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General Discussions / Re: Fluid to use in power steering?
« Last post by roeser on September 21, 2017, 03:15:50 PM »
What is the effect, if any, of adding a little power steering fluid to a reservoir started with  ATF?
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General Discussions / Re: Color code of 1961 factory steel wheels
« Last post by Timo on September 21, 2017, 09:54:08 AM »
Well as I am powder coating much of my parts I have researched and cross referenced the Cadillac colors in RAL:

Cadillac Dark Blue: RAL 5011 (Steele Blue) -> Engine Parts
Cadillac Light Grey: RAL 7047 (Telegrau 4) -> Steele Rims (It is the match for Ford Tractor Grey)
Cadillac Semi-gloss Black: RAL 9005 (there is a Semi-gloss version available)
Cadillac Black: RAL 9005

 
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General Discussions / Re: 1962 Coupe de Ville restoration
« Last post by MoreRacing on September 20, 2017, 09:45:55 PM »
 :)
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General Discussions / Re: 1962 Coupe de Ville restoration
« Last post by MoreRacing on September 20, 2017, 09:40:56 PM »
Inner door and body panels sealed with polyester, primed and painted in basis zinc + white.
 ;)  :)
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General Discussions / Re: Color code of 1961 factory steel wheels
« Last post by Dan LeBlanc on September 20, 2017, 07:12:33 AM »
I did go the Ford Tractor grey route at one point and it's a bit light.  It may have been a poor remix of the colour too as I've never seen Ford tractors that light.

The colour mentioned in the CLC forum thread looks spot on to me.
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General Discussions / Re: New rear control arms
« Last post by 62 Coupe on September 19, 2017, 07:37:59 PM »
Well Peter, it shouldn't be long now! I finished the first three production sets today. If those that are interested could send me their shipping addresses I can give a full quote including shipping plus payment info. I expect that by the mid next week the remaining seven sets will be ready to go as well.

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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: 1956 eldorado engine
« Last post by South_paw on September 19, 2017, 05:28:05 PM »
If you give us the serial number stamped on the front of the engine we may be able to narrow it down some. The 7X-208 is an early build engine. This means you have the early style 1956 heads. See attached pic to note the location of the serial number
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General Discussions / Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Last post by Clewisiii on September 19, 2017, 03:15:49 PM »
I finally got brave enough to bead blast some hinges.  They came out nice. I need to buy a new box of abrasive material.
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General Discussions / Re: 1962 Coupe de Ville restoration
« Last post by MoreRacing on September 19, 2017, 02:05:13 PM »
 :)
Test fitting the conduits.
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General Discussions / Re: 1962 Coupe de Ville restoration
« Last post by MoreRacing on September 19, 2017, 02:00:52 PM »
Prepping the doors inner panel. Primed and sealed.
On the matter of the rubber cable conduits,  I'm using the 97 to 04 Corvette conduits because the original rubber came out in pieces. They where all gone and can't find repros.
The Corvette units from  97 to 04 models,  are longer the the previus years and are a perfect fit. (20.00 bucks at Ebay)
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