Last Call: Oh You Cad! Edition

Caddy
That amazing machine above is a ’27 T roadster that’s powered by a ’34 Cadillac 346 V8, and is said to have been built just after the war. The cool headers make it look like Shemp from the Three Stooges, as well as like nothing else out there.
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Image: Bullington Speed and Custom
 

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  1. Frank T. Cat Avatar
    Frank T. Cat

    What was I doing tonight, fellow Hoons? Hint: it involved breaking a borrowed chrome E16 socket that couldn’t take a measly 44ft.lbs. + 90º, and subsequently taking a 40 minute trip to Sears to buy a new E-Torx set.
    I did get a nice Kobalt gearless ratchet for $10 today, though.

  2. Brad Tonkatruck Avatar
    Brad Tonkatruck

    Umm, how do those heads work? Off to google.

    1. Batshitbox Avatar
      Batshitbox

      Flatheads, I think. The intake and exhaust valves will be next to each other and in the block.

  3. Lokki Avatar
    Lokki

    A trip to Sears to buy an E-Torx ? Sigh, I guess I’m getting too old.
    Well, sonny, when I was a pup, I remember my Dad taking a Craftsman box-end wrench, heating it read-hot with a torch, and then bending it to 90 degrees so as to fix something on the engine of our 2-stroke SAAB. When he was done, he heated the wrench again, and when he hit it to bend it back the wrench cracked. Even at that age I wasn’t real surprised.
    What DID surprise me though, was that we promptly got into the car ( as soon as it would start anyhow), drove to Sears, and my Dad, saying nothing, laid that wrench on the counter at Sears, bent, cracked and with the torch marks showing. The next surprise was when the Clerk, saying nothing, took the wrench and went and got a new one to replace it…. And then apologized. “It’s pretty rare we see one break” he said.
    And now you go to Sears and buy an E-Torx.

    1. Frank T. Cat Avatar
      Frank T. Cat

      bahahaha, all of my hand tools are Craftsman stuff I inherited from my grandfather. I use a 3/8″ flex-head Craftsman that’s old enough to have an oiling port every day. Unfortunately E-Torx didn’t exist when when my grandpa bought all of his tools way back when, and SAAB seemed to think normal head bolts weren’t good enough by the time my 9-5 was built.
      Too bad they designed them so they like to back themselves out every 50k miles or so.

    2. JayP Avatar
      JayP

      I still buy Craftsman tools but I check for the Made in the USA even though the Made in Taiwan stuff gets the same return policy. Those seem to be the cheaper 50-100-150 piece kits in the red cases. Be wary.

      1. CSM Avatar
        CSM

        Pretty darn tough to find US made anything….except environmental regulations, we make lots of those.

    3. mdharrell Avatar

      “…so as to fix something on the engine of our 2-stroke SAAB.”
      Was it the lower bolt for the starter? I hate R&R for that one.

    4. CSM Avatar
      CSM

      We just used Vise-Grips at my house.

  4. CSM Avatar
    CSM

    This Cadillac design is so much better than Ford’s –the Ford routes hot exhaust around the cylinders…encouraging overheating upon simple consideration of ascending a hill at speed.
    -I have often wondered how much additional manufacturing cost Henry would have incurred had he adopted the top exit exhaust.