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Battery, alternator not charging

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Benning Sep 24, 2019. 15 Replies

Hello All, after replacing the voltage regulator, alternator, checking and replacing wires to alternator plug, test voltage on battery, good, voltage on alternator good.  Checked ground with multi…Continue

Power windows

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Himsel Jul 15, 2018. 11 Replies

Hello all, my 1964 62 series has pwindow problems. In 'emergency' not lock or normal I can put down drivers front and rear windows. In 'normal' on window switch nothing works. All wires going through…Continue

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Keith Benning replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Thanks Tony and Ginny 429 I will try that as soon as I can. "
Sep 24, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Not sure just using a spray on the regulator harness will clean up the metal terminals inside  enough  The individual clips in the harness can be remove and reinstalled  They snap into the harness  You will need to release them…"
Sep 23, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Get to where the negative battery cable connects to the cars frame under the battery shelf and clean that to shinny metal and put it back together  clean the battery terminals to shinny metal  A bad connection at those  locations will…"
Sep 22, 2019
Keith Benning replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Hello all, I removed the alternator harness checked for continuity, it was good.  Then after cleaning the ground to the regulator, as Jason said, I replaced the regulator, again.   Replaced the 6 amp fuse on the right fender…"
Sep 22, 2019
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Sep 19, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Enjoy your Woodward Dream Cruise today  i know  about it being a very special event for car lovers  Do post some pictures if you can  Like Kevin says “ no pictures it never happened “  LOL !  Enjoy "
Aug 18, 2019
Keith Benning replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Thanks Tony and Ginny will go back to drawing board and taking your advice and cleaning all the grounds. After I come home from the “Woodward Dream Cruise” today, even though couldn’t drive my ‘64 Caddy in the cruise..."
Aug 17, 2019
Keith Benning replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Will do. Checking all the grounds again too!"
Aug 17, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Clean all regulator connections ( inside and outside the clip connections ) and the firewall mount of the regulator  —to shinny metal can get the regulator to start to work again  That worked for Jason and myself in the…"
Aug 17, 2019
Jason Edge replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"On the positive battery cable terminal, in addition to the main starter wire, there is a thick 10 guage wire that goes direct to the larger starter terminal on the back of the alternator. I am sure you have check this but this is the wire that…"
Aug 16, 2019
Keith Benning replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Thanks Tony and Ginny I thought that was 'different' too, did'nt know what it was until Russ told me.  Though my cop-out is I bought the car that way...lol"
Aug 16, 2019
Keith Benning replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Jason I charged up the battery, it read 12.7 started the car and let it run a bit then took off positive cable and car promptly shut off.  There is something I'm missing..."
Aug 16, 2019
Keith Benning replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"Thanks Russ, checked battery with engine off and it was 12.5.  Started the engine and battery started at 12.4 then down to 12.3 and on down. Took alternator into shop and it tested great. Reconnected everything, numbers almost the exact…"
Aug 16, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"I am speechless —-after seeing the photos of the high end ignition resistor installation ( with wire hanger ) which is a very interesting solution to be repairing the dist resistor wire required for the stock dist Can I tell you how many…"
Aug 16, 2019
Jason Edge replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"An easy way to tell if alternator is charging, is crank the car and while car is running disconnect the Positive battery cable terminal. If everything is wired correctly and alternator is charging car will continue to run."
Aug 16, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Keith Benning's discussion Battery, alternator not charging
"I am speechless —-after seeing the photos of the high end ignition resistor installation ( with wire hanger ) which is a very interesting solution to be repairing the dist resistor wire required for the stock dist Can I tell you how many…"
Aug 16, 2019

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Cadillac 4 door Series 62
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Started by Kevin Campbell in General Discussion. Last reply by Kurt 22 hours ago. 10 Replies

I know we have some Aussies on here and I have to say, Australia, is in a whole world of hurt at the moment, so do ya best to stay safe.Currently, in the southern states, 4 huge fire fronts, look…Continue

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How much play in 63 timing chain?

Started by Ben Roberts in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 yesterday. 4 Replies

I will be installing a new chain and gears because I'm in this deep and all the forums here strongly recommend doing so.  It appears the coating is intact and I don't have to worry about that debris…Continue

Harmonic balancer holes are too shallow for the 3 bolts of puller

Started by Ben Roberts in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Ben Roberts on Friday. 3 Replies

Trying to pull 1963 390 harmonic balancer.  The holes needed for the 3 bolts on the puller can only thread in 1/4” which is not enough to run an impact wrench on it.  I ran a tap to clean the threads…Continue

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1964 429 Aluminum Front Cover For Sale!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on January 12, 2020 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

  • I wound up with an extra front cover for my '64 and offering it for sale.

Purchased from a knowledgable part supplier with thorough hands-on knowledge of 63-64 Cadillac engines, who checked the part before sending it to me. The oil pump driven gearSee S bore and the pressure relief piston bore are both .002 over and within the .005…

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Looking for the Rochester Choke Tube ...

Posted by Mack on January 10, 2020 at 1:14am 3 Comments

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Looking to buy the choke tube for my Rochester... anybody have one for Sale???

AC/heater for 1964 Cadillac coupe de ville

Posted by Matias J. Adrogue on January 7, 2020 at 11:11am 9 Comments

Good morning!  I am Matias Adrogue.  I bought a 1964 Cadillac coupe de ville last year and am real close to the final restoration details!  I call her “Jaws 64”.  Pics will be posted soon.  I need advise regarding a AC/heater.  It came stock in the vehicle but it does not work.  A mechanic gave me a bid of $1700 to replace and repair.  I am ready to install a new system - Vintage Air or Old Air Products from Fort Worth Texas.  I would greatly appreciate your thoughts.  I read the great write…

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63 cadi conv

Posted by Merlino jean marc on December 31, 2019 at 2:51pm 0 Comments

Hello everyone 

As a European, I fell in love with Americans cars and Americana stuff.

I bought a running 63 for cheap .but there is no secret when you buy cheap ,it is big project. The car needs everything. Overtime I was able to slowing buy parts .actually  I am looking for the passenger front lower section which is becoming harder ,and harder to find

The car has a lot of issue with rust.it needs a paint,a top and I need to replace all floor pans.with patience and…

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