CARS - 1967 CADILLAC RESTORATION WITH ENGINE REPAIR
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beautiful '67 Cadillac is about everything I've
ever wanted, and then some! Low, sleazy, fast,
quiet, gorgeous, and a drop dead candy paint job.
restoration is about as good as it gets. I've
always loved restoring classic cars, but restoring
classic Cadillacs has always been a favorite.
the photos show, we took care of the body and
paint work. The guy who owns this car has a
Harley dealership, and we figured the best paint
we could do was just about right for parking
in front of his place. We put four coats of
clear on this car, and buffed it to perfection.
tricky problem we dealt with on this Cadillac
was some careful engine
restoration. The engine was fresh right before
the customer brought the car to us, but the oil
pump had failed. He had the oil pump replaced,
but there had been damage done to the lower end.
We could hear bearing noise when the engine was
running. Most of our engine work here is very
thorough. We typically don't do as much repair
work to engine internals. Normally an engine that
has enough wear on it to need internal repairs
is worn enough that it's a good idea to perform
a correct engine rebuild.
Cadillac engines is a good idea! They are smooth
and powerful, and will provide many years of terrific
service if correctly rebuilt. But in this case,
in order to help our customer get maximum enjoyment
out of the money he was spending, we agreed to
share some risk with him and simply replace the
damaged bearings. This is a substandard repair,
but we were happy to do our best to help. That's
a tricky thing to do, but our customer is a sophisticated
technician, and understands the cost and benefits
of this minor engine repair. We explained the
good and bad of the job, and he's happy. The car
runs great, and the customer has a good running
engine for a fraction of the cost.
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