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RATTLING REAR BRAKES ON THE 1978 ELDORADO

A couple of years ago, right after I got my 1978 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, I had to rebuild both rear brakes, as the emergency brake did not work at all - a very common problem on these cars btw. After the rebuild everything worked fine, but eventually I noticed a clunk whenever I drove the car over a road bump or railroad track. If I just lightly tapped the brakes, it would not make any noise at all. So I was sure that the noise came from the brakes, and that the new brake pads would be the reason for the problem somehow. Finally today it was time to fix the problem… Rebuild kits do come without anti rattle clips for some reason. When I took the brakes apart today, I found out that the inner and outer pads had some radial play and I think this caused the rattle. Click below to read more!78rearbrakes-_MG_4163

The right rear brake of my 1978 Biarritz before I took it apart.

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CHANGING THE FUEL PUMP OF MY MARK III

Today I finally found the time to replace the leaking fuel pump of my 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III. It probably leaked because I did not drive the car for a longer period of time last year. It seems that there is a gasket inside which leaked when the car was parked for a few days. After a few minutes it would stop leaking, but of course this had to be fixed.

The fuel pump is not exactly easy to replace because of its location and very limited accessibility to the two mounting screws.
I had to remove the oil filter and also loosened the power steering pump....
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Changing fuel pumps normally is an easy repair - but getting the two mounting bolts out on the 460 engine takes a lot of patience.

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REPLACING THE CV-JOINTS AND AXLES OF MY 1978 ELDORADO

My 1978 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz had some problems with both of its CV boots which splattered grease all over the front of the car. The still 100% original rubber boots were not torn, but decided to slip from the outer end and released some of the grease. I could not find a way to re-fasten them properly and the rubber also felt pretty hard after 41 years on the car.
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OH WHAT FUN!

Holiday greetings to all the visitors of my website!

This year the 1967 Cadillac DeVille is featured on our traditional seasons greetings card together with my beautiful wife Afra and my son Elliot.
We have been doing these cards for quite a few years now with different cars-. You can see some
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NEW VIDEO OF SOME OF MY CARS

I miss summer! I had some left over 4k resolution video footage from this summer which I put together for this short clip. It features my 58 Eldorado Seville, my 67 Eldorado and my 67 Deville. Enjoy the sunny and warm images from last summer!


Make sure to watch in HD or even better in 4k!

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I FOUND A NOS 1967 CADILLAC T&T COLUMN TURN SIGNAL SWITCH.

I found an awesome NOS part which arrived today! If you have a 67/68 Cadillac with T&T column you know that these are super hard to find and even repaired ones are pricey if you can even find one. I got this one at a good price! I have been looking for a spare switch since 2007 and out of nowhere I was contacted by a very nice …
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This switch is almost impossible to find GM #7805676 ACD# D6230. It is for 1967&68 Cadillacs with Tilt and Telescope column.

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MY WINTER PROJECTS 2018/19 - CV BOOTS AND FUEL PUMP

This are my two winter projects for the 2018/19 winter:😞
The Mark III has a leaking fuel pump if it was parked for more than an few days... (It stops leaking after its running for 2 minutes...).
The 1978 Eldorado needs both CV boots replaced ( the original ones just came loose but did not rip after only 40 years slinging grease everywhere). The 78 will also need some minor exhaust work (welding) and either the EGR valve needs to be replaced or the accelaration pump in the carburetor has a problem... it won’t get boring in the dead car season… I had hoped that I wouldn’t have to spend any…

The two "patients" in the shop

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WEBSITE RELAUNCH

Every 3-4 years I am working on a relaunch of my website which is always a LOT of work unfortunately. Some pages might not work perfectly at the moment yet - so please be patient.
If you find errors please let me know and I will fix it asap. I wont update all my old articles to the new design as it would be too much work, but they will still be available.

I did the first version of my website around 1997, so it is around for a very long time now… I have lost track what version the new website will be. Maybe 8.0?
You can find some old screenshots of my websites here.

This is how it all started. Built in Netscape 4.9 IIRC

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PHOTOSHOOTING WITH MARILYN

My wife and I were asked to photograph a very special Cadillac in Graz/Austria. Its a super nice 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Seville which is linked to Marilyn Monroe. My friend Christian is the owner of this beautiful car, and as he got a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz just recently, he wants to sell the Seville as he cant keep them both. If you are interested in owning a great 1959 Eldorado Seville just contact me

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CADILLAC BIG MEET 2018

The Cadillac BIG Meet is Europes biggest Cadillac Meeting. Its held every second year and it draws visitors from all over the world into the old Austrian city of "Kremsmünster".

I am part of the organisation team consisting of a few good friends who all got the Cadillac bug.
The theme this year was the "1967 - 1970 Eldorados" which we featured in a special exhibition at the venue. So it was clear that I would ….

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The special exhibition for 2018 was about the 1967 - 1970 Eldorados.

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PHOTOSHOOTING WITH THE 1967 ELDORADO

My wife and I did a quick photoshooting with the 1967 Eldorado since it was finished a while ago.
I think they came out great. I especially like the night shots.

You can see all the results in the image gallery for the 67 Eldorado
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THE 2018 CADILLAC BIG MEET IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

The Cadillac BIG Meet is Europe´s biggest and best Cadillac Meeting. Its held every second year in a small town in Austria. More than 100 Cadillacs are always attending, among them some very high quality and super rare Cadillacs. ALL Cadillacs are welcome and you do not have to be in any club. If you have never heard about the meeting you can find A LOT of info, pictures and videos on the Cadillac BIG Meet website. My wife and I are part of the organisation team. We just finished the new TV-spot for this years event which you can see below. My 1967 Eldorado is playing a big role in this video ;-) as this years special exhibition features the 1967-1970 Eldorados.

The 2018 Cadillac BIG Meet spot

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My wife and my son Elliot during filming

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