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#1 ridinframe

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:40 PM

I'm building this 49 merc and I want to detail the engine a little more but can't seem to find out what kind of engine this thing has?? Would anyone happen to know???

#2 Chuck Most

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:43 PM

It's an early Cadillac- not sure exactly what year it is supposed to represent, but the first-gen postwar Cadillac OHV V8 was made from 1949 to 1962.



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:54 PM

The 1st gen post war caddy v8 started out as a 331 v8 in 1949 and ended up a 390 v8 by 62. Carburation in stock form ranged from a two barrel to a single 4 barrel the eldorado versions ran twin 4 barrels and tripower. There was also a lot of aftermarket speed equipment made for these engines as well. The other hot engine was the olds engine.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:49 PM

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here's one in a Cad-Allard sports car from the '50's


Edited by Greg Myers, 23 March 2013 - 01:50 PM.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:37 PM

for anyone not familiar with the carbs on the Allard, those are 2 Rochester 2bbl carbs, very common on GM cars/trucks from the 50's thru the late 70's



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:21 AM

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the red one's out of a boat, they used these beast in just about anything you can think of.


Edited by Greg Myers, 25 March 2013 - 05:31 AM.


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:24 AM

Another Allard engine,this time with four British S.U. carbs

 

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:30 AM

and a little bit of history can be found here : http://www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=12108

 

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:52 AM

It's a Caddy, like the others have said, I believe it's meant to represent the late '50's factory tri-power setup (3 2bbl Rochesters), at least that's what it looks like to me.   Track down a Revell Parts Pack Caddy and you've got some cooler (IMHO) valve covers and more intake options.  



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:55 AM

and what pray tell, kinda carbs are these ?

 

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:55 AM

"Laid-over" Strombergs from 53 Studebakers.  Carter made a very similar laid-over carb for the 50 Olds as a replacement for the Rochester AA.  If I didn't recognize the 1:1 this pic comes from I would have said they're Carters.  


Edited by Brett Barrow, 26 March 2013 - 10:59 AM.


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:17 PM

......   Track down a Revell Parts Pack Caddy and you've got some cooler (IMHO) valve covers and more intake options.  

 

Excellent advice. Lots cheap on repay. Mis-labeled as a 354 though.

 

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Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 26 March 2013 - 12:18 PM.