James Elkins
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Disc Brakes and Cadillac 48 spoke wire wheels

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Schneider Sep 30. 3 Replies

I've been thinking about upgrading to the CPP front disc brake kit for my 64. I'm running the wheel vintiques 15x6" Cadillac wire wheel. The brake kit says must use with a disc brake compatible…Continue

Introduction

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Elkins Sep 11. 4 Replies

I'd just like to say hello to everyone, and thanks for letting me join such an awesome forum. I've just purchased a 1964 Deville convertible. I've owned many many classic Cadillacs over the years but…Continue

 

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Dave Schneider replied to James Elkins's discussion Disc Brakes and Cadillac 48 spoke wire wheels
"I used ABS disk brake kit with Kelsey Hayes 40 spokes wires. "
Sep 30
Dave Schneider replied to James Elkins's discussion Disc Brakes and Cadillac 48 spoke wire wheels
"I used ABS disk brake kit with Kelsey Hayes 40 spokes wires. "
Sep 28
tim sparks replied to James Elkins's discussion Disc Brakes and Cadillac 48 spoke wire wheels
"james just bought kit from opg made by cpp in my 63 with stock tires (wheels).make sure you don't buy big brakes kit.all went well on installation.got sick of front brakes pulling and trying to adjust.good luck "
Sep 17
James Elkins posted a discussion

Disc Brakes and Cadillac 48 spoke wire wheels

I've been thinking about upgrading to the CPP front disc brake kit for my 64. I'm running the wheel vintiques 15x6" Cadillac wire wheel. The brake kit says must use with a disc brake compatible wheel. Does anyone know if this wheel would work, and is anyone here running disc brakes with these wheels? Thanks for any help.See More
Sep 15
James Elkins left a comment for Preston Bealle
"That's something I want to do. I checked with Summit but they were not sure if their kit would work with the wire wheels. I'm going to do more research and see what I can find."
Sep 12
Preston Bealle left a comment for James Elkins
"I just wrote that up elsewhere and you can see it in the forum. Let me know if you can't find it. But the conversion kit was from Classic Performance Products for $745, about half what I've seen elsewhere, and after some grief from a…"
Sep 11
James Elkins left a comment for Preston Bealle
"I really like it. Where did you get the front disc brake conversion from and what wheels are you running?"
Sep 11
Preston Bealle left a comment for James Elkins
"I have that same car in white with black leather, and it's been a joy and has made me as famous as Bruce Springsteen, almost. And has needed nothing so far, except I converted it to front disc brakes and put in a new Edelbrock carburetor, both…"
Sep 11
James Elkins replied to James Elkins's discussion Introduction
"Thanks Jason!! I've become a wee bit biased as well. If it's anywhere as good of a car as my 1962 park avenue I know I won't be disappointed."
Sep 11
James Elkins replied to James Elkins's discussion Introduction
"Thank you Kevin. "
Sep 11
Jason Edge replied to James Elkins's discussion Introduction
"James, You have undoubted arrived to the absolute pinnacle of Classic Cars!!!  .... of course I am just a wee bit biased!! Great to have you with us!"
Sep 11
Kevin Campbell replied to James Elkins's discussion Introduction
"Welcome, from an Australian forum member"
Sep 11
James Elkins posted a discussion

Introduction

I'd just like to say hello to everyone, and thanks for letting me join such an awesome forum. I've just purchased a 1964 Deville convertible. I've owned many many classic Cadillacs over the years but this is my first 64, I'm sure I'm going to really enjoy it, we're in the process of doing a few upgrades but can't wait to get it out on the road. Thanks again JamesSee More
Sep 10
James Elkins is now a member of 63/64 Cadillac Website
Sep 10

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 deville convertible
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At 10:36pm on September 11, 2019, Preston Bealle said…

I just wrote that up elsewhere and you can see it in the forum. Let me know if you can't find it. But the conversion kit was from Classic Performance Products for $745, about half what I've seen elsewhere, and after some grief from a substandard mechanic who wanted to put spacers in, I had it done elsewhere with my stock wheels and no issues at all. Does not rub, does not scrape, stops much faster and with a feeling of certainty about it. A great upgrade.

At 9:12am on September 11, 2019, Preston Bealle said…

I have that same car in white with black leather, and it's been a joy and has made me as famous as Bruce Springsteen, almost. And has needed nothing so far, except I converted it to front disc brakes and put in a new Edelbrock carburetor, both great moves. 

 
 
 

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F/S 1963/1964 Cadillac parts

Started by Bob Hoffmann in For Sale. Last reply by Russ Austin 16 hours ago. 7 Replies

1963 center bumper & license guard only.1964 front bumper complete, less license guard1964 lower grille1964 cornering lightsAll these parts are from a California car.1964 dash pad. black, great…Continue

1964 Twilight Sentinel

Started by Charles Fares in For Sale 16 hours ago. 0 Replies

Complete USED Twilight Sentinel from a low-mileage, dry California car.  All components and electrical connectors present, no cut wires, nothing damaged or missing. It's plug and play. Send me an…Continue

Re jetting Carter AFB

Started by Robin Evans in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 17 hours ago. 7 Replies

Is it possible to use Edlebrock main jets and needles in a Carter AFB Carburettor. My 64 Coupe Deville runs duel straight through exhaust and this makes the mixture week in mid range and top end. How…Continue

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I need to buy rim for tire Los Angeles ca

Started by Charles in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Charles 20 hours ago. 5 Replies

in need or rim for tire Cadillac Fleetwood 64 any one known why i can buy in Los Angeles ca ..hi..thanks 310 309 0332Continue

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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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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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