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Fuel pump again!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Jun 2. 19 Replies

Hi guys, well my fuel pump decided to crap out tonight after a Sunday cruise with the family. I had to get the car towed home since it wouldn’t start.I’ve written on here before regarding issues I’ve…Continue

63/64 Body construction quality.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris May 26. 5 Replies

Hey guys I was just curious to know what everyone thought about the quality of the sheet metal, the frame and the overall stoutness of our cars vs other makes and models of the day?One thing I can…Continue

Lifter tick, then rough idle if the Caddy is in park too long.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Long May 9. 14 Replies

Hey my fellow 63/64 Cad Guys, I was wondering if you could help me with this problem I'm having here with my's strange because sometimes when the engine is cold, I'll get a lifter tick, but…Continue

Clean that tank and change that sending unit!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris May 2. 2 Replies

I finally decided to drop the gas tank in my 64 to clean it since I kept getting rust particles and debris being caught at the pre fuel pump clear fuel filter I added to the fuel line for added…Continue


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Chris commented on Mack's blog post Wire OR Sabre wheels ...
"I totally I agree with Tone and Jay in the stock wheels. I think they are one of the best designs of all Cadillac years, besides for the 50’s models. The 65 on up models simply aren’t as classy or as nice. The Kelsey Hayes wires are my…"
Jul 21
Chris liked Ian Osborne's discussion A Question for Mr. Edge
Jul 11
Chris replied to Ian Osborne's discussion A Question for Mr. Edge
"Personally, Jason has been outstanding to deal with. His prices have always been fair and reasonable. He ships super fast and is very accommodating. Seriously, if it wasn’t for guys like Jason and Russ, this hobby of ours just wouldn’t…"
Jul 10
Chris replied to Jan Klacl's discussion deformation of the new spark plug electrodes on my caddy coupe devill 64
"I ran AC Delcos (R43S) for our cars, and my 64 ran and idled like crap! The Autolites are the ones to get, 85’s to be exact.  After installing the Autolites, my 64 ran much better."
Jun 28
Chris replied to Norman Silverman's discussion Proper way to Lift car for all 4 Tire Change
"Lol yes it is!! I’ve been planning to leave the last couple of years as a matter of fact but it’s tough to move, you need a game plan and I finally have one now. The prices for everything had gotten way out of control, especially housing…"
Jun 22
Chris replied to Jason Edge's discussion Body - Sheet Metal Tolerances for the 1963 & 1964 Cadillac
"It seems like the gaps got bigger as time went on. Comparing a 70’s Cadillac with a 63/64 shows you how much better the fit and finish and tolerances were on the older Cads. The gaps got huge in the 70’s and the quality of everything…"
Jun 21
Chris replied to Norman Silverman's discussion Proper way to Lift car for all 4 Tire Change
"Dang Robert that sucks! If you think Oklahoma is bad, come to California where we have bans for this and that, fees for this and that, and taxes on EVERYTHING! I plan on moving to Nevada ( Vegas) pretty soon here probably by the end of the year…"
Jun 21
Chris replied to Norman Silverman's discussion Proper way to Lift car for all 4 Tire Change
"That’s great to hear Norm! I’m extremely over protective of my 64 and when I needed 2 new tires to be put on just last month, I went to a local tire shop where a bunch of kids are working there which I don’t trust to be honest, but…"
Jun 21
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Chris's discussion Oil disappearing, lifter ticky/tap came back.
"Chris I am against using anything but the factory recommended 10w -30 oil in my 429 engine The heavier weight oil ---could not be flowing as freely thru your lifters and oil passages as it Should be Just my own opinion on the subject I have…"
Jun 12
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Chris's discussion Oil disappearing, lifter ticky/tap came back.
"Chris Glad to here you seem sure the engine is sound Enjoy"
Jun 12
Chris replied to Chris's discussion Oil disappearing, lifter ticky/tap came back.
"Appreciate it gentlemen. Russ I probably do need to clean the filter screen in the air cleaner housing, as it does look pretty black.  Tony, the engine doesn’t burn oil, and the plugs are burning perfectly, no oil leaks or seepage in the…"
Jun 12
Russ Austin replied to Chris's discussion Oil disappearing, lifter ticky/tap came back.
"If the oil filler cap is a sealed piece, then air needs to get in somewhere. If this is a Cali car, then the breather is in the air cleaner housing."
Jun 12
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Chris's discussion Oil disappearing, lifter ticky/tap came back.
"Do you have a 64 CDV with the turbo 400 trans ? As your problem is an interaction between the trans and engine idle Check the vacuum line coming to the back of the Carter carb to the turbo 400 You may have something vacuum related going on there…"
Jun 12
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Chris's discussion Oil disappearing, lifter ticky/tap came back.
"The valve lifters are little oil pumps They stop working as they should ( hang up ) in dirty oil or old tired worn oil Do an oil change I changed from full syn oil( mobile one ) back to conventional oil ( castrol gtx ) I add a zddp Resilone…"
Jun 12
Chris replied to Chris's discussion Oil disappearing, lifter ticky/tap came back.
"Hey Russ, the idle is fine when say I’m at a stop light. In drive, the RPMs are usually around 500-520, it’s only when I put the trans into R and back into D is when the idle drops really low and I get a bog. The PCV is good, it’s…"
Jun 12
Russ Austin replied to Chris's discussion Oil disappearing, lifter ticky/tap came back.
"Check your idle, it may be too low."
Jun 12

