JCB,More info please?
Excuse my ignorance but could explain what other parts ect are reqd
Thanks and much appreciated.
Thanks for your response. I have just purchased my 429 motor. I can get the adapter to a BOP or SBC from Cad500 with the flywheel ect, so I need a bell housing and clutch. How much for the bellhousing?JCB,
You will need a Cadillac specific flywheel. Normal BOP 4 speed flywheel housings will work. If you want to run a T56, there are custom flywheel housings available. I ran a TKO 600 5-speed on a stock aluminum Pontiac housing. Currently I am using a T56 Magnum with a Quick Time steel housing. The only other special thing is the trans input shaft support bearing. There are custom ones available that fit into the torque converter recess in the crank. I have always had the crankshaft machined for a standard GM bushing. You can drill the crank hole deeper but some just shorten the input shaft. The first time I mounted a tranny behind my Caddy I drilled it out with a hand drill. I didn't want to shorten the shaft on the trans in case I wanted to use it elsewhere.
Not sure how rowdy your cam will be but something I learned when I first ran the TKO 600 was I needed a lower gear. I was running 29.5" tall tires with 3:25 gears and when shifting into OD at normal speeds the engine would pull down too low and wasn't happy. I had a big solid roller cam and it idled around 1250 rpm. I had to run 80 mph to use OD! This go round I am running 28.4" tall rear wheels with a 3.70 gear. If your cam is closer to stock the Cadillac torque will pull you along at almost an idle.
If I'm not mistaken, Quickdraw is Lakewood.The Aluminum one is thick walled but not sfi. costs between $495-630 depends who you buy from. Moderndriveline had cheepest price of $495 . Looks like it should work on the Caddy also. Has multiple patterns drilled, claims Olds, Pontiac, Buick applications. has dual starter pockets for OE starter locations and accommodates up to 168 tooth flywheel. I am might get this one. I think company called quickdraw makes it.