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  1. While the modern look While this statement is definitely true for your 55 Caddy, I don't think it's true for the 67 Wildcat. Radials look perfectly correct (and they are correct) for these cars, and I would say the bias ply's would look more out of place.
  2. You could have radials as an option on a 67. Wildcat and Electra used the same size I believe. My Electra has had radials since I’ve owned it and it rides very nice, so I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with radials and there are other options for white walls. I’m running multi mile matrix on the Electra and I’ve been happy.
  3. Thanks, I looked for pics on their site but couldn’t find them 🤔
  4. Thanks very much for coming on here and posting Mark, let me pass along my sincere condolences to you and your family for the passing of your father. While, like many on here, I had never met your father, his posts seemed to document many of the same struggles we all have when working on our cars, organizing our storage spaces, and fitting in our love of old cars with our regular working and family lives. Your father always approached these things with a positive "get on with it" attitude which I think helped motivate many of us to tackle similar issues in our own lives. He will definitely be missed around here, and I'm very glad you will be keeping the flame burning!
  5. That's a great car and the same color as my 67 Electra, definitely Sapphire Blue. The white interior looks great too. I can't answer your question on the battery, but I went with a Diehard Gold battery for the Electra and it has never let me down. Does the Wildcat have A/C? I ask as with A/C you received the "HD cooling option" that included a fan shroud. I know of other 67 Wildcat's without the HD cooling that have had overheating problems, so you may want to pay attention to the condition of the radiator and perhaps budget to recore the original, and maybe find a fan shroud and top plate to replace the original finger protection. My Electra has the shroud and I did recore the radiator several years ago and I've never had an overheating issue.
  6. Shocking…. He was such a family centered guy, his family must be shattered. Rest In Peace Doug
  7. Thank goodness! Now I can stop figuring out how I could get that home... Congrats Adam!
  8. Sorry to hear of your recent issues Doug. Hopefully, with time, the news will brighten up for you and your family.
  9. Thanks... that's something I don't think I would have tried. I've always heard of using a sponge to wipe the paint clean while it was wet, but I've smudged that every time and I was never happy.
  10. Looks great Adam! What do you use to clean off the black paint off the raised sections after?
  11. Can they be disassembled to get below the ribs? I sent my wheel covers to @Smartin and he did a fantastic job polishing and repainting the black portions... although mine would be far simpler to polish then yours appear to be.
  12. The Estate Wagon was pressed into duty this weekend again as the efforts to clean out my wife’s fathers home continues. The wagon was filled up the headliner twice for trips to the donation center without complaints and it was sure nice to have working AC! of course had to first quickly polish up the car and clean the white walls! last weekend I used the Electra for a wedding, which was a surprise for the bride, but she thankfully was very impressed. No pics yet (I was too busy to take any) but the groom has promised me a couple when he gets them. last but not least, I was also able to place the new floor mats for the wagon. They are a very good fit and color match
  13. Went for about a 35 mile cruise tonight with the destination of a micro brewery to see a friend. I’m really liking the stance of the Electra with the new Springs as it raised about 5/8” in the rear. Not significant but noticeable. Suspension is a lot quieter too. These guys joined in a bit later. Very nice VW’s!
  14. I'm glad to hear everyone is OK and not seriously hurt, although I'm sure you are a bit sore a few days on! It is really heartbreaking to see the damage the car has sustained, but it did it's job and protected your family. All the best!
  15. I also saw this picture of the fan from a 66 GS that is currently for sale on BAT. Clearance looks similar to above.
  16. Hey JD, I asked a 67 Wildcat owner (badgerman) to measure the distance on his non AC Wildcat. Here’s a couple of photos of his clearance. He has only a fan guard, no shroud. pic on drivers side to leading edge of fan pic on passenger side to leading edge of fan. pic of clearance to base of fan.
  17. I can't find a reference to that gap in any of my books here John. I would guess that any big block car (Wildcat, Electra, GS) without HD cooling (ie. without A/C) will be a similar dimension. Someone probably just has to measure theirs for you.
  18. Was able to take the Electra out for an evening drive, the first real drive since having the springs and a few suspension pieces replaced. Hard to find back roads in the City, but there are still a few! North arm of the Fraser river, prime storage for log booms. was also asked by a long time friend to provide the Electra as a get away car after his wedding in August so there will need to be some detailing done!
  19. You might have a better pulse of the market, but with the overall condition and my general lack of storage, at just over $10,000 CAN it was more than I was willing to spend. The guy that bought seemed to have to have it and he will be bringing it down to the US.
  20. Sold for $7400 plus $500 buyers fee. More than I wanted to spend given the overall condition of the car and the fact I don't have room for it, but there were at least 2 bidders that had to have it!... I might lose sleep over this one.
  21. Was able to get the Wagon over to replace the left rear quarter emblem finally. The original had part of the "N" missing, but I was able to find a decent replacement a few years ago, just never seemed to find the time to clean up all the old glue residue and reset the emblem tape. Ironically, despite the missing piece, the original emblem paint was in better condition to the replacement. Didn't really notice until I had it off to compare, but it's low enough on the car that it looks fine either way. After that was completed, I used the car for the rest of the day running errands and eventually heading down to the beach for an evening walk with my wife. At 8pm on a Sunday, the beach was still pretty packed! The car runs so well after my recent tune-up it is just a pleasure to drive... particularly given I've also finally got the AC working! Just about 50 miles of running around with a smile on my face!
  22. If I end up bidding on the car, my intention would be to just clean it up and drive it. I don't really have room for it, but my father had a 56 Century in Tahitian Coral and so he would get a lot of pleasure watching this one drive up. It is missing a few things, but seems pretty solid and the engine is now reported as original, although I do agree something looks off with the carb. I imagine it wouldn't be too difficult to find a headlight switch, but likely very difficult to find a power seat motor. I'll see where the bidding goes, but if I can get it cheap enough, it might be worthwhile to enjoy it a bit then move it on to someone else.
  23. What do you 56 guys see as changes from stock, or anything else that might be a problem. I've asked for information on the replacement 322, but while the car is near me, it's on an island and not exactly easy to get to for an inspection.
  24. If you are a fan of the old Top Gear series and the new Grand Tour on Amazon, the next special out on July 30 should be interesting as they use a 71 or 72 Riviera, along with a Lincoln and a Cadillac to pull trailers across Scotland. I don't imagine they will be very complimentary towards the cars, but they will be entertaining. Trailer is here: The Grand Tour's Scotland Special Debuts July 30 (msn.com)
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