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Offline Eldosaurus Rex

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New Member - Greetings!
« on: September 19, 2016, 11:51:03 AM »
Hello everyone!

I finally stopped procrastinating and joined the club!
I've been lurking for years!

Currently I only have one Cadillac...my lonely only!
Aptly dubbed "The Eldosaurus Rex".
1966 Eldorado Convertible
429ci, Carter AFB

  I've had her for 20 years.  The last five she's been sleeping in the garage a lot.
Seems one thing after another some days!
  Recently, I've renewed my commitment ($$$) to getting her back on the road.
I installed a new radiator and I am going through the brake system.
Had the Carter AFB rebuilt...snapped off an ear when reinstalling!  Ouch!$!  Got a fresh rebuild from Carb-X, new fuel lines, etc.. 
  I think I messed up the carb install, exhaust popping.  Either the gasket/ins/shim order, improper gasket or sealant use, not sure.  As soon as I find the correct forum, I'll be asking around about that! 

If I don't see you on the road, I'll see you at the gas station.   :)

Leo

Previous Cadillacs in my stable:
1968 Fleetwood Brougham - I miss that dream car!
1971 Coupe DeVille hardtop - Rare unmarked Calais! Mistake to sell it.
1973 Eldorado Convertible - Big Daddy!  Awesome car!
1982 Eldorado Biarritz - The most comfortable seats EVER!!!
1995 Coupe DeVille - eh, nothing real special.  Good car, roomy.
1997 Seville SLS - Wait, what? The starter is where???!!!
1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible
"The Eldosaurus Rex"

Offline David King (kz78hy)

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Re: New Member - Greetings!
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2016, 12:39:35 PM »
Welcome to the group!

David
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Re: New Member - Greetings!
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2016, 01:49:54 PM »
Welcome Leo,

The carburetor assembly stack is : Manifold, gasket, phenolic spacer, gasket, stainless shim, carb.

I've never had the occasion to use any gasket seal or goop in the process.

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Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: New Member - Greetings!
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2016, 01:55:40 PM »
Welcome to the CLC. I hope the Eldorado's re-awakening goes smoothly.
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Offline Greg Powers

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Re: New Member - Greetings!
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2016, 04:23:29 PM »
Welcome to the CLC. It's a great group of folks and this forum is the best place to get any information you may need about your Cadillac. Sometimes it's just a great place to spend time on-line with friends on various subjects. All the best on your Cadillac adventure. Hope you're on the road "Traveling in Cadillac Style" soon. - Greg   
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Offline Jeff Rose CLC #28373

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Re: New Member - Greetings!
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2016, 08:18:50 PM »
66 Eldo convertable????
If you are going to join, you need to post pictures!!
Welcome,
Jeff
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Offline Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

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Re: New Member - Greetings!
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2016, 08:30:15 PM »
Hello everyone!

I finally stopped procrastinating and joined the club!
I've been lurking for years!
Leo,
 I'm a little confused. Did you actually join the CLC, our club,  or did you just  join this message board?? Thanks.
 Bob

1968 Eldorado slick top ,white/red interior
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Offline Eldo66

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Re: New Member - Greetings!
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2016, 12:24:05 AM »

Welcome aboard.  You may have just missed the July 2016 Self Starter edition that featured the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Cadillac.  Complete with a 1966 Eldorado on the cover.  Here is a link:

http://www.cadillaclasalleclub.org/the-self-starter-teasers-july-2016/

Regards,
P. Nesbitt

1966 Eldorado - Flamenco Red with bucket seats

Offline Chuck Patton

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Re: New Member - Greetings!
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2016, 07:30:57 AM »


Hello Leo

Great to have you as a Cadillac & LaSalle Club member.  I hope to meet you at our 2017 Grand National in Virginia.
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Offline Eldosaurus Rex

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Re: New Member - Greetings!
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2016, 11:27:12 AM »
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"The Eldosaurus Rex"

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Re: New Member - Greetings!
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2016, 11:31:50 AM »
Welcome Leo,

The carburetor assembly stack is : Manifold, gasket, phenolic spacer, gasket, stainless shim, carb.

I've never had the occasion to use any gasket seal or goop in the process.

