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Offline Barry M Wheeler #2189

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Early start
« on: March 02, 2016, 12:52:55 PM »
My insurance agent called this morning to see if he could drive over and take pictures of my two collector cars that I wanted to change my coverage to "collector status" to reduce my insurance premiums.

After disconnecting the trickle chargers, I got in the '81 Seville and after pumping it once, and letting it turn over for about ten seconds, I stopped, then hit it again right away. The V-6 started right up, and I let it idle while doing the same with the '79 Fleetwood.

Naturally, it took less turnover time than the Seville. Gotta' love those '77-'79 Cadillacs. NO valve clatter on the 160K engine.

I have a couple of spare programmers that I can't remember whether they are "good" or not. I have them ready to clean up and when the weather breaks, I'll change out the one in the car and see if we can get some heat in the old girl.

The speedometer on the '81 needs switched as it is noisy. So, I have a couple of minor jobs to do before spring. Beautiful sunshiny day today and only 19 more days till spring.
Barry M. Wheeler #2189

1981 Cadillac Seville
1991 Cadillac Seville

Offline Scot Minesinger

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Re: Early start
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 07:26:14 PM »

Thought the 81's were fuel injected - no?
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Offline 936CD69

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Re: Early start
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2016, 07:49:12 PM »
Scot, the V6s used a Quadrejet
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