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500-CID said:
Dave, I think you know my answer..:burn:
Yeah I guess so :D What kind of 75 Caddy do ya have?

MMNineInchNails said:
You really want that q-jet, huh? what cfm is it?
795cfm I believe and I don't see enough differance between a QJet and any other carb to justify spending any money on it.. keeping in mind that I already have the QJet so I won't need to spend any money on it except maybe some carb cleaner.
 

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500-CID said:
Its a coupe deville:D
Hey all who is looking for carbs, rebuilt carbs or to have yours rebuilt. There is a guy down the street from my house (4 doors down) who does that all day long. I know he has stuff on ebay his website is carbdoctor.com He did the carb on my chevelle and it is a work of art. Completely cromed out, and looks/works great
 

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BlackoutSpecV said:
I'd buy a 1989 Nissan 240SX throw a turbo on it and throw on some a 100 shot of nitrous and walla! Instant low 13 sec 1/4's!
Blackout, I've seen several of your posts and I really need to ask a question. I'm not being a jerk so don't get emotional abouthis, it's just curiosity.
People ask questions related to buying or working on a Cadillac and invariably you seem to memtion how you would spend the money on some sort of Asian import. And that wasn't what was asked. Your info descrices you as a "Cadillac fan" but you don't own one and keep telling everyone to buy Jap.
My question is, Why are you here ? Wouldn't you honestly be happier spending your time at a forum dedicated to the cars you seem to love so much ?
Just honest curiosity.
You don't have to own a Cadillac to join this forum, but you don't even seem to like them at all.
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I don't own a Cadillac either. Don't even own an American car. Mine are Japanese, Swedish, and German.

But I'm emotional about the Cadillacs my parents had when I was growing up--I loved those cars (and I loved IN those cars! :histeric: ). Even after my test-drive of an Acura TL Friday I'm still very likely to pick up a DeVille when the time comes.
 

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Elvis said:
I don't own a Cadillac either. Don't even own an American car. Mine are Japanese, Swedish, and German.

But I'm emotional about the Cadillacs my parents had when I was growing up--I loved those cars (and I loved IN those cars! :histeric: ). Even after my test-drive of an Acura TL Friday I'm still very likely to pick up a DeVille when the time comes.
I didn't mean to imply you had to own one. But I've yet to read Blackout having any kind of positive comment about Cadillacs. Or any other American car.
Maybe it's because I worked for GM for quite a few years, I don't know.
But you said yourself, you like the cars. That's a major difference.
 

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bob2231 said:
I didn't mean to imply you had to own one. But I've yet to read Blackout having any kind of positive comment about Cadillacs. Or any other American car.
Maybe it's because I worked for GM for quite a few years, I don't know.
But you said yourself, you like the cars. That's a major difference.
As for the original post about a $2500 dollar build
Some of your prices are a bit high
from me a cam springs and lifters are about $400
pistons are a little under $400
need to add rings $80 or a bit more
youll need gaskets/bearings
what you really left out is machine work and that will add around $1000 to your build if you intend to do it right
something to remember about a SBC build is that the engine will in no way or shape move a 4000 lb caddy like a 472/500 will even in near stock form
if you decide to do something i can steer you in the right direction and save you some money
later
 

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and oh yeah

JWalker said:
As for the original post about a $2500 dollar build
Some of your prices are a bit high
from me a cam springs and lifters are about $400
pistons are a little under $400
need to add rings $80 or a bit more
youll need gaskets/bearings
what you really left out is machine work and that will add around $1000 to your build if you intend to do it right
something to remember about a SBC build is that the engine will in no way or shape move a 4000 lb caddy like a 472/500 will even in near stock form
if you decide to do something i can steer you in the right direction and save you some money
later
there are alot more parts missing such as pushrods /rod bolts/head and main bolts/header flanges to convert your chevy headers
and on and on
 

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JWalker said:
As for the original post about a $2500 dollar build
Some of your prices are a bit high
from me a cam springs and lifters are about $400
pistons are a little under $400
need to add rings $80 or a bit more
youll need gaskets/bearings
what you really left out is machine work and that will add around $1000 to your build if you intend to do it right
something to remember about a SBC build is that the engine will in no way or shape move a 4000 lb caddy like a 472/500 will even in near stock form
if you decide to do something i can steer you in the right direction and save you some money
later
If you were talking about my 500 build up, that was mostly off the top of my head. It doesn't make much differance anyway since I can't afford to do anything other than a pretty much stock engine. I'm hoping I can do it without rebuilding the engine. There's a rusty coupe Deville up the street that I have to ask the person about.. dunno if its a 472 or a 500.
 

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davesdeville said:
If you were talking about my 500 build up, that was mostly off the top of my head. It doesn't make much differance anyway since I can't afford to do anything other than a pretty much stock engine. I'm hoping I can do it without rebuilding the engine. There's a rusty coupe Deville up the street that I have to ask the person about.. dunno if its a 472 or a 500.
75 & 76 DeVilles had square headlights and came from the factory with 500's. 68-74 DeVilles had 472's.
 

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Dave,
Sorry to find this so late. You were right in the beginning about parts and building up a 500. A STOCK 500 ('71-73) makes 375 hp and 500 ft.lbs. of torque. The best engine, the'70 Eldo, makes 400 hp/550 ft.lbs.. The last of the 500's, the '76, was the lowest at 300 hp and 468 ft.lbs..
The Edelbrock intake is specifically made for the original Q-Jet. Also, the original Q-Jet on all 472/500's is 800 cfm which is good to 500 hp. The STOCK A-6 compressor will not fit. This is what they are refering to. However, the newer style R-4 compressor might. You will have to modify/have made new A/C hoses. At the worst, you would have to build a compressor mounting bracket that raises the R-4 compressor.
While parts cost more for a 472/500, you START with much more and for a lot less. To have the Q-Jet get a performance rebuilt (the Carb Shop for example) is $300. They will professionally rebuild and set the carb up to your car/engine specs.

davesdeville said:
An Edelbrock performer manifold (2115) can be used with a QJet. Found that out by rereading Cad Companys catalogue.
 

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Cadillac Pat said:
To have the Q-Jet get a performance rebuilt (the Carb Shop for example) is $300. They will professionally rebuild and set the carb up to your car/engine specs.
I'm glad I went ahead and rebuilt mine myself if it was going to cost me $300.. What do they do to call it a "performance rebuild"? Change jets, metering rods or something?
 
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