"Looking to the future it will be very nice to have a refreshed engine in the car making the car very reliable for the future fun that the car is sure to be once you are out on the road and enjoying it
The goal of getting the…"
"Jordan, I was going to reply on the other thread about your gandpa's Caddy and the bad rod bearings but it is good that you posted this here on the Wanted forums. I usually have the 429 crank but am out right now, but can add to my Wait List. I…"
Hello friends! I’m looking for a crankshaft for a 429 that will begin Grandpa’s Cadillac Restoration. I will be talking to a machine shop on Monday (fingers crossed). However, in the event I hear the second worst news possible, I thought I’d put some feelers out now. Thanking everyone in advance. See More
"Thank you all for your thoughts. After talking with my father-in-law, I’ve decided to make sure I get it checked out with the local machine shop. There is a date stamp on the next bearing indicating it was rebuilt in ‘87."
"if your crank isn't destroyed after that, buy lottery tickets, because you're the luckiest man on the planet.I would not just slap new bearings in, you need to have the rods checked now, if there was enough room to have a bearing spin,…"
"If there was no significant scratching or abrasion on the rod journals due to the rod bearing failure, you probably got lucky. If there is deep scratching, etc they will need to be reground and new undersized rod bearings used. If only minor crank…"
"So, I broke down the engine last night and found that the rod bearings were stacked on top of one another. There were two grinding away on one side and none on the other. But on a good note, there’s no scarring, gouging or signs of wear. "
Hello friends! It’s been a while since I’ve visited this page. Last I left I had spoke about my late grandpa’s Cadillac that I planned on “restoring”, which really meant getting back on the road.…Continue
Hello friends! I’m looking for a crankshaft for a 429 that will begin Grandpa’s Cadillac Restoration. I will be talking to a machine shop on Monday (fingers crossed). However, in the event I hear the…Continue
So I am troubleshooting my fuel gauge issue. I bought a new sender and tested it. It it goes from 1-ohm (empty) to 35-ohm (full). When I test it (outside the tank), when the float is in the up (full) position it only moves the gauge to about 1/2 full. When at the bottom (empty) position the gauge shows empty. This is the same issue I have when I fill and then use the gas in the tank - the gauge never reads ore than half full. Based on what I've read on this thread it would seem like the…