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Cadillac Chat Room / Re: 53 cadillac hood latch
« Last post by Quentin Hall on September 16, 2017, 09:02:48 AM »
I'm going to be coming to Melbourne soon to pick up a large quantity of STOLEN 53 parts. Sadly there is still a large quantity of very valuable parts still to be returned to me. As a fellow 53 owner you will know how debilitating a theft of that magnitude would hurt.
I'll be commencing legal action to sue the thief through the Magistrates Court to reclaim the outstanding parts and damages.
Perhaps when I'm down there we can meet up for a beer.
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Cadillac Chat Room / Re: 53 cadillac hood latch
« Last post by Quentin Hall on September 16, 2017, 08:42:52 AM »
Just realised who this Pete Smith is. Bet he has a  Cadillac. With a nicely restored rear bumper, gold 24k Cadillac fenderscripts and nos guide spotlights. And really nice rechromed foglights housings. . . . You know the ones that are really expensive to restore.
Looking forward to seeing pics.
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Cadillac Chat Room / Re: 53 cadillac hood latch
« Last post by Quentin Hall on September 16, 2017, 08:35:30 AM »
Gday mate, the hood pin is really simple. Post a pic of what you have so we can determine what you are missing. . . Or call me on 0472760019
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General Technical Help / Re: 1959 rear wheel bearings
« Last post by VMX453 on September 11, 2017, 04:25:10 PM »
Hi Paul, it should be a relatively straightforward job for a decent mechanic.
I'm not sure where you're situated in Melbourne but if you're anywhere near Hallam it may be worth contacting Lee Franklin at Memphis Auto Repairs 8786 3760. Lee has a couple of Cad's himself and is not afraid to work on older cars.

Cheers,
Arnold.
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General Technical Help / Re: 1959 rear wheel bearings
« Last post by Bruce Reynolds on September 10, 2017, 09:40:12 AM »
G'day Paul,

A simple task.   Just follow the shop manual and take heed of the measurements, and you cannot go wrong.

Plus, get the best bearings you can, SKF, etc, BUT DO NOR BUY OFF EBAY, unless you know they are not Chinese.

Plus, they ARE expensive.   I purchased a pair some 20 years ago, and they were over AU$140.00 each.

My last one went to Western Australia.

Bruce. :devil:
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General Technical Help / 1959 rear wheel bearings
« Last post by pdm59 on September 10, 2017, 08:56:26 AM »
I am needing to do rear wheel bearings on my 59 fleetwood, just wanting to know if any one has attempted this and if so is it a job I would be able to do as a back yard mechanic. Alternatively I will take it to some one who gives me the line that this not your average every day wheel bearing job and will proceed to bend me over. Had a look at the workshop manual on how to do it, sometimes the manual over simplifys things and it can go pear shape real quick and I am stuck with a car on ramps in the middle of my garage for weeks on end. Any assistance from some who has gone down this road would be appreciated, or if some one knows a mechanic in Melbourne who has done it for them would also be appreciated.  :cool: :cool: :cool:

Paul
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Cadillac Chat Room / 53 cadillac hood latch
« Last post by pete smith on August 23, 2017, 07:30:52 PM »
I was wondering if anyone can help me with how to fit a 53 Cadillac hood latch ( the part that fits on the hood with the locating pin ). Anyone in Melbourne / Victoria own one thanks
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Brakes - Suspension - Steering - Wheels & Tyres / tires for everyday use
« Last post by willadr on August 08, 2017, 02:00:52 PM »
Has anyone tried running Toyo tires on their car? I'm planning to buy a set of Extensa A/S  for everyday use, and I will keep my white walls for show purposes. Is Toyo a good choice? What is your favorite brand of tire? Any inputs will be appreciated. Thanks!
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General Chit Chat / Re: Royal Black tyres
« Last post by willadr on August 07, 2017, 06:54:53 PM »
Old thread, but I'm curious about them. Does anyone have personal experience with these tires?
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