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Building a Torquey 1958 Cadillac El Dorado Triple-Carb V-8


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Which U.S. automaker was first with a mass-produced V-8 engine? Gotta be Ford, right? Nope, it was Cadillac! Way back in 1915, the luxury-car giant introduced the Type 51 engine as standard equipment in every Cadillac model. Featuring a 90-degree block, side-valve architecture (flathead), and displacing 314 cubes, it made 70 hp and was the first of no fewer than eight generations of Cadillac V-8 engines over the past century.

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27. On the dyno, the essentially stock Eldo cranked out 328.3 hp at a mellow 4,600 rpm, besting its factory rating by 3 ticks. More impressive is the 428 lb-ft of peak torque at 3,700 rpm. With its fat, level torque curve, it’ll be perfect for lofting a chrome-plated chariot down the highway or hurling a lightweight rod down the strip at warp speed. For sheer eyeball appeal, it’s tough to top a Caddy.

Read more: http://www.hotrod.com/how-to/engine/1604-building-a-torquey-1958-cadillac-el-dorado-triple-carb-v-8/

Bruce

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Cool article. Thanks

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