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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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429 water pump bolt sizes

Started by tom servas in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 1 hour ago. 20 Replies

Does someone have a diagram showing the correct bolt sizes and lengths for each of the water pump bolts?THX in advanceTomContinue

2 Inch Lowered Springs

Started by Damian Ramuta in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell 1 hour ago. 55 Replies

Hi all, Could you please post some pics if you have lowered your car using a 2 inch lowered coil.cheersContinue

brake smell or axle grease smell (Rear) 63 cdv AND may have screws pooch!!

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser 5 hours ago. 12 Replies

Thanks have been going fairly well.  over last week or so, i have noticed a bit of that axle grease smell when i come out of the door, not always, but sometimes.  today, i was out, and notice a…Continue

63 dash pad for sale.

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Air Suspension - How to Choose and Install

Posted by Michael Forte on February 19, 2018 at 10:00pm 8 Comments

What I enjoy most about old cars is that they can be restored to original condition, radically customized, or somewhere between those extremes, reflecting the owner's individual style.  For my '63 Convertible, I want to achieve a mostly original look, with minor custom touches to make it clean, smooth, and low.  This article is to share my experience in choosing and installing the suspension components to achieve a low stance and a comfortable ride.

I purchased my car in August of…

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Emblem Removal

Posted by Christopher Belinda on February 19, 2018 at 1:33pm 4 Comments

Good Afternoon - my name is Chris and I'm new to the site (well ... officially; I've read a lot of your posts and am very impressed by the great advice and interest).  I'm working on a very original '63 SDV Park Avenue and am attempting to remove the "Park Avenue" emblems in preparation for a repaint.  Once I carefully removed the truck liner, I noticed that the studs are conical shaped and do not appear to have ever had a speed-nut, or some type of push clip ever installed.  I have removed…

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Updating the alternator without losing the "Gen" light

Posted by Michael Forte on February 19, 2018 at 12:00am 8 Comments

Our old Cadillacs have a pretty simple electrical system using an externally regulated alternator to keep the battery charged and run the accessories while driving.  First appearing in 1963, the GM 10DN externally regulated alternator was a step up from the bulky generator used on the '62 and earlier.  But newer, internally regulated alternators are now available that can output three times the current in the same size package.  This article explains how I upgraded my charging system to a…

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Pier windows

Posted by Stefan on February 8, 2018 at 5:58am 3 Comments

    Hi, have a 64 eldorado.  

The emergensy  button- Will it take all windows down???

Thanks 

Stefan 

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