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Offline 62droptop

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Re: Sorry if this has been addressed already...
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2018, 09:50:05 PM »
burning oil off exhaust will be a very strong acidic smell
make sure you get the correct valve cover gaskets, I forget the part number but bet the ones for a 365 as they were thicker as the thinner ones will cause leaks die to flange hitting the head not allowing gasket to seal

blow by out the road draft tube will also be a noxious smell

is smell worse when heater is on?

1962 Cadillac series 62 ragtop

driven like it is stolen
broken because it was driven(still)

Offline Hotrodln

Re: Sorry if this has been addressed already...
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2018, 08:16:03 PM »
how is the smell with the windows down? you may not have an exhaust leak at all, you may have a hole in the trunk. all cars seem to have a high pressure zone behind them while driving- you may have normal exhaust smell, but it's coming in from in back of the car. My 2009 Vette smells inside when i step on it and the windows are down. when they are UP I don't get the smell. i know it's got to be the holes that the shop made thru the trunk  to install the roll cage. I haven't fixed it yet!. now for the 62, it only smells when i'm at a traffic light with the windows  down. it's from the valve covers. driving it never smells.
HOTRODLN AKA Pat Prendergast