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obstacles encountered keeping a 57 year old great Cadillac running

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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

Tags: 11, ph, filter, Oil

Happy New Year Classic Antique Cadillac Lovers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Jan 1. 2 Replies

Truly enjoy the interaction that takes place on this great site A lot of great people on this site  continually to keep these beauties cruising down the road Life is more enjoyable behind the wheel…Continue

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MERRY CHRISTMAS —- you Classic Antique Cadillac —-NUTS people !!!!!!!!!!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Dec 24, 2020. 2 Replies

Best Wishes for the Holiday Season Have to make the best out of the worst this year  Enjoy what ever it might be you do have going on ——I’ll drink to that ——CHEERS  !!— my friends !!Good food and…Continue

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Time of year to be checking your antifreeze ( coolant ) numbers —-Nov

Started Nov 22, 2020 0 Replies

Good time of year to be checking your coolant to see what temp it will freeze at Giving  you enough time to do a coolant change— if it is time to do so —-or —if your freeze at temp numbers are to…Continue

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Bob Ricks's discussion 63 DV RatRod- need advice
"A service manual for sale ? Enjoy"
6 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Bob Ricks's discussion 63 DV RatRod- need advice
"Bob You might want to contact  the owner of Sanders and ask them which of the two would be your best choice  Some of the issue with the headers is Cadillac had a frame change in 65 - 67 and the headers were designed for the 65 frame not…"
yesterday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Balancer and flywheel
"Is the shop asking for a flywheel also ? if so they need those parts to get the crankshaft balance correct for you and need the entire rotating mass on the crankshaft to do that  Enjoy"
yesterday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Balancer and flywheel
"Kim We have an external harmonic balancer at the front of the engine crankshaft which is behind the lower most engine pully for the fan belts ( outside the block ) Not sure if that answers your question or not but tell your shop that  If a…"
yesterday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Bob Ricks's discussion 63 DV RatRod- need advice
"This community really does need a good set of headers available for our year cars as the stock exhaust manifolds in good condition are starting to get harder to find and will not get any easier as the years pass  Having a drag racing background…"
Thursday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Jason Edge's discussion 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter January 2021 Newsletter Posted
"Jason Like your very very detailed  article in the newsletter about refreshing the Harmonic Balancer to new condition with the addition of the sleeve  A lot of energy and care when into that part  The special care you take with…"
Thursday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Bob Ricks's discussion 63 DV RatRod- need advice
"Bob  The Sanders headers are not a plug and play job as there are issues with the clearances of the oil pan and the header collector boxes —and you have to make a bracket for the alternator yourself  Sanders are the only headers I…"
Thursday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Bob Ricks's discussion 63 DV RatRod- need advice
"Bob  We love good mechanical advice of all kinds on this site and as you can see we produce results regarding the questions asked to help  Enjoy "
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obstacles encountered keeping a 57 year old great Cadillac running

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 available at any of them Amazon had just the oil filter I needed — Amen Not to mention finding the right oil for your ride ? ————-I told you not to mention that !Enjoy See More
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion engine rebuild items
"These engines in our cars only got about 15 MPG as a rule when newer on much higher octane gas ( 103 was normal with Sunoco being 110 then ) which is what mine gets now  I am very glad you are replacing the short block getting rid of the worn…"
Jan 10
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion engine rebuild items
"I would love a list of machine shops In different parts of the country that have successfully help our Cadillac community   Members rebuild the 390 and 429 engines within the last few years as many of these places close for different reasons (…"
Jan 10
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion engine rebuild items
"The valve lifter bores do not require being bored just be sure the lifter can move freely in the bore and do not bind  You may need new rocker arms in the heads if the valve side  of it is too worn and out of spec  Enjoy "
Jan 10
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion engine rebuild items
"Kim I  myself would have a machine shop do all the necessary work on the the short block which is the-  block -crankshaft - rods  and pistons and camshaft ( low end )  They do all the bearing changes  and clearances…"
Jan 9

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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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All, I just got my 63 Eldorado Biarritz and am looking for a good trustworthy mechanic/garage that can do repairs and maintenance for it since my knowledge about mechanical things are very limited. I…Continue

63 DV RatRod- need advice

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Hi gang;1963, 390V8I'm looking to clean up a few oil leaks around the Motor Oil pan.  I'll be removing the exhaust & exhaust manifolds and replacing with basic headers and new dual exhaust.. …Continue

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Balancer and flywheel

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser yesterday. 3 Replies

I dropped off my block at machine shop other day, and asked about balancung the crankshaft, wheter i needed to get all the pistons, rings, etc. For him to weigh them and balance.  I had seen it done…Continue

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Help on Removal of rear seatback on 64 convertible

Posted by Nile Bolen on January 8, 2021 at 11:44am 7 Comments

I'm trying to remove the rear seatback on my 1964 deville conv.  The only help on this site that I can find is the following:

The seatback, its bright stainless trim, and the speaker grille are removed as an assembly.  The seat back hangs on two hooks near the top, and is retained to the body by two bolts and washers near the floor, one on the right side, one on the left.Once these fasteners are removed, lift the seat back upward and free it from the hooks

I've removed…

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Bumper lower bucket

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1964 Convertible Seats.

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Are the front and rear seat frames the same for 63/64 Coupes and Convertibles because Original parts group  makes reproduction seat covers for 1963 only and and i prefer the 1963 seat pattern so with that being said does anyone have information regarding this thanks.

Picture of ignition switch

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Does anyone have a close-up picture of the ignitionswitch with keys in it made in landscape format? Switch must be in dashboard. Many thanks in advance. Cees.

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