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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Saber torque
« Last post by Roger Zimmermann on November 02, 2018, 03:21:04 AM »
The'57 Brougham shop manual supplement is also giving 90-100 ft-lbs. And yes, I'm tightening my wheels with a lower torque the way you do first and then the final torque.
Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Saber torque
« Last post by South_paw on November 01, 2018, 08:13:38 PM »
I have always heard that aluminum wheels require less torque when compared to steel wheels?

While we are at it, does everyone practice the tighten every other lug nut technique to insure equal distribution while tightening? 
For Sale Parts and Cars / Re: '61 / '62 Cadillacs for Sale
« Last post by 6262 on November 01, 2018, 03:04:34 PM »
Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Saber torque
« Last post by 57shark82 on November 01, 2018, 01:01:54 PM »

I used 90 lbs on my 55.
Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Saber torque
« Last post by Lexi on November 01, 2018, 09:45:40 AM »
Good question. I have often asked myself that. Both the 1956 as well as the 1955 (supplement) Cadillac shop manuals provide a minimum and maximum torque range of 90 - 100 ft lbs for both right and left hand threaded wheel nuts, (without specifying steel or sabre rim design). Interesting specs especially as sabre rim construction changed for early 1956 model year cars. I have used these specs for years when rotating my wheels which have 1956 gold sabres. So far I am not aware of any problems or deformation issues. I would be interested to learn if '57 and '58 sabre owners have different torque values specified for their sabre rims. Clay/Lexi
Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Saber torque
« Last post by Caddy Daddy 55 on November 01, 2018, 07:16:25 AM »
 Are Sabers torque to the same spec. as steel wheels?


Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Swapping a 59 390 engine into a 55
« Last post by caddyguy on October 31, 2018, 10:07:40 PM »
I believe the hormonic balancer hasa different weight than the 55. Also exhaust manifolds willbe different ad the ports are larger on the 390. Use a 56 passengerside exhaust manifold and a 390 passenger side manifold on the driver side . It is a very tight fit though. Good luck.
Introductions / Welcome fasi to Mid Century Cadillacs
« Last post by South_paw on October 30, 2018, 05:12:02 PM »
Welcome to our forum fasi. Tell us a little bit about your Cadillac, share a pic or story  8)
With my car there is bodywork I paid to have done that I'm not really satisfied with, I will get it sorted out sometime. I think the worst thing is the rubber parts, they're cracking. I've had them on the car over 10 years but the car has always been garaged so it's not UV exposure. I bought it all from Steele.
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