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"The pan and gasket are supposed to be assembled dry without any sealer etc. If seale…"

David Thomas replied on Thursday to Transmission gasket replacement

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Reply by Kim K Kaiser

"Kim, you probably have the pan well sealed. Look a little higher and you will probab…"

David Thomas replied Sep 11 to Transmission gasket replacement

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Reply by Kim K Kaiser

"If these are ABS, I would use ABS glue and a thin piece of ABS to fish plate the bac…"

David Thomas replied Sep 8 to Any Hope for this armrest?

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Reply by Tony and Ginny 429

"The upper ball joints are side specific. They press into the control arm from the to…"

David Thomas replied Sep 8 to Replacing upper ball joint question 64 Deville

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Reply by Dutch Dickinsen

"I put a new Airtex pump on my 63, it worked well for 15k miles until the inlet valve…"

David Thomas replied Aug 24 to fuel pump

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Reply by Anders

"While the tail shaft housing is off, I'd suggest replacing the drive shaft yoke bush…"

David Thomas replied Jan 5 to Jetaway transmission

15 Jan 6
Reply by Russ Austin

"Passenger side spring lower end faces to the front of the control arm located betwee…"

David Thomas replied Jan 3 to Replacment springs with square ends

4 Jan 5
Reply by Pete Grodem

"As Russ said, put the cover nuts on to keep the cover from falling off. Be sure to l…"

David Thomas replied Nov 4, 2017 to Oh come on! :/

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Reply by Haris dizdarevic

"Tony, yes it did. I have since looked on Napa's Web site to see if it is still liste…"

David Thomas replied Nov 4, 2017 to ignition switch

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Reply by Russ Austin

"I have used Napa Echlin ignition switch KS6509,in my 63."

David Thomas replied Nov 4, 2017 to ignition switch

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Re upholstering seats

Started by paul in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 1 hour ago. 5 Replies

Hello all, my question pertains to interior of a recent barn find.  A 1963 cadillac sedan with 16000 original miles.  Unfortunately it had mice in the car, so of course the whole interior which is…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 7 hours ago. 0 Replies

To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

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Disc Brakes and Cadillac 48 spoke wire wheels

Started by James Elkins in General Discussion. Last reply by tim sparks 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

I've been thinking about upgrading to the CPP front disc brake kit for my 64. I'm running the wheel vintiques 15x6" Cadillac wire wheel. The brake kit says must use with a disc brake compatible…Continue

New dimmer switch

Started by Russ Austin in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 20 hours ago. 0 Replies

I have new headlight dimmer switches for cars with the guidematic system…Continue

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Is there a separate Starter Relay, or does the Solenoid serve that purpose?

Posted by Norman Silverman on August 30, 2019 at 5:57pm 7 Comments

Hello All.

I will be replacing the starter solenoid tomorrow (actually my mechanic will do the work, I'll just supervise). In checking the FSM electrical schematic and chapter verbiage, I don't see anything that looks like (or is referred to as) a starter Relay. It seems the Starter Solenoid serves the function and there's no separate relay. Right or Wrong?

If wrong, where…


Starter Solenoid replacement-how difficult? Where to buy?

Posted by Norman Silverman on August 20, 2019 at 8:24pm 8 Comments

Hello All.

I believe the starter solenoid has gone bad in my 64 DeVille. When I turn the key, often all I get is a click, then if I try a few times again the starter turns perfectly. All battery cables are on tight and the battery is good. So, I believe this problem is the solenoid. Where do I buy the right solenoid and is it necessary to remove the starter in order to swap it out? …


Frame Markings

Posted by Gene McIlroy on August 12, 2019 at 6:26pm 1 Comment

Just got my frame back from powder coating so thought I would post photos of the front and rear frame markings.…


Lining up the drive shaft

Posted by Dominic Salemi on August 12, 2019 at 5:47pm 2 Comments

Can anyone shed some light on how to position the complete drive shaft in the correct position? I want to make sure my drive shaft is installed properly.




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