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Hello all. I'm a new, single-purpose kind of member. I'm trying to save an old Cadillac from the crusher. It's not running & we don't need it anymore. I tried selling it on eBay with no success & want to relist it one more time before it goes to the scrapyard. It's got the 4100 motor which is why it got parked, but I think it would be a decent candidate for a motor swap. I'm just trying to find out which motor swaps would be relatively simple & cost effective so I can put that on the re-listed auction and have a better chance of finding it a new home.

This isn't about the money. I'm going to get about the same for it whether it sells on eBay or to the boneyard. My Mom really loved the car before it died & we'd just like to see it get a new home.

My questions about the car are posted in more detail in the Pushrod Performance and Technical Information forum. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Mike Margraf
Monee, IL

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DrumCorpsNut said:
Hello all. I'm a new, single-purpose kind of member. I'm trying to save an old Cadillac from the crusher. It's not running & we don't need it anymore. I tried selling it on eBay with no success & want to relist it one more time before it goes to the scrapyard. It's got the 4100 motor which is why it got parked, but I think it would be a decent candidate for a motor swap. I'm just trying to find out which motor swaps would be relatively simple & cost effective so I can put that on the re-listed auction and have a better chance of finding it a new home.

This isn't about the money. I'm going to get about the same for it whether it sells on eBay or to the boneyard. My Mom really loved the car before it died & we'd just like to see it get a new home.

My questions about the car are posted in more detail in the Pushrod Performance and Technical Information forum. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Mike Margraf
Monee, IL

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WELCOME to the forums
Its great to see someone acually wanting to save a car. You came to the right place
 

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Welcome, Mike!

A LONG time ago, I used to work for a very small company based in Monee. I've actually been there a couple of times. The guy was running the company from the basement of his house.

Anyway, that little company kinda grew up.

http://www.appliedsystems.com/
 

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Welcome, Mike!

A LONG time ago, I used to work for a very small company based in Monee. I've actually been there a couple of times. The guy was running the company from the basement of his house.

Anyway, that little company kinda grew up.

http://www.appliedsystems.com/
I wasn't sure but suspected something, so went their website & dug around some. I learned the company was founded by Robert Eustace in 1980. Yep, that confirmed it. My family moved here in 1980. I a year or 2 later I had crush on a girl in my grade at the Jr. High who lived just up the street. I would catch the bus right outside her house. Her name was Dawn Eustace.

The crush didn't last that long, and just a few years later the Eustaces moved about 10-15 miles away to a nice mansion on an estate. I had heard her dad owned a company, but I never knew what the company was or what became of it. The house where Applied Systems was founded is still there and often looks pretty busy, but I don't know anything about who lives there.

Anyhow, if you want to come see the Seville (no interest from anyone yet, so the crusher looks likely) we're only about 1 min away by car from where you used to work.

Thanks for the info. You never know where you're going to learn something new.

Mike
 

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I was working for an insurance agency in 1984, and one day I just picked up the phone and called them. I didn't realize it, but I was talking to Bob Eustace himself. He sold me on the software, I installed it in record time, it was a huge success. A few months later he started offering me a job. I finally took him up on it.

I remember meeting Dawn, but can't put a face with the name. I remember her mother, though. Her name was Elsa, I think. Bob was a chain-smoker at the time. He had this HUGE ashtray on his desk and it was full AND fuming both times I went up there. He must've quit or he'd surely be dead by now! :rofl:

I wasn't even out of college yet, but I sold a little over $250,000 for them just working part-time. Not bad for a 20-year-old kid, but my performance wasn't what they expected from a three-state territory. One of my competitors' salesmen became available, so they kind of shafted me so they could hire him. He had turned down the job a year earlier. I guess I was their second choice.

The guy who replaced me didn't do any better, though! :histeric:
 
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