Hi'ya Ralph! 
Thanks for the welcome!
  I got the order correct...but I gooped the crap out of it!  New gaskets on the way, do it again!  Many suggest a thin coat of gasket tack spray on the shim to carb surface.  Lots of opinions on the subject!
1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible
"The Eldosaurus Rex"

Offline Eldosaurus Rex

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Re: New Member - Greetings!
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2016, 11:37:45 AM »
Welcome to the CLC. I hope the Eldorado's re-awakening goes smoothly.

Thanks Eric!

The sleeping dinosaur has awakened!
Get the women and children off the streets!
1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible
"The Eldosaurus Rex"

Offline Eldosaurus Rex

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Re: New Member - Greetings!
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2016, 11:40:18 AM »
Welcome to the CLC. It's a great group of folks and this forum is the best place to get any information you may need about your Cadillac. Sometimes it's just a great place to spend time on-line with friends on various subjects. All the best on your Cadillac adventure. Hope you're on the road "Traveling in Cadillac Style" soon. - Greg   

Thank you Greg!

  I will be on the road soon...in the meantime, I sometimes go to the garage and just sit in her for a few minutes; like a kid pretending!
1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible
"The Eldosaurus Rex"

Offline Eldosaurus Rex

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Re: New Member - Greetings!
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2016, 12:34:12 PM »
66 Eldo convertable????
If you are going to join, you need to post pictures!!
Welcome,
Jeff

Hi Jeff!
  I have some racy pics of the wife but.... ;-)

1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible
"The Eldosaurus Rex"

Offline Eldosaurus Rex

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Re: New Member - Greetings!
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2016, 12:43:01 PM »
Hello everyone!

I finally stopped procrastinating and joined the club!
I've been lurking for years!
Leo,
 I'm a little confused. Did you actually join the CLC, our club,  or did you just  join this message board?? Thanks.
 Bob

Hi Bob!
  Well so am I!  I blame it on age!
  Actually, I joined both! I opted for the $55 membership.  Order #7164.
I can't wait for the decoder ring to come in the mail... ;D
1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible
"The Eldosaurus Rex"

Offline Eldosaurus Rex

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Re: New Member - Greetings!
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2016, 01:09:34 PM »
Welcome aboard.  You may have just missed the July 2016 Self Starter edition that featured the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Cadillac.  Complete with a 1966 Eldorado on the cover.  Here is a link:

http://www.cadillaclasalleclub.org/the-self-starter-teasers-july-2016/

Regards,
P. Nesbitt

Hey P!

  Yes sir, happy 50th to our land yachts!

  Always great to meet another 66 Eldorado owner, we are so few!  Considering there were only 2250 owners to begin with! 

  Bucket seats.  I am so depressed...I don't have them!  And let's face it, life would be so much more enjoyable with them!  From what I've gathered, bucket seats were a free option in 66.  I guess the original owner wanted 6 passengers in the cab.  I dunno, in Jersey the big selling point was being able to get 6 bodies in the trunk with room for empty Tide boxes and Quickcrete!8)

  I have the red leather/carpet also.  I thought it was called "Firethorn Mist"?

  Thanks for the link, I look forward to reading back issues as well!
 
1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible
"The Eldosaurus Rex"

Offline Eldosaurus Rex

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Re: New Member - Greetings!
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2016, 01:12:36 PM »

Hello Leo

Great to have you as a Cadillac & LaSalle Club member.  I hope to meet you at our 2017 Grand National in Virginia.

Hi Chuck!
 
  If I show up, I'm gonna need a BIG parking space!
1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible
"The Eldosaurus Rex"

Offline V63

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Re: New Member - Greetings!
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2016, 01:32:06 PM »
Eldosaurus Rex!!!

Carbon-avour I expect? LOL!

THAT'S ONE COOL HANDLE! Love it!

Offline Dan LeBlanc

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Re: New Member - Greetings!
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2016, 03:07:01 PM »
Hi Chuck!
 
  If I show up, I'm gonna need a BIG parking space!

That's OK Leo.  We all need big spaces at the GN!
Dan LeBlanc
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Offline 76eldo

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Re: New Member - Greetings!
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2016, 05:59:10 PM »
Welcome to the club and our message forum.

There are many benefits of membership.

I hope you get the car on the road soon.

Brian
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