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Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Jun 11. 83 Replies

    Last fall I replaced my rear yoke and trailing arm bushings . Now with 410 miles on them the large  rear trailing arm bushings are done . I contacted Rare Parts the maker and they were defensive…Continue

shim for spring on pass side for A/C equipped Cars

Started Apr 5, 2016 0 Replies

  Does anyone know the thickness of the shim that is added to the top of the pass side spring  on A/C equipped cars.          I just changed my front springs and I am 3/4 of an inch low on the pass…Continue

Wanted Special chrome retainer screw that attaches lower instrument panel cover under the steering column

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Scarrow Apr 14, 2016. 5 Replies

           I  have had my Cad since 1969 and originally it had a chrome retainer screw with a head that was intended to grip with fingers as there was no provision for a screw driver or wrench. I…Continue

 

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Tony and Ginny 429 liked Doug Scarrow's blog post Another advantage of the Pertronix III
Dec 4
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Doug Scarrow's blog post Another advantage of the Pertronix III
"If you leave the ignition on  for to long with the pertronix l you will burn it out so stay away form that one  Goes up in a puff of smoke  Just a heads up  Enjoy "
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Another advantage of the Pertronix III

   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 distributorSee More
Nov 23
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Community - thread summery Until further notice --if having a need to be replacing your ---rear trailing arm bushings --on our cars the only sure method of getting that done right ( at the present time 6-11-19 ) to last as they should for the long…"
Jun 11
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Ronnie  Thank you —as that will be helping many of our Cadillac owners when this bushing issue finally gets resolved for the better  Enjoy"
Jun 10
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Kim Thanks for your feed back on Dan McNarry rear control arms  Good to know they tightened up your rear suspension at higher speeds  Dan’s have been working out great for those who have installed them with all good feed back  I…"
Jun 10
Ronnie Lay replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"It will probably be sometime in the fall when I will be able to swap out the rear links on my 64 Deville, at that time I will send them to Rare Parts."
Jun 10
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Ronnie and Doug  The owners of our cars need your help  Do pls take the time to return you bad bushings to Glen at Rare Parts  If he does not get them back he has no way of looking into the problem and removing the bad bushings from…"
Jun 10
Kim K Kaiser replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"i used the McNarry replacements on my 63 per suggestion from Russ,, my back end wobble at 63 -65 mph went away,, really smoothed it out for me...  i was happy with the move"
Jun 10
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"in addition to the u- joint distortion the rear shocks are effected ( so there condition counts ) and the rear springs seat is shifting a bit as well with the twist up the gear case is doing  need to tighten up and reduce that movement as much…"
Jun 9
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Love the go pro video allowing one  to do things not possible before it  viewing the activity under actual conditions while they are happening  I think I saw another video of the same thing but this  video shows all you need to…"
Jun 9
Russ Austin replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Here is the link. Don't confuse the up and down motion of the drive shaft with the axle going up and down to the actual pinion angle changing during hard acceleration. You can see the angle of the yolk and drive shaft change under…"
Jun 9
Russ Austin replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Tony, the go pro video was while the car was being driven. It showed the pinion angle drastically changing under acceleration and deceleration.  This was with new bushings on the control arms with less than 2 years use. I do not have the video,…"
Jun 9
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Russ Do you still have access to the video of the rear end that was a part of the first thread and discusion about Dans arms being tested by you I think Dans own research video of the problem Where the wheels are off the ground and turning to show…"
Jun 8
Russ Austin replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"I believe Dan is an engineer and owns his own company. Although these were made at home, they were not made on the garage floor while sipping on beers. Everything is made in jigs and was measured to ensure the holes and parts are square and…"
Jun 8
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Obvious that Dan was motivated by the same substandard parts to take the time to design the arms he is constructing for himself and others to solve the poor rubber bushing problem Both Dan and Russ have to be admired for working on a resonable…"
Jun 8

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Another advantage of the Pertronix III

Posted 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

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Trivia Question 17 - Item You COULD NOT Delete Because of Cars Heater

Started by Jason Edge in Trivia. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 6 hours ago. 6 Replies

OK. We had so much fun with the last Trivia regarding the car's heater, I thought we should post another heater related question.  So here goes:What item does the spec manual go out of its way to…Continue

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Good Sources for Parts?

Started by Bob Ricks in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 11 hours ago. 1 Reply

New member here so be patient with me.  New owner of what I would consider a rat-rod 63 caddy.  Previous owner painted everything flat black, in an obvious attempt in covering up body deficiencies. …Continue

Trivia Question 16 - Standard Item You could Delete for Reduced Cost?

Started by Jason Edge in Trivia. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 18 hours ago. 21 Replies

OK. Here's a new trivia. There is at least one main standard (non-option) item that one could "delete" on a new 1963 or 1964 Cadillac for a reduced cost.  What is it?  For extra cigars, what is the…Continue

Custom '64 Eldorado on Bitchin' Rides Last Night

Started by Ian Osborne in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Cees de Bunje yesterday. 1 Reply

If anyone here is familiar with the show "Bitchin' Rides" they started work on a '64 Eldo on the episode that aired last night (12/5). I really like the show and they build some amazing custom…Continue

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still need a driveshaft

Posted by wayne weaver on November 26, 2019 at 11:53am 2 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…

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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…

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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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