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Body By Fisher: More Than A Carriage On A Doorsill

Started Sep 1, 2020 0 Replies

Here's a great article which includes 3 videos about Fisher Body. Cadillac is well represented throughout.…Continue

The often misunderstood 1963 Cadillac right front ashtray

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge May 12, 2020. 10 Replies

I did a little tutorial on the 63 right front ashtray.I saw in Jason's latest video where he mentions this as a bad design. From my experience, it's not a bad mechanical design but rather it's not an…Continue

How Cadillac advertised its “Standard of the World” wares in the 1960s

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Mar 1, 2020. 2 Replies

These ads bring me back to my childhood. When visiting my grandparents, I remember looking through their back issues of National Geographic and seeing these fantastic Cadillac ads and then sitting in…Continue

WTB 6 button power window switch and switch plate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Fares Jan 6, 2020. 1 Reply

I'm looking for a 6 button power window switch and switch plate for my 63 Coupe Deville. It would come from an Eldorado or another 2 door model that has optional power vent windows. If you have these…Continue

 

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Kurt replied to Bob Ricks's discussion 63 DV RatRod- need advice
"Yep, the shop manual is a must-have if you work on these cars. There are even soft copies available now which are nice because you can print out the section you need and have it on-hand while you're working on the car and not worry about…"
Thursday
Kurt replied to Bob Ricks's discussion 63 DV RatRod- need advice
"Yes. You can remove the oil pan without lifting the engine. I removed mine several years ago and if I remember correctly I needed to rotate the crankshaft so that the front counterweight was up and out of the way for more clearance to slide the oil…"
Wednesday
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
Kurt replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle
"Last time I had my intake off, the car wouldn't idle after I got it all back together. In my case I noticed a vacuum leak sound and discovered that I forgot to connect the hose for the brake booster to the manifold. Hopefully yours will be an…"
Dec 21, 2020
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Dec 19, 2020
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"I got the idea from my 76 Seville where the cornering lights do double-duty. No problem on the tech tip article. Let me know when."
Dec 18, 2020
Kurt replied to Mark Sullivan's discussion 1964 Christmas Cadillac Accessory pamphlet for sale.
"Jason, can you match those prices, particularly on the Eldorado horn & passenger side mirror?  : )"
Dec 16, 2020
Jason Edge commented on Kurt's photo
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"I'm impressed. With lights off I know it looks stock, with on, you get the extra side marker lights that were adopted on all cars later in the 60's for safety.. and these look cool. Well done."
Dec 16, 2020
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"Now, that is cool! Might need to see this as an upcoming Tech Tip Newsletter article! I would love go get into another Caddy and just go LED crazy. "
Dec 16, 2020
Kurt posted photos
Dec 15, 2020
Kurt replied to Ryan Adams's discussion 63 series 62 transmission dip stick
"You should also replace the o-ring in the transmission case where the dipstick tube goes. This is a common source of leaks on these transmissions. Here is the size:"
Dec 14, 2020
Kurt replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion I need a clock
"It appears so. RIP Dave. I could tell 12 years ago when I spoke to him on the phone that he was an probably an older gentleman. He was a pleasure to do business with."
Dec 8, 2020
Kurt replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion I need a clock
"Thomas, Is your clock missing or just inoperable? If inoperable I would suggest getting it converted to a quartz movement. I did this over 12 years ago and am very happy with it. It has been trouble-free and keeps time much better time than the…"
Dec 8, 2020
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1963 Cad Wiper Motor Wiring Dilemma

"It looks like the 2 wires go to the washer. They energize a solenoid (coil) to start the wash cycle so polarity is not critical. Here is a picture of mine. Compare the color of the original wires to be sure. You can also test with a volt meter or…"
Dec 7, 2020
Kurt replied to Emily's discussion Flashlight Option
"A friend of mine picked this up at a car guy's estate sale. The story was that it was supposed to be included in a 55 Cadillac that went to auction. It's neat but I don't believe it is actually vintage. just "vintage style"…"
Nov 13, 2020
Kurt replied to ian arnold's discussion Having a hard time sourcing a heat riser valve
"Yep. 5/8" thick. My machinist neighbor whipped me up a spacer on his lathe several years back. Fits perfectly."
Nov 9, 2020

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Coupe deVille
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
Yes
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
Yes

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At 10:47am on April 17, 2020, Kenneth M Karrer said…

Kurt,

   Yes, I was really bummed about the GN cancellation.  I was looking forward to getting together with the usual folks and the 63-64 guys and taking the 63 and my 32 to show.  The annual Keels and Wheels Concours was also postponed from May until October.  My 1932 All Weather Phaeton was invited to that one.  I've attached a couple of pictures of both cars.  The 63 has only 34k miles and would have been entered in the Primary and Preservation Classes. The 63 is  triple green (basildon).  Hope to see you soon.

Take care,

Ken Karrer

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At 7:51am on November 12, 2012, Jason Edge said…

Your page looks fantastic. The Caddy looks really nice up top

At 7:22am on August 12, 2012, Carsten C. said…

Hi Kurt, to tell the truth it's not Elmshorn, it's Neuendorf where I come from. This is exact half the way between Elmshorn and Glückstadt. But there are houndreds of Neuendorf in Germany so I decided to say Elmshorn as there is only one in Germany. If you are ever here again you're welcome.

At 5:53pm on August 10, 2012, Jason Edge said…
Hi Kurt,
Good to see you on the new site.
Jason

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Dustless blaster

Posted on October 30, 2018 at 12:23am 1 Comment

Here's something cool I stumbled across on Youtube. Pretty cool. It's like a power washer with sand.

https://youtu.be/YQ7CFGIP4uk

Food Cruise

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 1:39am 2 Comments

A group of my car buddies & I go on a monthly food cruise, sometimes breakfast, lunch or dinner. Last Saturday we took a 40 mile cruise down country roads from Austin TX to Salado TX. We went to a shop there called City Garage that specializes in Lincolns & had lunch afterwards at a good burger joint in Salado. We've been lucky this winter with beautiful weather for the most part with just a few cold rainy days in between. Here's a little video I put together from the cruise. It's a…

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Pics from Cadillac show yesterday

Posted on May 12, 2013 at 11:51am 0 Comments

Our local CLC chapter had their annual show at Covert Cadillac in Austin TX yesterday.

There is an interesting story on the 61 limo. A man wanted to purchase a car for some nuns. They reluctantly agreed but insisted that it be bare bones with no radio or air conditioning. When the 61 series 75 showed up of course even without a radio or a/c it was way too ostentatious. The nuns tried to return it to the dealer but they said they could not sell it because it didn't have a/c. So most…
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Hardtails Bar & Grill

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 1:12pm 0 Comments

I went to the annual Lincoln show in Salado TX on Saturday. Yes, I have friends on the dark side. LOL. I brought my 63 CDV of course. There was also a pristine 67 Eldo, & a 89 Allante in the spectator lot so Cadillac was well represented. On the way home we stopped at Hardtails Bar & Grill in Georgetown TX http://www.hardtailsbarandgrill.com/index.html and there crashing through the wall is a full sized front end from a 64…

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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 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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