Ian Osborne
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Completely Dead

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Alan Shannon Jul 11. 6 Replies

So after cruising around a bit and waiting in a line, the temp gauge got to a little past half way. I got out of the line and the car just died. It's like there's no battery. The clock has no power,…Continue

'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

 

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Robert Alan Shannon replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Completely Dead
"I , too , was on a first date , drove to the wildlife refuge and parked for a while. Mostly just talked and it started raining ,didn't rain hard or long. Got ready to leave and it was now dark. Turned on my headlights and nothing ; no lights…"
Jul 11
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Completely Dead
"Ian  Sorry for your inconvenience but glad it was such an easy fix with help from Russ that had a very good idea of  the cause from his experience  Enjoy "
Jul 11
Ray Schick replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Completely Dead
"Check the block of wires on the firewall ,sometimes corrosion can cause problems under that block of wires there"
Jul 11
Ian Osborne replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Completely Dead
"Thanks Russ, The ring terminal on the 10 gauge red wire was still crimped solid but it seems the insulation had wicked in due to heat, probably not just from last night, and was causing a complete short. Replaced the terminal and all is good.…"
Jul 11
Russ Austin replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Completely Dead
"Just a little side story; I was on a first date with a las when i was a very young man. The car suddenly shut off and I was able to coast the car to a parking spot, and rolled the car up onto the curb so I could get under the car.  The positive…"
Jul 11
Russ Austin replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Completely Dead
"Power is routed from the battery to the solenoid. From the solenoid to the ignition switch is a red wire. The red wire T's off to the fuse block also.  You need to check the battery cable going to the starter for shorting out.  Then…"
Jul 11
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Completely Dead

So after cruising around a bit and waiting in a line, the temp gauge got to a little past half way. I got out of the line and the car just died. It's like there's no battery. The clock has no power, no headlights, no warning lights on the dash with the ignition on. The battery is fresh and reads 12V. Terminals and ground are good. I also get 12V when reading the positive battery terminal and the engine block. Downstream from there,I have nothing. The main positive cable is tight on the solenoid…See More
Jul 11
Ian Osborne replied to Fred Kirby's discussion Cadillac King- 63 coupe body parts
"I don't know how urgently you need this but I think the best way to approach it is to search your local craigslist and the like ads until you find someone parting out a car and see if they'll sell you the roof section. Chances are…"
Jul 10
Ian Osborne replied to Fred Kirby's discussion Cadillac King- 63 coupe body parts
"Excellent point. The roof and most of the body sheet metal are part of what gets sent to the scrapper by guys like Jason and Russ when they part out a car unless somebody needs a section and can cut it out and haul it away. I'm sure their price…"
Jul 9
Ian Osborne replied to Fred Kirby's discussion Cadillac King- 63 coupe body parts
"I have not dealt with them personally so I can't say anything about customer service but I am in Southern California and have been aware of them for many years. Their prices are constantly in what I would say is the upper echelon."
Jul 9
Ian Osborne replied to Dominic Salemi's discussion Rear Wheel Bearings Replacement
"Dominic, It's not that big a job. You will need a slide hammer to remove the bearing/axle shaft. You can borrow or rent one from an auto parts store. I can't recall offhand if you need to remove the brake components from the backing plate…"
Jul 6
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

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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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1964 429 CARB SUGGESTION?

Started by Rob Bonello in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Rob Bonello 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

Need to replace the carb on my 64 (429cu). Don't want to rebuild it and looking for suggestions on something quick and easy/bolt-on. What are you guys/gals using, besides stock rebuilds?…Continue

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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 13 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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Mpg

Started by Joe DiIaconi in General Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Monday. 8 Replies

Hello all. I live in South Florida, yesterday I drove down to islandmorada in the Florida Keys and it took me a half a tank of gas to get there. It took me a quarter of a tank to get back.Any ideas…Continue

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63 Caddy Horn

Posted by Robert Alan Shannon on May 27, 2020 at 9:25am 10 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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390 engine replacement needed

Posted by Jason on May 18, 2020 at 7:54pm 1 Comment

I’m looking for a 1963 Cadillac 390 engine that runs. 

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