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These '41 Cadillac photos look familiar. Were you on the CLC message forum? I frequent that daily just like here. Engine looks great. It also looks like you added power steering which is a big help just like on B Models.

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Yes, Same pics from there. Power steering and power brakes. Very pleasant to drive, except for the mileage.

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Nothing better than old Mack & Cadillacs. I see there is a post on the CLC forum about your dad's car.

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Making progress. Finally got the back of the engine done. Replaced the rear main seal and put a Speedy sleeve on the journal to cover a groove from the old seal. replaced the bell housing, swapped the flywheel from single to double disk. Then installed a new clutch I've had since about 2005. Dial indicated everything and run-outs were all well within tolerances, so no re-doweling the alignment pins on either the bell housing or flywheel, thankfully. Stripped some more components off the block and spent all day yesterday cleaning and prepping the block for paint

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Glad you saved it from the bone yard. Like Bob will say, have a ball with it.

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ahhhh an old 220 proud to see that gettin all spiffed up   like that tandem dolly to                       that engine calls for a backdrop manifold into dual 5 in straights and with a jake to boot what a tunnel shaker         :):thumb:   

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All I have is the original manifold. Love to find a back drop or a split manifold for it. If anyone has a lead on one or one they'd let go, I'd be willing to talk?

i seldom see them available.

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A friend of mine has a backdrop 220 manifold, but he's not selling. He's had that manifold for a while, and just got the engine to go with it. Building it for his Emeryville IH.

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Loved the old flathead caddys, The porcelain exhaust manifolds were one of a kind! My dad rebuilt a 48 wreck, I can still  remember rubbing out the black lacquer! I was about 14! He wanted to keep it, but my mother said it looked too much like a hearse😁

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On to the transmission. Rebuilt this in 2005, bearings,seals. Replaced the bell housing with a steel one, the original was cracked and was welded and cracked again, when I got it. Working on the clutch linkages now. All the pivot points are egged out from use. Welded them up yesterday and remachined the ends to tighten everything up. Just have to finish them and the top covers before paint.

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Looks Good lots of work in that bracket

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I hope you hogged some of that out on a bandsaw. Some would say it's just an old mount for an alternator But in the eyes of a craftsman it is a work of art. I ran a job shop for 20 years on the side and no one could afford that bracket at todays shop prices it would be a weldment. I say nice job.

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Matt- outstanding piece of work.  Agree on comments on welding up a bracket out of plate but this just adds to your trucks "wow" factor.

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