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Offline denis3626

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1957 eldorado brougham
« on: July 27, 2015, 09:50:44 PM »
Hi, I am in final negociation to buy a 1957 eldo Brougham (#144). I'm looking for the number on the engine and on the frame. Does somebody have pictures identify exactly the place where it suppose to be.  Thank you in advance.  Sorry about my english :) I'm better in french.

D Lacroix
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Offline Roger Zimmermann

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Re: 1957 eldorado brougham
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2015, 01:44:03 AM »
The VIN is stamped on a flat machined surface from the block, just in front of the passenger cylinder head, as well as on the frame, also on the passenger side, right behind the front engine support. You have to clean both places because the stamping is not very deep.
The shop manual has pictures from both locations. If you need it, I have an original 1957 Brougham shop manual supplement, in decent shape, but you will also need the regular 1957 Cadillac shop manual.
Are you located in France?
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Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: 1957 eldorado brougham
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2015, 03:36:28 AM »
Canada.

Bruce. >:D
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Offline chrisntam

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Re: 1957 eldorado brougham
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2015, 09:06:45 AM »
How do you know he's in Canada?

Sure would be nice to have people's (general) location noted to know (about) where they are located......

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Offline Roger Zimmermann

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Re: 1957 eldorado brougham
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2015, 09:10:43 AM »
How do you know he's in Canada?

I had the same question...
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Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: 1957 eldorado brougham
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2015, 09:23:48 AM »
His email address, which the Administrators can see.

Plus the ISP Host Name.

Bruce. >:D
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Offline chrisntam

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Offline David King (kz78hy)

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Re: 1957 eldorado brougham
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2015, 08:07:34 PM »
Good luck on the purchase.  You should check out and join the Eldorado Brougham Chapter as it is the place for these cars.

Regards

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Offline denis3626

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Re: 1957 eldorado brougham
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2015, 08:08:37 PM »
yes canada  laval,province of Québec

I added the location.

Thanks Mr Zimmermann for the info.  the seller has these manuals. 
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Offline GKC

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Re: 1957 eldorado brougham
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2018, 09:40:48 AM »
As described in an earlier post,... I found the number on the top of the frame just behind the upper contol arm on the pass side. This one was proceeded and followed by a star stamp. I used a yellowish piece of chalk to highlight it better.
It was tougher to find the engine number but I easialy located it and documented it ( again with chalk) when I had the ac pump off and the water pump, ( for replacement) My photos are not on this device but on my phone, I will try and post those later.  GKC

Offline 76eldo

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Re: 1957 eldorado brougham
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 08:55:30 PM »
When did they switch to putting the numbers on the driver’s side or left side?
In 59 and 60 and other newer years the numbers are down on the frame on the drivers side behind the radiator support on the flat part of the frame. Engine numbers are also on the left side on the casting of the block above the oil pan.
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Offline Dan LeBlanc

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Re: 1957 eldorado brougham
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2018, 07:11:50 AM »
Wow, this topic was 3 years old in July.
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Offline chrisntam

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Re: 1957 eldorado brougham
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2018, 10:02:23 PM »
Wow, this topic was 3 years old in July.

We've run out of stuff to talk about?

 ;)
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