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The Central Florida weather could just not get any better !!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Apr 22. 1 Reply

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HAPPY EASTER

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God is GREAT ! Beer is Good !People are Crazy !!!The  very latest  catchy  country song lyric on the radio Enjoy Continue

Convertible out for a spin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anders Apr 1. 6 Replies

Had the 64 convert out for and hour and a half spin down to the lake at Duval island in Floral City Citrus County Fl ( Central Fl ) to get some sun and a tan ( my vitamin D run )Only takes a half…Continue

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Air gauge —heads up

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Mar 31. 4 Replies

just a heads up to be checking the air gauge you use for your tires to see if it is—-Still Correct !just learned that I have been over inflating my daily drivers tires by 4 lbs and wondering why my…Continue

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ron Collins's discussion Mystery Shake???
"Ron Are you talking about a mobile home or a Cadillac ? Enjoy"
10 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Robert Sweeney's discussion Charging the air conditioning with R12
"Mark Really really nice info you posted on this AC subject Good to know you are there to help out when the time comes To do your thing Best regards Enjoy"
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"The release arm should almost be touching the back of the grills painted center strip Put a finger under the painted strip and pull the lever to the right to release the hood Very difficult to see the release arms end from in front of the car as…"
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Jim Staruk's discussion Anyone in Central MA with a 1964?
"I posted pictures on the main dashboard of the latches location  hope that helps  enjoy "
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"The 64 hood latch   In this photo looking at the hood release arm with its  length adjustment bolts in this photo  end of the arm should be adjusted to terminate just behind the painted strip that is in the center of the top and…"
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Jason Edge's discussion Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay
"A years supply of cocaine comes with the sale of that car Not a bad deal the way i see it --------LOL !!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy"
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Robert Tor's discussion valvetrain noise cadillac 1964 429 cui
"Robert  sounds like oil pressure is working on spec which is always the best news after  engine work  is completed  hope you enjoy many miles of trouble free driving —on the rebuilt engine as you are off to a very good…"
May 16
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Robert Sweeney's discussion Air Conditioning in my 1964 Cadillac
"Robert I did disassemble my rotory valve on the servo behind the glove box but it was some time ago I just put it back together the way it came apart with no issue as i recall The rotory valve on the back of the confort control controls was a bit…"
May 15
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Robert Tor's discussion valvetrain noise cadillac 1964 429 cui
"Robert It appears you have a mixture of the thick rear axel grease ( bearing coating ) and the motor oil of your choice in your crankcase after the engine start up That may be having the effect of increasing the present oils thickness to some…"
May 14
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Robert Tor's discussion valvetrain noise cadillac 1964 429 cui
"Russ Like your thought on going to the smaller oil filter to improve oil pressure Enjoy"
May 14

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 CADILLAC Coupe Deville Convertible--AC
Body style F-6267
In the family from day one--an extremely enjoyable keeper !
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
no
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
yes

My 64 history

I have the great pleasure of having my beautiful -all Becon Blue - 64 Cadillac convertible  (white top ) with AC - for 48 years ( as of 2012 )-- in my family since day ONE

The mental  picture of that car in my driveway with the top down is forever etched in my minds eye-

Have been a GM big block fan since my 1963 Chevy 409-425 HP--4 speed Super Sport racing days   ( held a track record at Islip Speedway- New York for 4 years  )

Went to a 1962 Cadillac --Black--Black top --Natural leather  interior --with optional then --AC  390 Cubic inch --time to slow it down some

I was in my  early 20's a sophmore in college --you could see people thinking --Who is that  kid ?

