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Cadillac Chat Room / Re: Luxury Car Tax & Asbestos
« Last post by Bruce Reynolds on March 13, 2018, 05:54:07 PM »
G'day Peter,

Would it be possible for you to highlight the changes for us that cannot fathom what has changed?


Bruce. :devil:

PS.   Sounds like vehicles that are already here are going to rise in value.
Electrical - Vacuum - Instruments - Heaters - A/C / Re: Wiring Loom 1960
« Last post by Bruce Reynolds on March 13, 2018, 05:49:51 PM »
What is wrong with the wiring?

I have repaired a lot of loom problems on vehicles that I have been working on, including modifications for RHD conversions, and the secret is having the correct tools, and replacement wiring, and proper loom tape.

Bruce. :devil:

Electrical - Vacuum - Instruments - Heaters - A/C / Wiring Loom 1960
« Last post by Captain Morgan on March 13, 2018, 05:04:26 PM »
Any recommendations to repair/restore/rebuild my coupes wiring harness. I took it out in one piece.

Vintage Wiring Harness in Ringwood say they can't do it... not sure who else to turn to.
Cadillac Chat Room / Re: Luxury Car Tax & Asbestos
« Last post by Peter-P on March 13, 2018, 03:04:10 PM »
An update re the Luxury Car Tax & Asbestos Document.

Download the article in PDF Forman]t ->>>

General Technical Help / Re: LS swap into my 60
« Last post by Bruce Reynolds on March 10, 2018, 03:01:44 PM »
$8,000.00 is a lot cheaper that having to have someone do all the additional work in modifying EVERYTHING to accept the later engine and Trans.

Radiator, coolant hoses, exhaust, engine mounts, trans mounts, tailshaft, fitting the engine in the hole, gearshift selector quardant, NSS safety switch, front coil springs, speedo, yes, the later one is electric, so the dash one won't work.   Plus a lot more fiddly stuff to get it going.

Bruce. :devil:
General Technical Help / Re: LS swap into my 60
« Last post by Captain Morgan on March 10, 2018, 12:02:35 PM »
Thanks Bruce.

In need to rebuild trans and engine ... $3000 for Jetaway and $5000 for the 390.

The original is cooler ... but looking at LS2 for a cheaper option with the added reliability of fuel injected motor... with ongoing benefit of parts for a LS2 vs the Caddy motor.

Just weighing up options at the moment ...  nothing is set in concrete right now. Just after expert opinions.
General Technical Help / Re: LS swap into my 60
« Last post by Bruce Reynolds on March 10, 2018, 10:47:59 AM »
Question without notice...... Why?

Is there something drastically wrong with your original engine and Trans?

I had a BBC 454 and TH400 in my '60 CDV when I purchased it, and it ran okay.

When I replaced it with a 390 and Hydro, it ran a lot better, was smoother on the road, and handled far better, and I am a Hot Rodder at heart.

The original suspension is set up for the mass of the original engine and trans, and believe me, these things are HEAVY.   The same goes for the rear end ratio.   The original trans shifts out of low gear at around 15 mph, which really gets the car up and moving off the line.   And, it is a 4 speed trans, but, alas, not an overdrive version.

Installing a light weight SBC and trans into the chassis is possible, but you have to be aware that there will be alterations to the Sump, and as the SBC doesn't have the massive torque of the Cadillac 390, you will need to change the rear end to get the same performance off the line.   There are no differing gear sets around, so a complete rear end change will be required.

Bruce. :devil:

General Technical Help / LS swap into my 60
« Last post by Captain Morgan on March 09, 2018, 10:02:45 PM »
Hi guys... am considering putting a 6L LS2 into my 60... has anyone done it... any info...


PS... dont hate... only considering at this stage...and not a numbers matching car...
Cadillac Chat Room / Re: Stolen 53 Eldorado parts.
« Last post by Bruce Reynolds on February 19, 2018, 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 February 19, 2018, 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.
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