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General Discussions / Re: 61-62 Cadillac owners group locator
« Last post by 62caddyguy on November 16, 2017, 11:52:54 AM »
Add me to the locator  Oxford CT 06478   62 Eldorado ....Thanks Gary
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General Discussions / Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Last post by Clewisiii on November 16, 2017, 11:16:35 AM »
A friend at work is moving back to Germany at the end of the year.  He is planning what car to buy when he gets home.
He was looking at buying a Skoda for 50,000 Euro after options.  I have him now looking at Cadillac XT5s. 

The base model for 50,000Euro already includes all and more options that he was adding to the Skoda.
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General Discussions / Re: 61-62 Cadillac owners group locator
« Last post by Clewisiii on November 16, 2017, 09:18:00 AM »
Wrong picture.  He gave away a Cadillac
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General Discussions / Re: 61-62 Cadillac owners group locator
« Last post by Perk2 on November 16, 2017, 08:55:41 AM »
That's a Lincoln, not a Caddy
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General Discussions / Re: 61-62 Cadillac owners group locator
« Last post by Clewisiii on November 16, 2017, 08:48:18 AM »
After WW2 to the beginning of the 90s probably just this one that Nixon gave to Brezhnev in 72

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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Show us your Mid-Century masterpieces
« Last post by South_paw on November 16, 2017, 06:38:25 AM »
Good luck Roger. Someone will end up owning a great car!
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Show us your Mid-Century masterpieces
« Last post by Roger Zimmermann on November 16, 2017, 04:56:37 AM »
Some pictures from my '57 Brougham. the car is now listed on eBay; a silly tentative, but who knows...

Link to ebay...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1957-Cadillac-Brougham-Eldorado/122810972965?hash=item1c981abb25:g:xbIAAOSwI59aC23F&vxp=mtr
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Interesting...Not very different than the way I did tires for my 1:12 scale models!
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General Discussions / Re: 61-62 Cadillac owners group locator
« Last post by Hotrodln on November 15, 2017, 08:48:00 PM »
what? no caddies in Russia?
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Cool Video on Casting a New Steering Wheel
« Last post by Lexi on November 15, 2017, 07:33:48 PM »
Great video but they skipped a few steps. The product they used looked a lot like an early RTV silicone that I think GE first developed as an insulator for outside electrical connectors. It was known as RTV 664 and was a platinum cure 2 part system that was also recommended for high volume industrial urethane and epoxy castings. It was more stiff yet still somewhat flexible compared to other brands available at the time. Due to it's stiffness it was fantastic in holding it's shape and I could see it being used to cast automotive steering wheels, (even if that was not the product used in the video). Think I still have some of those old molds kicking around here. Their vacuum chamber looks a lot like the one I built and if you look closely you can see the mixed material froth in height due to industrial high vacuum being applied to remove air. That GE silicone was thick and degassing a definite necessity. It was also quite expensive. My records show a 44 pound pail having cost $700 (Canadian) 32 years ago. Then you have to buy the casting material, such as a black epoxy I would imagine. Cheaper than the 664 but still a factor in the overall expense. Other sundry items such as separators and plasticine and wood also factor in. While the cost of steering wheel restoration can be quite high, doing it this way at least shows part of the process and justifies to a significant degree the expense. Not shown, was that they may have had the wooden mold/jig set up on a vibrator to shake the air loose to escape at the top through a vent stack/sprue, lest they take their chances with entrapped air bells. Clay/Lexi
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