Video: Three-month Restoration Of An Old Cadillac Engine Was Laid In Six Minutes
A timelapse video has been posted on the Hagerty YouTube channel showing the restoration of a 1957 Cadillac V8 engine. As a result, the 64-year-old V8 even managed to start, albeit not without a flame from the carburetor.
- The video shows in detail the entire course of the restoration - complete disassembly of the engine, cleaning of all still usable parts, grinding of the cylinder block, painting and assembly.
- The video shows the V8 of the 365 series, an evolution of the engine that the company first introduced to the market almost immediately after World War II: at that time it was considered one of the most modern engine designs. Initially, the engine with a working volume of 5.4 liters developed 160 hp, but this instance has already increased the volume to 6.0 liters, and the output was up to 335 hp.
- By the end of the 70s, when it was nevertheless decided to abandon the engines of this series, the engine grew to 8.2 liters, while developing up to 400 hp. and 745 Nm of torque. Installed this huge motor on the Eldorado, Fleetwood and De Ville models.
The chief mechanic of the project, after a test run of the engine, said that it “purrs like a kitten,” although it needs fine tuning. At the same time, on which car the restorers plan to install the revived engine is not specified.
- In December, another video on the restoration process was published on YouTube - it showed in all details the restoration of the 1969 Ural M63 motorcycle.