cadillac 500 8,2 cylinderheads

Started by pepsiii1988, November 19, 2021, 03:12:58 PM

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pepsiii1988

Hi, I fix my cylinder heads and have found a hole that I do not know if it should be there ? or if it matters that it is there? because right next to it is an original hole that goes out in the same towards to the intake
Jimmy Bergman

Big Fins

I'm wondering if someone butchered that head trying to look into the valley.

No, that should not be there. How about the other side? What does it look like?
Current:
1976 Eldorado Convertible in Crystal Blue FireMist with white interior and top.
1969 Fleetwood Brougham in Chalice Gold FireMist with matching interior and top.

Past and much missed:
1977 Brougham de Elegance
1976 Eldorado Convertible
1972 Fleetwood Brougham
1971 Sedan de Ville
1970 de Ville Convertible
1969 Sedan de Ville
1959 Sedan deVille

pepsiii1988

the other side has no hole if you mean the other cylinder head? Does it really matter that that hole is there? or does it have to be fixed ?

I live in sweden and here are not many such parts to get hold of here
Jimmy Bergman

pepsiii1988

 And where the hole is, its just a empty space so the hole does not affect to any oil or water channel
Jimmy Bergman

Big Fins

Seeing as where you are, those heads aren't on any street corner. If the engine was running fine, there is no intrusion by that hole into an intake or exhaust side, it breaches no water jacket and doesn't affect the operation, just live with it.

Anyone else see something that I don't?
Current:
1976 Eldorado Convertible in Crystal Blue FireMist with white interior and top.
1969 Fleetwood Brougham in Chalice Gold FireMist with matching interior and top.

Past and much missed:
1977 Brougham de Elegance
1976 Eldorado Convertible
1972 Fleetwood Brougham
1971 Sedan de Ville
1970 de Ville Convertible
1969 Sedan de Ville
1959 Sedan deVille

"Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364

Jimmy,
Look at the two pictures. one is a 500 cylinder head and the other (rusty with bigger holes) is a 425 inch motor cylinder head.. Check the casting numbers. The numbers are on the top of the head between the rocker mounting points. Check for the last three (of 7) numbers. They will end with 250, 902, 493, 552, and 423. Let us know what you find.
Greg Surfas
Cadillac Kid-Greg Surfas
Director Modified Chapter CLC
CLC #15364
66 Coupe deVille (now gone to the UK)
72 Eldo Cpe  (now cruising the sands in Quatar)
73 Coupe deVille
75 Coupe deElegance
76 Coupe deVille
79 Coupe de ville with "Paris" (pick up) option and 472 motor
514 inch motor now in '73-

bcroe

Ha, another attempt to reduce weight, much of that seen in 1977. 
Bruce Roe

"Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364

They took almost 100 pounds out of the motor (425). They look like swiss cheese compared to a 5200.
Greg Surfas
Cadillac Kid-Greg Surfas
Director Modified Chapter CLC
CLC #15364
66 Coupe deVille (now gone to the UK)
72 Eldo Cpe  (now cruising the sands in Quatar)
73 Coupe deVille
75 Coupe deElegance
76 Coupe deVille
79 Coupe de ville with "Paris" (pick up) option and 472 motor
514 inch motor now in '73-

Big Fins

Is 100 pounds worth the integrity of the heads? Maybe in design, but someone really did a hack job on Jimmy's heads.
Current:
1976 Eldorado Convertible in Crystal Blue FireMist with white interior and top.
1969 Fleetwood Brougham in Chalice Gold FireMist with matching interior and top.

Past and much missed:
1977 Brougham de Elegance
1976 Eldorado Convertible
1972 Fleetwood Brougham
1971 Sedan de Ville
1970 de Ville Convertible
1969 Sedan de Ville
1959 Sedan deVille

"Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364

John,
Trying to find out which heads he has. if they are 425 heads than thats "normal"
I don't think anyone did that to the head. It looks exactly like the "as cast" holes.
Greg Surfas
Cadillac Kid-Greg Surfas
Director Modified Chapter CLC
CLC #15364
66 Coupe deVille (now gone to the UK)
72 Eldo Cpe  (now cruising the sands in Quatar)
73 Coupe deVille
75 Coupe deElegance
76 Coupe deVille
79 Coupe de ville with "Paris" (pick up) option and 472 motor
514 inch motor now in '73-

DeVille68

Hello

Those "holes" are the oil return paths to the pan. Check out my two pictures of my heads from my 68 472. They have about 4 of these holes.
Make sure there are no cracks.

