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Chrysler engineering at that time from what I heard was very advanced compared to GM and Ford, but their quality control was terrible.

Not sure if thatís all true or not though.

I also hear that the Imperials interiors werenít that good quality wise vs Cadillac which was an ongoing problem Imperials had even throughout the 60ís..

No car at the time could match the smooth floaty soft ride of a Cadillac either. The coil spring suspension is superior in every way compared to the rear leaf suspension that Lincoln used up until 69, and torsion bar Chryslerís.
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Technical / Authenticity / Re: 1955 Front shocks
« Last post by Mike Josephic CLC #3877 on Today at 11:03:29 PM »
Hi Jeff:

I remember the front ones are much harder to find than the rears.
You're right, 54-55 only which is why they are scarce. Caddy Daddy
has them but at $165 per pair.  I was curious and did a quick
search, they were the only source that turned up.

I assume you're looking for a decent shock -- not the original spiral
shocks.  I don't know if anybody is reproducing those. I found an
original set for my '55 but that was more than 15 years ago!  Don't
ask what they cost!

You may have to swallow hard and buy that set!

Mike


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Newsletters / Carolina Chronicles January 2018 Newsletter
« Last post by Jason Edge on Today at 10:41:01 PM »
Hello All. Please see the attached January 2018 Carolina Chronicles Newsletter.  The focus is on our recent tour to the Carolinas Aviation Museum, and the Billy Graham Library and Home. 
There is also a tentative schedule for 2018 at the end of the newsletter. As you will see we have a very busy schedule for 2018 and hope any of you visiting or traveling through the Carolinas this year can join us at one of our events.
The Carolina Region Cadillac & LaSalle Club.
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Technical / Authenticity / 1955 Front shocks
« Last post by Jeff Rose CLC #28373 on Today at 10:20:11 PM »
Hello all.
I found a couple of threads in my search but they are a few years old.
I am looking for front shocks for a 4 door 1955 62. I have found several rear shocks but only 1 hit for the fronts and they were disgustingly expensive. Parts book shows 54 and 55 are the same but no others??
Any suggestions? Do they cross reference to any other shock-a Chevy for example?
Thanks
Jeff
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General Discussion / Re: Best old Cadillac you have ever owned?
« Last post by Bill Young on Today at 10:11:54 PM »
I would have to say for all around reliability fit and finish and the most accurate gas gauge of any car I have ever seen as well as 19 around town and 21 on the road the 2 , 1990 Brougham 5.7 liters the first I drove to 180,000 and the second to over 200,000. With regard to favorite that I regret selling my 1968 DeVille Convertible in code 30 Silverpine Green and code 388 Sandalwood interior with code 6 Sandalwood top. I have had 30 Old Cadillac's in my life but now I am 63 and poor so I must keep the 1972 I have had for 4 years as if I loose this one I am done.
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General Discussion / Re: Good grief....
« Last post by chrisntam on Today at 09:17:17 PM »
Chrisntam,

"I'd say the owner / builder took a $50,000.00 loss."

I think a better choice of words might have been, I'd say the owner / builder took a $50,000.00 BATH.


Have fun,
Steve B.

Now that's funny!

 ;D
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Tasmania is Australia.   Like Hawaii is America, but Tasmania is the second State of Australia

Bruce. >:D
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And the main reason everyone went to cross-flow radiators was to get the hood line down low, creating a lower looking vehicle, and therefore less wind resistance.

When Ford did it, in the Thunderbirds, they found that they had to use a Header Tank to keep the engine blocks full of coolant.

Bruce. >:D
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Technical / Authenticity / Engine swap
« Last post by bcroe on Today at 09:01:49 PM »
It will go well if you put in a 68 up BOP pattern transmission.  I
would rebuild the 67 switch pitch parts into the new trans case. 

Bruce Roe
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Technical / Authenticity / 1968 DeVille radiator overflow tank
« Last post by bcroe on Today at 08:59:24 PM »
It appears to me, the overflow tank became mandatory with the use of
cross flow radiators.  These have no reserve coolant space, so they need
to be filled completely to use all the tubes.  That condition can only be
maintained by an overflow tank that moves fluid back and forth with heating
and cooling cycles, without losing it. 

That said, the vertical flow cooling systems of the early 60s had less
capacity.  Air conditioning wasn't standard, electrical systems took less
energy.  And maybe owners were a bit more tolerant of hot engines when
all the stars aligned wrong.  When fluid blew out, it got replaced.  That is
not acceptable today.  If it wasn't replaced, the next overheat cycle would
happen a lot easier.  Bruce Roe
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