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« on: October 08, 2009, 02:10:53 PM »

Well, OK, not exactly a Cadillac, but Cadillac powered, and A LOT more than 222 MPH.

For those who haven't heard, we are on the salt today (well - Courtney and Spectre's crew, anyway).

The engine: 528 CID Cadillac stroker, built from production block, crank, and head castings, subjected to a pair of very large turbos and fueled by a FAST injection system through a Hogan's fabricated intake and custom intercooler.

The car: an old streamliner, rebuilt, stretched, and reskinned.

The driver: a veteran of the salt, I've been told this guy has a stack of records under his belt.

Shakedown time - see what comes loose, breaks, fails, shorts out, leaks, etc. Then we have until August to play with the engine, while Performance Fab plays with the rest, to get it ready for the real deal.

Spectre is running a video blog at http://spectreperformance.com/blog/ with a half dozen posts so far today. Cadillac history in the making, almost live.

I'm told there is a documentary being filmed, as well (they even sent a film crew here for the dyno session).

Enjoy  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2009, 02:14:20 PM »

Art the paint / body work was based on:



Engine on the dyno (without all of the stuff hanging off the front that hides the engine - turbos, intercooler, oil tanks, water tanks, etc):


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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2009, 02:42:42 PM »

Damn Chris!!! Shocked That is too awesome!!! Cool

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about this incredible development. Will CadCo be featured in the documentary & will you guys have copies of this video for sale once it is released? Often this type of exposure is better than any advertising you could ever buy. Try to make sure that you are prepared to make the best of it.

That engine looks meaner than a 150lb junkyard pit-bull, that's been fed a steady diet of steroids, coffee grounds & gun powder. Are you able to share more of the build details?

Once again... Thanks. This is very cool! Please keep us informed.


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...Summit has a kit for $99.... Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2009, 04:06:44 PM »

Neat. I'd like to see what they have in the bottom, as far as holding the mains in place.

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3960 lb '71 C-10. 11.7-1 CR 514". PEP I beam rods floating MTS 18cc dish Probes, Elgin solid cam, home ported heads, MTS 2.19/1.84", Potter/Probe shaft rockers, edel 2115, 4781 850. Switch-pitch TH400, 12" 1800/3200 Tri-Shield convertor, 4.30 gears. Best so far of 11.66, 114.8 mph and 1.59 sixty
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2009, 08:37:20 PM »



I have the crank with the correct stroke,   who has the pistons ?
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2009, 03:59:26 AM »

Very nice! Look forward to the teams progress. Went looking for the record for class, is it an open record?
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2010, 08:03:28 AM »

Afaik, they just set a new record, but not sure which class [iirc, they ran two different classes]

Anyone have info?

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3960 lb '71 C-10. 11.7-1 CR 514". PEP I beam rods floating MTS 18cc dish Probes, Elgin solid cam, home ported heads, MTS 2.19/1.84", Potter/Probe shaft rockers, edel 2115, 4781 850. Switch-pitch TH400, 12" 1800/3200 Tri-Shield convertor, 4.30 gears. Best so far of 11.66, 114.8 mph and 1.59 sixty
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2010, 08:04:55 AM »

http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,8645.645.html

Read from page 22

http://spectreperformance.com/blog/

http://wherethehellismurph.blogspot.com/2010/09/2010-mike-cook-shootout-bonneville-salt.html
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3960 lb '71 C-10. 11.7-1 CR 514". PEP I beam rods floating MTS 18cc dish Probes, Elgin solid cam, home ported heads, MTS 2.19/1.84", Potter/Probe shaft rockers, edel 2115, 4781 850. Switch-pitch TH400, 12" 1800/3200 Tri-Shield convertor, 4.30 gears. Best so far of 11.66, 114.8 mph and 1.59 sixty
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2010, 07:23:44 PM »

This is just an incredable effort by a well chosen team of LSR knowledgable people dedicated to one goal .

Well done, Gentleman !

I cannot think of any other team, ever, to arrive at the salt with an un-tested car (although reengineered from a proven streamliner class chassis) , make as few runs without serious incident, and set World Records in two classes in the first three LSR events entered.

Then post a 415 + mph single run .. with the A Class engine!  Unbelievable !   But, we do,  because its in the record books for all to see.

Amir Rosenbaum and the Speed By Spectre Team are on track to take the Fastest Wheel Driven Vehicle record with a gasoline powered Cadillac V8 !

The A class engine had "engine problems" on Thursday during the return to back up the 415 down run against a 405 record.  This was at 3:44PM .  

On Friday morning a single no time run was made at 9:37 .  Then at 12:58 PM a 414 mph run was recorded and backed up within an hour at 414 mph at 1:49 PM .

Was this a record run ?  If so which class ?

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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2010, 09:34:02 AM »

Very Cool !!!

Thanks for the updates gentlemen. Please keep us informed if you have the time.

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