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  1. Good info., & thanks for passing on! I like to leave a 1 inch expansion gap between the bottom of the radiator filler neck tube & the coolant. Now I have the right cap on the radiator system (which in this instance is pressurized) the problem appears to be fixed.
  2. I'm interested in hearing from anyone currently using (or like myself considering using) 10w 40 high-mileage motor oil in an early 1940s era Cadillac. I've read various articles on the pros and cons of using synthetic/part synthetic oils in older engines, and it seems to me to all boil down to simply a "matter-of-choice," for the most part. Any thoughts?
  3. Appreciate the information Dan...many thanks! I recently purchased the car and discovered it was losing coolant through the overflow tube. The cap that was installed was rated at 4lbs, which I believed may be incorrect. Unfortunately, none of the manuals supplied with the car listed the type or rating of the radiator pressure cap.
  4. Hoping someone can provide me with the pressure cap rating for a 1941 Cadillac Series 62. Thanks in advance, Grant
  5. Thanks for all the information, Jeff. I'll follow the links and see what more I can find. Thanks also to Beach & D Yaros! Grant
  6. Yep, that's what appears to be listed adjacent to the words "Trim No." May also read 5077, but looks more like SO77 to us. The body No. is FW 77. Paint No. 1 (space) then letters "KU"
  7. Can someone shed some light on the following trim #: SO77, that appeared on a 1948 Cadillac Series 7533X. I can't find that particular code listed on any of the information I could lay my hands on. Any help appreciated. thanks--Grant
  8. I'm looking for a Cadillac Series 60, 62, or 75 4-door sedan from the 1930 - 1950 era. The vehicle should be in good mechanical condition, but may be in need of some cosmetic freshening up. Rust free, if possible. Please PM or email me with any replies or questions. I look forward to hearing from you soon--thanks
  9. I'm looking for either a Buick Super or Buick Roadmaster from the 1930 - 1950 era. The vehicle should be in good mechanical condition, but may be in need of some cosmetic freshening up. Rust free, if possible. Please PM or email me with any replies or questions. I look forward to hearing from you soon--thanks.
  10. Was looking for some help in locating a vehicle inspection service in or near Berkley, MA. Any help or information would be appreciated. Thanks!
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  12. Thanks to everyone for taking time out to reply. The serial number of the engine was: 49794257 (was a horizontal bar located directly under the last digit). No "R." So if I had to guess, I'd say it probably is black primer although I could not make out any other colored paint on the engine.
  13. OK--thanks for that info. I'll take a look at the engine serial number & see if it contains an "R." Stay tuned...
  14. I noted that the engine in a 1947 Buick Roadmaster I was looking to buy appeared to be painted black. I was told the reason, was that it had been rebuilt in the Buick factory. Does that explanation sound correct? Thanks...G
  15. Thanks again-appreciate the great information! It also beats listening on the phone to all the conflicting info. from technicians at the CA DMV. If anyone has further questions about this subject contact the following: CA DMV Technical Compliance Unit, phone (916) 657-6795. If they can't provide answers, then no one can.
  16. Looking for reliable information on the process for registering an out-of-state vehicle in CA, without a title. The vehicle is a 1941 model that was never issued with a title because of it's age. I called the CA DMV however, after deferring to their manual of how-to-do-it, came up with a "this is how we think it might happen," answer. I need something a little more solid before I commit to purchase & ship from MA to CA (where I'm at). Thanks in advance for any answers/suggestions/guidance. GB
  17. Could someone please educate me as to the name of the missing assembly (see attached pics) at the top of the engine. Thanks in advance, GB
  18. Thanks again! Unfortunately I'm not knowledgeable enough to detect the subtleties in the various trim discrepancies...but I'm learning. Must admit to being more concerned with the changing ownership/title issues that might arise here in CA in the absence of a verifiable VIN on the data plate or a corresponding engine number on the block. I agree with your comments re. the price! My interest in the vehicle is more because of "look" rather than show (if that makes sense). But I would like the car to be as "technically" correct as possible. Could it be a Deluxe 8 Touring Sedan if it has a 127" WB (as listed on add):confused:?
  19. Thanks for the info! The VIN they're using in the add is: H216502. Here's the URL where it's listed: Packard Super Eight in Packard | eBay Motors
  20. Looking at purchasing the above car. The VIN information for the car is listed however, the metal data plate is unreadable. My worry is that if I purchase the car and attempt to obtain a new Title in my name there will be no way of visually cross referencing/confirming the VIN on the paperwork with the VIN located on the vehicle (as they do here in CA). Is the VIN information also found on other parts of the car? Any help or other info. greatly appreciated! GB
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