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My 63 Sedan Deville.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Dec 7. 1 Reply

Many thanks for the responses, expressions of support.I am emotionally prepared for the teardown on the 390, just making a few last checks with other experienced afficianados.On the 63 they moved the…Continue

My 63 Cadillac Sedan Deville Story, AKA “my Chinese puzzle”

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Dec 8. 16 Replies

Like many in this group I love my Caddy and it is a labor of love to keep it going. I am currently facing a horrible situation and although I am a pretty good mechanic, can't figure out the hidden…Continue

 

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Russ Austin replied to James Kent's discussion My 63 Cadillac Sedan Deville Story, AKA “my Chinese puzzle”
"One the front engine cover? Just remove it so a good weld can be applied."
Dec 8
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to James Kent's discussion My 63 Cadillac Sedan Deville Story, AKA “my Chinese puzzle”
"Do you think the hole can be repaired with the engine in the car ( welded closed ?) Enjoy"
Dec 7
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to James Kent's discussion My 63 Cadillac Sedan Deville Story, AKA “my Chinese puzzle”
"Russ That is one hell of a fact to know about -a hole --developing in the block Why am i always happy you are around Enjoy"
Dec 7
Russ Austin replied to James Kent's discussion My 63 Cadillac Sedan Deville Story, AKA “my Chinese puzzle”
"The front engine cover often rusts through when straight water is used. A hole is going to allow water into the crank case.  If your inspection is still the same (good), then it's time to pull the engine and get a different block. I have…"
Dec 7
Russ Austin replied to James Kent's discussion My 63 Sedan Deville.
"Hear of no problems with head bolts leaking."
Dec 7
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Dec 7
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to James Kent's discussion My 63 Cadillac Sedan Deville Story, AKA “my Chinese puzzle”
"On the --up side --he is in Virginia and close to Jason Edge ( N0rth carolina ) if he need someting major for the repair work Enjoy"
Dec 7
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to James Kent's discussion My 63 Cadillac Sedan Deville Story, AKA “my Chinese puzzle”
"I prefer --to see what the problem is --before offering a soultion One step at a time Enjoy"
Dec 7
Anders replied to James Kent's discussion My 63 Cadillac Sedan Deville Story, AKA “my Chinese puzzle”
"Out with the engine. Take it apart and clean it all. Hoping you can save it. There woun't be any cheap and easy solution now. All the money you spend on mystery oil and what not. Is throughing away hard earned cash. Accept the situation and…"
Dec 7
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to James Kent's discussion My 63 Cadillac Sedan Deville Story, AKA “my Chinese puzzle”
"Anders Always time to enjoy a hobby and life - no matter what the problem --with a car Just a car -that can always be repaired unlike people that become ill and can not be fixed Walk away --regroup and Enjoy ( the journey or just the great advice…"
Dec 7
Kevin Campbell replied to James Kent's discussion My 63 Cadillac Sedan Deville Story, AKA “my Chinese puzzle”
"On one of our engines, for that much water to enter an engine is huge. For a head gasket, cylinder head or block, to allow that much water through, it would need to have a MASSIVE crack or failure. I would seriously doubt, the engine has…"
Dec 7
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to James Kent's discussion My 63 Cadillac Sedan Deville Story, AKA “my Chinese puzzle”
"I would add a quart of marvelous mystery oil to the new crankase oil going in Filling the oil filter with oil will help to get the oil circulating When starting a new rebuilt engine To get the oil circulating thru the engine the dist is removed…"
Dec 7
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to James Kent's discussion My 63 Cadillac Sedan Deville Story, AKA “my Chinese puzzle”
"I do second Marks suggestion --to get the water and present oil mix in the engine out of the engine ASAP putting band new oil in and cranked thru --plugs out Need to protect the internal engine now as much as possible wD-40 absorbs water and…"
Dec 7
Anders replied to James Kent's discussion My 63 Cadillac Sedan Deville Story, AKA “my Chinese puzzle”
"Sorry Tony but "enjoy" is not suitable this time. Too me this is a clear case of a destroyed engine. I don`t enjoy one second of reading OPs description. Makes me very sade. Incredibly sad on many levels."
Dec 7
Kevin Campbell replied to James Kent's discussion My 63 Cadillac Sedan Deville Story, AKA “my Chinese puzzle”
"I'd be looking really hard at the timing cover on this."
Dec 7
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to James Kent's discussion My 63 Cadillac Sedan Deville Story, AKA “my Chinese puzzle”
"Was car located in a state that freezes in the winter months when in storage when you were away ? Was the car winterized during that time or did you drain the coolant system then You must have internal damage of some kind for the coolant system to…"
Dec 7

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
63 Sedan Deville
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
no
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
no

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We have a --llibrary --of stored information on this website

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in Restoration & Authenticity. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

We have and endless library of info on this siteAll posts are stored for years regarding the subject of our carsWe have a --Search Engine - at the very Top Right of the home pageWe have the --Header…Continue

Interior sheet metal

Started by Eli in General Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 5 hours ago. 4 Replies

So I'm attempting to repair my 64 CDV interior pieces. Specifically the back seat elbow rest/ ash tray sheet metal. Pictures attached. I have made some patch panels to fit the rusted out part. It's…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser 16 hours ago. 6 Replies

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Altrernator restoration

Started by Russ Austin in Restoration & Authenticity 17 hours ago. 0 Replies

These guys have the correct factory stock alternators with correct part number stamped and the correct date code for a 63. They have one 1964 date code, so hurry and call them. Cars without AC have…Continue

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Doing disc brake conversion and I need to change out the rims--what to get?

Posted by Preston Bealle on December 7, 2017 at 3:55pm 20 Comments

I'm having a mechanic change to '64 Deville convertible to disc brakes. He used the spacers that came with the kit but one side takes 2 spacers and the other 3, and there is a slight disconnect from the center hub from being so far out. It appears the best solution would not be further tinkering with spacers but a deeper 15" rim made for disc brakes. Does anyone know what rims might work that will allow the existing Cadillac hub caps to fit?  

I have read everything I can find on disc…

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rear turn signal bulbs

Posted by tom servas on November 28, 2017 at 6:19pm 8 Comments

May be a simple question--What is the best way to replace the rear turn signal bulbs in the 64 deville convertible. What should be removed to get at the bulbs?

Replacing the windshield on my 64 Deville convertible - body style 6267

Posted by Tony and Ginny 429 on November 21, 2017 at 1:27pm 10 Comments

Like to know any personal experience aquiring the best New correct glass replacement for the car
So far i know of two locations to aquire the glass
One in Oregon and one in Ohio
The glass looks new is a bit thinner than the original but has the correct--OM-- markings on it

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The Mileage reading on your speedometer

Posted by Tony and Ginny 429 on November 4, 2017 at 10:57pm 20 Comments

I hope i am not breaking anyones bubble but if you choose to remove the speedometer you can change the mileage on these cars to anything you desire it to be by just adjusting some of its internal parts and changing the numbers

That can lead to a lot of misconduct and cause you to by a car that is not correctly represented by its mileage

Just a heads up to study other aspects of the car to see if the mileage feels right for the wear and tear you may be looking at on a given… Continue

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