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IM amazed that theres not several 472-500 CADDY V8 powered (Z) cars,

engine size is between the small block and big block chevy, weights closer to the small block,

, they came with turbo 400 trans attached in some of the cars

headers flanges are available, and 500 ft lbs of tq and 375 hp is so easy to get its ludacris, engines are cheap in salvage yards

 

http://www.500cid.com/

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http://www.caddyinfo.com/

 

 

http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Pit/9364/

 

http://www.chrfab.com/Engines.htm

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Hey Paul, the Z looks great! Keep up the good work and don't pay any mind to the "nay-sayers".   Mark

I'm planning on using the 4.0 aurora version of the northstar if that counts. :D

a friend and I were discussing engines the other day and he brought this one up. Care to share some details on it (redline, torque, hp, modability, weight, etc)? Weren't all of those cars FWD; what are your plans to get around that?

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NO they were not ALL FWD some 472-500 caddys were RWD,cars and ALL those engines can be bolted to TH400 transmisions with the correct bolt pattern

 

check some of the links, 400hp/500 ft lbs is easy to get,redline depends on components used but stock 5000 rpm is about max

 

this cam

http://www.cranecams.com/?show=browseParts&lvl=2&prt=5&Vehicle_Type=Auto&Cylinders=8&Engine_Make=CADILLAC&Year=1970&Engine_Size=368-500%20C.I.&partNumber=1020631&partType=camshaft

 

and this intake

 

Cadillac 472-500 V8

Performer Cadillac (idle-5500 rpm)

This Performer is designed for 1968-76 Cadillac 472 and 500 cubic-inch engines. For either square- or spread-bore carbs, #2115 is the first intake designed specifically for high-performance Cadillacs using standard heads. Like all Edelbrock Performers, this manifold increases torque and horsepower from idle to 5500 rpm. The broad power band is ideal for high-performance street and engine swap applications. Specs on this non-EGR manifold include a carb pad height that’s 3" taller than stock. Dropped divider wall evens air/fuel ratio throughout the rpm range. Stock air conditioning compressor will not fit.

 

 

Performer Cadillac .....#2115*

 

work well together

parts are available

http://www.powerpro2000.com/lb_cadillac.htm

 

http://www.performanceunlimited.com/documents/engineweights.html

 

http://users.elknet.net/mts/page14.html

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Guest JAMIE T

A hot rodder friend of mine has been wanting me to put a 500 caddy in a Z for the 3 years. Look closely at the valve covers on the engine Grumpy posted. They are Ford 460 valve covers. The race Ford Motorsport ones. Nice Caddy plate attached to them.

 

Also for the Aurora guy, you can use the trans from a '93+ Fody V6. It is a World Class T5 with the 60* V6 bellhousing bolt pattern which it shares with the N-Star and Aurora. Alittle mods to fit the starter and viola! I had planned at one time long ago to build a Northstar powered Z car. I sold the motor to a guy on this forum for his Fiero. I've gone and gotten alot more complicated and am using the RB26.

 

Maybe for another Z, I'll do the caddy 500.

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a friend and I were discussing engines the other day and he brought this one up. Care to share some details on it (redline, torque, hp, modability, weight, etc)? Weren't all of those cars FWD; what are your plans to get around that?

 

Also for the Aurora guy, you can use the trans from a '93+ Fody V6. It is a World Class T5 with the 60* V6 bellhousing bolt pattern which it shares with the N-Star and Aurora. Alittle mods to fit the starter and viola! I had planned at one time long ago to build a Northstar powered Z car. I sold the motor to a guy on this forum for his Fiero. I've gone and gotten alot more complicated and am using the RB26.

 

Jamie hit it on the head. The 4.0 Aurora weighs at or under 400 lbs. It makes 250 hp 275 ft/tq at 6,000 RPM I believe. Pretty nice little engine, IMO. DOHC GM V8, can't get much better. :D

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Guest Battle Pope
notice the CADDY V8 ENGINE in the car has the distributor in the FRONT OF THE ENGINE, (one reason its a good canidate for the swap!)

 

That's an even better place to have it than the Ford location...

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We are going to use the 180 more because of time and funds. I am limiting his traction so it may hold up. The 200 should be fine with limited traction. Beyound that I would go with a Ford 9 inch and a custom rear set up.

 

Stampie

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news for the aurora v-8!

$4,325.00

320 Horsepower @ 6400 RPM and 310 lb-ft torque @ 4400 RPM

Sequential fuel injection Bore is 93.00 mm and Stroke is 84.00 mm with 10.5:1 compression ratio Aluminum Block, Aluminum Heads, and Hydraulic roller design camshaft.This engine powers the Cadillac XLR and SRX This production engine includes: exhaust manifolds, intake manifold, injectors, fuel rails, balancer, water pump and flywheel

 

this engine will bolt directly to the t-56. it also features vvt for broad torque curve and increased cruising economy. just a thought for a cool, light high-tech Z! this info came from scoggin-dickey performance, sdpc2000.com. they have quite a selection of gm crate engines. -ryan

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