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Re: [Cadillac_Performance_Association] Digest Number 118

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  • hottrod the man behind the wheel
    Sal, Check out http://hemmings.com and dream away. Also for a pic you can type in the year and make of the car on Google search engine and that should
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      Sal,

      Check out http://hemmings.com and dream away. Also
      for a pic you can type in the year and make of the car
      on Google search engine and that should provide you
      with a picture on one or more of the listings.

      hottrod
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      > Topics in this digest:
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      > 1. Re: Digest Number 117
      > From: hottrod the man behind the wheel
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      > 2. Introduction
      > From: "Sal Collaziano
      > <collaziano@...>" <collaziano@...>
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      > Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 10:05:35 -0800 (PST)
      > From: hottrod the man behind the wheel
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      > Subject: Re: Digest Number 117
      >
      > Just an opinion based on a lot of years of
      > experience working on other people's vehicles and my
      > own - -1) more sensors are required for EFI systems
      > and other associated electronic stuff that just
      > loves
      > to fail at the worst possible time; 2) unless
      > everything is brand new sensors tend to go out of
      > calibration, even under normal use, let alone rough
      > 4x4 use, which results in no better fuel mileage,
      > and
      > sometimes worse, than what a carbureted engine will
      > give you; 3) The cost of keeping everything in "like
      > new" condition with electronic systems is even more
      > expensive than that of a carbureted engine when
      > figuring money spent on gasoline versus repairs to
      > the
      > elctronics
      >
      > I just do not like electronic systems because they
      > have been nothing but problems in the past. And the
      > cost to fix them has been very high, compared to the
      > old points and condenser systems such as when the
      > 500
      > Caddy came out, in 1970.
      >
      > I plan to drop a 1970 Caddy engine in one of my
      > 1959
      > Cadillacs, which I bought without an engine many
      > years
      > ago. Both the 472 and 500 of that year had
      > high-compression and result in that much more power.
      > Since it is a car I am going to keep, I am not
      > concerned with going back to the original 390 cid.
      >
      > I would just add an extra fuel tank or two if you
      > won't be near a gas station. One example of getting
      > decent mileage with, in my case, a 425 cu in Olds
      > engine is 17.5 mpg on the highway. Changed to .008
      > bigger jets for a little better low end response and
      > the highway mileage went down to 14. This was in a
      > 5000 pound car. But anytime you call for power, such
      > as in a 4x4 off road application, you're not going
      > to
      > get good mileage with basically anything. Off road
      > conditions being what they are, miles per gallon
      > doesn't mean anything, rather one should switch to
      > the
      > "gallons per hour" of figuring fuel consumption.
      >
      > I don't know, maybe some of you have had great
      > luck
      > with EFI and computers and the related electronic
      > systems which vary greatly, but I have seen people
      > have nothing but grief with them and major expense.
      > Just somethin' for ya to consider.......
      >
      > hottrod
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      > > There is 1 message in this issue.
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      > > Topics in this digest:
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      > > 1. Re: Was: A ? For The Ole Timers....
      >
      > > Now: EFI
      > > From: "j6gunz <j6gunz@...>"
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      > > Date: Wed, 01 Jan 2003 18:25:24 -0000
      > > From: "j6gunz <j6gunz@...>"
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      > > Subject: Re: Was: A ? For The Ole Timers....
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      > > Now: EFI
      > >
      > >
      > > > The best way to do what you are considering is
      > to
      > > buy
      > > > a complete car (cadi) and remove everything you
      > > need
      > > > for the swap.
      > >
      > > Already have EFI donor
      > >
      > > > I'm still trying to figure out how "economy"
      > > figures
      > > > in any equation involving 500 cubic inches.
      > >
      > > I know the word "economy" seems funny when talking
      > > about these
      > > engines. I should probably say "efficiancy"
      > instead.
      > > In my 4X4
      > > application I wont have a gas station nearby all
      > the
      > > time. This is
      > > also one of the reasons I would like to pursue the
      > > EFI option.
      > >
      > > I called Al a while back, but must have caught him
      > > at a busy time. He
      > > didn't seem to want to discuss my project at the
      > > time. I'm not ready
      > > to buy parts yet. When I am. I'll try him again.
      > >
      > > Thank you
      > > John
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      > Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 13:22:35 -0000
      > From: "Sal Collaziano <collaziano@...>"
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      > Subject: Introduction
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      > Hi all. I thought I'd take a moment to introduce
      > myself. My name is
      > Sal Collaziano - I own cadillacforums.com.. I sold
      > my '95 Eldorado in
      > 2002 but will be looking for an '01 STS this
      > Summer..
      >
      > My first Cadillac was a 1979 Eldorado - it had the
      > squared-out
      > looking grill - which I hated at first but then grew
      > to love - with
      > the 368 v8.. I loved that car.. I bought it in 1993
      > and felt great
      > driving it. Very luxurious. The leather pillow-top
      > seats - I don't
      > know why they stopped making them.. Full power..
      > Really an amazing
      >
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