Went with a Cadillac big block

Discussion in 'The "Other" Bench' started by Nailhead Ronnie, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill Well-Known Member

  2. StagedCat

    StagedCat Platinum Level Contributor

  3. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. I need some time to figure out what I'll do. This guy told me he would make it square but I have NO faith in his word. I'm playing the waiting game till then.

    I seen that post stagedCat yesterday. I'll most likely just go to pick n pull. They have 2 donor cars with in our area. Pray for me
  4. LaneSutterby

    LaneSutterby broke college kid with a love for fast cars

    I’m curious, what was the outcome of this ordeal?

    I rebuilt a ‘74 472 last fall to use in my rat rod project. Nothing special done to it aside from a Comp 270 cam. Cut out the ring ridge, honed the cylinders, cleaned everything up. I also have a Super Turbine (Switch Pitch) 400 to go behind it, but it needs rebuilt - and I need a SP slip yoke. Rear end I’m using has 3.54 gears... it’s gonna burn the tires off everywhere I go
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  5. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Well-Known Member

    I went with a 430 Buick and the Cadillac 472 is sitting on the floor of my backyard. I might use it as a core exhange to flip a LS engine out of the junk yard or oneday send the engine to a shop to get looked at to see how I can repair the cylinder wall but I think it's better to just start off with a good block
  6. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Well-Known Member

    The guy was a class A flake/thief and I had no time to chase him down. Better things came my way when I forgave him in my heart like the BBB430 for 100$
  7. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill Well-Known Member

    Can you post a pic of the bad cylinder?

    Maybe it can be fixed with a sleeve?
  8. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Well-Known Member

    I will Derek but it will take some time, thanks for looking out for me.
  9. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill Well-Known Member

    Whenever you get a chance, no hurry.
  10. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Well-Known Member

    You got it big bro!

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