"I took car up to livingston today, 65 miles, 65mph, radio on, w amp and lights on for good measure, after the drivr, turned car off wsitrd few seconds, hit the switch, and it fired up right away, no…"
"I don’t know how many times on this site and others I see someone blurt out my car is doing X without providing basic background info including any changes made before X! The more Clear, Concise and Complete info you can provide, the better…"
"I was the guy that brought up ---the Whole Battery size Question ---to begin with !!! Good thing you didn't buy a new starter
Kim The place you bought your last battery most probably sold you the largest battery they had on hand The exorcism…"
"I could go on and on about the quality of new parts being sold. For my kids 93 deville, a new radiator, ac compressor, distributor, fuel pump, and others all had to be replaced twice due to defective new parts."
"I also agree and will add that if a new problem arises soon after you did some work on a car, first check to see if perhaps you "fixing" something didn't inadvertently cause the new issue. Think about what your work might have…"
"The problem for me though, is i bout a new battery less than year ago, based on asking parts store, do you hv a battery for a 63 deville. I assume its rated to what it needs, so y question. Same as one of tge brake cylinders…"
"Agree. Agree and Agree! And will even add to check the Easy Basics 1st. When you pop the hood the Battery (cranking) and alternator (charging the battery) are right in front of you when you pop the hood!"
"I'm just a guilty as the next guy, but this goes to show that checking the basics first will help in troubleshooting.
I always gravitate towards some obscure reason as to why something is not working, but checking the basics first help…"
"Yes, its the new battery i bought today, 9/21. The 850 wouldnt fit tray. Had to get an 810 or 820. The engine turnover was signifucantly more powerful after the 30 minute ride. Usually , i get about 3 slow roll overs,…"
"Kim, is this testing a new battery or the battery you had when this was posted September 9, 2018 at 9:26pm? I tried to go back thru the post to see where you had installed a newer higher CCA battery and do not see the posts. I did find a post from…"
"I have an original ignition switch bezel/nut that has some scratching (see pic below) but is a good usable bezel. Price is $5 and can ship 2 to 3 day Priority to US destinations for $7 for a total of $12. If interested shoot me a PayPal…"
I just watched an episode of a show called Iron Resurrection on Velocity Channel. They did a restomod on a pretty clean survivor '63 CDV for a customer. They did an LS3 swap, air ride, complete…Continue
Looking for a good ignition lock nut bezel for 1963! This is the chrome piece that holds the ignition housing in place and protects painted dash from key scratches. Opening must be more than 15/16"…Continue
I removed both 7 nipple vacuum valves and called my buddy who owns a machine shop. Tomorrow we'll re-surface the valve faces and then I'll reinstall them. HOWEVER, the one that comes out easily and comes apart with no rivet is on the Power module side. It installs on one side with a small bolt, and on the other it is held on by a clip, WHICH IS MISSING ON MY CAR. I am going to assume it is the same clip that is used on the Control Module side. Anybody got one? Happy…
So, I've put my 7 vacuum valve from the control head side to the test, and it failed. I looked at the instructions for re-conditioning it and unless I am missing something, the instructions are missing something (about how to take off the clip that provides the tension that holds the two pieces together).
In any case, I can't do this particular repair so I am looking for a new valve (not likely), or a good re-conditioned one, or someone who has done this before and would do mine for…