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 Reinstalling Dash Pad
"Cannot beat Jason's detail with pictures and Arrows !!! ( as in Alices Resturant -- Arlo Guttrey Tune ) Enjoy"
Feb 14
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Reinstalling Dash Pad
"Thanks for the tips "
Feb 14
Jason Edge replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Reinstalling Dash Pad
"The dash has 4 thick gauge wire hooks with thin cylindrical rollers that  lock the dash front in place.  The "hooks" engage the speaker frame at center, and adjustable metal cad coated brackets attached to the cowl/firewall…"
Feb 14
Ron Perry replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Reinstalling Dash Pad
"Yes you need to look under the pad to make sure you have engaged all the clips then push in. It does'nt go all the way to the windshield. .When you snap in the 2 horns that extend down they should be tight and the matching molding on the door…"
Feb 14
Clovis replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Reinstalling Dash Pad
"There is a clip of sorts that the front of the pad needs to hook under. I'm going from memory but I think in order to get it tight to the window you need that to clip into a braket under the dash pad. "
Feb 14
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Reinstalling Dash Pad
"Joe D Pull the dash back out about 1/4 of the way looking all around it --looking for what may be getting caught and preventing the dash from seating right up to the windshied I know there are wires that may get hung up when putting it back in…"
Feb 13
Joe DiIaconi posted a discussion

Reinstalling Dash Pad

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 ?See More
Feb 13
Joe DiIaconi commented on Norman Silverman's blog post 64 Recirc/Fresh Air Door Actuator replaced; FROM THE INSIDE.
"from the engine bay."
Feb 9
Joe DiIaconi commented on Norman Silverman's blog post 64 Recirc/Fresh Air Door Actuator replaced; FROM THE INSIDE.
"I was going to send you a pic of the scars on my right hand from when I removed mine, but they don't show up well in pictures LOL I am impressed, I had to remove mine"
Feb 9
Mark S Anderson replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion correct connect
"get a box of the terminals, male and female.  I bought a bunch twenty years ago, probably two hundred in total, never at a loss now, it was a great investment in the longevity of my cars."
Feb 6
Russ Austin replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion correct connect
"Bro, I have all that stuff at dirt cheap prices. Its not new, but its still good as new."
Feb 6
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion correct connect
"I did find them on ebay by that seller Robert,  but I felt $5.99 each was a pit pricey. After going through my stuff I found some female clips with Plastic covers. And bought 1 male on Amazon. So thank you both Robert & Mark."
Feb 6
Mark S Anderson replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion correct connect
"you can get the terminals on Amazon (CLICK HERE) you can get the plastic shells online (CLICK HERE) if you google gm 56 series terminal, lots of sources will come up.  The company that manufactures them is AUVECO, they have lots of distributors…"
Feb 6
Robert Alan Shannon replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion correct connect
"Joe, I am a computer flunky , so I can't post a link, but Ebay seller savetheclassics sells electrical connectors like that & he's in Florida. HTH."
Feb 6
Joe DiIaconi posted a discussion

correct connect

looking for 3 of these clips, anyone know where I can find them ?See More
Feb 6
Joe DiIaconi replied to Kevin Campbell's discussion 64 A/C Blower motor bearings.
Feb 3

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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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Chrome on door panels.

Started by paul k in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

I want to restore chrome pieces that are attached  to interior door panels.The problem I have is to remove red light lenses .I think it is impossible because the are riveted if I will send to…Continue

clock problem

Started by paul k in General Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 7 hours ago. 9 Replies

I would like to ask how to disconnect front clock knob ?Thank youPaulContinue

1963 caddy 2 door hardtop for sale

Started by paul in For Sale. Last reply by paul 8 hours ago. 5 Replies

Just car body and frame. No engine or trans, have front and back seats

Dark cadillac blue engine code anybody

Started by Haris dizdarevic in General Discussion. Last reply by Christopher Codd 16 hours ago. 5 Replies

After a long thought of what color I should paint my cadillac I've finally decided I'd like to paint it the same color as the bill hirsch cadillac dark blue like the engine paint I'm wondering what…Continue

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64 Recirc/Fresh Air Door Actuator replaced; FROM THE INSIDE.

Posted by Norman Silverman on February 4, 2019 at 11:21pm 8 Comments

I am happy to report that I have successfully replaced the Fresh Air/Recirc door actuator that is located on the blower box-and have done so without having to remove the blower box. I did it by taking out the glove box and attacking it from the back.  It took several days, LOTS of patience and some band-aids, but it is done. THE most difficult part -BY FAR- is to remove and then replace the screw that sits on the actuator arm, connecting it to the fresh…

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Flashers

Posted by Mike Petrey on January 13, 2019 at 12:25pm 7 Comments

Where do the flashers go in my 64 Deville Convert.  I'm thinking that's why both turn signals stopped working.

Source for Motor mounts and Trans mounts 1964 SDV

Posted by Norman Silverman on January 9, 2019 at 4:23pm 4 Comments

Hi.

Where is the best place to purchase good quality motor mounts/trans mounts for my 1964 SDV? I see that Rock Auto has them for $8 and change, and others for $24 and change. Big difference. Is there a better place to buy them from?

Thanks

Norm

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