James E Milton
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Russ Austin commented on James E Milton's blog post Oil Leak 64 Series 62 Rear Mail Seal
"A special tool is described in the shop manual. It guides the upper rear main seal into place so the sealing surface does not get shaved off. Don't use it, and a leak is about guaranteed, as you know.  I don't see the crank moving…"
Oct 6, 2019
Kim K Kaiser commented on James E Milton's blog post Oil Leak 64 Series 62 Rear Mail Seal
"i can feel your pain, brother,!!!!  I'm in middle of replacing one now.."
Oct 5, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on James E Milton's blog post Oil Leak 64 Series 62 Rear Mail Seal
"James  We just did a thread on the rear main seal leaking and Kim is in the process of putting the bottom of his engine black together after he replaced the rear main seal to see the results  Many have different degrees of a problem with…"
Oct 5, 2019
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Oil Leak 64 Series 62 Rear Mail Seal

I have been about to pull my hair out with my 64 rear main seal leaking. I have had it replaced twice and to no avail it still is dripping. I have had to engine rebuilt twice and I have to believe that all parts were replaced when rebuilt but not totatlly 100% sure. My mechanic says that it could be the thrust bearing could possibly be bad cause he did say there was more than usual movement in the crank that he was use to seeing...could he be possibly right about that? I just don't want to go…See More
Oct 5, 2019

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Series 62 6 window sedan
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
yes
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
no

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Oil Leak 64 Series 62 Rear Mail Seal

Posted on October 5, 2019 at 3:54pm 3 Comments

I have been about to pull my hair out with my 64 rear main seal leaking. I have had it replaced twice and to no avail it still is dripping. I have had to engine rebuilt twice and I have to believe that all parts were replaced when rebuilt but not totatlly 100% sure. My mechanic says that it could be the thrust bearing could possibly be bad cause he did say there was more than usual movement in the crank that he was use to seeing...could he be possibly right about that? I just don't want to…

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Reflector!

Started by Don Savory in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

one of my rear reflectors must have fallen out and I’m having trouble finding a replacement. Anyone know where to find these for a 63? It’s the one between the tail lights .Continue

Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure

Started by Doug Scarrow in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 97 Replies

    Last fall I replaced my rear yoke and trailing arm bushings . Now with 410 miles on them the large  rear trailing arm bushings are done . I contacted Rare Parts the maker and they were defensive…Continue

Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

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I have posted a few Misc items over on my Classic Cadillac Parts Facebook page at…Continue

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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

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Looking for 63 Convertible / Coupe rear side trim

Posted by Gene McIlroy on January 24, 2020 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

Want to find a good straight dent free rear side trim for my 1963 Convertible.  I have both sides but they do not match.  Wanting to get them to match.  I am attaching a photo of the two trim sided that I have really wanting the squared off trim if I can get it.  Let's see what you have,…

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Road Trip

Posted by Ray Schick on January 21, 2020 at 9:00pm 7 Comments

Got a little cabin fever this morning,decided to take a road trip to Hickory Corners Michigan, The Gilmore Museum. It’s about 2 1/2 hours from my home . Place is awesome,I was really impressed.

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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???

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