"Thanks, guys. I clearly understand the REASON for using a relay, but the specifics elude me; I'm more of an AFB-rebuild-guy than a strip-twist-solder guy, but you've made it sound very straight-forward and simple.
Now, if someone…"
"The following new 1963/64 Cadillac eBay Listing has been added Dec 16, 2018:
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"Made some drawings to make it easier to understand.
In the original system the power goes from the battery to the light switch and then to the lights. 54-55 year old cables into a 54-55 year old light switch is not ideal as there is a lot of current…"
"I have a relay headlight wire harness that is very simple to install. No cutting required. Just plug it into the existing headlight plug.
Just get any halogen bulb that is on the shelf. Keep the T3 bulbs, as they are worth money.
The relay wire…"
"Thanks, Kevin. I am not an electrical whizz, so anything with relays is out. If there's no solution other than that, I guess I'll just buy replacement bulbs (gotta be brighter than 54 year old bulbs). "
"Oh, and Norm, both relays, one each side, are tucked up under the front panels in existing spots/holes, with just a tiny bolt head to show for the mounting and no-one, except for maybe Jason or Russ would pick 'em.
I'll talk to Doug…"
"I use some whizz bang "blue" lights in mine, that a mate of mine gave me as a home coming gift when the car arrived from the USA 2 years ago. (He runs a automotive electrical outlet.)
We did need to run 2 relays on the system, as with the…"
My car still has its "T-3"headlamps and they shed poor, yellow-tinted light. I'd like to replace them with something that most folks on this web site use, that would shed good light and don't heat up the wiring with too many amps. Survey says?NormSee More
"Don't listen to Kevin.
A Fleetwood can be nice. And having all optional equipment could also create extra repairs or parts. The less stuff = the less repairs.
Find a nice Series 62. It should have power windows and C/C (AC) and maybe electrical…"
When we bought our Fleetwood :-) for us, no air conditioning, was a deal breaker on a few cars.
We did however, manage to locate a solid car from California that was in pretty good ORIGINAL condition. After pouring over 130 good…"
"Alex, The AC on 1964's, unlike the 1963, is often problematic as these were the first every Production car with the automatic "Comfort Control". The systems are not that complex but have numerous components run from vacuum…"
"Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.
This site is hosted by the CLC (Cadillac LaSalle Club) 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter. Joining the website is free to everyone, however, you must be a CLC member to join the Chapter. - Click…"
"Spend as much as you can afford. Don't try to save money. Look for a car with a rebuilt engine, or an original engine with less than 90,000 miles. These are expensive to rebuild. Anything over 90k will be in the worn out close to a…"
"Note. I am finalizing the December 1963/64 Cadillac Newsletter and can run a 1 page car ad for any complete 1963/64 Cadillac For Sale. I need 4 to 6 good pictures and the selling details. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org within the next couple of…"
A big tip of the hat to fellow CLC member Jack Carroll and the Jan 2019 Hemmings Classic Cars magazine spotlight on his designs in the 1960's at AMC in the article "History of Automotive Designs: Jack Carroll Designs". I do not know Jack personally but greatly admired his 1939 LaSalle (pictured below) at the 2014 Grand National in Lake George and am very appreciative for his influential work in the automotive industry.If you subscribe to HCC, check out the article in this month's issue starting…See More
Hello! What a great group! A few years ago I owned a 64 Fleetwood Series 60 special and got hooked! I’m going to be looking for a 63/64 coupe early next year and am just looking for some pointers. I…Continue
A big tip of the hat to fellow CLC member Jack Carroll and the Jan 2019 Hemmings Classic Cars magazine spotlight on his designs in the 1960's at AMC in the article "History of Automotive Designs:…Continue
My car still has its "T-3"headlamps and they shed poor, yellow-tinted light. I'd like to replace them with something that most folks on this web site use, that would shed good light and don't heat up the wiring with too many amps.
I recently took my car to a “Cadillac” “Specialist here in Los angles CA.
After leaving my car to diagnose my steering column for not shifting properly. I get this txt from the shop owner. Mind you I just got the car and wanted to at least shift from the column without having to shift for the engine bay. Also wanted to get a price on dash lights to work. Basically I’m trying to feel out if he’s putting gravy on the labor.
Here we go. Parts Labor
Oil pump kit - 225 375… Continue
Well I recently found a guy here locally, who’s got about 8-9 63/64 Cadillacs convertible and hardtop coupes. I also recently found a 64 convertible Eldorado. I really want to purchase it here shortly. If anyone wants to buy it off me or the guy selling it, let me know ASAP. It’s really a great price. If anyone is looking for anything let me know. If you have Instagram my handle is @caddikingheartbreaker. You can also message me on here. I’ll check back from time to time. Or… Continue
Although the radiator was not leaking, nor was the car running hot, I tool out the radiator today to have it boiled out and rodded out. Then I changed the oil and filter (filter is very easy to reach with the radiator out), then the thermostat got changed.
I'll have the radiator back from the shop on Monday, and will reinstall it then.