All, 
I am currently on the finishing line to get my Cadillac back on the road. The engine is already back in but the mechanic now ran into a new problem - he cannot adjust the carburetor bc the screws are stuck. 

Now I am looking into finding a new or rebuilt replacement. He suggested to buy a rebuilt one with all the caskets from CaddyDaddy and I just wanted to see what your suggestions are? I asked him if it was possible to get a new one e.g. from Edelbrock (something I found via google) but he said that it would not fit espc. since my car has cruise control. 

Happy about any feedback. 

Thanks
Daniela

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It is just wonderful your Cadillac restoration is giving you those bonding moments with your  Dad to cherish for a lifetime —- while enjoying the great car you are bringing back to life at the same time ——Priceless —and sounds like a win win to me in every way for both of you 

Repairing our Cadillacs is simply the end to the means by which we get them out on the road as that is when the true enjoyment of owning these Classic Antique Cadillacs comes shinning thru making up for a lot of the blood sweat tears ( frustration and anxiety ) and dollars invested  ( who knows where the money went !  ) pays off —-Big Time in the Fun Time you will have being out there 

A very special Cadillac —-for a very special  CAR enthusiast 

Enjoy 

I won’t be able to join for the whole trip since they are planning a 2-3 month trip. But I will try to fly in to some of the cities they have planned to see on the weekends.

I do love the time spent with my dad even if it’s over quite a distance and we do get a ton of laughs in - like me squeezing in somewhere holding a flashlight and a mobile phone camera so my dad can look at things. Unfortunately he sometimes things my arms are about a mile long. lol

I know that normally the first year is all about getting the little things fixed - this engine reman has added another year to this due to a million delays that could have been avoided.

For the breaking in of the engine my das has given me very detailed instructions and we will be doing parts of it together. But I am always happy to get some more tips and tricks.

Overall, it’s been a year of learning and a lot of frustration and yes, sweat and tears.
Now I am just looking forward to the time I can do all those already planned day trips and picnics.
More of the little things I have on my list to get done/improved will just have to wait a bit for the time when it’s either too hot here in the Carolinas or too cold.

Thanks so much for all the kind words.

Daniela 

Thank so much - enjoyed the exchange of info 

Enjoy 

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