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Fine line between —Hobby and Mental illness

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I Just saw that on RC Universe -my model airplane flying site and —-if the shoe fits —For sure certain aspects of the hobby can test your mental capabilities and condition Enjoy Continue


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Just had a most amazing shopping experience ---Ever ever !Filled out my shopping list on there web site and paid for itThe entire order was brought out to the car - and off i went !!!!!This reduced…Continue


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This is an on line car parts site that has a good number of parts for our year cars which is always nice to findThere pricing does seem goodEnjoyContinue


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Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Justin Andress's photo


"Justin What are your plans for this great convertible ? Enjoy"
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Jason Edge's discussion Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items
"Kevin The part individually are worth very much more than the complete running engine would be That is the motivation for disassembling the parts Sure the parts can be evaluated better with them being apart and examined for resale All good…"
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Boardie101's discussion Alternator upgrade for bagged 1964 Deville
"Sure someone will be along shortly to help with you alternator question that has added the upgraded parts you have requiring more power Enjoy"
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Boardie101's discussion Alternator upgrade for bagged 1964 Deville
"Boardie This has come up before on this site There are no 64 Cadillacs that came from the factory with a 390 engine The 390 in a 64 has to be an engine swap at some point in time for that to be By the nature of these cars being so old many things…"
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Dennis Mobley's discussion 63 radiator replacement?
"The temp sending unit is next to the dist Enjoy"
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Fine line between —Hobby and Mental illness

I Just saw that on RC Universe -my model airplane flying site and —-if the shoe fits —For sure certain aspects of the hobby can test your mental capabilities and condition Enjoy See More
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Darris Loose's discussion jetaway transmission internal pictures.
"Jason Dale Earnhart was just interviewed and they asked him which car he liked driving the very most from his collection I know Chevy has given him Corvetts in the past as he drives for them and surely that boy could afford to own any car he would…"
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Darris Loose's discussion jetaway transmission internal pictures.
"Has anyone noticed that there seem to be --no issues at all with the Th400 trans for the 11 years i have been on our Cadillac sites I never see anyone trying to rebuild that trans or discussing the cost of doing that job Just realizing that thats…"
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Dennis Mobley's discussion 63 radiator replacement?
"Before you do anything else you need to be sure your car has had a new good tune up on time Is your tune over due ? These cars get tuned every 6 thousand miles Retarded timing will cause the engine to --run Hot The timing retards normally --as…"
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Frank Murch's discussion How do you disassemble the Post (Code G diff)
"Our Cadillac year rear ends are not rebuildable due to the ring gear being permenently attached to the case unlike other designs Enjoy"
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Jeff S.'s discussion Weird issue. Your advice would me much appreciated.
"So many times on this site when an engine is rebuilt --the shop sends the car home with the tune out of spec or the valve lifers installed incorrectly ( backwards ) You would think that a full tune up --would be part of the job -to give you back…"
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Jeff S.'s discussion Weird issue. Your advice would me much appreciated.
"As Russ is saying : You always need to know the engine tune is on spec - Before you do anything else RETARDED TIMIng -WILL have the car running HOT Always and that is just caused by the points normally wearing out and the timing changing That is…"
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Jeff S.'s discussion Weird issue. Your advice would me much appreciated.
"Its the feeling that you are lacking gas at times and needing to increase the gas by pushing on the gas peddle more that makes me think you problem is between the tank and the fuel pump ( air leak ) Check that to see what you find Always do the…"
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Dennis Mobley's discussion 63 radiator replacement?
"Based on your year Cadillac be sure the inlet and out let of the new rad are in the same location as yours now The 65 -67 are on a different locations due to a frame change Be sure the lines from the trans cooler at the base of the rad are the…"
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Dennis Mobley's discussion 63 radiator replacement?
"I know from experience that a radiator shop can tell if a rad is very clogged by its Weight when out of the car They get heavy when they have debrie in them Russ good point sbout a possible bad water pump if that job was done fairly recently Enjoy"
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Tony and Ginny 429's blog post Steering wheel removal--looking for the cornering light wiring connections in the column
"Thank you -Jim Davis as your directions gave me the info i needed to get my cornering lights back on Hope this allows others to do the same if needed Sorry it took so long to write this note to you Enjoy"

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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 #?
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?

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


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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 


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


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.



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 3:52pm on November 26, 2015, ron perry said…

From what I understand it means the tire is balanced by mounting the tire onto the balancer using the bolt holes and not the center hole as the center hole can be slightly off center. I have Diamond Back radials on my 64  4 window and they told me this when I purchased my tires.

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



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Alternator upgrade for bagged 1964 Deville

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Hey everyone, hope all is well and thanks in advance for the breadth of knowledge/info. this site provides...I recently installed an air bag suspension kit to my 1964 Deville and needless to say the…Continue

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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

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Wire OR Sabre wheels ...

Posted by Mack on July 19, 2018 at 11:15pm 0 Comments

Hi there

i was just wondering how many of you out there has wire or Sabre/turbine wheels on.

youre more than welcome to post some pictures becuase I am debating on getting wire wheels...or Sabre wheels :)

Trumpet horn

Posted by Robert Alan Shannon on July 19, 2018 at 11:21am 1 Comment

 Just noticed a nice looking trumpet horn on ebay ; price seems fair. I am not connected to this item in any way, just thought someone here might like it.

Need correct Muffler for 64 DeVille

Posted by Norman Silverman on June 18, 2018 at 7:57pm 13 Comments

Hello all.

I need to replace the muffler on my 64 and the local shop does not have the correct one.

After looking on the web site's help section, I still don't see a recommended part/manufacturer or suggestion. 

What is the best solution to purchase for a stock, single system with 2 1/2 inch pipes, center in, offset out? 



64 Power Seat Transmission cleaning-it did the trick

Posted by Norman Silverman on June 16, 2018 at 5:36pm 4 Comments

Hello All.

I thought I'd post a little encouragement for those that might have an inoperative 6 way power seat in their car. The fix is relatively easy, and VERY cheap.

I just purchased an original (not re-painted, nor reupholstered) 64 Sedan De Ville 4 window. When I purchased it the front seat was adjusted forward and tilted down in front; two of the worst positions for me, so I had no choice but to attempt to repair it. 

Pushing the switch in each direction brought…



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