I own a 1978 Cadillac Sedan Deville in immaculate condition that runs
EXCELLENT. It has 140,000 original miles and a 425 cu.in. engine. I am
looking to build an old model "hot-rod" that's not seen every day. Would
this vehicle qualify? If so what's involved and who can I turn to for
engine/suspension and drive-train parts? It seems Caddy motors are a
forgotten breed when it comes to performance upgrades. Is this because it
shouldn't be done? I'm 37 and don't want a buzzing rice burner all the
I appreciate American muscle and love the looks on peoples' faces when
they see a 4,000 pound-plus car lighting its tires and taking off.
I've heard it said that there is NO REPLACEMENT FOR DISPLACEMENT and I
Hitting the gas and going fast without waiting for a turbo to spool-up
or worrying that your horizontally mounted motor/tranny combo in your fwd
car is going to fall out is comforting.
ANY ideas and/or suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated!!!