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Evelyn got a Major award this Chrismas !

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone

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Drivers side armrest switch plate

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Kevin Campbell liked Joe DiIaconi's discussion Evelyn got a Major award this Chrismas !
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Happy Thanksgiving everyone
"Happy Thanksgining to all you Cadillac crazy nut jobs !! A very special day for family to gather together and eat and drink to much together Many people traveling long distances to be home with there families for the hoilday season in America which…"
Nov 23
Kevin Campbell replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Happy Thanksgiving everyone
"We don't celebrate T.G in Oz, so i'll just get prepared for XMAS. Nothing like tucking into a roaring hot Xmas lunch on a 38C day down here. At least we can usually expect a summer storm before the day is done. The heat, does make for a…"
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Jason Edge replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Happy Thanksgiving everyone
"Thanksgiving!!! That was yesterday! We are in Christmas Mode Now!! LOL. Seriously, Happy Thanksgiving. I hope everyone that celebrates TG had a great turkey day yesterday. "
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Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Cruising down Fort Lauderdale Beach last night
"In Florida we have a change of season, but instead of leaves changing color, the license plates do. From solid Florida tags you see New York, New Jersey, Canada and Ohio tags."
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Anders replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Cruising down Fort Lauderdale Beach last night
"Why am I not surprised? It all makes sense now."
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Kevin Campbell replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Cruising down Fort Lauderdale Beach last night
"Oh stop it...... I tripped and fell in a fire once and roasted my weenie."
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Jason Edge replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Cruising down Fort Lauderdale Beach last night
"Yikes, Makes me appreciate living in a state with seasons.  We've been firing up Ye Olde Cookhouse fireplace and looks like tonight will be another prime fall evening to sit out by the fire and roast our weenies!"
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Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Cruising down Fort Lauderdale Beach last night
"It is, we just had a cold front come through this weekend it got down to 78 degrees on Saturday and Sunday."
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Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Cruising down Fort Lauderdale Beach last night
"Thank you Russ"
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"I'd love to be down there right now. I bet the weather is perfect there this time of year, too. "
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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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Started by Alex in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Ian Osborne 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hello! What a great group! A few years ago I owned a 64 Fleetwood Series 60 special and got hooked! I’m going to be looking for a 63/64 coupe early next year and am just looking for some pointers. I…Continue

New seats for 1963 4 door 4 window

Started by paul k in General Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell 15 hours ago. 1 Reply

I pickup yesterday seats from my local upholstery shop.I did restore springs (remove rust with Rust Mort and paint with POR-15).I have to restore seat transmission etc.-yet.I like how it came out.I…Continue

On the Mend, Baby!

Started by Jason Edge in General Discussion. Last reply by Jeff Kinzler yesterday. 7 Replies

Since we are like family here, thought I would share the following that I…Continue

1964 seat belt length

Started by John Boening in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Mark S Anderson on Thursday. 4 Replies

It's my first time posting a question.  I want to add seat belts front and rear to my 64 convertible. Seems like all suppliers have them in 60 or 74 inch lengths. Most passengers are of average…Continue

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Help with this repair Estimate.

Posted by Dj Lethal on December 13, 2018 at 7:05pm 11 Comments

I recently took my car to a “Cadillac” “Specialist here in Los angles CA.

After leaving my car to diagnose my steering column for not shifting properly. I get this txt from the shop owner. Mind you I just got the car and wanted to at least shift from the column without having to shift for the engine bay. Also wanted to get a price on dash lights to work. Basically I’m trying to feel out if he’s putting gravy on the labor.



Here we go. Parts Labor

Oil pump kit - 225 375… Continue

63/64 Cadillacs for sale

Posted by Frank Herrera on December 10, 2018 at 7:41pm 3 Comments

Hi fellas!!

Well I recently found a guy here locally, who’s got about 8-9 63/64 Cadillacs convertible and hardtop coupes. I also recently found a 64 convertible Eldorado. I really want to purchase it here shortly. If anyone wants to buy it off me or the guy selling it, let me know ASAP. It’s really a great price. If anyone is looking for anything let me know. If you have Instagram my handle is @caddikingheartbreaker. You can also message me on here. I’ll check back from time to time. Or… Continue

Although the radiator was not leaking, nor was the car running hot, I tool out the radiator today to have it boiled out and rodded out. Then I changed the oil and filter (filter is very easy to reach…

Posted by Norman Silverman on December 8, 2018 at 9:29pm 15 Comments

Although the radiator was not leaking, nor was the car running hot, I tool out the radiator today to have it boiled out and rodded out. Then I changed the oil and filter (filter is very easy to reach with the radiator out), then the thermostat got changed. 

I'll have the radiator back from the shop on Monday, and will reinstall it then. 

Still having…

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'63 Bumpers on L.A. Craigslist

Posted by Ian Osborne on December 8, 2018 at 1:30am 0 Comments

The front lower ends are gone but what's there looks to be in decent condition and a fair price in today's market. I have no connection, just passing it along in case it might work for someone.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/pts/d/1963-cadillac-bumpers-1963/6764419645.html

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