1980 Caddy project - now with vroooms

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Re: 1980 Caddy project - now with vroooms

Postby Mikewire on Mar Tue 12, 2013 9:42 am

No O2, just CIS-Basic

This weekend would be great if you can make it out. I noticed is that the oil thinned out in about 15-20 miles, so it's really spitting fuel...I hate to drive it too far. In fact, I'm going to need to change the oil before we work on it.

I have your computer stuff ready to go too, so I can get that back to you.

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Re: 1980 Caddy project - now with vroooms

Postby 76scirocco on Mar Wed 13, 2013 11:48 am

My wife is going to Bozeman this weekend. She will be back Sunday, so I will give you a call when she gets home to watch the kids.
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Re: 1980 Caddy project - now with vroooms

Postby Mikewire on Mar Wed 13, 2013 1:49 pm

Sounds good to me, thanks.

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Re: 1980 Caddy project - now with vroooms

Postby Mikewire on Sep Tue 24, 2013 4:01 pm

Going to get going on this again. Didn't lose interest, but just got too busy over the summer.

I found and swapped the original (rebuilt) CIS-Basic fuel distributor back on and it runs, but needs some tuning. Randy, I need some CIS testing help :unibrow:

I also have a rear bumper/hitch to piece together and bolt on. And sadly, the headliner glue gave up over the summer and is now sagging :angry: :crybaby: My nice new headliner is now pooched due to shitty contact cement.

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Postby 76scirocco on Sep Thu 26, 2013 10:18 am

I will have to swing out your way one of these days so we can check it out
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Postby Jd3 on Sep Thu 26, 2013 9:34 pm

It should speak for itself
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Re: 1980 Caddy project - now with vroooms

Postby SweaterVest on Sep Fri 27, 2013 4:20 pm

That's a pretty neat video!
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Re: 1980 Caddy project - now with vroooms

Postby Manwithouthat on Oct Thu 10, 2013 12:36 am

Mike... you should just give up on the old.
I want to see someone rip the insides from a caddy and put in the V6 Diesel engine with 4motion...
Then you can pull your bus on a trailer.
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Re: 1980 Caddy project - now with vroooms

Postby Mikewire on Oct Thu 10, 2013 9:43 am

You youngin's and you're "new" ideas :laughing: Respect your elders, son!! :unibrow: I do like the idea very much but it's beyond my current skill set. I have a VR6 ready for a rebuild, but that will probably not make it into this truck.

CIS is fine, just needs a tweak. I swapped the other fuel dizzy back on and it runs fine, but probably still needs leaned out. Hard to tell without a pressure tool and an exhaust sniffer.

As much as I love this little truck, it's not getting the proper respect from me right now. I've done a ton of things to get it roadworthy and it's been a blast working and driving it. With two kids plus gear to haul, it's not practical right now. Plus, I can't bear the thought of it sitting over the winter, so it's currently looking at a new possible home.

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Re: 1980 Caddy project - now with vroooms

Postby benno3231 on Oct Thu 10, 2013 10:57 am

Its never going to be practical! My truck isn't practical for me now and I'm just a college student with more than one friend to haul around. The truck is just cool, that's it. People see you driving it and smile. Its a cool way to drive to work and home. And if you got a friend in billings who can help you install digi II you'll be a very happy camper. No more cis to mess around with! Don't stop believing!
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