Hello, fellow cadillac enthusiasts. I’ve looked around through the discussions, but can’t find what I’m looking for. I’m having trouble with my fuel filter gasket on my a/c equipped 64 Deville. Grandpa’s Cadillac is in dire need of one. I’ve tried twice to make one out of fuel resistant gasket material. The first leaked quit a bit, the second not as much, but it still leaked. Does anyone know where I can find one, or at the very least a solution for my issue? Oh, and after 25 years of sitting dormant, it runs, albeit with a fuel leak. Thanks in advance.

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Would a rubber o-ring fit in ok?

I can't remember exactly what the gasket looks like now.

Most replacement fuel filter elements come with the rubber seal as well. I would get one of those and replace the element at the same time. 

It's a good idea to replace the seal each time the filter is changed.

You need to be watching to not cause a fire always -with leaking gas on a hot engine
Just use some caution

Enjoy

When any car sits for this long there are a number of proceedure to be done before attempting to start -and drive the car

Some examples :

An oil and filter change ( you need the correct oil for a flat tappet cam engine )
Remove and replace the fuel in the gas tank( has gone bad ) 92 octane
The braking system must be gone thru to be safe
Fuel filter change
All rubber hoses for gas and coolant SB replaced ( can be dry and cracked )
Need gas hosing for ethanol gas used today
All coolant rubber hoses (so they do not rupture out on the road )
Any engine vacuum issues addressed
I like to get the engine to run correctly first and then do what is required to get the car safley on the road
Not a complete list - but you get the idea

Once on the road --the joy of owning a Classic Antique Cadillac will be very evident

Enjoy

All fluids from the front to the rear of the car needs replacing and a trans filter change

I have good new gaskets for 5.00 each. These are superior to the stock gasket, as you can reuse these, and they are thicker.

email me at  russ85747@hotmail.com  If you live in the states, I can ship for 1.25

Thank you all for your advice. I took Russ up on his offer for a fuel filter gasket. Tony & Ginny, I’ve already started the process of working out the kinks. First step was rebuilding the carb and new plungs and wires. I primed the carb and it fired up (for a short time). I pulled the gas tank, drained and cleaned it, and with a new sending unit fuel pump and fuel hose, fuel is making its way crime the tank to the carb. I’m excited to see where this journey will take me (and Grandpa’s Cadillac).

I do love that the car was passed down to you from your grandfather
My dad gave me my 64 convertible from his collection of early 60's Cadillacs
That family connection and the fact ---the car has stayed in one family --makes the car extra special in many ways
Loving a car so much you need to keep it around --says it all to me

Enjoy

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