Revell 1949 mercury engine?

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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???

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

Edited by Greg Myers

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

Edited by Greg Myers

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

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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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and what pray tell, kinda carbs are these ?

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"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

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...... 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

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