Classic Cadillac Coupe Burns On Busy Freeway In Tustin

Just saw this on YouTube last night. I think this might be Scott Doll's 1964 de Ville Convertible which we featured in our May 2014 Newsletter. Very Sad.
UPDATE: This is Chapter Member Scott Doll's 64 Convert. He said his extinguisher was empty, 2 others had stopped by and their's was almost empty, and by the time they could get a 3rd one on it, it was too late! You can see Scott and his 64 from our May 2014 Newsletter at this link: https://app.box.com/s/6dwscht5zbootqudpqaa

UPDATE #2: According to Scott, it seems the rear wheel brake was sticking to the brake drum, which caused the brake fluid and tire to catch fire.

07.06.2019 | 1:13 PM | TUSTIN - A Cadillac Coupe DeVille burned on a busy freeway, Saturday evening. Authorities responded to reports of a vehicle fire on th...

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Comment by Manuel Cerda on August 12, 2019 at 9:27am

Comment by Manuel Cerda on August 12, 2019 at 2:20am

Found a slight leak on the hoses.

replaced today but couldnt find the correct hose for tank to overflow tube.

No fuel resistance tube the correct size

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on August 11, 2019 at 9:05pm

In many cases gas will evaporate before it hits the ground  leaving only some residue at clamps or spilt rubber locations unless leak is bad and then a more visible flow 

Best to have the engine running when looking for seepage or leaking as there is more activity and easier to see 

Replace all rubber hoses with those for ethanol gas to upgrade the fuel system 

Bring the old hose to the auto store for replacement sizes 

The dollars you save on fuel  loss makes the job worth the effort 

Comment by Manuel Cerda on August 11, 2019 at 1:33pm

Very difficult to watch...  I test drove my car to Long Beach yesterday and it had a strong fuel smell.  Often I see small fuel drops on the ground.  Watching this video makes me run to the garage drop my tank and inspect all areas where it might be leaking from. 

Hope the insurance company took care of the owner.  so unfortunate

Comment by Ingo Degenhardt on July 27, 2019 at 1:54am

Hard to watch - all the TLC that went into the car....

Comment by Kim K Kaiser on July 21, 2019 at 5:23pm

yes,, so far so good,, things do fine,, i take her to bozeman about once a week,, hour and half ride, one way,   does good,  

i think my next be deal will be the ac,, i know the bearing is probably locked up as the wheel wont spin.   be nice to have a little ac,,,,hot up here now..

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on July 21, 2019 at 4:48pm

Kim 

i do remember walking through that problem with you then 

Hope your caddy is running good for you now 

Enjoy 

Comment by Kim K Kaiser on July 21, 2019 at 10:39am

two years ago , after i changed the rear brakes, my 63 would vibrate badly at about 60 - 65,  i could feel heat coming off rear hub,, i touched it and it was blazing hot, like blister you at touch hot,, and in the end, it ended up being the new brake cylinder was bad,, it would not plunge back out after being pushed in when you put on the brake, so it just kept he show in touch with drum...took for ever and lots of help from you guys to finally figure it out, but looking back, i guess i could have ended up in the same place if i hadn't noticed that intense heat on the rim and hub

Comment by Joan Ramon Prats on July 21, 2019 at 3:20am

Terrible , What a nightmare . 

Comment by Cees de Bunje on July 19, 2019 at 3:54pm

It is now for sale on copart. Pictures look horrible. Such a shame.

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