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Ovalrace25 last won the day on September 27 2017

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  1. WOW! Actually it is not my boat, I just saved the engine from a poor rebuild. I will attache a few photos tomorrow.. I am just heading to a CCCA board meeting.. I see a few differences on your engine. More later!
  2. More organized now. Getting closer, but because of enormity of all this, I contracted with an online auction company to take over. Many tiesm now on pallets. Much more inside on tables.
  3. I have set up with an online auction company to sell off the last of Roy and Jeff Harper's parts, tools and equipment. I am curious about a LOT of the stuff collected for years, but these three engines are interesting. Actually so are some of the others! But since he gathered up three, there must have been a reason for it. All the cars were sold, but some without engines. Could some of what is here be needed for one of the cars?
  4. I get myself into these things! I helped a contact get a nice 57 T-Bird. Now it is here at my place in Napa Ca. and needs to go enclosed to him in Chicago. Next one is one of the neighbors decided to move to Texas. He needs his 32 and 40 Fords transported enclosed to Millsap Texas. AND then there is the 41 Dodge pickup way out in eastern Washington, Pullman to be exact. That one needs to come to me in Napa, Ca. Yep, I have made contact to at least three transport companies. NONE have replied! I'm going to get back on the phone now!
  5. Call John 727-385-6436 or his helper Jeremy 727 600 1334 or email Sheryll Christiansen 727 772 3874 sherle.jcatllc@gmail.com I have used him three times to move cars from Nap Ca to Sarasota Fl. $1000 cash each time.
  6. Hi Carl good to see you chime in there. Well I've already talked to Ted Rains. Paul could be another possibility. Good to see you out there reading what's going on in the world!
  7. Yes, 1936 is a completley different engine. That engine continued to 1948. Biggest external difference is the 36 has no side mount castings in the block. The 346 was also used in military applications including ground support, compressors and generators and of course, the Stuart and the Chaffee twin Cadillac powered tanks.
  8. Thank You Roger. yes I know the part numbers are not the same. I am a bit surprised that they are close enough that they could be installed in either of these engine series. They can be put it, set up, all back together, but I think impossible for the engine to run. AND the cams I have dont have any numbers on them that would help identify one from the other. Was thinking MAYBE someone intimately familiar with these would be on the forum.. HA! not much of a chance, but I have to try!
  9. I have part numbers from a someone offering help. 1928 to 1931 OEM #1085019 and 1932 to 1935 OEM #1081312. I have a cam out of one of my spare (341B) 1929 engines and the cam out of a 1935 355. Looking at these cams side by side, although they could be installed in either engine, the lobe centers are vastly different. This is what is puzzling because the 35 Cad was running but with NO power at all and is a rebuilt engine. The engine was rebuilt some years ago, but the car lacking power has not been driven much because of the low power situation. Now I am helping the owner resolve the mystery. I have a cam grinder waiting to see these cams and dive into his records.
  10. Anyone know if the camshaft is different? Anyone have cam specifications? 1928 to 1935 Cadillac V8 engines were of the same engine family, much like a Chevy 265 to 400 share the same basic design. But what parts can be used in these early engines that are the same? Cam and crank timing different?
  11. WELL FOLKS, I guess since it is sold and now with a very happy new caretaker, I should mark it sold-- BUT, How do I do that? I cant figure out out!
  12. Well the 1932 Cadillac that started all this got loaded into the transport and it's on its way to the east coast. If I could figure out how to add a picture to this comment I do so of it being put on the truck. Maybe when I'm out in the shop tomorrow I'll give it another try. But for now the Cadillac has left the building.
  13. That right there should tell you what they think about your cars! when you kick the bucket you can bet that they're going to be letting them go real fast and buy some stupid stuff. May as well put the cars up for sale now and tell us what you got! HA!
  14. I have to agree with Ed. The roadsters may be more sporty, but I too am over 6 ft tall and personally prefer the sport phaeton. But the bottom line is, what the numbers are and the original build sheet that go with that set of numbers. Because Cadillac records are very well preserved and available, you've got to go by the numbers and prove that it's a real car so that you don't get into trouble when it's time to part with it.
  15. I think you'll be getting a lot of responses to this message. Most of them are going to ask where the car is and if it's for sale! But I think that there is a lot fewer people out there that are doing restorations or taking on a project like this. that is unless they're pockets are full and they're willing to send the car to a known restoration shop where the car can be put together and done and quality fine enough that it can be presented at some of the biggest Concours d'Elegance events. In other words someone with deep pockets and a big ego that wants to see their car up on the podium. Guys like me who just love the cars and want to see them active and driven have no chance to experience ownership or hands-on at this level of classic car ownership.
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