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Forum: Small Blocks
June 11th, 2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,011
Posted By Destructor

Do they make an Ultraseal with the additional...

Do they make an Ultraseal with the additional beads around the ports for the 350? In the past they did not and I checked a couple places again they did not list for a 350, or does the big block...
Forum: Small Blocks
March 27th, 2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By Destructor

I have the same very pretty brake booster with...

I have the same very pretty brake booster with stains from last spring’s leaky master cylinder surprise.
February 21st, 2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By Destructor

Last spring when it was time to change my points...

Last spring when it was time to change my points I was considering aftermarket HEI, I settled for a new set of points. I set timing and dwell and did my final adjustments at a nice office park...
February 16th, 2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,426
Posted By Destructor

My car just plain sucks.

My car just plain sucks.
February 11th, 2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 947
Posted By Destructor

The 89 broughams were nice, before they added the...

The 89 broughams were nice, before they added the clunky trim pieces below the waist line and no more crappy 4100. I had a 71 coupe Deville, after new springs and shocks and a total rebuild of the...
January 30th, 2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,074
Posted By Destructor

My heater motor is too noisy to listen to, so no...

My heater motor is too noisy to listen to, so no winter driving for me. This winter we have had a lot of days where the roads have been clean and dry, enough that my car really didn’t have to go into...
January 28th, 2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Destructor

They tend to leak due to electrolysis. When I...

They tend to leak due to electrolysis. When I bought my 70 it had a chrome housing but it leaked, I sanded down the mating surface, sealed it but it eventually leaked again. I also had the original...
January 28th, 2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,962
Posted By Destructor

There is not a single new vehicle I have interest...

There is not a single new vehicle I have interest in. My everyday drivers have been traditional full size American cars, Chevy Caprices and Grand Marquis. Comfortable rides that are easy to work on...
Forum: Small Blocks
January 27th, 2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By Destructor

My Eddlebrock works beautiful. I've had it close...

My Eddlebrock works beautiful. I've had it close to 20 years. No bogging at all. I had it apart once for a clogged jet. I do have the no start issue if it sits for 40 minutes or more when hot but its...
January 25th, 2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,962
Posted By Destructor

Too many people won't care, that's why American...

Too many people won't care, that's why American consumers are funding China's preparations for atomic war with the United states.
January 17th, 2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Destructor

Over at Cadillac they developed the HT4100 which...

Over at Cadillac they developed the HT4100 which was probably worse in that you couldn’t just toss the 4100 and bolt in a traditional Caddy engine and make it work. They supposedly quickly gained...
January 16th, 2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,962
Posted By Destructor

The new Camaro is one of the ugliest things on...

The new Camaro is one of the ugliest things on the road, it might as well have a Yugo badge on it.
Forum: Small Blocks
January 12th, 2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,080
Posted By Destructor

My ECM had drops of water follow the wiring...

My ECM had drops of water follow the wiring harness to the board. Luckily the service station I used to work at got me one at their cost. I tucked it up against the firewall on the passenger side....
January 8th, 2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,525
Posted By Destructor

Part of getting long life out of a vehicle was...

Part of getting long life out of a vehicle was keeping it in tune and maintaining the cold weather warmup systems. I had two Caddies, a 71 Coupe Deville and a 72 Eldorado in the 1990’s, both well...
Forum: Small Blocks
January 5th, 2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,080
Posted By Destructor

I had a CCC system on my 88 Caprice 305. It...

I had a CCC system on my 88 Caprice 305. It worked very well. The TPS did go after 10 years so I disassembled, cleaned and regasketeted the carb since it had to come apart anyway. If you can get the...
Forum: Big Blocks
January 5th, 2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By Destructor

I blocked my crossovers when I went to a 4 barrel...

I blocked my crossovers when I went to a 4 barrel set up on my Cutlass. It was a hassle driving during cool weather. When a leak was sprung after 4 or so years I put the crossovers back into service....
December 27th, 2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 720
Posted By Destructor

On my Grand Marquis if I don’t use a quality...

On my Grand Marquis if I don’t use a quality filter I get the rapping sound of an empty filter on start up in the mornings. I usually use Motorcraft, it has a descent anti drain back valve that will...
Forum: Small Blocks
December 17th, 2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,192
Posted By Destructor

Nice support system, how was the condition of...

Nice support system, how was the condition of your timing chain? I have to do mine sometime. It's at 82,000 miles.
Forum: Cutlass
December 12th, 2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By Destructor

Oldsmobile diesel exhaust has a very nice aroma.

Oldsmobile diesel exhaust has a very nice aroma.
December 10th, 2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Destructor

Thank you, I was on the right track but wasn’t...

Thank you, I was on the right track but wasn’t sure if I would break something or bend something that wasn’t meant to be bent so I left them alone. I have removed the arm from the post on a Cadillac...
December 10th, 2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Destructor

Removing Wiper Blades

How does one remove the stainless steel Trico wiper blades from the wiper arms on a 1970 Cutlass. I know they clip into the grove of the arm but I have yet to figure out how they disengage. I have...
Forum: Small Blocks
December 7th, 2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,192
Posted By Destructor

If you are removing the pan and you haven't...

