Tim1310

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  1. There won't be a next time I make sure that I start my other car, a 78 Toro XS at least every other day and use it as my primary car on the weekends.
  2. Thanks. I'm glad to get it sold, but am missing it a bit. I can now put the house on the market. Helpfully it will be easier to sell than the car When I have a new place w/a two car garage I plan to start the hunt for another 68 Eldo, but I want to try to find one w/the bucket seat option. Thanks for the advice.
  3. I forgot the plugs were out when I first started it. The garage looked like one of those slasher movies...red Marvel Mystery oil everywhere.
  4. Well, I had an interested buyer come out and he brought a battery. The engine turned right over! An hour later he had the car flat bedded out to its new home.
  5. Unfortunately, my job keeps me from doing anything during the week. I have two people who are going to look at it this weekend. One will bring a battery. The other doesn't seem to care if the engine if seized or not. So far, the only thing I have done is the Marvel Mystery oil. If it doesn't sell this weeken, I'll e-mail blast all those who responded to the ad to see who's interested in it as is.
  6. North Miami (FL). I'm still looking for a battery to try the starter with. Someone on the thread and a neighbor of mine said jumper cables from my 78 Toro won't work and the terminals are different, so I can't just take it from one car and put it in another. The Eldo battery has posts. I think I know someone who has a jump starter and will check w/him Saturday and see if that will work.
  7. You're right. He didn't have a clue...but the people giving him advice on the thread do.. For example, I didn't know there was never a bolt where a bolt "should be". I was thinking mine had broken off. I also would never had known that the corked hole is threaded and that you can turn the engine to determine if its seized or not. I also wouldn't have known that just any bolt in the correct size would do. There were a several people in that thread who know Caddy engines well and seem right on the mark w/their advice. Tim.
  8. I plan to do the battery test and if it cranks...I'm done. I'll know the engine is not seized. If the starter is bad and does nothing, I'm still at square one with not knowing for sure if the engine is seized. The bolt is a standard 9/16-18 threads per inch. I'd only go that route if the starter method is inconclusive.
  9. I think I may have lost some on why I'd cut the belts. I sent a link from another post which details a guy trying to do the same thing w/his 74 Eldo (make sure it isn't seized). If you want to look: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...haft-bolt.html
  10. I plan to try the battery first. If it works, I know all I need to know about the engine. Thanks.
  11. I tried pulling-pushing the belts as you suggested w/spark plugs off. I couldn't get my arms down far enough with all the belts in the way to really pull & push. I plan to do the jump start w/battery first and leave it at that if the car cranks, but would need the belts off to wrench it w/a bolt installed. I also want to know for myself that the engine is still good. The belts are old and would need to be replaced anyway.
  12. I'm going to try the battery test first w/jumber cables, then I plan to pick up a bolt if needed, cut the belts and try turning it.
  13. Take a look at this thread.They're talking about the 500, but I saw the same thing about the 472. They are "press fit on". I'm looking for that thread, but haven't found it yet. I also saw 472's with bolts on the Internet. The thread mentions that you can put a bolt in, but it's not needed. http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/500-472-425-368/53192-500-crankshaft-bolt.html Am I reading the thread wrong? Thanks.
  14. Take a look at this thread.They're talking about the 500, but I saw the same thing about the 472. They are "press fit on". I'm looking for that thread, but haven't found it yet. I also saw 472's with bolts on the Internet. The thread mentions that you can put a bolt in, but it's not needed. http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/500-472-425-368/53192-500-crankshaft-bolt.html Am I reading the thread wrong? Thanks.