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  1. Johnny Dick Shappy (www.classiccars.ws) has a lot of early '30s Cadillac parts including V-16. Pete Sanders ((703) 350-7352) petesanders@cox.net) took over Charlie Selick's V-16 parts business. Jeff Pearson and Sonny Elliott in Kansas City, KS have a lot of parts, too. I hope that helps. Chris
  2. Congratulations, Johnny, on acquiring a really lovely car. You might give your question to renowned restoration expert Fran Roxas I think his contact information is: Vintage Motor Group 8414 S 77th Avenue Bridgeview, IL 60455 (708) 598 1000 Best regards, Chris Cummings
  3. Engine numbers between 41403 and 49008 are 1910 Series 30 cars. Hope that helps.\ Chris Cummings
  4. If you'd like a fun read or a neat gift, try my book The Cadillac That Followed Me Home. It's available from McFarland McFarland - a leading independent publisher of academic and nonfiction books My wife loved it and says you don't have to be a car nut to enjoy it. Hemmings Classic Car called it "the most inspirational book on classic car restoration ever published." Chris Cummings
  5. Millions of steaks are made every day. Not so V-12 distributor caps.
  6. In 2006, a Series 4375-S V-16 seven passenger sedan was sold as part of the J.C. Stevens estate by RM Auctions. The current owner of the car (a very complete and straight "driver") is seriously considering removing and selling the engine, replacing it with a modern drive-train and transmission so he can drive the car. Craig's list link follows: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/1183184200.html I am posting this information in the hope that someone can save the car from such a fate. I have spoken with the owner, but I have no stake in the matter, except the wish to see the car find a good home. The car needs some work, but it's a great HPOF specimen. The link to the RM Auctions write-up (and photos) is: http://www.rmauctions.com/CarDetails.cfm?SaleCode=JS06&CarID=r146&Currency= Chris Cummings Manassas, Virginia
  7. In 2006, a Series 4375-S V-16 seven passenger sedan was sold as part of the J.C. Stevens estate by RM Auctions. The current owner of the car (a very complete and straight "driver") is seriously considering removing and selling the engine, replacing it with a modern drive-train and transmission so he can drive the car. Craig's list link follows: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/1183184200.html I am posting this information in the hope that someone can save the car from such a fate. I have spoken with the owner, but I have no stake in the matter, except the wish to see the car find a good home. The car needs some work, but it's a great HPOF specimen. The link to the RM Auctions write-up (and photos) is: http://www.rmauctions.com/CarDetails.cfm?SaleCode=JS06&CarID=r146&Currency= Chris Cummings Manassas, Virginia
  8. Tom, Is your car a series 4375 or a 4330? Do you know its history? Chris
  9. Dear Mr. Wallace, I can't direct you to splash pans or running boards, but I think I can steer you to some helpful people. Bill Scherer 19218 Eastwood Harper Woods, Michigan 48225 (313) 372-3808 He sells a line of repro items that are high quality, including emblems and badges, pot metal castings, carburetor repair kits and a lot of other items. He is in Florida until the end of March, but someone is taking messages for him. He may be able to provide leads for other parts. Verdone's Custom Casting Jere and Marge Verdone 31 Stricklerstown Loop Rd. Newmanstown, Pennsylvania 17073 They do stainless steel castings of trim and other parts that were originally pot metal. Steele Rubber Products 6180 Hwy 150 East Denver North Carolina 28037 (800) 544-8665 www.steelerubber.com These folks are a godsend to the old car hobby, remanufacturing a huge range of rubber parts - weatherstripping, grommets, bumpers, even the exhaust pipe tips for V-16s. Get their catalog, by all means. Wayne Elsworth 75 Cushman Road Leverett, Massachusetts 01054 and 3801 Crown Bay, Suite 203 St. Thomas, USVI 00802 (340) 998-5199 He rebuilds the gears for the roll-up windshield that let air into the passenger compartment on warm days. He also has a lot of early '30s Cadillac parts and rebuilds some of the electrical parts, and other things I don't know about. He has two addresses because during the cooler months he runs a yacht chartering business in the Caribean. The late Charles Selick, though, was THE go-to man for V-16 parts of all varieties. He charged top dollar, but he was top quality and completely trustworthy. Who will take over his business has not yet been decided, but you will wwant to get to know whoever does. I would also join the Cadillac LaSalle Club right away, if you haven't already done so. They have a bunch of V-16 owners who are more than eager to share their expertise, experience and encouragement. See the website at www.cadillaclasalleclub.org I hope this helps. Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions. I'd love to know about your car and talk about mine. Best regards, Chris Cummings
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