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Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan McNarry Mar 6. 98 Replies

    Last fall I replaced my rear yoke and trailing arm bushings . Now with 410 miles on them the large  rear trailing arm bushings are done . I contacted Rare Parts the maker and they were defensive…Continue

shim for spring on pass side for A/C equipped Cars

Started Apr 5, 2016 0 Replies

  Does anyone know the thickness of the shim that is added to the top of the pass side spring  on A/C equipped cars.          I just changed my front springs and I am 3/4 of an inch low on the pass…Continue

Wanted Special chrome retainer screw that attaches lower instrument panel cover under the steering column

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Scarrow Apr 14, 2016. 5 Replies

           I  have had my Cad since 1969 and originally it had a chrome retainer screw with a head that was intended to grip with fingers as there was no provision for a screw driver or wrench. I…Continue

 

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Dan McNarry replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Hello, Dan McNarry here. I haven't logged in to this site in quite some time. The subject of the poor quality trailing arm bushings seems to have generated quite a lot of "buzz". Just to re-iterate some of what has been discussed, the…"
Mar 6
Jason Edge replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Tony or Russ, You or anyone can take the link and copy to our Videos. Just click on Videos then click +Add. You will need to copy and paste in the link. It would be helpful to include some contextual information so people know what they are looking…"
Jan 27
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"This video should be in the video section - under videos for others to view  Enjoy "
Jan 27
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Correction  Make that —- the BOMB !!!"
Jan 27
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Conclusion  Dans custom rear control arm replacements with bushings are  ———The BOOM !!! Enjoy "
Jan 27
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Russ and Kim  The last two posts are such very good news to be solving this rear control arm bushing  problem with a seriously good repair solution  No more issues with  new  stock replacement  bushings that will only…"
Jan 26
Kim K Kaiser replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Ive had mine in for year or s .     Couple 3 thousand miles.   So far so good"
Jan 26
Russ Austin replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Tony, I have the first set, as I was the test car. Not sure of the mileage, but they have been on the car for over a year. The load on the bushings is constant, due to the spring pushing on the control arm. A bystander can not tell that different…"
Jan 26
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Russ  How many miles have you put on your custom rear controlling arms from Dan yourself ? That being some standard  of design longevity   You had the second set ( Dans being the first ? ) that was installed in our year…"
Jan 26
Russ Austin replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"The new trailing arms do not affect the ride height. They were designed and built to the same specs as the originals control arms. I have them on my car, and have installed them on other cars as well. Ride height is the same.  You could use the…"
Jan 26
Dan Loukota replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Thanks for the replies. I truly love the Cadillac community found on this forum. You guys are simply fantastic! With the custom trailing arms, I was reading they ride the car higher in the rear? I’m working on lowering my caddy 2”.…"
Jan 25
Russ Austin replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"You can not use the poly bushings in the stock rear control arms. The stock arm is too small and will not take the larger poly bushing.  It would have been an easy fix otherwise."
Jan 25
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Pls change the bushings that Dan uses to polyurethane ( my bad )  Enjoy "
Jan 25
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Do replace the  rear shocks while refreshing the rear bushings so all back there is fresh and working together  Enjoy "
Jan 25
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"DanNothing new has changed with the rear control arm bushings wearing very prematurely  - as of Jan 2020  Only one manufacturer makes them no matter who you may buy them from ( a number of distributors ) Dans custom made rear…"
Jan 25

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Another advantage of the Pertronix III

Posted on November 23, 2019 at 11:12am 1 Comment

   Having tried both the II and III I can say the multispark feature of the III offers a smoother idle . It is also easier to install .Does not require removal of the distributor

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Trivia Question 18 - What Is It?

Started by Jason Edge in Trivia. Last reply by Jason Edge 17 hours ago. 3 Replies

Here is a part pulled from the latest parts car. What is it? HINT: Always me me smile when I find these.…Continue

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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

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To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

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Crayon markings and markings in hoses

Started by Christian Doerk in Restoration Discussion 22 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi everybody,hope you are healthy in this weird times.Is there any documentation out there which crayon markings was written on which position by the factory on a 1964 Cadillac? If not, it would be…Continue

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Thermostat

Started by Vito64Deville in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell yesterday. 18 Replies

For a 64 min A/C Deville - what is the correct temp thermostat. I'm going to replace mine and notice there are several temps offered.

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How to sensibly deal with the Corona Virus

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https://theamericanscholar.org/covid-19-a-primer/

I found this very helpful, written by a knowledgeable authority in public health. 

Remember, Viruses are not spread by Cadillacs so get out and drive!


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1963 Eldorado convertible boot

Posted by Les Eastling on February 27, 2020 at 10:33am 1 Comment

I need a used convertible boot for a 63 Cadillac convertible - condition or color is not an issue since it will be used as a pattern for making a new one. One from either a 62 series convertible or an Eldorado would work. I know I am searching for hen's teeth here... but you never know unless you ask!

Looking for 63 Convertible / Coupe rear side trim

Posted by Gene McIlroy on January 24, 2020 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

Want to find a good straight dent free rear side trim for my 1963 Convertible.  I have both sides but they do not match.  Wanting to get them to match.  I am attaching a photo of the two trim sided that I have really wanting the squared off trim if I can get it.  Let's see what you have,…

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