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Steering Gear Lining Up Pitman Arm & Steering Column

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronnie Lay Apr 25. 5 Replies

I'm about to embark on replacing my Steering Gear in my '64 Series 62 Coupe. My motor is out of her and I just replaced the the front suspension. In the process I noticed the Steering Gear is…Continue

Front Disc Conversion for ‘64 Series 62 Coupe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Feb 22. 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

 

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Dan Loukota replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion center link 63 cdv
"Make sure you pay attention to the old center link before you remove it. There’s a slight difference in the length to the inner tie rod ends. One side of the center link slightly longer then the other side to the tie rods. Make note of that so…"
Aug 12
Ronnie Lay replied to Dan Loukota's discussion Steering Gear Lining Up Pitman Arm & Steering Column
"I have used Dorman 3100, also Lares 201 for 64 non tilt."
Apr 25
Jason Edge replied to Dan Loukota's discussion Steering Gear Lining Up Pitman Arm & Steering Column
"I have a very nice original non-tilt column ragjoint for $50 ($45 as a Chapter Member) and can Priority for $8 for a total of $53. I am out of the tilt column version but can put you on my Wait List that is what you need and no one has one. "
Apr 25
Dan Loukota replied to Dan Loukota's discussion Steering Gear Lining Up Pitman Arm & Steering Column
"Everything came apart without issue. Thanks for the input. I’m having a hard time finding a new rag joint...Does anyone know who carries one? I miss the days you could hit a local non-chain parts store and find what you needed. "
Apr 25
Dan Loukota replied to Dan Loukota's discussion Steering Gear Lining Up Pitman Arm & Steering Column
"Ronnie...Thanks! I noticed the "missing" spline areas. I do have an original shop manual I will refer to as well. Thanks for the info!!"
Apr 23
Ronnie Lay replied to Dan Loukota's discussion Steering Gear Lining Up Pitman Arm & Steering Column
"Both the Pittman arm and steering column have flats or splines to align them, just make sure your new or rebuilt steering gear is centered before installation. Shop Manual has very good, thorough instructions."
Apr 22
Dan Loukota posted a discussion

Steering Gear Lining Up Pitman Arm & Steering Column

I'm about to embark on replacing my Steering Gear in my '64 Series 62 Coupe. My motor is out of her and I just replaced the the front suspension. In the process I noticed the Steering Gear is leaking...I figure with everything out of the way this will be so much easier to deal with now then later. Before I go at it I'm thinking ahead to how is everything going to line back up properly with the Steering Gear and the Steering Column. Is there a place on the Steering Gear shafts that the Pitman…See More
Apr 22
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.  "
Feb 23
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? "
Feb 23
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…"
Feb 22
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…"
Feb 22
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. "
Feb 21
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."
Feb 21
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…"
Feb 21
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?"
Feb 21
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
Feb 21

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1964 Cadillac 62 Coupe
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At 7:51am on August 1, 2018, Jason Edge said…

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'64 Deville Conv. passenger power windows problem

Started by Michael Vogler in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Michael Vogler 18 hours ago. 4 Replies

all four power windows work from the driver's control panel, but none of the passenger windows work from the passenger switches.  Is this a master switch problem or an wiring problem?   Thanks for…Continue

Time of year to be checking your antifreeze ( coolant ) numbers —-Nov

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 23 hours ago. 0 Replies

Good time of year to be checking your coolant to see what temp it will freeze at Giving  you enough time to do a coolant change— if it is time to do so —-or —if your freeze at temp numbers are to…Continue

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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 0 Replies

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

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Interiors in the PNW

Started by keith price in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 3 Replies

Just wondering if anyone knows of a place to get interiors done in the Pacific Northwest. I'm looking at seats, door cards and headliner. I live in the Tacoma Washington area so west side is…Continue

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1964 Cadillac Fleetwood sixty special / transmission dipstick needed

Posted by Pablo on September 20, 2020 at 9:57pm 1 Comment

How are you doing folks, I’m looking for a transmission dipstick, any info I will appreciated, thank you very much

1963 Cadillac hood driver side hinge

Posted by Steven on September 16, 2020 at 9:23am 1 Comment

Hello,

 Does anyone know were I can buy a 1963 Cadillac hood driver side hinge or is there any other hinge that would fit? 

Thanks

Steven

Bad Guage?

Posted by Karl Schwarz on August 26, 2020 at 3:08pm 6 Comments

So I am troubleshooting my fuel gauge issue. I bought a new sender and tested it. It  it goes from 1-ohm (empty) to 35-ohm (full). When I test it (outside the tank), when the float is in the up (full) position it only moves the gauge to about 1/2 full. When at the bottom (empty) position the gauge shows empty. This is the same issue I have when I fill and then use the gas in the tank - the gauge never reads ore than half full. Based on what I've read on this thread it would seem like the…

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