Big Block Twin Turbo 7.0L Cadillac video 2
The build is a 1935 Chevrolet. Ok, since the last video was taken, I've installed the painted cab, and completed most of the build. I designed the steering system around the original 1935 Chevrolet front end. You'll see the engine better, and hear it run. You can here the twin turbos whine, while I rev the 425. It was necessary to leave the original cam, so the power brakes would have plenty of vacuum. The engine pulls 21hg vacuum at 600 idle. The original transmission is a TH400, and Cadillac built them stout to take the 500ftlbs of stock torque. Most people don't know that these engines were capable of this much power, because the book numbers are with all accessories running, and a restrictive airflow. The turbos I installed are sized for a 3.5L engine, and will produce 25psi, while spooling right away. They will not reach the surge limit, because the rev limit of the engine is 5000 rpm. I am using stock dished pistons, because the original compression ratio was 8.5:1. When I checked the cylinder pressure while cranking, it came to 150psi in all cylinders. This computes to 10.2:1 compression under dynamics. The engine power estimates at 6psi Boost are 650hp and 680ftlbs. The limits of the engine are 16psi, and 1100hp. This is the calculated elastic limit of the stock rods, though the heat at 235 psi cylinder pressure before combustion, will melt the edges of the pistons and throw the internal balancing off. I will only be pressing the envelope to 8psi on 92 octane. More to come, and I'll post a video of the first road test.
500 Cadillac Big Block Ready For Dyno
500" Cadillac V-8 Stroked to 526 inches. Ported Iron heads, Bulldog (MTS) single plane intake, CSU Holley 850 carb, 260 duration camshaft, Diamond 10.8:1 Forged pistons, Manley Hemi Nasacar H-beam rods, Stroker crankshaft, Kooks custom 2" primary 304 stainless Jet Hot coated headers. On the Dyno at B&B machine in Lynbrook Long Island. Glenn trying out the Dominator carb.
Chevy 20" Lift 49" Tires with Big Block 454
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1983 Cadillac Coupe Deville d'Elegance with 454 Big Block! First Start & Brake-In!
1983 Cadillac Coupe Deville d'Elegance with 454 Big Block! First Start & Brake-In! My 454HO Engine Specifications: 454 + .060 (468) Bore 4.310 in. Cast #361959 Mark IV 2 Bolt Main, 2 Piece Rear Main. Precision-machined, factory cast-steel crank Stroke 4.00 in. Turned .020 & .020, Balanced & Micro Polished, Reconditioned factory truck rods & Balanced 6.135, Ross 88767 22cc forged pistons, COMP CAMS K11-242-3, Factory cylinder heads 336781 OVAL ports with bigger 2.19/1.88 valves installed with fresh surfacing & valve job with matching lifers, rockers & springs, EDELBROCK 7561 RPM Intake, Malory HEI distributor with M35 plugs & wires, M77H oil pump, drag pan & a 850 CMF carb. With tuning completed I should be rewarded with 460 to 480 hp and an impressive 550 lb-ft that should annihilate some asphalt.