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Replacing upper ball joint question 64 Deville

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dutch Dickinsen Sep 8. 4 Replies

I'm in the process of rebuilding the front suspension with a kit from Kanter.  The original upper ball joints were tack welded in as is often the norm.The replacement ball joints came with a bracket…Continue

Exhaust manifold: Repair, replace or headers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Sep 14. 10 Replies

My newly acquired '64 Coupe DeVille suffers from a cracked right side exhaust manifold.It looks like my options are limited to rolling the dice on a used manifold, converting to headers or seeing if…Continue

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Dutch Dickinsen's discussion Exhaust manifold: Repair, replace or headers?
"As best I can remember the driver side exhaust  manifold can be replaced with a number of  Cadillac years  The 64 passenger manifold side— is a one year only replacement part  The 64 passenger side manifold exits out the…"
Sep 14
David Peden replied to Dutch Dickinsen's discussion Exhaust manifold: Repair, replace or headers?
"I assume '63 is different? If it can work, I have one available."
Sep 13
Dutch Dickinsen replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Transmission gasket replacement
"Hi Kim, I think you may be overthinking it, this is a pretty straightforward operation.  You are probably doing everything correctly but are dealing with a warped pan or substandard gasket. The edges of the pan may be straight but the whole pan…"
Sep 11
Dutch Dickinsen replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Free front brake drums and shoes for '64 DeVille
"I'd be interested in hearing more about your conversion? What kit did you use?  Any challenges with install and set-up?"
Sep 11
JOHN V SCHILLACI left a comment for Dutch Dickinsen
"Hello, I will find that manifold by the weekend and take pics to send to you and see if you are still interested."
Sep 10
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Sep 10
Dutch Dickinsen replied to Dutch Dickinsen's discussion Exhaust manifold: Repair, replace or headers?
"I'm very interested, thanks John!"
Sep 9
JOHN V SCHILLACI replied to Dutch Dickinsen's discussion Exhaust manifold: Repair, replace or headers?
"Hello, I have one that was repaired. I'm not sure if the weld is visible or not as I had this done years ago and don't recall. The mounting side was machined flat so no warpage. If interested let me know and I'll find it in the garage."
Sep 9
Dutch Dickinsen replied to Dutch Dickinsen's discussion Exhaust manifold: Repair, replace or headers?
"If all else fails, I'll have to go with headers.  Right now I'm hoping I'll find a decent used manifold.  Luckily(?) it's heading into rainy season here so I'll have time to work on options.  I was under the…"
Sep 9
Kim K Kaiser replied to Dutch Dickinsen's discussion Exhaust manifold: Repair, replace or headers?
"out of curiosity,,,, if you dont find a replacement, and the other options sound like a guess it il work at best,, what do you do then?   do you look for another engine?  i mean if none of your options work,  were does one go from…"
Sep 8
Dutch Dickinsen replied to Dutch Dickinsen's discussion Replacing upper ball joint question 64 Deville
"Thanks David, that makes sense.  I appreciate the help!  "
Sep 8
David Thomas replied to Dutch Dickinsen's discussion Replacing upper ball joint question 64 Deville
"The upper ball joints are side specific. They press into the control arm from the top until they seated in the control arm. The flange on the joint should be squared up with equal space from the control arm sides. The flange keeps the ball joint…"
Sep 8
Dutch Dickinsen replied to Dutch Dickinsen's discussion Replacing upper ball joint question 64 Deville
"Hi Russ, Thanks for response.  I know tack welding the ball joint is normal but the bracket is what I'm not sure of.  Are you saying to weld the bracket to the control arm?"
Sep 8
Russ Austin replied to Dutch Dickinsen's discussion Replacing upper ball joint question 64 Deville
"That's normal, just run a bead down to the control arm."
Sep 7
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Replacing upper ball joint question 64 Deville

I'm in the process of rebuilding the front suspension with a kit from Kanter.  The original upper ball joints were tack welded in as is often the norm.The replacement ball joints came with a bracket with a hole that looks like it might prevent the ball joint from turning and maybe you could put a bolt through into the control arm to retain it?  Unfortunately the kit came with no instructions.The odd thing is if I install the ball joint as shown in the photo, the bracket won't sit flush with the…See More
Sep 7
Jason Edge replied to Dutch Dickinsen's discussion Exhaust manifold: Repair, replace or headers?
"Assuming I can get the RH exhaust manifold off without damaging it, I will start going down my Wait List. I currently have 5 customers looking for a 64 RH Exhaust Manifold, spanning back to 2015. Two of them are Chapter members and were only added…"
Aug 21

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Coupe DeVille
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At 8:06pm on September 10, 2019, JOHN V SCHILLACI said…

Hello, I will find that manifold by the weekend and take pics to send to you and see if you are still interested.

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Rear glass

Started by David Stapp in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 9 hours ago. 9 Replies

anyone know of a company that makes the rear glass for our cars? I can’t seem to find any. 1964 4 door 4 window hard top.…Continue

front engine pulley removal

Started by tom servas in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by tom servas 10 hours ago. 7 Replies

Am removing the front cover on our 64 engine with AC. Have all 6 bolts that hold the pulley onto the damper removed, can wiggle the pulley BUT it will not come fully off the damper, Is there…Continue

Where can I buy resistance wire for my 1963?

Started by Tim Walterson in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 15 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hello - just signed up for this forum - looks like a great resource!  I perused the posts and did some searches.  I see most of the posts related to my questions are about doing away with resistance…Continue

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Is there a separate Starter Relay, or does the Solenoid serve that purpose?

Posted by Norman Silverman on August 30, 2019 at 5:57pm 7 Comments

Hello All.

I will be replacing the starter solenoid tomorrow (actually my mechanic will do the work, I'll just supervise). In checking the FSM electrical schematic and chapter verbiage, I don't see anything that looks like (or is referred to as) a starter Relay. It seems the Starter Solenoid serves the function and there's no separate relay. Right or Wrong?

If wrong, where…

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Starter Solenoid replacement-how difficult? Where to buy?

Posted by Norman Silverman on August 20, 2019 at 8:24pm 8 Comments

Hello All.

I believe the starter solenoid has gone bad in my 64 DeVille. When I turn the key, often all I get is a click, then if I try a few times again the starter turns perfectly. All battery cables are on tight and the battery is good. So, I believe this problem is the solenoid. Where do I buy the right solenoid and is it necessary to remove the starter in order to swap it out? …

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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

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