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Custom '64 Eldorado on Bitchin' Rides Last Night

Started on Friday 0 Replies

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

Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Sep 27. 14 Replies

I know I'm not the only one who has dealt with constantly failing exhaust manifold gaskets but I have the heads off for a valve job and I'm trying to fix the issue once and for all. Well, maybe for a…Continue

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

 

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Custom '64 Eldorado on Bitchin' Rides Last Night

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 $$$$ cars.They didn't do nearly as much custom work on the Caddy as they normally do. Of course that means that the styling needs no improvement, right? It did get an LS engine and an interesting coil-over/hydraulic suspension that allowed adjustment to the ride height through hydraulics and not air…See More
Friday
Ian Osborne replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
Dec 2
Ian Osborne replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
"I have used Decore Plating on 164th street near Figueroa for years. They do great work and are very reasonable, especially by California standards. It would be worth getting a quote from them too."
Dec 1
Ian Osborne replied to Edward's discussion Cadillac King - UNFAIR, Unprofessional
"I live in Southern California and am quite aware of this place. I have never dealt with them because they are notoriously expensive. Having said that, I would certainly expect a place called Cadillac King to get you the right parts."
Nov 21
Ian Osborne replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion carb gaskets and the spacer rochester
"That's the oil pressure switch. It looks like an original or similar replacement part to me."
Oct 30
Ian Osborne replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion STEERING GEAR
"Not to take a sale away from Jason but you should be able to find someone to rebuild your existing steering gear if you are able to remove it."
Oct 16
Ian Osborne replied to Charles's discussion I need to buy rim for tire Los Angeles ca
"Here is the wheel listing: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/pts/d/avalon-cadillac-wheels/6984926235.html And the top frame where the seller probably has more…"
Oct 16
Ian Osborne replied to Charles's discussion I need to buy rim for tire Los Angeles ca
"Charles, There is an ad on L.A. Craigslists for '61-'64 wheels in Woodland Hills. You might also ask the seller in El Monte who has the '61-'64 convertible frame for sale if he has any wheels. I have bought parts from him before…"
Oct 14
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again
"Do torque all the  exhaust manifold bolts  again. ( if possible ? )  after the engine has been run up to operating temp and cooled down  Is just standard procedure when engine rebuilding to recheck everything at that…"
Sep 27
Jason Edge replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again
"Looks great!"
Sep 27
Ian Osborne replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again
"So far so good. Here is what they look like installed. Carefully torqued to 5 ft-lbs more than the manual calls for (just because I really want to be done with this)"
Sep 27
Mark Geertsma replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again
"Nice!"
Sep 11
Jason Edge replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again
"They look fantastic!!! Very Professional. "
Sep 10
Ian Osborne replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again
"Got them done today. I'm feeling pretty confident this is going to work but we'll have to wait and see. I was looking through my extra parts for a pair of exhaust flange gaskets which I was pretty sure I had. I found six pairs - which…"
Sep 10
Mark Geertsma replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again
"Good luck! Hopefully this will solve your problem."
Sep 5
Ian Osborne replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again
"Thanks Mark, I think I will go with a compromise. I have ordered a sheet of .043" soft annealed copper and will fabricate my own gaskets but I have a good set of original bolts that I will use. I will also carefully torque the manifolds to the…"
Sep 4

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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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Tail pipe black stuff!

Started by Lambert Ross in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Lambert Ross 37 minutes ago. 10 Replies

any ideas how to clear the ugly black stuff shooting out from my tailpipe? After a long layover, it really messes up the garage floor. I assume its carbon but am not sure how best to react to it.…Continue

Had the 64 convert out for a spin

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

A two hour ride to my favorite restaurant on the water in Crystal River on the west coast  of central Florida —top down 77 degrees and 47 % humidity one outstanding day as will be the rest of the…Continue

Tags: Fl, River, Crystal

wanted balast tube for guide eye amp

Started by maurice lapoiinte in General Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

I am looking for a vaccum tube for my guide eye amp. tube #5947343 it call the ballast tube, its the shorter one of the 2 and only has a filament in it. fits 59-66 cadillacs with the guidematic…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 12 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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still need a driveshaft

Posted by wayne weaver on November 26, 2019 at 11:53am 0 Comments

well thank you UPS for losing the driveshaft that Russ Austin shipped me. 

however i still need a rear driveshaft section for my 63. mine has a vibration due to the bushing inside of it. its a shame because the ball and sockets in the cardian joints are perfect but it has a woble on the balancing machine. so .  still need the rear section. anyone have a good one ? is there driveshaft alternatives to use ? i am really considering an LS swap and since im fighting the driveshaft search…

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63 guidematic issues

Posted by maurice lapoiinte on November 24, 2019 at 3:10pm 0 Comments

 So my 63 guide matic headlamps stay on low beam all the time. I have so far bypassed the system and everything works normal. I have been thru the trouble shooting in the manual but this is where the confusion begins.on my car when the power relay is powered I have low beam and when its not powered I have highbeam, this appears to be opposite what the diagnosis says should be correct.The wiring is all original and no wires have been mixed up.has anyone ever unplugged the 2 wire connector…

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Another advantage of the Pertronix III

Posted by Doug Scarrow on November 23, 2019 at 11:12am 1 Comment

   Having tried both the II and III I can say the multispark feature of the III offers a smoother idle . It is also easier to install .Does not require removal of the distributor

Stuck at two red (dash) lights!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on November 3, 2019 at 10:00pm 9 Comments

I hope someone can help solve these two electrical problems that appeared one after the other.

By way of background: The car, a '64 Eldorado has very limited use. It was at a restoration shop for 15 months until last January-  that supposedly did a bunch of wiring repairs including rebuilding the gas gauge that still hasn't worked properly, and the clock that hasn't worked, and re-soldering the broken wires in the drive door. All window and seat controls appear to be…

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