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Differential Fluid (positraction)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Nov 5, 2020. 3 Replies

My 1964 Sixty Special has a positraction differential, and may need additional fluid.  What fluid is recommended, and will it require Limited Slip Axle Lubricant Additive (4 oz.) or equivalent as…Continue

1964 Fleetwood Sixty Special for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Sep 27, 2020. 3 Replies

My 1964 Fleetwood Sixty Special is for sale.  It is a “survivor” and has not been restored, nor does it need to be.  It is black, and has its original interior except for the front seat cover…Continue

Lights blinking - voltage regulator

Started this discussion. Last reply by John C.Churchill Sep 26, 2020. 4 Replies

While driving home last night I noticed that my headlights and dash lights were blinking and varying in intensity. Suspecting a defective voltage regulator I researched a correct replacement (AC…Continue

Series 60 rear window loose

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Nov 19, 2018. 1 Reply

The driver's side rear window in my '64 Series 60 is loose - really loose.  It had play in all directions except up and down (forwards and backwards, inward and outwards, would not stay in the window…Continue

 

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Jason Edge replied to John C.Churchill's discussion Differential Fluid (positraction)
"You can get either the limited slip additive or Gear Oil that already has the additive and rated for Limited Slip. I don't see the Valvoline Limited Slip Gear Oil I used way back when I installed my posi unit, other than a very expensive full…"
Nov 5, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to John C.Churchill's discussion Differential Fluid (positraction)
"When you remove the inspection plug on the rear end housing the fluid SB 1/2 inch below the inspection hole opening when the fluid is topped off and full  Enjoy "
Nov 5, 2020
Mack replied to John C.Churchill's discussion Differential Fluid (positraction)
"Why do you think it May need more fluid? Did you lose some through the worn out bearing? Ive rebuilt rear end in both of my 63CDV and took me quite a research to find out that rear differ takes 5 quarts so keep it in mind."
Nov 5, 2020
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Differential Fluid (positraction)

My 1964 Sixty Special has a positraction differential, and may need additional fluid.  What fluid is recommended, and will it require Limited Slip Axle Lubricant Additive (4 oz.) or equivalent as well?JohnSee More
Nov 5, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to John C.Churchill's discussion 1964 Fleetwood Sixty Special for sale
"By the way ——we ALL own the best Real Cadillacs ever made ! Enjoy "
Sep 27, 2020
Kevin Campbell replied to John C.Churchill's discussion 1964 Fleetwood Sixty Special for sale
"Good chance for all the peasants to get a bit of class and drive/own a real Cadillac. LOL :-) Ah, 1964, Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special.... when only the best will do."
Sep 27, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to John C.Churchill's discussion 1964 Fleetwood Sixty Special for sale
"Some pictures and a location should help get the car sold  Enjoy "
Sep 26, 2020
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Sep 26, 2020
John C.Churchill replied to John C.Churchill's discussion Lights blinking - voltage regulator
"Thank you gentleman.  It is an aftermarket alternator which is, I suspect, internally regulated, hence the missing regulator.  As I haven’t tested diodes since I finished active duty in the Navy in 1968, I will take it to a local…"
Sep 26, 2020
Mark S Anderson replied to John C.Churchill's discussion Lights blinking - voltage regulator
"the most likely cause of blinking lights is a single bad diode inside the alternator.   it's not likely to be your regulator."
Sep 26, 2020
Anders replied to John C.Churchill's discussion Lights blinking - voltage regulator
"Very often poor ground is causing this kind of situation. Suggest you clean the grounds and replace bad grounding wires. "
Sep 26, 2020
Kurt replied to John C.Churchill's discussion Lights blinking - voltage regulator
"If it is stock it is a square metal box mounted next to the radiator on the passenger side behind the battery. If it is not there you could have an aftermarket internally regulated alternator (like I do)."
Sep 26, 2020

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Series 75 Sedan
1964 Series 60
1964 Eldorado
1965 Series 75 Limousine

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Kickdown switch

Posted on November 4, 2015 at 7:06pm 1 Comment

Looking for a working kickdown switch for my '64 Eldo (Turbo-Hydramatic transmission) carburetor.  Any out there?  Thanks in advance.

John

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Need neutral safety switch

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 1:11am 2 Comments

Help!

My 1964 Eldorado's neutral safety switch has sprung a vacuum leak, and it looks like I will need a replacement.  It has the Tilt/Turbohydramatic switch, a #653 (Part No. 1993653, I believe).  Anyone out there have a good one and, if so, how much will it cost?  If not, any suggestions where I might find one?

John  johnc.churchill@gmail.com

'64 Eldo parts needed.

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 10:28pm 11 Comments

After a freeze plug fell out nearly causing fatal consequences to my overhauled 429 engine (with 665 miles on it, but the shop has accepted responsibility for repairs) I need to locate a nice connector to my 6 window power window switch - the part which connects to the bottom of the window switches.  Mine is damaged (the backing piece is in tatters) and the pins from the switch are loose and can't seem to stay in contact with the damaged connector.  Appears that a replacement will have to be…

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Need jack sets, door lock buttons

Posted on January 5, 2014 at 5:57pm 3 Comments

I need two complete jack sets for my 63-64 Cadillacs, including 3 tire irons.  Also need a couple chrome door lock buttons.  Anyone out there have them? johnc.churchill@gmail.com

John

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At 8:09pm on August 23, 2014, William Cameron said…

John, look me up when you're  in Durango, 970-799-0754

At 11:30am on August 23, 2014, William Cameron said…

hi John, I'm in Durango. 

Bill

At 11:03pm on February 7, 2014, William Cameron said…
Hi John, I found the harness with the 5 pin vent window connector,also have a power seat harness, we're you also looking for the main connector for the master switch as well? I have the pics but having trouble with my computer, will get them to you ASAP
Bill
At 4:41pm on October 6, 2012, Jason Edge said…

Hi John,

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.

Jason.

 
 
 

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ISO mechanic recommendations in Charlotte, NC

Started by Daniela in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Daniela 2 hours 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 5 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

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 1 Reply

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

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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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