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General Discussions / Re: 1962 - Bubbles in Radiator
« Last post by Externet on Today at 08:27:54 PM »
... Thermostat is out as the engine temp gauge was not happy with it installed.
Hi. 
Plug the bypass to run without thermostat.  A cork, a dowel, whatever fits in the passage.

Trying to explain better...

There is 4 flanged ports to the block.  Upper two are hot coolant block exit and 2 lower are pump outlet into block.
The single top port above the thermostat ('housing') is hot towards the radiator top.
The pump sucks from the single lower hose port (radiator outlet) and there is a bypass passage not pictured nor shown between the lower thermostat housing and the pump suction chamber.
If not blocked, the engine hot coolant is sucked by the pump inlet chamber and returned to block without passing trough the radiator.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Body and Paint in Chicago?
« Last post by Jerry on Today at 05:55:20 PM »
Dave: I'm in Roselle, which is just south of Schaumburg. Definitely Western Suburbs. Thanks for the recommendation! I'm not opposed to a longer drive up if their work is good! I'll be checking them out.
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General Discussions / Re: 1962 - Bubbles in Radiator
« Last post by Cadillacfreak on Today at 04:28:11 PM »
Side question, is there a difference in radiator cap if you have a car with or without A/C?
And which cap do I need since my car doesn't have an A/C anymore?
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Cadillac Salesmen
« Last post by kimberlin1974 on Yesterday at 03:44:57 PM »
Two Beautiful cars although your Cadillac is definitely my favorite. I'm a bit Cadillac biased you know....Lol  ;D
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Mid Century Cadillac Dealer Roster
« Last post by Clewisiii on Yesterday at 02:44:31 PM »
Key Olds-Cadillac Co., San Angelo Texas

The Weaver Motor Co., Dover Ohio

Claude Nolan Inc., Jacksonville Florida

Thomas Cadillac-Oldsmobile Inc., Charlotte North Carolina

Brown Wood Co., Greenville North Carolina

Rubicon Cadillac Inc., Dayton Ohio

Conway Cadillac Inc., Shaker Heights Ohio

Simons Cadillac Inc., Dayton Ohio

Norwood Automobile Co., Norwood Massachusetts

Fred A. Carlson Co., Salt Lake City Utah.

Birch and Birch Inc., Dover New Jersey

Johnston Cadillac Inc., Trenton New Jersey

Jerome Motor Company, New Kensington Pennsylvania

The Brown & Thomas Automobile Co., New Haven Connecticut.

Mutual Motors, Columbia South Carolina.

Wilson Pontiac Cadillac Inc., Birmingham Michigan.

Gene Winer Cadillac, Bakersfield California

Wiley Motor Company Inc., Owosso Michigan.

Stauffacher Motors Inc., Marshall Minnesota.

More to follow.....   

I cannot believe I am commenting on such an old post about such a minor topic.   But Wiley Motor Company in Owosso is now Young Cadillac.

They are who do the service on my car.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Cadillac Salesmen
« Last post by FINCADI on Yesterday at 01:29:51 PM »
Love the green color combination. As you can see I am kind of partial to green cars myself. I no longer own the '58 Edsel as it lived up to it's reputation of being a mechanical nightmare. Strictly sticking to Cadillacs from now on!
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Cadillac Salesmen
« Last post by kimberlin1974 on September 23, 2018, 09:53:35 PM »
Thank You,  Yes I really liked it the first time I saw it too. The body color is Thebes Green code #32 and the roof color is Arlington Green code #36
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Cadillac Salesmen
« Last post by FINCADI on September 23, 2018, 09:20:22 PM »
What a great story to go along with that beautiful car!  That color of your car is very striking, what do they call that color?
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General Discussions / Re: 1962 - Bubbles in Radiator
« Last post by Externet on September 23, 2018, 09:27:59 AM »
Hi.
No bubbles during the warming period could tell there is no head gasket compression leak towards cooling chamber.
The foamy part makes me scratch my head...  tiny foamy bubbles instead of 'boiling' type of bubbles  ???
The dash thermometer peaking could mean sticky thermostat.  I would remove the thermostat and plug the bypass coolant path just to compare behaviors.  If I remember well, takes a ball smaller than a golf ball to block the bypass. If I remember well, the bypass passage is under the thermostat, joining the block outlet to the block inlet.  Please inspect to confirm.
Then, check if without installing the radiator cap, idling until hot...  Do bubbles begin foam tiny and later become boiling size ?

Is the exhaust white steamy ?  Does coolant level gets lower ?

Just for peace of mind, re-tighten water pump hose inlet clamps.  And driving with no thermostat and bypass blocked is not harmful at all.

Was a chemical flush used ?
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