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  1. Even without an airbag, i'm not sure i'd be putting my feet on the dash - can't imagine it would be great having your feet go through the windshield either
  2. Whenever I've gone, we just walk everywhere - you see more anyway and go to places you might not have otherwise
  3. Certainly playing up the 1920’s aspect of it, but the faqs/photos indicate it’s actually a hot rod of some description
  4. In one of Jay Leno's videos he mentions that a lot of them were originally sedans or limos that were chopped down
  5. The owners manual for the 22 cad finishes with this statement under the driver tips ”ABOVE ALL NEVER TAKE A CHANCE”
  6. My 1922 Cadillac is a left hand drive import and to be honest it really isn’t that much of a problem, you sit so high and the car is so narrow that it really doesn’t feel that much different. I suspect some of it’s down to the fact that the Cadillac 5 passenger coupe has excellent visibility compared to some of the other body styles of the time. Even shifting with the other hand doesn’t feel that weird after about 5 minutes. I recently did about 1500 miles driving around the UK country side and for a lot of the roads in the older towns it really wouldn’t matter what side the traffic was supposed to drive on because it’s wherever the car would fit... France was pretty much the same It comes down the vehicle, sometimes it might be the only way you can afford to get into a particular make/model and generally it doesn’t matter that it’s worth less because you paid less.
  7. Olympic hasn't been in business for a very long time, they were made in Melbourne - there original buildings are still around if you google them (they're heritage protected)
  8. 1922 Cadillac has the same setup, I have original heads and NOS Victor gaskets on it - from memory it had a disk that was riveted in place with a small gap around it
  9. Not too much hassle, you can have it cleaned stateside and then an inspection on arrival (though you may need to do a reclean) didn’t have any problems with asbestos or wood
  10. BMW have the service data in the computer, and you can reset it as an end users - e.g I got my brakes done at the local brake shop and replaced the wear sensor myself then you just hold down a button when you start the car to access the resets for everything.
  11. Obviously I'm biased, but GM's half hearted effort with the G8 doomed it for failure - Holden were finally making a car that for the segment and price truly was market leading, even the basic fleet v6 versions we had for work drove quite nicely and they were available in a variety of body styles. A lot has been written about it already, but they had a bunch of different brands and approaches they could have taken to sell the car and they did a woeful job of it.
  12. I love the instructions for ford owners, really helpful installation guide
  13. Heritage style plates (enamel) here cost $12,000 and if you want a low combination they routinely sell in the $100,000's Consequently my caddy just has the next off the shelf permit plates
  14. Here is the caddy's oil pan when I first got the car... and pieces of the camshaft and carrier I found littered through out the pan. The oil was also manky despite supposedly having only been changed recently, it had the consistency of molasses and I'm guessing something thick had been put in it to mask oil pressure (which is actually fine when you put the right oil in and adjust the pressure regulator as per the book) I suspect that this was the end result of someone running the car with frozen valves, which ran fine but was "hard to start and lacking power" - so I'm definitely an advocate of opening it up and having a look first!