Yates's Cadillac adventures

Discussion in 'Photos' started by yates, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. yates

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    Just so I do not clog up the other threads with this, it has a pic of my car, and I really have no other updates I will put this here.

    I mentioned posting pics up from my buddies funeral, unfortunately in a town this small there was no where to get them all in a pic together so here is what I have. His brother asked anyone that could to bring their vehicle, I will just post up the decent ones, lol. A lot of people came from out of town and didn't bring anything and others, I guess, couldn't handle the humid ass day with no A/C.

    This first pic is one of my buddy who died's truck. It a 67 Toyota Stout with an LS. He drove it all over to shows and just recently completed the power tour in it.
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  2. yates

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  3. 04SSHD

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    Sorry for your loss, looks like a great turn out.
     
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  4. yates

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    Was hoping there would be more vehicles there but such is life. I didn't even want to take mine but it was requested by the family to bring it if you have it so I did.
     
  5. Huck

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    Very sad but what a great way to honor him, bringing the vehicles and people that he loved the most

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  6. Huck

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    Very sad but what a great way to honor him, bringing the vehicles and people that he loved the most

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  7. yates

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    Yearly wash day

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  8. yates

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    Loaded up and ready to go

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  9. yates

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    Got around 12.5 MPG on the old heavy half on the way up and back, pretty proud of the old gal.

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  10. Smith

    Smith Super Moderator Staff Member

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    When’s the LS swap coming? :crazy:


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  11. yates

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    Not starting for at least another month :mad: Waiting for my buddy to finish up the few projects ahead of me so that we have room to work on this.

    Original motor selling last Friday was a huge relief, it gives me extra funds for whatever comes up. Now to finish up buying the rest of the parts needed as soon as ebay has another coupon as I have saved a ton doing it this way.

    If enough money is left over I may do the interior this winter also. I already have the new seat covers and dynamt but still much to buy to get it done. Have honestly thought about selling car trailer and using the funds to finish the interior (maybe with A/C) and changing out to the Choppin Block front end with disc brakes.
     
  12. Smith

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    Nice! Looking forward to seeing it done. Can’t blame you on being tempted to sell the trailer to get stuff finished. Lol.


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  13. yates

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    I am looking forward to being done. It has been a long process already.
     
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  14. yates

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    Started tearing the motor down last night and used a scope to look into the cylinders. Surprisingly, even though the outside was pretty dirty, you could still see cross hatching on walls so this may be a decent motor after all.

    Not sure you can really tell in the pictures but these exhaust manifold bolts are not quite straight. On the same side (drivers) they helped me out by breaking the others off in the block. Guessing they had a quality mechanic perform some work at some point.

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    Found this gem which, unless they swapped out gaskets themselves with OEM or using that same quality mechanic, could be still the factory gaskets.

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    Found several of these mud dauber creations in some interesting spots.

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    And where we left off for the weekend.

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    As you can see she isn't the prettiest of motors but honestly really happy considering it has sat for over 10 years in different garages that were not climate controlled.

    Next up is degreasing and power washing (maybe several times) and mocking up with the new intake manifold then paint and reassembly.

    If I can ever find the trailer keys, next weekend we should be moving the car over and maybe start stripping the interior.

    Not much of an update but excited to finally having something to update.
     
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