View Full Version : "The Congo Cruisers" 1993 Cadillac DeVille and 91' Cadillac Allante.


Mr. Sting Ray
03-10-2008, 09:23 PM
Good news, I bought my old 93 DeVille back from the guy I sold it to in October yesterday, since he couldn't afford to put gas in it. I've been lazy all day until now to put this up.

My engine.

http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/551/1001889tj9.th.jpg (http://img71.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1001889tj9.jpg)

Type 90-degree overhead valve V-8
Block Aluminum block
Cylinders cast iron cylinder liners
Head cast iron cylinder heads
Displacement 300 cu. in. (4.9 liters)
Bore & Stroke 3.62 x 3.62 in.
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Bhp 200@4100 rpm
Torque 275 lb.-ft.3000 rpm
Lifters Roller hydraulic valve lifters
Injection Sequential port fuel injection

Tail lights at night.

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/2917/1001891ji2.th.jpg (http://img518.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1001891ji2.jpg)

My car with a current DeVille.

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Other random photos.

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Otherwise, the time I had driving before I sold it earlier this year, it's been a great automobile. And I now have it back in my possesion which to me is like seeing an old friend again. Mods include 4 15" MTX jackhammer subs, with 4 1,000 watt Alpine amps, Pioneer head unit, and Cherrybomb dual exhaust.

Imprezzive
03-10-2008, 09:35 PM
Both Caddilacs are very nice :)

Why did you get it back? Too painful to part with it? New owner didn't want it?

Mr. Sting Ray
03-10-2008, 09:38 PM
Yeah, it's my favorite out of the 3 Caddies I have. And I missed it so. I mean I like the 91 Allante I have and are restoring and the 81 Eldorado I just bought, but I've had so much backseat fun in the DeVille, if you know what I mean. And I wanted my 4 door again.

RedTwentyFour
03-11-2008, 06:29 AM
finally a cadillac fellow rocks it in here :)
you know i love that car, man. thanks for showing off, best thread for today!

imho you should change your sig and use this pic for it: http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1001933ui1.jpg or any other pic with the logo in the center.

- Rick.

Civic_Undercover
03-11-2008, 10:18 PM
lol, the guy couldn't pay for the gas? What was he doing, going on roadtrips? Anyways, as soon as I read "Dual Cherrybom Exhaust" I knew this one's a winner :D
Is it really loud from the outside, yet extremely quiet inside? If so, you got some good sound deadening cuz cherrybombs are really loud exhausts....

Sage
03-11-2008, 10:59 PM
very nice caddy, it looks great next to the new one :)

Mr. Sting Ray
03-14-2008, 09:38 AM
Got something coming soon. 1973 Coupe DeVille.

Civic_Undercover
03-18-2008, 09:40 PM
Where on earth do you find such old cars, yet in such good shape?! It baffles me...
A 73' Coupe DeVille would be an awesome counterpart to the sedan, showing both the old and new designs :D good luck with her.

FEAR
03-19-2008, 06:00 PM
Damn, how many more Caddies do you plan on getting? :P

Mr. Sting Ray
04-06-2008, 09:59 AM
Where on earth do you find such old cars, yet in such good shape?! It baffles me...
A 73' Coupe DeVille would be an awesome counterpart to the sedan, showing both the old and new designs :D good luck with her.

Autotrader, Craigslist, and newspaper classifieds.

Damn, how many more Caddies do you plan on getting? :P

There's no such thing as too many Caddies.

Mr. Sting Ray
04-14-2008, 06:50 PM
Well, just had the repaint done on the Allante, now all I need to do, is the interior which is torn up.

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And this is what it looked like when I first bought it from the scrapyard. I've spent a lot just to fix this cruiser.

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Civic_Undercover
04-14-2008, 07:50 PM
Allante... a rare find, glad you knew to fix her up! When you got it at the scrapyard, would it run and drive? The front end looked pretty banged up.....
It looks so beaufiful now :)

Mr. Sting Ray
04-15-2008, 08:50 AM
Nah, the engine block was cracked, the air bag was deployed and the front a arm was broke among things. Btw, I have changed my mind about the 73, I'd rather have a 1970 Eldorado with the 500 Cube 8.2 litre V8. I was reading that year has 400 HP at 4400 rpms and a beefy 550 ft lbs of tq at 3000 rpms stock. Single digit gas mileage baby!

Killua
04-15-2008, 05:23 PM
That Allante is so beautiful! You did a great work fixing it.

