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Everything posted by Ovalrace25

  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.
  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
  16. Yes! This happens far to frequently at auctions! You hand over your car to the "experts" who insist on taking it along to the podium. You would think they would get help from folks that really know these cars and not claiming to be a "know it all"
  17. YES! I know there are MANY private collections that are exactly that.. PRIVATE... Very few folks are privileged to see them and even then NO PHOTOS ALLOWED. A bit unfortunate, but still the rules must be followed when invited to visit. BUT I must also say, too bad that this is a real situation where the "owner" does not share some of the fantastic automobiles in their collection, and even worse, many are not driven or at least privately regularly exercised. I do know of a few that have private roads or large exercise areas where every car is driven on a regular schedule. But many more are sta
  18. Yeah best I don't comment. But I must say it's not bright white it was a creamy white. And apple green was an original color. That lime green thing look like some hideous thing from the '70s that reminded me of an old shag carpet I used to have. So I as I say I best not comment.
  19. BTW-- YES, the sales book is a 1929 issue. First year of the 341 models.
  20. Yes, The 29 was Waltons car and it got plenty of mention in books. Colors were not what the build sheet said. Paint was coming of in big chinks and during the restoration work, I found a red shop rag and bondo used to cover a big rust hole in the gas tank apron. Also had a poorly repaired engine block that had oil seeping through. Probably a couple reasons why Buddy steered you to the other car. Original build sheet gave us the colors. But because the Sports Phaeton was also to be done, the colors for the Phaeton were used on the roadster. At the time we decided to do it this way and because t
  21. Ed, I have a 1929 Sport Phaeton that I hope to start the restoration on this winter. I did a complete restoration on a 1929 Roadster 341B several years ago. Actually got some help from you for that one. Would like to have my car be a 1930 only to have a mechanical fuel pump rather than the Stewart vacuum and I like the Fleetwood body slightly more than my Fisher. Here is a picture of the 29 roadster I restored several years ago.
  22. YES! -- SAME Fisher body, but longer wheelbase chassis for the V16. And of course the V16 car is a very fresh restoration.. Guesses anyone as to what it will sell for?
  23. Ed, this is a Fisher body and all Cadillac publications refer to it as a "Convertible Coupe" it is listed this way in The Standard Catalog of American Cars as well. I AGREE that it is a cabriolet and I prefer that description, but not to confuse or explain away to the Cadillac folks that want correct information, I let it go as published and as written on the build sheet. FYI- to all: Had I not been the person that posted it on the BAT auction sight, I certainly would have bought it myself for what was paid. I was not the owner, just the person that got it ready for sale and tried to get
  24. Yes I agree! I know that the most recent sale of another one was a car that was a horrible color and needed total restoration and I think the top bid on it was around $48,000. This car is much more nicely restored and very well done. Although the restoration is by definition older now. The car still presents itself very well.
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