1982 Cadillac DeVille Coupe 4.1L from North America
Potential to be a nice cruiser
I bought it as a basket case as is...
The engine has a miss in one cylinder and a clicking sound.
I need to check for a collapsed lifter or flat lobe on the camshaft.
I like big cruisers. This Caddy has real potential. I bought the car a few days ago. The car has a good body, but needs a paint job.
The interior is nice but needs a radio. Dash radio opening has been "modified" to accept a newer radio system. I haven't driven the car yet. I got it for $400 as is..
The engine has a miss in one cylinder and a clicking sound. I need to check for a collapsed lifter or flat lobe on the camshaft. Depending on the results of my engine teardown, I will either rebuild it or make it into a street rod. I have a choice of a Chev SB400 and turbo tranny or a 1983 Buick 455 engine and tranny. I prefer to keep it a economy cruiser, but if the engine work is too costly, then here comes a street rod project.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th January, 2010
2nd Jan 2010, 17:10
Great attitude! And yes it's a cool car. Keep in mind that if it 'craps out on you', it wouldn't cost much at all to have someone install a junkyard Oldsmobile 307 V-8, as was standard after the 4.1 liter.
(Actually I had a front wheel drive '86 with the 4.1 and never had any problems, so who knows).