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Cadillac Chat Room / 1981 Seville Hubcaps or Spoked wheels
« Last post by Kolcaren on June 11, 2020, 06:18:56 PM »
Hi, I'm after a good (or OEM) set of spoke-type hubcaps for a 1981 Seville but I'm having trouble finding a supplier who can help. Anyone got any leads on where I can find some? Cheers Col
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There is no need to run the engine on expensive petrol.

As these engines, that is engines built from 1971, were designed to run on Unleaded patrol, and as the compression ratios are low, it is totally safe to use 91, which is what I use in my own '72, which has a number of mods.

These engines have hardened valve seats from new, and the high-nickle content in the castings makes them really strong.

Bruce. :devil:
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Update 3 Jun 20:
The 1979 is the only 425 that had an ESS - no suprises that parts are unavailable. The electronic module in the dissy depends on the ESS. So either a new ESS, or a new dissy.
So I have bitten the bullet, and bought a new HEI dissy which includes coil and covers, new leads, and waiting for USA delivery.
It means I will have to have the new dissy re-curved, but thats OK. The 1979 manual has all the details of dissy curves in use, and I will put a 'proper' one in place and run the engine on 95 octane.

Let you know how it goes.
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Hi Guys:
Spotted yellow goop dripping from the LHS engine bay after a longish run: turned out to be the Electronic Spark Select module, which drives the spark advance in the HEI distributor. Its a black plastic container attached to the LHS front frame with 3 screws, 4-pin canon plugs, contains a complex PCB all covered in this yellow goop - apparently to 'seal' it. The PCB looks inaccessible.
Car still runs, seemingly as 'good' as ever - but that level of heat means something is about to fail. So not a driver until I fix it.
OS forums seem to indicate this melted module is common enough, but not a lot of spares about.

Anyone got an idea if it can be repaired? Or a suggestion as to where spare parts can be obtained?
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Brakes - Suspension - Steering - Wheels & Tyres / technical support
« Last post by vincent lowden on May 09, 2020, 06:01:07 PM »
looking for motor mechanic / electrician  / motor trimmer that specialise in classic vehicles in and around melb metro any advice would be most welcome..
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« Last post by vincent lowden on May 09, 2020, 05:50:54 PM »
Sounds familiar Bruce... but the important thing is you lived to tell the story and that's the main thing but just wait till this Covid 19 thing is behind us they better watch out we'll be roaring to go
                                                                                                   cheers Vincent Lowden
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« Last post by Bruce Reynolds on April 22, 2020, 10:48:39 AM »
Sorry to read about your health problem.

I was getting ready to go to the Rally in Busselton in 2014, in my Eldorado and come home via Darwin and Cairns.   Car was all ready to go, then I came down with Heart Failure, and on Doctors' recommendations, rested and relaxed for 18 Months, yes, a year and a half, doing nothing, going nowhere, and having friends come to visit thinking that I wouldn't be here for long.

Took a while to get used to doing nothing, reclining in the Lounge Chair, watching TV, but the only thing I can be really thankful for is that the episode got me really ready for the Covid19 lockdown, so where others are moaning and groaning about not being allowed out, I am enjoying it.   Saving money.   BUT, it also stopped me from driving to the Mudgee Muster this year.   Again, my car was ready to head out the garage and to the boat, but sadly, it hasn't gone anywhere.   Like all of us.

Bruce. :devil:
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« Last post by vincent lowden on April 21, 2020, 10:57:09 PM »
Thank you Bruce for the additional information I have joined the local club but sadly i had no sooner registered my vehicle when Brian Langton text members saying all club outings were cancelled due to Covid19, i'm beginning to think this car is cursed I purchased it in Queensland on the 5th of Nov and after having some minor work carried out it was shipped down to Melb on the 14th Dec the same day i was having a triple bypass operation after three months recuperation i managed to attend a show N shine in Seymour north of Melb then Covid19 arrived and it hasn't been out of my garage ever since so in 6 months i've driven it once, well Bruce that's life as they say

                                                                                                                                       best wishes Vincent Lowden
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« Last post by Bruce Reynolds on April 21, 2020, 10:19:14 PM »
G'day Vincent,

Don't know much about this website, other than simply looking at the various Forums.

My main internet dealings is with the USA Message Board of the Cadillac & LaSalle Club, of which I am the head Administrator/Moderator.   Yes, even from down here.   One of a half dozen Moderators that ensure they talk about Cadillacs and LaSalles.

http://forums.cadillaclasalleclub.org/

I am also a Member of the CLC in Australia, the Victorian Region, but this site we are on now is run by the New South Wales Region, and really doesn't have much action for some unknown reason, which is a pity.

The contact details for Victoria are  Brian Langton   bryanlangton(at)bigpond.com  phone number 0419 five one six 219   There would have to be lots of people in Victoria that can handle work on Cadillacs, as there are a lot of these in Victoria.

I would encourage you to join the Victorian Region, and once the Covid19 lockdowns are ended, things should get back to normal.

Bruce. :devil:

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« Last post by vincent lowden on April 21, 2020, 03:51:25 PM »
Hi Bruce ... I live in Burwood East on the outskirts of Melbourne i see you are in Lindisfarne Tas a lovely part of the world, thanks for your advise re workshop manual you will be pleased to know it was one of the first things i did source an original 1962 publication from Canada.. its in pristine condition although can't imagine it will be like that for to long after the many times i refer to it. Bruce you may be able to assist me with finding my way around this website...for instance where can i ask and post questions regarding old school tradesmen that work with classic vehicles ie Mechanical/Trimmers/Panel shops etc any advise would be more than welcome cheers for now
                                                                                                                                                                      regards Vincent Lowden
                                                                         
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