It was two years ago today I purchased my '59 Cadillac series 75. Although I thought I'd be further along than I and now, I'm not disappointed. I'm having fun with this project. :twocents:
Over 9 since I got the Coupe. Now where near where I though I'd be.53 Studillac said:5 years since I purchsed the Studillac. Drove it for two and tore it apart on July 3rd, 3 years ago...
It was 6 years ago I purchased the Nash and started on it 5 years ago. Have to say the aquisition of MTS slow me a bunch. Am close to firing the engine in the chassis though.
Most of these type of projects are a hobby and are used to get you "away" from the real world
Keep up your enthusiasm and work on it when you feel like it. There should be no timetable unless you are building it for someone else :twocents:
I am coming up on 25 years on my '61 Fleetwood project. I think it was last licensed in 1993 . Still runs and drives, if I could get all the crap and boxes stored on top of it and put the front seat in it. I have started a ton of car projects after I started this one, and have bought and sold 5 Cadillacs after I bought this one. Even if I finished my restore in '93 I would be doing it again its been so long......
I am changing the color of the '61, yet again, and will be doing a 500 / turbo 400 swap. I now want to go dark dark metallic sapphire blue, which only shows blue in direct sunlight. These old Caddy body styles with fins really pop with the dark colors. The original White just doesn't do it anymore for me.
I found a great link on Cad Company site for doing the 500 swap into the older cads which came with the 390. I am glad somebody ahead of me blazed the trail, and then documented and wrote it up.
The problem with these long drug out restorations, is the cost of the restoration parts keeps outrunning the budget of the project. If I would have bit the bullet twenty years ago and bought all my rubber seals, repo seat covers, and chrome replating, I might have finished. The cost of these items is just going up and up..... and is always about 50% more than I am willing to pay.......
Have you looked into GPS gauges and using GPS apps with your phone?Trying to get a new or modified electronic speedometer is one of the newest challenges. I priced a few places a couple of years ago but the costs have gone way up since then.
I have a Dakota digital mechanical speedometer drive in my 56 cadillac to drive the original speedometer off the 4l80e vss output signal. Works well and easy to programYou got that right!
Trying to get a new or modified electronic speedometer is one of the newest challenges. I priced a few places a couple of years ago but the costs have gone way up since then.