Kim K Kaiser
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Balancer and flywheel

Started this 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

Balancer and flywheel

Started on Thursday 0 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

engine rebuild items

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser on Sunday. 10 Replies

im embarking on a rebuild of a duplicate 63 engine.  in the teardown process.. in re:   camshaft bearings, once removed,, are the holes that they fit into re bored or are they always left as is.2:…Continue

rear main seal/oil pan

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Dec 22, 2020. 1 Reply

if you were here year or so ago, you would remember i chased a rear main seal leak/oil pan leak for a while.  Changed rear main 4 times.. then mechanic said the rear of the oil pan had been braised(?…Continue

 

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Kim K Kaiser replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Balancer and flywheel
"No, he mentioned it, but didnt request it.  I told him my flywheel was still in the car.  It may be that i hv to get that done when i get back to MT in march when i get the current engine out, then continue the buildingvfrom there"
yesterday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Balancer and flywheel
"Is the shop asking for a flywheel also ? if so they need those parts to get the crankshaft balance correct for you and need the entire rotating mass on the crankshaft to do that  Enjoy"
yesterday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Balancer and flywheel
"Kim We have an external harmonic balancer at the front of the engine crankshaft which is behind the lower most engine pully for the fan belts ( outside the block ) Not sure if that answers your question or not but tell your shop that  If a…"
yesterday
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Kim K Kaiser replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion engine rebuild items
"On the line of parts,  primarily pistons,  disregard size, is the any significant difference in those kit patrs as to durablitity, longevity,   i saw one site had some kind of carbon things,   bout twice price, but in…"
Sunday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion engine rebuild items
"These engines in our cars only got about 15 MPG as a rule when newer on much higher octane gas ( 103 was normal with Sunoco being 110 then ) which is what mine gets now  I am very glad you are replacing the short block getting rid of the worn…"
Jan 10
Kim K Kaiser replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion engine rebuild items
"Thanks Tony,   im working on getting better at understanding things.    Given the cost of new or even 5 or ten yesr used vehicles now.  5 or 6 k to get one runnibf regularly and w confidence, and not to mention high dtyle…"
Jan 10
Jason Edge replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion engine rebuild items
"My machine shop, Loop Rd in Garner NC, has shed all of their staff except one person since the COVID mess. They have even sold out and have a different name. The auto parts side of the place has completely shut down. The one person at the machine…"
Jan 10
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion engine rebuild items
"I would love a list of machine shops In different parts of the country that have successfully help our Cadillac community   Members rebuild the 390 and 429 engines within the last few years as many of these places close for different reasons (…"
Jan 10
Jason Edge replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion engine rebuild items
"I think the discussion with the machine shop tech will answer most of your questions.  Let them help guide you as they are going to be the one physically inspecting the block to see the rebuild parts you need."
Jan 10
Kim K Kaiser replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion engine rebuild items
"Someone besides me will do the putting back.  I hve simplybremoved the pistons and crankshaft.   Off to machine shop this week.  Thats a good detailed list for me to c a rry with me to re affirm to machine shop wprk to be…"
Jan 10
Jason Edge replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion engine rebuild items
"Kim has an excellent low mileage 390 short block (block & internals) he picked up from me and will suggest here as I suggested to him - have a reputable machine shop do the main work of removing freeze plugs, cam bearings, vatting (cleaning),…"
Jan 10
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion engine rebuild items
"The valve lifter bores do not require being bored just be sure the lifter can move freely in the bore and do not bind  You may need new rocker arms in the heads if the valve side  of it is too worn and out of spec  Enjoy "
Jan 10
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion engine rebuild items
"Kim I  myself would have a machine shop do all the necessary work on the the short block which is the-  block -crankshaft - rods  and pistons and camshaft ( low end )  They do all the bearing changes  and clearances…"
Jan 9
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engine rebuild items

im embarking on a rebuild of a duplicate 63 engine.  in the teardown process.. in re:   camshaft bearings, once removed,, are the holes that they fit into re bored or are they always left as is.2: are there any home made suggestions to knock those out,   a cam bearing remover is about 100 plus for basically one time use, and i dont see any rental options from the parts stores.3, valve lifters: same question as camshaft bearings.  once out, do they need to be rebored, or is taht a whole that…See More
Jan 9
Kim K Kaiser replied to Michael Vogler's discussion My new ride, and anti-theft recommendations.
"Kevin,,, unles you live in cities like LA, DALLAS, etc,, being hit multiple times is a reality, not an exception,, have been broken into 3 times (damage and personal property theft every time) over 4 years and a complete truck theft.  given the…"
Dec 26, 2020

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 coupe de ville
73 eldorado
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
Yes
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
30660

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63 cdv timing

Posted on July 2, 2017 at 2:22am 12 Comments

ok, today, got a timing light,,

pulled the service manual.. i found were it state the 1 cylinder is front left.  but i couldnt find timing info.  i looked in the engine section and just couldnt fine it.. 

were or what should it be. 

i also did several you tubes on timing, regarding idle timing, total timing and the curve timing,, i picked that up ok and understand what that is all about.. several of the video offerings made it understandable. one guy went from putting in…

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wheel covers

Posted on June 23, 2017 at 4:46pm 11 Comments

Hi,

where would hubs like this come from,, ??  https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1963-CADILLAC-COUPE-DE-VILLE-CUSTOM-COUP-201497

are they original to 63 ?

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At 8:15pm on September 17, 2018, Dana G Cooper said…

Kim, I have a 63 Coupe Deville, all stock. I had the exact same problem and I know what you are going through. I have a 600 cca battery in my car. I firmly agree with the others about using the highest amp battery you can find. I have my timing set at 5 degrees. The fuel additive is what seemed to help the most . My engine was pre - igniting when hot and the stock starter just could not overcome it. As I mentioned the additive made the biggest difference. I cannot find the paperwork on my starter but if you google high torque starters you will find it. The cost was around $300.00.  

At 11:47pm on March 31, 2018, Tony and Ginny 429 said…

Kim 

how is the car running ? 

Is the fuel issue corrected ? 

Enjoy

At 6:01pm on June 19, 2017, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website. 

This site is hosted by the CLC (Cadillac LaSalle Club) 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter. As a CLC member you are eligible to join our Chapter. I will get your signed up shortly!
 
Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home.  The Help Page at www.help.6364cadillac.com will have links to many useful articles and information about our Cadillacs.

 
 
 

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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

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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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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.

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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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