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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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1963 Ignition Bezel

Started by Lee Martin in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 40 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Looking for a good ignition lock nut bezel for 1963!  This is the chrome piece that holds the ignition housing in place and protects painted dash from key scratches.  Opening must be more than 15/16"…Continue

Floor Pans

Started by Tommy Nicolosi in Restoration Discussion 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

Are the floors on 1961-1964 the same???Continue

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Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 1 hour ago. 39 Replies

Ok,  short refresher,  last dec i relpaced starter w rebuilt from usa parts.  and even then,  after short runs where i got up to temp, if i shutvcar off, and then tried to start, it would drag…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

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HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side

Posted by Norman Silverman on September 17, 2018 at 8:15pm 6 Comments

Hi.

Update:

I removed both 7 nipple vacuum valves and called my buddy who owns a machine shop. Tomorrow we'll re-surface the valve faces and then I'll reinstall them. HOWEVER, the one that comes out easily and comes apart with no rivet is on the Power module side. It installs on one side with a small bolt, and on the other it is held on by a clip, WHICH IS MISSING ON MY CAR. I am going to assume it is the same clip that is used on the Control Module side. Anybody got one? Happy…

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7 vacuum valve-need a good one or someone to recondition mine

Posted by Norman Silverman on September 15, 2018 at 5:44pm 12 Comments

So, I've put my 7 vacuum valve from the control head side to the test, and it failed. I looked at the instructions for re-conditioning it and unless I am missing something, the instructions are missing something (about how to take off the clip that provides the tension that holds the two pieces together). 

In any case, I can't do this particular repair so I am looking for a new valve (not likely), or a good re-conditioned one, or someone who has done this before and would do mine for…

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Mosiac Cadillac emblem Table

Posted by Dana G Cooper on August 30, 2018 at 10:48pm 11 Comments

Wanted to share a picture of a table my wife made for me to display with our 63 Coupe Deville. 

Inside door handle thread size

Posted by Michael Jarnagin on August 23, 2018 at 4:31pm 1 Comment

Anyone know the thread size on the inside door handle bolts mine are missing any info much appreciated 

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