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Car won't idle update

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe DiIaconi Dec 28, 2020. 10 Replies

Well fellas it turns out on the backside of the intake manifold there was a machined threaded hole that I did not remove anything from when I removed the intake manifold from the car. After removing…Continue

Car won't idle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Dec 23, 2020. 13 Replies

Hello there cats and kittens. I replaced my intake manifold gaskets on Saturday and now the car won't idle. It will start and run for the amount of fuel that I pump into it from the accelerator, or…Continue

Engine knock

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Nov 29, 2020. 2 Replies

Can anyone tell me what can cause your engine to knock at idle and when you accelerate but then when you plane out it goes away.Continue

Intake manifold gasket leak

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe DiIaconi Nov 27, 2020. 2 Replies

Hello Cat's & Kitten's :) Happy Turkey Day ! I believe I have an intake manifold leak. The last time I bought an intake manifold gasket with the chock port blocked from Olson's gasket's. This…Continue

 

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Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle update
"I didn't think to do that. But I will take a look and see if I have any pictures that would show that area. But I'm pretty doubtful."
Dec 28, 2020
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle update
"Thank you Tony as you can imagine I am quite pleased."
Dec 28, 2020
Jason Edge replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle update
"I've pulled in more than one CA 1966 intakes with a plug like that. There ya go! It would be curious to see what you had in there before?.... piece of cork, cousin Vinnie's cut-off middle finger, or someone's pork sausage! Didja ever…"
Dec 26, 2020
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle update
Dec 26, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle update
"Joe D  That is one hell of an  interesting story and  big surprise for sure  Very glad you solved this unusual problem  about  a 66 manifold having this additional  hole  Glad the car is back to running as it…"
Dec 25, 2020
Kurt replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle update
"I guess whatever plugged the hole fell out when you were working on the intake. Hopefully it is outside the manifold instead of inside."
Dec 25, 2020
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle update
"Wow That is one beautiful engine bay !"
Dec 25, 2020
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle update
"I can't believe the car has been running without it all these years."
Dec 25, 2020
Jason Edge replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle update
"1966 California Cadillacs came with the Air Injection Reactor (A.I.R. System) to help reduce emmisions. This required an air pump, and about an dozen other parts that interfaced with the carb, air cleaner, cylinder heads. etc. This required modified…"
Dec 25, 2020
Mark S Anderson replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle update
"I have a few 66 cars, and no hole there.  plug it.  "
Dec 25, 2020
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Car won't idle update

Well fellas it turns out on the backside of the intake manifold there was a machined threaded hole that I did not remove anything from when I removed the intake manifold from the car. After removing and reinstalling the intake manifold twice and adding red RTV I still could not get it to idle. I cut off the ends to all of the vacuum lines to give them fresh beginnings, still nothing. So I started looking over the intake manifold for something I had missed and noticed a hole in the back. I stuck…See More
Dec 25, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle
"Joe D  You might spray the  shim location  with water or starter fluid to see if you have a vacuum leak ( air leak into the manifold ) if you can get the engine to idle or run  for that long before you pull it apart to confirm a…"
Dec 23, 2020
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle
"I spoke to a couple of Cadillac member's directly and we've come to the conclusion that the issue more than likely is with the intake manifold gasket. The shim I was given to block the choke port is probably creating a gap which is letting…"
Dec 22, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle
"From Mark’s post feels like a carb rebuild is in the stars as what he is saying makes a lot of good  logical sense  Enjoy "
Dec 22, 2020
Mark S Anderson replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle
"you're getting fuel in the accelerator bowl, but none is coming into the jets or the idle circuit. were the bowls full of gas when you took the top off? if so, it's the most likely thing that when you inverted the carb, all of…"
Dec 22, 2020
Russ Austin replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle
"You have a leaking or stuck float, or a bad seat to the float valve. Change out the brass tube and seat since you have an old kit.  The tubes and seats are matched, so dont try to cheat and just do the seat. Shake the float to see if gas is…"
Dec 22, 2020

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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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ISO mechanic recommendations in Charlotte, NC

Started by Daniela in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Daniela 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

All, I just got my 63 Eldorado Biarritz and am looking for a good trustworthy mechanic/garage that can do repairs and maintenance for it since my knowledge about mechanical things are very limited. I…Continue

63 DV RatRod- need advice

Started by Bob Ricks in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Bob Ricks 4 hours ago. 14 Replies

Hi gang;1963, 390V8I'm looking to clean up a few oil leaks around the Motor Oil pan.  I'll be removing the exhaust & exhaust manifolds and replacing with basic headers and new dual exhaust.. …Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

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Balancer and flywheel

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser yesterday. 3 Replies

I dropped off my block at machine shop other day, and asked about balancung the crankshaft, wheter i needed to get all the pistons, rings, etc. For him to weigh them and balance.  I had seen it done…Continue

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Help on Removal of rear seatback on 64 convertible

Posted by Nile Bolen on January 8, 2021 at 11:44am 7 Comments

I'm trying to remove the rear seatback on my 1964 deville conv.  The only help on this site that I can find is the following:

The seatback, its bright stainless trim, and the speaker grille are removed as an assembly.  The seat back hangs on two hooks near the top, and is retained to the body by two bolts and washers near the floor, one on the right side, one on the left.Once these fasteners are removed, lift the seat back upward and free it from the hooks

I've removed…

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Bumper lower bucket

Posted by Ray Schick on January 1, 2021 at 4:33pm 3 Comments

1964 Convertible Seats.

Posted by michael moorman on November 30, 2020 at 5:29pm 1 Comment

Are the front and rear seat frames the same for 63/64 Coupes and Convertibles because Original parts group  makes reproduction seat covers for 1963 only and and i prefer the 1963 seat pattern so with that being said does anyone have information regarding this thanks.

Picture of ignition switch

Posted by Cees de Bunje on November 27, 2020 at 6:20am 0 Comments

Does anyone have a close-up picture of the ignitionswitch with keys in it made in landscape format? Switch must be in dashboard. Many thanks in advance. Cees.

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