Ian Osborne
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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

Hydra-Matic Breather Tube

Started Aug 24, 2018 0 Replies

I have a slight issue with the vent or breather tube on my '63  Jetaway. The way it is now configured certainly doesn't appear to be stock. I searched here and looked in the shop manual and can't…Continue

 

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Kurt commented on Ian Osborne's blog post Fuel loss in Carburetor
"Yeah, good advice Clovis. Go back to your corner anyway."
Jan 10
Ian Osborne commented on Ian Osborne's blog post Fuel loss in Carburetor
"Clovis, I don't believe that had been suggested but I was thinking that myself considering the condition of the old part. I did get a modern compliant kit and have the car up and running. I'm confident the issue has been solved and just…"
Jan 9
Clovis commented on Ian Osborne's blog post Fuel loss in Carburetor
"That looks like alcohol ate that rubber. Be sure to get an alcohol resistant rebuild kit. I haven't read the whole post so if someone has already stated this I'll go back to my corner."
Jan 9
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Ian Osborne's blog post Fuel loss in Carburetor
"When you pump the gas peddle 3-5 times before starting the car —to set the choke — the pump primes the intake manifold with gas  for the engine to fire on that fuel and start  that is why a bad pump makes starting…"
Jan 2
Ian Osborne commented on Ian Osborne's blog post Fuel loss in Carburetor
"I tried the accelerator pump manually and did not see the squirt but thought there might not be any fuel going to it. I then removed the top of the carb. Plenty of fuel in the bowls but as I was pulling it apart I noticed the rubber seal in the…"
Jan 1
Ian Osborne commented on Ian Osborne's blog post Fuel loss in Carburetor
"Tomorrow will be 3 days since it ran so I should be able to get some idea if the fuel is draining from the bowl by removing the top. I will also check operation the accelerator pump but I am doubtful it is not working because there is no issue with…"
Dec 30, 2018
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Ian Osborne's blog post Fuel loss in Carburetor
"If the pump has gone bad every time you try to accelerate you will feel --a Lag for a moment in that process The fuel squirt from the accelerator pump fills that Lag in foward motion when it is working correctly Enjoy"
Dec 30, 2018
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Ian Osborne's blog post Fuel loss in Carburetor
"I second Russ's thoughts on the carbs accelerator pump working correctly ( or not ) With the air cleaner off - looking into the front of the carb you should hear and see two lines of liquid fuel squirting into the venturi---when you work the…"
Dec 30, 2018
Russ Austin commented on Ian Osborne's blog post Fuel loss in Carburetor
"Forgot to ask if the accelerator pump is working.  A few squirts from the pump and the choke closing should get the old gal up and running."
Dec 30, 2018
Ian Osborne commented on Ian Osborne's blog post Fuel loss in Carburetor
"Thanks Russ, My suspicion is that the cause is along the lines you mention. The symptoms are similar to if I had run the car out of gas and then put gas in the tank, thus the extended cranking time to get fuel back into the carb. I will try your…"
Dec 30, 2018
Russ Austin commented on Ian Osborne's blog post Fuel loss in Carburetor
"Ian, the Rochester can leak at the bottom. It leaks at the bottom plate or a plug can leak. To verify that the carb is dry, let it sit for the 4-5 days and remove the top of the carb."
Dec 30, 2018
Ian Osborne commented on Ian Osborne's blog post Fuel loss in Carburetor
"Thanks for the responses. I should have mentioned it is the Rochester carb.  Fuel is relatively fresh. I drive it enough to cycle through it without any problems. The fact that priming it with some fuel down the carb gets it to start and run…"
Dec 30, 2018
Russ Austin commented on Ian Osborne's blog post Fuel loss in Carburetor
"Whats the carb?  A Carter or Rochester."
Dec 30, 2018
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Ian Osborne's blog post Fuel loss in Carburetor
"If the car used to start for you after 3-4 days  in the past you may require a choke adjustment to help draw the fuel to the carb —or is it time for your complete tune up interval ? Having the tune on spec will always help you at start up…"
Dec 30, 2018
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Ian Osborne's blog post Fuel loss in Carburetor
"I use my car only on a limited basis - nice days  when I have not started the car for weeks —I will add gas to the  front of the carb to save the starter and battery and set the carbs butterfly at 1/8 inch open ( after charging the…"
Dec 30, 2018
Robert Alan Shannon commented on Ian Osborne's blog post Fuel loss in Carburetor
" Hello Ian, my first thought is how good is the gasoline quality there and how long has it been in your tank? Is it 100% gasoline or that blended with ethanol crap like here? The fuel you're adding into the carb , is it fresher than in…"
Dec 29, 2018

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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.
 
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Photo posting appears to be broken

Started by Kevin Campbell in General Discussion 1 minute ago. 0 Replies

Hey Jason,It would seem, the photo posting bit could do with a tickle on the bottom to get some action happening. I understand, you're probably still making like a friggin gopher in one of your…Continue

Where to get brake booster and master cylinder rebuilt

Started by Chris Gill in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell 16 minutes ago. 1 Reply

Hi folks,I'm new to Cadillacs so bear with me if this question has already been answered but I did a search of the forum and couldn't find an answer.It appears I have an original master cylinder…Continue

1964 Cadillac Coupe for sale

Started by Hank Johnston in For Sale. Last reply by Kevin Campbell 51 minutes ago. 4 Replies

Hi fellas, regretfully I am trying to sell my 1964 Cadillac Coupe deville. I've had it almost 4 years now and am having to face facts that I just dont have the time or money to do what I want with…Continue

Question: comfortable highway speed?

Started by Mark Geertsma in General Discussion. Last reply by Jeff Kinzler 13 hours ago. 19 Replies

What is your preferred cruising speed on highways with your classic Cadillac? What I mean is the speed that allows for relatively quiet and comfortable cruising without slowing down other traffic.…Continue

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Blog Posts

Flashers

Posted by Mike Petrey on January 13, 2019 at 12:25pm 7 Comments

Where do the flashers go in my 64 Deville Convert.  I'm thinking that's why both turn signals stopped working.

Source for Motor mounts and Trans mounts 1964 SDV

Posted by Norman Silverman on January 9, 2019 at 4:23pm 2 Comments

Hi.

Where is the best place to purchase good quality motor mounts/trans mounts for my 1964 SDV? I see that Rock Auto has them for $8 and change, and others for $24 and change. Big difference. Is there a better place to buy them from?

Thanks

Norm

Fuel loss in Carburetor

Posted by Ian Osborne 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…

Continue

interior

Posted by John Rueff on December 19, 2018 at 4:24pm 3 Comments

I would like to upholster my caddy back to original.   Does anyone know where I can look at some pictures or photos.  Also, how hard is it to remove the dash?  thanks

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