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Offline DaddyDeVille

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1967 DeVille Convertible - We call it HULK
« on: January 06, 2018, 11:11:29 PM »
In September 2017, I purchased a 1967 DeVille convertible with 79k on the clock.  The car came with 50 year old in tact green leather interior, but missing many of the options such as AC and tilt steering.  The 429 was replaced in 1994 with 67K with another 429 which failed sometime in 2011 with 76k miles.  The previous owner then installed a 454 crate motor with forged pistons, headers, cam, 3" exhaust, and a 4 barrel carburetor and later model disk brakes; repainted the car its original green, put a new top and a custom set of wheels. From my perspective, it was a great place to start; but the previous owner didn't finish a lot of the details to get it running right.

Since September, I have completed the followowing
  • Holley terminator stealth EFI
  • Seat belts (they were missing)
  • New MSD wires and plugs
  • Fixed holes in the headers
  • Added vacuum assist to the HEI distributor (it was missing)
  • Installed new 2.5 exhaust (previous one was riddled with holes as it was based on a kit and the person installing it didn't know how to weld)
  • Fixed ground issues with right side head lights
  • Re-wired relays to vacuum pump. (due to the cam, I only have about 14" of manifold vacuum and require a pump to drive vacuum for the brake booster.  Unfortunately, the previous owner didn't wire the relays in correctly and they had 2 relays for a function that only required 1.  This is now fixed)
  • Fixed and installed dedicated vacuum line to transmission.
  • Replaced curtesy light bulbs around the car.  Many were burnt out
  • Fixed the left hand door lock tumbler
  • Fixed the Right rear window switch.  It has lost the ability to roll up from the drivers door and could only be rolled up from the RR seat switch.  The switch was fine, but the wiring between the drivers door and the harness inside the footwell had crack and needed replacing.

I'll throw some pictures up shortly and as there is a long list of stuff still to be completed; I'll start adding those as we get them done.

Thanks,
C Broadfoot
Green 1967 Deville Convertible
454 with forged pistons, Holley EFI, headers and early disk break conversion

Offline DaddyDeVille

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Re: 1967 DeVille Convertible - We call it HULK
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 12:41:19 AM »
Pre-Purchase Day
Green 1967 Deville Convertible
454 with forged pistons, Holley EFI, headers and early disk break conversion

Offline DaddyDeVille

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Re: 1967 DeVille Convertible - We call it HULK
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 12:47:00 AM »
Engine Build prior to purchase
Green 1967 Deville Convertible
454 with forged pistons, Holley EFI, headers and early disk break conversion

Offline DaddyDeVille

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Re: 1967 DeVille Convertible - We call it HULK
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 12:48:20 AM »
Post purchase
1) Exhaust holes
2) Installing EFI in the snow...freak day in early November
Green 1967 Deville Convertible
454 with forged pistons, Holley EFI, headers and early disk break conversion

Offline DaddyDeVille

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Re: 1967 DeVille Convertible - We call it HULK
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 09:06:08 PM »
Got a chance to get out and work on Hulk today.  Installed a Fuel Pressure Sensor into the fuel regulator today.  I was troubleshooting some stalling which I thought might be related to lack of fuel; though it might have been related to a open vacuum leak I found on the manifold (via heater).  So far its registering 35psi which is a bit low from what it was suppose to be setup for (43psi).  To much rain today for a test drive, but will try later on this week.
Green 1967 Deville Convertible
454 with forged pistons, Holley EFI, headers and early disk break conversion

Offline Cape Cod Fleetwood

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Re: 1967 DeVille Convertible - We call it HULK
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 10:47:14 PM »
Very cool!
If I was going to restomod an old Caddy, I'd start with the crate Hemi, that's just me.
Laurie!
There are 2 kinds of cars in the world, Cadillac and everything else....

The Present -1970 Fleetwood Brougham

The Past -
1996 Deville Concours
1987 Sedan De Ville "Commonwealth Edition"
1981 Coupe De Ville (8-6-4)
1976 Sedan De Ville
1975 Sedan De Ville

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Offline James Landi

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Re: 1967 DeVille Convertible - We call it HULK
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018, 11:09:57 AM »
Terrific looking car--- your rims work well with the overall original design of the car..they .give it a muscular look that the design deserves --- very nice, indeed.   James

Offline Carl Fielding

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Re: 1967 DeVille Convertible - We call it HULK
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2018, 05:44:50 PM »
Very cool!
If I was going to restomod an old Caddy, I'd start with the crate Hemi, that's just me.
Laurie!

Fleetwood , FLEETWOOD !!!!! You have been doing real well around here. Until this heresy. You rip the soul out of a Cadillac by transplanting another species into it. The subject car was already so modified , therefore no demerits to DaddyD'. And you'd never get those Cad valve covers around a Hemi. You can bore and stroke a Big Block Cad , even stack a "Huffer" on top of it. Cad engines in Cadillacs are allowed to join the field with the other modifieds. A CLC member who drops brand X into the engine bay should be condemned to parking 'round back with the rice burners. Now go wash those typing fingers out with soap , and write "I will not pervert my Cadillac" 100 times on the whiteboard. Next , humbly approach some of our expert 500 (+) cubic inch Cadillac hotrodders , and beg forgiveness. Have 'em "learn you up" on speed equipment and modifications engineered for the enlightened. By the way : did you know that a huge 500 cu. in. Cad weighs LESS than a Chev 454 ? True story !  - CC

