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Other than the V packaged cars, most Cadillacs you come across are a quiet, docile chunks of suburbia on wheels.   They are well insulated, you can hardly hear them running even from outside, and come with just enough power to get the job done without upsetting your Chai Latte with a half twist.

This Escalade might have come off the assembly line in the same manner, but 400 miles later the modding frenzy had already begun!  Rolling into our shop, it had already been given a taller ride-height, and larger wheel/tire combo.  Somehow this beast fit on our dyno but just barely.  Much like the fitment, it just barely eked out any power on our dyno to the tune of 282 whp and 328 ft/lbs of torque.

Knowing the steep order ahead of this engine to reach the customer’s 650 whp goal, disassembly of the longblock began shortly afterwards.  We spirited it across the street to Total Engine Service to finalize the installation of a drop in piston and rod combo from Carillo courtesy of our friends at Texas Speed & Performance.

Coupled with the beefed up slugs, the block received a Positive Displacement Camshaft from Brian Tooley Racing.  This will help with our fuel supply needs, work hand in hand with the Whipple supercharger and give it a good aggressive idle which is one of the only things that lets on to the power hiding under the hood.

 

Mark, our lead technician, spearheaded the build process on Pale Horse and with the fuel system necessary to feed this engine at the power level we would be pushing on both pump gas or E85.  This included wiring in an actual ethanol content analyzer, plumbing the system, adding the LT4 fuel system and additional fuel pump to keep up with the demand to get this 6000lb beast moving.  Kooks 1 7/8″ longtube headers and a Magnaflow 3.5″ stainless catback rounded out the performance upgrades to keep this truck breathing fine all the way to redline.

Getting down to the last details, we fabbed up a custom catch can, set baselines on the pulley that comes with the whipple kit and moved on to a smaller pulley to better reach the customer’s power goals.  After the dust had cleared, Project Pale Horse had pumped out a solid 660 whp and 680 ft/lbs of torque on E85 with more power left on the table with a custom large bore intake, throttle body, smaller pulley, and supporting mods for that.  For the time being, we met and exceeded the customer’s goals, until the come back wanting more!

Other than the V packaged cars, most Cadillacs you come across are a quiet, docile chunks of suburbia on wheels.   They are well insulated, you can hardly hear them running even from outside, and come with just enough power to get the job done without upsetting your Chai Latte with a half twist.

This Escalade might have come off the assembly line in the same manner, but 400 miles later the modding frenzy had already begun!  Rolling into our shop, it had already been given a taller ride-height, and larger wheel/tire combo.  Somehow this beast fit on our dyno but just barely.  Much like the fitment, it just barely eked out any power on our dyno to the tune of 282 whp and 328 ft/lbs of torque. 

Knowing the steep order ahead of this engine to reach the customer’s 650 whp goal, disassembly of the longblock began shortly afterwards.  We spirited it across the street to Total Engine Service to finalize the installation of a drop in piston and rod combo from Carillo courtesy of our friends at Texas Speed & Performance.

Coupled with the beefed up slugs, the block received a Positive Displacement Camshaft from Brian Tooley Racing.  This will help with our fuel supply needs, work hand in hand with the Whipple supercharger and give it a good aggressive idle which is one of the only things that lets on to the power hiding under the hood.

Mark, our lead technician, spearheaded the build process on Pale Horse and with the fuel system necessary to feed this engine at the power level we would be pushing on both pump gas or E85. 

This included wiring in an actual ethanol content analyzer, plumbing the system, adding the LT4 fuel system and additional fuel pump to keep up with the demand to get this 6000lb beast moving.  Kooks 1 7/8″ longtube headers and a Magnaflow 3.5″ stainless catback rounded out the performance upgrades to keep this truck breathing fine all the way to redline.

Getting down to the last details, we fabbed up a custom catch can, set baselines on the pulley that comes with the whipple kit and moved on to a smaller pulley to better reach the customer’s power goals.

After the dust had settled, Project Pale Horse had pumped out a solid 660 whp and 680 ft/lbs of torque on E85 with more power left on the table with a custom large bore intake, throttle body, smaller pulley, and supporting mods for that.  For the time being, we met and exceeded the customer’s goals, until the come back wanting more!