"I see in the Master Parts book under Parts Group 1.516, Engine Oil Level Indicator Tube it has1959;1960; 1962-1964; 65-75 ...... 147 1858"When used on 1963, bend tube 1/2" away from connecting rod bearing cap after installing in…"
"It's a 64 429 and engine has already been installed. I can't find any literature indicating that for the 64 429 it has to be bent but do not want to mislead anyone. I would assume that since the bulletin came out in Feb 1963 it was…"
"Not sure on the 64, but the dip stick will clear the crank. If you have access to the rotating assembly, just measure the dip stick per the Feb 63 bulletin.
If the oil pan is installed, just add 5 quarts, run the engine, and see where…"
"Just had a question about installing the oil indicator tube (dipstick tube) and was going through my notes and have the following:
"I have only seen the note about bending the oil indicator tube in the Feb 1963 Serviceman bulletin (page 8), and…"
"That covers a lot of ground and different body styles have different trim (e.g. CDV has roof panel and rear qtr and rear belt which is a combination of stainless and pot metal. core grill aluminum, grill upper and lower top/bottom framing…"
I know this may sound like a dumb question, but I need to clarify what trim on my '63 is aluminum, stainless steel, and steel? I'm assuming the headlight surrounds are steel along with the bumpers. Then I'm pretty sure the grill in front and back is aluminum along with beltline and fender trim, but not sure on the trim around upper half of car like windows and stuff?
"Here's my update. Ok returned the pertronix 1181 and flame thrower coil. And upgraded to the pertronix 91181 flamethrower 2 coil. Car fired right up and is running great! Re-timed the car and she purrs yet again! Thanks everyone for the help.…"
"I have used a product called Sil Glyde which is a lubricating compound for squeaks etc. It doesn't melt gum up or freeze and is weather proof. It can be a little messy but does clean up pretty good. I used it on some of my dashboard…"
"1963/64 Cadillac listings on eBay have been updated for Nov 28, 2015. The following THREE entries have been added:
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If anyone has a clock that chatters and does not run I think that I have figured out how to fix it. In the pic there is a shaft with some gears, ratchet and winding mechanism. This shaft comes a little loose and drops down a little bit so that the ratchet ( green arrow ) does not line up with it's corresponding gear like it should and sometimes will not engage the teeth on the winding gear to wind the clock and will thus make the contacts chatter. To fix the problem you will need a 12 volt…See More
I Love that you brought up , the drive with one finger -thing
There is something -very special - about being able to drive this very big car ( HUDGE !!!! ) with one finger
When i do that ,it kind of brings a smurky smile to my face ,like it is…"
"I owned a 61 Lincoln Continental for 10 years, so I know a thing or 2 about them. Very high quality built cars, IMO some aspects of the 60's Lincolns, surpass 60's Cadillacs quality in terms of the feel of the interior components and the…"
"I hear ya, I still believe the lack of a B pillar allows for slightly more squeaks. I remember my 72 Cadillac SD having some minor squeaks around the window trim as well.
We'll see what happens. I think the best thing for me to do is lube all…"
"You can -silicone spray - any rubber surface that may be squeeking ,around the windows and doors
The lubrication should stop and dress thr rubber
That is if the rubber is still there ,to apply the spray to"
Have to say it my pleasure communicating , with the gentleman who owns one of the finest , freshest 64 CDV 'S in the world
Your 64 is " TO DIE FOR !! "
I am still totally amazed by your instantly available knowlegde , passion…"
"I am not implying that these cars are rattle boxes at all. What I am saying is it is inevitable that you can get rattles and squeaks with these cars if you have mostly original suspension components. If all you do is replace the tires and…"
I know this may sound like a dumb question, but I need to clarify what trim on my '63 is aluminum, stainless steel, and steel? I'm assuming the headlight surrounds are steel along with the bumpers.…Continue
Hey guys I just wanted to introduce myself my name is Chris I'm new to the forum. I live in Arizona and I own a 1963 Cadillac Coupe Deville.The problem I'm having just started. I installed a per…Continue
Hey Cadillackers! I have a question to you all that own these beauties, does your car ride a little rougher than what these cars are supposed to truly drive like?Because I've always imagined these…Continue
If anyone has a clock that chatters and does not run I think that I have figured out how to fix it. In the pic there is a shaft with some gears, ratchet and winding mechanism. This shaft comes a little loose and drops down a little bit so that the ratchet ( green arrow ) does not line up with it's corresponding gear like it should and sometimes will not engage the teeth on the winding gear to wind the clock and will thus make the contacts chatter. To fix the problem you will need a 12 volt…
In 1964 ( I was 20 years old,and my dads passion was to own amazing cars o ) to the best of my knowledge there were no desiel engines used in cars or the lighter trucks ,only in the very big trucks ,then
Somehow I think that might be a surprise to some of you younger flolks
That being said ,the 63- 64 Cadillacs were some of the true Torque Monsters ,HP producing , passenger cars on the road in there years( ex: Chuck berries - Maybelline)
They were one of the largest cars on the… Continue