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General Discussions / Re: Serpentine belt conversion
« Last post by Perk2 on March 22, 2018, 08:41:44 AM »
Check with Dan and his "Carmen" engineering marvel!
I'm just outside of San Francisco, and would be happy to provide advice/answer any questions you might have about this area.  Some unsolicited advice about SF; do not waste your time going to Pier 39.  It is a tourist trap with overpriced parking, particularly given the high rate of car break ins in the area.  Instead, if you have time, go see the real City; walk through the Castro, go to Golden Gate Park and check out the Academy of Sciences and/or the deYoung Museum, or take a tour of City Hall (lots of history and some spectacular architecture).  Given your itinerary, two automotive "must sees" are the Petersen Museum in LA, and the Auto Collections at the Linq Hotel in Las Vegas.  And one non-automotive must see is to go to a Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas.  "O" is spectacular, and "Love" is a must unless you can affirmatively state that you do not care for the Beatles.
Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Removing trim
« Last post by Sevillian on March 22, 2018, 01:15:39 AM »
There are places like King of Trim in SoCal that will refinish and repair trim, including repairing broken-off studs.
Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Removing trim
« Last post by RobertM on March 21, 2018, 11:24:08 PM »
3 full days of work so far and I'm making progress! Slow and steady, definitely harder work than I expected. I didn't expect the door windows would have to come out to get the reveal moldings off. That sure added a new dimension.

This car is fighting me; I've drilled out several screws and bolts that were rusted or stripped and have found rust in places I never expected. The worst disappointment so far is the nuts on several of the Fleetwood hash marks were rusted on and the studs broke.

I've got a dozen Ziploc bags of labeled nuts and screws along with diagrams of where it all came from. And a growing list of what was drilled out or missing. Can never be too organized.

By the way, can anyone tell me how to get the Cadillac fender script off without breaking the attachment pins? I broke a couple pins on the Fleetwood script and don't want to repeat the mistake.
Wanted Parts and Cars / Re: Vacuum Lines
« Last post by Clewisiii on March 21, 2018, 05:30:51 PM »
Complete diagram will depend on your air options.  I have a bunch of pictures of the lines behind the IP.
Wanted Parts and Cars / Vacuum Lines
« Last post by tack1942 on March 21, 2018, 04:10:31 PM »
Looking for a place to get a complete diagram of the vacuum lines for a 62 Cad series 62
General Discussions / Re: Serpentine belt conversion
« Last post by Cattle Axe on March 21, 2018, 03:49:51 PM »
I think Dan Mcnarry 62 coupe may have done it.
General Discussions / Re: Part Question
« Last post by Chris_Oz on March 21, 2018, 03:41:55 PM »
I see it now. It is really buried in there.


I recently re-chromed the front and rear bars on the Coupe, it was a HUGE mission.
Lifting and fitting the front bar single handed with damaging anything was a bit of a mission.

Someone (I am guessing a body shop) had had the front bar off before, most of the major bolts were originals, but many holding the smaller grill brackets, wing bits etc were a mix of metric and SAE, made for lots of fun.

I replaced all the smaller ones with Cad plated grade 8, lots of copper never seize, next guy in there should have a better time of it.
General Discussions / Re: Serpentine belt conversion
« Last post by Chris_Oz on March 21, 2018, 02:30:10 PM »
I have not seen anyone with a serpentine belt fitted, you may be the first.

I doubt a kit would be available, lots of pulleys in 3 different alignments to get sorted, best of luck.
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