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Kim K Kaiser replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
"Will gv it a try tomoro.  Battery on charger for tomoro"
1 hour ago
Mark S Anderson replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
"yes.  you may not see the tdc line when you try it, if you are far off.  try moving the distributor to see if it comes into view.   if it doesn't, then try hooking the pickup to the wires adjacent to #1 so you can seee…"
1 hour ago
Kim K Kaiser replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
"So jist hook up like always and shoot lite at timing mark?  With some ome turning the enhigine over?"
1 hour ago
Mark S Anderson replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
"you can time it without it running, so long as the battery is cranking it relatively well.   speed doesn't create the spark, grounding the voltage to the coil does, and that happens equally well at 10 rpm, better in fact.  "
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Kim K Kaiser replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
"Can you time it before it gets going or is there enough spin for the light to pick up before it starts?"
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Mark S Anderson replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
"try a timing light.  that will immediately tell you if it's firing near the right time.  you need to time it anyhow once it starts"
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Kim K Kaiser replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
"Tachomter to monitor rpm at start up.  "
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Mark S Anderson replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
"so what is that green wire on the coil negative?  is it the condenser?  "
1 hour ago
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
"Try this  Set your crank and timing plate to 5 degrees —-instead of on zero- —on the compression stroke same as before but now  at 5 degrees  Now your - rotor SB located just slightly before the  number one…"
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
"Yes —-try the other direction (  dist counter clock wise ) in small increments while cranking the engine  The engine will want to fire when your —-rotor is  just slightly —-before—your number one plug  …"
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Jason Edge replied to Jason Edge's discussion Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items
"Back in stock! Email me at jasonedge@nc.rr.com"
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Jason Edge replied to Jason Edge's discussion Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items
"Still available. Email me at jasonedge@nc.rr.com"
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Kim K Kaiser replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
"I again, pulled distrib and 1st plug. Had brother plug 1st plug hole, turned engine until he felt outwatd pressure on thumb. Continured to roll engine till mark hit tdc at zero. Lined up the dist till it rolled in to poit at the one spark plug. Put…"
5 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
"If all  electrical connections are correct you will need to move the dist foward and back in very small increments while someone is cranking the starter for you to see if that gets the engine running  The dist clamp needs to be just snug…"
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Kim K Kaiser replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
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Kim K Kaiser replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
"Got the fuel pump changed, tried to start,  fuel going to filter bowl and is full.  Put some gas in carb, several times,   getba puff now and then, but iveral, not getting a spark to fire it off.  Checkwd my plug…"
8 hours ago
Kim K Kaiser replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
"Well, i was unable to post for some reason frpm any phone or computer. Any, we turned it over a few times and found out i wasnt getting fuel to bowl therefore not to carb or engine. So i checked fuel pump and figured somehow i must hv snapped the…"
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
"Kim  Holding my breath How are you coming along with the engine fire up ? Hope it’s running and you are busy driving around the block  Enjoy "
yesterday
 
 
 

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Start up. 1st attempt

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser 1 hour ago. 16 Replies

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Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 4 hours ago. 233 Replies

I have posted a few Misc items over on my Classic Cadillac Parts Facebook page at…Continue

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64 Horns

Started by John Inglesby in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 1 Reply

I have 3 horns and the only one working is the bottom long one. The 2 round ones are not. I played around with the connections and they seem ok. I tried to check for power but not sure I was doing it…Continue

Compression test

Started by Michael Chomout in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Karl Schwarz on Friday. 8 Replies

Dear Gents, just had time to dova compression test on the 429 engine by warming up the engine and removed all plugs and went through cranking without pouring oil into the cylinder since I want to…Continue

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63 Trunk detail

Posted by Bob Pontius on April 8, 2021 at 3:07pm 1 Comment

Jason, I liked the detail and information you have provided. I would like to do mine similar to yours. Can you help? Do you have trunk material? OPGI is sending the trunk product for my 63 Fleetwood. But it does cover the entire trunk as yours was done. If you do not have can you give me a reference? Thanks!! Bob

Car lift and jack stands

Posted by Les Eastling on March 23, 2021 at 10:00am 4 Comments

I mentioned during the 63/64 chapter zoom meeting on 3/21 that we had installed a car lift in our garage. Someone asked what kind and I didn't have the info at hand, so here is a link to it and also a link to some tall jack stands we use to add more stability to the car and an additional safety factor. There is something about getting underneath one of these cars that makes me a little nervous! …

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Leaky Freeze Plug

Posted by Lee Martin on March 22, 2021 at 12:49pm 7 Comments

Just developed a significant leak coming from a freeze plug right over the starter.  Would this be considered a "cam plug" i.e. like Dorman 17616DS?  Our cars have multiple sizes of plugs on engine block and I want to get the right one.  Also, does anyone know how pricey this is for a shop to fix?  Thanks!

Balancer location

Posted by Kim K Kaiser on March 20, 2021 at 4:47pm 6 Comments

Readi g another thread. Does this look about right on balancer gap? Thats a 1/4 thick piece of metal.

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