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The headlight dimer switch works, but turns the instrument lights off

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark S Anderson Feb 10. 2 Replies

I have had the dash apart for weeks,  The headlight pull switch failed.  I got a new one from Charles Fares. Thank you Charles!!  The speedometer failed, There are a few places where this problem…Continue

rust in fuse box

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank Murch Feb 10. 6 Replies

1963 cadillac.  The fuse box under the dash is rusted.  It is always thin but it is on the fuse clips and also behind the box.  This box is black with white letters.  I would like to remove the rust,…Continue

glass rear window for a convertible top

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Jan 6. 4 Replies

Has anybody figured out how to get a glass rear windowfor a convertible top?Continue

Windshield wiper motor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Dec 24, 2019. 1 Reply

Windshield wiper motor 1963 Cadillac Series 62. I have a couple of problems:  It is raining in Southern California – a rare problem, but it happens. On the wipers, they stop randomly in the cycle and…Continue

 

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Mark S Anderson replied to Frank Murch's discussion The headlight dimer switch works, but turns the instrument lights off
" you have a bad ground on the instrument cluster lights."
Feb 10
Jason Edge replied to Frank Murch's discussion The headlight dimer switch works, but turns the instrument lights off
"Since turning on the hi beams also turns on the hi beam indicator bulb in the instrument panel I would look for issues with that light. I would remove that light and light base/socket from the back of instrument cluster, remove the bulb from base,…"
Feb 10
Frank Murch posted a discussion

The headlight dimer switch works, but turns the instrument lights off

I have had the dash apart for weeks,  The headlight pull switch failed.  I got a new one from Charles Fares. Thank you Charles!!  The speedometer failed, There are a few places where this problem could come from and this one was a bad cable from the transmission to the cruise control unit.  I pulled the standard steering column out and installed a tilt column with a recast steering wheel (thank you Jason and Russ!!).  I had melted AC and heater conectors – I replaced these.  Along the way I…See More
Feb 10
Frank Murch replied to Frank Murch's discussion rust in fuse box
"I might be back for the new clips, but I loaded it with dielectric grease to stop the rust.  For the moment, I am fine.  I have a wiring issue I will start a new thread for.  The dimmer foot switch causes the interior lights to go…"
Feb 10
Russ Austin replied to Frank Murch's discussion rust in fuse box
"I used a ball file in a Dremel tool before. But that takes away the surface area. Once it is bad enough, replacing the clips is the only way.  I did put in a new type fuse box before I found the new clips. I have them as a kit or I can rebuild…"
Feb 10
Frank Murch replied to Frank Murch's discussion rust in fuse box
"I think I figured it out - The clips can be removed and then a dremel tool with a wire brush will get it.  Later I see that you do not have to take the longer ones out at all.  I filled the clean surfaces with dielectric grease to prevent…"
Feb 10
Kevin Campbell replied to Frank Murch's discussion rust in fuse box
"I believe, that either Russ or Jason, or both, have new clips for the fuse box. Our fuzzy box had a short go through it long before I owned the car. I had a sparkie wire in a brand new late model fuse box. It now takes those little push and play…"
Feb 9
Cees de Bunje replied to Frank Murch's discussion rust in fuse box
"Perhaps a gentle blast from the sandblaster?"
Feb 9
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Frank Murch's discussion rust in fuse box
"Frank  I think I would buy a fresh one from Jason or Russ  if it is  as bad a you describe  Could prevent future electrical issues that are a major pain to be tracking down  Enjoy "
Feb 9
Frank Murch posted a discussion

rust in fuse box

1963 cadillac.  The fuse box under the dash is rusted.  It is always thin but it is on the fuse clips and also behind the box.  This box is black with white letters.  I would like to remove the rust, but getting a wire wheel in there seems hard.  Using chemicals that do not effect the plant or the white lettering is a little risky.  How can these be cleaned to get the conductivity back.  Any ideas??See More
Feb 9
Frank Murch replied to Brian King's discussion 63 driver side exhaust manifold needed
"I used  House of Manifolds (760) 598-1210 2293 S Santa Fe Ave Vista, CA 92083 I also did NOT have a set of headers made for the car, but in some ways I wish I had.  A little extra Horse Power never hurt and the stock manifolds are…"
Feb 1
Frank Murch commented on Merlino jean marc's blog post 63 cadi conv
"Yes, great work.  Thank you.  However, I must have a second problem.  The hot line does not have power. There is power at the battery, I now think the open is likely at the fuse box.  Fuses are good, Corrosion ?"
Jan 9
Frank Murch replied to Russ Austin's discussion Installing a 64 headlight switch into your 63
"Getting closer- attached are the 63 pinouts,  all I need are the 1964 headlight pull switch pinouts "
Jan 9
Frank Murch replied to Russ Austin's discussion Installing a 64 headlight switch into your 63
"Here is the wiring, the colors are similar, but I do not know what poles do what functions"
Jan 9
Frank Murch replied to Russ Austin's discussion Installing a 64 headlight switch into your 63
"Thanks, this is helpful and it is dawning on me what to do.  I do not have Russ' diagram, but I have an original 64 switch. The plug in is very different"
Jan 9
Frank Murch replied to Russ Austin's discussion Installing a 64 headlight switch into your 63
"Hi Russ,  If you know - What is the 1964 headlight switch part number?  Also I would love your diagram. My 63 switch has totally failed"
Jan 9

