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Brakes, deflating noise when depressed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Aug 11, 2015. 10 Replies

Guys,I recently just got my Cadillac from the shop and had many things done to it, including the break system, from front to back. I have driven the car about 300 miles with no issues at all, the car…Continue

Tags: hard, noise, booster, Brakes

64 Fleetwood 429 Block Issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by William Cameron Sep 30, 2014. 4 Replies

Guys,Has anyone ever experienced fixing a block that has one bad cylinder, by just having that cylinder sleeved and replacing that cylinders piston and reassembling the motor as is without rebuilding…Continue

Tags: crack, cylinder, sleeve, manifold, block


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1964 SDN 6039

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Selecting the Right Shop for Paint

Posted on April 20, 2014 at 6:27pm 3 Comments

Hello All,

I'm beginning the process of finding the right shop to paint my 64 fleetwood.  

I had the car at a restoration shop for about a year getting all the mechanical work done, but they gave a very vague estimate for paint. They quoted me around 20k to paint including removing all the trim, bumpers, door handles, and media blasting the body.  I understand that anything can come up during the process but do shops normally provide a detailed quote and as issues arise its…


Good Mechanics in Philadelphia Region

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 8:14pm 6 Comments


I'm looking for a reputable mechanic in the Philadelphia PA region.  As some of you know I was about to get hosed on a lot of work but thanks to the great input of this awesome forum, I have decided to take the car back.  I'm anxious to get this to someone that can assist in getting the car road worthy for…


Professional Restoration Shop Work Questions/Thoughts/Pricing

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 9:55pm 12 Comments

So I have come to terms that I'm unable to spend the necessary time to get my Cadillac up and running on my own.  I decided to have the car taken to a professional restoration shop for a full mechanical evaluation.   I wanted to get some opinions on what they suggested was needed to get the car drivable and inspected.  The car has been sitting for a long time, two years in my possession and I'm sure even longer beforehand.   

I know taking it to a professional shop would cost some…


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At 6:16am on April 21, 2014, Jason Edge said…

David, I see you are in PA area and there are several CLC Regions in the area and around the north east.  This is another reason to join and become an active member of the CLC and your local region(s) if not already a member.

Our Eastern NC and Carolina region members are constantly networking (usually via email) when we need to find someone that knows how to work on our old Cadillac.  For example a couple weeks ago someone needed resources to rebuild his hold Hydramatic and sent an email out to the Carolina region and I saw no less than 6 solid responses on reputable transmission mechanics in the Carolina area that work on these older transmissions.

At 9:20pm on March 31, 2013, Jason Edge said…

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Is this possible or total BS?

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 32 seconds ago. 5 Replies

After changing tie rods, i tokk car into wheel n allignment shop. He said no problem.  He calls back about 45 minutes later and said they couldnt get between the tire and cowl, the guys head was too…Continue

Vacuum / Parking Brake / NSS Question

Started by Karl Schwarz in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Karl Schwarz 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

I bought a 1963 Series 62 Convertible in July.It makes a hissing sound when in neutral, and sometimes when in drive (when the shift is more to the left that the right. I assume this related to a NSS…Continue

Tail pipe black stuff!

Started by Lambert Ross in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Lambert Ross yesterday. 10 Replies

any ideas how to clear the ugly black stuff shooting out from my tailpipe? After a long layover, it really messes up the garage floor. I assume its carbon but am not sure how best to react to it.…Continue

Had the 64 convert out for a spin

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

A two hour ride to my favorite restaurant on the water in Crystal River on the west coast  of central Florida —top down 77 degrees and 47 % humidity one outstanding day as will be the rest of the…Continue

Tags: Fl, River, Crystal

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still need a driveshaft

Posted by wayne weaver on November 26, 2019 at 11:53am 0 Comments

well thank you UPS for losing the driveshaft that Russ Austin shipped me. 

however i still need a rear driveshaft section for my 63. mine has a vibration due to the bushing inside of it. its a shame because the ball and sockets in the cardian joints are perfect but it has a woble on the balancing machine. so .  still need the rear section. anyone have a good one ? is there driveshaft alternatives to use ? i am really considering an LS swap and since im fighting the driveshaft search…


63 guidematic issues

Posted by maurice lapoiinte on November 24, 2019 at 3:10pm 0 Comments

 So my 63 guide matic headlamps stay on low beam all the time. I have so far bypassed the system and everything works normal. I have been thru the trouble shooting in the manual but this is where the confusion begins.on my car when the power relay is powered I have low beam and when its not powered I have highbeam, this appears to be opposite what the diagnosis says should be correct.The wiring is all original and no wires have been mixed up.has anyone ever unplugged the 2 wire connector…


Another advantage of the Pertronix III

Posted by Doug Scarrow on November 23, 2019 at 11:12am 1 Comment

   Having tried both the II and III I can say the multispark feature of the III offers a smoother idle . It is also easier to install .Does not require removal of the distributor

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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