Joe DiIaconi
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Reinstalling Dash Pad

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Feb 14. 6 Replies

Anyone have any tips on reinstalling their Dash Pad ? I have a gap between it & the window, am I just not pushing it in hard enough ?Continue

correct connect

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark S Anderson Feb 6. 5 Replies

looking for 3 of these clips, anyone know where I can find them ?Continue

Evelyn

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe DiIaconi Jan 30. 9 Replies

 my Christmas present to myself this yearContinue

GM Tools

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Dec 28, 2018. 3 Replies

I have been looking for one of these for a couple of years. If anyone knows where I can buy one, or if you have one for sale please let me know belt Tension Adjusting wrench J-9646…Continue

 

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Disc brake conversion kit
"Dave  Same advice to contact your disc brake company and explain your issue and see what they have to say for a possible solution to the dragging pads and go from there  Enjoy "
Aug 2
Mack replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Disc brake conversion kit
"Yes, i did bench bled the MC and it did take me a while to get the air out of it. i think I need to me adjusted/shimmed like you did because sometimes I feel and hear like the pad has too much room over there... we will see! just called the company…"
Aug 2
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Disc brake conversion kit
"Hey Clovis  Very nice to see you posting  Your words of wisdom are very much needed here  Enjoy "
Aug 2
Clovis replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Disc brake conversion kit
"I've installed aftermarket disc brakes before and I need to adjust (shim) the distance to the rotor. Your pads should be slightly touching the rotor when adjusted properly.  When you bled the system and after the master cylinder rebuild…"
Aug 2
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Disc brake conversion kit
"Hey Joe D  Glad to see you pop in from time to time  Your Caddy must be running good for you not to be around much — a good thing !!  (  per Martha Stuart )  Enjoy "
Aug 2
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Disc brake conversion kit
"Dave  i have no idea about disc brake temps but that logically seems like the temp SB high if they are dragging ( excessive friction )  That will cause premature brake  pad wear for sure  Brakes dragging could cause issue with…"
Aug 2
Mack replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Disc brake conversion kit
"So washer between the caliper and the bracket that’s it’s mounted to, huh? As far as I remember I had no washers in the kit...  I’ll hve to call them again, damnit "
Aug 2
Mack replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Disc brake conversion kit
"Just took a pic of my front brakes.  Are you saying that there should be some washer ? where? Between those two brackets that caliper is mounted to?"
Aug 2
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Disc brake conversion kit
"The washers go between the caliper and it’s mounting bracket per Joe D’s Post near the beginning of this thread  ( his  post starts out answering a question  by Clovis and then me ) Enjoy"
Aug 2
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Disc brake conversion kit
"The washers go between the caliper and it’s mounting bracket per Joe D’s Post near the beginning of this thread  ( his  post starts out answering a question  by Clovis and then me ) Enjoy"
Aug 2
Dave Schneider replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Disc brake conversion kit
"I am having problems with my front disk brake dragging.  The temperature is 130 with no brake usage.  It that to hot? Dave"
Aug 2
Mack replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Disc brake conversion kit
"What was the ‘washer’ issue you had??? What washer are you talking about ?"
Aug 1
Mack replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Disc brake conversion kit
"Last year I went over the Master Cylinder and a Booster, measured the internal arm etc... everything is correct! I dont get that ‚washer’ issue JoeD talks about... too bad he’s not participating in this conversation."
Aug 1
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Disc brake conversion kit
"Your power booster arm to the MC may not be adjusted correctly  internally possibly applying less pressure than it SB to the MC and not allowing the master cylinder internal arm to travel as much as it should to build the correct pressure in…"
Aug 1
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Disc brake conversion kit
"When you call the company —-ask them what needs to be done for there brakes to stop your car as they should be doing —-and leave the burden of solving the problem to them  Speak only with the person in charge ( hopefully the owner…"
Aug 1
Mack replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Disc brake conversion kit
"I’ve been dealing with that problem for the last 3y (summers) but I am about to go back to drums and ask for the refund. To me it seems like that piston travels too far and loses it strength that’s why I wonder it there’s some way…"
Aug 1

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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, Chris 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, Chris 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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A Drilling No-No .... That Worked!

Started by Jason Edge in General Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 1 hour ago. 16 Replies

Thought I would share a quick story regarding something I did that I generally do not recommend - Free handed drilling a broken front engine cover bolt.  Before I jump into it I will say I do not…Continue

Exhaust manifold: Repair, replace or headers?

Started by Dutch Dickinsen in General Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 7 hours ago. 1 Reply

My newly acquired '64 Coupe DeVille suffers from a cracked right side exhaust manifold.It looks like my options are limited to rolling the dice on a used manifold, converting to headers or seeing if…Continue

Tags: 429, manifold, exhaust

Steering Wheel

Started by Mark Borer in General Discussion 11 hours ago. 0 Replies

plz watch this videoIt shows play between the 2 cylinders that make up my columni have tightened everything up as best as I can....but it moves a bitthe lower cover had a screw that lined it up, and…Continue

Help! I need a 1964 Eldorado front left fender.

Started by Jorge M in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Jon Ettman 13 hours ago. 5 Replies

Help looking for a 1964 Eldorado front fender for a convertible.Thank you please contact djjmoreno84@gmail.comContinue

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Starter Solenoid replacement-how difficult? Where to buy?

Posted by Norman Silverman on August 20, 2019 at 8:24pm 6 Comments

Hello All.

I believe the starter solenoid has gone bad in my 64 DeVille. When I turn the key, often all I get is a click, then if I try a few times again the starter turns perfectly. All battery cables are on tight and the battery is good. So, I believe this problem is the solenoid. Where do I buy the right solenoid and is it necessary to remove the starter in order to swap it out? …

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Frame Markings

Posted by Gene McIlroy on August 12, 2019 at 6:26pm 1 Comment

Just got my frame back from powder coating so thought I would post photos of the front and rear frame markings.…

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Lining up the drive shaft

Posted by Dominic Salemi on August 12, 2019 at 5:47pm 2 Comments

Can anyone shed some light on how to position the complete drive shaft in the correct position? I want to make sure my drive shaft is installed properly.

Thanks

Dominic

Upper A Arm Rubber Bumpers

Posted by Gene McIlroy on August 12, 2019 at 1:30pm 3 Comments

I have found a very good replacement part for the Upper A Arm Bumpers.  The top part is identical to the originals the bottom can be used as is or after a few minutes with a belt sander can be ground to the V shape as the originals were.  The replacement bumpers are for a 2001 to 2005 S10 Sanoma or Blazer.  Part number is on the box in the photos.  First photo is the box next to the box is the S10 part and an original.  Next photo shows my sanded down part next to an original.…

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