I was wondering if anybody has upgraded to EFI whether it be MSD, Holley, Edelbrock etc and how it worked out for them

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Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on September 1, 2015 at 11:02am
Clovis enjoy your new ignition purchase
Doing some major driving with an antique Cadillac ,will be an adventure to enjoy and remember
Making a memory !

Some good antique car insurance can and will help to ease the pain if a problem should come up on the road
Our Cadillcs are very reliable road machines ,as a rule if well maintained
They seem happies at 50-70 MPH on the open road
Enjoy all the attention ,and the jouerney
Sounds like you have a lot of Future FUN ,in your plans
Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on September 1, 2015 at 12:09am
It is the big Smiles on peoples faces , people of all ages yelling from the sidewalks , the constant conversation it inspires , someone wanting to buy the car every time it is out for a half hour and the --Harley Boys --giving you the THUMBS UP , that make this American Iron just amazing to own and be a part of
Most especially on a day with outstanding weather
When you show up ,you are the show AMEN
Comment by Clovis on August 31, 2015 at 10:57pm
Pertronics on order!
Comment by Clovis on August 31, 2015 at 10:56pm
Did you get what Tony said right there Eric? Just enjoy the damn thing LMAO! Hey it is about hobby and enjoyment and I plan on a major trip to the west cost next year of Canada, through the USA north and back Canada south. I'd like to pull a small vintage trailer or just rent a new one. Hence the reliability thing I'm trying to get to. Yes Tony I've got several hundred miles on the Cadillac so far. I do have other vintage cars I own but I may divest myself of one or two as I like my caddy and it's suits what we have been doing. Driving them on vacation and enjoying the stares and applause. LOL
Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on August 31, 2015 at 1:09pm
Clovis have you spent any time driving the car. ,or are you in the getting ready for the road , phase ?
My 64 Caddy convet is in my family from day one
The reason it sits in the garage ready to turn the key ( with the top down in Florida ) ,after all these years ,is a sheer LOVE of how this machine performs and the creature comforts the car offers , bone stock
Few will have experienced the car when it was new ,as I have
In my family for 50 years and a family of --car guys ,if i may
The car has been constantly freshened up over the years for the enless driving enjoyment it has provided the family
Few cars are FUN to own , it's a keeper and an heirloom ,going to my son
My point is you have a great machine there ,get it to RUN and DRIVE reliably and then take it in the direction of you dreams
The Petronics ignition and a free flowing air cleaner can add a few HP
but this is not a race engine just because it has a big displacement
What it is is a torque monster
Just saying experience what you have ,before deciding to go in a given direction
Just my two cents about a subject I have a lot of knowledge about and a great affection for
Owning my 64 gets to be more fun every year I own it
It's that word FUN that keeps coming up LOL !!
Comment by Clovis on August 31, 2015 at 12:48pm
Eric I'm going to start a new blog on how much it costs to own these cars, or any old car for that matter! I'm in way over my budget LOL! Who would have guessed that! I guess that's one of the reasons for living with the carb. But it runs so well with the carb so I may never end up doing it.

You have given me the push to install the oxegen senser and gauge and I guess an oil pressure, water temp, volt/amp meter and tachometer while I'm at it. I will post my findings with the oxegen senser when the gauges are installed.
Comment by Eric stolte on August 31, 2015 at 10:13am
Thanks Clovis for the info, let me know if you get it installed curious to hear how it works
Comment by Clovis on August 31, 2015 at 9:14am
As I said in my earlier post I would start with an air/fuel meter. That's what EFI'S use to monitor and adjust the fuel mixture anyways and they are about 200 bucks. With the gauge u can now optimally set up your carb to be pretty near an EFI system. Compare that to several thousand for an installed EFI system. My 2 cents Eric and food for thought.
Comment by Clovis on August 31, 2015 at 9:06am
Eric I talked to a restoration shop who did my seats and window gaskets and they said two days to install the system. They said about a day and a half to install it correctly and half a day to properly tune it so I can get in it and go. They speak very highly of the systems and I'm a big fan of them. That said as Tony stated if it's not broke I'm not fixing it. Still may go that way in the future just not now. Also there are no plug and play EFI'S for any vehicle just like there are no plug and play carburetors.
Comment by Eric stolte on August 31, 2015 at 8:25am
Russ that's what I meant a throttle body, I see them advertised and the reviews look good but I haven't come across anybody with a Caddy installing one yet, Tony your probably right but unfortunately I'm always looking for something better, its a vicious cycle "it runs good now but if I I just do this it will run even better".

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