I would like to think i am a pretty good parts changer, and with that said i am trying to change the right side engine mount on my 64 coupe and can not get the frame nut loose.Any tips or tricks…Continue
"When took the engine out last year, i discovered the incredible hulk had done up the nuts on our car.
In the end, I undid the mounts at the engine itself. I found a swivel thingy, long breaker bar and swearing at it helped. I did have to dick around…"
I would like to think i am a pretty good parts changer, and with that said i am trying to change the right side engine mount on my 64 coupe and can not get the frame nut loose.Any tips or tricks thanks.See More
"OOOH--YES The Classic Antique Cadillac Elves work very closely with the Cadillac Angels --especially this time of year
HO HO HO and a Very Merry CHristmas --to all !!!
Ok --Who is the Wise guy that wrote tht note when i was inside ??
"My old Falcon work van some mornings, has a lifter rattle. I just turn it off and restart it immediately and MOST times its gone.
The car does have in excess of 800,000 klm on it with a rebuilt once in that time, so ijust deal with it. :-) "
"I would think a misfire could jam a valve or two into its seat possibly damaging the valve train working the valves in that cylinder
Just a TIP - if you car suddenly ---dies at speed in gear--- Do Not Try To start the car until you are at a complete…"
"I would check the engine compression to see what it looks like. The "lifter noise" could very well be something more nefarious depending upon the severity of the backfire. No telling what damage (if any) was done when the…"
"Did you try to start the car when it died while rolling in gear to the side of the road --that would cause a backfire I blew up a new muffler doing that
Did the lifter noise settle down and go away after a few minutes of running?
Drove my car to work today and when i went to lunch she just up and stopped running. It didn't take but just a couple of minutes to find the problem and it was the the wire that goes to the condenser. The car backfired while coasting over to the shoulder of the road, i guess the condenser wire made contact for just a second.I replaced the condenser and points and when i started the engine the lifters were making a lot of noise and has a miss to it now,I pulled the pushrods thinking it may have…See More
I just watched an episode of a show called Iron Resurrection on Velocity Channel. They did a restomod on a pretty clean survivor '63 CDV for a customer. They did an LS3 swap, air ride, complete…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…