I have parts car #48 sitting in front of my bay with Dino the Gold 64 Caddy inside, and HE is ready to get out and about so I am pushing myself to get this one stripped to the point I can get the parts car out of the way and up on the car hauler.... but.... when you find those 429's (or 390's) with that blue tipped cork, it is time to pop the 429 cork and savor the goods! While, it is recommended to reinstall cork with a rebuild or reinstall of the balancer it is usually not done, and is a good indication you have an unmolested original engine! OK... back to the fun!
Always nice to find one that hasn't been abused! Maybe this one really did belong to a little old lady that only drove it to church on Sunday?
Getting close to pulling the engine and will see how it looks inside. I use to pull almost the entire engine out then remove externals such as intake, balancer, front cover, valley pan, alternator, sending units. etc. but now tend to remove most externals sitting in the engine bay as it makes a nice work stand! About the only thing left on the engine when I lift up and out these days is the heads, exhaust manifolds, starter, and adaptor ring, flexplate, and motor mounts, and they come off within minutes of lifting it up and out.
Holy cow! I never heard of this. I checked my 64 Caddy CdV while in the garage tonight and I just had to go look. Damn, there it was! Tried to get a photo but couldn't. My car is an original survivor, 89K on the clock. Runs pretty well considering, but it leaks *everywhere*.