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    Re: I'M BACK and readyto get started this time

    Quote Originally Posted by 74eldog
    got that right,,, i hosed it down real good the motor doesn't look as bad as a i thought it did... makes a big difference out in the open......

    Not sure which way i will go with motor yet,,, if i get it turn i will leave it in, if not, she'll be pulled out..
    I got some pics scanned but not sure how to post them....

    help

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    Re: I'M BACK and readyto get started this time

    On the post reply box, click manage attachments. From there you can upload the pictures from your computer.
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    Re: I'M BACK and readyto get started this time

    As for the rear wheels, the most likely cause would be a stuck parking brake. The cables can get rusted stuck in their sheath after years of sitting.
    The parking brake does release when you put it into D, right?

    Caddy was also experimenting with ABS on the Eldorados starting in the early 70's. This was the first American attempt at it I believe, and on the rear wheels only. Does this car by chance have the "trackmaster" system? I have no clue how it works, but it might be able to malfunction and lock up.

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    Re: I'M BACK and readyto get started this time

    well i couldn't get them to load, i have to resize the file(i guess), will try again later...

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    Re: I'M BACK and readyto get started this time

    Quote Originally Posted by BluEyes
    As for the rear wheels, the most likely cause would be a stuck parking brake. The cables can get rusted stuck in their sheath after years of sitting.
    The parking brake does release when you put it into D, right?

    Caddy was also experimenting with ABS on the Eldorados starting in the early 70's. This was the first American attempt at it I believe, and on the rear wheels only. Does this car by chance have the "trackmaster" system? I have no clue how it works, but it might be able to malfunction and lock up.
    i posted about my brakes in another forum"locked up....

    Everything will need to be replaced.....rust have taken over....

    Is putting the vehicle in 'd' the only way to release it...because i released it park....lol

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    Re: I'M BACK and readyto get started this time

    If the parking brake is on when you start the car and put it in drive or reverse its got an automatic vacuum actuated release for the Parking brake.

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    Re: I'M BACK and readyto get started this time

    Sounds like a great project. Keep us up to date. I owned a 72 coupe with the 472 I believe and what a interstate cruiser. Just floated. Like riding a couch. Now own a airboat with a 500 caddi running direct drive. These motors have alot of life to give and deliver more torque down low than my friends 502 who had to purchase a $2800 gear reduction unit to spin a prop. Nice choice.

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    Re: I'M BACK and readyto get started this time

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillacdeville
    If the parking brake is on when you start the car and put it in drive or reverse its got an automatic vacuum actuated release for the Parking brake.
    Thanks for your comments

    After i pull my heads and get my motor work started, i'm going to replace all the brakes, drums (they're rusted pretty bad), hardware and wheel cylinders.... Hopefully that will get me rollin and STOPPING pretty good...

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    Re: I'M BACK and readyto get started this time

    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark
    Sounds like a great project. Keep us up to date. I owned a 72 coupe with the 472 I believe and what a interstate cruiser. Just floated. Like riding a couch. Now own a airboat with a 500 caddi running direct drive. These motors have alot of life to give and deliver more torque down low than my friends 502 who had to purchase a $2800 gear reduction unit to spin a prop. Nice choice.
    Thanks, i can't wait to get this big beast back on the road.....

    Since I was able to rotate the motor by hand I'm only doing a top end rebuild....and of course, i plan to freshen up the engine bay with a coat of paint....

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