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Being grateful for owning such a beautiful work of art. The Amazing 63/64 Cadillac's.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Feb 11. 11 Replies

It just hit me the other day on how lucky I am to own my 64 Caddie. After recently searching the web for a nice 63/64 for sale, it's becoming almost impossible to find them in good shape these…Continue

Need a 64 fan shroud.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Jan 21. 4 Replies

Does anyone have a spare one for sale? I would greatly appreciate it!BTW I have an aftermarket champion radiator in the car, with a 7 blade fan since the engine is actually from a 65. Not sure if it…Continue

Tuning your Cad using a vacuum gauge, forget a timing light.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell Feb 25, 2017. 3 Replies

Hey all, so after doing some research, and still not completely satisfied with the way my 64 was running I decided to see what the vacuum readings were while the engine was idling to determine the…Continue

Anyone decided to chrome plate there 64 painted trim that goes across the center grill?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Feb 24, 2017. 4 Replies

I always wondered how a chrome or a basic aluminum trim styling change almost how the 63 center straight across trim piece that is chrome or stainless would look on a 64 grill.Has anyone just simply…Continue

 

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Chris replied to Russ Austin's discussion Bling bling
"That’s a beauty! There’s nothing better on these cars than blinding amounts of chrome!"
Feb 13
Wayne Morris liked Chris's discussion Being grateful for owning such a beautiful work of art. The Amazing 63/64 Cadillac's.
Feb 12
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Chris's discussion Being grateful for owning such a beautiful work of art. The Amazing 63/64 Cadillac's.
"Clovis Its still a Mercury Station Wagon -- not a Lincoln I love your wagon and am very sure the ride is wonderful if you say so Nobody says -- it rides like a Mercury Station Wagon --though !! lOL !! Enjoy"
Feb 11
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Chris's discussion Being grateful for owning such a beautiful work of art. The Amazing 63/64 Cadillac's.
"It seems the older our cars get-- the Better they LOOK --compared to the other cars on the road --that seem to look --more like each other with very little style differences You have to --look to see --the emblem on the car to know what kind of car…"
Feb 11
Chris replied to Chris's discussion Being grateful for owning such a beautiful work of art. The Amazing 63/64 Cadillac's.
"Kev, thanks for sharing that with us! These babies especially the 64's with Turbo400 really do get up so effortlessly on the road, like a rocket! It's been a nice time to cruise in CA as the weather has been perfect. I took out the…"
Feb 11
Chris replied to Chris's discussion Being grateful for owning such a beautiful work of art. The Amazing 63/64 Cadillac's.
"Some of you guys have many many YEARS on me, but that's ok because I know I'll eventually get there, and understand the older I become the even more important my Caddy will mean to me. I really do think we are a special group, as Cadillac…"
Feb 11
Chris replied to Chris's discussion Being grateful for owning such a beautiful work of art. The Amazing 63/64 Cadillac's.
"Right on Clovis! That's awesome to hear :) it always feels good when you know you got it for a sweet deal! Great story."
Feb 11
Kevin Campbell replied to Chris's discussion Being grateful for owning such a beautiful work of art. The Amazing 63/64 Cadillac's.
"Well, we had a lovely "Cadillac ride" today. I ran my Cars n Coffee monthly meet today before leading a run to the Kin Kin Hote via Cedar Pocket Dam and then on to Hell Town Hot Rods. The 64 did itself proud, well, all the cars did,…"
Feb 11
Clovis replied to Chris's discussion Being grateful for owning such a beautiful work of art. The Amazing 63/64 Cadillac's.
"Wait a minute Tony. My mercury colony park has a dash plack that states "RIDE ENGINEERED BY LINCOLN" So sorry sir once in a while it does ride like a LINCOLN. Wooohooo!!"
Feb 10
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Chris's discussion Being grateful for owning such a beautiful work of art. The Amazing 63/64 Cadillac's.
"Nobody ever says ---it Rides like a Lincoln !!----LOL !!!! Enjoy"
Feb 10
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Chris's discussion Being grateful for owning such a beautiful work of art. The Amazing 63/64 Cadillac's.
"Chris I so really LOVE your post -- as it such a good explination of how these amazing cars can add so much enjoyment to a --CAR NUTS life ( Cadillac Crazy guys ) These year cars are the best of the best in so many categories of automobile…"
Feb 10
Kevin Campbell replied to Chris's discussion Being grateful for owning such a beautiful work of art. The Amazing 63/64 Cadillac's.
"Over the years, I've owned my fair share of cars. All were memorable, some we just had the best time with, but one or two were forgettable..... all memorable in one way or another.   Enter, a 1964 Cadillac Fleetwood: By far, the…"
Feb 10
Clovis replied to Chris's discussion Being grateful for owning such a beautiful work of art. The Amazing 63/64 Cadillac's.
"Chris we seem to be in the same boat, pun intended, when it came to buying a Cadillac. I was perusing the clasic car classifieds and saw my 64 sedan deville. I was in no way looking for or interested in Cadillacs. It just was a car from the year I…"
Feb 10
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Being grateful for owning such a beautiful work of art. The Amazing 63/64 Cadillac's.

It just hit me the other day on how lucky I am to own my 64 Caddie. After recently searching the web for a nice 63/64 for sale, it's becoming almost impossible to find them in good shape these days without spending a fortune.It's sorta strange how things work out for some people. I had no interest in purchasing a 64 Cad at all, or any sort of desire to own one. It happened by chance and quick scroll on my local craigslist. There are days where I'll randomly look up Cadillacs for sale online…See More
Feb 10
Jason Edge commented on Chris's blog post Is the 429 the same physical size as the 390?
"Putting a 429 Crank in a 390 to make a "stroker" engine is one thing, but you would also need to mate it with the 429 heads if bored out to 4.13 like the stock 429, as the top of cylinder chamber on the 429 heads is wider diameter and…"
Feb 9
Russ Austin commented on Chris's blog post Is the 429 the same physical size as the 390?
"I looked into putting a 64 crank into a 390 It can be done, but you will need to have custom pistons made. The wrist pin sits different at a different depth from 63 to 64. The internal boring of the 2 different years are different. Best solution is…"
Feb 9

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
64 Sedan Deville
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
no
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
no

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At 8:15pm on January 17, 2015, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website. 

Also check out and join the CLC (Cadillac LaSalle Club) and our 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter if not already a member. Note that joining the website is free to everyone but you MUST be a CLC member to join the chapter.

For more information on joining the CLC and our chapter click on https://www.cadillaclasalleclub.org/joinrenew 

(If you believe you are already a member of the  Cadillac LaSalle, contact Mike and Nancy Book at the main office at email address: cadlasalleclub@aol.com)

Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home.  The Help Page at www.help.6364cadillac.com will have links to many useful articles and information about our Cadillacs. 

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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?

Thanks.

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…

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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.

Thanks!!

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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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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