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For anyone concidering Buying --or have recently Bought one of our year cars

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Feb 8. 1 Reply

I am seeing that when purchasing one of our year cars it is becoming --increasingly more important -to see what you are actually gettingYou really need to run the engine and trans ID numbers to…Continue

Tags: time, of, purchase, at, identification

The very first ---emission contol system --is in the the 64 Cadillac

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Feb 8. 2 Replies

I just read that the --positive crankcase ventilation system in our 64's is the --Very First emission contol system in any carThe Cadillac motor company has a --very amazing long list of first…Continue

Tags: equipment, designs, car, motor, first

Pertronics electronic ignitions

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

Running the Pertronics ignition --do not forget --the the dist cap --rotor and lightly greasing the dist weights ( white litium grease ) is still due ever 6,000 miles to maintain performance in our…Continue

Tags: maintenance, Dist

Keep your fan belts fresh

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jersey Jan 29. 2 Replies

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to tom servas's discussion 429 water pump bolt sizes
"You can clean permatex with alcohol Work neatly with the product Enjoy"
1 hour ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Damian Ramuta's discussion 2 Inch Lowered Springs
"Clovis - Clovis -Clovis Your unique -- Mad Scientist aproach --to the subject of our cars I do find so very extremely interesting myself Glad your around for the point of view you provide for all of us Knowlege is POWER --my friend Enjoy"
2 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to tom servas's discussion 429 water pump bolt sizes
"Change all fan belts ---if they show wear If one breaks it will take out the others leaving you --very stranded with no WP alternator or power sterring working Just dead in the water so we need to avoid that Enjoy"
2 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to tom servas's discussion 429 water pump bolt sizes
"Adjusting the fan belt tension correctly will have a lot to do with the WP bearings life expectance You should be able to push the belt down a 1/2 inch at the fan belts -longest span or it is to tight Enjoy"
2 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to tom servas's discussion 429 water pump bolt sizes
"The WPS housings come in aluminum and cast iron The aluminum was stock but a survey we ran felt the cast iron held up a bit better long term than the aluminum case and was an after market pump i think I have had both My cast iron has the more…"
2 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to tom servas's discussion 429 water pump bolt sizes
"Tom The Gates WP you have is one of the bad ones from Rock auto The clearence between the impeller and the case SB .20 to .30 thousants Check it they may have corrected the problem ? If you put --Water pump --in the search engine on the very top…"
2 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to tom servas's discussion 429 water pump bolt sizes
"OH ---i see the --NUT ---he is from Austrailia ! LOL !!!! Just yanking you chain -My MATE from down under Enjoy"
7 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to tom servas's discussion 429 water pump bolt sizes
"I do not use any gasket sealant ( permatex )on any gaskets except to hold them in place for assemblies Only very few exceptions but never as a rule Enjoy"
7 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to tom servas's discussion 429 water pump bolt sizes
"Tom We have had a problem with some water pumps on here a while ago coming out of the box and --being bad --because the impeller is not in the correct location on the shaft They run the car HOT when installed that way and have to be removed get fix…"
7 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to tom servas's discussion 429 water pump bolt sizes
"Use two O rings on the water cross over pipe connection ( not one ) to the top of the water pump Use --Permatex -- on the two O rings and it will not leak and will dry the fastest of all the water sealers i know of Very good to tack hold gaskets in…"
9 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion brake smell or axle grease smell (Rear) 63 cdv AND may have screws pooch!!
"Glad the Park thing is working now I would not fill the rear with grease until you do the bearing work Then do that after that Enjoy"
10 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Damian Ramuta's discussion 2 Inch Lowered Springs
"If not having --the good fortune to find the heavier front sway bar for our cars which is a limited item to be able to aquire ---at least be sure all the bushings and equipment on the sway bar are reasonably freshs --so what you do have is doing the…"
15 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Damian Ramuta's discussion 2 Inch Lowered Springs
"Speaking of Cadillac-- handling well How many major motion pictures have you seen with Cadillacs -often limos -do a complete 360 degree turn on a two lane road Sure the cars are specially prepared and balanced and driver are very especially…"
yesterday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Damian Ramuta's discussion 2 Inch Lowered Springs
"Hey Kev I do not think you spelled that curse word correctly ---****ing Regards ME Enjoy"
yesterday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion brake smell or axle grease smell (Rear) 63 cdv AND may have screws pooch!!
"Once you can move the car just try again to put it in park And go from there Could be a --trans linkage problem -that i would look over if the problem is still there Use your emergency brake in place of park if necessary while you have the…"
yesterday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion brake smell or axle grease smell (Rear) 63 cdv AND may have screws pooch!!
"Now i think the bearing is involved that is why --the way the brake feels on -off sometimes means something is possibly shifting a in the brake housing itself and catching the shoes Yes do both if needed When you pull the axel out inspect the…"
yesterday

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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

Enjoy

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

Comment Wall (28 comments)

At 2:42pm on August 9, 2012, Jason Edge said…

Hi Tony, Good to see you here on the new site. I see you have already uploaded some cool pictures! Jason.

