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Front Disc Conversion for ‘64 Series 62 Coupe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge on Saturday. 6 Replies

I started a front disc brake conversion on my ‘64 Caddy. I finished the drivers side first only to find my factory rim scrapes the caliper to the point it would need spacing 1” to clear and roll…Continue

Radio Static Collector

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Feb 4. 6 Replies

I’m in the midst of a disc brake conversion on my ‘64 Series 62 Coupe. When I pulled the dust cap I discovered what I thought was either a screwed up cotter pin or metal shavings first thing before…Continue

429 Engine Rebuild Question.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Oct 27, 2019. 8 Replies

I have a ‘64 Series 62 Coupe. I’m going to rebuild the factory 429. Has anyone used a company where you ship your engine for the rebuild? I first checked a few local machine shops and there is a…Continue

Engine Rebuild or Remanufactured

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Loukota Sep 9, 2019. 2 Replies

I have working with my ‘64 Series 62 Coupe I bought last summer. It’s a barn/desert find thatHasn’t been started in 18 years. I’ve been dealing with sheering off water pump bolts (3) with 2 being…Continue

 

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Dan Loukota replied to James Elkins's discussion Disc Brakes and Cadillac 48 spoke wire wheels
"What kit did you get from CCP? Does it stop your caddy without any issues? I’ve heard the 11” plus sets are the way to go but it won’t fit factory ‘64 rims.  "
Sunday
Dan Loukota commented on Aaron Bachmann's blog post disc conversion.
"Does the ABS Disc Conversion Kit (#822) work with 1964 factory rims? Did you have to use any spacers? "
Sunday
Jason Edge replied to Dan Loukota's discussion Front Disc Conversion for ‘64 Series 62 Coupe
"The 1961 to 1964 wheels (rims) are a bit wider on the outer lip where the hubcap snaps in. This is the reason a 1964 hubcap (wheel cover) is too wide to fit on a 1965 and later rim, or earlier rim. If you want to use a 63/64 hubcap it needs to be…"
Saturday
Russ Austin replied to Dan Loukota's discussion Front Disc Conversion for ‘64 Series 62 Coupe
"I also did the conversion, using the 5/16 spacers with longer wheel studs.  There is a fellow who is doing some research using 77 trans Am calipers, in hopes of using the stock rims with no spacer. If you have a junk caliper, grind away where…"
Saturday
Dan Loukota replied to Dan Loukota's discussion Front Disc Conversion for ‘64 Series 62 Coupe
"Thanks, I’ll do some digging on the site. I saw a discussion from 2013 that looked interesting. "
Saturday
Dan Loukota replied to Dan Loukota's discussion Front Disc Conversion for ‘64 Series 62 Coupe
"It’s a big brake se pt up from Engineered Components Inc. Really nice folks. They do conversion kits but this was a first run for a ‘64 Cadillac. The wheel issue was thought not to be so pronounced."
Saturday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Dan Loukota's discussion Front Disc Conversion for ‘64 Series 62 Coupe
"The answer to the first question is no  Only certain year rims will allow the  use of the stock  64 hubcaps   Ex :    64 caps will not fit 65 rims  I know for a fact they do make disc brake kits that will…"
Saturday
Ian Osborne replied to Dan Loukota's discussion Front Disc Conversion for ‘64 Series 62 Coupe
"I did the disc conversion using the '69 GM brakes. They require a spacer but only 5/16". I'm not crazy about using that but can't get around it. I agree that a 1" spacer is way too much. Which brakes are you using?"
Friday
Dan Loukota posted a discussion

Front Disc Conversion for ‘64 Series 62 Coupe

I started a front disc brake conversion on my ‘64 Caddy. I finished the drivers side first only to find my factory rim scrapes the caliper to the point it would need spacing 1” to clear and roll free. I’m not feeling that kinda spacing at all. I’d like to run my factory rims with her original hubcaps. Are there factory rims out there that would miss the caliper but still let me use the factory hubcaps? Or Is there a front disc conversion kit that would allow me to use my factory rims?? See More
Friday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Dan Loukota's discussion Radio Static Collector
"I never saw the radio static things on any other car I know of  My 63 Chevy Super Sport did not have them from the same time period  Enjoy "
Feb 4
Dan Loukota replied to Dan Loukota's discussion Radio Static Collector
"Thanks for the descriptions. I’ll probably not reinstall them. I’m impressed that Cadillac engineers would think of that. Was such on other GM vehicles or cars of the day? "
Feb 3
Jason Edge replied to Dan Loukota's discussion Radio Static Collector
"Indeed. Makes very nice nipple shields if you are into such things!!"
Jan 30
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Dan Loukota's discussion Radio Static Collector
" Dan Not really sure they do anything at all  Mine are gone a long time ago and no radio reception issues at all  Enjoy  "
Jan 30
Kurt replied to Dan Loukota's discussion Radio Static Collector
"I believe Jason refers to them as "nipple shields""
Jan 30
Russ Austin replied to Dan Loukota's discussion Radio Static Collector
"The static collector is for the radio. It dissipates the static electricity buildup in the wheel & tire and brake assembly.  It bonds the rotating mass to the spindle. The cotter key was installed wrong, and that's why the static…"
Jan 29
Dan Loukota posted a discussion

Radio Static Collector

I’m in the midst of a disc brake conversion on my ‘64 Series 62 Coupe. When I pulled the dust cap I discovered what I thought was either a screwed up cotter pin or metal shavings first thing before the nut. I was looking in my original service manual for torque specs and saw the breakdown of the hub to the spindle. Low and behold the jacked up metal “shavings” is a Radio Static Collector. Ok, what is that??!!
Jan 29

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Cadillac 62 Coupe
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Yes
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At 7:51am on August 1, 2018, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.

This site is hosted by the CLC (Cadillac LaSalle Club) 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter. Joining the website is free to everyone, however, you must be a CLC member to join the Chapter. 

- Click on www.join.6364cadillac.com for more information on joining the 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter and the Cadillac LaSalle Club

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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spark plugs

Started by Ron Perry in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Ron Perry 11 hours ago. 6 Replies

Gentlemen   I have a 1964 Sedan De Ville with 20 thousand original miles. I am going to replace the spark plugs. What plug would you recommend? I only drive the car a few hundred miles a year and the…Continue

Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 12 hours ago. 170 Replies

I have posted a few Misc items over on my Classic Cadillac Parts Facebook page at…Continue

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She got the look and then some

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion yesterday. 0 Replies

A Thing Of Beauty is a JOY FOREVER ! ! ! !  a poem by John Keats that sums up my feelings about my 1964 Classic Antique Cadillac Convertible —-to a tee The car is  a STUNNING thing to behold I can…Continue

Tags: Cadillac, 1964

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Looking for 63 Convertible / Coupe rear side trim

Posted by Gene McIlroy on January 24, 2020 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

Want to find a good straight dent free rear side trim for my 1963 Convertible.  I have both sides but they do not match.  Wanting to get them to match.  I am attaching a photo of the two trim sided that I have really wanting the squared off trim if I can get it.  Let's see what you have,…

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Road Trip

Posted by Ray Schick on January 21, 2020 at 9:00pm 7 Comments

Got a little cabin fever this morning,decided to take a road trip to Hickory Corners Michigan, The Gilmore Museum. It’s about 2 1/2 hours from my home . Place is awesome,I was really impressed.

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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???

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