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NOS eBay Score

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Feb 4. 1 Reply

This arrived yesterday by way of eBay. I was surprised it didn't go for more. It looks great but the problem is I now have to find the other three parts NOS to make the complete set. I might have to…Continue

Do you drive your SDV this hard?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell Nov 28, 2018. 11 Replies

I came across this vintage article and was quite surprised. I had no idea people used to enter these cars in road rallys, with bias ply tires to boot.…Continue

'63 CDV Restomod on Iron Resurrection on Velocity Channel

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Sep 19, 2018. 1 Reply

I just watched an episode of a show called Iron Resurrection on Velocity Channel. They did a restomod on a pretty clean survivor '63 CDV for a customer. They did an LS3 swap, air ride, complete…Continue

WTB: Connector for Coolant Temperature Sensor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Aug 27, 2018. 1 Reply

The plastic housing is old and brittle on the underhood connector for the temperature sensor on my '63 conv.. Does anyone have an underhood harness they are parting out? I just need the connector but…Continue


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Ian Osborne replied to paul k's discussion front springs instalation
"I would agree that it is worth putting right. I haven't seen theses instructions on other cars but on these Cadillacs the width of the lower control arm is smaller that the spring diameter. That is often not the case and I think that is what…"
May 11
Ian Osborne replied to Jason Edge's discussion Trivia Question 2 - 1963 Cadillacs with Bucket Seats
"I don't think it was a Fleetwood but I remember Jason parting out a four-door of some sort that had buckets. An interesting difference is they didn't have to fold forward for someone to get in the back seat so the backs were fixed."
Apr 29
Ian Osborne replied to Ken Stout's discussion How many '64 Conv. had Bucket seats?
"Ken, I don't know the percentage of '64 convertibles that came with bucket seats but from one of Jason's trivia questions a while back, only 2.8% of all '63 Cadillacs came with buckets. I would guess the numbers were similar for…"
Apr 28
Ian Osborne replied to paul k's discussion upper ball joint removal
"Paul, I've never had much luck with a pickle fork. I loosen the nut on the ball joint enough to see a gap and rap on the side of the spindle where the taper of the ball joint fits and it should break loose."
Apr 10
Ian Osborne replied to Jason Edge's discussion Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items
"Jason,  Are you going to get by working on that parts car without any air conditioning to keep things cool?"
Mar 30
Ian Osborne liked Kevin Campbell's discussion What i Sold, to be able to buy a Cadillac.
Mar 29
Ian Osborne replied to Kevin Campbell's discussion PLAN "B" the USA trip....... Make that Plan "C" yeah, we're still coming.
"I'm about 15 minutes from LAX and this isn't exactly short notice so I'll set some time aside."
Feb 22
Ian Osborne replied to Kevin Campbell's discussion RIPLEY CRUISE NIGHT,. (Believe it.... or not)
"Go for it and be sure to post the video here!"
Feb 16
Ian Osborne replied to Kevin Campbell's discussion RIPLEY CRUISE NIGHT,. (Believe it.... or not)
"Looks like a good turnout. Was that Jim Rockford and his Firebird I spotted?"
Feb 16
Ian Osborne commented on Jeff Kinzler's video

1964 Imperial Versus Cadillac Comparison Dealer Promo Film

"Jay Leno has one of these, I forget which year exactly but from the '60s. He said in his Jay Leno Garage episode on the car that a lot of demolition derbies used to have a "No Chrysler Imperials" rule. Apparently, even in the glory…"
Feb 10
Ian Osborne commented on Norman Silverman's blog post 64 Recirc/Fresh Air Door Actuator replaced; FROM THE INSIDE.
"Norman, Did you use every expletive in your vocabulary and maybe some you didn't even know you knew? I know I would have and it would have helped."
Feb 5
Russ Austin replied to Ian Osborne's discussion NOS eBay Score
"Nice find there."
Feb 4
Ian Osborne posted a discussion

NOS eBay Score

This arrived yesterday by way of eBay. I was surprised it didn't go for more. It looks great but the problem is I now have to find the other three parts NOS to make the complete set. I might have to wait a while for that.See More
Feb 3
Ian Osborne replied to DanielAndrew's discussion 1966 Cadillac DeVille Chrome
"I'd be interested in those wheels if they were for sale separately"
Jan 22
Ian Osborne replied to Chris Gill's discussion Where to get brake booster and master cylinder rebuilt
"Chris, There were two different booster/master cylinder assemblies originally used on the '63s. Delco Moraine which had two studs attaching the MC to the booster and Bendix which had four studs. You have a Delco Moraine booster and what looks…"
Jan 18
Kurt commented on Ian Osborne's blog post Fuel loss in Carburetor
"Yeah, good advice Clovis. Go back to your corner anyway."
Jan 10

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Convertible
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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…


'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.


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

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


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.


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.



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WTB power steering pump pulley

Started by Chris Codd in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Chris Codd 6 hours ago. 2 Replies

My power steering belt pulley sheered the woodruff key off the pump shaft and is pretty wrecked. Does anybody have a pulley for sale? Or the whole pump and pulley together?

Mystery Shake???

Started by Ron Collins in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Ron Collins 10 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hello All,Jumped into the mobile after a long winters nap and she shakes!! at or above speeds of about foury mph she shakes like the wheels are out of balance, so I had them rebalanced, still the…Continue

64 Convertible rear seat back

Started by tom servas in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 10 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hello , I am re- installing the rear seats in our 64 Convertible and looking for verification of how high/low to install the seat back. Can anyone show a photo of their rear  (upright portion) seat…Continue

Charging the air conditioning with R12

Started by Robert Sweeney in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 17 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi Guys,The never ending saga continues.I'm thinking that rebuilding the rotary valve has the pneumatic system working now.  I have a vacuum pump and a new filter dryer.  I also borrowed a set of R12…Continue

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Cadillac Returns to its Roots Under New Leadership

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on May 1, 2019 at 12:30am 3 Comments

Cadillac’s new boss says they should stop trying to build BMWs and go back to building Cadillacs again.

What do you think? 


Radiator And Shrouds

Posted by Dominic Salemi on April 24, 2019 at 3:36pm 1 Comment


Anyone have a decent radiator and shrouds and hardware for a 1964 Cadillac deville. I have an alum. radiator and I'm deciding on to fix it or back to the original one. If I fix it I won't need parts.


64 Recirc/Fresh Air Door Actuator replaced; FROM THE INSIDE.

Posted by Norman Silverman on February 4, 2019 at 11:21pm 8 Comments

I am happy to report that I have successfully replaced the Fresh Air/Recirc door actuator that is located on the blower box-and have done so without having to remove the blower box. I did it by taking out the glove box and attacking it from the back.  It took several days, LOTS of patience and some band-aids, but it is done. THE most difficult part -BY FAR- is to remove and then replace the screw that sits on the actuator arm, connecting it to the fresh…



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