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Offline PatiCadi

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  • Name: Patrick Slarko
Let me introduce myself ...
« on: December 06, 2017, 06:25:45 AM »
Hello to everybody ,
I am delighted to be a new member of our forum .
Finally , after long searches , I am the proud owner of a nice example of a dream boat .
I will get my Cadillac Coupe de Ville 1955 in a few weeks , when I will have found the garage to park it !
i am living in France but very often mostly in Huntsville Alabama for work .
i hope to share a lot of interesting discussion with same minded people .
Looking forward
Patrick Slarko

Offline gmurph

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Re: Let me introduce myself ...
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 06:43:17 AM »
I really like the anti-gravity mod you had done!

In all seriousness however, welcome to the forum - that is one beautiful car.
Greg Murphy CLC#24416

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1952 Dodge B3F
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Offline PatiCadi

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Re: Let me introduce myself ...
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 07:02:00 AM »
It is because this baby turns me up side down ...
It is a decent car of which I will take care now , for sure I will have lots of questions here .
Thanks for the welcome words
Patrick

Offline 59-in-pieces

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Re: Let me introduce myself ...
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 10:01:40 AM »
Patrick,
My first reaction to the first picture was that you were from the land down under - Australia - then flipped the photos to try to fit in - north of the equator.
Welcome, and I like yellow.
Have fun,
Steve B.
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Offline 57shark82

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Re: Let me introduce myself ...
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 10:02:58 AM »

Nice 55 and welcome!
Tim

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1957 Cadillac Series 62 "The Shark"
1940 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Coupe "Scarlett"

Former Babies

 1941 Ford 1 ton truck
 1954 Buick Special 48D 2 Door "Betty Buick"
 1955 Packard Clipper Super
 1962 VW Beetle
 1962 Dodge 880
 1966 Mercury Montclair 4 Door "Mr. Merc"
 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396
 1968 Plymouth Barracuda notchback 318
 1977 Lincoln Continental MKV

Offline Caddyjack

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Re: Let me introduce myself ...
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 10:31:12 AM »
A big "Welcome Patrick" from the Philadelphia suburbs!  :D
Jack Larson
Philadelphia, PA


Offline Jeff Rose CLC #28373

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Re: Let me introduce myself ...
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 12:02:09 PM »
Another welcome from a 55 owner (almost ready to get it back on the road).
Congrats and enjoy it. Looks like it has ac?
Jeff
Jeff
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1970 Coupe DeVille
1955 Series 62

Offline gary griffin

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Re: Let me introduce myself ...
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 03:57:53 PM »
Another welcome coming from Seattle.  Great choice for your car!!
Gary Griffin

1940 LaSalle 5029 4 door convertible sedan
1942 Cadillac 6719 restoration almost complete?
1942 Cadillac 6719 (parts car) (Gone)
1957 Cadillac 60-special (Needs a little TLC)

Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: Let me introduce myself ...
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 05:22:13 PM »
G'day Patrick,

A big WELCOME from Down Under.

Your car would fit very well down here.

Bruce. >:D
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Offline chrisntam

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Re: Let me introduce myself ...
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 09:11:31 PM »
Welcome Patrick, and you passed the new member test!  You posted pictures!

Looks great, let the journey begin!

chris in Dallas.
1970 Deville Convertible  MTS 507
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Offline Roger Zimmermann

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Re: Let me introduce myself ...
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2017, 01:33:09 AM »
Welcome Patrick! Are you searching a garage in France or in the US? It seems that right now your nice car is in the US...
1956 Sedan de Ville (sold)
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Offline walt chomosh #23510

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Re: Let me introduce myself ...
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2017, 12:53:19 PM »
Patrick.....factory air....yeh!....walt...tulsa,ok

Offline PatiCadi

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Re: Let me introduce myself ...
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2017, 03:13:57 PM »
No , the car is in France already and garages over there are a little tiny ... 8)
Yes it has factory air but it is not working . Question here : is there a kind of second radiator in front of the colling radiator ? I have this on my 1972 eldorado .
Question 2 : how do you refill because freon 12 does not exist anymore ?

Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: Let me introduce myself ...
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2017, 05:05:57 PM »
....... I have this on my 1972 eldorado .
Now you are talking class.

Bruce. >:D
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Offline 76eldo

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Re: Let me introduce myself ...
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2017, 05:18:45 PM »
Welcome to the CLC Message Board.

Nice car!

You will have a really hard time getting R-12 in France and it will probably leak out of the system unless you rebuild everything.
I am not sure if you can adapt a modern compressor to that system and use 134-a but you may be able to install a system from Vintage Air or a company that offers generic systems for custom applications.

Good luck,

Brian
Brian Rachlin
Huntingdon Valley, Pa
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1960 62 Series Convertible with factory Tri Power
1960 Eldorado Seville
1970 DeVille Convertible
1970 Eldorado
1976 Eldorado Convertible
1980 Eldorado Hess & Eisenhardt Convertible
1981 Eldorado Hess & Eisenhardt Convertible
1985 Eldorado ASC Biarritz Convertible
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Offline savemy67

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Re: Let me introduce myself ...
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2017, 07:39:27 PM »
Hello Patrick,

Question here : is there a kind of second radiator in front of the colling radiator ? I have this on my 1972 eldorado

The "second radiator" you refer to is most likely the air conditioning system's condenser.  If the air conditionng system on your '55 is not working, it could be due to many things, so even if you could find R-12 in France, it would be a waste of resources to attempt to fill the system without first determining exactly in what condition the system is.

Nice looking car - my birth year.  Are the colors original?

Christopher Winter
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Offline PatiCadi

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Re: Let me introduce myself ...
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2017, 06:15:02 AM »
Thanks for the replies everybody !
Yes color is original , as is the color combination . I think it is ivory and black . I am just learning as much as i can about the car  to avoid posting stupid questions . Has somebody a working ac from these years ?  Maybe it is not a bad idea to drive with open windows ...

Concerning the oil filter , fram C4 or C4P type ?

Offline Roger Zimmermann

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Re: Let me introduce myself ...
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2017, 06:39:02 AM »
The AC number for the oil filter is P115. According to an old AC listing, the Fram equivalent is C21 or C21P.
1956 Sedan de Ville (sold)
1956 Eldorado Biarritz
1957 Eldorado Brougham
1972 Coupe de Ville (not yet arrived)
2011 DTS
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Offline WTL

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Re: Let me introduce myself ...
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2017, 08:00:17 AM »
Welcome Patrick,

I was born and raised in Huntsville,
Glad to see you here, and excited to read about your 55.  I bet it would be fun driving that through France. 

Offline walt chomosh #23510

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Re: Let me introduce myself ...
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2017, 08:52:15 AM »
Patrick,
  I ran 134b in my 1955CDV for a few years but truth is at high outside temps the system loses efficiency. I decided to try 414b and was pleased for a number of years then my compressor shaft seal began leaking.(I had "tuned " the seal 10 or so years before but it finally started leaking again) I had recently scored some R12 so I installed a Sanden compressor with it. (my Cadillac is a driver) I did have to fab a bracket for it and run belts a couple of inches longer, but the summer of 2017 was "cool"! There is a shop in Florida that will "tune up" your shaft seal but I went with the Sanden for now. Contact me if you get to the point of refurbishing your A/C.....walt...tulsa,ok...pic of my CDV and 1955 Airstream Travel Trailer attatched...

 

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