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A Mario Andretti Quote !

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In his formula one race car with his helmet on —-“ If everything is under control — you are not going FAST ENOUGH !! “ The Super Italian —Does sum that up !!Enjoy Continue

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Sent you a PM Enjoy Continue

Happy 4th of July

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell Jul 4. 1 Reply

A very great Holiday weekend in the USA to be celebrating our freedomGlad the —-American car giant General Motors made the great cars we Love enjoy and  still drive Go blow something UP ( fireworks…Continue

Queen —The movie

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This movie is a must see if you are into Queen and or Rock and rollIt is so very well done At some point the acting and singing is so very spot on you forget you are not watching Freddy Mercury…Continue

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to STEPHEN HORWATH's discussion TURBO HYDRAMATIC
"Most of these transmissions for sale will have to be rebuilt at a large expense due to being without fluid in them for a while  being 50 plus years old and the gaskets and seal drying up while out of the car without the fluid in them  The…"
Sunday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ron Collins's discussion Tranny Problem??
" Ron  very glad you are getting  very close to getting back to driving your pride and joy again  Enjoyed learning some very good info from this thread  Always a FUN thing for me regarding my passion for  any…"
Sunday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to STEPHEN HORWATH's discussion TURBO HYDRAMATIC
"Location would be helpful  Enjoy"
Saturday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Dutch Dickinsen's discussion Exhaust manifold: Repair, replace or headers?
"As best I can remember the driver side exhaust  manifold can be replaced with a number of  Cadillac years  The 64 passenger manifold side— is a one year only replacement part  The 64 passenger side manifold exits out the…"
Saturday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Safety question. Were to put braces
"Stick to lifting ( hydrolic jack ) and supporting the cars weight ( jack stands ) on the  massive frame under the car  Lower the jack onto the stands  i use  two platforms to drive up on to for some repairs  I recently saw a…"
Saturday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ron Collins's discussion Tranny Problem??
"From a current thread regarding a trans gasket replacement on the site  right now  The hardest part of replacing the parts for the shift lever detent —would be to get the pan gasket back on and not leak  Perfect time to address…"
Friday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Brian Pospichal's discussion Master Cylinder Install Question
"If you think— it needs an O ring bring it to your local auto store to find  an O ring that will fit  the back of your MC   You might ask the guys in the auto store what they think about the difference in your stock part and…"
Friday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ron Collins's discussion Tranny Problem??
"Do let Russ help you acquire your parts  Enjoy "
Friday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ron Collins's discussion Tranny Problem??
"Russ is surely the bottom line  right answer to this broken shifter issue especially having had the same experience himself  Always glad that man is on this site for years  Never heard of the those parts before but good to know…"
Friday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Brian Thomas's discussion 1963 rear sway bar
"Brian  You want to contact  Dan at dmcnarry@telus.net   who is making custom rear control arms with poly bushing for our year Cadillacs At the present time the only good solution available for rear control arms that will hold up…"
Friday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Brian Thomas's discussion 1963 rear sway bar
"Finding the info on the guy making the —aftermarket  replacement rear control arms and bushing —for you  I will be posting the info shortly  Enjoy "
Thursday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Steve Tischer's discussion timing to far advanced
"One of the very best TOOLS  to work on these cars is a shop manual for your year car "
Thursday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Brian Thomas's discussion 1963 rear sway bar
"Never saw a rear sway bar on any 63 or 64 Cadillac  Enjoy "
Thursday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Brian Thomas's discussion 1963 rear sway bar
"If you have the kind of rear end movement at the rear of the car that you are looking for a sway bar you have other issues to address with your rear end suspension  There is no rear end sway bar that I know of for our year cars only  the…"
Thursday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Free front brake drums and shoes for '64 DeVille
"My Car was bought new off the showroom floor in 64 and extremely well maintained always over the years for the —-sheer LOVE of the machine  In all the years I have owned my 64 convertible  I have not once had to question weather the…"
Thursday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Transmission gasket replacement
"Kim  This looks like the perfect time to be dealing with what the trans filter needs to be freshened up while you are in there already  Cleaning or replacing the filter and fresh trans fluid is the way to get this done right for the long…"
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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…
antonio bravo
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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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

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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

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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…

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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? …

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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.…

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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.

Thanks

Dominic

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