I thought I'd start a post that lists vintage aftermarket or dealer installed accessories, that are cool or wierd, that we have found on our collector cars. Doesn't matter if they are Cadillac or not…Continue
Things have expanded a bit for my winter car projects. I started straightening out a fender that had a bit of wow to it and found some bondo. So an old fender bender no rust, but I was using the…Continue
"There is so much going on with suspensions and it's geometry that it would take a full engineering course to explain it. And not by me. But the number one mistake made to suspensions is putting a large front bar on AND thinking it is race…"
"Large front sway bars over load the front outside tire. 4000 pound car at rest loads all four tires equally at 1000 each. In a corner the two out side tires take more load. A larger bar will take more load away from the others pushing back the Sway.…"
"Now I don't feel so bad about being hosed by OPGI for my 64 heater control. A few more hundred dollars and you could have put in fuel injection and got rid of the a/c idle up diaphragm. Just kidding Russ since I know you love your original…"
"I messed that post up lol. Lowered cars got copied from cars that were done that way to handle better. Just lowering a car does not automatically make it handle better. I wanted to state that in case someone was taking everything I post literally.…"
"Living in a northern climate with freeze thaw cycles it's quite hard on the roads. NO vehicle is free of a shitty ride come spring Lol. Having a few bone stock vehicles already allows me to venture into different areas with other cars. I…"
"I never took anyone's post as disrespectful. I really enjoy the different perspectives of everyone here. It's all in fun most of the time and we all are learning new things (otter box Lol) even for old guys. My 77 mercury colony park is…"
"Mr T read my post about how quiet and silky smooth my ride is. Excellent ride quality with the 2 inch drop. I can bounce my muffler going over speed bumps to quick but it is a minor annoyance. As for the spring retainers a lot of older cars…"
"I can't get nothin by you can I kev? An otter box is a $100 piece of plastic that you snap on your iPhone to protect it. Or you get a beetle from Amazon for $15, guess what one this idiot got? New phone has a beetle for reference. A life…"
"The front springs are just slightly shorter than stock but give an approximate 2 inch drop. The fronts by design are held in a contained area also along with ball joints tying everything together. The rears on the other hand are 5 inches shorter…"
What I enjoy most about old cars is that they can be restored to original condition, radically customized, or somewhere between those extremes, reflecting the owner's individual style. For my '63 Convertible, I want to achieve a mostly original look, with minor custom touches to make it clean, smooth, and low. This article is to share my experience in choosing and installing the suspension components to achieve a low stance and a comfortable ride.
Good Afternoon - my name is Chris and I'm new to the site (well ... officially; I've read a lot of your posts and am very impressed by the great advice and interest). I'm working on a very original '63 SDV Park Avenue and am attempting to remove the "Park Avenue" emblems in preparation for a repaint. Once I carefully removed the truck liner, I noticed that the studs are conical shaped and do not appear to have ever had a speed-nut, or some type of push clip ever installed. I have removed…
Our old Cadillacs have a pretty simple electrical system using an externally regulated alternator to keep the battery charged and run the accessories while driving. First appearing in 1963, the GM 10DN externally regulated alternator was a step up from the bulky generator used on the '62 and earlier. But newer, internally regulated alternators are now available that can output three times the current in the same size package. This article explains how I upgraded my charging system to a…