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Sometimes it Pays to just walk away

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Oct 10. 3 Replies

Hello again Cat's & Kitten'sSo I installed a Global Cruise Electric Cruise Control System in my 64 Caddy about 10 years ago. It's been working just fine until the other day. So last night when I…Continue

LED's for the instrument cluster

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sammy Oct 7. 7 Replies

SuperbrightLEDs.ComI replaced all of the dash bulbs with these LEDs.Except the ones in the  temperature dial for the AC and the clock. Those require an angled bulb which they sell as well. They  are…Continue

Caddy Bling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Sep 24. 8 Replies

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Radio restoration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe DiIaconi Sep 22. 3 Replies

I had my 1964 radio restored a few years ago and now it's not working correctly. Can anyone recommend a reputable place to have it restored again?Continue

 

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Sometimes it Pays to just walk away
"Great minds THINK alike !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy"
Oct 10
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Sometimes it Pays to just walk away
"It's funny you mention the blue Loctite, cuz that's exactly what I used when I installed the new nuts and bolts and washers."
Oct 10
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Sometimes it Pays to just walk away
"Joe D  Very glad it was a simple fix in the end Some Blue locktight  will prevent the bolt for coming off in the future  I definitely second your thought of walking awayMostly it gives you time——- to think about what…"
Oct 10
Joe DiIaconi posted a discussion

Sometimes it Pays to just walk away

Hello again Cat's & Kitten'sSo I installed a Global Cruise Electric Cruise Control System in my 64 Caddy about 10 years ago. It's been working just fine until the other day. So last night when I got home from work I decided to look into it. I removed the under dash column cover, rerouted the constant power wire from my Radio to the fuse box. Still didn't fix it. Put the car up on my ramps to check the pig tail going to the tranny, no luck their. Checked the Brake switch ( that's what turns…See More
Oct 10
Sammy replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion LED's for the instrument cluster
"Thanks. Where can I buy them? "
Oct 7
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion LED's for the instrument cluster
"The cool white is considered a daylight white and brighter than the soft white that has more of a yellowish tone to it so the choice would be yours  The soft white is more like that used in home interior lighting  for its softer…"
Oct 6
Sammy replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion LED's for the instrument cluster
"Sounds great, I wanted to do this already.Is "cool white" really the best choice? I would have bet on "warm white"..."
Oct 6
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion LED's for the instrument cluster
"Joe D  Can we get a photo of the new  brighter LED lighting in your Cadillacs dash ? Thanks for your LED bulb number feedback  Enjoy "
Oct 5
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion LED's for the instrument cluster
"11 straight bulbs & 2 angled bulbs One for the AC dial and one for the clock. And the hinges are doing fine ! It's amazing what a little grease will do LOL"
Oct 4
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion LED's for the instrument cluster
"How many bulbs did you need to do the ones you did ? How are those greased up door hinges holding up for you —-smooth as glass I bet —-LOL Enjoy "
Oct 3
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion LED's for the instrument cluster
"Joe D  Thanks for sharing the details and info good stuff to know  Goes into my file  Keeping the Caddy in tip top shape I see  Just had an interesting AC discussion If your have 134a in your system and using the stock STV ( not…"
Oct 3
Joe DiIaconi posted a discussion

LED's for the instrument cluster

SuperbrightLEDs.ComI replaced all of the dash bulbs with these LEDs.Except the ones in the  temperature dial for the AC and the clock. Those require an angled bulb which they sell as well. They  are much  brighter than the original bulbs and  I am very happy  with the look . I replaced  the one in the temperature dial ,  the speedo  including the high beam  indicator light ,  the gear selector ,  temp, oil and generator, clock & radio.…See More
Oct 3
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Caddy Bling
"Joe D  Oh the COVID- 19 pirate  gold coin —Curse ——that I once heard about — LOL! Enjoy"
Sep 24
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Caddy Bling
"I was on an island that can only be found by people that have been there before. In a cave I found a gold chest filled with 882 identical pieces of silver. I took one, now I believe I have covid-19."
Sep 24
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Caddy Bling
"Skulls and pirate related stuff is very big in Florida  having had a history of them here  We have  parades and celebrations based on them here - called Gasperella once a year  I have been into the Skull thing —myself…"
Sep 24
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Caddy Bling
"Yes sir, got it on eBay. It's actually a keychain so it's larger then the medallions I had found. But it was too shiny and new so I painted it black and then wiped off the paint giving it that aged look I like."
Sep 24

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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 #?
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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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Bendix Power Brake Unit Power Section

Started by Mathis Richter in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Chris Codd yesterday. 7 Replies

Hi,I have a huge problem my POWER SECTION of the ``Master-VAC Power Brake unit 9´´Diameter ´´ from Bendix is Broken and I can't open it to replace al the rubber parts did some of you have auch Power…Continue

Third brake light -help please.

Started by paul k in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 8 Replies

Did anybody from the club install third brake light in the rear window in his Cadillac? I have problem to figure out how to do it. Can I just run wire from break pedal switch and second wire connect…Continue

Extra speakers in the cadillac.

Started by paul k in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion yesterday. 0 Replies

Ok, I have another question. Since I will run wire for a brake light I might run speakers wires.I would like to install 2 extra speakers or maybe 4. What is best option. I do have 2 speakers already-…Continue

429 and 400 trans. for sale

Started by Mark C Bills in For Sale. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Monday. 6 Replies

I have an excellent running 429 with 400 trans.recently removed from my 64. It has electronic ignition, new water pump,new fan and clutch(not pictured),new fuel pump,Holley 650 vac. sec. carb. with…Continue

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1964 Cadillac Fleetwood sixty special / transmission dipstick needed

Posted by Pablo on September 20, 2020 at 9:57pm 1 Comment

How are you doing folks, I’m looking for a transmission dipstick, any info I will appreciated, thank you very much

1963 Cadillac hood driver side hinge

Posted by Steven on September 16, 2020 at 9:23am 1 Comment

Hello,

 Does anyone know were I can buy a 1963 Cadillac hood driver side hinge or is there any other hinge that would fit? 

Thanks

Steven

Bad Guage?

Posted by Karl Schwarz on August 26, 2020 at 3:08pm 6 Comments

So I am troubleshooting my fuel gauge issue. I bought a new sender and tested it. It  it goes from 1-ohm (empty) to 35-ohm (full). When I test it (outside the tank), when the float is in the up (full) position it only moves the gauge to about 1/2 full. When at the bottom (empty) position the gauge shows empty. This is the same issue I have when I fill and then use the gas in the tank - the gauge never reads ore than half full. Based on what I've read on this thread it would seem like the…

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