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Offline 39LaSalleCaddad

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1939 Cadillac LaSalle Parts
« on: August 21, 2017, 11:27:17 AM »
I recently purchased a 1939 Cadillac Lasalle.  Major issues with the starting circuit.  NOS is either non existent or out of my price range.  Can anyone assist with finding replacement part equivalents, etc. so I can keep this car on the road? 

Thanks

Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: 1939 Cadillac LaSalle Parts
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2017, 11:50:50 AM »
You don't say what parts you require??
Steve

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Offline Barry M Wheeler #2189

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Re: 1939 Cadillac LaSalle Parts
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2017, 03:38:38 PM »
If your problem is with the solenoid, you can carefully take it apart and reverse the round copper disc to get an un-pitted surface. (You may have to buff it with wet'n'dry paper to brighten it up.) Be careful not to break the Bakelite pieces that hold the connecting bolts to the "outside." Clean everything up and get a kit with new bushings and brushes as well.

When you remove the starter, either find a curved 5/8"-3/4" starter wrench or do what I did, simply cut that sized boxed end wrench in half so you are not fighting the extra length that you don't need to remove the 5/8" bolts. (When you go to put it back in, find two shorter bolts :Maybe 1 1/8" in long and clean them so you can insert them with a socket and extension finger tight.) You also need to find some braided double end starter cable and bolt one end to the lower starter bolt and the other to the rear transmission support where it bolts to the "X" of the frame. You need a lot of ground for this engine.

Others will probably chime in with additional suggestions or corrections as I am working from memory. Good luck.
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Re: 1939 Cadillac LaSalle Parts
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2017, 09:22:31 PM »
Give us some more info.

If you want to change to a new, corvette, solenoid that is do able but there are consequences.

jw

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Offline 39LaSalleCaddad

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Re: 1939 Cadillac LaSalle Parts
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 01:53:33 PM »
Thanks fellas for the assistance.  Starter circuit is solid now.  Yes a lot of ground indeed!

Radiator pulled for leaks; Needs new core - local shop quote $1,000.  Unless there is an aftermarket radiator you can recommend I may be into the wrong car :(

It's 100% original.  I'm really hesitating to start swapping pieces out.  However, it may be the only way I can drive it.  Can anyone recommend a good aftermarket radiator?  If not, I have an all original 4 door 39 la salle I might be willing to sell in really good original condition minus a couple problems to someone with the checkbook to handle it.

I'd rather keep it though!

Offline tturley

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Re: 1939 Cadillac LaSalle Parts
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 03:05:41 PM »
Where r u located
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Offline 39LaSalleCaddad

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Re: 1939 Cadillac LaSalle Parts
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2017, 03:40:58 PM »
Minneapolis

Re: 1939 Cadillac LaSalle Parts
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2017, 05:32:16 PM »
You should be able to take it to a good radiator shop and they can re-core the old girl. If they can do that for my 37 LaSalle I have to believe they can do it for your 39.

Also look in Hemmings they have listing for vendors who deal in nothing but radiators. Don't give up hope yet and remember this is just a hobby.

The Johnny
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1937 LaSalle Coupe
1938 6519F Series Imperial Sedan
1949 62 Series 4 Door
1949 60 Special Fleetwood
1953 Coupe DeVille
1956 Coupe DeVille
1992 Eldorado Touring Coupe America Cup Series

Offline 39LaSalleCaddad

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Re: 1939 Cadillac LaSalle Parts
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2017, 05:56:40 PM »
Thanks John. Quote to recore was 1k. Have one more shop to try.
Thanks for the feedback. It's a great hobby for sure!

Offline tturley

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Re: 1939 Cadillac LaSalle Parts
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2017, 01:13:24 AM »
Does a 40 use the same radiator as a 39 ?
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Offline Glen

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Re: 1939 Cadillac LaSalle Parts
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2017, 01:42:40 AM »
Does this help? 
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Offline 39LaSalleCaddad

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Re: 1939 Cadillac LaSalle Parts
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2017, 12:46:23 PM »
Can't hurt thanks!

Offline tturley

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Re: 1939 Cadillac LaSalle Parts
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2017, 08:58:35 PM »
I asked because I have a good one for a 1940
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Offline 39LaSalleCaddad

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Re: 1939 Cadillac LaSalle Parts
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2017, 09:25:50 PM »
For sale?

Does that fit a '39?

Offline tturley

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Re: 1939 Cadillac LaSalle Parts
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2017, 12:07:53 AM »
I think that the parts list that Glen posted shows that they are different.
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