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That's nice. I like the two tone. I had an 87 Lincoln Continental that had the same bodystyle that was a deep burghundy... gorgeous car. She was my first car :crying:
 

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That's a nice ad too, the seller knows how to point everything out. I never knew the front end was designed in such a unique fashion. I learned something today!

There's a nice two tone 85 Seville near me for sale with only 58K miles on it, seller is asking best offer. It's a nice car, but I'm just not in the market for an older car.
 

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Yes, what other options do you have for a motor if you were to buy one of the Bustleback Sevilles? Basically almost every motor they had from 80-85 was junk.
The 5.7 diesel and 4.1 were junk, but the 368 V8 they had as an option in 1980 and 1981 is good, and the 4.1 V6 they had in '81 and '82 is alright. Can you drop in a 350 or something else now?
 

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I would expect that you could install a gas 350. However, there may be ECU issues. Best way to solve that is go carb, straight motor and no electronics as the most cost effective install. No sure that is a good idea though.
 

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Would a hi-po 350 out of like a '69 camaro work? I'm not sure, learning towards no.
 

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i wouldnt sweat the deisel one bit. All they did was blow head gaskets and thats way easier than a northstar!!!!!

They also got like 25 mpg or better which for that time was terrific!!!

We had an olds toronado with the 5.7, it was great, good looking, and ya i finally blew the gaskets, they go every 50k miles, but big deal, it was worth it.

My 86 deville had the 4100 too and that treated me super well. Not many engines lasted more than 100k back then. I dont know why everyone bashes them so bad. For their time they were NORMAL.

Plus, all that testing lead to some serious engines that we have now!!!
 

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ooh a 403 would be awesome in that car! all that much torque!
 

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You can buy piggy back ECU or straight ECu replacements for a new 350 engine. This is why you might see a '69 Camaro with fuel injection via a LT1, or LS1 engine. It could be done so long as you bypass all the current engine monitors in the car. A 400HP Z06 'Vette motor would be really cool.
 

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Plus, all that testing lead to some serious engines that we have now!!!
You are right engine development but Caddy's 4-6-8 engine was a disaster as were all their (GM) Diesel offerings. I've not seen a Diesel Toronado, Eldorado, Cutlass, etc in a very long time though in the 80's I recall seeing more than a few. GM now has displacement on demand right but many a fool bought a bad car back in the day!
 
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