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Cadillac Chat Room / Re: Stolen 53 Eldorado parts.
« Last post by Bruce Reynolds on Yesterday at 09:15:39 AM »
G'day Quentin,
Hang in there, and congratulations on getting so far in your recovery of these priceless items.

Looks like you are dealing with a Police Officer that understands the value of specialised car parts, and hopefully, you will get everything back.

Bruce. :devil:
Cadillac Chat Room / Re: Stolen 53 Eldorado parts.
« Last post by Quentin Hall on Yesterday at 07:06:11 AM »
Encouraging news with Sen Sgt Mat Ryan of Ferny Grove Police finally acknowledging the theft of my priceless 53Eldorado parts.
One of the most frustrating elements has been the procedural slowness of establishing the chain of events and then identifying a timeline and then a who did what.
    After sending the thief a letter of demand from my lawyer, some of the parts have been recovered. Most importantly the vent wings for car #412 prominently stamped 411 (because the Eldos were bespoke the windshield and vent wings were polished and chromed as a set and can vary in sequence from the designated car by up to 20 cars), have been located and returned and a clear trail of how they got from Brisbane to Melbourne established. This serial number is crucial because it clearly shows the fact that parts were taken off what was a very valuable vehicle, 53 Eldorado #412.. This is just a pair of many stolen parts returned . There are still many parts yet to be returned though.
   Still outstanding a full rechromed rear bumper, unchromed front bumpers, a pair of nos Guide S18 spotlights, rechromed foglight housings and 24k gold fender scripts and Eldorado only stainless trim removed from once complete units. A nos  set of 53 wire hubcaps too and 57 Eldorado sun visor brackets and an irreplaceable 53 Eldo seat badge. Nos 53 Eldo wiper arm. Rear armrest bolsters. The list goes on and on. Disappointing is that many components have been returned stripped of brand new hydraulic rams, hydraulic lines, fan motors, trim, etc.
    I am pushing the police hard to press charges on the thief who has used the cover of back to back Intervention orders issued by Dandenong Magistrates Court to obfuscate the fact that he came onto my property without my permission and stole many many items, that represent a lifetime of scouring and collecting. Once the second Year long Intervention Order expires I may decide to confront the thief directly to return or reimburse me for the outstanding parts. If that holds no sway then sueing him via the Queensland Magistrates Court will be the next direct action.
     Sen Sgt Simon Godwin rang me at 2pm yesterday to further discuss the 411 provenance. Ill be talking with him later in the week.
     Im confidant that soon the tables turn on this thief coward who for the past, nearly two years, has tormented me with his smug use of Intervention Orders.
« Last post by peter waite on February 15, 2018, 07:41:51 PM »
Hi,we have a room available in a 3 room suite at the host venue, this is where it all happens, for the Renmark National Rally March 21st to March 26th 2018, please make enquiries to Peter 0408629193.
General Technical Help / Re: Steering Column / Gear Selector rattle
« Last post by TimL on February 14, 2018, 08:40:15 PM »
Hi bruce,

Yep, holding the selector lever stops it.  If I grab the selector ring which the gear lever is attached to and rotate it I can replicate the rattle.

I was hoping to find out if the problem is worn gates at the top of the column or somewhere lower (i.e.linkages or transmission selector).
General Technical Help / Re: Steering Column / Gear Selector rattle
« Last post by Bruce Reynolds on February 14, 2018, 08:30:56 PM »
Never happened with my '60 CDV, but that was RHD.

Any rattling could be from a worn out upper or lower bearing in the column, or even a loose shift link.

If you hold the gear selector with your hand, does the rattle stop?

Bruce. :devil:
General Technical Help / Re: Steering Column / Gear Selector rattle
« Last post by TimL on February 14, 2018, 07:13:03 PM »
Nobody has this problem?
Parts For Sale or Wanted / Complete Ridetech Air Suspension system to suit 58-60 Cadillac
« Last post by TimL on February 14, 2018, 07:11:08 PM »
This is a premium quality kit which is designed to fit a 1958 to 1960 Cadillac (non air suspension car).  This kit could also easily be used on other 50's and 60's US vehicles.

It is a COMPLETE KIT which contains everything you need, and comprises of the following:

- Ridetech '58-'60 Cadillac kit ( )

- Viair 400C compressor ( )

- Airlift Autopilot V2 Air Controller ( )

- Air Tank (150psi, 10" diameter x 20" long)

- Various additional hose clips, screws and rubber grommets for installation

Instructions can be found here...

It is brand new in the boxes, and has never been installed into a vehicle.  Asking $4900 which is a significant saving.

Pick up from Dandenong (BH) or East Brighton (AH).  Shipping can be arranged at buyers expense.

Contact Tim on 0419 537 913
General Technical Help / Steering Column / Gear Selector rattle
« Last post by TimL on February 12, 2018, 08:21:27 PM »
Hi All,

My '59 has a rattle in the steering column, coming from the gear selector.  My '60 Cadillac had exactly the same problem.

It rattles when you run over small corrugations (as commonly found on Melbourne tram lines), and it will often do it if the engine idles at a certain rpm.  I can also reproduce the sound by moving the selector up and down quickly.  I am not sure if it is coming from the linkages or the transmission selector gates.

Does anyone else have this issue, and more importantly can you give me an idea how I can eliminate it?  It really detracts from the beauty of driving the car.  :-(
Cadillac Events / Change of meeting night for N.S.W.
« Last post by peter waite on February 10, 2018, 03:18:11 PM »
Hi all, please note due to Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club over booking their meeting rooms, our meeting nights are now set for the second Tuesday of each month for the remainder of the year, same starting time 8.00 p.m.
Thanks all, Peter Waite on behalf of the committee.
If you are in Queensland, get Shane Hudson @ HPEngines on the Sunshine Coast to do the work.

He's done 2 Caddy engines in the past 8 months and as posted above, All American Auto Parts for the bits.
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