I was new warranty mechanic for Cadillac in 19 78,79 and 80 so I know exactly what you mean. In fact I used to have the service manager give me the dealerships owner car to find a lousy squeak.
When I was a young apprentice at the Cadillac dealership my first job was the minor repair line, which included chasing noises. The mechanics would put me in the backseat, or even the trunk, and drive around while I tried to determine where a squeak or rattle came from. Metal to metal noises were always the worst as the sound carries so well, and tough to pinpoint.Nothing worse than trying to find a noise. I used to hate anything that came in with a weird noise when I worked at dealerships. I like when I search for something and everything else comes up.
Yeah Steve, I have, but wanted to try this since I had it already. It is a little later era in gassers, but still well within the Gas Class era. The single carb Hilborn scoop is an easy fit, but I'd need to add a air cleaner spacer to get it up higher like the Mr. Gasket is with it's cast higher base.Vall, have you thought about a Hilborn style scoop for a single carb? hilborn style scoop for sale | eBay Personally I think it'd look better on your 39 than the newer bug catcher style you've got plus it's narrower so you probably wouldn't have the radiator support rod issue.. I picked one up for my Willys at the swap meet for $35.
I agree with you on the aluminum I'm just to cheap so I went with the plastic.If I o with a spacer I want the polished aluminum. Twice as much, but they blend in with a scoop better.
I found the scoop brand new at Speedway Motors on Ebay for $84, but waiting for them to tell me how to choose which scoop since they show 3 different styles, but no way to pick one when you order?
Thank you Mario! Very kind words. I do like it better now that the stance is a little higher with the new springs.You did such a nice job on that coupe. I think that to myself every time I see a picture of it painted. Then I picture it on top of that truck on the flatbed when you were getting it delivered and I say what a great job you did.
I guess I really should have not have expected 84 year old metal to hold well without plating the frame rails in the area of the motor mounts.Don’t worry buddy you’ll get it you know it’ll be fine when you weld it