Civic_Undercover
04-16-2008, 09:55 PM
Holy cow... 550 ft lbs of torque! That's crazy....
Eldorados are hard to find, and they were the highest on the list of caddilacs one could buy. Plus affter 71' they really started detuning the motors which sucks majorly. 1970 was THE year for high powered motors, so go with the 70' eldo :)

GTR
04-17-2008, 12:05 AM
Are you in heaven or what? :)

The newer Eldorados are win too see if you can get your hands on one. I saw one on craigslist for 3K with like 150K miles on it. it had a V8 and black paint. it was in pretty good shape.

Mr. Sting Ray
04-17-2008, 07:22 AM
Old Car Trader too. The Eldorados that are becoming increasingly harder to find and more exspensive are the pre 1967 RWD Eldos. So rest assured I'll find what I usually look for.

Are you in heaven or what?

The newer Eldorados are win too see if you can get your hands on one. I saw one on craigslist for 3K with like 150K miles on it. it had a V8 and black paint. it was in pretty good shape.

The newer ones are nice, but I just don't like working on the Northstar V8, it's a pain in the *** because it's exspensive to fix, and it's prone to leaking oil out the ***. I've already found three eldos from 1970 for 10 grand or less.

Mr. Sting Ray
04-17-2008, 11:34 PM
Thought I put this really old video up.

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RedTwentyFour
04-18-2008, 02:15 PM
i want its babies!...or actually its grandmother.

- Rick.

Mr. Sting Ray
04-21-2008, 10:16 PM
i want its babies!...or actually its grandmother.

- Rick.

LOL, not quite sure how we can bring that about.

Mr. Sting Ray
04-24-2008, 07:43 PM
Got rid of the old torn up tan leather interior and headliner for the takeoff top. I have have it outfitted in black which I think fits the Allante better now.

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Civic_Undercover
04-24-2008, 10:57 PM
Beautiful, you did a gr8 job with the interior replacement, it's much better now :D

Mr. Sting Ray
04-27-2008, 07:04 PM
Beautiful, you did a gr8 job with the interior replacement, it's much better now :D

You should have seen it before. It looked like a grizzly bear got in a fight with a polar bear inside it.

Civic_Undercover
04-27-2008, 08:15 PM
Wow... it was THAT bad? Even better you fixed it then! I take it the previous owner didn't treat it as nicely as you do, or maybe it was just old lol.

Mr. Sting Ray
04-28-2008, 07:34 AM
Well, it was in a junkyard.

Mr. Sting Ray
05-02-2008, 10:44 AM
I want a 2nd opinion fellas. Do you guys think a woodgrain kit like this would look good in my Allante?

http://documents.clubexpress.com/clubs/434240/graphics/Steering%20Wheel.jpg

Killua
05-02-2008, 06:25 PM
The dashboard looks pretty nice with the black it has now. IMO if the wood was darker, it would be much better.

hondaman
05-03-2008, 01:28 AM
I agree that a little darker wood tone would look better.

Nice Allante though, I've always had a thing for them. :cool:
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Jesusv
05-10-2008, 06:08 PM
Very nice cars man, you should let me borrow one. :P

Mr. Sting Ray
05-28-2008, 08:05 PM
I got some really bad news folks. The engine on the Allante caught fire. The coolant line had ruptured somehow. Don't ask, I still don't really know how it happened. But the engine started smoking in traffic this morning, and when I opened the hood, a blaze had just started. Fire and rescue guys showed up pretty quickly though, so I was able to have the car saved but with considerable damage. Sucks.

Killua
05-29-2008, 12:33 PM
Dammit, first was that crash with the DeVille and now the Allante caught fire? Crap...
How much of the car was damaged? I guess it only was the engine bay.

Mr. Sting Ray
05-30-2008, 07:41 PM
Well, considering the firewall did it's job, the fire was contained to just the engine bay.

Civic_Undercover
06-04-2008, 09:08 PM
When did you have the Allante last inspected? If it was recent and no signs showed up, it was just fate/bad luck/weird mechanical error. But, it's good the fire didn't spread throughout the car. You should still have a rolling chassis, which is good as you might be able to get a replacement engine or maybe fit an LT-1 inside :D

Mr. Sting Ray
06-06-2008, 03:04 PM
It's FWD, so no LT-1 here. But...I'm thinking about cramming a 4.9 L in it. It originally had a beefed up 4.5 L in it. Another option is to upgrade it to 1993 Allante engine status. 32 Valve Northstar.

Mr. Sting Ray
06-07-2008, 04:20 PM
Anybody ever heard a Caddy make this kinda sound?

