Hi, i'm new to the forum. I see a lot of topics related to engine swaps for 80's cadillacs and i'd like some ideas as to what options i have, and any advice from those who have already done this. Here's my situation:
I have an 83 Fleetwood Brougham D'Elegance. I ripped the engine and transmission out and i'm looking to replace it with something more powerful. The car always loaped around town and i'd really like something with some pickup and something that would be good on the highway. I plan to do a number of custom modifications to the car's interior but for now i'm mainly concerned with the engine and tranny. I'd like to simplify the wiring, and tossing some money into this project is not a problem for me.
I've heard that a 350 chevy is a good swap, i've also read some things about an olds 455 (?). I'm not a walking encyclopedia of car engines so i'm not familiar with the plethora of engine models available to me. I'd like some suggestions or advice on a good swap for my car. I still have the original tranny that came with the vehicle, but i'm very willing to ditch it for something else for better results.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help. This will be an ongoing project that i'd like to see complete by end of summer 09.