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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

'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

 

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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
Jason Edge replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again
"You can see the original bolts and see specs on my parts page by Clicking Here"
Sep 4
Mark Geertsma replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again
"Seller told me they are cut from copper sheet, in my case 0.046” thick. His standard thickness is 0.042” but I like my gaskets a bit thicker. Please note that copper gaskets must be annealed before installation. As for the bolts, they…"
Sep 4
Ian Osborne replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again
"Thanks to all for the input. Mark, I have heard about copper gaskets. Are they just cut from a sheet and if so, how thick? Were you able to locate new bolts identical to stock, with the smaller head?"
Sep 4
Mark Geertsma replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again
"Also used to have problems with the exhaust manifolds. Had them machined flat twice, but the problem persisted. The fix for me was new bolts and copper gaskets. Never had any problems since. "
Sep 4
Russ Austin replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again
"The exh manifold gaskets can go on upside down. They are just offset enough to give you problems, but they look like they are installed correctly."
Sep 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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STEERING GEAR

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Mark S Anderson 2 hours ago. 12 Replies

IN addition to the main seal leak,,which i am going to tackle again tomorrow,i also have a leak in what seems to be the steering gear.  I have checked to connections from the pump, and its dry on…Continue

What front springs to use to level car back out after an LS swap?

Started by Richard Biele in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 10 hours ago. 0 Replies

I see other members have put LS engines into their cars. I am wondering what springs you put in afterwards. I cannot determine the height due to the car having a front end fire (how I ended up with…Continue

2020 Cadillac calendars.

Started by Russ Austin in General Discussion 12 hours ago. 0 Replies

I just got in the 2020 Classic Cadillac calendars.  12 months of 63-64…Continue

Henry Leland- founder of Cadillac and Lincoln

Started by Kurt in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 2 Replies

Here's a good article about Henry Leland. I had heard bits & pieces of his story over the years but didn't know all these details.…Continue

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driveshaft help

Posted by wayne weaver on October 9, 2019 at 4:41pm 1 Comment

can anyone help me with a driveshaft ? I have a 1963 Cadillac 62 series 4dr with the hydro-matic trans. I need the male splined shaft on the front of the rear driveshaft section. the piece with the nut attached by clip.id be willing to buy a shaft if its not horribly priced.

Dash removal

Posted by Jake Mickley on October 9, 2019 at 12:06am 9 Comments

Hello everyone,

On a 63 CDV, if a guy wanted to remove the entire dash to get all the metal painted, and do some other things behind there, how would he go about doing that?  I checked here and the shop manual, but can't find a complete guide.

As always, and help or direction is appreciated.  Thanks!

--Jake

Introducing myself

Posted by Gary Marchand on October 7, 2019 at 9:32pm 8 Comments

Thanks for letting me join the club.  Picked up this ‘64 Coupe Deville a few months ago out of Beverly MA, the car has few stickers on it from various Cadillac clubs, didn’t know if anyone might recognize it from it’s “Glory days.” Everything seems pretty healthy except for the body and some very Mickey Mouse repairs, was wondering if anyone had any leads on…

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Carter AFB carburetor question

Posted by Ray Schick on October 7, 2019 at 8:29pm 8 Comments

3655S carb, and a 3656S carb .I know the difference is one is for A/C and the other in for a non A/C car . Now the question is : can I use the carb bowl from the A/C car on the non A/C car ? They look the same set up next to each other

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