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Correct strut rod bushings replacement

Posted on October 29, 2015 at 8:41pm 5 Comments

A quick question. Is there a difference in the bushing design from the 63-64 vs the 65 on up Cadillacs?

I am in need of some bushings and I've looked on RockAuto, and OPG, but I am confused because on the OPG website it list the bushings being the same for a 61 all the way up to a 76 Cadillac.

Caddy Daddy is insanely expensive and overpriced, so I am looking for alternatives.

Can I use the MOOG bushings part # K5184 for the 64?


I think my 64 has a 65 engine and trans combo in it? Help!

Posted on August 13, 2015 at 8:33am 32 Comments

Hello everybody, well this has been an interesting journy. I am still trying to figure out why I am getting a vibration at the flywheel area, I suspected something was replaced so this lead me to look at the transmission ID # on the side of the trans, including the engine itself. I can't believe it took me this long to figure it out, but the ID # on the trans is AA-65, and the 429 engine has to be out of a 65 as the water pump lower hose outlet connector goes to the passenger side of the…


Anyone have a spare flywheel cover for a 64 with a TH?

Posted on July 24, 2015 at 12:40pm 1 Comment

Exactly what the title says. Mine is missing, and I really don't like the flywheel being exposed as rocks and debris can damage it.


Oil pan has been cut and welded back together, Why?

Posted on July 24, 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

For some reason I just barely noticed this last night while under the car. It looks like someone removed the oil pan once before, and decided to cut it. I see the weld marking going all around the pan. 

Why would anybody do this?



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64 driver tail light not working

Started by Kevin in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kevin 19 minutes ago. 5 Replies

My driver side tail light does not work. The lights on the fin works, passenger side works. Check the fuses everything looks good. Should I follow the wire from the tail light and where does it run…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 6 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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Blog Posts

Brakes Went Out

Posted by Christopher Codd on August 8, 2018 at 8:25am 18 Comments

My '64 Cadillac DeVille had been sitting for awhile while I was travelling this summer and when I came home it had some issues starting. After replacing the plugs and the ignition coil, it was running better than it had in a long time but the brakes were sticking. I noticed the brake pedal was traveling a little farther than usual when slowing down. Soon after I noticed a hissing noise coming from around the brake pedal. Then I lost the brakes pretty much completely. I couldn't find any…


Tom and Dwight's excellent 64 Fleetwood tales

Posted by Norman Silverman on July 29, 2018 at 2:52pm 1 Comment

Wow, what a great recitation of events-and what a magnificent restoration. 

Thanks for providing a most pleasurable read.


Comfortron AC trouble shooting

Posted by Norman Silverman on July 23, 2018 at 8:54pm 5 Comments

OK, here we go.....

I got the book to troubleshoot the system. INDISPENSABLE to this effort. 

As I do a cursory exam, I see that the AC RECIRC SOLENOID is Cracked (the WHITE one in the engine compartment coming out of the HVAC body with two vacuum hoses on it). I tried to patch it up (cracked all around the base), but it does not look like it will hold. 



A/C Issue / Stumped !

Posted by Dana G Cooper on July 23, 2018 at 6:29pm 33 Comments

My 63 CDV factory A/C was trash so I replaced every part in the system and converted to R134 . I also installed a STV bypass kit which eliminated the STV all together and converted the system to a cycling system.  I vacumed and charged the system with 36oz of 134. The system is cycling as it should and the pressures are right at 250 high side, cycle off at 25lbs and cycle back on at about 35lbs. It is making plenty of water on the low side hoses and evaporator drain. There is very good air…



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