"It is a mercury switch in the base of the trunk light fixture. When you open trunk to a certain height mercury rolls back in small fuse like fixture completing circuit making lights come on. So, with trunk lid open light is supposed to be on and…"
"Ok that's what I thought I have a spare frame that is good just wanted to keep the vin #'s the same as the tag on the door but the motor will be diffrent but figured it would be a reconstruct title after switching the frames."
"I love the internet.
Jason is right, without the shim, the vacuum circumvents the idle circuit on the afb, which is why it won't idle. So it's not that unless there's a hole burnt through the throttle body.
"The reference states: "NOTE: On Carter carburetors place the stainless steel shim, coated with gasket cenemnt, on top of the second carburetor gasket. Engine will not idle without shim on Carter carburetors."
The shim will provide a…"
"Jason, the references provided only state to install the shim. I remember recently reading the "whistle" of the carburetor, if the metal shim wasn't installed. A field note or serviceman bulletin goes into detail about the shim."
"A good welder/metal fabricator should be able to weld in and repair the frame where it has been cut. With time (and money) you can get it fixed but need to find the right person in your area. Many can cut and weld, but if you want repaired…"
"Jeff, that' would be a cool custom and don't think it would be that far from you. Sounds like a good project for you! LOL. I think I saw something like this years back. Perhaps it was the same car but can remember for sure."
I picked up a couple coupes for parts and one I worth restoring but previous owner notched the frame for the motor mounts and set in a caddy 500 motor , what's the best way to fix it to get back to factory ? I do have another car with a good frame a matching engine and trans but not the same options. And would rather not switch the entire frame .what's my best option? Cut of the one to fix the other ?
"The main purpose of the shim was to allow Carter Carbs to idle correctly by blocking air passages used on the Rochester RGC (See note 20.b.2 on page 10-11 in 1963 Shop Manual and note 27.b.2 on page 8-7 in 1964 Shop…"
"I would disagree on the metal shim not used on the edelbrock carb. the shims only purpose is to protect the aluminum carburetor from the corrosive exhaust. A different carburetor with an aluminum body would also need the same protection. …"
Click the movie camera icon on the right to see videos. I didn't see any 1963 or 64 Cadillac videos (might be some embedded with other videos) but there's a ton of cool old ads, etc. Here's a 1964 ad for gasoline you will find: http://www.tvraaca.org/purei.htm
If anyone with A 1964 Comfort control system could respond to this please, I would like to know what is the Temp of the air coming out of your center dash vent with the system on 65 degrees & in the first position on the dash control selector.
I picked up a couple coupes for parts and one I worth restoring but previous owner notched the frame for the motor mounts and set in a caddy 500 motor , what's the best way to fix it to get back to…Continue