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1963 Ignition Bezel

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 6 hours ago. 2 Replies

Looking for a good ignition lock nut bezel for 1963!  This is the chrome piece that holds the ignition housing in place and protects painted dash from key scratches.  Opening must be more than 15/16"…Continue

Rechromed 1963 Front Bumper Impact Bar (the big one) for Sale

Started Nov 22, 2017 0 Replies

Hi folks, I have a newly chromed 1963 front bumper lower center impact bar (the big piece) for sale.  It has not been installed on any car since being re-chromed.  However, the mounting plate on…Continue

1963 Front Bumper Center - Big One

Started Sep 26, 2017 0 Replies

I have a newly triple dipped re-chromed front bumper impact bar, the large lower one.  Am considering selling it - it has never been installed on car since being redone.  $1,000 plus $250 S&H if…Continue

63 Ignition Switch Cylander

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Aug 1, 2017. 1 Reply

Does anybody happen to know the width of the '63 ignition switch cylander?  I'm talking about the round face plate the key passes through to turn the ignition.  Mine measures about 15/16 of an inch,…Continue

 

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Russ Austin replied to Lee Martin's discussion 1963 Ignition Bezel
"I have an original in VG condition shoot me an email please, with your zip code for a shipping quote."
6 hours ago
Jason Edge replied to Lee Martin's discussion 1963 Ignition Bezel
"I have an original ignition switch bezel/nut that has some scratching (see pic below) but is a good usable bezel. Price is $5 and can ship 2 to 3 day Priority to US destinations for $7 for a total of $12. If interested shoot me a PayPal…"
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1963 Ignition Bezel

Looking for a good ignition lock nut bezel for 1963!  This is the chrome piece that holds the ignition housing in place and protects painted dash from key scratches.  Opening must be more than 15/16" wide.  If anyone has one, let me know, thanks!See More
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Lee Martin replied to Sam's discussion Instrument and gauge lights
"Thanks Russ, this is very helpful.  I would never have figured that out...will take a pass at it and see how it comes out.  Thanks again!!!"
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Lee Martin replied to Sam's discussion Instrument and gauge lights
"Mine is a 63, I haven't been able to find repro switches for it.  Spring in ceramic seems to be in one piece, can't see any breaks.  Where do you apply solder when you fix?  There are 4 or 5 contacts that I can see. …"
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Lee Martin replied to Sam's discussion Instrument and gauge lights
"Thanks Russ.  I took the unit out and everything looks fine.  I see the spring loaded disc that pushes down on the spring.  Pressure seems fine, disc is clean and spring is clean.  No melting.  Any ideas where the weak…"
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Lee Martin replied to Sam's discussion Instrument and gauge lights
"My dashlights lately have been not working.  After a few drives they started working again, while the car was in fast cold idle.  Headlight switch seems to be clean and tight, took off dash cover and saw no melting or excess dirt. …"
Aug 31
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Lee Martin's discussion Removing the blower motor cover
"Thanks guys for your thoughts Enjoy"
Aug 3
Norman Silverman replied to Lee Martin's discussion Removing the blower motor cover
"Tony. I'm not an expert by any means, but I've been around the block a few times with auto AC, so  before I tore the whole system apart I'd do a couple of things first: 1) Evacuate system and clean the Expansion valve and replace…"
Aug 2
Robert Alan Shannon replied to Lee Martin's discussion Removing the blower motor cover
"Pulled the blower case off many years ago, but don't remember touching the hood hinge or  brackets to remove the two piece air inlet. It took some finagaling ,but I got it in and out, but mines a 63. Don't think you're gonna get…"
Aug 2
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Lee Martin's discussion Removing the blower motor cover
"Once the passenger hood hindge is marked for location and bolts removed what is required to be done with the weight of the very large hood to stabilize it ? Is the large spring needing any special attention ?( first ? ) Would a long pole help…"
Aug 2
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Lee Martin's discussion Removing the blower motor cover
"When you you remove the hood hindge from the firewall i would think you will need to support the hood on that side A pole support of some kind to keep the hood up and open ? Enjoy"
Aug 2
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Lee Martin's discussion Removing the blower motor cover
"Good solid info about getting the fan housing off the firewall The picture of the inside of the fan housing --is extremely helpful and interesting to see A picture does say a 1000 words I will be jumping into pulling the entire Comfort control…"
Aug 2
Jason Edge replied to Lee Martin's discussion Removing the blower motor cover
"I think I have done it before but you have to complete take apart the 2 halves of the air inlet to evaporator metal duct.  I also loosen the 2 halves when I part a car out, to make the air inlet assembly come out easier.   It has been…"
Aug 2

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
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For sale: 1963 Cadillac front center impact bar $100 + shipping

Posted on April 3, 2018 at 2:12pm 0 Comments

Offering this newly re-chromed 1963 Cadillac front center impact bar for sale, $100 plus whatever it costs to ship it from Detroit to your location.  

