Cadillac Service Repair Manuals


1969 Cadillac

1969 Cadillac

Cadillac built a record 266,798 cars for calendar 1969, enough to grab ninth place in the industry rankings. For the model year, though, it was still 11th at a little over 223,000, up some 3000 units from '68.

Eldorado was much the same as before, except that headlights were no longer hidden behind flip-up grille panels. Standards were restyled fore and aft, the major change being a return to horizontal headlamps. Parking lights wrapped around the front fenders and flanked a taller grille, still prominently vee'd. A somewhat unpopular change was the elimination of front vent windows. Per Washington edict, no-cost equipment now included front headrests, energy-absorbing steering column, pushbutton seatbelt buckles, ignition-key warning buzzer, and anti-theft steering column/transmission lock. Prices ran from just above $5400 for a Calais to well over $10,000 for the 75 limousine.

Though hardly the innovator it had been in years past (the Eldorado notwithstanding), Cadillac made all the right moves during the Sixties. Offering its renowned combination of luxury, performance, and style, the company managed to defend its title as "Standard of the World" -- or at least of America. While its return to more conservative styling actually lagged behind the rest of the industry, it seems only proper that the company responsible for giving birth to the tailfin should also be the last to abandon it.

I. D. NUMBERS

SPECIFICATIONS

FLUID CAPACITIES

ENGINEV8 472cc (7.7L)
Crankcase4 or 5 qt
Crankcase with new filter5 or 6 qt
AutomaticTransmission after draining25 or 26 pt
Drive Axle5 or 4.5 pt
Fuel tank26 gal(US)
Cooling with heater21 qt
Cooling with A/C21 qt
Heavy duty Cooling25 qt

GASOLINE ENGINE TUNE-UP SPECS

Engine V.I.N CodeNA
Engine typeV8-472cc(7.7L)
Fuel delivery4 bbl
ManufacturerCadillac
Original Spark plug44N
Gap0.035 in.
Distributor Point dwell30°
Distributor Point gap0.016 in.
Ignition timing (BTDC)
Intake valve opens (BTDC)18°
Fuel pump pressure5¾ psi
Idle speed550 rpm

ALTERNATOR AND REGULATOR SPECS

Part #110069611006941100742 
Field current @ 12 V2.2 - 2.62.2 - 2.62.2 - 2.6 
Output42 amps55 amps63 amps130 amps
Regulator Field-Relay: Air Gap0.015 in.0.015 in.0.015 in.Transistor-Type
Regulator Field-Relay: Point Gap0.030 in.0.030 in.0.030 in.
Regulator Field-Relay: Volts to Close1.5 - 3.21.5 - 3.21.5 - 3.2
Regulator Air Gap0.060 in.0.060 in.0.060 in.
Regulator Point Gap0.014 in.0.014 in.0.014 in.
Regulator Volts @ 75°13.5 - 14.413.5 - 14.413.5 - 14.413.5 - 14.4

BATTERY AND STARTER SPECS

EngineV8-472cc (7.7L)
Battery Ampere Hour Capacity74
Battery Volts12
Battery Terminal GroundedNeg.
Starter, Lock Test, AmpsNot Recommended
Starter, Lock Test, Volts
Starter, Lock Test, Torque
Starter, No-Lead Test, Amps70 - 99
Starter, No-Lead Test, Volts9
Starter, No-Lead Test, RPM7800
Starter, Brush Spring Tension35 oz. min.

GENERAL ENGINE SPECS

Engine V.I.N Code 
Engine typeV8-472cc(7.7L)
ManufacturerCadillac
Fuel delivery4 bbl
Horsepower375@4400
Torque525@3000
Bore x Stoke4.300 in. x 4.060 in.
Compression Ratio10.5:1
Oil pressure33 psi

CRANKSHAFT SPECS

Engine typeV8-472cc(7.7L)
Main Brg Journal Dia.3.250 in.
Main Brg Oil Clearance0.0003 in. - 0.0026 in.
Shaft End-play0.002 in. - 0.012 in.
Thrust on No.3

CONNECTING ROD SPECS

Engine typeV8-472cc(7.7L)
Journal Dia.2.5000 in.
Oil Clearance0.0005 in. - 0.0028 in.
Side Clearance0.008 in. - 0.016 in.

PISTON AND RING SPECS

Engine typeV8-472cc(7.7L)
Piston-Bore Clearance0.0006 in. - 0.0010 in.
Ring Side Clearance: Top Compression0.0017 in. - 0.0040 in.
Ring Side Clearance: Bottom Compression0.0017 in. - 0.0040 in.
Ring Side Clearance: Oil ControlNone (side sealing)
Ring Gap: Top Compression0.013 in. - 0.025 in.
Ring Gap: Bottom Compression0.013 in. - 0.025 in.
Ring Gap: Oil Control0.015 in. - 0.055 in.

VALVE SPECS

Engine typeV8-472cc(7.7L)
Seat Angle45°
Face Angle45°
Spring Test Pressure160 lb @ 1.50 in.
Spring Installed Height11516 in. (1.671875 in.)
Stem-to-Guide Clearance: Intake0.0005 in. - 0.0025 in.
Stem-to-Guide Clearance: Exhaust0.0010 in. - 0.0025 in.
Stem Diameter: Intake0.3415 in. - 0.3425 in.
Stem Diameter: Exhaust0.3415 in. - 0.3420 in.

TORQUE SPECS

Engine typeV8-472cc(7.7L)
Cyl. Head Bolts115 ft.lb
Rod Brg Bolts40 ft.lb
Main Brg Bolts90 ft.lb
Crankshaft Damper or Pulley BoltPress fit
Flywheel to Crankshaft Bolts75 ft.lb
Intake Manifold30 ft.lb
Exhaust Manifold35 ft.lb

CARBURETOR SPECS

Carb ID7016932 (4MV)7016930 (4MV)
Float Level1132 in.14 in.
Pump Rod1132 in.1132 in.
Choke Unloader0.300 in0.300 in
Fast Idle Speed1925 rpm1925 rpm

WHEEL ALIGNMENT SPECS

FeatureEldoradoFull size
Caster Range1½°N - 2½°N1½°N - ½°N
Caster Pref.2°N1°N
Camber LH wheel Range38°N - 38°P38°N - 38°P
Camber LH wheel Pref.
Camber RH wheel Range38°N - 38°P38°N - 38°P
Camber RH wheel Pref.
Toe-In0 - 18 in.18 in. - 14 in.
Steering Axis Inclination11°

HISTORICAL NOTES

1969 Cadillac Notes

Calais12,425 (decreased 5,765)
Sedan de Ville80,848 (decreased 1,664)
Coupe de Ville65,755 (increased 1,820)
de Ville convertible16,445 (decreased 1,580)
Eldorado23,333 (decreased 1,195)
Series 6019,845 (increased 1,245)
Series 754,586 (increased 373)



Motor Era Blog

Auto Service Repair Manuals on Motor Era