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Introductions / Welcome goldtele to Mid Century Cadillacs
« Last post by South_paw on June 17, 2018, 12:29:41 PM »
Welcome to our forum goldtele. Tell us a little bit about your Cadillac, share a pic or story  8)
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Lou,
I love your vast amount of info, love it all
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Carburetor rebuilder recomendations?
« Last post by craig-o on June 17, 2018, 01:02:39 AM »
I, too, was intimidated by the prospect of rebuilding a Rochester 4GC as my first ever attempt at disassembling, cleaning and reassembling a carb.  Until I watched this 4-part video from Mike’s Carburetor Parts: https://m.
. This gave me the courage to try it myself.

I think the parts kit was in the neighborhood of $50 or so, and the process went very smoothly - just as in the videos.  I also purchased a can of chem-dip carb cleaner for ~$30 at the local auto parts store which came with a dunking/soaking basket. 

After completing the work, I think the hardest part was disconnecting and reconnecting the linkages.  If you feel confident enough to remove the carb to send it out for a rebuild, you should be more than capable of doing it yourself!
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General Discussions / Re: Color of heater plenum/case
« Last post by FINCADI on June 16, 2018, 11:18:10 AM »
Must have been an "expert" maybe even a judge at a national meet.  These are the same guys that drive me nuts when they see a 1965 Series 75 and say with all their expertise..."no that's a 1964".   The 61 and 62 brochure specifically point out the harmony in color of the dash items.   Enjoyed meeting you in San Marcos.   Tp

I won't say what show it was that the points were deducted as it really doesn't matter and the judges were very professional, knowledgeable and respectful of my car. In other words I think they did a great job.  I have been a judge before at various car shows and always do the best I can with the knowledge I have, but I am sure I have probably made similar errors. In this particular case I felt they were mistaken, but I did not have any information to prove I was correct so I had to respect their decision. For all I knew they were correct and I was not.  I did want to find out what was correct so if it was ever pointed out again in the future I would have correct information. Now I know.   Regarding the GN in San Marcos, we had a blast even though the heat was relentless. It is always good to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, so likewise I enjoyed meeting you as well. The cherry on the sundae for me was that my car made it there and back home (1600 miles) being driven by it's own power in extreme heat without any problems. Hooray!
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Cadillac Tail Fin knock offs
« Last post by Lexi on June 16, 2018, 10:48:29 AM »
Yes, my thoughts exactly Lou. Found some other Caddy inspired ads that I will also post. Everyone was chasing Cadillac in the '50s. Clay/Lexi
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: 1955 Distributor Vacuum Controller
« Last post by Agent86 on June 16, 2018, 09:32:49 AM »
The Hydramatic should shift better now.  The Hydramatic often will shift poorly with a bad vacuum advance.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Last post by PHIL WHYTE CLC 14192 on June 16, 2018, 09:23:07 AM »
Yes, Mountain Laurel and black interior also. Really nice car. A much nicer interior than the one on that 53 eldo Lou!
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Last post by South_paw on June 16, 2018, 08:43:39 AM »
1953 Eldorado interior with custom door panel  ;D ;D ;D

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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Cadillac Tail Fin knock offs
« Last post by South_paw on June 16, 2018, 08:40:10 AM »
You get a real sense of how desirable Cadillacs were back then. Reminds me of the 80-90's with all of the knock off kits available to convert your Firebird or Fiero into a Ferrari. Thanks for posting that.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Cadillac Tail Fin knock offs
« Last post by Lexi on June 16, 2018, 08:02:55 AM »
Check out this 1956 automotive ad that features early Cad fins as accessories. Imagine driving down the road in your rusted out non-GM POS other vehicle,  but at least those tail fins elevate the status of your car. Clay/Lexi
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