James Elkins
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Disc Brakes and Cadillac 48 spoke wire wheels

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Schneider Sep 30, 2019. 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

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Started this discussion. Last reply by James Elkins Sep 11, 2019. 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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
James Elkins replied to James Elkins's discussion Introduction
"Thank you Kevin. "
Sep 11, 2019
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, 2019
Kevin Campbell replied to James Elkins's discussion Introduction
"Welcome, from an Australian forum member"
Sep 11, 2019
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, 2019
James Elkins is now a member of 63/64 Cadillac Website
Sep 10, 2019

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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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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 53 minutes ago. 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 9 hours ago. 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 22 hours ago. 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

G-1 differential, $150

Started by Jimmy Davis in For Sale. Last reply by Jimmy Davis on Thursday. 5 Replies

G-1 positraction differential, needs blasting and paint. $150. Pickup Huntsville AL or LTL, I recommend Averitt express. Send me zip for shipping quote.***Update- Sorry if you have tried to contact…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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