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My 63 Sedan Deville.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Dec 7, 2017. 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, 2017. 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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
Russ Austin replied to James Kent's discussion My 63 Sedan Deville.
"Hear of no problems with head bolts leaking."
Dec 7, 2017
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Dec 7, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
63 Sedan Deville
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Looking for wisdom & guidance!

Started by Alex in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Anders 5 minutes ago. 3 Replies

Hello! What a great group! A few years ago I owned a 64 Fleetwood Series 60 special and got hooked! I’m going to be looking for a 63/64 coupe early next year and am just looking for some pointers. I…Continue

New seats for 1963 4 door 4 window

Started by paul k in General Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell 15 hours ago. 1 Reply

I pickup yesterday seats from my local upholstery shop.I did restore springs (remove rust with Rust Mort and paint with POR-15).I have to restore seat transmission etc.-yet.I like how it came out.I…Continue

On the Mend, Baby!

Started by Jason Edge in General Discussion. Last reply by Jeff Kinzler yesterday. 7 Replies

Since we are like family here, thought I would share the following that I…Continue

1964 seat belt length

Started by John Boening in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Mark S Anderson on Thursday. 4 Replies

It's my first time posting a question.  I want to add seat belts front and rear to my 64 convertible. Seems like all suppliers have them in 60 or 74 inch lengths. Most passengers are of average…Continue

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Help with this repair Estimate.

Posted by Dj Lethal on December 13, 2018 at 7:05pm 11 Comments

I recently took my car to a “Cadillac” “Specialist here in Los angles CA.

After leaving my car to diagnose my steering column for not shifting properly. I get this txt from the shop owner. Mind you I just got the car and wanted to at least shift from the column without having to shift for the engine bay. Also wanted to get a price on dash lights to work. Basically I’m trying to feel out if he’s putting gravy on the labor.



Here we go. Parts Labor

Oil pump kit - 225 375… Continue

63/64 Cadillacs for sale

Posted by Frank Herrera on December 10, 2018 at 7:41pm 3 Comments

Hi fellas!!

Well I recently found a guy here locally, who’s got about 8-9 63/64 Cadillacs convertible and hardtop coupes. I also recently found a 64 convertible Eldorado. I really want to purchase it here shortly. If anyone wants to buy it off me or the guy selling it, let me know ASAP. It’s really a great price. If anyone is looking for anything let me know. If you have Instagram my handle is @caddikingheartbreaker. You can also message me on here. I’ll check back from time to time. Or… Continue

Although the radiator was not leaking, nor was the car running hot, I tool out the radiator today to have it boiled out and rodded out. Then I changed the oil and filter (filter is very easy to reach…

Posted by Norman Silverman on December 8, 2018 at 9:29pm 15 Comments

Although the radiator was not leaking, nor was the car running hot, I tool out the radiator today to have it boiled out and rodded out. Then I changed the oil and filter (filter is very easy to reach with the radiator out), then the thermostat got changed. 

I'll have the radiator back from the shop on Monday, and will reinstall it then. 

Still having…

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'63 Bumpers on L.A. Craigslist

Posted by Ian Osborne on December 8, 2018 at 1:30am 0 Comments

The front lower ends are gone but what's there looks to be in decent condition and a fair price in today's market. I have no connection, just passing it along in case it might work for someone.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/pts/d/1963-cadillac-bumpers-1963/6764419645.html

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