Dj Lethal
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Kevin Campbell commented on Dj Lethal's blog post Help with this repair Estimate.
"Talk to folks in car clubs about the mechanics they use. There are some great mechanics out there that are only too willing to help you get your car sorted."
Dec 14, 2018
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Dj Lethal's blog post Help with this repair Estimate.
"I find that most mechanics will do good work for a period of time and then become a problem regarding cost and quality of there work Like they are trying to get rid of you while they are ahead of you regarding there profit margin It seems they can…"
Dec 14, 2018
Jeff Kinzler commented on Dj Lethal's blog post Help with this repair Estimate.
"This is a VERY IMPORTANT lesson I’ve learned recently. The hard way. Pay at least half of the bill on a major credit card.  If you later find out a repair was not correctly done and the shop does not satisfy you, you can dispute the…"
Dec 14, 2018
Ronnie Lay commented on Dj Lethal's blog post Help with this repair Estimate.
"If they changed your oil pump gears and removed the front cover to accomplish this, the fuel pump had to be removed in the process anyway so them charging you $250 labor for the fuel pump looks like double dipping to me."
Dec 14, 2018
Kevin Campbell commented on Dj Lethal's blog post Help with this repair Estimate.
"Just a little bit more to add, if you can do some repairs yourself, you will learn so much. As Anders would say, buy a workshop manual..... you will use it a lot. These cars, can be lots of fun to work on and some days, not so much. Scan the HELP…"
Dec 14, 2018
Kevin Campbell commented on Dj Lethal's blog post Help with this repair Estimate.
"Hi DJ, look, its hard to comment on, in any real detail, but a couple of items seemed a tad high, but having said that, i'm in Australia, so a different ball game down here too. I'd suggest you sit down with the mechanic and talk it…"
Dec 14, 2018
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Dj Lethal's blog post Help with this repair Estimate.
"A leaking fuel pump will --contaminate your engine oil so you must do a complete oil change to remove the gas and oil mix you now have in the engine --Right after you replace the defective fuel pump Do not run the engine until the oil is changed and…"
Dec 14, 2018
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Dj Lethal's blog post Help with this repair Estimate.
"This guy is a problem You did not authorize him to do any of the work so he has no business touching your car or fixing anything He first presented prices for you to determine what you should have him do for you What does a 500 dollar credit mean…"
Dec 14, 2018
Jeff Kinzler commented on Dj Lethal's blog post Help with this repair Estimate.
"Dj welcome to the world of driving a 55 year old car. If the work is competently done and guaranteed you’re probably ok. Unless you have lots of time, be prepared to spend lots of money. Good luck. Jeff Kinzler 1964 Eldorado 6367 1969…"
Dec 13, 2018
Ray Schick commented on Dj Lethal's blog post Help with this repair Estimate.
"Question, are you mechanicly inclined , is it possible that you could do some of this work by your self to help alleviate some of the costs ?"
Dec 13, 2018
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Help with this repair Estimate.

I recently took my car to a “Cadillac” “Specialist here in Los angles CA.After leaving my car to diagnose my steering column for not shifting properly. I get this txt from the shop owner. Mind you I just got the car and wanted to at least shift from the column without having to shift for the engine bay. Also wanted to get a price on dash lights to work. Basically I’m trying to feel out if he’s putting gravy on the labor.Here we go. Parts LaborOil pump kit - 225 375 600Steering column 395. 550…See More
Dec 13, 2018
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"Very nice car DJ."
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"One cool looking 63."
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"Love the red & black, open bucket seat look.  Nice!"
Dec 5, 2018
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"Thank you for the welcome Jason!! Glad to be here! "
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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Coupe De Ville
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
No
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
Los Angeles

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Help with this repair Estimate.

Posted on December 13, 2018 at 7:05pm 11 Comments

I recently took my car to a “Cadillac” “Specialist here in Los angles CA.

After leaving my car to diagnose my steering column for not shifting properly. I get this txt from the shop owner. Mind you I just got the car and wanted to at least shift from the column without having to shift for the engine bay. Also wanted to get a price on dash lights to work. Basically I’m trying to feel out if he’s putting gravy on the labor.



Here we go. Parts Labor

Oil pump kit - 225 375… Continue

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A Drilling No-No .... That Worked!

Started by Jason Edge in General Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 1 hour ago. 16 Replies

Thought I would share a quick story regarding something I did that I generally do not recommend - Free handed drilling a broken front engine cover bolt.  Before I jump into it I will say I do not…Continue

Exhaust manifold: Repair, replace or headers?

Started by Dutch Dickinsen in General Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 7 hours ago. 1 Reply

My newly acquired '64 Coupe DeVille suffers from a cracked right side exhaust manifold.It looks like my options are limited to rolling the dice on a used manifold, converting to headers or seeing if…Continue

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Steering Wheel

Started by Mark Borer in General Discussion 11 hours ago. 0 Replies

plz watch this videoIt shows play between the 2 cylinders that make up my columni have tightened everything up as best as I can....but it moves a bitthe lower cover had a screw that lined it up, and…Continue

Help! I need a 1964 Eldorado front left fender.

Started by Jorge M in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Jon Ettman 13 hours ago. 5 Replies

Help looking for a 1964 Eldorado front fender for a convertible.Thank you please contact djjmoreno84@gmail.comContinue

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Starter Solenoid replacement-how difficult? Where to buy?

Posted by Norman Silverman on August 20, 2019 at 8:24pm 6 Comments

Hello All.

I believe the starter solenoid has gone bad in my 64 DeVille. When I turn the key, often all I get is a click, then if I try a few times again the starter turns perfectly. All battery cables are on tight and the battery is good. So, I believe this problem is the solenoid. Where do I buy the right solenoid and is it necessary to remove the starter in order to swap it out? …

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Frame Markings

Posted by Gene McIlroy on August 12, 2019 at 6:26pm 1 Comment

Just got my frame back from powder coating so thought I would post photos of the front and rear frame markings.…

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Lining up the drive shaft

Posted by Dominic Salemi on August 12, 2019 at 5:47pm 2 Comments

Can anyone shed some light on how to position the complete drive shaft in the correct position? I want to make sure my drive shaft is installed properly.

Thanks

Dominic

Upper A Arm Rubber Bumpers

Posted by Gene McIlroy on August 12, 2019 at 1:30pm 3 Comments

I have found a very good replacement part for the Upper A Arm Bumpers.  The top part is identical to the originals the bottom can be used as is or after a few minutes with a belt sander can be ground to the V shape as the originals were.  The replacement bumpers are for a 2001 to 2005 S10 Sanoma or Blazer.  Part number is on the box in the photos.  First photo is the box next to the box is the S10 part and an original.  Next photo shows my sanded down part next to an original.…

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