los 49ers

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About los 49ers

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  • Birthday 09/15/1971

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  • Car Model and Year
    1980 Coupe Deville
  • Engine
    368ci OHV V8

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  1. I'm in Washington too, north in the small town of Custer. Are you nearby?
  2. Does anyone know anything about spark plug decoders? Or the ESM... little black box wired to the distributor? Apparently California manufactured caddy's were the only ones with this! My caddy won't start and when I unplug this box, the car will start but idles high and stays there! Is there a way to remove or bypass this ECM/ESM? Please help!
  3. What's up Caddy family... Just bought me a 1980 Coupe Deville with the 368 V8 6.0. Check her out!

  4. 1980 Coupe De Ville

  5. Alright, here's where I'm at... Car fired up great but it wouldn't stay on. Used starting fluid first, didn't start, and after waiting a few minutes, I dropped a jigger of gas in the carb. Would fire up strong but as soon as I released the key, it would shut off. My neighbor thinks its the ignition switch because it was running while I held the key forward, start position, and would die as soon as I released it. So what do you guys think about this? Your assistance/advise is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Caddymac
  6. Yes, it's a mechanical pump. I'm afraid of firing it up and causing internal damage if that's possible??? But I did have to kinda push the pump upward and hold it there while starting the top bolt. I'll start it today and see what happens. Thanks for your help.
  7. Good evening all... Keep question for you experts. I just bought a 1980 Cadillac De ville that was sitting 2 1/2 years. Owner said it ran fine before storing it in his fathers shop. He replaced the starter, battery, rotor cap and ignition coil. I just dropped the tank to remove about 1/4 of bad gas. I replace the fuel filter, spark plugs and wires, and the fuel pump. That being said, The fuel pump... I unbolted, removed it replaced the gasket and installed the new pump. Now I've read where there's a rod or plunger that has to be aligned with the pump and if not...mechanical failure! Before replacing pump, I used a screw drive to feel around for such rod/plunger but didn't feel anything so I bolted it on. I want to know if this is okay before I try to fire her up. It has the 368 6.0 V8 engine Thanks