Ian Osborne
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'63 Caddy on Fast & Loud

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan McNarry Apr 29. 7 Replies

Many here are probably familiar with the car show "Fast & Loud". Last night's episode focused on a '63 Cadillac. They kept calling it a Coupe DeVille but it was actually a series 62 coupe. They…Continue

A Little Rant

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Mar 18. 16 Replies

I know I probably shouldn't get upset about what someone else is selling on eBay as long as they are honest in the description. There is nothing untrue in the description but a certain '63 - '64…Continue

Just a Thought

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Feb 29. 6 Replies

Had anyone else noticed that the change from the 390 to 429 engines meant an increase in displacement of exactly 10% ?Continue

Custom '64 Eldorado on Bitchin' Rides Last Night

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cees de Bunje Dec 12, 2019. 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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Ian Osborne replied to Jason Edge's discussion Edelbrock 1406 & 1411 Installation Summary
"Thanks, Jason. I have ordered a set of Best gaskets #14046 E They are made from the thick material."
Jun 30
Ian Osborne replied to Jason Edge's discussion Edelbrock 1406 & 1411 Installation Summary
"I'm acquiring all of the parts needed to install a 1406 and have two quick questions. First, which gaskets are used with the Trans-Dapt TRD-2446 spacer? I assume you want ones that match the spacer as closely as possible. Second, when…"
Jun 30
Ian Osborne replied to Russ Austin's discussion Good things are coming.
"Russ, Very cool. I am very comfortable living in a moderately sized house but would love to have more garage/shop space. Living in the suburbs makes that a real challenge."
Jun 25
Ian Osborne replied to Jason Edge's discussion Happy Father's day to all the Dads, and to the Dad's that Inspired Us
"Jason, My experience is kind of the opposite of yours. My dad was a mechanical engineer who took the analytical approach. I was the young kid who was good with tools so I just wanted to take everything apart and then figure out what I needed to do.…"
Jun 21
Ian Osborne replied to Jason Edge's discussion Edelbrock 1406 & 1411 Installation Summary
"Thanks for the info. I looked up the specs on the primary bore diameters and found the 1406 is 1.44" which is very close to what I measured on my Rochester 4GC. The 1411 primary is 1.69" I can't get at the intake manifold to measure…"
Jun 16
Ian Osborne replied to Jason Edge's discussion Edelbrock 1406 & 1411 Installation Summary
"Jason, Can the 1406 be used without porting the intake manifold?"
Jun 15
Ian Osborne replied to john kilbourne's discussion Guidance please procedure to replace driver's 4 way window switch
"John, I'll reemphasize one point Jason brought up. More often than not, these issues are caused by broken wires in the rubber conduit in the door jam. The wiring gets brittle and cracks after years of opening and closing. It can sometimes be…"
Jun 14
Ian Osborne replied to john kilbourne's discussion help adding fluid to top motor for '64.
"I don't think the pump has been moved, It's just not fastened down. The pump is supposed to sit behind the well the top folds into. Originally there was a removable piece of formed sheet metal that covered it. I suspect your cover is…"
Jun 5
Ian Osborne replied to Planet-automobile's discussion floor
"I also can not tell specifically what the photo shows other than some part of the floor pan. Replacements are available on eBay and I have attached a…"
Jun 3
Mack replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again
"If you need I have some copper exhaust manifold gaskets for sale..."
Jun 2
Ian Osborne replied to Gene Fattore's discussion Good independent mechanic recommendation West LA, CA area?
"Not in West L.A. but about 15 miles away in Torrance is a place I can recommend. I work across the street and know the owner. He can certainly do what you are asking if your daughter wants to make the drive. Lion's Automotive 340 Van Ness Ave.…"
Jun 2
Ian Osborne replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again
"Tony, After drilling the holes, I clamped them down on a mill and ran an end mill to cut the straights and connect the holes. I have the luxury of a machine shop at my disposal but copper is soft and easy to work with so I think the job could be…"
May 31
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again
" Ian Which tool did you use to cut the copper material  I do see the holes you drilled to help cut the box part out of the Center part of the gasket  Enjoy and thanks "
May 31
Dan McNarry replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again
"I've had custom exhaust gaskets made for radial aircraft engines in both grafoil and copper. If there is an interest I could see about having sets made and was thinking copper as Ian has done but grafoil for the manifold to pipe gasket. If…"
May 31
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again
"Dan  Very Nice job  with the repairs  Sounds like the Super Hot Rod Classic Antique Cadillac is performing as expected after a bit of a reboot  Enjoy your great car  —and one of a kind creation you have the pleasure of…"
May 30
Dan McNarry replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again
"Nice job fabricating your gaskets. Here is a pretty good option that I use. They are grafoil gaskets from Remflex. I use them on my car with my home built headers and they work great. I would expect that they would work equally well on stock…"
May 30
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again
"Very glad to here the copper exhaust gaskets are working as good as was anticipated Will help many who are dealing with exhaust leaking issues to get them solved  A job you need to do only once and done due to difficulty  Enjoy and Stay…"
May 30
Ian Osborne replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again
"Just to follow up on this, it's eight months down the road and all is well. Since I made mine, I've seen these on…"
May 30
Ian Osborne commented on Robert Alan Shannon's blog post 63 Caddy Horn
"I agree completely on the cobwebs. If you're going to pick it up and photograph it, isn't that enough reason to wipe it down?"
May 29
Ian Osborne commented on Robert Alan Shannon's blog post 63 Caddy Horn
"https://www.ebay.com/itm/1963-Cadillac-Horn/164217558552?hash=item263c211618:g:F-8AAOSwjYFeyfU- I had seen it too. It's not the Holy Grail one or I would have bought it. Oh well, I'll keep searching."
May 29

