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Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, 99 STS Project in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; sub this does single pass on all but double flare. I did get it from Snap-on under the blue point ...
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    sub this does single pass on all but double flare. I did get it from Snap-on under the blue point name. I know that I have seen it under diff. names. It is a hydraulic tool in a plastic blow molded case. Mac tools AC71475 is very close if not the same

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    Re: 99 STS Project

    Quote Originally Posted by submariner409 View Post
    Rear suspension lower control arm adjustment link eccentrics - the links work exactly like the front tie rods except they set rear "toe in". The eccentrics you see can be loosened and rotated, thus changing the angle of the lower control arm and therefore the rear "toe".

    i guess im still a bit confused i know the toe has to do with the alighment corect ?

    just confused about how come you have them like that and not like every other one i seen i gues i just don't understand exactly

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    ??? They aren't rusty and covered with road grime ?? They're exactly the same rear lower control arm adjustment mechanism as in every other Seville body. (Maybe the Devilles and Eldorados, too.)

    Go back and digest the same shot in JoeTahoe's exhaust system pictures. The same adjustment eccentrics are just under the rear bumper apron, just above the exhaust Y, and you can see the links that go out to the lower control arms.

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    ??? They aren't rusty and covered with road grime ?? They're exactly the same rear lower control arm adjustment mechanism as in every other Seville body. (Maybe the Devilles and Eldorados, too.)
    Another one of those things that changes year-to-year and model-to-model... 98+ Seville and 2000+ Deville got the new rear suspension you guys have. Eldo stayed with the old design to the end. There's actually mention of the new rear susp in one of the Seville brochures, how it's lighter and faster responding.

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    here is the flaring tool

    and here are my lines

    and this is for thumperpup I know she is not pretty under there but the salt does take its toll. I am gonna clean her up and paint with por-15 or chassis saver. She has sat for a year now but she is still a sweethart

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    Re: 99 STS Project

    Thanks so much for posting those! Maybe one of these days I'll get motivated to replace the rusty sections on my car. So there's no problem getting lengths of pipe to go from the front to rear in one piece? Though I see your STS line routing is quite different than my Eldo... my brake and fuel lines take the driver's side to the rear.

    As an aside, what are the in-line cylinders (with the blue end) going to the rear? Are those pressure reducers? I know I have them on my car as well.

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    Re: 99 STS Project

    Those pics sure show some nasty salt damage! I'm glad I live in Tampa, FL (My car was originally a NY car, but must not have been driven much in the winter, and it came to FL at about the 3 year mark.)

    Joe, nicely done! Now do we get to see a video clip of you doing a WOT, hearing the northstar sing through the corsas?

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    after 1500 miles then we will see and hear what she will do!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: 99 STS Project

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTahoe View Post
    after 1500 miles then we will see and hear what she will do!!!!!!!!!!!
    i think jake or maybe it was my mechanic that told me to hold off on any heavy beating untill after the first 3k

    joe don't forget change your oil after the first 500 miles

    also drive it likes its new don't just leave it on crews break it in make sure to fluctuate the speeds and not just keep it steady on the highway
    this will help to break the engine in

    but im sure you already know this


    yeah i noticed that salt damage

    i bet i got it up under my seville also just havent looked

    anyone know any ways to get that treated can ziebart do that or is it there for good ?

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    Re: 99 STS Project

    got my shifter working great. Comes out of park with no effort now. Just pulled the center counsel and lubed the park lock cable solenoid with WD-40 and worked it a few times works great rite now.

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    rust is the automobile cancer, you can cover it up but it will return. Damb salt any way they use it like table salt around here. This is why I paid $400+ for a flaring tool. But I will get her all cleaned up under her skirt she just needs a bath and a little TLC under there.

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    Re: 99 STS Project

    If you Ziebart a rusty car all it does is cover it up with a waxy petroleum coating. The process removes NO rust and makes everything under the car even more impossible to work on.

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    Oh I love working on the cars from Calgary. They look like brand new underneath, just like the ones from Atlanta, southern Ohio, etc. I will not miss the cars from the rust-belt.

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    Re: 99 STS Project

    Excellent work on the brake lines Joe. I remember doing that to a '94 out of Niagara Falls. Believe it or not, '94's have them routed in a harder-to-reach area.

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    salt sucks, I will spend some time cleaning her up and power wash the underside than hit with Chassis saver on the bad spots. Then I will paint with either a ppg or omni single stage color that it is suppose to be.

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