Unmatched Head Studs
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Before you get started, allow me to welcome you to our family's private business website.
This website is quite extensive and has mass information for the Cadillac enthusiast.
Take note of the menu on the left; it represents many different services and offers a lot of information!
First and foremost, CCC is a full auto restoration company; second in line, is our street rod building;
then our 100% American made product lines. Last but not least we are your Cadillac Northstar specialty company.
Take your time, enjoy the site, and if you have any questions, well, we are always here to answer your questions.
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CCC versus Northstar Performance?
There is no comparison!
DOES CCC AND NORTHSTAR PERFORMANCE SELL THE SAME PRODUCT?
ABSOLUTELY NOT! Jake Wiebe has made an effort to compare his product to ours. However, other than using them on the same Northstar engines, these products are very different--both in design and installation. CCC provides a simple Head Stud Set! Northstar performance markets on a complicated installation Kit!
CCC's Head Stud Set:
CCC reproduces a Head Stud engineered and designed by Alan Johnson. This engineering is based on the GM engineering for the Northstar Engine.
Our studs are universal and fit multiple applications of the Northstar engine, as well as several other manufactured engines.
Our Head Studs have been designed to go deep into the block to avoid catastrophic engine damage caused by cylinder distortion and or cracking of the engine block.
We supply replacement barrel pin dowels to assure there is no contact between the stud and the surface of the block deck.
What we supply:
20 Utilitarian Studs
20 Utilitarian Nuts
20 Utilitarian Washers
4 Utilitarian Replacement Dowels
This is a set of fasteners, not a kit and or a system!
These are the readily available and simple tools required to install these awesome Head Studs. They are common, everyday mechanic tools:
1, 1/2" drill bit
1, 17/32" drill bit
1, 5/8" 11 tapered Tap
1, 5/8"11 plug tap
Everything in our set and or the tools required to install are all completely Utilitarian and NON-Patentable!
The installation is a very simple hands-on operation and does not require unnecessary equipment such as NP's Jig or collared drill bits. Our installation procedure takes approximately one tenth of the time required to install Sure Grip Studs!
Northstar Performance's Sure Grip Studs:
NP sells a very expensive and unnecessary installation kit, they have patented this unnecessary product and threaten anyone who wishes to repair their Northstar with their own fasteners. NP's Head Studs are not designed after the inventor and do not go into the block at a safe depth.
Although NP has now copied our material and manufacturing methods, they still do not install the same.
NP's Head Studs stop at a dangerous depth even with the block deck surface going against GM's engineering.
NP has what is called an alignment Stud taking the place of the alignment dowels assuring the contact to the deck surface.
Although the Head Studs NP produces match perfectly to the Ferrari company Head Stud, the application between the Ferrari and the Northstar are completely different in their engineering and the Northstar requires a much different depth.
What is in NP's Kit?
1, Unnecessary jig
4, Unnecessary bolts to hold down the jig
1, bottle of medium thread locker
Drill bit and collar stops
20, incorrectly designed Head Studs for this application
20, nuts and washers
This is an unnecessary installation compiled Kit!
All of these NP products are likewise Utilitarian!
So now you know that we do not have a comparable product.
One is correct for the Northstar and one is not!
One is a set and the other is a Kit!
So you ask yourself, what is it that NP has patented? All of these products are non patentable! Reading the patent it is obvious that it is directed toward compiling an installation system Kit!
CCC and Northstar Performance does not make or sell the same product! This is a deliberate misconception that Jake Wiebe has tried to make you believe.
We here at CCC make and sell a 100% American-made Head Stud product engineered for multiple applications including the Cadillac Northstar.
We have had 100% success, with zero failures, and our product continues to run strong. It is our commitment to bring you only the best.
We will continue to supply anyone needing the real deal in Northstar products.
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DUE TO CORRECT ENGINEERING, OUR STUDS ARE UNIVERSAL FOR ALL NORTHSTAR APLICATIONS.
They Install below the deck surface for ultimate deck clamping force, eliminating cylinder distortion and block cracking!
Replacement dowels included.
There are those who wish to sub standardize our product, when it is evident they are of the absolute highest quality precision machined. The material we use is an extreme overkill, but we only produce the absolute best product you can buy!
Due to properly engineering, our Studs are to be installed below the deck surface. Our Studs are universal and they fit all makes and models of Northstars.
We highly recommend, before deciding on what Head Stud product to purchase, that users please research the proper Head Stud application. In no case should a Head Stud ever be equal to or above the surface of the block deck; it should be far enough below the surface to avoid block cracking and or cylinder distortion, maximizing the deck surface space for the ultimate clamping force.
With the knock off Studs found on the market, you can see what is called an alignment based Stud. The reason for the use of this Stud, over the use of replacement dowels, is due to it being equal and above the block surface, minimizing the clamping force to nearly zero in deck surface space required to prevent catastrophic engine damage. There have been many failures to date due to the use of these poorly designed knock off Studs with no legal recourse nor refund of purchase price. We believe this is due to foreign status.