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Convertible
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
no
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
no

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Fuel loss in Carburetor

Posted on December 29, 2018 at 11:24pm 16 Comments

Lately if I haven't started my '63 in four or five days it seems that the carburetor has gone dry. The starter cranks for an extended period of time and the engine doesn't come close to firing. I have resorted to pouring a little fuel into the carb to save the starter and battery. This gets it started and it runs fine. It also starts fine after sitting a short while - a couple hours or so.

The fuel pump is new and there is always fuel in the glass bowl of the fuel filter. This, along…

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'63 Bumpers on L.A. Craigslist

Posted on December 8, 2018 at 1:30am 0 Comments

The front lower ends are gone but what's there looks to be in decent condition and a fair price in today's market. I have no connection, just passing it along in case it might work for someone.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/pts/d/1963-cadillac-bumpers-1963/6764419645.html

Haven't been here for a while and looking for some parts

Posted on March 30, 2013 at 1:06pm 3 Comments

Hello,

I was a member sometime back when the format was different. I reproduce the door pull courtesy light lenses used in the '63 coupes. I sold a few to members back then and received a few requests for the rear lenses. I would like to start doing those now but need to get a pair of the lamp housings they fit into. If it is alright I would offer them for sale here. I try to sell them at a price that works for both me and the buyer. I am not trying to get rich, just make a…

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At 1:49am on May 9, 2018, Mark Geertsma said…

Hi Ian,

Please send me the pics of the rechromed bezels.

Thanks,Mark

At 12:29pm on March 30, 2013, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.
 
Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home.
 
Jason

 
 
 

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looking for a 429 heat riser and cruise control unit

Started by Christian Doerk in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Kurt 58 minutes ago. 1 Reply

I am looking for a functioning heat riser valve and a cruise control for a 1964 Cadillac.In principle, the heat riser flap does not have to work. It is only important that the spacer / housing is not…Continue

Tags: exhaust, riser, heat, control, cruise

Winter time cruise in Australia.

Started by Kevin Campbell in General Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 2 hours ago. 3 Replies

The weather here in winter is great for a Cadillac cruise.Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

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

Tags: ebay

Free 1964 parts before I throw them out

Started by Preston Bealle in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin yesterday. 7 Replies

I have front brake drums and discs, a window, a window frame, and an air cleaner shroud. I don't need them and anyone can have them for shipping cost. I would guess the shipping would be $20-25 for…Continue

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64 Power Servo vacuum leak

Posted by Kent Prows on June 27, 2020 at 4:02pm 0 Comments

I finally got around to fixing a leak in my heater core.  I decided to check to see if there were any other obvious issues while I had everything torn apart.  When I put a vacuum directly (bypassing the transducer) to the power servo it gets to about 10" and then slowly leaks back to zero.  The fan will not go to full and the mode door will not open completely.  I have read a couple of other posts that said they repaired the power servo leaks.  How?  Does anyone have one to sell?  I just…

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63 Caddy Horn

Posted by Robert Alan Shannon on May 27, 2020 at 9:25am 9 Comments

 Just noticed a 1963  Caddy trumpet horn on Ebay. No part # given but some of his other items are 1963 specific, just throwin this out there, I have no connection to this listing .

Wiring connection help.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 24, 2020 at 9:15pm 2 Comments

Can someone help me figure where these connections go? I have a 64 60 special if it matters.…



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Wood grain finally done.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 20, 2020 at 4:57pm 3 Comments

After years of wanting to, I finally redid my wood dash paneling on my 64 60s. Not too hard to do either.…

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