Author Topic: Looking for Garage, Help if Available (Columbus, Ohio)  (Read 902 times)

Offline mummyjohn

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  • Name: E. Ringman
Looking for Garage, Help if Available (Columbus, Ohio)
« on: February 24, 2014, 11:58:51 AM »
So it's rebuilding time for a 1971 Eldorado that's limping 'round on a wing and a prayer.  My house doesn't have a garage, I don't have a hoist of any kind, and I only have "standard" tools (screwdrivers and sockets and so forth), nothing "special" (valve spring compressors and the like).  I'm looking for a place to pull this engine that also has any requisite tools and equipment available if anyone knows of one.  This request is pretty open-ended, that is to say anyplace that fulfills those requirements is good by me.  If you own a place where I could do this work, or if you know someone who does, or just know of a place, please tell me!  As I said in the subject line, I'm in Columbus, Ohio (OSU campus area).  If you DO know of something, include any information on how much it would cost to use the space (if you know).

The second inquiry is if there's any old hand out there that'd like to guide a young'n with this procedure.  As autodidactic as I am, someone who's done it before is invaluable in this sort of situation.  I am an engineering student and have vague, general experience doing this sort of thing but I have never rebuilt an engine before.  I'm eager to get my hands dirty!

Thank you guys for any help/information you can offer.
- E. Ringman

1971 Eldorado coupe

Offline mistertudball

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Re: Looking for Garage, Help if Available (Columbus, Ohio)
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 05:48:24 PM »
You might want to check some of our tech schools (I'm from Cbus too) that do auto repair to see if they'd take the Eldo on as a project?  I don't know if that's done anymore, but they may have some ideas for you if they don't.  If you're looking for a repair shop, I can recommend Petty's Automotive near downtown.  They've worked on my Eldo several times and totally rebuilt my '66 Corvair's engine.  Absolutely no complaints. 
David Bartosic CLC19619

Offline C.R. Patton II

  • 1939 LaSalle C4D
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Re: Looking for Garage, Help if Available (Columbus, Ohio)
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 09:13:37 PM »

Hello Ringman

Why spend your life on the periphery?

Join our national organization and the region near your residence. Gary Fisher is the CLC Central Region Vice President.  Also our club managers Mike & Nancy Book are in your proximity. They are ambassadors and a great source of direction for Cadillac and LaSalle owners.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2014, 09:18:09 PM by C.R. Patton II »
All good men own a Cadillac but great gentlemen drive a LaSalle. That is the consequence of success.


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