Joe DiIaconi
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More on my headliner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 yesterday. 1 Reply

Headliners installed, looking good my interior guy could not cover my sun visors. He said he could do it but it wouldn't look good. So he directed me to a guy specialist who's going to paint them for…Continue

Today's project

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Tuesday. 17 Replies

Cleaning and refurbishing my 6…Continue

Sun visor painted to match

Started on Sunday 0 Replies

Has only one painted their Sun visor's to match Their headliner ? I found a Vinyl paint that said it's the right color ( Sandalwood ) but I'm not sure.Continue

Got my new #Sandalwood #Bedford Headliner installed Yesterday

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Monday. 3 Replies

Another Great Job by my Friend Ronnie …Continue

 

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion More on my headliner
"When i was single i always had a bottle of wine in a cooler and two glasses in the trunk Just add ice -- to have an enjoyable time The basket in the trunk and the open trunk made me flash back on that Thought Nice work on the interior Enjoy"
yesterday
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More on my headliner

Headliners installed, looking good my interior guy could not cover my sun visors. He said he could do it but it wouldn't look good. So he directed me to a guy specialist who's going to paint them for me today. I took them down and clean them and made this contraption so that they can dry on the way homeSee More
Wednesday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Today's project
"Joe D Love the attention you have been putting into your Caddy most recently I HATE when one of my windows stop working !! All better soon ! Enjoy"
Tuesday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Today's project
"Jason Good to know how to care for those window tracks correctly We need them working well I so enjoy all power windows in any car In my top ten creature comforts We have a lot of those in our year cars Enjoy"
Tuesday
Jason Edge replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Today's project
"The example I gave are rear qtrs. The issues is the grease hardens on ALL channel cams and guides and just liberally spraying with lubricant will not remove that hardened grease. I take 0000 steel wool and WD 40, and brushes to work it out, then go…"
Tuesday
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Today's project
"I took this from Eastwood paint put it on a can of heavy grease and taped it to a straightened out coat hanger and was able to get it down into the tracks with out removing them."
Tuesday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Today's project
"Jason Where are the channels you cleaned located in the car Which window do they belong to Thanks Enjoy"
Tuesday
Jason Edge replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Today's project
"Window channel cams and guides usually have hardened grease that require more than a liberal spraying with WD40 or lubricant.  You will need to aggressively get in their and remove the dried grease and then liberally apply with…"
Tuesday
Kris Kusack replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Today's project
"NO problem, When you have the door aprty might as well drown the window motor in wd40 to free up that spring. Run it a few times, then drown it in silicone lube. Also hit the window track and the felt runners. Just use a HUDGE GLOB of lube.…"
Monday
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Today's project
"Thank you Chris, I will try that"
Monday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Got my new #Sandalwood #Bedford Headliner installed Yesterday
"Joe D It looks so very clean and fresh --Bravo ! Moving along with the improvements -- I see LOOKING GOOD my friend One sweet Classic Antique Cadillac Driving these car in Florida is such a pleasure due to the supper smooth conditions of the…"
Monday
Kris Kusack replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Today's project
"its really easy to tell if its a wire. Just take the switch out, and then one hole at a time, jump the wire to power. You should be able to make every window, go down, then up. And if its not working then you know you got a bad wire. "
Monday
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Today's project
"Thank you Tony I'm going to check my wires as well."
Monday
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Today's project
"Thank you, spoke with Russ last night about it and he's under the impression it's probably a wire as well. I'm going to look into that the next chance I get"
Monday
Kris Kusack replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Today's project
"when i redid the switches for my 4-window, I had to take apart and replace 4 connectors. Lucky o'reilly's has some that are basically the same. I did end up doing both windows in the front, as both switches stopped working. For both sides…"
Monday
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Got my new #Sandalwood #Bedford Headliner installed Yesterday
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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.

Comment Wall (31 comments)

At 9:11pm on August 9, 2012, Jason Edge said…

Hi Joe. Welcome to the new site! Love the Profile Picture!!!

At 9:23pm on August 9, 2012, Joe DiIaconi said…

Thanks, that was me at Christmas last year :) I feel that is the one thing missing from the Holiday ( Pirates )

At 9:02am on October 1, 2012, Russ Austin said…

did you find something wrong with the window switch, when you took it apart?

At 6:41pm on October 1, 2012, Jason Edge said…

Sometimes the contacts just need cleaning and pulling up to make contact once switch housing is removed from casing. If you still need a 4 way I may have one but going down my needs list right now. I've got a good one but going down my needs list to see if those looking for one earlier still needs one. If not its yours...

