Another custom vehicle built by John Harlowe's Moonlight Engineering.

1965 CADILLAC SUPERIOR™ LANDAU ROYALE HEARSE

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Another custom vehicle built by John Harlowe's Moonlight Engineering.

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1965 Cadillac Superior Landau Royale Hearse.
94318 ORIGINAL MILES

    1965 CADILLAC SUPERIOR™ LANDAU ROYALE HEARSE SPECIFICATIONS
  • COMMERCIAL CHASSIS SERIAL NUMBER Z5192575
  • 156 INCH WHEEL BASE
  • 249.5 INCHES OVERALL LENGTH [ 20.8 FEET ]
  • 340 HORSEPOWER @ 4600 RPM
  • 480 TORQUE @ 3000 RPM
  • ROCHESTER 4BBL CARB # 7026030
  • 3.77 FINAL DRIVE GEAR [ NON POSI ]
  • STARLITE SILVER # 16 A-1708 PAINT

This vehicle has NO RUST on it whatsoever. It has NEVER been wrecked. The paint is original and is in EXCELLENT condition. The interior is PRISTINE, with the exception of the bench seat which has worn section where the driver sits and the front door panels where the stereo speakers were installed. Since the body / paint / interior combo is more or less flawless there was no reason to disturb it.

However, the Cadillac 429 c.i. engine and Turbo 400 transmission, even though in operating condition, were tired and no longer complemented the great look of the vehicle. A complete overhaul was required. This is where I applied my custom touches.


    CADILLAC 429 c. i. ENGINE CUSTOM BUILD DETAILS
  • Compression ratio was left the stock 10:1
  • Forged pistons
  • Custom ground high-torque camshaft
  • One-off custom machined GM H.E.I.
  • Complete new valve train
  • Hardened valve seats enabling engine to run on unleaded fuel
  • Rotating assemblies balanced and blueprinted
  • New harmonic dampener
  • All internal casting flash removed
  • Interior oil flow surfaces coated with Glyptal
  • Exterior surface of engine block / cylinder heads were sanded and smoothed
  • Proper Cadillac Blue color high temp engine enamel applied to engine assembly
  • Polished timing cover
  • Remote oil filters with capability to add oil cooler

429 c.i. Cadillac engine block Glyptal
1965 Cadillac 429 c.i.. engine block Glyptal valley and cylinder heads.
1965 Cadillac 429 c.i.. engine assembly.

Glyptal manufactures the best-selling electrical insulating coating in the world.

Machinery can withstand arcing voltages in excess of 1500 volts for each mil thickness even while submerged in salt water.

Glyptal is an awesome coating which surpasses paint, such as Rustolem, hands down.

The intended use of Glyptal ( PRODUCT CLASS : Red Insulating Enamel. MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET CODE IDENTIFICATION: 1201A ) is to insulate electrical components.

However, many professional hi-performance engine builders discovered long ago that Glyptal seals the tiny pores in metal and leaves a smooth, oil and acid resistant finish. This greatly assists in keeping the engine oil clean, free flowing and virtually impervious to sludge formation.

1965 Cadillac 429 c.i. block Glyptal and Cadillac Blue engine enamel.
1965 Cadillac 429 c.i. block Glyptal and Cadillac Blue engine enamel.
1965 Cadillac 429 c.i. cylinder head Glyptal detail
1965 Cadillac 429 c.i. valve cover detail. Click for enlargement.


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