Dan Loukota
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429 Engine Rebuild Question.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Oct 27. 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. 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

Fuel Tank Wiring Harness for a 1964 Series 62 Coupe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Apr 3. 4 Replies

I just dropped and cleaned my ‘64 gas tank along with replacing the tank sending unit. I noticed my tank harness and ground wire are pretty brittle and need replaced. I did a search for them online…Continue

 

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Dan Loukota commented on Gene McIlroy's blog post Front top ball joint replacement
"Gene, I cannot thank you enough!! This sheds much needed light on what I need to do. The pics truly are a great help!! "
9 hours ago
Dan Loukota commented on Gene McIlroy's blog post Front top ball joint replacement
"I ordered a complete super deluxe front suspension kit from Kanter for my ‘64 Series 62 coupe last week. The ball joints have the holes?? for the screws to hold in place but no screws in the kit. When I contacted Kanter they said,…"
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Jason Edge replied to Dan Loukota's discussion 429 Engine Rebuild Question.
"Same size."
Oct 27
Klutch replied to Dan Loukota's discussion 429 Engine Rebuild Question.
"Hey sorry i forgot to mention that i have a 63 with the 390. I just didnt wanna start a new thread for a simple question."
Oct 27
Jason Edge replied to Dan Loukota's discussion 429 Engine Rebuild Question.
"7/16 - 14 bolt size. I believe I am mainly using the adaptor ring bolts used on the THM transmission equipped 64's, along with a big washer. There is one lower right where I just use a smaller long bolt with 2 washers.. I think it goes through…"
Oct 27
Klutch replied to Dan Loukota's discussion 429 Engine Rebuild Question.
"quick question, anyone know what size bolts we need to bolt engine up to a engine stand? we dont need any special adapter plates or anything right. my stand has the adjustable mounts like usual. just need to know what size bolts roughly i need to…"
Oct 27
Dan Loukota replied to Dan Loukota's discussion 429 Engine Rebuild Question.
"So the price online by a motor remanufacture/rebuild site is $2950. Shipping total both ways is roughly $300. Local shops...one is between $3500 & $4500. The second local shop is $4500 to $5500. Everyone sounded like they knew what they were…"
Sep 29
Russ Austin replied to Dan Loukota's discussion 429 Engine Rebuild Question.
"Would you mind sharing the prices of the shops?  A rebuild kit is 1500 to 1800 dollars in the states.  If I sent an engine out, it would cost 4-5 thousand dollars. I'm worried that the lower priced shop doesn't know the cost of a…"
Sep 29
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Dan Loukota's discussion 429 Engine Rebuild Question.
"Kevin  i do remember your very successful engine rebuild after you broke a piston not to long after you received your  car in your country  Nice work  Enjoy "
Sep 29
Kevin Campbell replied to Dan Loukota's discussion 429 Engine Rebuild Question.
"Find a machine shop you feel you can trust, by way of recommendations or similar. (Not the cheapest) Use products/parts, that are of a good quality.... (not the cheapest or dearest) You can rebuilt an engine at 50% off, unless they aren't doing…"
Sep 29
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429 Engine Rebuild Question.

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 pretty significant difference in price between local shops and the one I found online where would ship the engine. The locals are approximately 50% higher in cost. I be interested to hear my fellow Chapter members thoughts and experiences.
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Sep 12
Dan Loukota replied to Dan Loukota's discussion Engine Rebuild or Remanufactured
"Thanks for your thoughts. In my heart I know she’s gonna start. My head is the issue. Lol. The former owner was a WWII bomber pilot and a commercial airline pilot flying jumbo jets. He took really good care of her, most pilots treat anything…"
Sep 9
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Dan Loukota's discussion Engine Rebuild or Remanufactured
" Dan You can flush the engine and water passages out once you get the engine to run and they SB fine ( just gunk build up  ) You need to establish the condition of the engine you now have before you consider a rebuild  How would you…"
Sep 9
Dan Loukota posted a discussion

Engine Rebuild or Remanufactured

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 through bolts to the block. The more I’ve dealt with drilling them out the more I’m coming to the realization the engine probably should be rebuilt. There’s a lot of dissolved aluminum and corrosion gumming up the water flow area just in the engine cover from age and time. I had a engine builder but he…See More
Sep 9
Dan Loukota replied to Jason Edge's discussion Welcome 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Members
"Thanks! Glad to be here!! "
Aug 13

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Cadillac 62 Coupe
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
Yes
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
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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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Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 11 hours ago. 164 Replies

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

Tags: classic cadillac parts, classiccadillacparts

Looking for 64 to 66 seat belt buckles, male and female together.

Started by Ryan Frawley in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 13 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hey all, I am in the process of finishing up my 64 coupe deville and noticed that the front seat belts only have the retractor side in the bag I put all the belts in when I got it. I have found it…Continue

Tags: buckle, safety belt, seatbelt, seatbelts

Movie Star Cars.

Started by Kevin Campbell in General Discussion. Last reply by Kurt 20 hours ago. 17 Replies

We have the Village Roadshow film studios about an 1.5 hour drive away.They've put out a call for cars to appear in a movie about Elvis. :-)So, I nominated our 64 Fleetwood as a potential "Movie Star…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 22 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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Stuck at two red (dash) lights!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on November 3, 2019 at 10:00pm 9 Comments

I hope someone can help solve these two electrical problems that appeared one after the other.

By way of background: The car, a '64 Eldorado has very limited use. It was at a restoration shop for 15 months until last January-  that supposedly did a bunch of wiring repairs including rebuilding the gas gauge that still hasn't worked properly, and the clock that hasn't worked, and re-soldering the broken wires in the drive door. All window and seat controls appear to be…

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driveshaft help

Posted by wayne weaver on October 9, 2019 at 4:41pm 1 Comment

can anyone help me with a driveshaft ? I have a 1963 Cadillac 62 series 4dr with the hydro-matic trans. I need the male splined shaft on the front of the rear driveshaft section. the piece with the nut attached by clip.id be willing to buy a shaft if its not horribly priced.

Dash removal

Posted by Jake Mickley on October 9, 2019 at 12:06am 9 Comments

Hello everyone,

On a 63 CDV, if a guy wanted to remove the entire dash to get all the metal painted, and do some other things behind there, how would he go about doing that?  I checked here and the shop manual, but can't find a complete guide.

As always, and help or direction is appreciated.  Thanks!

--Jake

Introducing myself

Posted by Gary Marchand on October 7, 2019 at 9:32pm 8 Comments

Thanks for letting me join the club.  Picked up this ‘64 Coupe Deville a few months ago out of Beverly MA, the car has few stickers on it from various Cadillac clubs, didn’t know if anyone might recognize it from it’s “Glory days.” Everything seems pretty healthy except for the body and some very Mickey Mouse repairs, was wondering if anyone had any leads on…

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