At 1:20pm on October 3, 2012, Jason Edge said…

Joe, Make sure the power window wires that go through the door are not broken. Remove the small 1/4" hex metal screws attaching the retainers on the door wire rubber boot (if still in place) and pull the rubber boot back and check that those wires are not broken and in good condition.

If that is not the problem and you still need a switch, I've got a good working 4 way master switch if  you still need one. My other 2 on the "needs list" never got back with me. Shoot me an email to jasonedge@nc.rr.com

At 3:02pm on October 3, 2012, Joe DiIaconi said…

will your 4 way switch work on my 6 way button. you sold me one awhile ago and its black, the one I have is tan. when I but yours in the vent windows would not work but the main windows would. Then I took mine apart & cleaned it but it is not working right. I looked at the wires first & they seam to be OK. I just don't understand how some work with yours & some work with mine.

At 3:06pm on October 3, 2012, Joe DiIaconi said…

O yeah mine is thin & Tan where yours is thick & black so I can't even switch the vent window chip in them both to make them work together. PS I cleaned them with electrical cleaner & 1000 grit sandpaper.

At 3:37pm on October 3, 2012, Jason Edge said…

Joe, the color of the bottom material shoudn't matter. I always test out the switched before I send out. it seems like you have other problems. I would double check the wiring etc.

You can use the main 4 way section of the the 4 way switch I have for the 4 way main window switch part of your 6 way but if the windows you are having issues with is the Vent Windows it will do not you any good.

At 4:56pm on October 3, 2012, Jason Edge said…

The section I'm referring to is that on the left for the 4 way switch below:

At 8:49am on February 7, 2013, Russ Austin said…

I really need to pay better attention to the web page. Just saw your friends request.

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Rear axle - special transportation device

Started by Anders in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

Needed to replace my rear axle as the old made some weird noice even after replacing the wheel bearings. So in the fall I got another rear axle. Had it blasted and painted and been ready for install…Continue

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She's Almost Done!

Started by Mark Borer in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Michael Long 3 hours ago. 37 Replies

Hey guysThe convertible finally has some color on it!!Hoping I have it back sometime early next weekThen the long process of putting it back togetherHope you like the picsMarkContinue

Original jack locations

Started by Eli in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Anders 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

As I restore this wonderful car, headaches and gaps in knowledge arise that many of you may take for granted. Where might I find pictures of the jack locations on the bumpers and close ups of the…Continue

1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Spotlighted in the May Self-Starter

Started by Jason Edge in Chapter Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 21 hours ago. 9 Replies

The 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter is spotlighted on pages 12-16 in the May issue of Cadillac & LaSalle Club Self-Starter magazine.  If you have a membership level that provides online access to the…Continue

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Oil Stick lenght

Posted by Florentin loic on April 4, 2018 at 5:46am 2 Comments

Hi every one,

After a long time rebuilding my 63 convertible, i finaly get on the road.

A question if anyone can help me. Can somebody tell me the lenght of the motor oil stick.

the cap was probably broken and welded by the old owner. but i m not sure it's in the right place

i put the right amount of oil in motor, but for the weekly maintenance i would like to do two mark "full and add oil"

So i need the lenght from de cap to the two mark

Thanks a…

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For sale: 1963 Cadillac front center impact bar $100 + shipping

Posted by Lee Martin on April 3, 2018 at 2:12pm 0 Comments

Offering this newly re-chromed 1963 Cadillac front center impact bar for sale, $100 plus whatever it costs to ship it from Detroit to your location.  

The unit fits perfect on driver's side but does not sit flush on passenger side.  I am told someone needs to take a wooden block and hammer and bang the passenger side lower corner in to make it fit right.  If you know how to do this stuff, this is the piece for you.

Email themidnighthour.tv@gmail.com with any questions.…

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429 Cadillac Rod Bolts

Posted by Dave Fundaburg on March 22, 2018 at 8:19pm 1 Comment

Does anybody know of a source for new rod bolts for the 429 or are we stuck with what we have any information would be appreciated. Thanks

seat belts

Posted by dan mcnatty on March 17, 2018 at 4:35pm 3 Comments

I am installing front seat belts in 63 coupe the holes were already in floor but I do not know how to route inner belts it appears they go through seat in middle?did not find how to remove center armrest on seat  are openings there or do you cut into seat? any help or pictures would be great dan

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