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Offline Dan Eckstein

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59 Cadillac - Drive Shaft Part???
« on: May 18, 2010, 12:22:55 PM »
Hello folks,

Does anyone know what the following part is and where it goes?  I believe it is a drive shaft part, but I am unsure.  It came in a box with other parts, when I bought my 59 Cadillac. 

Thank you for your time,
Dan Eckstein
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Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: 59 Cadillac - Drive Shaft Part???
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010, 06:43:32 PM »
Definitely not an original Cadillac part, the twisted up piece of wire that is, nor the hole drilled into the shim, but it could be a person's attempt at shimming the centre bearing to eliminate driveshaft vibrations.

It is impossible to reach down the tunnel to install one when the driveshaft is in place.

When I shimmed mine, I made up a shim, and drilled a hole in each end and inserted a piece of welding wire to be able to align it.

Bruce. >:D
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Re: 59 Cadillac - Drive Shaft Part???
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010, 07:11:07 PM »
looks like a brake hose retaining clip to me, dont know what the wire is for though.
 Aussie Bruce is right, its not a driveshaft part.


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