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General Discussions / Re: 61 Town Sedan Water Pump
« Last post by Sevillian on Today at 02:58:51 AM »
I strongly recommend getting yours rebuilt.  The "new" supposedly "heavy duty" ones on eBay are junk.  For one thing, instead of having two different pumps, one for a/c cars and one for non-a/c (different shaft lengths for the pulleys, the pump shaft tries to split the difference, meaning that the pulleys won't line up) leads to increased vibration and belt wear, and eventually failure.  I put one of these on my '60 (same pump as '61), and it lasted about a year and a half of low-intensity driving.  Fortunately I had saved the original pump and was able to get it rebuilt. 
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Introductions / Welcome Puller to Mid Century Cadillacs
« Last post by South_paw on Yesterday at 06:16:51 PM »
Welcome Puller

Glad to have you on board the Cadillac of forums  8)  Your account is now activated.

Go ahead and kick the tires. Say hi.


 
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For Sale Parts and Cars / 61/62 Gass tank
« Last post by tack1942 on Yesterday at 05:52:54 PM »
Bought reproduction gas tank for 61/62 and never used. Have new s/s mounting straps. Payed over $300 asking $225 plus shipping. Reproduction tanks are smaller and hold 4 gals less fuel. Reach me at meandmm@sbc.global.net
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General Discussions / Re: Can anyone help me figure this out?
« Last post by Cadillacfreak on Yesterday at 03:01:00 PM »
Thank you, thank you  8)
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Wax what to use
« Last post by Perk2 on Yesterday at 03:00:16 PM »
I have used Meguiars products for a long time now, not only on my cars, but on other collector cars I've detailed.
Their products are numbered, and each do something different.
Their "00" is used with water to wash the car, has no detergents in it that would remove wax.
Depending on how damaged the paint is, will decide what to use next.
Most of the time using the glaze "7" does a great job of removing light swirls and leaves a high gloss look.
This can then be followed by the "26" (I believe), which is the actual wax coat...some just leave the glaze on.
Use either an actual cotton diaper, or the new micro-fibre towels to remove the wax...I would use the micro fibre towels to dry the car as well...regular towels leave many swirls behind.

The treatment can be done by hand or with a wheel...all depends how good you are with a wheel.

There are other products that are very similar (Griot's comes to mind), and of course some very high dollar carnuba waxes.

I had come across a VERY high gloss, expensive product that this eccentric millionaire had me use on his cars while I was his shine boy back in the lid 80s, and it was called "NAAS LOOK"...but haven't seen it since.

There is a big difference between the Meguiars products, and the one step stuff like NuFinish...at least in my experience.

Hope this helps.
Perk
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Wax what to use
« Last post by Lexi on Yesterday at 02:22:08 PM »
I use Nu Finish, a liquid based product on my car. Not sure how it would compare to Wizard, but I would say it is worth a try. I am also interested in learning whether members consider paste wax superior to liquid wax, as the jury seems to be still "out" on that one. Nu Finish seems to be easier to apply and remove (though I do not recommend applying in direct sun). Clay/Lexi
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Wax what to use
« Last post by Caddy Daddy 55 on Yesterday at 10:30:43 AM »
Going to wax the 55 Fleetwood this winter. Been using Wizard products for a couple of years now just wondering if there are better products out there? Will also be doing the chrome.

Keep Cruzin,

Bob Kielar
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General Discussions / Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Last post by Dan LeBlanc on Yesterday at 07:47:46 AM »
Still looks way too dark to me.
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General Discussions / Re: Can anyone help me figure this out?
« Last post by 6262 on January 16, 2019, 12:31:52 PM »
The colors, the buckets and the power vents are all very rare. Interesting car!
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