I happened to meet the funeral director from our neighboring town of Gunnison today. He saw my car and mentioned that he has a '67 Caddy hearse for sale.
I have seen this car. It is one of the few that has actually made me jump out of my seat when it drove by. It is a black superior 3 way in PERFECT condition, always garaged, still used in the profession.
He's asking $9500.00 but it's negotiable, and this car is probably worth it. If anyone's interested I can get you contact info.
...my silly husband forgot that I have to go to the doctor's office today and took the daily driver to work. So, my hearse will be sitting in the hospital parking lot for a while....
Bet they'll love that.
My friend Batty is buying my old 1972 Cadillac Superior Coach from a friend of ours....let's just say the Hearse is traveling our group of friends. She thought she could afford it but cannot. So I thought I'd tell you guys about it. I would buy it back but I can't afford it now with a new house and a car note. I just really want to see it go to a new home,not to just some stranger who won't take car of her. If you need any info on her,email me and I'll tell you what I know. Thanks!
The parts store gave me the wrong starter. It was technically correct for a 1974 Cadillac hearse, but for a later model. My 1974 Cadillac hearse has points, they converted to HEI half way through 1974.
What that means is the starter for a points ignition car needs 2 small terminals, one marked "S" for the ignition, and one marked "R" for the points distributor.
My previous adventures in starter wiring did not involve the "R" terminal, because I was converting to HEI.
There are 3 options:
1 Remove the starter & exchange it.
2 Convert to HEI.
3 Purchase a remote starter selonoid that has the "R" terminal.
Option 1 is the most logical, but would be a pain, since I spent most of this mornig struggling with the heavy unit over my head, dropping bolts on my forehead, and getting rust, dirt, and grime in my eyes.
Option 2 would offer a little better performance, and make future tune-ups easier.
Option 3 would be the easiest, and it only costs about 30 bucks. It was made to re-route the wires away from the hot exhaust, and keep the selonoid away from heat to prolong battery life. Hot starts are very hard on the system.
Whatever I do, it won't be done today.
Set aside a whole afternoon to wash and wax your hearse. Feel the burn as you spend 3+ hours scrubbing with soap then waxing and buffing. Add extra calorie burn by cleaning your vinyl, chrome trim, windows and wheels. Don't even THINK about taking a break because you have miles and miles of metal to wax. Wax On, Wax Off...til your arm falls off. This workout will kick your ass and leave you an exhausted, but fit individual.
Damn, I'm tired.