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I have a 472 Cadillac engine in great shape. I'm planning on

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I have a 472 Cadillac engine in great shape. I'm planning on putting self-learning EFI on top, as well as a single turbocharger.
My question(s) are:
1:Do I have to use the Cadillac transmission or can I use any GM trans?
2: Does anyone make a low-compression, forged piston for the 472?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hi Jesse,

Because your plan would be to increase torque and horsepower by about 50%, the stock factory trans will not be up to the task.

Would be best rebuilt with shift kit etc.

This company might give you some more insight into helping your plans come to life:

http://www.cad500parts.com/catalog/page16.htm

They can get a piston made to suit, in a turbo friendly compression ratio.

Obviously, the engine would need to be fully rebuilt.

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 1 month ago.

Hi Jesse,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 1 month ago.

Hi Jesse,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary