Finally finished her off, got 4th after snapping the tailhousing off. After experimenting with one in this car, I wouldnt run another caddy th400 due to the length of the tailhousing. It ends up hitting the trans tunnel if the frame doesnt push back evenly.
Ive never seen a car that will end up with the drivetrain shifting so this crooked, I started the show with the distributor having a good solid 3-4 inches of clearance on either side. If I had a short tail th400 I could have lasted a little longer, but the distributor was about to be in a bind if the passenger frame buckled anymore.
I always cut a lot more than that for a non dp car for that issue. I have never ran a cadi (simply because I cant get to them before they sell) but from what I have seen the passenger rail will always give more than the driver in this style build
Spindles are same height as old iron GMs, vic spindles raise a caddy up a little bit. Ive never had an A arm failure on a caddy. They are a double edge sword that they are extremely easy to put the balljoint against the pocket, but they don't offer much height because the balljoint is mounted flat.