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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, 84 Coupe Deville Project in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; If everything is good on your other one, why not frame swap it? Easy with your lift....
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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    If everything is good on your other one, why not frame swap it? Easy with your lift.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Guess I'm too scared for that. The only thing left for the swap is the rear axle and I can easily redo the gas lines when its out. Just plan on running rubber all the way.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    CS, WOW! What a project! And you sure don't mess around, getting quite a job done in record time! I love your car!

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    Thanks, I'm pretty excited about it. Maybe a little too excited...wanted to hook up the battery stuff tonight and dropped the negative wire on the positive terminal and it stuck on. Well, sparks turned to glowing metal which turned to fire. Kept the fire contained to the positive terminal area thanks to my friends drink. Lost five wires(2 grounds, alt, starter and crossover positive), overflow res and melted the inner fender. That takes talent.


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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    haha...that must have been scary when it happened but now that it's all done all you can do is laugh about it.

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    Yea, I was laughing pretty good. Eventually I got the car to crank with the key. Glad I got that done. Just got to figure out how to get the fuel pump on without the computer or oil pressure sensor.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    So made a little progress but not much. Got the old fuel return lines out and finished the starting circuit. Couple things I've noticed, my passenger side header sits on the frame. What is the long term affect of this? Maybe if I raise the tranny, it will move it off. Also, I'm trying to figure out the wiring for the fuel pump. I would be able to just run a ignition wire to the fuel pump lead but wouldnt that have the pump on all the time with the key in run? Is there a way to keep the prime feature without the computer?

    Car has been repainted but past the magnet test in every spot.

    Also, took the seat skins off the black seats to ship them out. Pretty cool design.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    You can't have that header resting on the frame. It will wear through, and in the meantime give nasty resonance through the frame. Don't alter the angle of the trans. That will give you driveline vibration. You'll have to mod the header. Is it the collector or a primary? If a primary, dimple it with a ball peen hammer. If the collector, cut it and re-angle.

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    Its a primary. The one that I already bent when I put it in the 90. The tranny has to come up about an inch anyway so hopefully that will make it work. How much clearance do you think ill need? It runs at about 180/185 degrees.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    It it on the frame, or a frame brace? Pic?

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Its on the frame behind the upper control arm. And I meant the temp of the engine runs about 180 degrees when warmed up, dont know if that has anything to do with clearance. 180 is considered low as far as cadillac motor temp. Ill snap some pics in a minute.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Got some work done. pulled the fender and rear end.

    Half of the trumpet horns

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    What a project! Your coupe will be quite cool when you're done.

    I need an A-note trumpet horn if you have an extra laying around that you don't need.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Thanks. I dont have any horns yet. The horns in the 84 sound weird, way too deep, and its only got two so I'll let you know. Are there letters on the horns to identify them?

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    yes. I dont recall where they are though. I have a couple horns lying in my van, so I'll put up a pic of where to find the letter tomorrow night (unless anyone else wants to beat me to it)

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    Sam, how do you get the fender off without removing the hood and door (since they block several bolts)?
    I need to change out my dead power antenna (as well as touch up the bottom of my fender and push out some of the "character") and would like to just be able to pull the whole thing off as one instead of having to remove the hood and door to do so.

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