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1963 cadillac 390 main bearings.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser Jul 29. 13 Replies

Hi all!Hope you are al doing fine.My real main seal leaked so i pulled the engine. While the engine was out and the oil pan of i took the opportunity to look at my main bearings. They look fine…Continue

Rear crankshaft seal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeroen Welgemoed Jun 25. 7 Replies

Hi all!It has been a while since i have been on this forum. I hope everyone is fine in these crazy times and that the four wheeled beauties still shine and run. I also hope if some of you can help me…Continue

D. I. Y. Wiper motor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Jul 6, 2019. 1 Reply

Hi all. Since my wiper motor past away and the New one i got didn't survive al the way over the big pond... I was a bit desperate. I needed a wiper motor for the M.O.T. i got in toch with my…Continue

Wiper motor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeroen Welgemoed Jun 23, 2019. 6 Replies

Hi all. My old wiper motor made strange noises. Got a rebuilt one but cant get it to work. I tried to benchtest the old one before i ordered the rebuilt one just to see what whas going on. Couldnt…Continue

 

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Kim K Kaiser replied to Jeroen Welgemoed's discussion 1963 cadillac 390 main bearings.
"i seem to remember when doing mine, it said dont offset the rear main seal... but if yours stops the leaking, may have to try it again on mine,, after 4 or 5 attempts, mine never did seal that i know of,, stil a minor leak"
Jul 29
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Jeroen Welgemoed's discussion 1963 cadillac 390 main bearings.
"Love to know more about running a Cadillac engine on propane and what that is about  When you put  the car back together do fill us in about what that system is doing for you regarding performance etc  Thanks "
Jul 26
Jeroen Welgemoed replied to Jeroen Welgemoed's discussion 1963 cadillac 390 main bearings.
"Hi! I will keep you updated on how things work out. It is going to take a while to get the engine and transmission back in (transmission is rebuild with new torque converter) wonder how much power i will gain. The weather isn't being nice to me…"
Jul 26
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Jeroen Welgemoed's discussion 1963 cadillac 390 main bearings.
"Do you fill the oil pump and oil filter and prime the engine  before a start up —turning the distributor shaft ( dist removed ) to circulate oil thru out the internal engine before staring the engine ? Enjoy "
Jul 26
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Jeroen Welgemoed's discussion 1963 cadillac 390 main bearings.
"This community is still  looking for the perfect fix when replacing the rear crank oil seal to be preventing any oil seepage even when the engine cools down which is now the norm on this site  ( Jason and myself included )  Not sure…"
Jul 26
Jeroen Welgemoed replied to Jeroen Welgemoed's discussion 1963 cadillac 390 main bearings.
"Oh no it was not my intention to make you doubt haha.  The bearings look like this: Bottom pair is for cap number 5 and top pair is for cap number 1. I only have some trouble with the endplay at this moment. Endplay is to small. Will have to…"
Jul 26
Jeroen Welgemoed replied to Jeroen Welgemoed's discussion 1963 cadillac 390 main bearings.
"Hi! I did indeed got a sealant that cures without air. The best gasket oil seal is a way tighter fit than the one that came with the engine rebuild set. I used some engine assembly lube on the back of the seal so it would slide in better. Did not…"
Jul 26
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Jeroen Welgemoed's discussion 1963 cadillac 390 main bearings.
"I think I would use the sealant on the face of the end cap matting surfaces myself to prevent possible seepage at that juncture and glue ( using sealant ) the seal to the rear crank cap in as many places as is possible —to the rubber seal (…"
Jul 25
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Jeroen Welgemoed's discussion 1963 cadillac 390 main bearings.
"Best Gaskets —is the  rear seal of choice for the crank from prior posts on the subject  Important to follow drying instructions on the sealant of choice used before moving forward  There is a sealant that I do not recall the…"
Jul 25
Jason Edge replied to Jeroen Welgemoed's discussion 1963 cadillac 390 main bearings.
"Let us  know how things go. It has been 8 years out since I rebuilt mind and don't remember issues with the main bearings... but again it has been 8 years. I did offset my rear seal and it still drip leaks a bit when the engine has sat…"
Jul 25
Jeroen Welgemoed replied to Jeroen Welgemoed's discussion 1963 cadillac 390 main bearings.
"Hi! I have been searching the great and mighty internet and even better this website. I got my answer from another cadillac website the bearing with extra oil grooves goes on the back of the engine. I used a Best Gasket oil seal because they seem to…"
Jul 25
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Jeroen Welgemoed's discussion 1963 cadillac 390 main bearings.
"Can we get this fellow an answer to his crank bearing Question —-pls ? Jeroen there is a good number of threads in the search engine on the top  right of the home page in regards to the rear cranks seal that should give you some tips on…"
Jul 25
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Jeroen Welgemoed's discussion 1963 cadillac 390 main bearings.
"Jeroen You should have your answer shortly as the boys check in  Enjoy "
Jul 24
Jeroen Welgemoed posted a discussion

1963 cadillac 390 main bearings.

Hi all!Hope you are al doing fine.My real main seal leaked so i pulled the engine. While the engine was out and the oil pan of i took the opportunity to look at my main bearings. They look fine accept for some initial break in marks because of Iron filings from al the new components (lifters, camshaft, rockers Etc. Etc.)I ordered new bearings (sealed power from Rockauto). Now bear with me... These mains have 2 same size bearings for cap 2 and 4. For cap 3 there is a bearing with thrust plates.…See More
Jul 24
Jeroen Welgemoed replied to Jeroen Welgemoed's discussion Rear crankshaft seal
"Hi Jason.  I have no idea how much real miles my car has done but the crank looks good, even looked at the crank bearings those are doing wel supporting the crank. Full engine has been rebuild by myself last year. When the engine oil gets hot…"
Jun 25
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Jeroen Welgemoed's discussion Rear crankshaft seal
"Enter - Rear engine seal — in the Search engine on the top of the home page for threads in the library here that should help with repair tips  Open the treads  Enjoy "
Jun 23

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964, sedan deville 6 window.
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Do I really have to remove the dash pad to access the back of the instrument panel..specifically the fuel gauge.  1964 DevilleContinue

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Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 15 hours ago. 2 Replies

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