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1963 convertible

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Help a couple in their 80s with a Cadillac???

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 12:16am 1 Comment

There is a couple in their 80s about ready to celibrate their 50th wedding anaversery. Their son saw my 63 Cadillac in San Diego and he is trying to find a 1960-1964 Cadillac in Las Vegas in the spring for a ride.  Why? It seems these couple had a 1962 Cadillac when they were married 50 years ago. The son wants to do something nice for them and find “the car” to take them to a nice dinner or show.

 

If you have a nice Cadillac in Vegas, I would like to connect you…

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Heater core replacement

Posted on December 15, 2013 at 11:31am 6 Comments

Does anybody have a detailed set of instructions on how the heater core comes out??? 

Is this from the inside on the car (disassemble the dash?) or from the engine compartment??

Transmission swap on a 1963

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 3:05am 2 Comments

My Jetaway in my 1963 convertible is giving me problems....again.  It has 10K on a rebuild.  The transmission has been a problem some years and I have a lot of money into it.  I have not found a good transmission guy, so I am thinking.

Does anybody have specific parts and instructions for a 700R transplant??  I am thinking that I might just get rid of the Jetaway and the headaches from the thing.

Any Ideas???

Door Jamb Switches

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 9:27pm 3 Comments

Hi

After cleaning these switches several times, I need to give up on this switches. I understand there are some options (none of which I have used).  I understand

1. There is an AC Delco Part #F6035 (UPC 21625479576)

2. Airtex/Wells Part # 1S1098 used in 1968 Ford Falcons and Torinos (also has numbers 88924188, DOOZ13713A, DIAZ13713E, D70Z13713A and SW110)

3. A Mercedes 1999-2000 CLK430 switch (square) WO133-1893249

These are all 3-pole switches.  I would…

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spark plugs

Started by Ron Perry in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Ron Perry 11 hours ago. 6 Replies

Gentlemen   I have a 1964 Sedan De Ville with 20 thousand original miles. I am going to replace the spark plugs. What plug would you recommend? I only drive the car a few hundred miles a year and the…Continue

Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 12 hours ago. 170 Replies

I have posted a few Misc items over on my Classic Cadillac Parts Facebook page at…Continue

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She got the look and then some

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

A Thing Of Beauty is a JOY FOREVER ! ! ! !  a poem by John Keats that sums up my feelings about my 1964 Classic Antique Cadillac Convertible —-to a tee The car is  a STUNNING thing to behold I can…Continue

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Looking for 63 Convertible / Coupe rear side trim

Posted by Gene McIlroy on January 24, 2020 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

Want to find a good straight dent free rear side trim for my 1963 Convertible.  I have both sides but they do not match.  Wanting to get them to match.  I am attaching a photo of the two trim sided that I have really wanting the squared off trim if I can get it.  Let's see what you have,…

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Road Trip

Posted by Ray Schick on January 21, 2020 at 9:00pm 7 Comments

Got a little cabin fever this morning,decided to take a road trip to Hickory Corners Michigan, The Gilmore Museum. It’s about 2 1/2 hours from my home . Place is awesome,I was really impressed.

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1964 429 Aluminum Front Cover For Sale!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on January 12, 2020 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

  • I wound up with an extra front cover for my '64 and offering it for sale.

Purchased from a knowledgable part supplier with thorough hands-on knowledge of 63-64 Cadillac engines, who checked the part before sending it to me. The oil pump driven gearSee S bore and the pressure relief piston bore are both .002 over and within the .005…

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Looking for the Rochester Choke Tube ...

Posted by Mack on January 10, 2020 at 1:14am 3 Comments

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Looking to buy the choke tube for my Rochester... anybody have one for Sale???

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