Gahh! - Page 2
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 36
Like Tree6Likes
Cadillac DeVille 1985 to 2005 including:
1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, Gahh! in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Originally Posted by Slipgate Almost $100 worth of tolls (NJ Sucks what a disgusting state I hope I never in ...
  1. #16
    Aztec ETC ECS's Avatar
    Aztec ETC ECS is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): '02 ETC ECS#533, '05 Escalade, '05 AWD Magnum, '74 455 OLDS
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    NYC
    Age
    47
    Posts
    1,943

    Re: Gahh!

    Quote Originally Posted by Slipgate View Post
    Almost $100 worth of tolls (NJ Sucks what a disgusting state I hope I never in my life visit this miserable state again).
    Disgusting, yes, (parts of it anyway (north-central)) but I didn't think 'cause of the tolls.
    I use the toll-free roadways (when possible) and the bridge tolls are about 50/50- NY/NJ.
    Where were you comin' from?

  2. #17
    Slipgate is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 1998 Deville
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Age
    46
    Posts
    675
    Thread Starter

    Re: Gahh!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aztec ETC ECS View Post
    Disgusting, yes, (parts of it anyway (north-central)) but I didn't think 'cause of the tolls.
    I use the toll-free roadways (when possible) and the bridge tolls are about 50/50- NY/NJ.
    Where were you comin' from?
    Coming from Maryland to just South of Newark.

    They raped me on the trailer. $7 for a car but $23 with an EMPTY 2 axle trailer. 2 tolls were over $20 (x2, so over $80 just with these 2 tolls both ways plus all the other tolls).

    And not just the tolls. The roads sucks. The scenery sucks. The housing sucks. I saw nothing I would ever want to live with in NJ.

  3. #18
    Aztec ETC ECS's Avatar
    Aztec ETC ECS is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): '02 ETC ECS#533, '05 Escalade, '05 AWD Magnum, '74 455 OLDS
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    NYC
    Age
    47
    Posts
    1,943

    Re: Gahh!

    Quote Originally Posted by Slipgate View Post
    And not just the tolls. The roads sucks. The scenery sucks. The housing sucks. I saw nothing I would ever want to live with in NJ.
    WOW! And you didn't even see Downtown Newark!

  4. #19
    Slipgate is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 1998 Deville
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Age
    46
    Posts
    675
    Thread Starter

    Re: Gahh!

    Sorry - forgot about this thread... Meet, the money pit!


  5. #20
    Aztec ETC ECS's Avatar
    Aztec ETC ECS is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): '02 ETC ECS#533, '05 Escalade, '05 AWD Magnum, '74 455 OLDS
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    NYC
    Age
    47
    Posts
    1,943

    Re: Gahh!

    "Sorry honey, I can't go with you. I'm workin' on the Chevy."

  6. #21
    Ranger's Avatar
    Ranger is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): White Diamond '03 DHS (with DTS floor shift)
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Woodstock Ill.
    Age
    66
    Posts
    74,777

    Re: Gahh!

    Perfect excuse.

    That outta keep you out of trouble for a few years.

  7. #22
    basscatt's Avatar
    basscatt is offline Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
    Automobile(s): 89 Coupe DeVille, 95 Sedan DeVille, 03 SLS, two 02 DHS's
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Minnesota
    Age
    63
    Posts
    10,521

    Re: Gahh!

    Quote Originally Posted by Slipgate View Post
    Sorry - forgot about this thread... Meet, the money pit!

    -------------------
    66 Impala - cool -
    I had a 67 SS-427 - back about a thousand years ago -

  8. #23
    Slipgate is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 1998 Deville
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Age
    46
    Posts
    675
    Thread Starter

    Re: Gahh!

    This is a 66 SS Impala, 327/Powerglide, factory A/C and Power Windows. Body is in really decent shape. Mechanics are a total mess. Interior needs a total restoration. Engine will be replaced with a 350 crate motor and 700R4 transmission.

