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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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power window issues

Started by Ryan Frawley in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 10 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hey all, new guy, as you can tell because I'm going to be asking a question that's been answered a hundred times. Been looking for a while and I can't seem to find anything in detail.I have a 64…Continue

Wits end!

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 13 hours ago. 30 Replies

Well,  after the tire change, car running good......... then on a pleasure cruise for abour 35 miles to my destination.   25 miles in, back end vibration came back home to roost.  I was goung 55 to…Continue

Wanted

Started by James jacques in Wanted to Buy 17 hours ago. 0 Replies

Looking for 1964 coupe passenger front window and driver side fender molding 786-314-1360 jamesContinue

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64 Power Seat Transmission cleaning-it did the trick

Posted by Norman Silverman on June 16, 2018 at 5:36pm 4 Comments

Hello All.

I thought I'd post a little encouragement for those that might have an inoperative 6 way power seat in their car. The fix is relatively easy, and VERY cheap.

I just purchased an original (not re-painted, nor reupholstered) 64 Sedan De Ville 4 window. When I purchased it the front seat was adjusted forward and tilted down in front; two of the worst positions for me, so I had no choice but to attempt to repair it. 

Pushing the switch in each direction brought…

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Driver side door panel removal

Posted by Anthony Boles on June 16, 2018 at 9:32am 2 Comments

How is the door panel taken off to access the wiring harness 

Driver side door panel removal

Posted by Anthony Boles on June 16, 2018 at 8:16am 0 Comments

How is the door panel taken off to access the wiring harness 

429 Main Bearing location

Posted by Dave Fundaburg on June 6, 2018 at 8:11pm 1 Comment

I saw this question asked in 2012 but did not see a definitive answer to the question so here goes. The new main bearings I received for my build are little different than the originals. Of the five bearings the thrust bearing is the same as are two of the other bearings. Of the other two one has two oil groves and one is wider than the others. Does anyone know where the odd bearings go. My guess is they go in the front and the rear but I don't know what one goes where. Any information would…

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