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Happy Easter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Apr 4. 2 Replies

Happy Easter to you and yours —- on the entire 63 - 64 Classic Antique Cadillac Community  You are a very Special Group of very Special individuals — with the Best Cadillacs ever made in my own…Continue

Winter in west central Florida twenty minutes from the Gulf of Mexico

Started Feb 23 0 Replies

It is 73 degrees - 34 % humidity in  West Central Florida today and 83 tomorrow Winter months in Florida is as good as weather gets anywhere Getting house chores done before the weather gets hot some…Continue

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Cadillac candmium Bling

Started this discussion. Last reply by William R Conte Feb 4. 2 Replies

Why does appoint our cars with candmium bling remind me of the Italian guys I know—- that wear all that I have obviously arrived —-  Gold Jewelry  for some reason ? LOL !!!Opening the hood to an…Continue

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obstacles encountered keeping a 57 year old great Cadillac running

Started Jan 10 0 Replies

Was very surprised to find the local big auto parts store in my town that I could always get my larger Fram PH11 oil filter that I choose to use over the smaller one also available  is no longer…Continue

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
"Did you have the carb apart for any reason and if so what did you do to it ?  Enjoy"
12 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
"It’s Alive ! —-it’s Alive ! The beast is ALIVE ! ! ! Enjoy "
19 hours ago
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
"Try this  Set your crank and timing plate to 5 degrees —-instead of on zero- —on the compression stroke same as before but now  at 5 degrees  Now your - rotor SB located just slightly before the  number one…"
yesterday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
"Yes —-try the other direction (  dist counter clock wise ) in small increments while cranking the engine  The engine will want to fire when your —-rotor is  just slightly —-before—your number one plug  …"
yesterday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
"If all  electrical connections are correct you will need to move the dist foward and back in very small increments while someone is cranking the starter for you to see if that gets the engine running  The dist clamp needs to be just snug…"
yesterday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up. 1st attempt
"Kim  Holding my breath How are you coming along with the engine fire up ? Hope it’s running and you are busy driving around the block  Enjoy "
Saturday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Richester carb gaskets
"Kim There is none on the right as one  gasket is over   The other in the photo so pls clarify  The one on the bottom looks like it goes first on top of the intake manifold due to the front cut outs for the manifold heat passages to…"
Thursday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Start up calrifications
" Put your oil in the engine Pump oil thru the engine thru the dist shaft you should see oil at the rocker arms after that  Put some additional oil on the rocker arms and put the valve covers on  If they are off they will make a mess…"
Wednesday
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Deliac's video
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"Deliac   A Great looking 63 convert  Very nice color which is not that common  Like the video work that was done which made the video  a good deal more interesting  Enjoy that beautiful Classic Antique…"
Wednesday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Water pump & o ring gasket
"Yes they are fat thick O rings and I used two myself "
Apr 6
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Water pump & o ring gasket
"There is no pressure when filling ( pouring fluid in )Only when running engine for a bit and AF is getting hot What you are experiencing are the block and heads  filling with AF you are pouring in until it rises inside the block up to the…"
Apr 6
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Water pump & o ring gasket
"Kim i used two O rings and Permatex on mine many years ago with no problem since   Do Keep in mind that the cooling system is under some pressure after the car is running and  that will push AF out of a gasket even with what you did…"
Apr 6
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Norman Silverman's discussion 64 THM Electric Kickdown switch connections: only two at linkage, or more at Tranny?
"I just always  love the pictures with circles and arrows for clarity  Always reminds me of the song — Alice’s Restaurant  Enjoy "
Apr 6
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion The start up!
"Kim  I am hoping this note will inspire your mechanical adventure with your Cadillac which made me reflect  on  my earliest days just starting to work on a car  When  I got my brand new 1963 Chevy 409 425 HP 4…"
Apr 6

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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 

enjoy 

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 1:49am on December 17, 2019, Pablo said…
Thank you very much for the information, gladly appreciate.
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

 
 
 

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Start up. 1st attempt

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Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

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64 Horns

Started by John Inglesby in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge on Saturday. 1 Reply

I have 3 horns and the only one working is the bottom long one. The 2 round ones are not. I played around with the connections and they seem ok. I tried to check for power but not sure I was doing it…Continue

Compression test

Started by Michael Chomout in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Karl Schwarz on Friday. 8 Replies

Dear Gents, just had time to dova compression test on the 429 engine by warming up the engine and removed all plugs and went through cranking without pouring oil into the cylinder since I want to…Continue

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63 Trunk detail

Posted by Bob Pontius on April 8, 2021 at 3:07pm 1 Comment

Jason, I liked the detail and information you have provided. I would like to do mine similar to yours. Can you help? Do you have trunk material? OPGI is sending the trunk product for my 63 Fleetwood. But it does cover the entire trunk as yours was done. If you do not have can you give me a reference? Thanks!! Bob

Car lift and jack stands

Posted by Les Eastling on March 23, 2021 at 10:00am 4 Comments

I mentioned during the 63/64 chapter zoom meeting on 3/21 that we had installed a car lift in our garage. Someone asked what kind and I didn't have the info at hand, so here is a link to it and also a link to some tall jack stands we use to add more stability to the car and an additional safety factor. There is something about getting underneath one of these cars that makes me a little nervous! …

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Leaky Freeze Plug

Posted by Lee Martin on March 22, 2021 at 12:49pm 7 Comments

Just developed a significant leak coming from a freeze plug right over the starter.  Would this be considered a "cam plug" i.e. like Dorman 17616DS?  Our cars have multiple sizes of plugs on engine block and I want to get the right one.  Also, does anyone know how pricey this is for a shop to fix?  Thanks!

Balancer location

Posted by Kim K Kaiser on March 20, 2021 at 4:47pm 6 Comments

Readi g another thread. Does this look about right on balancer gap? Thats a 1/4 thick piece of metal.

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