I thought I'd start a post that lists vintage aftermarket or dealer installed accessories, that are cool or wierd, that we have found on our collector cars. Doesn't matter if they are Cadillac or not…Continue
Things have expanded a bit for my winter car projects. I started straightening out a fender that had a bit of wow to it and found some bondo. So an old fender bender no rust, but I was using the…Continue
"It sounds like you hit the sweet spot for your system. Obviously temps don't lie so my guess would be that it was originally overcharged. Very happy for you and we now have more information that this website can add to it's knowledge…"
"You could always buy a new trunk lip from Russ. Have it welded in and it's fixed for good. Fiberglass will work fine and be invisible to the naked eye. If it's done right with a new gasket it should last your lifetime."
"I would do some research on acid dipping Joe. That method of stripping the paint and rust has fallen out of favour. It appears that once the paint is out of all the nooks and crannies you are never able to properly get paint back in there. It will…"
"Good old American (or Canadian) made technology. Probably most production moved off shore years ago. Champion spark plug shut the Windsor plant down as soon as we got free trade. Come to think of it maybe Mr Trump is right!"
"That is not where the condensor goes. The condensor looking thing on the coil is a noise suppressor. You do not have points or condenser on your car it has been upgraded to electronic ignition and requires no maintenance. Put everything back to…"
New member who just purchased a 1964 Sedan Deville with a bad AC system. I have seen that you wrote some great articles on repairing the pneumatics (mechanical part of AC system is now working). Can you send me a link to your previous posts ? Thanks. Bob Sweeney
A good mate of mine mows the grass for an elderly couple a few miles away. The other day, while at the back door receiving his payment, he noticed the picture of a 1964 Cadillac on the wall.My mate…Continue
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…
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.
PLEASE TELL ME THAT REPLACING THIS PART IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS I THINK IT IS, But I think it is a bear to…
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…