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Driv3r
06-08-2008, 01:20 AM
Yup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2lM5SdMVlc

That would be a 572. Much better :)

Sage
06-08-2008, 01:29 AM
damn, thats a nice sounding Caddy!

Mr. Sting Ray
06-08-2008, 04:59 AM
Yup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2lM5SdMVlc

That would be a 572. Much better :)


Now, that's not even the original motor.

Mr. Sting Ray
06-13-2008, 08:35 PM
Got bored this afternoon, so...

(you'll have to excuse my shitty video skills)

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Plush interior eh...
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Gonna have some really neat stuff coming up soon.

Mr. Sting Ray
06-21-2008, 07:28 PM
New good pics

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RedTwentyFour
06-22-2008, 04:01 AM
i still see no reason why you dont give it to me :/

- Rick.

Mr. Sting Ray
07-07-2008, 01:38 PM
Found some old photos of the 95 Chevy Caprice I had til it was totaled.

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Video of WOT
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Another old photo of the Caddy.
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RedTwentyFour
07-07-2008, 04:44 PM
i enjoy that mustang.

Reptillian
07-07-2008, 05:21 PM
I'm sorry about your impala, it was a good car. :( Anyways, I like the mustang. ;)

Mr. Sting Ray
09-03-2008, 10:14 PM
Boobs on a Caddy, lol.

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/1646/1001919px9to2.jpg

Civic_Undercover
09-03-2008, 11:13 PM
Well, she has good reason to like that car, it's got the goods of all 3 worlds "Luxurious, Comfortable, and Fast." And as you said "It has a big back seat for the junk in the trunk, if you know what I mean" or something like that, you told me :P

Mr. Sting Ray
09-17-2008, 09:43 PM
These are about to get put on soon. 2001 17" DeVille DTS Package rims that are $700 a piece, rare and not made anymore. Also the Vogue tires were $1,200

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/6158/dtsye7.th.jpg (http://img134.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dtsye7.jpg)

Also, these badass valvestem covers.

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/8219/bulletsml5.th.jpg (http://img517.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bulletsml5.jpg)

t3ku
09-17-2008, 10:18 PM
Nice rims der ;l

Mr. Sting Ray
10-26-2008, 12:04 PM
Found this on YouTube when I was bored. Old episode is old.

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MuscleCarFreak
10-26-2008, 12:37 PM
Also, these badass valvestem covers.

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/8219/bulletsml5.th.jpg (http://img517.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bulletsml5.jpg)
Dude, if you get those valvestems, be extra careful....
I have them on my Baja, and two out of the four have corroded inside, and now wont come off... I'm turning the whole valvestem when I try to remove them... have to get some PB Blast or something to help remove them.

Bl0cks
10-26-2008, 01:53 PM
Nice video you found there.

Mr. Sting Ray
01-03-2009, 08:24 PM
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Mr. Sting Ray
01-06-2009, 02:55 PM
More to see.

DodgeBoy
01-06-2009, 03:07 PM
Not bad. I think rolled tips would've looked better though.

Mr. Sting Ray
01-06-2009, 03:16 PM
Eh, I did it myself. So I kinda like the simple look of it.

Dr.DooM
01-06-2009, 03:57 PM
I loll'd at that video where he said
"european style handleing" out of all the cadilacs ive driven the CTS was the only one to be any where near lol
Your cars look nice tho matey, i like the sound of the DeVille its nice = )

Mr. Sting Ray
02-14-2009, 09:52 PM
New Vid.

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hondaman
02-15-2009, 01:54 AM
Cool video, that exhaust sounds nice on there.

Reminds me, I haven't done a proper driveby video for my car yet...I'll have to do that within the next few days.
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Bl0cks
02-15-2009, 02:24 AM
Mmm sounds good.

Mr. Sting Ray
02-15-2009, 05:28 PM
Oh yeah, it does sound good.

OptikNERV
02-15-2009, 09:07 PM
Oh yeah, it does sound good.

Indeed. Sounds nice and deep. Did you ghetto weld that exhaust yourself?

Mr. Sting Ray
02-18-2009, 01:26 PM
Ghetto weld my ***. I did it with a Lincoln MIG welder.

Tubaman
02-18-2009, 03:19 PM
Sounds nice but there is one thing i don't get. Why is your name "Mr. Sting Ray"?

Mr. Sting Ray
03-06-2009, 04:13 PM
DeVille is now permanently sold. Got something in the works with the proceeds from this car's sale.