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.
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.