1963/64 Cadillac Chapter December 2018 Newsletter Posted

I have just completed and posted the December 2018, 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Newsletter to our newsletter page at www.newsletters.6364Cadillac.com.
You can also access it by clicking on  December 2018 Newsletter.

This newsletter includes:

- My Director's Message
- Chapter Updates
- Calendar of CLC Events
- 2019 Judge's Workshop Details
- 2019 Grand National Details & Updates
- Stats & Facts: Original Tires & Rims Revisited
- Member Spotlight: John Patterson's 1964 Coupe de Ville

- Member Classifieds

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Having just received my print copy and diving into the magazine last night, I wanted to post a quick initial review regarding the "Auto Restorer" magazine I referenced in the December Newsletter and just say it is excellent. It is not a glossy magazine with all the glam shots of the cars but a truly hands on how to magazine on how to restore things. The first article I read jumped into finding old bearings and seals and such for a 53 Dodge pickup truck rear axle and brake project, and detailed how they used the RockAuto.com website and other sources to cross reference parts #’s, then use multiple other sources to actually find the part. It included business names, address, phone numbers, etc. It also listed original parts and aftermarket part # in table form. It noted incorrect item, returning them, alternate sources, and just the laundry list of things we actually go through when we try to restore or replace something. I was really impressed.  It is a cut to the chase type magazine for auto restoration that has no advertising or fluff you see in many of the other magazine.   I give this one two thumbs Way Up!

Okay you sold me a subscription, or at least convinced me to try it for a year.

$31.99 incl S/H for 12 issues sent to Sweden.

Auto Restorer

Good deal. I will hopefully kick back and read the rest of my print copy tomorrow. I really love the frank, cut to the chase articles.. and not having to thumb through page and pages of advertising.

I just finished my January issue and really enjoyed the magazine. I found myself completely immersed in everything. It is only 32 pages but has no advertising and no fluff!  Even though there were no Cadillacs in this month's issue, each article was very applicable, as they all go through the same steps we use on our Cadillacs. Some of the articles, such as the guide to making your own gaskets reminded me how easy it is to make most gaskets and love the ball-peen hammer trick they noted.  I am really looking forward to this magazine each month.

As I have finished this issue of Auto Restorer, I just received my Jan 2019 Self-Starter, Hemmings Classic Cars, and This Old House... so I have plenty of ready to keep me busy while I'm either on the mend with my leg or hobbling around trying to jump start my house addition project! 

I shared this to the CLC forums and thought I would share here...

How true is this regarding Used vs New Parts?
Reading another article in my January 2019  Auto Restorer magazine, I read the following and thought how true is this:
 
“Still, I was hesitant to replace them.  It wasn’t just a matter of cost.  I was more concerned that any modern replacements I’d get would be of inferior quality.  This is a dilemma I’ve faced before.  Do you go with perhaps slightly worn, but superior quality, older part or replace with a new, but potentially lower quality, piece?”

Exactly! I am always looking for NOS suspension pieces. The new rubber bushings are junk.  Water pumps are low quality.

I can add to Russ's list -very short lived mechanical fuel pumps and some temp sending units being sold
I know the info regarding what to use and what not to use regarding replacement parts is in the library of store posts on this website or you can just ask when needed to get the brands that hold up better for the long haul
This is the place to get the right answer to ANYTHING 63-64 CADILLAC ---Period !!
For just asking

Enjoy

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