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The often misunderstood 1963 Cadillac right front ashtray

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge May 12. 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. 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. 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

Carb problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Oct 30, 2019. 8 Replies

Today I went on a 40 mile cruise to a car show. After I got off the highway on my way there the car died & would not start. I popped the hood to look for anything obviously wrong but didn't see…Continue


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Kurt replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Fuel gauge access
"It has been several years since I took mine out. If I remember correctly, the trickiest part was popping out the pins on the on the 2 "legs" circled below. I used a plastic pry tool and got them out with no damage. Overall, If you follow…"
Kurt replied to Dominic Salemi's discussion Fuel Gage
"That would be my guess. It is likely there is an open circuit somewhere in the sending unit."
Aug 7
Kurt replied to Dominic Salemi's discussion Fuel Gage
"An open connection will cause the fuel gauge to spike passed Full. try grounding the the brown wire. That should cause the fuel gauge to spike Empty. There are detailed testing procedures in the Help…"
Aug 7
Kurt replied to Rob Bonello's discussion 1964 429 CARB SUGGESTION?
"I haven't swapped out my carb yet but there is much information discussed on the topic in the Help section. http://6364cadillac.ning.com/forum/topics/edelbrock-1406-1411-installation-summary"
Aug 5
Kurt commented on Jason Edge's photo

Color Wiring Diagram - 1963 Series 62 Convertible, AC, AMFM by Karl Schwarz

"Karl, did you create this wiring diagram? It's so much easier to follow than the black & white version. Thanks for providing it. Also Jason, thanks for posting it."
Aug 2
Kurt replied to Jason Edge's discussion Trivia Question 19 - What General Insignia is Missing on the Eldorado and Fleetwood 60 Special?
"Alright, going for Cadillac script again but it's missing from the glove box."
Jul 23
Kurt replied to Jason Edge's discussion Trivia Question 19 - What General Insignia is Missing on the Eldorado and Fleetwood 60 Special?
"Nevermind. I'm blind"
Jul 23
Kurt replied to Jason Edge's discussion Trivia Question 19 - What General Insignia is Missing on the Eldorado and Fleetwood 60 Special?
"I never noticed this before, but just by searching pics it looks like there is no Cadillac script in the grille on those models."
Jul 23
Kurt replied to Michael Buonaccorso's discussion Windshield Installation Help
"Ah yes, the windshield install: one of my least favorite experiences on my car. I paid an auto glass to do it. After bringing it back to them 3 times to try to make it leak-free, I just wound up with damaged molding to boot. I decided to cut my…"
Jul 22
Kurt replied to Christian Doerk's discussion How to change AC compressor shaft seal?
"I took my hoses to a business that rebuilds hoses.They take the fittings and splice them to new barrier rubber hose. I used my original hoses for years with the A6 compressor running R134a with no issues. I just decided to replace the 56 year old…"
Jul 21
Kurt replied to Kenneth M Karrer's discussion 1963-64 Authenticity Manual
"Wow! It sold for $53,550! "
Jul 15
Kurt replied to Christian Doerk's discussion looking for a 429 heat riser and cruise control unit
"Here's an idea for the spacer: I don't know if you have access to a machine shop. Luckily for me, my neighbor is a machinist and made a spacer out of scrap metal when my heat riser cracked. He tried welding the heat riser first but he did…"
Jul 6
Preston Bealle and Kurt are now friends
Jul 6
Kurt replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Free 1964 parts before I throw them out
"Hi Preston, I sent you a PM. I'll take the air cleaner if it's not spoken for."
Jul 4
Kurt replied to Jason Edge's discussion 1963 & 1964 Cadillac Factory Installed Equipment Percentages
"Thanks Jason. Very interesting information. Looks like A/C made the biggest jump from 63 to 64. Wished I had the rare bucket seats."
Jun 30
Kurt replied to Jason Edge's discussion 1963 & 1964 Cadillac Factory Installed Equipment Percentages
"If tilt steering is N/A for 1963, does that mean it was dealer installed?"
Jun 30

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


   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.

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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.


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…


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…

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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Door jamb switches

Started by Jay Waters in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jay Waters 10 hours ago. 1 Reply

Anyone have a good set of door jamb courtesy light switches ? 2 or 4.What does the trunk light operate from ?Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 19 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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center link 63 cdv

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Dan Loukota yesterday. 6 Replies

About to embark on replacing hte center link.. the part comes in tomorow,, i got a pitman puller and a tie rod puller as suggested earlier..i was reading th book on it, and I diidnt pick about the…Continue

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Posted by Fritz Seitz on August 11, 2020 at 2:35am 0 Comments

I have been working on a website-----www.fritzsautorepair.com-----

Does anyone have suggestions?


Posted by Anthony Boles on August 8, 2020 at 5:46pm 5 Comments

My 1964 Cadillac electrical system is running around 17 volt which is to high,the alternator, battery and the voltage regulator was replaced but the voltage is still to high, could it be the pig tail that plugs into the voltage regulator. 

63 Caddy Horn

Posted by Robert Alan Shannon on May 27, 2020 at 9:25am 10 Comments

 Just noticed a 1963  Caddy trumpet horn on Ebay. No part # given but some of his other items are 1963 specific, just throwin this out there, I have no connection to this listing .

Wiring connection help.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 24, 2020 at 9:15pm 2 Comments

Can someone help me figure where these connections go? I have a 64 60 special if it matters.…



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