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Brakes - Suspension - Steering - Wheels & Tyres / Speedo errors and correct wheels
« Last post by cad425 on January 04, 2020, 04:13:05 PM »
I'm confused.
Ive used my TomTom GPS to check speedo and odo error - 10% high for speedo, and 13% low for odo - very high errors. Normally, I'd expect this to be caused by larger than original tyres. So I checked wheel sizes.
Lucy has new tyres installed  by PO (well - new in 2015, but only 450 miles since) which are Mastercraft P215 75 R15 white walls. Original tyres should have been GR78x15 B for which equivalence is 205R15. As far as I can tell from Mr Google while the 75 series tyre is 'larger' than original, it has about the same rolling diameter: original 27.7", replaced with 27.56". OK, so no great difference there, and probably a good choice of replacement.
So why then the big errors? Do other 79 Coupe deVille owners have similar errors? Has someone fiddled with the speedo gearing?

Is there something I'm missing?
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Parts For Sale or Wanted / Fuel pump
« Last post by Shaft on December 27, 2019, 08:16:44 PM »
Want to sell new fuel pump suit 365-390 58-62 Cadillac. Bought it for my 57 365 of course it doesn’t fit. Best offer brand new
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Transmissions - Differentials / Re: 79 DeVille TH400 'PRNDL'
« Last post by Bruce Reynolds on December 16, 2019, 10:00:10 AM »
Congratulations on finally getting it aligned.

Bruce. :devil:
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Transmissions - Differentials / Re: 79 DeVille TH400 'PRNDL'
« Last post by cad425 on December 15, 2019, 08:43:08 PM »
To close out this topic: I had cause to actually look at the PRNDL needle indicator system this week - and yes, it was out by one position. Its a little wire around the gear select collar that pulls the needle, with a clip to keep it in its new place. I moved it about 3mm, and now perfect.
In my 79 Coupe deVille, its easy to get to by removing the plate from under the steering wheel. No big problem.

Dont know why it took me so long to fix.
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Cadillac Chat Room / Interior Restoration Advice
« Last post by cad425 on December 15, 2019, 02:44:32 PM »
Hi everyone, hope you are all awake, and looking forward to Christmas.
I have got a hurry up, and Lucy is back on the road after a quiet 2 years. A number of 40km trips this week, and the amount of leaking fluids is getting smaller every day. I am hoping to re-start Club runs in 2020.
But while the suspension/engine/txmn are now pretty good, the interior is a mess - result of PO keeping the car outside in the sun for 3 years. I need heaps of plastic parts, and maybe more, and I'm finding parts in the USA hard to properly identify and thus buy.

I am wondering if anyone has bitten the bullet, had a professional interior restoration, and can thus recommend someone in the Sydney area?

Any ideas on cost would be useful too. A Google search was not too successful - perhaps I'm asking the wrong question out there.

JMW
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Say Hi / Re: 1973 cadillac coupe de ville
« Last post by Bruce Reynolds on November 20, 2019, 10:36:39 PM »
G'day from a dark Lindisfarne.

The parking brake is released manually by a small lever that sits just under the dash, on the left side.

These cars have an automatic park brake release that operates via Vacuum when the engine is running, and the gear lever moved out of Park.

If you look up under the dash, behind and underneath the area of the headlight switch, you will see the lever.   It looks like it is parallel to the bottom of the dash, and only requires fingers to pull it backwards, and the pedal releases.

If you can't find it, I will get a picture of it in the morning.

Bruce. :devil:
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Say Hi / 1973 cadillac coupe de ville
« Last post by Carol17 on November 20, 2019, 12:50:00 PM »
Hello,
Is there anyone in Melbourne who could help me with the car above, 
We cannot get the handbrake off which I understand is linked to getting it into gear.
Cheers
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Cadillac Chat Room / Current status of Automotive Technologies
« Last post by VMX453 on September 27, 2019, 04:28:27 PM »
Hi all,

I thought I should post and bring you up to date as to the current status of Automotive Technologies of Australia (based in Ballarat Vic.).
Following a number of changes within the industry and some unfortunate events (not the least being the loss of our excellent website) I came to the decision last year that it was no longer viable to run our business on a full time basis importing and distributing restoration parts for American produced vehicles now residing in Australia.
I've been working a regular day job since, and still operating the business part time after hours. I intend to continue operating this way into the future, but can no longer justify carrying the vast range of products that we have in the past. As a result of this, a lot of the more obscure items I have will not be replaced once sold. Please feel free to contact me (email is best arnold@automotivetech.com.au) and I can forward a list to you covering the parts I have in stock to suit your car/cars. Keep in mind that a lot of the items I have on the shelf were purchased some years ago and hence will probably be cheaper than importing them from the U.S.A. with today's prices, $AU conversion, and sometimes exorbitant shipping costs.
I'd like to also take this opportunity to thank all members of the Cadillac - LaSalle club who've supported us over the years. Rest assured that it hasn't gone unnoticed.
Best contact number for me going forward is the mobile 0409 174 398. Please be prepared to leave a message as I don't always have access to my phone during regular working hours.

Kind regards,
Arnold Millane
Automotive Technologies of Australia.
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Say Hi / G'day
« Last post by Gig on September 26, 2019, 10:12:45 AM »
I'm a new member and after doing some serious sole searching on what I want in my shed keen on buying a 63 or 64 coupe and/or convertible de Ville - I came come across your forum and thought this is exactly what I need. Cheers
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Say Hi / Re: New Member - Jay Ginevra
« Last post by Bruce Reynolds on September 02, 2019, 06:03:06 PM »
Yes, some people really need educating.

Bruce. :devil:
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