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Wanted Parts and Cars / Re: worm gear odometer
« Last post by 61Armin on November 04, 2017, 03:00:46 AM »
Hey 61Armin,  did you ever find a solution for the worm gear?  I'm taking mine apart at this very moment, and anticipate the same problem.  My speedometer needle was jumping, so I'm hoping that cleaning it and lubing it will fix the problem.

What did you use to lube the gears when reassembling the head unit?  I've heard mineral oil (baby oil), 3n1 oil, sewing machine oil, etc. 

Brad

Hi Brad,

my friend (he is a machine builder) was able to build it after the old part.

To lube the gears I took thin grease.

Til now it works well.

Armin
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Wanted Parts and Cars / Re: worm gear odometer
« Last post by Driftwood62 on November 03, 2017, 09:07:57 PM »
Lubing the speedo cable may also help with jumpy speedo
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Wanted Parts and Cars / Re: worm gear odometer
« Last post by 62Caddee on November 03, 2017, 07:36:16 PM »
Hey 61Armin,  did you ever find a solution for the worm gear?  I'm taking mine apart at this very moment, and anticipate the same problem.  My speedometer needle was jumping, so I'm hoping that cleaning it and lubing it will fix the problem.

What did you use to lube the gears when reassembling the head unit?  I've heard mineral oil (baby oil), 3n1 oil, sewing machine oil, etc. 

Brad

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General Discussions / Re: Rear shocks
« Last post by Clewisiii on November 03, 2017, 02:22:00 PM »
 Last I saw you can still buy the New old stock rears from here.  I cannot find fronts though.

http://ocpnw.com
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General Discussions / Re: Rear shocks
« Last post by Rocket62 on November 03, 2017, 12:07:59 PM »
Thanks guys from what im seeing here I bought the crappy ones then. I purchased the Gabriel "classic" ones so i will definitely look for the "pleasurizers" from what i know that these cars are designed for hydraulic shocks not gas
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Wanted Parts and Cars / Re: WTB convertible top pump cover.
« Last post by russ austin on November 03, 2017, 07:38:42 AM »
Go figure, I found one the night before the contact info was posted.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: 1962 master cylinder on 1961 eldo
« Last post by Dan LeBlanc on November 03, 2017, 06:59:39 AM »
@Sevillian upgraded my old 61 to a dual circuit and I don't think he changed the booster.  Hopefully now that I've tagged him, he'll chime in and report what he did.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: 1955 resonators or no resonators
« Last post by South_paw on November 03, 2017, 05:32:56 AM »
plus the cars without resonators came with different mufflers. Not sure if that little detail has been lost after all of these years. Enjoy that new exhaust. 
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: 1955 resonators or no resonators
« Last post by Ed Leed on November 02, 2017, 05:32:35 PM »
Hi Bob,

Glad you confirmed that your '55 should have resonators.  You will be glad you installed them.  With the resonators, my '54 sounds like a Cadillac, nice and quiet. Although the exhaust system without the resonators was in perfect condition, it idled with a burble that I felt was inappropriate for a Cadillac.  The previous owner had eliminated the resonators, so I installed a complete new system, with resonators, from Kepich.  Interestingly, Kepich supplied a new old stock Midas muffler from back in the day.  The resonators, however, were modern production.

Best,
Ed Leed 
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: 1955 resonators or no resonators
« Last post by Caddy Daddy 55 on November 02, 2017, 04:55:18 PM »
I have the build sheet the car was built in August. The way I'm understanding this is that a 55 Cadillac with a engine number before #82499 and after #104903 had resonators. The 22,404 in between these numbers had no resonators. So mine being #128828 the car originally had resonators is that correct?
 If so what a relief. :P I ordered my new exhaust nine weeks ago with resonators. I contacted them today and they have already fabricated the new pipes but the mufflers are back ordered until the 22 of November. Oh well it's a winter project. Thank you everyone for your input.

Regards,
Bob Kielar
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