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General Discussions / Re: Color of starter?
« Last post by Clewisiii on June 27, 2018, 08:02:55 PM »
Talk to south paw.  The link goes to the 61 62 technical threads.  If he does not list you in that group you cannot see them.
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General Discussions / Re: Color of starter?
« Last post by Ramses on June 27, 2018, 07:19:15 PM »
I have finally found a paint that look like metal for the front part of the starter,

and i have installed a new solenoid too (i know its not black, but i finally decided to let it on metal, so it dosent look too bad..)

I have found a delco-remy tag, i was not sure where to put it, so i have installed it as you see on the picture..

So it probably not look like the original but dosent look too bad  :)
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Buy and Sell / Re: 1955 and 1956 AMT Cadillac promotional model cars
« Last post by Lexi on June 27, 2018, 12:07:15 AM »
Roger's observation on their composition is correct, but their allure is based on personal collecting preferences. Just as the decision to purchase a survivor car as opposed to owning a pristine frame off restoration or indeed even a resto-mod, can all represent extreme variations in condition and collector psychology. What motivates a person to collect can vary. Back in the day these models were made from a cellulose nitrate based plastic which had a tendency to deform with age and perhaps exposure to heat and light.

In the collecting world some things are known to simply not survive well. Rarely however, does that mean that such objects are NOT pursued by collectors. I would never have collected early pulp paperbacks if I had objected to browned, brittle acidified paper, but that is the way those particular objects have survived due to the material they were made of, for example. Sometimes defects ARE the allure to the collector, & sub-sets within the collecting world that recognize such develop. Good examples of this are found within the numismatics field. It comes down to why one chooses to collect. These are "real skookum" as the expression says, and they represent an odd, period GM licensed model of our cars, which in itself is very interesting to some. Clay/Lexi
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Vacuum pump booster at the oil pump :(
« Last post by JAG56Cad on June 26, 2018, 12:14:20 PM »
Jose, you must also block the open inlet from the vacuum manifold!

Thanks Roger..!

Iím planning on adding a vacuum hose from the firewall vacuum manifold over to the electric wiper motor, this will be closed in case someone notice it I would tell them the electric motor requires vacuum to operate.   :D

Yes, I know sneaky trick..!   ;D

The one extending to the vacuum assist pump will also be block off. I would need the others going to the washer since I still have the original setup.
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Buy and Sell / Re: 1955 and 1956 AMT Cadillac promotional model cars
« Last post by Roger Zimmermann on June 26, 2018, 11:41:36 AM »
Phil, I have some early promotional models. Don't buy them as the plastic from that time is not stable at all; the shape is disappointing.
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Jose, you must also block the open inlet from the vacuum manifold!
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General Discussions / Re: Color of starter?
« Last post by Ramses on June 26, 2018, 07:21:26 AM »
I wondered the same thing about the cast part on my starter. I decided since it was cast iron and not aluminum I needed to paint it. But it looked good bare.

Link to the thread.

http://midcenturycadillacs.com/index.php?topic=2644.msg16325#msg16325

the link is not working...

i will probably paint my starter too because its not aluminium... Maybe i can look for a gray pain that look like metal..
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Vacuum pump booster at the oil pump :(
« Last post by JAG56Cad on June 26, 2018, 06:56:25 AM »
Phil,

Iíve try using the vacuum wiper motor(s) (I have two sets one with and the other w/o the regulator) but I could not get a reliable operation on either. They both worked great on the bench but once installed the performance was poor. Maybe my wiper transmission was to tight not sure, I just made the move to electric.

I did had to modified the mounting bracket since the angle the motor was place originally blocked the installation of the air cleaner.

So I cut the bracket trimmed it and welded it back allowing the motor to seat horizontally. The motor shaft piece that drives the wiper had to be rotated about 90 degrees with the new layout. Also an access hole was needed to get access to the mounting screw on the right side.

I keep the original wiper switch with the cable and rigged a slider 3 position switch for it more info here http://midcenturycadillacs.com/index.php?topic=3088.msg18673#msg18673
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Good work Jose. I was toying with the idea of fitting an electric wiper motor and getting rid of the vacuum pump [I actually have an oil pump from the earlier engine sitting on a shelf]. Instead I stuck with the original and had my wiper motor rebuilt by Ficken. I suspect that the vacuum pump draws moisture into the engine, especially on 54 and 55 as these have the vacuum antennas [a bbit of water always gets past the seal on the mast]. To me this explains why the vacuum pump is often corroded. Phil 
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Last post by JAG56Cad on June 25, 2018, 08:27:47 PM »
Congrats Art..!

So if you are the designated driver for both your babies, you may need to take a rain check on the drinks.  ;)
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