Jeremy 

I am very interested in learning all you can tell me and the community about your engine swap to the 2019 LS2 L96 Silverado engine and 6L90 trans you installed in your 63

Any details you could provide about HP cubic inches and costs involved Etc especially since you did drive the stock 390 in the car as well for comparison ( sure there is little ) 

There have been others who have considered  doing a swap of this kind 

Being able to connect the stock creature comforts of the 63 would be another interest of mine

The stock engines for these cars will be more  and more difficult to be using as time marches on 

Thanks in advance for any info you can offer 

Stay Safe 

Views: 38

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Bump

Hi all, 

Sorry I missed this question yesterday.  Some great questions and I am happy to share all the details in excruciating detail, if you'd all like.  The original 390 that was in my 63 was not untouched prior to me acquiring it.  A rebuild had been done about 8-10 years before and at some point the original 4-speed automatic transmission was swapped out for a 64's 3-speed auto.  I say all this because I would have kept closer to original had the work of mismatching the powerplant and drive train not already started.  I have a lot of receipts and inventory of all that was involved in getting to a finished product.  The engine and transmission were easy to source - required fabricating mounts, enlarging the transmission tunnel and ordering a newly machined custom driveshaft.  Plus 3-4 dozen assorted parts from different performance / custom manufacturers.  I'll detail this with some pictures tonight. It's worth it for me to write out the whole story and I hope you'll find it worthwhile to read.

Jeremy

That is wonderful and looking very much forward to the details 

Thanks and Stay Safe 

Bump

bump

RSS

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Forum

floor

Started by Planet-automobile in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 9 hours ago. 6 Replies

hi this part of floor is available new? I did not find on the net where I have to look for a used partthank you…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 10 hours ago. 0 Replies

To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

Tags: ebay

Center consoles? Let's see 'em

Started by Tosh Dickenson in General Discussion 13 hours ago. 0 Replies

Would like to add a center console with a place for drinks and maybe a bluetooth receiver.  Anybody here built a console for their Caddy?  I'd love to see them!Continue

help adding fluid to top motor for '64.

Started by john kilbourne in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by john kilbourne 21 hours ago. 5 Replies

Is there a Youtube about this? From what I can learn for other lesser cars, such as they may be, the drill is: remove rear seat bottom and back, remove the plug from the top motor reservoir, use a…Continue

Blog Posts

63 Caddy Horn

Posted by Robert Alan Shannon on May 27, 2020 at 9:25am 9 Comments

 Just noticed a 1963  Caddy trumpet horn on Ebay. No part # given but some of his other items are 1963 specific, just throwin this out there, I have no connection to this listing .

Wiring connection help.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 24, 2020 at 9:15pm 2 Comments

Can someone help me figure where these connections go? I have a 64 60 special if it matters.…



Continue

Wood grain finally done.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 20, 2020 at 4:57pm 3 Comments

After years of wanting to, I finally redid my wood dash paneling on my 64 60s. Not too hard to do either.…

Continue

390 engine replacement needed

Posted by Jason on May 18, 2020 at 7:54pm 1 Comment

I’m looking for a 1963 Cadillac 390 engine that runs. 

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2020   Created by Jason Edge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service