  9. #24
    Aztec ETC ECS's Avatar
    Aztec ETC ECS is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): '02 ETC ECS#533, '05 Escalade, '05 AWD Magnum, '74 455 OLDS
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    NYC
    Age
    47
    Posts
    1,943

    Re: Gahh!

    IMO, if it is a real SS with original motor/trans, building the 327/Powerglide would be the way to go.

  10. #25
    basscatt's Avatar
    basscatt is offline Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
    Automobile(s): 89 Coupe DeVille, 95 Sedan DeVille, 03 SLS, two 02 DHS's
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Minnesota
    Age
    63
    Posts
    10,521

    Re: Gahh!

    Quote Originally Posted by Slipgate View Post
    This is a 66 SS Impala, 327/Powerglide, factory A/C and Power Windows. Body is in really decent shape. Mechanics are a total mess. Interior needs a total restoration. Engine will be replaced with a 350 crate motor and 700R4 transmission.
    -----------------------
    I can see Aztec's point assuming a NO's matching motor/trans -
    but from a driving point of view - the 350/700R4 is the way to go -

    just hang onto the original motor/trans -
    it could make a BIG$$$ difference when/if you sell the car -

  11. #26
    stoveguyy is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 03 STS
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    mpls mn
    Posts
    2,508
    I had a 65 ss in high school. 396/pg. buddy has a 66 with 396/400. Yes I thought it was cool than and still do. Kids today drive Hondas. Haha
    basscatt likes this.

  12. #27
    Ranger's Avatar
    Ranger is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): White Diamond '03 DHS (with DTS floor shift)
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Woodstock Ill.
    Age
    66
    Posts
    74,777

    Re: Gahh!

    Kids today drive Hondas
    Forgive them, for they know not what they do. They never knew a cool car.
    basscatt likes this.

  13. #28
    Slipgate is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 1998 Deville
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Age
    46
    Posts
    675
    Thread Starter

    Re: Gahh!

    I have the original 327 but it is not in the car. It consists of a block without mains, a crankshaft, camshaft and fuelie heads. The car has a 283 in it currently. I am not really too concerned about originality in this car. It isn't a Chevelle and I don't think it will ever have a concourse restoration where #'s matching will matter. And it is a 327/Powerglide drivetrain - a mediocre combination at best (actually right in the middle of what was available). I'd rather go with simplicity and reliability. You can't beat a crate motor and 700r4 for that! And the combo is only around $2k to boot. Plus another $G or 2 for engine accessories.

    So now the real question; Should I sell the Caddy? I have a 3 car garage and 4 cars. I hate having a car in the driveway. The biggest reason for me to keep the Caddy is to keep the miles down on the Daytona and for winter driving. I think I might could get $2k for the Caddy perhaps a few dollars more. It is really going to be bad come winter and my daily driver (the Caddy) has to sit in the driveway. No chance in hell the Charger is sitting in the elements and I can't let the Impala sit out as it has no plates and in MD they could tow it for that. And of course my wife's car gets a garage space too. If I sell the Caddy the Daytona becomes the daily driver.

    Decisions, decisions!

  14. #29
    stoveguyy is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 03 STS
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    mpls mn
    Posts
    2,508
    Slip, is that the sellers house in pic or your house?

  15. #30
    Aztec ETC ECS's Avatar
    Aztec ETC ECS is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): '02 ETC ECS#533, '05 Escalade, '05 AWD Magnum, '74 455 OLDS
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    NYC
    Age
    47
    Posts
    1,943

    Re: Gahh!

    Quote Originally Posted by Slipgate View Post
    I don't think it will ever have a concourse restoration where #'s matching will matter. And it is a 327/Powerglide drivetrain - a mediocre combination at best (actually right in the middle of what was available). I'd rather go with simplicity and reliability. You can't beat a crate motor and 700r4 for that!
    You have a good point, but I have seen some 327's RUN.

    And for the record, there is one nice place in NJ- Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. 2nd most fun I've had.

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting