Dana G Cooper
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Metal inline fuel filters

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Jul 12, 2017. 16 Replies

I have a question... When I was a young boy and teenager working in full service gas stations in the late 1960's early 1970's, I know I saw several Cadillacs with an A/C brand metal fuel filter in…Continue

Front Fenders

Started May 31, 2017 0 Replies

After 16 years on jack stands I finally got my "63" Deville on the road recently ! There are several kinks to work out but the one I need help with the most is a set of rust free front fenders. Mine…Continue

Jetaway trans. rebuild

Started Feb 15, 2017 0 Replies

I am looking for a reliable source for a rebuilt transmission for my 1963 Deville. I live near Tulsa, OK. I found what sounds like a good shop in California but I would like to find a good source  in…Continue

Dana Cooper Asks: What Replacement is used for "type A " trans fluid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anders Oct 18, 2016. 2 Replies

What transmission fluid is suggested to replace "type A " in a 1963 jetaway trans ? I'm assuming Dextron II but I want to be sure. This is a complete drained service, not a rebuild. Any Suggestions ?Continue

 

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Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Dana G Cooper's blog post A/C Issue / Stumped !
"Sounds like you are finally getting the vent temps that are expected from a correctly working Ac system Congradulation and enjoy the driving comfort you have acheived for yourself Adds a lot to the joy of the driving experience Enjoy"
9 hours ago
Clovis commented on Dana G Cooper's blog post A/C Issue / Stumped !
"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…"
10 hours ago
Michael Forte commented on Dana G Cooper's blog post A/C Issue / Stumped !
"Congrats!   Glad you were able to solve it!  Enjoy it!"
10 hours ago
Dana G Cooper commented on Dana G Cooper's blog post A/C Issue / Stumped !
"OK, Here is what happened with my A/C problem. To start, everyone I have discussed this issue with agreed, the system needed  around 48oz of 134. A local A/C guy convinced me that my new condenser was plugged up about 3/4 of the way through. I…"
12 hours ago
Clovis commented on Dana G Cooper's blog post A/C Issue / Stumped !
"Just to clarify for the uninformed, this does not control the cabin temperature. This just cycles the compressor and stops the evaporator from freezing. The one from old air products has a preset temperature to start and stop the compressor. This…"
Aug 2
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Dana G Cooper's blog post A/C Issue / Stumped !
"Clovis Now this is why i love having you around The switch offers more temp control that is needed and is --a lot less dollar than a switch that does much less ! How can you beat that ! Great info my friend !!!!!! Enjoy"
Aug 2
Clovis commented on Dana G Cooper's blog post A/C Issue / Stumped !
"Those have a temperature adjustment dial on them. If it's too cold turn dial to warm it up and if to warm do the opposite. These would solve the fiddling to find the sweet spot with the bulb, wrapping and unwrapping mastic. If your system is…"
Aug 1
Clovis commented on Dana G Cooper's blog post A/C Issue / Stumped !
"I purchased the STV update kit from old air products. My system was prematurely cycling off before the system had a chance to get really cold. All it's supposed to do is stop the system from turning the evaporator into a block of ice. After…"
Aug 1
Mark S Anderson commented on Dana G Cooper's blog post A/C Issue / Stumped !
"The cycling switch sensor, and expansion valve bulb, should be mounted to the outlet(upper) line of the evaporator, as close as possible to the evaporator case, and should be well insulated to prevent engine heat from interfering with…"
Aug 1
Michael Forte commented on Dana G Cooper's blog post A/C Issue / Stumped !
"I have mine on the outlet tube as close to the evaporator case as possible, basically next to to other capillary tube.  It’s under the sticky tape stuff you see in the picture below. "
Aug 1
Dana G Cooper commented on Dana G Cooper's blog post A/C Issue / Stumped !
"Update: Replaced the Expansion valve with the correct valve. Still about the same results. Just to be clear, everything in the system is new, including the evaporator. One question, what position should the cycling switch sensor tube be placed on…"
Aug 1
Clovis commented on Dana G Cooper's blog post A/C Issue / Stumped !
"Thanks Mark, I did read that but you never know what one person's replacement of everything means to another's. It's also good for future readers to see how a system my not be operating at it's best. But I defer to you for the…"
Aug 1
Mark S Anderson commented on Dana G Cooper's blog post A/C Issue / Stumped !
"Clovis, according to the original post it's new.  "
Aug 1
Clovis commented on Dana G Cooper's blog post A/C Issue / Stumped !
"It could be this also"
Aug 1
Clovis commented on Dana G Cooper's blog post A/C Issue / Stumped !
"Tony nice to hear from you. Yes my life has been very busy and not focused on my cars unfortunately. I sold some land and my sawmill and had to move many many trailer loads of wood and timbers to my cottage. $3500 in fuel in two months for my truck.…"
Jul 27
Mark S Anderson commented on Dana G Cooper's blog post A/C Issue / Stumped !
"The correct TXV should definitely fix your problem as you described it.   There are two types available, i believe,  one with a straight sensing bulb, or the original style which wraps around the evaporator outlet line.  If…"
Jul 27

