: big block noob

11-30-05, 11:31 PM
My first Cadillac. I grew up with a 60 Sedan deVille in the family.
I don't know much about the car yet.

terrible one
11-30-05, 11:33 PM
Welcome to the forums!

You going to fix 'er up?

11-30-05, 11:40 PM
Yeah, I think I'd like to. But I was lucky to have this start as a free car. You know the routine: keys, battery, pop the trunk, try the switches. Pull the plugs, lube the cylinders and let it sit.

I'm remodeling the house and the owner gave it to me. I gotta get it out of there because I'll feel like I'm playing at work if I mess with it there.

Inspiration! Know whose this is?

terrible one
12-01-05, 12:02 AM
Yeah I hear you. Body and everything looks pretty good. It's the interior that is gonna get you. Good luck man!

12-01-05, 12:38 AM
1971 or 72?

12-01-05, 01:33 AM
71. I have a crappy picture of the body tag.
Can you see it clearly? 7168347FWD013372


12-01-05, 02:33 PM
Hello and welcome to the forum.
Heres a good link that you can look in if you haven't already.



12-01-05, 04:05 PM

terrible one
12-01-05, 11:05 PM
Does she run?

12-02-05, 07:30 AM
:welcome: to the forum. Looks like you have a lot of work ahead of you, but in the long run it will be worth every minute.

12-02-05, 11:50 AM
Thank you for the welcome. I don't know if it runs. But I also haven't had the time to check. I've read alot of the bib-block rebuild threads. I admire the experience of the members. When some one tells of a great way to do something, learned from years experience, that is generous.

Last night I searched for mildew treatments for leather and the other interior surfaces. I agree about the degree of work and reward. And I'm not young or old but like others here started early and have kept trying to do car-related stuff I enjoy. Translated that means: 51 Jimmy p/u, 67&76 Volvos, 64 MGB, 64,67&69 Beetle, 62 VW Bus, 64 Karmann Ghia, 72 Pinto, 66 Tradesman Van, 64 Gran Prix, 72 Maverick, 67&69 VW Fastbacks, 66&69 VW Squarebacks, 66 Corvair, 66&76 Mustangs and that was about it up until I was 24. It blurs together after a while.

Mostly I will listen and learn while here. But I already have alot of differential info to share and will try and get it together. At war in my thoughts is I now have unique running gear for a life-long open wheel project. I am sure that any of you would if you could put a stock 472 or 500 into a 1000 pound roller. At 1900 pounds if it could hook the ets are so sweet, and I'm not really a drag racer at all.

My other cars are 77 Toyota p/u needs engine (yes I am seriously considering), 91 Civic thief-attractor, 85 Supra.

But I'll go with the flow, if it turns over, starts, and runs I'm won over. We'll see I guess.

terrible one
12-02-05, 06:32 PM
Sounds like you've got the right attitude for the project. I wish you luck once again.

Of course it's probably not going to start right off the bat. A battery, plug wires, etc etc. will probably be in order, but you never know! Good luck with getting her to turn over

12-02-05, 07:12 PM
I'm hoping to get a good look this weekend. All the tune-up stuff on it looks like brand-new but I have no idea how long it has been sitting. I will report on what happens when I go to start it.

terrible one
12-02-05, 07:22 PM
Cool deal

12-11-05, 03:44 PM

Looks like a good amount of work ahead of you, if she starts your half way there! Good luck.

12-15-05, 01:11 AM

04-08-06, 11:36 PM
Well, welcome to the forums. I just bought a 1994 Cadillac Deville and was terribly worried about it, but I have to say it's in better shape than yours. I have a leather couch and use shoe leather conditioner on it. That might help the mildew. And clorox works very well with mildew. Maybe you can use a mild solution of clorox and water and then give it a shine with shoe leather stuff. Good luck fixing up your Cadillac.