"I would normally be all over the used parts, but I would recommend the new pieces. They are not that much, and the assurance that you have a new part with zero wear.
You will need to also inspect the rocker arms for excessive wear."
"Robert, I recommend buying the rocker arm shaft rebuilt with new parts such as the ones from Kanter. Their price is $195 per assembly (with core). That is an increase of $15 since I bought mine for $185 each in 2012 but still a good price…"
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I think you are better off sending the carburator and the transmission to a repair shop that is recommended by 63/64 members. Even if you have to pay…"
I have my 63 at a local repair shop. They rebuilt the transmission and the carb. It had been back 3 times. They can't fix it. The transmission sticks when shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear. It's worse now then it was before the rebuild. The carb now has fuel spilling down the side of the carb and pools up on the manifold. I just picked it up from the shop after 3 weeks they said it was ready, I literally drove 5 miles and it stalled out gas on manifold coming out of carb and had to tow it back to…See More
"Kanter sells complete new/rebuilt rocker arm assemblies. That is what I used with my engine rebuild in 2012. As Russ pointed out installation of the rocker arm assemblies is in the 1964 Cadillac Shop Manual Pg 9-17, Note 8 and 9 as seen below:
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"Robert, there does appear to be some heavy scoring of the arms and shafts. A competent machine shops may be able to repair them with sleeves. But your best bet would be Jason and Russ for some good replacement parts. Regards, Clovis"
"Thanks Tony and Ginny. I guess the mechanical noise is/was the valve train. As the rocker shafts were installed not correctly they got less oil. Due to this all rockers (exc. 2) are worn out. Also the shafts are junk now. Please look at the pics and…"
"Five of the plugs are a bit to white burning (fuel mixture is lean )
If the engine specs are on point and the vacuum is correct your carb should be rejetted to a bit richer
You need to know you have no air leaks in your intake manifold as that would…"
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"Hi guys. Here are 2 more pics - spark plugs and rocker arm shaft. I think, 2 of the 8 plugs are not so good. Just look at it. And to me it looks, that the rocker arm shaft was not correct installed. The oil grooves were on the top of the shaft. They…"
"John, Vacuum door lock switches are at the very front of the arm rest switch panels in 1963, however, they were moved to the door panel in 1964. On the LH side in 1964 you will instead find the Lock Out switch a the very front of the switch panel,…"
Hello everybody, now I am starting my first discussion. So, I had to remove the hose from the pcv-valve. I could only remove the ventilator valve connector by removing the intake manifold, because…Continue
I have my 63 at a local repair shop. They rebuilt the transmission and the carb. It had been back 3 times. They can't fix it. The transmission sticks when shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear. It's worse…Continue
The 2017 calendar has been ordered. This is a full size wall calendar, printed on heavy card stock paper.Only 25 have been ordered, and they run out every year. Good news is that the calendar is…Continue
Well, I have some bad news. After investing $24,500 in my car, and spending all summer fixing everything I was able to fix myself, the car is gone -- totaled in an accident this evening.
Luckily, nobody was hurt. While making my customary leisure drive through Hines Park, two teenaged girls in an SUV pulled out in front of me to make a left hand turn after I had already reached the intersection. There was nothing to do. I thought I was going through the windshield.
My 1963 series 62 convertible is missing the drain tubes for the convertible top in the trunk. These tubes run from the trunk (under the rear of the top) to the interior and drain into the quarter panel next to the rear seat behind the trim panel. Mine is missing these tubes. Is anyone making them, or should I be looking for a used pair?