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« on: May 05, 2008, 11:54:47 PM »

I read about a company over on HAMB that will grind a cam
for a 429 Cadillac engine but now I can't find the link again.
Anybody know who it is??

I'm thinking about getting a little lumpier cam for the Caddy
so it'll sound good with the Flow Masters.......... Grin

Must be nice to have a 472/500.  Tons of parts for those
puppies.......... Angry

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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008, 12:15:46 AM »

Isky has cams for the 331/365/390. Wonder if they have anything for the 429 as well?
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2008, 12:56:17 AM »

All the Camshaft Grinders would have made up camshafts for the 429, from both the Mild to the Wild when the engines first came out, but you never know, they may still have a listing.

All my books are too far out of date to be of much use today.

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008, 06:26:07 AM »

EZ,
Daytona Cams in Daytona Florida, just over the border from you ground the cam in my 66.  They have a website.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008, 07:28:56 AM »

Hey Kid!

What kind of cam specs did you use?  Do you know what the stock cam
specs are for a 429??

I don't want anything wild but I want a little lope in the idle for that
"street rod" sound.  And I think there is a lot more HP left on the table
by Cadillac. I mean these cars were luxury boats back then and HP wasn't even
a consideration.  Cadillac FINALLY got with the program here recently and
have realized that HP isn't a dirty word.  Look at the new engines!!!  Wow!

Any help from anyone in this area would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2008, 05:02:13 PM »

EZ,
Contact the cam grinder, Daytona Cams if you wish, tell them what you have and what you want they will grind a cam accordingly. Be sure and ask how much the "base circle" will be reduced and if you will need longer pushrods.
Lot of work but worth it.
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008, 10:10:58 PM »

Greg,
Mind if I ask how expensive it was to get a cam custom ground for your 429?
Did you have to run longer push rods on yours?

Thanks.

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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2008, 04:21:53 PM »

EZ,
The cam was about $150.00 plus be sure and install new lifters, Break in lube, and follow cam brake in procedures as described here and from the manufacturer.
Cams can be ground in numerous ways, and since the lift is the peak of the lobe minus the base circle, any reduction in base circle dimensions from stock must be made up by either adjustable rockers, or the proper length push rods.  Ask the cam supplier.  Like I said, Daytona Cams ground me a cam several years ago and it has performed well.
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2008, 04:28:18 PM »

EZ,
The cam was about $150.00 plus be sure and install new lifters, Break in lube, and follow cam brake in procedures as described here and from the manufacturer.
Cams can be ground in numerous ways, and since the lift is the peak of the lobe minus the base circle, any reduction in base circle dimensions from stock must be made up by either adjustable rockers, or the proper length push rods.  Ask the cam supplier.  Like I said, Daytona Cams ground me a cam several years ago and it has performed well.
Greg

Nice to have some 429 aficionados on board here. In lieu of the usual sneering and trashing. Granted they have some inherent engineering problems but was the best the engineers had to offer at the time.

If you have a 64-67 deal with it.

I prefer the 64-65 myself, laden with chrome and SS trim.

The forum has really developed some expertise in many areas. Can only get even better.

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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2008, 07:27:33 PM »

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Nice to have some 429 aficionados on board here. In lieu of the usual sneering and trashing. Granted they have some inherent engineering problems but was the best the engineers had to offer at the time.

If you have a 64-67 deal with it.

I prefer the 64-65 myself, laden with chrome and SS trim.

The forum has really developed some expertise in many areas. Can only get even better.

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I love it! All 60's models are beautiful to me. 64 and 65 thogh are especially nice. I prefer the 64 with the side by side headlights and mini fins but the 65 seems to have more beautiful chrome.




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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2008, 08:34:33 PM »

Here's another cam company that has cams for the red headed step child 429.   Grin
http://www.camcraftcams.com/index2.html

Here's another company that has some items for the 429 and some prices too!

Pricing:
$275 polished, $295 unpolished (different brands)> Finned valve covers
$125 unpolished > Finned aluminum valley covers > Billet water necks
$199 and up > Performance cams (hydraulic or solid)
$349 and up > Performance rockers and adjustable rockers for solid cams
$89 and up > Performance valve springs
$160 and up (set of 16 stainless) > Oversized valves
$1295 and up exchange > Complete ported and assembled heads
$400 and up > Better carbs (stuff you can get service parts for)
$119 and up > Electronic ignition conversions

Chris
Cad Company
8333 Jefferson St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Phone: 505.823.9340
Fax: 505.797.0627
http://www.cad500parts.com

I'm sure there are others.  Anybody know of any??

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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2008, 08:35:54 PM »

How about headers and multi carb intake manifolds???

Now added to the list -
Header flanges - $129 - should be in stock in a week or 2, and thereafter
Lakes style headers - $395
multicarb log style intakes - $550 and up finished, also available in kit
form.

Chris
Cad Company
8333 Jefferson St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Phone: 505.823.9340
Fax: 505.797.0627
http://www.cad500parts.com


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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2008, 08:48:47 PM »

Ted,

Looks like you are either impersonating a used car salesman or showing us how you took a cheater five before you cut back to the cruncher.  Cowabunga!!!


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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2008, 08:55:19 PM »

http://camcraftcams.com/index2.html

Look under antique cams.  They list cams for the 429.

Anybody  know the stock specs for the 429 cam?

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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2008, 09:29:06 PM »

Here's another company that has some items for the 429 and some prices too!

Pricing:
$275 polished, $295 unpolished (different brands)> Finned valve covers
$125 unpolished > Finned aluminum valley covers > Billet water necks
$199 and up > Performance cams (hydraulic or solid)
$349 and up > Performance rockers and adjustable rockers for solid cams
$89 and up > Performance valve springs
$160 and up (set of 16 stainless) > Oversized valves
$1295 and up exchange > Complete ported and assembled heads
$400 and up > Better carbs (stuff you can get service parts for)
$119 and up > Electronic ignition conversions

Chris
Cad Company
8333 Jefferson St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Phone: 505.823.9340
Fax: 505.797.0627
http://www.cad500parts.com

I'm sure there are others.  Anybody know of any??

"EZ"


Moon MP644 polished valve covers (fit 390, not sure if they fit the 429) $265 http://www.mooneyesusa.com/Store/product_info.php?products_id=553&osCsid=7a18dc8a86689bcf99371cd78e445d2d

Moon MPVC33 valley cover $76 (not available polished- is the 331/365/390 valley cover the same?) http://www.mooneyesusa.com/Store/product_info.php?products_id=1208&osCsid=aa4ae49b1eeca65275ef65890bf07682
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