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Want To Buy / Re: 6 Way Bench Seat Transmission for 72 Eldorado
« Last post by WillingtonCad on Yesterday at 10:19:20 PM »
Most times these can be disassembled, the caked on old grease removed, cleaned, regreased and the solenoids work again. Are you able to do this with yours?
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Steve -- very much agree with you on the top.  It looks terrible -- like a
cheap conversion.  Also, as another previous poster pointed out
there is more to making a convertible than just chopping the top off. 
Lots of body structural engineering to get it right.

For example, the 1955 convertibles had a massive brace on the
frame that also added 500 extra pounds of weight.  I'm not saying
that's a solution for today, but it worked in 1955.  There are more
elegant solutions and more modern materials than back in the 50's
that can be used.

However, I doubt most "conversion coach" builders have the
know-how to do that.  Cadillac could, of course, but I don't
believe the marketplace would respond with sufficient sales to
make it worthwhile.  The XLR was a great looking car, but quickly
developed a reputation for many troublesome problems.  Same
with the Allante.

Being as pricey as they were back then, that didn't fly well with
the public and the equation high price + low quality = slim sales.

Mike


Coachbuilders / droptop / etc. has been in the conversion business for a while and they know what they are doing. I haven't seen the ATS conversion up close buy my ElDorado hard boot was well made and had some structural additions welded in that I could see when I removed the rear seat. As to whether or not they cheaped out in beltline trim or similar areas, I'll have to check one out up close.
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General Discussion / Re: Kanter consolidating!
« Last post by cadillacmike68 on Yesterday at 10:07:35 PM »
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General Discussion / Re: Scams on the "wanted to buy" forum
« Last post by cadillacmike68 on Yesterday at 09:53:52 PM »
Funny you should mention that, Mike. One is about a foot from my hand as I type this. (1927 Argentine one of 10K built by Colt.) Cocked (so as to make it easier to work the slide and get a round in the chamber) and locked.

You know what the saying is: "cocked and locked, safer than a glock".

I got my 1996 Fleetwood by flying to south Carolina and driving it home.

Paypal is only safe if you fund the payment WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD.

And now you have to watch out for fake paypal payment advice messages with a convenient dispute link that takes you off to wherever.....
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General Discussion / Re: What's under the tree for your Cadillac?
« Last post by Bobby B on Yesterday at 09:29:07 PM »
or that you stiff your mistress for Xmas......

David,
  It was just your poor phrasing ;D ;D ;D....
                                               Bobby
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General Discussion / Re: Kanter consolidating!
« Last post by Bobby B on Yesterday at 09:24:49 PM »
Gary,
  They're 20 minutes from my house. I've been going there for years. Fred has let me rummage through the warehouse looking for small items. They're great people. I wonder what happened?
                                                     Bobby
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General Discussion / Kanter consolidating!
« Last post by gary griffin on Yesterday at 08:29:29 PM »
KANTER closing warehouses and consolidating and scrapping  a large part of their inventory.   They claim it will make them more efficient and be able to serve us better.

Not much use for tons of certain parts? My brother is restoring a 1940 Packard and could be affected for example/
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General Discussion / Re: Scams on the "wanted to buy" forum
« Last post by gary griffin on Yesterday at 08:20:34 PM »
I basically trust club members but for large $ item I fly and buy.  I have purchased in person and had cars shipped, and I have purchased and driven home. I take along  a club directory thinking if it is a little shakey I could buy and hopefully club member would let me park at his place until shipper could pick it up, but I never had top consider that option.
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Likely the sound is related to the cables, which were disturbed in
the repair process. 

if the speedometer and odometer are in agreement, calibration
involves changing the transmission speedo drive gears, not
the head.  Bruce Roe
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