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The only way to match the color is to take a sample of the color into your local paint supply house. Have them read the color in with color camera. This should give you a color within range. It isn't perfect however. Did the guy doing the work tell you what kind of paint to get?
Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Interior Touch Up Paint for my '57
« Last post by jfaurschou on Today at 11:36:08 AM »
I'm looking for a source to purchase correct paint for my '57 CDV interior. My interior code is 42, Med. Blue Sahara Pattern Cloth and Med. Blue Leather. The steering column, dashboard and glove box have some scratches/chips that I'd like to get repaired. I have a guy that will do it, but he wants me to supply the paint. So Far I've been unsuccessful finding anything that matches. Looking for any recommendations.
Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / 1956 throttle relay and check valve.
« Last post by JAG56Cad on Today at 10:39:10 AM »
Well Iíve found a very interesting thing yesterday while troubleshooting a vacuum leak from the main vacuum source from the intake manifold.

I would guess some of you already know this but I was not aware of the functioning of the valve itself until yesterday while check it.   :o

So just as FYI.

The valve at the end of the vacuum chamber of the throttle relay is a control valve, it has a small ball bearing to control vacuum to go in and slowly release it when vacuum is off or low.

Mine was bad which did not function as it should it would not allow vacuum pressure to open it or intermittently would stay open. Glad I had a spare one handy so I can continue with my troubleshooting.

Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Cadillac Period Pictures
« Last post by Willits on Today at 04:55:52 AM »
A '55 Fleetwood in Lisbon during the opening of the Salazar, (now 25 April), bridge on August 6,1966.   
General Discussions / Re: Out of the Blue Part Two
« Last post by 62 Coupe on Today at 01:43:26 AM »
Pat, I've been running the headers for 3 or 4 years now. They work great although they were pretty time consuming to build. The intake is port injection using 39lb Bosch style injectors. The throttle bodies are from Ford 4.6 litre V-8's. I changed to them because they are so "clean". For warm up I use a fast idle solenoid that is controlled by the fuel computer. Individual LS coils crank triggered and managed by the fuel computer as well.

The throttle body EFI's seem to be getting better all the time. I don't have much experience with them but a friend just put one on his Superformance Daytona Coupe with no issues and it seems to run pretty well.
Introductions / Welcome Hartfiei20 to the forum
« Last post by South_paw on Yesterday at 06:03:59 AM »
Welcome Hartfiei20

Your account is now activated  8)  Pull up a chair and tell us about your Cadillac, share a picture or two.

Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Body name plate decoding
« Last post by Willits on December 14, 2018, 08:24:34 AM »
Maybe the page from the specifications manual for the Biarritz would help some.

With the repro tag I suppose the only way to be sure is to spend $50 for the build sheet.  That would confirm the body number, colors and options. 
Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Body name plate decoding
« Last post by JAG56Cad on December 14, 2018, 08:20:53 AM »
Mr. Sherlock Zimmermann  ;)

Good catch...!  8)

Poor repro made of the id plate  :o
Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Body name plate decoding
« Last post by Roger Zimmermann on December 14, 2018, 06:32:23 AM »
Something is different too: the plates are usually stamped and then the various codes are typed on a large typewriter. The letters/numbers stamped with that machine are sharper than the characters on the stamped plates (I used to write such plates in the seventies to replace the lost ones when I was at GM Suisse). On that strange body plate, the codes are not sharper than the standard scripts.
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