Author Topic: 1937 cadillac front shocks / porcelain manifolds  (Read 2591 times)

Offline Paul Tesone

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1937 cadillac front shocks / porcelain manifolds
« on: November 10, 2009, 09:26:09 PM »
Can anyone suggest a place where I can have the shocks on my 1937 6049 series rebuilt ? My restorer has used two different businesses in the past but hasn't been real pleased with either of them. He didn't get into details as to why. Also , same question for someone who will do a good job at porcelainizing my exhaust manifold pipes . Thanks in advance for any suggestions. Paul Tesone CLC #6876

Offline buicksplus

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Re: 1937 cadillac front shocks / porcelain manifolds
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009, 12:46:07 PM »
I have dealt with Five Points in CA for shocks, they have done great work for me over the years:

http://www.classicautoshocks.com/rebuilt.htm

There are advertisers in Hemmings for porcelainizing, but I have no personal experience with them.

Bill.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2009, 12:49:13 PM by buicksplus »
Bill Sullivan CLC# 12700

Offline harry s

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Re: 1937 cadillac front shocks / porcelain manifolds
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2009, 04:40:09 PM »
I have used several places for porcelainizing manifolds and had the best luck with Prairie Porcelain in Minnn. Here is a blurb from Hemmings website: MANIFOLDS: authentic porcelain manifolds with thermal barrier inner coating, see display ad in Services Offered. Prairie Auto Porcelain, 507-645-5325, MN.
Harry Scott 4195
1941 6733
1948 6267X
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Re: 1937 cadillac front shocks / porcelain manifolds
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2009, 09:36:40 PM »
I have used both the listed businesses and have been satisfied with the results. Both worked on my 37 LaSalle.

jw
John Washburn
CLC #1067
1937 LaSalle Coupe
1938 6519F Series Imperial Sedan
1949 62 Series 4 Door
1949 60 Special Fleetwood
1953 Coupe DeVille
1956 Coupe DeVille
1992 Eldorado Touring Coupe America Cup Series

Offline Bill Ingler #7799

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Re: 1937 cadillac front shocks / porcelain manifolds
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2009, 10:15:33 AM »
I also have used both Five Points & Prairie with good results. Below picture is the manifold done by Prairie for my 41

Offline Otto Skorzeny

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Re: 1937 cadillac front shocks / porcelain manifolds
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2009, 03:39:21 PM »
Those look great. What do they look like now after they have some miles on them?
fward

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Offline Paul Tesone

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Re: 1937 cadillac front shocks / porcelain manifolds
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2009, 07:21:28 PM »
Thanks to Bill Ingler , buicksplus Bill , Harry and John. I'll follow up on these suggestions. Paul T. CLC #6876

Re: 1937 cadillac front shocks / porcelain manifolds
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2009, 07:30:45 PM »
Otto,

The ones, Prairie did for me for the 37 LaSalle, in 1996, still look great. No cracks still looking great. The car has been driven on tours in Colorado and around town.

Oh, the ones they did on my 38 65 series divider window even look better, they were done earlier. But I still have not started the engine.

The Johnny
John Washburn
CLC #1067
1937 LaSalle Coupe
1938 6519F Series Imperial Sedan
1949 62 Series 4 Door
1949 60 Special Fleetwood
1953 Coupe DeVille
1956 Coupe DeVille
1992 Eldorado Touring Coupe America Cup Series

Offline Otto Skorzeny

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Re: 1937 cadillac front shocks / porcelain manifolds
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2009, 08:31:28 PM »
What? Is the engine put back together? I assume it's still under restoration?
fward

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Re: 1937 cadillac front shocks / porcelain manifolds
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2009, 09:06:54 PM »
Otto,

The 38 is still in progress, want a picture of the engine - completed?
John Washburn
CLC #1067
1937 LaSalle Coupe
1938 6519F Series Imperial Sedan
1949 62 Series 4 Door
1949 60 Special Fleetwood
1953 Coupe DeVille
1956 Coupe DeVille
1992 Eldorado Touring Coupe America Cup Series

Offline Otto Skorzeny

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  • 1956 Coupe de Ville aka Bismarck
Re: 1937 cadillac front shocks / porcelain manifolds
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2009, 09:33:42 PM »
That would be cool.
fward

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Offline Paul Tesone

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Re: 1937 cadillac front shocks / porcelain manifolds
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2010, 07:58:10 PM »
Buicksplus Bill , Harry S & Bill Ingler - I took your advice and used Five Points and Prairie Auto Porcelain . I can't yet comment on the shocks yet because they haven't been put back in the car . I can however comment on the exhaust manifolds from Prairie . THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL ! I don't know how to post a photo , but I really don't have to . Just look at the one Bill Ingler posted in response to my question . Miy manifolds look exactly the same . Tom Sparrow was the ultimate professional. He could not have been more helpful . He returned calls , kept me updated , delivered on time , charged a reasonable price and had a quick turn around time . I couldn't have asked for anything more . He is THE man .Thanks for the advice. Paul Tesone ...CLC 6876

 

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