77-81, that's your best bet.
 

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A 455ci Olds will sit right into a 307 equipped '86 through '92 ( also any 350ci diesel ). The big Olds is also a torque monster. A little easier to find performance stuff.

Along those same lines, '90 up could have the Chevy 350ci. You can do some remarkable stuff with a small block chevy for cheap.

Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of the 500ci Caddy in the down sized Brougham. This one I'd like to do myself.
 

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jmblimo said:
A 455ci Olds will sit right into a 307 equipped '86 through '92 ( also any 350ci diesel ). The big Olds is also a torque monster. A little easier to find performance stuff.

I'm thinking if I can't find a 95 brougham, that will be the next move on my white 85' ...
 

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I don't think the tranny and rear end behind the 307 will like the power of the 455. And if you have to replace/stregnthen those, you could almost as easily go with the 500/th400.
 

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I don't think the tranny and rear end behind the 307 will like the power of the 455. And if you have to replace/stregnthen those, you could almost as easily go with the 500/th400.
The rear will have to go but not the tranny, just slighty modified.
 
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