Offline Cape Cod Fleetwood

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Re: 1967 DeVille Convertible - We call it HULK
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 12:57:33 AM »
Fleetwood , FLEETWOOD !!!!! You have been doing real well around here. Until this heresy. You rip the soul out of a Cadillac by transplanting another species into it. The subject car was already so modified , therefore no demerits to DaddyD'. And you'd never get those Cad valve covers around a Hemi. You can bore and stroke a Big Block Cad , even stack a "Huffer" on top of it. Cad engines in Cadillacs are allowed to join the field with the other modifieds. A CLC member who drops brand X into the engine bay should be condemned to parking 'round back with the rice burners. Now go wash those typing fingers out with soap , and write "I will not pervert my Cadillac" 100 times on the whiteboard. Next , humbly approach some of our expert 500 (+) cubic inch Cadillac hotrodders , and beg forgiveness. Have 'em "learn you up" on speed equipment and modifications engineered for the enlightened. By the way : did you know that a huge 500 cu. in. Cad weighs LESS than a Chev 454 ? True story !  - CC

ROTFLMAO!!! Well done wood shedding, I deserved it! LOL!
Laurie! LOL!
There are 2 kinds of cars in the world, Cadillac and everything else....

The Present -1970 Fleetwood Brougham

The Past -
1996 Deville Concours
1987 Sedan De Ville "Commonwealth Edition"
1981 Coupe De Ville (8-6-4)
1976 Sedan De Ville
1975 Sedan De Ville

The Daily Driver and work slave -
2008 GMC Acadia SLT *options/all

Offline DaddyDeVille

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Re: 1967 DeVille Convertible - We call it HULK
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 11:19:41 PM »
Thank you James, Carl & Fleetwood

Fleetwood, I love the way you think!  The number one feature that I would absolutely do again regardless of block make is EFI.  The EFI really transforms the car.  The car can sit for two weeks (when its pouring rain in the PWN), put the key in it and it simply starts.  Give it gas it roars to life.  On a scale of 1 - 10 for difficulty, it is probably a 6 in that its just a lot of pulling stuff apart and you have to run a return line for fuel.  Outside of that, its pretty easy to install.

That said, I might be worse than Fleetwood in "her" Hemi dreams.  I dream of 100kw Telsa packs installed.  (I know, I know...let the flogging begin  ;D  :))
« Last Edit: January 12, 2018, 11:45:04 PM by DaddyDeVille »
Green 1967 Deville Convertible
454 with forged pistons, Holley EFI, headers and early disk break conversion

Offline Cape Cod Fleetwood

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Re: 1967 DeVille Convertible - We call it HULK
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2018, 11:43:18 PM »
Thank you James, Carl & Fleetwood

Fleetwood, I love the way you think!

HA! Take that boys.  8)

That said, I might be worse than Fleetwood in his Hemi dreams.

"his" is a her.. just FYI.  :P

Laurie!
There are 2 kinds of cars in the world, Cadillac and everything else....

The Present -1970 Fleetwood Brougham

The Past -
1996 Deville Concours
1987 Sedan De Ville "Commonwealth Edition"
1981 Coupe De Ville (8-6-4)
1976 Sedan De Ville
1975 Sedan De Ville

The Daily Driver and work slave -
2008 GMC Acadia SLT *options/all

Offline DaddyDeVille

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Re: 1967 DeVille Convertible - We call it HULK
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 11:47:32 PM »
Quote
"his" is a her.. just FYI.


Well put!  and corrected :)

BTW....Nice Fleetwood Laurie :)
Green 1967 Deville Convertible
454 with forged pistons, Holley EFI, headers and early disk break conversion

Offline Cape Cod Fleetwood

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Re: 1967 DeVille Convertible - We call it HULK
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2018, 12:35:02 AM »


Well put!  and corrected :)

BTW....Nice Fleetwood Laurie :)

THANK you... wait until its painted, new roof and correct sneakers!
Laurie!
There are 2 kinds of cars in the world, Cadillac and everything else....

The Present -1970 Fleetwood Brougham

The Past -
1996 Deville Concours
1987 Sedan De Ville "Commonwealth Edition"
1981 Coupe De Ville (8-6-4)
1976 Sedan De Ville
1975 Sedan De Ville

The Daily Driver and work slave -
2008 GMC Acadia SLT *options/all

Offline DeVille68

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Re: 1967 DeVille Convertible - We call it HULK
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2018, 02:30:44 AM »
Nice car! Welcome on board!  8)
1968 Cadillac DeVille Convertible (silver pine green)

Offline Cape Cod Fleetwood

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Re: 1967 DeVille Convertible - We call it HULK
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2018, 09:23:18 AM »
Nice car! Welcome on board!  8)

Thank you!   :-*
Laurie!
There are 2 kinds of cars in the world, Cadillac and everything else....

The Present -1970 Fleetwood Brougham

The Past -
1996 Deville Concours
1987 Sedan De Ville "Commonwealth Edition"
1981 Coupe De Ville (8-6-4)
1976 Sedan De Ville
1975 Sedan De Ville

The Daily Driver and work slave -
2008 GMC Acadia SLT *options/all

Offline DaddyDeVille

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Re: 1967 DeVille Convertible - We call it HULK
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2018, 11:03:40 PM »
The GOOD.
Parents were in town this weekend and my dad and I needed something to do, so we headed 1.5 hours south to a Junk Yard.  Stuff out here in the PNW has a tendency to rust if its left out, but we scored on the parts we were looking for.  $35 for a complete transmission cross member, a windshield washer fluid tank, trunk light and right side lower front courtesy light fixture.

The BAD.
Now for some reason, I have a water leak around the hose going to my heater core and my brake booster is under suspicion of failing.  Hopefully I get some time this week to investigate. :)
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 11:08:31 PM by DaddyDeVille »
Green 1967 Deville Convertible
454 with forged pistons, Holley EFI, headers and early disk break conversion