I enjoyed that car so much I became a Cadillac convertible fan for life

My 64 was my dads at this time

He loved my 62 so much he started to collect 62 thru 64 caddys

We had 5 converts and 4 coupes at one time all registered and ready to run

The new caddys in my family were  a new 52 hard top--new 55 convert--new 64 convert

They were used mostly for special occasions or for mom around town

You just knew you were special when you drove in those cars--they were a sign of financial success in those times

Dad mosly had foreign cars as daily drivers -- 1955--57 XK 120 Jaguars (5 of them ) -- 2002 BMW Tii-  65 Porsche 356 convert  --one of the first year VW's  in 1956 ,only 50 in the USA

1958 BMW R-50  black motorcycle

Cessna 182 4 passenger Airplane

I retired to Central West Florida with my 64 convert

I road a 1966 Triump -- Blue printed 750 -flat track racing bike for 28 years

One of my lifetime  racing buddys owned NASSAU county Long Isand N Y 's  Harley davidson--we liked high performance toys

Building and flying RC aircraft for 23 years

The weather here is auesome 10 months of the year  -- rains a bit the other two of the summer  -  no big deal but a country paradise most of the time

LIFE IS GOOD----

 Regards Tony and Ginny 429

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Windshield scratch remover

Posted on December 29, 2017 at 1:40am 2 Comments

Anyone have any experience removing light scratches from our Cadillac windshields 

I thought I might need to replace my windshield but when inspected by my windshield guy he seems to feel I could get away with polishing out the scratches as they are mostly light ones 

i have no dings or deep scratches 

I would like to keep the original glass —so this idea is appealing to me 

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Replacing the windshield on my 64 Deville convertible - body style 6267

Posted on November 21, 2017 at 1:27pm 10 Comments

Like to know any personal experience aquiring the best New correct glass replacement for the car
So far i know of two locations to aquire the glass
One in Oregon and one in Ohio
The glass looks new is a bit thinner than the original but has the correct--OM-- markings on it

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The Mileage reading on your speedometer

Posted on November 4, 2017 at 10:57pm 20 Comments

I hope i am not breaking anyones bubble but if you choose to remove the speedometer you can change the mileage on these cars to anything you desire it to be by just adjusting some of its internal parts and changing the numbers

That can lead to a lot of misconduct and cause you to by a car that is not correctly represented by its mileage

Just a heads up to study other aspects of the car to see if the mileage feels right for the wear and tear you may be looking at on a given… Continue

Power steering fluid change

Posted on October 23, 2017 at 3:32pm 1 Comment

In writing my thoughts on the last thread i just realized that changing the power steering fluid is not something done very often like we do all with other fluids on a timely basis

Actually i do not remember anything that adresses the changing of this fluid on a regular basis

I did draw my fluid out with an oil sucktion tool and replaced it then did that a few more times after using the car so some of mine has been freshened up in that way

Hey it could save you from having to… Continue

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At 4:28pm on May 21, 2018, Fernando Vermeer said…

Good Day my friends. I' the only 64 429 Caddy on the island. I know of various other caddys 59 60 62 77. I bought mine last year and did all the basic work just to get it started. i pulled the engine out and sandblasted and rebuild the carb changed the timing gear and cam gear. i send the Valve covers to chrome in colombia. I started it after a year and had no pressure on 2 pistons. I pulled it out again and ordered the shop repair manual and going to buy the deluxe rebuild kit. So thats basicly what going on. Here in Aruba evrything is expensive to buy or get because of the import taxes and transportation fees. Sometimes its just expensive to be me. I dont know to much about mechanics and have a uncle Roy that helps me out ( generation gap). So after a year im starting to get to know my Caddy.WhatsApp%20Image%202018-04-10%20at%2011.57.37%20AM%288%29.jpeg 

At 12:17am on April 1, 2018, Kim K Kaiser said…

Hi Tony,

in town driving seems to be just fine.. I havent taken out for a longer, higher speed drive in several days, but plan to take on a 30 mile each way trip tomorrow.  I will have a better idea after that, downtown though, runs just fine.  

I was hanging at the local river bar yesterday and she was parked out front,, lots of the 50+ yuppie biker crowd, mostly friends mine, all had to go give it a walk around.. lots of nods of approval..

thanks for the check up,

have a Happy Easter.

