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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Mid Century Cadillac Dealer Roster
« Last post by RobertM on January 12, 2019, 11:06:48 AM »
From a Facebook group.  Thomas Olds/Cadillac from Los Angeles.. Looks like this is maybe from a magazine ad. I love the unmistakable 50s styling.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Mecum Auction Live Feed
« Last post by RobertM on January 12, 2019, 10:42:51 AM »
There's a 54 Sixty Special coming up Sunday. Its listed as a white car, but from the pictures I think its actually Newport blue. 

Lou I just did a search of the lots and can't find the 56 Biarritz.

*edit* Nevermind the 56 is at BJ
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Making progress on the '54
« Last post by RobertM on January 12, 2019, 10:28:19 AM »
Thanks David. I don't think I'll have the skill to peen hollow rivets that nicely and will be happy with the smoother look of solid ones. Those shoulder bolts are a great compromise to go for the hollow rivet look.  Once I get started, I should find out pretty quickly if I'll have to change my mind and go with your idea
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Mecum Auction Live Feed
« Last post by South_paw on January 12, 2019, 09:16:15 AM »
Looks like at least 6 Cadillacs crossing the block today.

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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Making progress on the '54
« Last post by David King on January 12, 2019, 08:49:56 AM »
Hi Bob,

The original rivet had a hollow end where they were peened over and there must of been a special tool to come in and upset them in a fixture.  Let us know how it works out for you doing this process with a solid rivet.  Wishing you good luck and success.

David
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General Discussions / Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Last post by Clewisiii on January 12, 2019, 08:41:27 AM »
Thank You
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General Discussions / Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Last post by russ austin on January 12, 2019, 08:30:47 AM »
I have a few of the original check valves if you need one. They can be taken apart with a razor blade. the bottom was super glued on and the glue is not brittle. The rubber disk is now hard, so finding a working one is difficult.

This is my alternative.  You could use the new in line check valve up hidden in the dash and have the original in the stock position.
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General Discussions / Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Last post by russ austin on January 12, 2019, 08:25:25 AM »
Does anyone know how this vacuum part functions. One of my line ports is broken off. This cannot just be a tee.

Does anyone know what I should search for to find a new one.

It is a vacuum check valve.  They all leak now.  Just go get a plastic T and a vacuum check valve. It keeps vacuum in the interior during vacuum loss at acceleration.
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General Discussions / 1962 Cadillac distributor
« Last post by leggman on January 11, 2019, 11:51:29 PM »
I know the 390 looks very similar to a small block chevy but I was just wondering if a distributor from a small block chevy will fit in a 390 Cad motor??? Thanks. Dave
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Making progress on the '54
« Last post by RobertM on January 11, 2019, 09:47:06 PM »
I got the trunk cardboard set in today. It feels like it's really nice quality. The board is more like luann than cardboard and the edge stitching is nicely done. I wont know about fitment for a couple of months. Will let you know about that.
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