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Ratillac for now, anyways, but hopefully not forever. For whatever reason my girlfriend and parents really love this car (you should have seen some of the looks most of my past beaters have gotten!) and that alone is enough for me to make it nice as time goes on. Maybe I can convince one of them can "babysit" it for me if I find myself in need of space for a new toy a few years down the road :AH-HA_wink:

So as you all probably know by now, I picked up a 1970 Cadillac Sedan DeVille a few weeks ago for the princely sum of $600 off of two fruity yuppie brothers in southern New Hampshire:


The dorks at the front and rear of the car are them. The dork in the middle wearing the shirt that matches the color of the car is me. I swear I didn't plan it that way!

So anyways, I picked this old tank up in order to have a summer beater/backup car for me and the girl when we're working on one of our daily drivers or just don't feel like driving them. It ran good enough, drove good (has a brand new rebuilt transmission installed two years ago with a 50,000 mile warranty that is transferrable to me), and was an incredibly solid car (originally from Florida- I have the original Florida title from 1970) save for the front fender bottoms and the typical GM rear window rot. It needs a few little things before I get into addressing that stuff, though.

Since picking her up, I have done the following:

-had the front wheels rebalanced with the wheel weights on the inside so it can wear a full set of hubcaps again

-had the carburetor rebuilt

-full tune-up: plugs, wires, cap, rotor, points, condenser, PCV, air filter, fuel filter, and oil change

-all new vacuum hoses

-set the timing

Next on the agenda: new valve cover gaskets, water pump and all incidentals (themostat, heater hoses, radiator hoses, new coolant, etc.), and redoing the front brakes (new pads, rotors turned, new wheel bearings, calipers rebuilt, and new brake hoses). I also really need a driver's sideview mirror. Stay tuned and watch as yet another Cadillac nickels and dimes me to death! :thumbsup:

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