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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Joe DiIaconi commented on Jake Mickley's blog post Dash removal
"Oh wow yes I misread, you have to forgive me it's early. I've never done that but I'm sure someone has. Good luck"
Oct 9
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

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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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Tail pipe black stuff!

Started by Lambert Ross in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Lambert Ross 1 hour ago. 10 Replies

any ideas how to clear the ugly black stuff shooting out from my tailpipe? After a long layover, it really messes up the garage floor. I assume its carbon but am not sure how best to react to it.…Continue

Had the 64 convert out for a spin

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

A two hour ride to my favorite restaurant on the water in Crystal River on the west coast  of central Florida —top down 77 degrees and 47 % humidity one outstanding day as will be the rest of the…Continue

Tags: Fl, River, Crystal

wanted balast tube for guide eye amp

Started by maurice lapoiinte in General Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

I am looking for a vaccum tube for my guide eye amp. tube #5947343 it call the ballast tube, its the shorter one of the 2 and only has a filament in it. fits 59-66 cadillacs with the guidematic…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 13 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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still need a driveshaft

Posted by wayne weaver on November 26, 2019 at 11:53am 0 Comments

well thank you UPS for losing the driveshaft that Russ Austin shipped me. 

however i still need a rear driveshaft section for my 63. mine has a vibration due to the bushing inside of it. its a shame because the ball and sockets in the cardian joints are perfect but it has a woble on the balancing machine. so .  still need the rear section. anyone have a good one ? is there driveshaft alternatives to use ? i am really considering an LS swap and since im fighting the driveshaft search…

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63 guidematic issues

Posted by maurice lapoiinte on November 24, 2019 at 3:10pm 0 Comments

 So my 63 guide matic headlamps stay on low beam all the time. I have so far bypassed the system and everything works normal. I have been thru the trouble shooting in the manual but this is where the confusion begins.on my car when the power relay is powered I have low beam and when its not powered I have highbeam, this appears to be opposite what the diagnosis says should be correct.The wiring is all original and no wires have been mixed up.has anyone ever unplugged the 2 wire connector…

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Another advantage of the Pertronix III

Posted by Doug Scarrow on November 23, 2019 at 11:12am 1 Comment

   Having tried both the II and III I can say the multispark feature of the III offers a smoother idle . It is also easier to install .Does not require removal of the distributor

Stuck at two red (dash) lights!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on November 3, 2019 at 10:00pm 9 Comments

I hope someone can help solve these two electrical problems that appeared one after the other.

By way of background: The car, a '64 Eldorado has very limited use. It was at a restoration shop for 15 months until last January-  that supposedly did a bunch of wiring repairs including rebuilding the gas gauge that still hasn't worked properly, and the clock that hasn't worked, and re-soldering the broken wires in the drive door. All window and seat controls appear to be…

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