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How much play in 63 timing chain?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 4 hours ago. 4 Replies

I will be installing a new chain and gears because I'm in this deep and all the forums here strongly recommend doing so.  It appears the coating is intact and I don't have to worry about that debris…Continue

Harmonic balancer holes are too shallow for the 3 bolts of puller

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Roberts 17 hours ago. 3 Replies

Trying to pull 1963 390 harmonic balancer.  The holes needed for the 3 bolts on the puller can only thread in 1/4” which is not enough to run an impact wrench on it.  I ran a tap to clean the threads…Continue

1963 Series 62 Conv sitting for 27 years...covering all the bases??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Jan 8. 12 Replies

I'm rescuing a 1963 Convertible that is a one family owner and 100% survivor.  The paint is very salvageable, top is nice and interior is very nice.  Good thing is that no one has monkeyed with…Continue

Recommended rebuilder for 63 Convertible's brake booster?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Roberts Jan 6. 4 Replies

Any recommendation on who can rebuild 63 Convertible's brake booster? Car is a very nice, 100% original survivor but has been sitting since 1992.  Want to keep it all original.  I'm in Ocala, FL.Continue

 

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ben Roberts's discussion How much play in 63 timing chain?
"Ben The fact that your Teflon cam gear is  original stock and still in good condition indicates to me you may have a low mileage engine or one that has been very well cared for  Good news  Enjoy "
4 hours ago
Jason Edge replied to Ben Roberts's discussion How much play in 63 timing chain?
"Ben, Good that the Teflon coating is intact, that will save you some additional worry of looking for it clogging the clean out screen. It is also great that you have a nice front cover. While the cover is off it would be a good time to clean. I…"
7 hours ago
Russ Austin replied to Ben Roberts's discussion How much play in 63 timing chain?
"There will be some play, but not as much as what you have now. Having some play is normal. and unless you are running a chain tensioner, there will be some play. There is no chain tensioner in our cars."
9 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ben Roberts's discussion How much play in 63 timing chain?
"If your in that far just put the new parts in  and the chain stretch is no issue at that point as it will be correct  I think you should consider removing the top gear with the  Teflon coating and replacing it with a new gear that is…"
10 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 liked Ben Roberts's discussion How much play in 63 timing chain?
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How much play in 63 timing chain?

I will be installing a new chain and gears because I'm in this deep and all the forums here strongly recommend doing so.  It appears the coating is intact and I don't have to worry about that debris in my pan clogging the oil pickup.  When I install the new chain and gears should I expect very little play?  What is reasonable compared to the play I show in the video of the original set?Also, it appears my cover is good with very minor scoring.  Am I missing something?See More
17 hours ago
Ben Roberts replied to Ben Roberts's discussion Harmonic balancer holes are too shallow for the 3 bolts of puller
"Thank you for the encouragement.  It all came out fine with the shallow holes.  I'm simply cautious because of experience elsewhere."
17 hours ago
Russ Austin replied to Ben Roberts's discussion Harmonic balancer holes are too shallow for the 3 bolts of puller
"Pulled many of these balancer's with the shallow holes. If you run the bolt into the rubber, you will push the rubber ring loose from the rivets.   I do not recommend drilling any material out. You will probably ruin the balancer. I…"
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ben Roberts's discussion Harmonic balancer holes are too shallow for the 3 bolts of puller
" I do know you  can damage the balancer if you encounter the rubber in the balancer and make holes in the rubber of the balancer  I do not have an answer regarding the depth issues you are having with the puller myself  The…"
Tuesday
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Harmonic balancer holes are too shallow for the 3 bolts of puller

