Chip Off The Old Block – Installing The Heads

Chip Off The Old Block

Part 7 – Installing the heads

In this episode of our engine series, Bob and Josh will show you how to carefully assemble and install the heads on the Cadillac 390 engine, which is going in our 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz. The valves, guides, and springs are all part of this installation as we take the necessary steps to put them in, so the engine will be running super clean.

Please note that the machine work was done on these heads many years before we acquired them.


You can purchase the parts used in this video from Caddy Daddy below:

Purchase Valve Guide Set (Set of 16) –
Purchase Intake Valve Set (Set of 8) –
Purchase Valve Springs (Set of 16) –
Purchase Valve Locks Set (Set of 16) –
Purchase Head Gasket –
Purchase Complete Engine Gasket Kit –
Purchase Head Bolt (Various Sizes) –
Purchase Rocker Arm Shafts –
Purchase Rocker Arms (Set of 16) –
Purchase Valve Lifters (Set of 16) –


Stay tuned for future episodes, as we continue to build this amazing Cadillac!