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Paul Oakley 1959 Cadillac Sedan Deville Restoration - Tasmania Australia Page Eleven

Editors note: This is the eleventh page on Paul's Journey of restoring his 1959 Cadillac Sedan Deville. If you missed any parts feel free to go back to page 1 of Paul's 1959 Cadillac restoration.

I need to apologize for the darkness in this set of photos. We blew a few lights and were too impatient to wait until daylight! We are pretty happy because we have the motor back from the rebuilders, work was completed by local company GORRINGES. No expense has been spared with the engine right down to the bare block being crack tested. The motor actually though a little tired measured up not too badly when given a compression test. We went for the major rebuild kit from KANTER which included all bearings, seals, gaskets, push rods and even new pistons an oil pump. We found a small abnormality in the water pump housing so we purchased a new unit.

Blair moving the 1959 Cadillac into place with the engine crane. Paul getting ready to drop the engine on to the 1959 Cadillac frame.

Same again, the bad light is not stopping us from moving ahead with the installation.

Paul lining up the engine with the motor mounts on his 1959 Cadillac sedan Deville. Lowering the motor on to the 1959 Cadillac frame.

With the motor sitting in place Blair is ripping into the plastic as though itís a birthday present! This is going to be one sweet drive train and we are looking to the day when we get to put a body back on top!

 blair ripping the plastic off the new Cadillac engine as he installs it in the car. Cadillac engine being lowered with a chain into place.

We are nearly ready to install the transmission and in this image I am installing the flex plate to the back of the block. Though he has grown a big heap, Blairís hands are still smaller and better for getting in to fit off the engine mount nuts on either side of the block.

 Paul lining up the drive train while working on the engine. Blair lining up the engine on the frame.
 

If you have missed any part of Paul's Cadillac Restoration I suggest going back to Page 1. Cadillac restoration page 2 - Cadillac restoration page 3 - Restoration page 4 - Restoration Page 5 - Restoration page 6 -  Cadillac Restoration page 7 Cadillac restoration page 8 Cadillac restoration 9 Cadillac restoration page 10

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