Joe DiIaconi
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Replacement trunk lid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Codd 1 hour ago. 19 Replies

 got got my…Continue

Trunk Lid Acid dipping

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe DiIaconi Aug 9. 13 Replies

Just received my trunk…Continue

1964 Cadillac Comfort Control System

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe DiIaconi Aug 8. 5 Replies

On the 1964 Cadillac Comfort Control System I know that if you slide the bar over to position one that's fully automatic, then if you slide it over one more position that's high fan. If you slide it…Continue

 

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Christopher Codd replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Replacement trunk lid
"I never even noticed, but I bet it's looking good now! Why do Cadillacs always rust at the rear rockers though?? Anyways, I hope your shop is able to get them back in shape. "
1 hour ago
Jason Edge replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Replacement trunk lid
"Chris, Brutus has a thousand touchups and dulled down in the last 16 years and had actually worn down past the black into the grey primer on one spot on the hood. I also have rust through under the rear doors on the rockers... the one weak spot I…"
5 hours ago
Christopher Codd replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Replacement trunk lid
"Your Escalade was looking really good last time I saw it. Why'd you paint it, other than the dings? I figure a good Paintless Dent Repairman could have taken care of those for you. "
5 hours ago
Jason Edge replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Replacement trunk lid
"I saw This Post  where he was asking where to have a trunk lid he had just received acid dipped. I was confused then and confused now. I thought he had just had his car painted and the one in the picture looked pretty decent but hard to tell…"
7 hours ago
Clovis replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Replacement trunk lid
"You missed another post on his lid Jason. This one is on his trunk lip. I think he is trying to save a couple bucks and has started a go fund me campaign. I've already donated."
9 hours ago
Clovis replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Replacement trunk lid
"Where do I send my 2 cents?"
9 hours ago
Jason Edge replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Replacement trunk lid
"Joe, This thread has had me confused from the start. I keep thinking there are some details somewhere that I missed. How about some details:1st - What happened to and what was the condition of your last trunk…"
12 hours ago
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Replacement trunk lid
"Your right, I'm going to start a go fund me account. Would you like to be the first to donate ?"
14 hours ago
Clovis replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Replacement trunk lid
"After your done this trunk lid project Joe, it's time for new cardboard and carpet for the inside of that caddy's trunk. "
20 hours ago
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Replacement trunk lid
" scraped it, wire brushed it, vacuumed it all out and painted it. Ready for the body shop"
23 hours ago
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Replacement trunk lid
"I took my car to my painter this morning and discovered that the drip rail wasn't as bad as I thought it was. I'm going to scrape it and then use a rust inhibiting paint."
Wednesday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Replacement trunk lid
"Joe D There is a guy in Sarasota Fl that bought the trunk lip from Russ and installed it into his Cadillac because his was bad He has posted on here showing the metal repairs he is doing and his work is real real good You may have seen it His…"
Wednesday
Russ Austin replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Replacement trunk lid
"I have cut out the trunk seal lip before, on parts cars. If you want the sheet metal, I just need a picture showing what to send to you. The trunk seal lip goes all the way around the trunk."
Wednesday
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Replacement trunk lid
"Thank you. Are you saying Russ sells trunk lips?"
Wednesday
Clovis replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Replacement trunk lid
"You could always buy a new trunk lip from Russ. Have it welded in and it's fixed for good. Fiberglass will work fine and be invisible to the naked eye. If it's done right with a new gasket it should last your lifetime."
Wednesday
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Replacement trunk lid
"No I think not. Got 2 estimates so far, $ 6000 to $7000 on one. And $1000 on another.  Besides the trunk lid the drainage track under the trunk seal is rusting, and that's most of the work. The second estimate said he would sandblasted and…"
Tuesday

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 coupe deville
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
No
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
no

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1964 Cadillac AC with a 7 port Vacuum control valve

Posted on August 24, 2017 at 3:00am 28 Comments

Is anyone having the same problem I'm having ? In park with AC on no vacuum at the fast idle diaphragm, ( so the fast idle diaphragm is out and bumping up the idle) when I put it in drive I'm getting vacuum there. So in park with the AC on the engine is idling at 900 RPM's put in drive it drops down to 450 600 ish. So when your sitting at a red light it feels like the engine is starving for fuel not to mention it's running hotter than it should.…

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Can't sleep thinking about my car, am I alone in this ?

Posted on August 23, 2017 at 3:23am 20 Comments

I have had my 64 13 years and I think I might be on the right track to fixing my AC. I think I might have the vaccum lines going to the check valve before the neutral safety switch at the bottom of the steering column in the wrong configuration and Im not sure where the black line going from the power servo rotary valve number 6 vacuum line is going.

rear end bushing

Posted on August 7, 2015 at 5:47am 5 Comments

Can anyone tell me the name and or parts number of the bushing at the top of the pumpkin ( rear differential ) ?

