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"Thanks Kurt for covering my backside with the hood V. I forgot.   The valance is an…"

Russ Austin replied Oct 5 to cadillac hood

8 Oct 5
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"Shouldn't have to prime the pump, as it is already primed. Oil may have drained out…"

Russ Austin replied Oct 5 to rear main leak

111 Oct 9
Reply by Kim K Kaiser

"Yes, and no. It fits perfectly, but the 63 has the lower valance while the 64 does n…"

Russ Austin replied Oct 5 to cadillac hood

8 Oct 5
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"You can start the car with the exh pipes off. It wont hurt a thing.  The reasoning T…"

Russ Austin replied Oct 5 to rear main leak

111 Oct 9
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"Put a bolt into the front of the crank and turn it with a ratchet., Pull the plugs o…"

Russ Austin replied Oct 4 to rear main leak

111 Oct 9
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"I just remembered that the rear mail seal to get is from Best gaskets.  Fel Pro is w…"

Russ Austin replied Oct 1 to Engine Leaks 2.0

38 Oct 3
Reply by Tony and Ginny 429

"I have bare blocks, short and long blocks.   My email is  russ85747@hotmail.com    L…"

Russ Austin replied Oct 1 to 1963 Coupe 390 motor

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"I've pulled out the AC/heater system components with the hood still on. This was on…"

Russ Austin replied Sep 29 to Best Procedure for only removing the passenger side hood hinge ?

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"Would you mind sharing the prices of the shops?  A rebuild kit is 1500 to 1800 dolla…"

Russ Austin replied Sep 29 to 429 Engine Rebuild Question.

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"I have some for you. Send me an email;  russ85747@hotmail.com"

Russ Austin replied Sep 28 to rear driver window "stopper"?

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Vacuum / Parking Brake / NSS Question

Started by Karl Schwarz in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Karl Schwarz 56 minutes ago. 2 Replies

I bought a 1963 Series 62 Convertible in July.It makes a hissing sound when in neutral, and sometimes when in drive (when the shift is more to the left that the right. I assume this related to a NSS…Continue

Is this possible or total BS?

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

After changing tie rods, i tokk car into wheel n allignment shop. He said no problem.  He calls back about 45 minutes later and said they couldnt get between the tire and cowl, the guys head was too…Continue

Tail pipe black stuff!

Started by Lambert Ross in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Lambert Ross 23 hours ago. 10 Replies

any ideas how to clear the ugly black stuff shooting out from my tailpipe? After a long layover, it really messes up the garage floor. I assume its carbon but am not sure how best to react to it.…Continue

Had the 64 convert out for a spin

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion yesterday. 0 Replies

A two hour ride to my favorite restaurant on the water in Crystal River on the west coast  of central Florida —top down 77 degrees and 47 % humidity one outstanding day as will be the rest of the…Continue

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still need a driveshaft

Posted by wayne weaver on November 26, 2019 at 11:53am 0 Comments

well thank you UPS for losing the driveshaft that Russ Austin shipped me. 

however i still need a rear driveshaft section for my 63. mine has a vibration due to the bushing inside of it. its a shame because the ball and sockets in the cardian joints are perfect but it has a woble on the balancing machine. so .  still need the rear section. anyone have a good one ? is there driveshaft alternatives to use ? i am really considering an LS swap and since im fighting the driveshaft search…

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63 guidematic issues

Posted by maurice lapoiinte on November 24, 2019 at 3:10pm 0 Comments

 So my 63 guide matic headlamps stay on low beam all the time. I have so far bypassed the system and everything works normal. I have been thru the trouble shooting in the manual but this is where the confusion begins.on my car when the power relay is powered I have low beam and when its not powered I have highbeam, this appears to be opposite what the diagnosis says should be correct.The wiring is all original and no wires have been mixed up.has anyone ever unplugged the 2 wire connector…

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Another advantage of the Pertronix III

Posted by Doug Scarrow on November 23, 2019 at 11:12am 1 Comment

   Having tried both the II and III I can say the multispark feature of the III offers a smoother idle . It is also easier to install .Does not require removal of the distributor

Stuck at two red (dash) lights!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on November 3, 2019 at 10:00pm 9 Comments

I hope someone can help solve these two electrical problems that appeared one after the other.

By way of background: The car, a '64 Eldorado has very limited use. It was at a restoration shop for 15 months until last January-  that supposedly did a bunch of wiring repairs including rebuilding the gas gauge that still hasn't worked properly, and the clock that hasn't worked, and re-soldering the broken wires in the drive door. All window and seat controls appear to be…

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