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Coupe Deville & a 1962 Fleetwood 4dr
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
yes
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
Yes

Dana G Cooper's Blog

A/C Issue / Stumped !

Posted on July 23, 2018 at 6:29pm 37 Comments

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…

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Radiator Bug Screen

Posted on December 17, 2017 at 9:57pm 1 Comment

                                               Odd subject, food for thought !!!

I own one 1963 Coupe Deville and two 1962 4dr Cadillacs. When I took delivery of these three Cadillacs through the years, I noticed they all had the old fashioned radiator bug screens like many vehicles had back in the day. Recently I began wondering why & when these bug screens went away. Then I thought back to the time I quit seeing these screens, ( Mid - late 1960's ). After thinking about what…

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Jetaway Trans. Flywheel O-Ring

Posted on October 23, 2017 at 10:04pm 1 Comment

This is not a big issue but it may help someone. I am a retired mechanic of 40 plus years and I could not believe I almost missed this... My 63 CDV had a leak at the flywheel O-ring. In preparation for the repair I read many online stories about the O-ring missing completely when they removed the flywheel from the tourrus on the Jetaway transmission.

I removed the trans last week and pulled the flywheel off. Upon inspection I thought "wow, the O-ring is missing off my flywheel too ! "…

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Quarter Window on Coupe Deville

Posted on September 6, 2017 at 8:14pm 3 Comments

I had the need to remove the rear inside quarter panels on my CDV today & I had to smile when I looked at all the window tracks it took to make the rear window roll up and down as it does, and then I thought about when the tracks were designed, ( prior to computers as we know them today ), and I wondered how many slide rule calculations it might have taken to make the window roll as it does. Sometimes I am amazed at what the engineers were able to do on these vehicles prior to computers…

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64 driver tail light not working

Started by Kevin in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kevin 16 hours ago. 5 Replies

My driver side tail light does not work. The lights on the fin works, passenger side works. Check the fuses everything looks good. Should I follow the wire from the tail light and where does it run…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

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Brakes Went Out

Posted by Christopher Codd on August 8, 2018 at 8:25am 18 Comments

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…

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Tom and Dwight's excellent 64 Fleetwood tales

Posted by Norman Silverman on July 29, 2018 at 2:52pm 1 Comment

Wow, what a great recitation of events-and what a magnificent restoration. 

Thanks for providing a most pleasurable read.

Norm

Comfortron AC trouble shooting

Posted by Norman Silverman on July 23, 2018 at 8:54pm 5 Comments

OK, here we go.....

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…

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A/C Issue / Stumped !

Posted by Dana G Cooper on July 23, 2018 at 6:29pm 37 Comments

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…

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