1967 Cadillac EldoradoGERALD´S CADILLACS - NEWS

PHOTOSHOOTING WITH MY 1974 CADILLAC

My wife shot a couple of great new pictures of my 74 Coupe deVille today. We mainly used available lights, a small drone and a small photoflash to light the car. No photoshop - no filters - the pictures are basically straight out of the camera!
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My wife at work :-)
More pictures can be found here.

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CADILLAC MINI MEETING 2020

Some of my Cadillac friends visited me for a great weekend for a small get together. The program included a car swap between my friend Ingo who had bought my former 1966 Coupe deVille a couple of years ago, and my friend Georg, who traded a spectacular 67 Eldorado, which he had bought from my friend Joe, for it.
We visited the fantastic garages of the members of the Cadillac BIG Meet organization team on Friday.
On Saturday July 4th we took a driving tour around 4 lakes in my area and much to my surprise the evening ended with a surprise birthday party for my myself with my friends!

I enjoyed the weekend throughly and its great to know that I have such amazing friends! Thanks for everything!


Here is a short video I put together.

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CADILLAC BIG MEET 2020 POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA CRISIS

Due to the ongoing Covid19 crisis the Austrian government does not put out permits for all events until at least the end of August 2020. Therefore we are not allowed to have a Cadillac BIG Meet in 2020. We have postponed the event to 2021 and hope to see you all in good health in the August of 2021. Stay safe and healthy!
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UPDATE - REPLACING THE CV-JOINTS AND AXLES OF MY 1978 ELDORADO - BUSHINGS

This is an update to my article about replacing the CV - Axles of my 78 Eldorado which I wrote last year.

One thing I completely overlooked when I installed replacement axles on my 1978 Biarritz is the fact that the mounting holes for the drive axle to output shaft are bigger on the replacement axles than the original ones. Because of this there is some play.
I did not notice this fact, but my friend Lucky found this problem when he wanted to install a replacement axle to a 67 Eldorado he had been working on. (BTW: There are no replacement axles available that would be an exact fit on a 67/68 Eldorado - you will always have to rebuild your original ones!)
Lucky came up with a perfect solution for this issue though. He found some reduction bushings from 7/16" to " made by Bates at a Harley Davidson parts shop.
These bushings are a perfect fit and also solve the problem of the too long bolts on the driver side axle. These bolts are too long because the mounting surface of the replacement axle is thinner than the original, and because of that I had to install spacers before.
With these bushings the original bolts do fit perfectly again!

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The bushing in place

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NEW VIDEO SERIES ABOUT THE CADILLAC BIG MEET

***Updated*** In this brand new series which I produced for the Cadillac BIG Meet Team, we will introduce you to a member of the team behind this meeting every month. Check back soon for more videos!

Introduction

**The History**
Georg Pfeiffer is a Cadillac collector and he is also one of the founders of the Cadillac BIG Meet - Europes biggest Cadillac Meeting. In this short documentary he tells us how the meeting came to life and what we can expect from the 2020 edition of the Cadillac BIG Meet on August 29th.

Georg Pfeiffer introduces you to the Cadillac BIG Meet and how it was founded. You can turn on English subtitles!

Part 1

**The Cadillac BIG Meet Driving Tour.**
Christian and Christl Freudenthaler are Cadillac Collectors with a spectacular collection and they are part of the Cadillac BIG Meet organization team. They are responsible for the Driving Tour which will be held on August 28th - the day before the Cadillac BIG Meet. In this video you can find out more. The video is in German but there are subtitles available. More videos will be published each month.

Christian and Christl Freudenthaler and their Cadillac Collection. Great info about the Driving Tour.

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**Judging the cars.**
Lucky is a Cadillac collector who restores all of his Cadillacs on his own. He is part of the Cadillac BIG Meet Organization Team where he is responsible for judging cars and awarding trophies to the best Cadillacs. More than 20 trophies are waiting for the best cars in various categories.

Lucky and his 58 Eldorado Brougham among the many cars he owns.

