"Thanks Jason. For now what I'm doing is taking closer look at my Caddy. As everything is new for me and the car has plenty issues, I'm trying to tidying what I can and then see what parts extra I need. It wouldn't be smart to bother…"
"The tension rod arm on the hinge is bent. It should not be hanging down. #2 on your picture. The yellow arrow points to the bent fingers. I do not have a Coupe trunk hinge. You need to get a Coupe only trunk hinge. The Sedans are…"
"Jonathan, the car came from the factory with either a Carter or Rochester carb installed. No reasoning as to what was installed on what. You should have a 63 Cadillac shop manual. It will tell and show you how to adjust the…"
"I do not think you did any damage to your rings as the rings in our cars are special metal very much like chrome ( i forget the name ,starts with an M)
Your oil level may be to high in the crankase due to the gas mixing with you oil causing you to…"
"Pull all the plugs ASAP to allow any extra gas build up in the cylinders to evaporate ,while you repair the carb
Smell your oil ,if it smells like gas ,or feels thin between your fingers ,change it ,as you were ---pushing extra gas --in the…"
"Good chance the- needle and seat -- that the floats action opens and closes , could be damaged
The needle and seat is supposed to shut off fuel , coming into the float bowl when the float bowl is full
The float slowly goes tward the bottom of the…"
"Thanks Russ, will do! any more details on how to adjust the float level, happy to look around and search, but i am brand new to this engine and any, "above and beyond" help would be greatly appreciated.
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"Russ, on photos "X" means the element which is moving freely. Nr 1 shows the main element.
On this element is attached nr 2 and its moving with the nr 1 towards the front of the car (or towards back seats if you prefere) when you closing…"
"You may need a trunk hinge, if the hinge tab is broken. Can you circle what moves? It looks to be the metal "Y" that is hanging in there.
I'll check on what I have, but I should have a hinge.
my email; …"
"Ok, so I've check all info and browse through all pictures showing hinges. Still can't find a clue though what is wrong. Those torque rods (both) looks ok but I've found that there is one element IN THE rear compartment hinges which…"
"No worries as I got that. I knew what you've ment. And found the bolts on the internet. Waiting for delivery and when I try to mount them and stop this leak I'll close the post. Now I went back to my boot and hinges, but this post will be…"
hey Everyone this is my first post here, though I have been lurking in the shadows and learning everything I can about my New to me 63 CDV 390CID...it rhymes. all has been going great with my project…Continue
Just need to give you a SHOUT OUT !! ,for the speed with which you respond to posts here and extensive detail info ,with Pictures ( to boot ) you provide
Your personal skills ( and you have many,i have experienced ) have made owning our cars ,so much easier than it otherwise would be
I am sure i speak for many who have come to this place
Thanks for letting me a part of this , for the past eleven years
I just cannot imagine having more fun in a car than i have when… Continue
Recently noticed that my Caddy is dripping oil. After every ride - some spillage on driveway. Today had a time to take a look at this and I've discovered that I don't have two screws on oil pan!
When I was lying under the car with legs towards the front end and head towards end of the car, missing ones is the one which is on the left from starter motor and one after - also on the left. Basically those are the closest to the gearbox. I've tried to put there new screws, but all I've got…
63 Caddy inner hi beams don't turn on. The car has the photo eye, outer lights turn on when I hit the floor switch the hi beams go on for the outer lo beams headlights but the inner headlamps stay off. Any ideas? I just picked up this car and except for this and an exhaust leak she's a beauty!