390 Cadillac New guy

Discussion in 'Early Cadillac Engines' started by Roothawg, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. 8ad-f85

    8ad-f85 Active Member

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    :D I feel the same sometimes.
     
  2. Roothawg

    Roothawg New Member

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    Bueller.......Bueller........
     
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    Yeah, we usually stick to talking about the big Cadillac engine's around here. I guess it's just too damn hard to find good speed parts. How's the build going?
     
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    I actually haven't done much. I have the motor disassembled and I have been calling around to every lead I get on Caddy gurus. I have met some nice people, but still haven't found "that guy" that is all knowing. I am building a folder of info. I think I have a cam figured out and Venolia said they will build me a custom set of pistons. I am getting ready to take it to the machine shop, once I get all of the grinding and smoothing done. I tend to go overboard and end up polishing the block to look like a new nickle.
     
  6. 8ad-f85

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    What specific info are you looking for?
    Do you have a performance goal in mind?
    What are your plans with the induction in order to achieve those goals, talking head work, flow, power potential.
    Understanding what the short block can handle or how it needs to be built is one aspect of this.
    The other is how the top end is going to make this happen.
    These don't need a special guy to come to fruition, just a very basic understanding of how engines work.
    Just guessing that you are going for less than 500hp...this should be a walk in the park.
     

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