Trying to pull 1963 390 harmonic balancer.  The holes needed for the 3 bolts on the puller can only thread in 1/4” which is not enough to run an impact wrench on it.  I ran a tap to clean the threads out but seems to have hit rubber.  One hole does go very deep but the other 5 are too shallow.  Thought about drilling out the rubber then clean threads with the tap and then tap deeper.  Does this ruin the balancer if I drill out the rubber to the same depth.?  Is there another remedy I’m not…See More
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ben Roberts's discussion 1963 Series 62 Conv sitting for 27 years...covering all the bases??
"Not using a brass tip dist cap will get you stranded with -NO notice at some time in the future  Delco does not make one anymore but did when our cars were new  All GM cars had brass tip dist  caps in those years  Have my 64…"
Jan 8
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ben Roberts's discussion 1963 Series 62 Conv sitting for 27 years...covering all the bases??
"I would check the accelerator pump In the carb to see if it is still squirting fuel —due to non use for 27 years Enjoy  "
Jan 8
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ben Roberts's discussion 1963 Series 62 Conv sitting for 27 years...covering all the bases??
"Yes —trans fluid for your year car is used in the power steering pump  There is a procedure to test the power booster in the Service  manual for your year car  If you need a service manual do purchase one as it is very…"
Jan 8
Ben Roberts replied to Ben Roberts's discussion 1963 Series 62 Conv sitting for 27 years...covering all the bases??
"Is the power steering fluid ATF? I need to look up how to vacuum test a booster."
Jan 8
Ben Roberts replied to Ben Roberts's discussion 1963 Series 62 Conv sitting for 27 years...covering all the bases??
"You answered a question I failed to ask earlier.  Yes, I will spin the oil pump to circulate and wet the rocker assemblies too. My valve covers were not horrible but I spent an hour being super picky about the lip being consistent all the way…"
Jan 8
Ben Roberts replied to Ben Roberts's discussion 1963 Series 62 Conv sitting for 27 years...covering all the bases??
"Thanks for the feedback. I'm trying to stick with AC Delco parts and will check the new dist cap for the brass.   I use Valvoline's VR1 Racing oil in my all original 1972 Chevy truck and will do the same with the 63 Caddy because…"
Jan 8

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Convertible Series 62
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How much play in 63 timing chain?

Started by Ben Roberts in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 4 hours ago. 4 Replies

I will be installing a new chain and gears because I'm in this deep and all the forums here strongly recommend doing so.  It appears the coating is intact and I don't have to worry about that debris…Continue

Harmonic balancer holes are too shallow for the 3 bolts of puller

Started by Ben Roberts in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Ben Roberts 17 hours ago. 3 Replies

Trying to pull 1963 390 harmonic balancer.  The holes needed for the 3 bolts on the puller can only thread in 1/4” which is not enough to run an impact wrench on it.  I ran a tap to clean the threads…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 20 hours ago. 1 Reply

To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

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G-1 differential, $150

Started by Jimmy Davis in For Sale. Last reply by Jimmy Davis on Thursday. 5 Replies

G-1 positraction differential, needs blasting and paint. $150. Pickup Huntsville AL or LTL, I recommend Averitt express. Send me zip for shipping quote.***Update- Sorry if you have tried to contact…Continue

Tags: differential, Rear, G-1

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1964 429 Aluminum Front Cover For Sale!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on January 12, 2020 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

  • I wound up with an extra front cover for my '64 and offering it for sale.

Purchased from a knowledgable part supplier with thorough hands-on knowledge of 63-64 Cadillac engines, who checked the part before sending it to me. The oil pump driven gearSee S bore and the pressure relief piston bore are both .002 over and within the .005…

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Looking for the Rochester Choke Tube ...

Posted by Mack on January 10, 2020 at 1:14am 3 Comments

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Looking to buy the choke tube for my Rochester... anybody have one for Sale???

AC/heater for 1964 Cadillac coupe de ville

Posted by Matias J. Adrogue on January 7, 2020 at 11:11am 9 Comments

Good morning!  I am Matias Adrogue.  I bought a 1964 Cadillac coupe de ville last year and am real close to the final restoration details!  I call her “Jaws 64”.  Pics will be posted soon.  I need advise regarding a AC/heater.  It came stock in the vehicle but it does not work.  A mechanic gave me a bid of $1700 to replace and repair.  I am ready to install a new system - Vintage Air or Old Air Products from Fort Worth Texas.  I would greatly appreciate your thoughts.  I read the great write…

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63 cadi conv

Posted by Merlino jean marc on December 31, 2019 at 2:51pm 0 Comments

Hello everyone 

As a European, I fell in love with Americans cars and Americana stuff.

I bought a running 63 for cheap .but there is no secret when you buy cheap ,it is big project. The car needs everything. Overtime I was able to slowing buy parts .actually  I am looking for the passenger front lower section which is becoming harder ,and harder to find

The car has a lot of issue with rust.it needs a paint,a top and I need to replace all floor pans.with patience and…

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