Hi guys, I inherited a car from a neighbor (long story) and hoping to get some good advice here.The car: 1964 Cadillac Deville Convertible, 64k original miles. CA car. Original owner (neighbor) had…Continue
"Thanks for posting this, yes I decided to put the car up for sale. I did get a mustang from the neighbor as well, I did really want to restore the car but couldn't get any friends to pursue it with me, and with 2 young kids I wasn't going…"
"Clovis You should be able to pick this car up for 10-12 thousand in it present condition ( it needs a lot ) It will give you a world of enjoymemt having all --that stuff -to take apart thinker with repair and make new
Easier to do the second time…"
"Alex, looks like you decided to not pursue the restoration track?
I think you did the correct choice. Its a good project for someone with time, garage, tools and knowledge.
You do have a great add. FREE MUSTANG included in the sale of a Cadillac! I…"
"California actually made it a lot easier a few years ago. I unsuccessfully went through this in 1989. I gave up and the new modern plates until a few years ago. Now if you have a set of plates that are clear, you can put them on an appropriate year…"
"Well at least the dash isn't cracked! That nine thousand offer is starting to look better. None of the side trim is original. If you can pick up a parts car for all the missing or bent/broken parts you may be better off. You may even be able to…"
"Be real careful with DMV and your black plates! Don't give them up! Pay the back fees. Maybe you will be lucky and the owner paid yearly non Opp fee. Just double check what the DMV tells you. Most of them have no idea what can and…"
"Its a cool car.
Its also a huge decision for you, as whatever you think it will cost to get sorted, will blow out.
If you have a safe place to store it, just sit on it and think about what you want as the final outcome. Then go for it."
"I do second all the good advice the boys have posted on the subject Do be VERY CAREFUlL ---you just might fall in love --with this machine as it is going to change you life experiences when you drive it 14 to 25 thousand based on its condition and…"
Thanks for posting the photos. It looks quite solid to me except for that issue on the left rear corner. a piece of side trim is missing but they are not too hard to find. The chrome looks solid overall and will polish up nicely. It is also…"
"So you have a new car and limited knowledge of it?! First, buy a 1964 Shop Manual, paper and/or cd. Can be found on Ebay or from members here.
Second, use the Help section. Literature might also be useful. You can also search the website, but…"
I will be having shoulder surgery on April 17th, and will be limited to packing up small parts only for a little while.I am going to try and see how it goes with getting my son to help out, but that…Continue
Posted this to Facebook and thought I would share here...IS HE DEAD!? ... thought this was a funny looking picture captured from my corner Nest Cam. My wife Cheryl had come out to see if I wanted…Continue
I removed both 7 nipple vacuum valves and called my buddy who owns a machine shop. Tomorrow we'll re-surface the valve faces and then I'll reinstall them. HOWEVER, the one that comes out easily and comes apart with no rivet is on the Power module side. It installs on one side with a small bolt, and on the other it is held on by a clip, WHICH IS MISSING ON MY CAR. I am going to assume it is the same clip that is used on the Control Module side. Anybody got one? Happy…
So, I've put my 7 vacuum valve from the control head side to the test, and it failed. I looked at the instructions for re-conditioning it and unless I am missing something, the instructions are missing something (about how to take off the clip that provides the tension that holds the two pieces together).
In any case, I can't do this particular repair so I am looking for a new valve (not likely), or a good re-conditioned one, or someone who has done this before and would do mine for…