At 2:56pm on August 9, 2012, Tony and Ginny 429 said…

Thanks Jason

Feels like a nice new home site

At 1:56pm on November 15, 2012, Frank Herrera said…

Yes Tony I did! Thank you for the compliments! Your car is looking great and I love the bully one bad looking mama jamma!! Your pictures are great!! Hope all is well! :)

-Frank H.

At 2:25pm on February 11, 2013, Frank Herrera said…

Yes Tony my 63 coupe is my new project caddy. I'm missing a lot of parts..the whole front end chrome and stainless also interior..and driveline. I have pretty much everything else tho. Can't wait to get it together. Hope all is well! :)

Frank H.

At 4:17pm on February 11, 2013, Frank Herrera said…

Yes Tony.. it's guna be fun and a pain..I plan on making it a full- time convertible..roadster!! It's guna be completely custom with still a hint of original parts. Yes I still have her and plan on keeping her foreverrrrrrrr (like the kid said in the movie Sandlot) for-vvverrrr lol !! :)

At 3:43pm on February 14, 2013, Frank Herrera said…

Tony, I have a 390 and trans I bought a while back for my 50 chevy 3100 but I think I'ma go with a 350 for the truck and put the 390 in the 63.

If I had money I'd go with a Cadillac CTSV engine in her! :)

At 1:45pm on June 14, 2013, Frank Herrera said…

Hey Tony!! How goes it? :)

At 9:37am on October 10, 2013, Rob Shatsnider said…

Did you install special value seals.  It was my understanding that the stock ones did not prevent oil from passing and this was the cause of the 429 burning oil, even when new.

Rob

At 11:44pm on April 8, 2014, Frank Herrera said…

Tony, do you happen to know where I can find pictures of a 63 390 engine front back and both sides?? I am rebuilding one that I have for my project 63 and cant seem to figure out how/which parts go where..lol Please help if you can.

Hope all is well,

Frank Herrera

At 7:36pm on April 9, 2014, Russ Austin said…

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429 water pump bolt sizes

Started by tom servas in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 1 hour ago. 20 Replies

Does someone have a diagram showing the correct bolt sizes and lengths for each of the water pump bolts?THX in advanceTomContinue

2 Inch Lowered Springs

Started by Damian Ramuta in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell 1 hour ago. 55 Replies

Hi all, Could you please post some pics if you have lowered your car using a 2 inch lowered coil.cheersContinue

brake smell or axle grease smell (Rear) 63 cdv AND may have screws pooch!!

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser 5 hours ago. 12 Replies

Thanks have been going fairly well.  over last week or so, i have noticed a bit of that axle grease smell when i come out of the door, not always, but sometimes.  today, i was out, and notice a…Continue

63 dash pad for sale.

Started by Russ Austin in For Sale. Last reply by Russ Austin 6 hours ago. 3 Replies

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Air Suspension - How to Choose and Install

Posted by Michael Forte on February 19, 2018 at 10:00pm 8 Comments

What I enjoy most about old cars is that they can be restored to original condition, radically customized, or somewhere between those extremes, reflecting the owner's individual style.  For my '63 Convertible, I want to achieve a mostly original look, with minor custom touches to make it clean, smooth, and low.  This article is to share my experience in choosing and installing the suspension components to achieve a low stance and a comfortable ride.

I purchased my car in August of…

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Emblem Removal

Posted by Christopher Belinda on February 19, 2018 at 1:33pm 4 Comments

Good Afternoon - my name is Chris and I'm new to the site (well ... officially; I've read a lot of your posts and am very impressed by the great advice and interest).  I'm working on a very original '63 SDV Park Avenue and am attempting to remove the "Park Avenue" emblems in preparation for a repaint.  Once I carefully removed the truck liner, I noticed that the studs are conical shaped and do not appear to have ever had a speed-nut, or some type of push clip ever installed.  I have removed…

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Updating the alternator without losing the "Gen" light

Posted by Michael Forte on February 19, 2018 at 12:00am 8 Comments

Our old Cadillacs have a pretty simple electrical system using an externally regulated alternator to keep the battery charged and run the accessories while driving.  First appearing in 1963, the GM 10DN externally regulated alternator was a step up from the bulky generator used on the '62 and earlier.  But newer, internally regulated alternators are now available that can output three times the current in the same size package.  This article explains how I upgraded my charging system to a…

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Pier windows

Posted by Stefan on February 8, 2018 at 5:58am 3 Comments

    Hi, have a 64 eldorado.  

The emergensy  button- Will it take all windows down???

Thanks 

Stefan 

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