If you are removing the pan and you haven't already replaced the timing chain, do the chain also. By removing the pan already you have eliminated a major chore of timing chain replacement.
December 5th, 2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 634
Posted By Destructor

I put a blocked off exhaust crossover back into...

I put a blocked off exhaust crossover back into srvice so I could drive in cooler weather but only till the snow hits. The Soviet style government mentality of no one can be trusted to drive if there...
November 30th, 2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,662
Posted By Destructor

Today may have been the last run of the season. I...

Today may have been the last run of the season. I washed my Cutlass, only wash this year, did most of my winter preps. It now sits in the garage with a dust cover. May not be started again till March.
Forum: Small Blocks
November 24th, 2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,296
Posted By Destructor

I've been using a bicycle brake cable for years...

I've been using a bicycle brake cable for years fed through the stock sheath.
Forum: Small Blocks
November 19th, 2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 718
Posted By Destructor

Keep a spare condenser in the car. I have found...

Keep a spare condenser in the car. I have found that you can still get a descent set of points but the condensers seem to be all cheap junk. I haven’t had points fail, but I’ve twice had condensers...
Forum: Small Blocks
November 15th, 2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By Destructor

I have an old Craftsman beam wrench that was my...

I have an old Craftsman beam wrench that was my older brothers’ back when he rebuilt a Z1 motorcycle engine in the basement. I used it many times. The reason I got a click type wrench is because the...
November 15th, 2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,662
Posted By Destructor

Very cold air is dry, on days when it warms up is...

Very cold air is dry, on days when it warms up is when you'll have a problem. In New England it can stay very cold for a few weeks or more at a time but it will then jump up to the mid 30's to 40...
November 14th, 2018, 04:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By Destructor

I need one for my Grand Marquis, which I actually...

I need one for my Grand Marquis, which I actually love and is a very good car, BUT worthless Ford doesn’t rust proof them well enough so what’s the point of using a bullet proof drive train when they...
November 12th, 2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,132
Posted By Destructor

I wish Caddy stuck with that FWD layout. I hate...

I wish Caddy stuck with that FWD layout. I hate sideways engines. When I was looking to replace my 72 Eldorado I saw a beautiful 79 with a 350 olds and a 71 Sedan Deville (I already had a 71 Coupe...
November 12th, 2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,662
Posted By Destructor

Around here it takes a good all day rain storm...

Around here it takes a good all day rain storm followed by a mild day (so they don’t throw salt on wet roads again) to clean the roads during winter.

When I had my 71 Coupe Deville I stored it...
November 11th, 2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,132
Posted By Destructor

Those Eldorados were beautiful cars, always one...

Those Eldorados were beautiful cars, always one of my favorites too. Too bad more years than not got the 4100 engine. I had a 72 for a first car during the 1990's. It was very dependable.
November 11th, 2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,132
Posted By Destructor

I wonder how different the front end and...

I wonder how different the front end and transmission is from earlier Eldorados that were equipped with 500's. My concern would be can the drivetrain take the torque of a 455 if pushed.
November 7th, 2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,662
Posted By Destructor

My Cutlass goes inside. I basically park mine...

My Cutlass goes inside. I basically park mine nice and clean inside and out. I inflate the tires to 35 pounds, fill tank with a pint of mystery oil added, take it on a long drive then park it hot. I...
November 5th, 2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 947
Posted By Destructor

They are nice riding cars, the Deville’s were...

They are nice riding cars, the Deville’s were nice too and they have the very dependable 425 engine. Cars like these you must get in good condition as body/trim and interior parts are not being...
October 30th, 2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 947
Posted By Destructor

They are nice cars. A friend had a beautiful 85...

They are nice cars. A friend had a beautiful 85 for awhile that I sometimes drove. When I had to replace my 72 Eldo I looked for a Delta 88 but didn't find one. I ended up with an 88 Caprice LS which...
October 29th, 2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By Destructor

The condenser on the coil is not that same as the...

The condenser on the coil is not that same as the one in the distributor.

On my car it is exactly the same. I relocated the ignition condenser to the coil bracket. no need to remove the cap to...
October 29th, 2018, 03:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By Destructor

I don't use unisets because the quality of newer...

I don't use unisets because the quality of newer condensers is inconsistent. My condenser is mounted on the coil and is very easy to change. I keep a spare along with the tools to change it in the...
October 27th, 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By Destructor

I considered converting to Pertronics ignition...

I considered converting to Pertronics ignition but decided to stay with the points. I accepted the fact that I just need to spend the time to change or file them and adjust accordingly. My car runs...
September 21st, 2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,458
Posted By Destructor

I had my exhaust system replaced a couple months...

I had my exhaust system replaced a couple months ago. The engine is a 350 4 barrel, originally two, otherwise stock. The pipes are 2.5" with H pipe and Xcellerator mufflers, No appreciable drone. I...
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