Ian Osborne
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Custom '64 Eldorado on Bitchin' Rides Last Night

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cees de Bunje Dec 12, 2019. 1 Reply

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, 2019. 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, 2019. 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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Ian Osborne replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Driver's window won't go up. Bought new motor but mechanic says replace the hinky switch panel, and I can't find one to buy.
"Although the listing says not a match for your Caddy, I believe it will work. The seller specializes in Buick parts and might have only listed the Buicks that it fits. Check the photos of the switches in the listing. They look similar, if not…"
Jan 6
Ian Osborne replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Driver's window won't go up. Bought new motor but mechanic says replace the hinky switch panel, and I can't find one to buy.
"Preston, Check this part: https://www.ebay.com/itm/63-64-65-66-Buick-Riviera-Power-Window-Switch-Connector-Master-4-Way-Wire-Plug/232467798532 Although it's listed as Buick, I believe it will work for your car. Many parts were used across…"
Jan 6
Ian Osborne replied to Frank Murch's discussion glass rear window for a convertible top
"For the same reasons you stated, I had a glass window put in with a new top about 30 years ago. It's well worth the extra $$ and the best part is I've had the top replaced twice since then and the glass window has survived so going…"
Jan 6
Ian Osborne replied to Christian Doerk's discussion Length of webbing center front seat belt
"Kev, Two out of three aint bad!"
Jan 4
Ian Osborne replied to Christian Doerk's discussion Length of webbing center front seat belt
"These measurements are very close to the ones Jason has for the retracting belts in the help section."
Jan 3
Ian Osborne replied to Christian Doerk's discussion Length of webbing center front seat belt
"Christian, This is what I have. The short (non buckle) side is 21" and the buckle side is 42" total. I photographed that one with the buckle set half way. Obviously these measurements do not include the material that is folded over and…"
Jan 3
Ian Osborne replied to Christian Doerk's discussion Length of webbing center front seat belt
"Christian, Jason had posted this in the help section: http://6364cadillac.ning.com/photo/illustration2?context=album&albumId=6543066%3AAlbum%3A9817 And…"
Jan 3
Ian Osborne replied to Roy's discussion Emblem Clips Needed
"Roy, Something like these will work for you:…"
Dec 30, 2019
Ian Osborne commented on Bobby Brown's photo
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"Bucket seats with console and a tilt column. it doesn't get any better than that!"
Dec 30, 2019
Ian Osborne replied to Kevin Campbell's discussion Freaky man.... like trippin dude.
"Kevin, It almost never snows in L.A. Last time was 1962. Plenty in the mountains around us though. When I was in high school, there was a storm with enough hail/frost to be able to scrape some off of a car hood or roof to make a snowball. We did and…"
Dec 30, 2019
Ian Osborne replied to Jose Raul Ramirez's discussion Seat Belts for my 63 Coupe Series 62
"J. Raul, Yes. Please send an email to ozzie90249@yahoo.com and I will send some later today. Regards, Ian"
Dec 30, 2019
Ian Osborne replied to Jose Raul Ramirez's discussion Seat Belts for my 63 Coupe Series 62
"J. Paul, Yes. Please send an email to ozzie90249@yahoo.com and I'll send some later today. Regards, Ian"
Dec 29, 2019
Ian Osborne commented on maurice lapoiinte's photo
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"Exceptional job!"
Dec 29, 2019
Ian Osborne replied to Jose Raul Ramirez's discussion Seat Belts for my 63 Coupe Series 62
"I have a pair which I believe are correct originals for a '63. They are not mint but very usable. They have black webbing, are non-retracting and do not have the crest on the buckle. Contact me if you're interested."
Dec 27, 2019
Ian Osborne replied to Kenneth R Hudgins's discussion 6 button power window switch
"If none of the part sellers here have one, they do come up on eBay fairly regularly. I got one there a few years ago for a good price. If you're in a hurry, you can try the Caddy parts places but they will not be cheap. They are pretty durable…"
Dec 17, 2019
Ian Osborne replied to Jason Edge's discussion Trivia Question 17 - Item You COULD NOT Delete Because of Cars Heater
"Alright! I was only able to get this because of the clues and I have actually installed the bucket seat package in my car. Yes, Jason, that was a tough one! My version:"
Dec 13, 2019

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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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The Australian Bushfires:.......

Started by Kevin Campbell in General Discussion. Last reply by Kurt yesterday. 10 Replies

I know we have some Aussies on here and I have to say, Australia, is in a whole world of hurt at the moment, so do ya best to stay safe.Currently, in the southern states, 4 huge fire fronts, look…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 0 Replies

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

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How much play in 63 timing chain?

Started by Ben Roberts in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 yesterday. 4 Replies

I will be installing a new chain and gears because I'm in this deep and all the forums here strongly recommend doing so.  It appears the coating is intact and I don't have to worry about that debris…Continue

Harmonic balancer holes are too shallow for the 3 bolts of puller

Started by Ben Roberts in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Ben Roberts on Friday. 3 Replies

Trying to pull 1963 390 harmonic balancer.  The holes needed for the 3 bolts on the puller can only thread in 1/4” which is not enough to run an impact wrench on it.  I ran a tap to clean the threads…Continue

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1964 429 Aluminum Front Cover For Sale!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on January 12, 2020 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

  • I wound up with an extra front cover for my '64 and offering it for sale.

Purchased from a knowledgable part supplier with thorough hands-on knowledge of 63-64 Cadillac engines, who checked the part before sending it to me. The oil pump driven gearSee S bore and the pressure relief piston bore are both .002 over and within the .005…

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Looking for the Rochester Choke Tube ...

Posted by Mack on January 10, 2020 at 1:14am 3 Comments

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Looking to buy the choke tube for my Rochester... anybody have one for Sale???

AC/heater for 1964 Cadillac coupe de ville

Posted by Matias J. Adrogue on January 7, 2020 at 11:11am 9 Comments

Good morning!  I am Matias Adrogue.  I bought a 1964 Cadillac coupe de ville last year and am real close to the final restoration details!  I call her “Jaws 64”.  Pics will be posted soon.  I need advise regarding a AC/heater.  It came stock in the vehicle but it does not work.  A mechanic gave me a bid of $1700 to replace and repair.  I am ready to install a new system - Vintage Air or Old Air Products from Fort Worth Texas.  I would greatly appreciate your thoughts.  I read the great write…

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63 cadi conv

Posted by Merlino jean marc on December 31, 2019 at 2:51pm 0 Comments

Hello everyone 

As a European, I fell in love with Americans cars and Americana stuff.

I bought a running 63 for cheap .but there is no secret when you buy cheap ,it is big project. The car needs everything. Overtime I was able to slowing buy parts .actually  I am looking for the passenger front lower section which is becoming harder ,and harder to find

The car has a lot of issue with rust.it needs a paint,a top and I need to replace all floor pans.with patience and…

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