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THE CADILLAC BIG MEET 2021

***Updated*** The Cadillac BIG Meet had to be postponed to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

I am a proud member of the Cadillac BIG Meet organisation team. The Cadillac BIG Meet (CBM) is Europe's BIGGEST Cadillac Meeting and is held every second year in Kremsmünster in Austria.
It is a spectacular event with a driving tour held on Saturday August 28th and the meeting on Sunday 29th 2021. It is open for all Cadillac owners and fans. Cadillacs of all years are welcome. READ MORE!
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The 2021 promo video for the Cadillac BIG Meet.

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PEACE, LOVE, JOY

Holiday greetings to all the visitors of my website!
This year the 1971 Lincoln Mark III is featured on our traditional seasons greetings card together with my beautiful wife Afra and my son Elliot.
I also made a short behind the scenes film which you can see below.
This years picture was put together from 12 different photographs of the car, as we did not have a studio and only two flash lights. We had to shoot it in front of my garage just before all the cars went into storage for winter.

We have been doing these cards for quite a few years now-. You can see some previous cards here.
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Our 2019 card


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WINTER PROJECTS FOR 2019/2020

In September I put my cars into winter hibernation and the projects for this winter will be:

1978 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz:
  • Rebuild the Quadrajet carburetor as the car has some hesitation when accelerating from standstill. Probably the acceleration pump has a problem.
  • Check EGR valve.
  • The water pump is slightly squeaking (maybe I will have to replace it)
  • The AC controller under dash is sometimes making a ticking noise. Looks like a bad contact somewhere causing the setting motor to rattle.
  • AIR pump is making a light noise - a well known problem with these old pumps.
1967 Cadillac Eldorado:
  • Rebuild AC compressor as it blew its main front gasket a while ago.
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The cars waiting inside the garage for spring to come…IMG_2926
Inside my home garage where I do all the work. First project will be to re-organize my garage and tools.

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NEW GARAGE CABINETS AND LED LIGHTS

I built my home garage back in 2005. and since this time I did not even have a work bench nor sufficient storage for my tools. All I had was a small mobile tool cart which could no longer store all the tools I collected over the years. Repairing parts on the floor became very uncomfortable as well and I started dreaming of a real workbench and some garage cabinets to get my garage more organised again. After years of saving enough money, I finally ordered a nice workbench and cabinetry . READ MORE!
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This is what the truck delivered . I first had to assemble everything. Click to see the assembled cabinetry!

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VIDEO OF MY 1978 ELDORADO BIARRITZ

Just before I put my car into winter hibernation, I wanted to shoot a short film of my 1978 Eldorado Biarritz. My wife and I took the Eldorado for a last spin for this season, and I filmed some nice footage of my car. You can see the finished film below. During the shooting the odometer rolled over to 12.000 miles, but the car still looks, feels and smells like a new car.
You can watch the video in 4k UHD resolution on youtube directly if you get an error message (video not available) below.

This is a nice video of my 78 Biarritz. Make sure to watch in HD or 4k!

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Behind the scenes.

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A VISIT FROM A CADILLAC FRIEND FROM THE USA

What I enjoy most in the old car hobby is meeting other aficionados from all over the world.
This time Joe came all the way from Texas for a short visit to my garage and my cars. We only knew each other from the Internet and Facebook and finally had a chance to meet in real life.
I took him and his traveling partner for a spin in my 67 Eldorado and my 67 Deville. Joe was so kind to personally deliver some brake parts I needed which he got from Honest John´s Cadillac Corner.

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Joe and I in front of my big Garage

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PHOTOSHOOTING FOR AN AUSTRIAN CLASSIC CAR MAGAZINE

The Austrian classic car magazine “Austro Classic” is planning a story about Cadillacs in one of their future issues and asked me if it would be possible to photograph some of my cars. Wolfgang Buchta and his wife came over for a visit and they took a lot of pictures of my 67 Eldorado and my 78 Eldorado.
I’m looking forward to their story.

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