Rear shocks

Posted on June 28, 2015 at 3:37pm 8 Comments

Just bought some rear shocks from Rock Auto, going to install them, any advice ?

I did install my front ones last year.

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At 1:33am on March 19, 2016, Joe DiIaconi said…

Your welcome, glad I could help.

At 11:28pm on March 18, 2016, Dusty said…
Hey joe got my heater and air fixated thank you for you're time
At 11:58pm on March 12, 2016, Dusty said…
Hey joe thank you for feed back on my heater problem steal trying to find out what size vacoum hose coming from my transducer to my power servo
At 5:01pm on August 6, 2014, Christopher Codd said…

Haha yeah, I've heard that is the holy grail of AC repair manuals. I'll need it when I replace everything. 

At 4:49pm on August 6, 2014, Joe DiIaconi said…

If you decide to take it on again you should get the AC BOOK FOR DUMMY'S for Cadillac Tim        $45 bucks & you will not end up Bald like me :)

At 4:41pm on August 6, 2014, Christopher Codd said…

Hey Joe, I did have the AC working for a short time and it was ICE COLD. The car must have not been checked for freon leaks, because a short time after I paid a pretty penny for the R12 freon recharge, it all must have leaked out. Before I had the chance to really go through and try it all again the compressor froze up and most likely wrecked every other component connected. So I put repairing the AC on the backburner for awhile. The best advice I can give you is try recharging the AC, check THOROUGHLY for leaks, and pray. 

At 10:31am on October 20, 2013, Joe DiIaconi said…

To be honest I told myself I wouldn't contact him until he calls me & I haven't. He has been doing a grate job and I know I'm lucky to have found him. I have given him 2 other $10,000 paint jobs for cars of friends of mine so I know he wants to get mine done & right ( I hope & pray)  Here is a picture of the truck he painted,I saw it at the the car show which is how I got to meet him.

At 9:41am on October 20, 2013, Tony and Ginny 429 said…
Joe
Tha car is comming along real nice
Many of us would love to be doing the same
All due respect, do keep in touch with the shop on a regular basis , so you keep them on there toes and moving along
It just seems that is necessary when getting most things done correctly
Just my 2 cents
At 8:09am on October 12, 2013, Jason Edge said…

A wise lady you have there indeed!

At 7:51am on October 12, 2013, Joe DiIaconi said…

Thank you Jason, it's funny my ex girl friend told me once, if you have to put $250 into your Caddy you don't blink an eye, but if you have to put free air in the tires of your truck you get annoyed  

 
 
 

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Replacement trunk lid

Started by Joe DiIaconi in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Christopher Codd 1 hour ago. 19 Replies

 got got my…Continue

Wits end!

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 5 hours ago. 36 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

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

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To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

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Brakes Went Out

Posted by Christopher Codd on August 8, 2018 at 8:25am 18 Comments

My '64 Cadillac DeVille had been sitting for awhile while I was travelling this summer and when I came home it had some issues starting. After replacing the plugs and the ignition coil, it was running better than it had in a long time but the brakes were sticking. I noticed the brake pedal was traveling a little farther than usual when slowing down. Soon after I noticed a hissing noise coming from around the brake pedal. Then I lost the brakes pretty much completely. I couldn't find any…

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Tom and Dwight's excellent 64 Fleetwood tales

Posted by Norman Silverman on July 29, 2018 at 2:52pm 1 Comment

Wow, what a great recitation of events-and what a magnificent restoration. 

Thanks for providing a most pleasurable read.

Norm

Comfortron AC trouble shooting

Posted by Norman Silverman on July 23, 2018 at 8:54pm 5 Comments

OK, here we go.....

I got the book to troubleshoot the system. INDISPENSABLE to this effort. 

As I do a cursory exam, I see that the AC RECIRC SOLENOID is Cracked (the WHITE one in the engine compartment coming out of the HVAC body with two vacuum hoses on it). I tried to patch it up (cracked all around the base), but it does not look like it will hold. 

PLEASE TELL ME THAT REPLACING THIS PART IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS I THINK IT IS, But I think it is a bear to…

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A/C Issue / Stumped !

Posted by Dana G Cooper on July 23, 2018 at 6:29pm 37 Comments

My 63 CDV factory A/C was trash so I replaced every part in the system and converted to R134 . I also installed a STV bypass kit which eliminated the STV all together and converted the system to a cycling system.  I vacumed and charged the system with 36oz of 134. The system is cycling as it should and the pressures are right at 250 high side, cycle off at 25lbs and cycle back on at about 35lbs. It is making plenty of water on the low side hoses and evaporator drain. There is very good air…

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