Our Studs are an American made product with 100% lifetime warranty!
With full recourse availability and legal guarantees, giving our clients the comfort of knowing their purchase is secure.
Our product is engineered and designed for racing, to fit your street Cadillac. Our Head Studs are the highest quality aviation material, designed for the ultimate permanent repair, and we give full tech support before and during your repair anytime needed. Just call: 940-395-9839 or email at: email@example.com
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Cadillac Head Gasket Repair and Cadillac Head Studs. Studs are now in stock and being shipped daily! Please call to order.
We have passed our 200,000 stud count to date; now installed in thousands
of Cadillacs world wide. In celebration of making it more affordable then ever,
our Studs are now
ONLY 289.00 per set plus tax
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Questions and Answers about our Studs?
Q: When ordering your Studs, are there different sets for different years?
A: No, they are Universal Studs that fit all years of the Northstar!
Q: How is it possible for your Studs to fit all Northstars when your competitor company has different kits for different years?
A: Head Studs are meant to go below the surface of the block deck to maximize deck surface used in the clamping force. This is why GM used dowels for alignment and set the original bolt threading deep within the block. The purpose for this was to prevent engine damage, block cracking and cylinder distortion; and of course the deeper the Stud, the more clamping deck space is achieved. This allows for proper Head Stud application and the use of replacement alignment dowels as originally engineered. Any Studs that do not meet these simple rules of physics should "NOT" be used.
Q: Are your Stud-sets the same as the other studs on the market?
A: No, they are a completely different product and not to be compared. Our utilitarian Head Studs are made of a much stronger 4140 annealed steel, and they are cut, not rolled. Our Studs are individually heated treated vertical to assure a true strength of treatment. Likewise, our nuts and washers are a very different product. Our nuts are locking flange nuts, and they are heat treated to an astounding 18,000PSI. Our washers are cut for the perfect fit and are made of grade 9 hardened steel. We also sell a replacement utilitarian barrel pin-design dowel set with each set of Studs at no extra cost!
Q: Do you supply a jig to install your Studs?
A: No, we do not sell a Stud installation kit; we sell a complete Stud set. The proper installation of our high performance studs does not require a jig or any special, unnecessary equipment that can cost you hundreds of extra dollars. Please watch our unedited Tutorial Videos showing how to properly install.
Q: What tools are required for your Stud installation?
A: You will need a heavy duty 1/2 drill (preferably with a handle); a 1/2" drill bit followed by a 17/32" bit; one 5/8" 11 Tapered tap and a 5/8" 11 plug tap. These are the only tools required to properly and quickly install your studs. Our tutorial videos show the simplicity of this operation.
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Established exclusively for the Cadillac in 1994
We are the leading Cadillac service and repair shop in the U.S. Our services include: permanent head gasket repair, remanufactured engines shipped or installed on site, header fabrication and installation, and several options for high performance upgrades. We specialize in Cadillac Street Rods, Rails, and Drag Racing engines.
Currently we produce the only properly designed Cadillac head studs in the world. Our studs are manufactured to be installed at the proper depth based on the original engineering design by GM. Please click here for more information. We service the globe and no distance is too far.
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I would like to start by saying we all have something in common: the love for an awesome American automobile--the Cadillac. I am sure there are many reasons why you all have found my website and there are many questions that need to be answered. I will do my best to satisfy your intrigue.
Each class, each year, and each model of Cadillac draws a certain kind of person to its style. Personally, I see and feel these different styles and relate to each of them equally, so when you share your Caddy experience with me, rest assured that I understand your insight into your Cadillac. Here are just a few, whether it be a Deville, Seville, Eldorado, Escalade EXT ESV, CTS, CTS V, XLR, SRX, Lasalle's, Classic, Vintage, or modern--they all have their unique styles.
Did you know, there are so many models of Cadillac's I would not be able to fit them all on this page? One model carried many series.
There is a group of guys dedicated to each one, so the next time you feel partial to the one you own and indifferent to the one someone else owns, think about the Cadillac and remember: yours is just one style of a large group of many beautiful cars. To be a Cadillac enthusiast is to love all styles of Cadillacs.
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Hello, and welcome to our website. You are about to embark on a website unlike any site you have ever encountered before. As you already know, we are a Cadillac "only" Mechanic Company. We have taken auto mechanics to another step--one where the owner will be involved in every step and procedure done by the mechanic. No longer will you be told to stay behind the yellow line.
This site is designed to allow the owner to see updates each day their Cadillac is under the knife and
visually see what is being done to their vehicles as repairs progress. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions about anything concerning your vehicle. Please refer to the Watch your Repair page to see how this works.
It's 2012. Yet with all the technology, still the owner can only go by what the mechanic says. Not anymore! Here at Carroll Custom Cadillac, times have changed, and now you can be as much involved as we are. Throughout this site, C. C. C. will be used to refer to Carroll Custom Cadillac.
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