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    Re: 69 Sedan de Ville official restoration thread

    Quote Originally Posted by outsider View Post
    man I'm so jealous of this car! Every time I see it it makes me want to finish up my 69!
    Maybe now itīs not a good season unless you have a good garage to work in... But your 69 does not need so much work to finish it and start enjoying... Iīm also looking forward to have some news from your calais

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    Re: 69 Sedan de Ville official restoration thread

    I've got in in the garage right now for winter. I need to get the timing thing figured out. The distributor is seized in there and can not turn. I may have to take the timing cover off to free it up. Other than that the only problem is that the brake pedal will not return under it's own power. I have to pull it back up.

    Hey could you look on your brake pedal and see if there's a return spring on there? It looks like there's a hole for it but I haven't been able to find a spring. Pics would help if there are

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    Re: 69 Sedan de Ville official restoration thread

    Most probably you will have to take the timing cover off and try to take distributor out.

    Next time I go to Rex's parking Iīll try to take some pics of the brake pedal The most plausible explanation is the spring broke.

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    Re: 69 Sedan de Ville official restoration thread

    You could take the oil pump off and hammer the dizzy out from underneath.

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    Re: 69 Sedan de Ville official restoration thread

    ^Maybe thatīs a better idea. To reach the distributor you have to take out water pump first and then the crankshaft pulley (not always easy). Then, you must remove front cover of the engine:



    An maybe then you find something like this:



    Pics taken from a '68 472.

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    That crank pulley is no joke as you can see in the pic. I had to cut the old one off, then accidently put the new one on before the timing cover and had to cut that one off even though it was only on for about 10 minutes.

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    Re: 69 Sedan de Ville official restoration thread

    Interestingly, I did not have a problem getting mine off.

    I'm with Cadforce here on the Distributor. If it is seized and you can't get it out, removing the timing cover seems the best way to go. It also lets you get a look at what the rest of the innards look like and judge if you will be replacing them as well.

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    Re: 69 Sedan de Ville official restoration thread

    Quote Originally Posted by csbuckn View Post
    That crank pulley is no joke as you can see in the pic. I had to cut the old one off, then accidently put the new one on before the timing cover and had to cut that one off even though it was only on for about 10 minutes.
    Could not you take it off with a pulley extractor?

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    I couldn't get it with a quality puller.

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    Re: 69 Sedan de Ville official restoration thread

    Today I went to the caddy parking space so I took some pics of the brake pedal mechanism as requested by outsider. Itīs really difficult as itīs deep under the dash. This is the best I could get:



    In the first and the last pic you can see the stop light switch at the pedal back (opposite to the accordion hose).

    I canīt see any spring nor the shop manual seems to mention it. It seems itīs linked directly to the power head back (see the accordion hose at the pedal back) so I think itīs the power head which pushes back the pedal. Maybe someone here knows better the cause of brake pedal not going back when you press it

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    Re: 69 Sedan de Ville official restoration thread

    thanks that's exactly what I needed.

    I replaced the power brake booster and master cylinder but that didn't solve my problem. I've ordered rear brake hardware kits to try and replace the return springs inside the drums etc. Thanks for the pics
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    Re: 69 Sedan de Ville official restoration thread

    This week I took off my '69īs nozzles as they were clogged so the washer could not work although the pump seemed to work ok.

    This is a detail of the driver side nozzle still attached by the hexagonal screw:

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    Both nozzles off before and after a quick cleaning:

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    Nozzles can be easily unclogged using a pin or a needle, then spraying some water back and forth until the debris inside is dragged (I used my mouth).

    And now, here comes the problem: Now that nozzles are clean I realize that every time you turn on wipers washer pump is working and throwing water on the windshield . Probably, it was happening before but I could not see it. I got the wiper / washer motor changed by a remanufactured one last year. Maybe some connector is wrong?

    Any idea on how can I fix this?

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    Re: 69 Sedan de Ville official restoration thread

    Sounds to me like there's some kind of a problem between the wiper switch and the motor. Either the motor you replaced it with was slightly different (different year maybe?) or some wire got crossed?

    I can look in my shop manual when I get home and see if I can find you a wiring schematic

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    Re: 69 Sedan de Ville official restoration thread

    I bought the motor from Rockauto as a unit for a 69 cadillac de ville and apparently it was the same as the old one.

    You are right. I should have started by looking in the FSM:


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    In page 12-21 and 12-22 there is also a checking procedure. Maybe the washer connector is plugged upside down? Iīll do some tests as suggested above

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    Re: 69 Sedan de Ville official restoration thread

    Well, the other day I tried to do the first step. Even disconnecting wiring from washer pump itīs constantly working with wipers on, so it must be the relay or some problem inside the mechanism. I will have to get cover off and see whatīs going on...

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