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Any intakes/carbs for Revell early Cadillac V8? ('49 Mercury kit)

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Hoping to find something like multiple Strombergs. Anything out there?

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Replicas & Miniatures of Maryland. Item DD20, 8 Strombergs

Shapeways - just do a 1:25 Stromberg search

 

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1 hour ago, LDO said:

Hoping to find something like multiple Strombergs. Anything out there?

There's a very finely tooled multi-Stromberg setup in this, usually available pretty cheap on eBay.

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Cool. I'll get one.

Bonus question: Real world, is there a stroker kit for these early Caddy engines? IIRC, there was mention a 441ci Caddy in Hot Rod magazine not so long ago. Something about it being built for a guy who never picked it up. Wondering if that was the early engine or the '63 and later one. 

It's for Revell's '29 Roadster on Deuce rails.

Thanks again.

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I lied.

THERE ARE ACTUALLY TWO SETUPS IN THAT KIT...ONE WITH 4 CARBS, ONE WITH SIX...

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6 minutes ago, LDO said:

Cool. I'll get one.

Bonus question: Real world, is there a stroker kit for these early Caddy engines? IIRC, there was mention a 441ci Caddy in Hot Rod magazine not so long ago. Something about it being built for a guy who never picked it up. Wondering if that was the early engine or the '63 and later one. 

It's for Revell's '29 Roadster on Deuce rails.

Thanks again.

You can stroke just about any engine the old-school way, by welding up the rod journals and re-grinding them with their centers farther from the crank centerline.

OR...you can machine a custom "stroker" crank from billet.

That's the way it was done before everything was ordered from catalogs.

NOTE: The 354 displacement of this kit was never offered from the factory. It's been running with the wrong displacement on the package since the '60s. It's actually a bored 331.

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