The radiator was modified and now looked different than the prior year. Otherwise the oil pan looks identical and the engine is sure related as there are too many similarities. It was delivered new to a New York customer, who would carefully maintain it for three decades. . Both the 314 and 314A were offered in a variety of bodystyles. When General Motors introduced fast-drying Dupont 'Duco' lacquer finishes in 1924, it opened the door to the automotive 'color revolution.
Cadillac's sales literature used the catch phrase, 'Fifty body styles and types - Five hundred colors and upholstery combinations. Prior to this, the engineering was that of Henry Leland. There were a total of 27,771 examples of the Cadillac produced during the 1926 calendar year. It is particularly special to its present owner because his grandfather was its first owner, and it has remained in his family ever since. Do not rely on the Vehicle Compatibility Listings as many vehicles have different parts and options. Other distinguishing features were the 10-inch drum headlights, roof bead molding which aided in keeping rain from entering the vehicle, exterior rubber-finished door handles, extra lighting such as panel lights and automatic dome light, running board mats, and a Motometer on the top of the radiator grille. We are one of the internet's largest auto parts locator services.
Parking next to other vehicles only elevated their social status even further. Open cars had vent wings. This is a 1926 Cadillac chassis ready for restoration. The dealer replaces defective parts at no cost to the car owner. We are continually adding to our offerings, but the following is a general list of our products, all subject to availability.
With fifty body-styles offered, it was nearly guaranteed that each vehicle was unique in their own respects. Note evidence of what must have been a plate type clutch assembly? This engine is very similar to one used in the 1925 Cunningham but the only Cunningham engine photos I have seen are just different enough to rule out that identification. A painstaking restoration was begun in the late 1980s. We have drawings and dimensions in most of our listing to prevent purchasing the wrong part. Automakers issue recalls to fix defects, or sometimes just to check for defects. This association also suggested that the name of the new car should in some way reflect its relationship to Cadillac.
Best of all, our convenient locator service is totally free, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Automakers issue recalls to fix defects, or sometimes just to check for defects. This is evident by looking at the vertical teeth on the pressure plate. These new vehicles could be distinguished from past models by their nickel-plated radiator shell. One of the articles indicated that the vertical starter did start in '26 so that could fit. This site is ©2005 by James W.
The additional room gave the passengers more interior room. An even more serious problem had to do with the competition. Its odometer reads just 33,000 miles since new. If you are viewing this listing on a mobile device please read and understand all of our terms and conditions in the description before you make your purchases. The custom line also had a rear bumper and a double front bumper to help to protect the vehicle.
It's the easy way to comparison shop from the comfort of your home. It happened that in May of that year, Lawrence P. My block has a very similar boss but it is located in front of the water pipe. Thanks to the wonderful write up on the PreWar Cars website this engine has been identified as belonging to a 1926 Cadillac 314 cu. The styling was courtesy of Earnest Seaholm and Harley Earle. Machined and finished parts are prepared for plating. Click photos to enlarge I have had this engine block in the barn for over 25 years.
The 314 Series was also known as 'The New Ninety-degree Cadillac's' due to their 90-degree mounted engine. I welcome all suggestions for identifying this engine and the vehicle it powered. Feel free to call us anytime 8am to 8pm Pacific Time 7 days a week. There were a few changes, mostly aesthetic, such as a new fender design with a convenient compartment for the battery and tools. The front of the crankshaft does not extend through the timing cover and there was no belt pulley attached.
If you receive notice of a recall, contact your local dealer. This is identical to my engine! If you think your car has a safety defect but it hasn't been recalled, save your receipt and other documents if you get it repaired. Want more information on cars? On the next page, learn about the 1927 LaSalle's engine. If you wish to use a photo, please send me an e-mail stating which photo you would like to use, along with a brief description of the photo's intended use. Convertible Coupe Chassis : Cadillac has a long history and for many years been the top-of-the-line vehicle for General Motors. The front of the crankshaft is formed into a large splined gear that fits a heavy timing chain to run around the camshaft and an idler gear. The custom line vehicles were elegant and well appointed, evident by their interior hardwood decorative panels, detachable vanity and smoker cases, silk cord handles, special seat fabric with springs for comfort, and electric gasoline gauge.