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"The harmonic balancer leaks because there is a groove worn into the sealing surface.…"

Russ Austin replied Aug 31 to nuisance leak

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"Go with a semi gloss. "

Russ Austin replied Aug 30 to What color should I paint the steering linkage?

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"Get an assistant. Padded floor jacks will help out also."

Russ Austin replied Aug 27 to rear and front bumper assembly

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"Get a go pro camera and film the pinion angle. The bushings on the lower arm are pro…"

Russ Austin replied Aug 25 to Rear End Clunking driving me nuts

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"This is what I have."

Russ Austin replied Aug 24 to rear seat speaker grill

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"I have a part, but it needs to be rechromed.   email me at"

Russ Austin replied Aug 24 to rear seat speaker grill

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"I have a rust free and dent free left 64 fender.  Good old Arizona sheet metal to yo…"

Russ Austin replied Aug 19 to Help! I need a 1964 Eldorado front left fender.

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"Check the float level, as it could be set to low. The fuel will boil of faster with…"

Russ Austin replied Aug 18 to Vapor Lock and how to fix it?

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"That is a resistor on the firewall. It drops the voltage down to the points in the d…"

Russ Austin replied Aug 16 to Battery, alternator not charging

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"The original radiators dissipate heat better than aluminum. These engines and radiat…"

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Power Steering Hose Nut

Started by Brian Pospichal in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Chris Codd 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

Any tips,tricks,suggestions on what's worked for you to loosen the 11/16 nut on the power steering high pressure hose? I can get a flare wrench on it but access is limited and awkward and t's hard to…Continue

Door lock vacuum

Started by Bill Hatfield in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

Hey folks. First post. I hope I'm doing it right. I currently restoring a 1964 Fleetwood 60 series Special. There is an egg shaped vacuum canister on the left side of the firewall behind the tire. It…Continue

Re upholstering seats

Started by paul in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 21 hours 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 yesterday. 0 Replies

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