: New Here and saying HI!



Raider1v1
03-16-07, 10:01 AM
Hi everybody,

I am new here and just bought a 69 deville convertible! Im very excited about this new car! The first question i have is what octane rating to use? From the compression its got to be at least 91 right?


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pimpin88
03-16-07, 05:55 PM
Welcome and beautiful car!!!

sizanjdf
03-16-07, 08:13 PM
you should be safe with 91 octane. beautiful car

Old Fleetwood
03-16-07, 08:50 PM
Hello and WELCOME.
Beautiful Cadillac.
We await the details and your plans for that gorgeous machine. :thumbsup:
And 91 octane seems a sure bet.

96Fleetwood
03-16-07, 08:57 PM
Gorgeous!!

**sniff** I miss my '70 CDV Convertible

lochenjons
03-16-07, 10:56 PM
that is SO nice! props to that cad!

CaddymanTom
03-17-07, 12:25 AM
WOW that car is quite the looker! Welcome to the forum. Nice color :thumbsup:

Raider1v1
03-18-07, 06:31 PM
Hey guys,

thanks!! i am now sure right now what i should be doing, or planning to do. is there a basic list of sites to check out for replacement parts? I was planning on changing all the filters, the sparkplugs, putting on 8mm wires, changing the fluids.

Where can i find out what transmission fluid is best, as well as the fluid for the differential.

basically, i am coming from the world of turbo cars, so this huge v8 stuff is all new :D

rlyons
03-18-07, 06:48 PM
Welcome, nice ride. It is almost like my 66 rag top I had, sure do miss it too. :crybaby: Only thing was I had to have a gas station in the trunk because it used gas like crazy. Good luck with your new ride.:thumbsup:

Fleet
03-18-07, 11:06 PM
Wow... my favorite year for Cadillac!
Yes, definitely use 91 octane. Remember, those cars were meant to use premium fuel... '60s premium which was about 98 octane.
I use premium in my '69 Fleetwood plus octane boost.

And, btw, you will notice a big difference in low-end torque compared to a turbo. :)

Raider1v1
03-18-07, 11:25 PM
oh no SOB. the best i can do around here is 92 at a BP station. what kind of octane booster should i use? torcoline? or should 92/91 be good enough to prevent detonation?

Fleet
03-19-07, 02:33 AM
oh no SOB. the best i can do around here is 92 at a BP station. what kind of octane booster should i use? torcoline? or should 92/91 be good enough to prevent detonation?
I think it depends on a particular car.
I owned a '70 Sedan de Ville (10.0:1 compression ratio) and it didn't ping with 91 octane premium. But my '69 Fleetwood Brougham does. I had bigger jets installed and set the timing back slightly and, with the octane boost, it helped a lot. It still pings a little on hot days; I may try putting in colder spark plugs.

As for octane boost, I've read that you should not use one which contains kerosene because that eats away rubber parts. See what is available for you.

Cadillacboy
03-19-07, 07:24 AM
Gorgeous car ,enjoy it !