Best regards,
Nicolas
1968 Cadillac DeVille Convertible (silver pine green)

Big Fins

Quote from: "Cadillac Kid"  Greg Surfas 15364 on November 21, 2021, 12:35:36 PM
John,
Trying to find out which heads he has. if they are 425 heads than thats "normal"
I don't think anyone did that to the head. It looks exactly like the "as cast" holes.
Greg Surfas

Greg.
Look at the first picture in the thread in the original post. That is a total hack job done by a jigsaw or Sawzall. That surely couldn't be a factory casting hole. Ray Charles could see that.
Current:
1976 Eldorado Convertible in Crystal Blue FireMist with white interior and top.
1969 Fleetwood Brougham in Chalice Gold FireMist with matching interior and top.

Past and much missed:
1977 Brougham de Elegance
1976 Eldorado Convertible
1972 Fleetwood Brougham
1971 Sedan de Ville
1970 de Ville Convertible
1969 Sedan de Ville
1959 Sedan deVille

TJ Hopland

I don't know for sure.  The original pic is pretty small so we can't really get a good look at it.    I remember my 425 looking a lot like Greg's when we can make bigger.   Lots of really broken looking holes all over the place. 
StPaul/Mpls, MN USA

73 Eldo convert w/FiTech EFI
80 Eldo Diesel
90 CDV
And other assorted stuff I keep buying for some reason

"Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364

Still waiting for the OP to get back on casting number. That will answer his question of whether this is "as cast" or damaged.
Greg Surfas
Cadillac Kid-Greg Surfas
Director Modified Chapter CLC
CLC #15364
66 Coupe deVille (now gone to the UK)
72 Eldo Cpe  (now cruising the sands in Quatar)
73 Coupe deVille
75 Coupe deElegance
76 Coupe deVille
79 Coupe de ville with "Paris" (pick up) option and 472 motor
514 inch motor now in '73-

Big Fins

If he ever does, I'm calling a hack job and damaged but still operable.
Current:
1976 Eldorado Convertible in Crystal Blue FireMist with white interior and top.
1969 Fleetwood Brougham in Chalice Gold FireMist with matching interior and top.

Past and much missed:
1977 Brougham de Elegance
1976 Eldorado Convertible
1972 Fleetwood Brougham
1971 Sedan de Ville
1970 de Ville Convertible
1969 Sedan de Ville
1959 Sedan deVille

pepsiii1988

Sorry for the late answer has worked a lot, I have checked but can not find the casting number?where exactly should it be located?
Jimmy Bergman

"Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364

Top center of the cylinder head between the push rods and the top head bolt
Greg Surfas
Cadillac Kid-Greg Surfas
Director Modified Chapter CLC
CLC #15364
66 Coupe deVille (now gone to the UK)
72 Eldo Cpe  (now cruising the sands in Quatar)
73 Coupe deVille
75 Coupe deElegance
76 Coupe deVille
79 Coupe de ville with "Paris" (pick up) option and 472 motor
514 inch motor now in '73-

TJ Hopland

The numbers are cast in and raised.  Didn't look like your head was that dirty so should be fairly easy to see.   

If we are placing bets I'm betting they are 425's. 
StPaul/Mpls, MN USA

73 Eldo convert w/FiTech EFI
80 Eldo Diesel
90 CDV
And other assorted stuff I keep buying for some reason

Big Fins

Eventually we'll find out. I still call the way those holes were made, a hack job. NO factory casting has saw blade over-runs in it.
Current:
1976 Eldorado Convertible in Crystal Blue FireMist with white interior and top.
1969 Fleetwood Brougham in Chalice Gold FireMist with matching interior and top.

Past and much missed:
1977 Brougham de Elegance
1976 Eldorado Convertible
1972 Fleetwood Brougham
1971 Sedan de Ville
1970 de Ville Convertible
1969 Sedan de Ville
1959 Sedan deVille

pepsiii1988

Okay I take a look again when they get home from the engine workshop again
Jimmy Bergman