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63/64 Body construction quality.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris yesterday. 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 64.it'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

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

 

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Chris replied to Chris's discussion 63/64 Body construction quality.
"I hear ya on the lower front fenders. I actually have a good size rust spot where dirt and water accumulated that I need to fix fairly soon."
yesterday
Ronnie Lay replied to Chris's discussion 63/64 Body construction quality.
"Solid car for sure, the only weak areas are the lower front fenders and front bumper ends on the body side. The aluminum front housing for the oil pump is the weak spot on the fine 429."
yesterday
Chris replied to Chris's discussion 63/64 Body construction quality.
"Definitely the American mentality and efforts to make things last a very long time was extremely important in the American auto industry, including in just about everything someone purchased from the 1920’s-1960’s because corporations…"
Saturday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Chris's discussion 63/64 Body construction quality.
"Chris I think you answered you own question But the best of what was available in raw materials then went into our year cars Yes -the metal is heavier than that of many other cars built during this time period When you come to realize the quality…"
Friday
Kevin Campbell replied to Chris's discussion 63/64 Body construction quality.
"I think, overall, they stand up pretty good. Our car, suffers a little bit of Californian suntan on some swage lines here and there, but the paint, which is about 70 to 75%, still the original paint from new, has stood up very well in a hot…"
Friday
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63/64 Body construction quality.

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 say just from owning my 64 for a few years now is how well they hold up to the environment and how over built they are. The They aren’t rust buckets like some 60’s cars, and the quality of materials used in everything from the dash pad quality, the door panels, to the chrome trim, the leather seats,…See More
Friday
Michael Long replied to Chris's discussion Lifter tick, then rough idle if the Caddy is in park too long.
"Lucas Oil makes a wonderful product called Hot Rod oil specifically designed for vintage cars.  While it does cost more than conventional oil, I know the ZDDP content is absolutely correct and the stuff is magnificent. Seriously, when you only…"
May 9
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Chris's discussion Lifter tick, then rough idle if the Caddy is in park too long.
"Kevin and Kim Kevin is correct - the trans i speak of is a t-10 4 speed ( as specified in the post ) manual four speed Glad you caught this before it caused any confusion --- as i have zero experience with STP ----in any automatic trans And do Not…"
May 7
Chris replied to Chris's discussion Lifter tick, then rough idle if the Caddy is in park too long.
"Hey Russ, no the oil light doesn’t come on when driving or when I start hearing the tick. The oil light does come on though when I turn the to the on position like how it’s supposed to. i might just have to do that. When i replace the…"
May 7
Kevin Campbell replied to Chris's discussion Lifter tick, then rough idle if the Caddy is in park too long.
"Kim, i'm pretty sure Tony is talking about a 4 speed manual trans there. STP.... we called it sticky toilet paper or stops teenage pregnancies."
May 6
Kim K Kaiser replied to Chris's discussion Lifter tick, then rough idle if the Caddy is in park too long.
"Tony,, where do yo put the STP,, transmission ?"
May 6
Russ Austin replied to Chris's discussion Lifter tick, then rough idle if the Caddy is in park too long.
"Does your oil light work? It sounds like you have 2 problems. A noisy lifter and a rough running engine. Pull the rocker arms and clean them up. take them apart and soak them to get the crud out of the oil passages. You may have a few rockers that…"
May 6
Chris replied to Chris's discussion Lifter tick, then rough idle if the Caddy is in park too long.
"I’ve heard of Rotella Diesel oil for our cars is a good choice. I think for now I’m going to just go with a high mileage 10W30 Dino oil with a bottle of Zinc additive and see what happens. If it makes even worse noise, then I’ll…"
May 5
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Chris's discussion Lifter tick, then rough idle if the Caddy is in park too long.
"A ZDDP additive is required today for most engine oils you would be purchasing off the current auto stores shelves You can damage and flatten the cam lobes if not enough ZDDP is present in the oil used and be requiring an engine rebuild Metal will…"
May 5
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Chris's discussion Lifter tick, then rough idle if the Caddy is in park too long.
"I know the Rotella 15-40 has the correct ZDDP to protect the flat lifter cam but --i am not comfortable --using anything but a 10w 30 oil which is what the cars was designed for The oils flow is determined by the oils viscosity and flow thru the…"
May 5
Joe DiIaconi replied to Chris's discussion Lifter tick, then rough idle if the Caddy is in park too long.
" I had the same problem , after watching a YouTube video on the subject flushed my engine out  with a engine flushing treatment .  Did an oil change  and used a lubricant additive ,  like Marvel's mystery fluid or…"
May 5

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
64 Sedan Deville
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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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question on oil pump priming and pressurets

Started by Tim Bobeck in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

hi everyone , I have a 63 coupe  that I have rebuilt the 390 engine. Long story short, after getting it all together and in the car, I started to prime to oil pump with a drill and socket, and I…Continue

My new project ( upper control arm bushing )

Started by Joe DiIaconi in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Joe DiIaconi 3 hours ago. 3 Replies

Has anyone found a good kit to replace all of the bushings including ball joints,  tie rod inner and outer, upper and lower control arm bushings, center link. I replace mine a couple years ago, but…Continue

My new project ( upper control arm bushing )

Started by Joe DiIaconi in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 9 hours ago. 1 Reply

Has anyone found a good kit to replace all of the bushings including ball joints,  tie rod inner and outer, upper and lower control arm bushings, center link. I replace mine a couple years ago, but…Continue

Radiator coolant

Started by Warwick smith in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 11 hours ago. 6 Replies

hican anyone tell me what is the common type and quantity of radiator coolant for my 1963 with a 390ci I have a standard copper radiator Continue

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where do I find a new and better motor?

Posted by john kilbourne on May 24, 2018 at 11:43am 11 Comments

My '64 convert is getting better, but the engine remains questionable. Starts and runs well enough, powerful, but I think I hear a main bearing banging, the balance is not great and I'd like to upgrade to fuel injection if I can.

Are there dependable remans available of good quality? Are new crate engines available? Will more advanced engines from newer years fit?

Also, please, the diff ratio is quite high, lots of RPMs compared to today's cars. Are there diffs with lower…

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1963 Cadillac DeVille

Posted by Sven on May 21, 2018 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Good morning community, I have this beautiful 1963 4 door for sale, asking cad$9999, that's about us$7750. I would bring it down south over the border to North Dakota or Minnesota.

If anyone is interested, feel free to ask questions.

Otherwise what are the best websites to sell classic cars in the states?



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camshaft

Posted by Dave Fundaburg on May 20, 2018 at 11:49am 1 Comment

Has anyone used the performance camshafts offered by Kanter or Isky if so how do you like the upgrade in general and how is the idle quality and vacuum for power accessories any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Door jamb switchs

Posted by Anthony Boles on May 17, 2018 at 9:50am 9 Comments

I'm having problems with the door jamb switches,the interior lights will sometimes work or the interior lights will just stay on and run the battery down ,there's three black wires spliced together and one simgle black and white wire,what could be the problem. 

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