T he clock on my 58 stopped working a couple of years ago. The design is such that it allows the points to close, completing the circuit before the spring winding runs down. The Coupe de Ville and Fleetwood coupe retained the previous year's interior, wheelbase, and doors—all cleverly hidden between the new front and rear styling. This clock has been cleaned, lubricated and reconditioned. However, in some cases, reliability and component failure led to customer complaints.
By far the most common failure on these clocks is a burned wire at the outer wrap of the solenoid. Changes for 1982 were kept to a minimum, including a new thin vertical bar grille design which was used through 1986 with the same grille surround from the past two years, and a new standard wheel cover design. Hook up the 12 volt power source to the clock and see if it is working if it is let it run for awhile to make sure that it stays running. This clock is excellent cosmetically and ran strongly upon bench testing. Perimeter frame construction allowed repositioning the engine six inches forward in the frame, thus lowering the transmission hump and increasing interior room.
A wide hood with full-length windsplints, a prominent center crease and hidden windshield wipers was seen. I will, however, be glad to swap out an item if it does not work or if I have made an error, and I have a replacement item in stock. Then it stopped working again. The previously optional Cabriolet roof became standard equipment this year, and appeared on 3,606 cars. It was luxuriously trimmed, with leather upholstery and chrome 'bows' in the headliner to simulate the ribs of a convertible top. You can rewind the entire coil, but it is seldom necessary, as the part that burns is almost always the last turn of the winding where it goes away from the body of the winding to a soldered tab on the mount.
Disconnect light and power connector being careful not to touch inside of power connector to metal. Tailfins were canted slightly downward, and sharp, distinct body lines replaced the rounded look. New standard features included map light, Soft-Ray , spare tire cover, washer fluid level indicator, and steel belted radial whitewall tires. It was also cleaned and lubricated and the clock worked, but it made a very loud noise when the coil rewound the spring of the clock. Looks like I will need a new 1967 clock and replace it with a Borg unit :- The clock in the 66 is now working perfectly again.
If there is a closed circuit continuity , you know that the points are good, they are closed, and that the wiring on the solenoid is intact. This is a critical part of the circuit back to the plug. The revised backlight treatment had crisp angular lines with thin pillars on some models and heavier semi-blind quarter roof posts on others. Along with the , and the Holiday, it was among the first pillarless coupes ever produced. Cadillac had not offered an engine with fewer than 8 cylinders since 1914. New standard DeVille features included non-glare , electric clock, Automatic Climate Controls, padded dashboard, Hazard Warning system, outboard seatbelt retractors and rear cigarette lighters in all styles.
The 2000 DeVille was one of the first American production cars to offer tail lamps in automobiles, a feature now becoming increasingly commonplace on luxury and family cars. The went into production with a six-cylinder engine so as to be considered a larger front-wheel-drive alternative to the that appeared in 1986, with a front-wheel-drive platform and a V6 engine. The clocks are run through a set of contact points wired in series with the solenoid coil. The 210 hp 500 V8 replaced the 472 as the standard engine. The 1967 DeVilles were extensively restyled.
The optional Cabriolet roof standard on Fleetwood appeared on 3,988 Coupe de Villes, while the available Phaeton roof was found on an additional 4,453 cars. I did it by taking out the glove box and attacking it from the back. Standard equipment included power brakes, power steering, automatic transmission, dual backup lights, windshield washer, dual speed wipers, wheel discs, plain fender skirts, outside rearview mirror, vanity mirror, oil filter, power windows and 2-way power seats. This clock has been reconditioned, cleaned, and lubricated. The clock in the 66 did not work at all. A storage area behind the seats was used for golf-clubs or small articles of value, out of view.
Minor changes included new body-color side moldings and a revised exhaust system with a revamped catalytic converter. Newly designed piston and oil rings and a new engine mounting system and patented quiet exhaust were used. A cast-metal part with a ratcheting pawl has a long extension spring wrapped around it that is pulling it in one direction. My problem is that the minute hand shaft seems to be binding and is very hard to turn. Also the contact of the coil was a little worn and this was fixed. Our dash clocks were supplied by Borg and WestClox.