James Elkins
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Disc Brakes and Cadillac 48 spoke wire wheels

Started this discussion. Last reply by tim sparks on Tuesday. 1 Reply

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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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 "
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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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Rear glass

Started by David Stapp in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 9 hours ago. 9 Replies

anyone know of a company that makes the rear glass for our cars? I can’t seem to find any. 1964 4 door 4 window hard top.…Continue

front engine pulley removal

Started by tom servas in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by tom servas 10 hours ago. 7 Replies

Am removing the front cover on our 64 engine with AC. Have all 6 bolts that hold the pulley onto the damper removed, can wiggle the pulley BUT it will not come fully off the damper, Is there…Continue

Where can I buy resistance wire for my 1963?

Started by Tim Walterson in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 15 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hello - just signed up for this forum - looks like a great resource!  I perused the posts and did some searches.  I see most of the posts related to my questions are about doing away with resistance…Continue

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Is there a separate Starter Relay, or does the Solenoid serve that purpose?

Posted by Norman Silverman on August 30, 2019 at 5:57pm 7 Comments

Hello All.

I will be replacing the starter solenoid tomorrow (actually my mechanic will do the work, I'll just supervise). In checking the FSM electrical schematic and chapter verbiage, I don't see anything that looks like (or is referred to as) a starter Relay. It seems the Starter Solenoid serves the function and there's no separate relay. Right or Wrong?

If wrong, where…

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Starter Solenoid replacement-how difficult? Where to buy?

Posted by Norman Silverman on August 20, 2019 at 8:24pm 8 Comments

Hello All.

I believe the starter solenoid has gone bad in my 64 DeVille. When I turn the key, often all I get is a click, then if I try a few times again the starter turns perfectly. All battery cables are on tight and the battery is good. So, I believe this problem is the solenoid. Where do I buy the right solenoid and is it necessary to remove the starter in order to swap it out? …

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Frame Markings

Posted by Gene McIlroy on August 12, 2019 at 6:26pm 1 Comment

Just got my frame back from powder coating so thought I would post photos of the front and rear frame markings.…

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Lining up the drive shaft

Posted by Dominic Salemi on August 12, 2019 at 5:47pm 2 Comments

Can anyone shed some light on how to position the complete drive shaft in the correct position? I want to make sure my drive shaft is installed properly.

Thanks

Dominic

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