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Wanted Parts and Cars / Re: Small line between intake manifold and carb
« Last post by 57shark82 on August 10, 2018, 06:25:29 AM »

That line isn't running to the choke coil spring from what I can see.  Are you sure its not the distributor advance line?
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Wanted Parts and Cars / Re: Small line between intake manifold and carb
« Last post by 62 driver on August 10, 2018, 03:22:59 AM »
1961 and 1962 are the same!
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Fresh chrome- wax? Zaino?
« Last post by RobertM on August 09, 2018, 08:16:05 PM »
The guy at New England Chrome told me the same thing. He said it's a good way to head off rust in the future. He was really cool. We spent hours unwrapping and inspecting every single piece.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Fresh chrome- wax? Zaino?
« Last post by South_paw on August 09, 2018, 04:49:11 PM »
Before you wax the parts. Do yourself a favor. Go buy a spray can of chrome silver and spray the backside of the chrome parts. This will protect the backside from rusting quickly. Then you can apply a good coat of carnauba wax on the good side. You want pure carnauba with no cleaners in the wax.

Nothing better than unwrapping chrome parts. It's like Christmas morning.  8)
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Introductions / Welcome TR to the forum
« Last post by South_paw on August 09, 2018, 04:44:17 PM »
Welcome TR

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

Enjoy,
Lou
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: My new 1955 Cadillac Sabre wheels
« Last post by PHIL WHYTE CLC 14192 on August 09, 2018, 03:00:16 PM »
Suits me, I'm not a great fan of left hand thread wheel studs for exactly the reason you point out. I wonder if they had a problem with wheel nuts loosening?
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Fresh chrome- wax? Zaino?
« Last post by RobertM on August 09, 2018, 11:07:48 AM »
Just got the chrome back today.. It looks fantastic! Any suggestions on what product to use to seal/wax fresh chrome? I'll post some pics soon when I unwrap them to wax and seal it all.

Every single piece of chrome and stainless came off my '54 Sixty Special while it gets some bodywork ( quite a bit of cancer coming off) and fresh paint. I ended up going to New England Chrome in East Hartford CT for the chrome and Sandy's Bumper Mart in Syracuse NY for the stainless.  An expensive venture, but so worth it. About $13000 for everything. I took on a part time job to pay for this part of it.  NE Chrome told me 8 to 10 weeks, but I knew they would be longer. I've used them for other pieces and they are notoriously slow.  It took 17 weeks to get it all back. But I'm really happy with the results.  The potmetal parts, especially the door handles and Fleetwood hash marks were pitted pretty badly but came back looking awesome.

I was going to do the stainless myself but it was honestly a bit overwhelming looking at 50 pieces not counting the grill.  I'll get those back late September or so. A couple more months of this part time job  :)

I'll post pics soon!
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: My new 1955 Cadillac Sabre wheels
« Last post by 57shark82 on August 09, 2018, 08:29:53 AM »

Phil:

    According to someone on the CLC someone might have changed out your studs and lug nuts.  Left handed threads were standard from 53-60.  I'm Surprised I didn't break one or two studs off.  We had two grown men pulling on a breaker bar trying to break them free!
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: My new 1955 Cadillac Sabre wheels
« Last post by PHIL WHYTE CLC 14192 on August 08, 2018, 03:44:49 PM »
I take it then that 55 was the first year with left hand threads? My 54 has right hand threads all round, but my 58 that I owne in the 1980s had left hand threads on one side. Phil
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