Discussion in 'Big Block Cadillacs' started by 5one9, Aug 6, 2019.
108mph at 4950lbs ain’t bad at all
What are your heads? Ported? Valve size?
Stock heads. Oh wait they are not MTS CNC with 2.18/ 1.85 valves
That certainly helps things along
She finally got fired up and dang she sounds good. The roller cam and full 3” exhaust make for an unbeatable sound. Now to figure out the shifter to actually drive the thing. Worst case is putting the B&M ratchet in. I had planned on the stock column shifter but I’m getting impatient.
What is everyone working on this winter? I’m rebuilding a TH400 I had in the shed to handle the 500 with some nitrous that I’ll add for the grudge drags this coming year.
Right now I’m scrambling to get all my crap together to send out to the machine shop and my self imposed time frame is February...and of course I have to have all of it at once otherwise it’ll be multiple trips.
I dont think I'd like a column shift ,too easy to miss a gear.(from past experience) I Myself was getting my corvair ready for inspection so I could drive it. Had to get the front turn and running lights to work and got those fixed and was working on the wiper switch ,wipers work but the switch is not so good. Since I had to have the key on I didnt notice the electric fuel
was on, and the dang carb flooded,filled the intake ,several cylinders with gas, pulled plugs turned the engine over got all the gas out. Changed oil and filter and pulled carb,darn little clip on the float needle caused the trouble.The carb is fixed(hopefully) and ready to go back on.But that looks to be after the first..
Its the start of a New Year so I hope everyone get all those little picky things fixed and get to enjoy their cars.
I ended up putting the B&M in the car.
Me, I head into surgery Monday morning. So much for getting everything on the car done before hand. Oh well, I tried.
I did manage to spec, and then buy, some components set to mount the cradle of the Ford 8.8 Independent rear into the S10 frame. The materials are probably a bit overkill in terms of material thickness but when dealing with the torque of a twin turboed Caddy 500 it seemed prudent to go Big. Also managed with the help of a friend (and his truck) to get both of my 100 pound propane tanks to the fill station. Their heat will allow me to at least be in the garage following surgery (Lord willing) to practice my TIG welding skills since the doctors says I won't be able to even get on a creeper for six months. The good news? By then my welding might be pretty decent.
Happy New Year to all you Gents!!
bro. "soon to be splayed open" d
(Just for your viewing pleasure I've asked the doctor for pictures during the procedure - You'll be on your own for treats!)
Best wishes for your recovery. You should be a TIG pro by summer.
Not to High Jack the thread by 50ne9 but Darius is that 8.8 IRS unit out of a T-bird?
Yes, it is the 8.8 IRS out a T-bird. Intentionally went with the 3:08 gear set and supplemented them with Detroit TrueTrac version of the Torsen limited slip.
Yes Gentlemen, I survived the surgery. Rough journey but this is my third day home. Still waiting for my mind to catch up.
We’re glad everything went well for you. You’ll be TIGing in no time. I’m assuming you’ve watched all of the YouTube videos showing how ridiculously easy it is?
D. Kids look simple. There you go.
Point made, well made!