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    Default 1957 Eldorado Brougham

    I've obsessed over this car for as long as I can remember and finally found one earlier this year.



    I'll post up pics as progress is made but as of right now a lot of it is open ended. It is currently at the Roadster Shop getting a complete custom chassis.

    They are building the chassis to use separate air bags/shocks. Probably going to use an Accuair leveling system.

    I am still undecided on the engine. A few prospects are-

    -4.4L supercharged STS-V Northstar.

    -500ci LS with dual 4bbl throttle bodies and fabricated batwing air cleaner (a modernized tribute to the original)

    -CTS-V LSA

    -? Still trying to find out who fabbed up the V12 LS as I think that would be really neat in this car.





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    pretty neat not sure i have seen one of those. i like to see different cars being built.. not sure i like how far that front wheel opening swoops back but i will be watching this built.... i like the v12 idea i was thinking about the 8.1 motors chevy puts in there HD truck... i just came across these and was wanting more info on those as well. i do know they make good TQ
    keep the wheels a spinning and the Beavers a grinning(burt reynolds-smokey and the bandit)

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    Great project! I vote for a V12, but hey, didnt Cadillac have some V16s at some time as well?
    I'd go for belts in those rear wheelwells :O) (just kidding on the belts ofcourse)
    Have Fun!
    André

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    Looking good so far...... As they always said, go big or go home.....
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    I liked the 70 but man I can't wait to see how this turns out.

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    LOL, without the skirts it does look like it should have tracks in the back.
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    This looks like a top notch build. Very original. hope you keep us posted!

    Dave Van Nuys
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    Chassis is coming along....



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    Looks awesome....
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    wow crazy nice project!!! chassis looks great!! which motor will go in now?

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    All good engine choices that you named of course. I like what Rad Rides is doing on a '56 Buick; strengthening a Nailhead to withstand the addition of twin turbos. For a car like this another option is find the best version of the engine series that came in these Caddy's ... bore, stroke, EFI and maybe T/T it as well. Keep its cool aircleaner too.

    I wouldn't want a diesel like Divers put in this one, but it sure looks great. http://www.diversstreetrods.com/dandos57/origins.php









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    Love that intake!

    Dave Van Nuys
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    Love the project. Have you viewed the recent Bridgestone tire commercial that features a car similar to yours if not the same car? If not its available on youtube. Keep up the great work and keep us posted.

    The recent Cadillac engine you are refering to is a collaborative engineering project between GM and www.katechengines.com It's a V-16, not a V-12. It is the engine as shown in the recent Concept Cadillac Sixteen. For pictures and reference google Cadillac 16. Clicking the link for Katech gets you to the home page with the V-16 shown on the left. This concept was done to pay homage to the V-16 Cadillac's of the late 20's and early 30's. Katech covers ALL forms of motorsports; F1, ALMS, NASCAR, IROC etc, etc...just to name a few. I have a feeling that they could duplicate this engine; but I expect that the GM legal team would not be so agreeable.

    Todd

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    Thanks guys.

    Divers car is sweet but a bit more radical departure from stock aesthetics.

    The engine I was referring to was built by welding 2 LS blocks together to form a V12 for a 3/4 scale P51 replica. (or so I've read).

    I am familiar with the Katech V16 and would love to have one but unfortunately the bank denied my application for a 30yr mortgage on an engine :-)
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    How about a Falconer v12?

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    Quote Originally Posted by exwestracer View Post
    How about a Falconer v12?
    It's been done actually. Dale Armstrong installed one in a Brougham. I'll put up some pics tonight.
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    fame looks soo clean

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    Everything looks really good, but what's up with the steering arm on the Corvette spindle? The stock steering arm is massive where the outer tie rod end attaches. I understand that a new arm is required because of the position of the rack, but why is the new arm tiny compared to the stock one?



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