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Say Hi / Re: Hello from Toowoomba - new member
« Last post by vwjon on May 19, 2019, 08:23:00 PM »
Welcome to forum. Be warned about internet security, none of these forums are secured and some even post personal details which isnt going to protect anyone!

Good luck with the resto check out rockauto, the may help with odds n sods, very good on later cars postage is good and fast!!
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Say Hi / Re: Hello from Toowoomba - new member
« Last post by Bruce Reynolds on May 16, 2019, 09:35:19 PM »
G'day Jeff,

Welcome to the world of Cadillac ownership.

Not much going on on this Message Board, but another source will be over in USA at the Cadillac & LaSalle Club Message Board.

http://forums.cadillaclasalleclub.org/

Bruce. :devil:
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Say Hi / Hello from Toowoomba - new member
« Last post by Imperial28 on May 16, 2019, 07:21:29 PM »
Hi everyone, just introducing myself, and my still ongoing restoration of my 1928 Cadillac 341A Imperial 7 passenger sedan.
I figure I'm about a year away yet, but can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Big things still needing to be done is paint, wiring, engine, upholstery.
A lot of work has been done of course, many parts made from scratch, and some bits still needing to be found. Perhaps there's a member out there with what I still need, and they no longer need them.
Main bits needed are: radiator, radiator shutter side panels, bakelite dash pieces for Advance/Retard and heat control, with levers, taillight stems, interior lights, running board lights.
thanks everyone.
Jeff
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Parts For Sale or Wanted / Re: Where do you buy your bits from?
« Last post by vwjon on May 12, 2019, 12:15:56 PM »
Very impressed with the prices and service from Rockauto, but their range is lacking.

I'm needing top and bottom ball joints, looking at about au$600 from caddy daddy, plus postage anyone do any better?
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Parts For Sale or Wanted / Re: Where do you buy your bits from?
« Last post by 76sedandeville on May 10, 2019, 08:44:26 PM »
I use Rockauto alot for parts for various cars
Not had alot of luck with supply or price locally
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If the points aren't opening when the engine is cranking, then you will have to re-gap them.

To get the engine to spin faster, remove the plugs, and don't forget to remove the coil lead.

Bruce. :devil:
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It doesnt fire up with petrol poured into the carby.
I adjusted the distributor last night as well. It looked like i had good spark when opening the points with a pick, but when cranked over the points didnt seem to open at all. So i turned the engine around bit by hand to see if the points open now and close as well and after that its really struggling to turn the engine over when cranking.
What could i mess up this time?

-Henri
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Will it fire up if you pour a couple of tablespoons of petrol into the throat of the carby?

Bruce. :devil:
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Engines - Carbies - Fuel Systems - Exhausts - Radiators / ‘70 DeVille wont start
« Last post by S2RKA on April 30, 2019, 03:49:46 PM »
Here i go again..
started her up a couple of weeks ago. Tried to do it again and just doesent fire up anymore.
Ive gotten to the point where ive changed spark plugs, leads, condensers, distributor cap, ignition coil, fuel pump and cleaned every possible connector and earth cables.
It seemed that the fuel pump wasnt working on full power when i disconnected the fuel line from the carby. But it fired up for a second with a bit of ‘start ya bastard’ in the main reservoir.
Acted exactly the same after changing the pump.
Without touching a thing under the bonnet it’s now not even firing up for a second.
What could i be missing?

Cheers,
Henri
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Parts For Sale or Wanted / Re: Where do you buy your bits from?
« Last post by S2RKA on April 30, 2019, 03:40:09 PM »
All American Auto Parts are such pleasure to deal with. Quick response and you most likely receive your parts the next day.
Ive also bought parts from rockauto.com in America. They use FedEx so 4-5 day delivery time.

-Henri
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