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ENGINE SPECS

1958 Cadillac 365 (335 hp) V8 Engine Specs

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model Designation: Series 62 Eldorado

Wheel base: Series 62: 129

Valve Location: In head

Bore and Stroke: 4.000 x 3.625

Piston displacement, Cubic Inches: 365

Compression ratio: 10.25

Maximum Brake Horsepower: 335 @ 4800

Maximum Torque Lbs.Ft. @ RPM: 405 @ 3100

Normal Oil Pressure Pounds: 30-35

TUNE UP SPECIFICATIONS (all models)

When using a timing light, disconnect vacuum line to prevent vacuum advance mechanism from operating.

Spark Plug Make: AC 44

Spark Plug Gap, Inch: .035

Firing Order: 18436572 (front to rear: Right bank 2-4-6-8, left bank 1-3-5-7)

Timing Mark: 5 degrees BTDC; location: Vib. Damper

Engine Idle Speed, RPM: 480 (with Air Conditioning Off)

Compression Pressure & Cranking Speed: 165 min.

Voltage & Polarity: 12 volts, negative ground

PISTON AND RING SPECIFICATIONS

Ring End Gap: In tapered bores, fit rings in tightest portion of ring travel
Compression: .013
Oil: .013

Wristpin Diameter, Inch: .9995

VALVE SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Clearance: Intake: 0Exhaust: 0

Valve Seat Angle, degrees: 44 (valves may be refaced at a 45 degree angle)

Valve Timing: (BTDC = before top dead center; ATDC = after top dead center)
Intake opens: 27 BTDC
Exhaust Closes: 29 ATDC

Valve Spring Pressure Pounds at Inches Length: 160 @ 1.496

Valve Stem Clearance: Intake: .001-.0025;Exhaust: .001-.0025

ENGINE BEARING SPECIFICATIONS

Connecting Rod Bearings: Shaft Diameter, Inches: 2.2488-2.2493
Bearing Clearance, Inch: .0005-.002

Main Bearings: Shaft Diameter, Inches: 2.624-2.625
Bearing clearance: .0008-.0025
Shaft End Play: .001-.007(Thrust on Bearing 5)

CAPACITY DATA

Cooling System: Series 60 & 62: Without heater: 19-1/2 quarts; With heater: 20-1/2 quarts; Series 75: 22-1.2 quarts
Series 75: Without heater: 21, With heater: 21

Fuel Tank: 20 gallons

Engine Oil: 5 quarts, 6 with filter change

Transmission: Automatic: 11-1/2 quarts

Rear Axle: 5 pints

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