Sincerely

Kim

At 5:42pm on October 22, 2017, antonio bravo said…
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Hello, I have a 1963 coupe DeVille with a 390 and I’m dropping in a 429 from a 1967 DeVille. I will cut and weld the oil pan to change locations of the sump, and probably extend the tube on the oil pick up. do you know if there is an oil pan and oil pick up tube I can use to eliminate my fabrication work?
At 1:12pm on August 3, 2016, Denny Link said…

Thank you both , have a good day

At 6:37pm on July 27, 2016, Denny Link said…

So right about a shop manual , in my case at being dumb I never pull the value cover which got me to 4200 rebuild .

At 3:04pm on May 4, 2016, Denny Link said…

I like to thank you and the rest for help . And yes all is going back in just like the day it was born  [ torque converter to trans, and a fully rebuild 429 stock ]    have a good day and thanks.

At 6:06pm on October 7, 2015, Vito64Deville said…
Tony thanks for replying. Hope you're still enjoying you blue caddy
At 1:18pm on May 6, 2015, Tony and Ginny 429 said…
Hi Denny
I have built many fine RC airplane kits and scratch built from plans ,in the past 20 years
I have a very fine collection of the best glo engine airplanes in the 40 and 60 size airframes , a few quarter scale
All fly on rails , after the bugs are worked out , which is the expression used to describe stability , of an exceptional flying model
You had to build ,when I started 20 years ago , or you did not fly , no ARF'S then
I flew control line for 4 years prior to RC and got good at local combat events
I have not done much building or flying in the last year , working on the house and gardens
How do you know about my Passion for RC flight ?
At 5:24pm on May 5, 2015, Denny Link said…

are you still building airplanes

At 4:45am on September 12, 2014, Joe DiIaconi said…

Hi Tony, I'm guessing you didn't see my post.

I'm getting between 58 & 60 degrees out of my center vent with the dash controller on 65. I spoke to Cadillac Tim, he said it should be more like in the 50's. Could it be because it's like 93 degrees here these days ?

PS I didn't know you lived so close to me, I'm in Tamarac, call me 561-305-4413 

 
 
 

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WTB power steering pump pulley

Started by Chris Codd in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Chris Codd 6 hours ago. 2 Replies

My power steering belt pulley sheered the woodruff key off the pump shaft and is pretty wrecked. Does anybody have a pulley for sale? Or the whole pump and pulley together?

Mystery Shake???

Started by Ron Collins in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Ron Collins 10 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hello All,Jumped into the mobile after a long winters nap and she shakes!! at or above speeds of about foury mph she shakes like the wheels are out of balance, so I had them rebalanced, still the…Continue

64 Convertible rear seat back

Started by tom servas in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 10 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hello , I am re- installing the rear seats in our 64 Convertible and looking for verification of how high/low to install the seat back. Can anyone show a photo of their rear  (upright portion) seat…Continue

Charging the air conditioning with R12

Started by Robert Sweeney in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 16 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi Guys,The never ending saga continues.I'm thinking that rebuilding the rotary valve has the pneumatic system working now.  I have a vacuum pump and a new filter dryer.  I also borrowed a set of R12…Continue

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Cadillac Returns to its Roots Under New Leadership

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on May 1, 2019 at 12:30am 3 Comments

Cadillac’s new boss says they should stop trying to build BMWs and go back to building Cadillacs again.

What do you think? 

https://carbuzz.com/news/cadillac-finally-admits-what-everyone-knew-for-years

Radiator And Shrouds

Posted by Dominic Salemi on April 24, 2019 at 3:36pm 1 Comment

Hello

Anyone have a decent radiator and shrouds and hardware for a 1964 Cadillac deville. I have an alum. radiator and I'm deciding on to fix it or back to the original one. If I fix it I won't need parts.

Thanks

64 Recirc/Fresh Air Door Actuator replaced; FROM THE INSIDE.

Posted by Norman Silverman on February 4, 2019 at 11:21pm 8 Comments

I am happy to report that I have successfully replaced the Fresh Air/Recirc door actuator that is located on the blower box-and have done so without having to remove the blower box. I did it by taking out the glove box and attacking it from the back.  It took several days, LOTS of patience and some band-aids, but it is done. THE most difficult part -BY FAR- is to remove and then replace the screw that sits on the actuator arm, connecting it to the fresh…

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