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Caddy parts

Post by zrackers » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:27 pm

Does anyone have a good source for used caddy parts? I specifically need the lightweight stamped pulleys and timing indicator. I've looked at the aluminum pulleys but I just can't justify paying that much for pulleys.

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Re: Caddy parts

Post by SWAMPHUNTER45 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:40 pm

There are no cheap 500 parts anymore.

Your gonna need to find a Junkyard 425 and they will probably want $100 to $150 for the take offs that half the time are rusty crap you have to take off yourself.


Try TREX he has a MTS combo

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Re: Caddy parts

Post by zrackers » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:26 am

I am in OK. Thought it would be easier to find parts here but all the yards just scrapped them when scrap prices were high I guess. I'm about finished with this engine, I just need a pulley/timing indicator set. Guess I may have to bite the bullet and go with aluminum.

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Post by crowhater » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:45 am

Look at purchasing small block chevy, big block chevy or Ford parts and having a local machine shop turn them to fit your crank. I don't remember off the top of my head what part is the best choice to have machined. I have done this is the past, I have even had Small block distributers cut down for my Cadillac so I could run MSD back in the day.
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Re: Caddy parts

Post by zrackers » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:34 am

By the time I go through all that I'm better off to just buy the pulley set from MTS.

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Post by SWAMPHUNTER45 » Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:32 pm

That was what happened here as well. The recyclers saw fast cash to crush the big cars so couple that with a demand for parts and you quickly see why a caddy engine is expensive.

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Re: Caddy parts

Post by zrackers » Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:09 pm

I can't complain. I'm about 3500 in a complete rebuild. That's all accessories and headers. But I built basically a stock engine. New valves, cut the seats, decked the heads, didn't port/polish. May do that later if I need more power. Have the billet pillows and alt bracket on the way.

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Post by Bdriller » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:29 pm

Look in my pics at pully set up for caddy comes with pullys new alternater, belt and idler, got 300 hrs on so far with no issues also its serpentine

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Re: Caddy parts

Post by SWAMPHUNTER45 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:35 am

I like the way you did that Driller with the idler and all....!

What was your cost of the project

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Post by Bdriller » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:54 am

alternater is the most expensive part new around $100. , idler $24 ,pulleys 15 - 20 we machine both pulleys slightly, the hardest part is drilling out the tensioner hole from 3/8 to 7/16 and apparently that's a trade secret, we are thinking of possibly marketing this setup, have not ran one on a belt or gear drive yet but I don't anticipate any problems, because of the small proximity of all components there is little to none vibration or belt flop, belt tensioner we fabricate from right and left threaded heim joints.

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Re: Caddy parts

Post by 12PSI » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:17 am

Bdriller wrote:Look in my pics at pully set up for caddy comes with pullys new alternater, belt and idler, got 300 hrs on so far with no issues also its serpentine
How do I get into your pics, I've never been able to figure that out.

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Re: Caddy parts

Post by Bdriller » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:43 am

look in automotive only threads I posted a pic titled buick and Cadillac lovers

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Re: Caddy parts

Post by John C » Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:06 am

Image

Here ya go. this should be the pic your looking for

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Post by John C » Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:09 am

Image

Maybe its this one

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Re: Caddy parts

Post by Bdriller » Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:32 am

John C wrote:Image

Maybe its this one
its both the second pic is my sons , hes a better painter than me :scratch:

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