While I know all the bugs arent out, but after a quick drive doing the 50 mph accel and quick decel part of the engine breaking,, its doing ok,, i think, but nothing blew out of the hood, of fell out on the highway,,,,,Yet!!
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who threw in a thought during the process. Tony, who is always encouraging,, Jason, who is always quoting me the bible, but it evenually gets through, Mark, who has simple explanations that really help me out on the carb tune and searching for the simple answer for the back fires (crossed spark wires), Russ with all the parts and the shortest answers and suggestions,,and anyone else who had a thought or idea or suggestion,, it all went in to the process to hopefully get this thing back on the road,, not sure id want to do it again, but I know with some help and guidance, I can.
I have come a long way from the 73 eldo convert i bought several years ago, (its my go to car for summer afternoons up here i MT) and remember asking one time about the big black round thing that hung off the bottom of engine on the passenger side, and the guy over at the lasalle forum, I think he goes by tassie deville, said,, I'm cant believe I'm having to answer this question,, its the starter!!! so, I'm still gonna keep on trying to learn and ask a lot of stupid questions,, but I'm getting there,,
if anyone is interested in the cost of the build as i incurred them, let me know,, in the event someone else is going this route,
again, thanks to everyone,,,
You did a very amazing engine rebuild for someone brand new and a first time Cadillac engine rebuilder
Very Glad that it worked out so very well as you got past all of the hardest parts of that task with very good results
“Nothing fell out on the highway —-Yet ! “ and it won’t if it didn’t happen already — is very funny !!
On your way to many miles of enjoying your brand new engine
We all want one of those !!
Oh —-Thanks for saying thanks as it is a very nice gesture and very appreciated
Rock on ! You wild and crazy engine rebuilder
I liked you story about you asking about the black thing on the side of the motor
You have come a looooooooooong way baby !
Ok —I do know it’s an engine