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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 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
Ronnie Lay replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Left negative feedback at Rare Parts, we'll see if they post it. Personally, I will use the Dan McNarry  links on any Caddy of this era that need them, getting tired of inferior replacement parts for classic cars..........try to use NOS or…"
Jun 7
Ronnie Lay replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Here are 2 pictures 1st with Rare Parts bushing, clearly showing bushing being compressed and elongated  and off center on my 64 Deville, 2nd picture is the Dan McNarry link (bolt installed facing opposite of factory) showing bushing nice and…"
Jun 7
Jason Edge replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"...talk about a lot of resellers. By the time you get the control link bushings they may be worn out just from shipping from company to company to company to our homes!"
Jun 7

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Battery, alternator not charging

Started by Keith Benning in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 21 minutes ago. 11 Replies

Hello All, after replacing the voltage regulator, alternator, checking and replacing wires to alternator plug, test voltage on battery, good, voltage on alternator good.  Checked ground with multi…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 5 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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'64 Cadillac speedometer cable - transmission to cruise control box

Started by Don Moyer in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 19 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi folks - I'm new to this forum, but have owned my '64 convertible since 1993.  I recently replaced the speedo gear and seal in the transmission due to fluid leak, and noticed that the end of the…Continue

1963 transmission dipstick tube came out

Started by Karl Schwarz in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kurt yesterday. 1 Reply

I went to check the fluid in the transmission on my 1963 Series 62 convertible and when I pulled on the dipstick ring the whole tube came out. I got it back in the hole, sort of, but it is loose.…Continue

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Frame Markings

Posted by Gene McIlroy on August 12, 2019 at 6:26pm 1 Comment

Just got my frame back from powder coating so thought I would post photos of the front and rear frame markings.…

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Lining up the drive shaft

Posted by Dominic Salemi on August 12, 2019 at 5:47pm 2 Comments

Can anyone shed some light on how to position the complete drive shaft in the correct position? I want to make sure my drive shaft is installed properly.

Thanks

Dominic

Upper A Arm Rubber Bumpers

Posted by Gene McIlroy on August 12, 2019 at 1:30pm 3 Comments

I have found a very good replacement part for the Upper A Arm Bumpers.  The top part is identical to the originals the bottom can be used as is or after a few minutes with a belt sander can be ground to the V shape as the originals were.  The replacement bumpers are for a 2001 to 2005 S10 Sanoma or Blazer.  Part number is on the box in the photos.  First photo is the box next to the box is the S10 part and an original.  Next photo shows my sanded down part next to an original.…

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Roof motor

Posted by Dermot Robinson on August 11, 2019 at 8:44am 2 Comments

Replacing my convertible roof motor.

Has anyone any experience or advice on replacing the roof motor on a 1964 Cadillac Deville .

Please..

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