The unit fits perfect on driver's side but does not sit flush on passenger side.  I am told someone needs to take a wooden block and hammer and bang the passenger side lower corner in to make it fit right.  If you know how to do this stuff, this is the piece for you.

Email themidnighthour.tv@gmail.com with any questions.…

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1963 Carter Carb Mystery

Posted on May 17, 2016 at 11:30am 6 Comments

Last weekend, I was trying (vainly) to remove the blower motor cover in the engine compartment when I noticed something strange:  A black rubber hose, originating from a vacuum actuator on the passenger side of my Carter carb, that went nowhere.  The previous owner had carefully tucked the free end underneath another vacuum actuator attached to the blower motor cover.  There was a plastic nipple stuck in the free end of the hose, meaning the other end led to another hose.  I looked…

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Beware OPGI Transmission Cooler Lines

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 8:30am 3 Comments

The lines sold for 1963 & 64 Cadillacs are NOT good on all cars.  Specifically, they do NOT fit Series 62 or 75 vehicles. 

The lines they sell have threaded ends/screws on both ends.  Refer to your shop manuals and you will see this is NOT the correct fitting for the transmission ends.  A complicated setup involving beaded tube endings and sleeves with O-rings connected by rubber hose & clamps is required.

After two lengthly phone conversations with customer service it…

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Pinion Angle

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 3:49pm 8 Comments

My mechanic says the downward angle of my pinion has chewed up my driveshaft and will do it again unless we raise it.  Problem is there doesn't seem to be any direct means of adjusting pinion angle on 1963 Cadillac Series 62.  Anyone else go through this?  What was the resolution?

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At 12:48pm on June 23, 2014, Bryan Moore said…

Quite all right, Lee! Can't say as I blame you a bit as it's beautiful Caddy! Long may she be enjoyed in your hands, sir! :)

At 5:24pm on June 19, 2014, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.  

Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home.  

Also check out and join the national Cadillac LaSalle Club and our Chapter. To Join the CLC click on https://www.cadillaclasalleclub.org/joinrenew

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Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser 2 hours ago. 54 Replies

Ok,  short refresher,  last dec i relpaced starter w rebuilt from usa parts.  and even then,  after short runs where i got up to temp, if i shutvcar off, and then tried to start, it would drag…Continue

'63 CDV Restomod on Iron Resurrection on Velocity Channel

Started by Ian Osborne in General Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 6 hours ago. 1 Reply

I just watched an episode of a show called Iron Resurrection on Velocity Channel. They did a restomod on a pretty clean survivor '63 CDV for a customer. They did an LS3 swap, air ride, complete…Continue

1963 Ignition Bezel

Started by Lee Martin in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 6 hours ago. 2 Replies

Looking for a good ignition lock nut bezel for 1963!  This is the chrome piece that holds the ignition housing in place and protects painted dash from key scratches.  Opening must be more than 15/16"…Continue

Floor Pans

Started by Tommy Nicolosi in Restoration Discussion 15 hours ago. 0 Replies

Are the floors on 1961-1964 the same???Continue

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HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side

Posted by Norman Silverman on September 17, 2018 at 8:15pm 6 Comments

Hi.

Update:

I removed both 7 nipple vacuum valves and called my buddy who owns a machine shop. Tomorrow we'll re-surface the valve faces and then I'll reinstall them. HOWEVER, the one that comes out easily and comes apart with no rivet is on the Power module side. It installs on one side with a small bolt, and on the other it is held on by a clip, WHICH IS MISSING ON MY CAR. I am going to assume it is the same clip that is used on the Control Module side. Anybody got one? Happy…

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7 vacuum valve-need a good one or someone to recondition mine

Posted by Norman Silverman on September 15, 2018 at 5:44pm 12 Comments

So, I've put my 7 vacuum valve from the control head side to the test, and it failed. I looked at the instructions for re-conditioning it and unless I am missing something, the instructions are missing something (about how to take off the clip that provides the tension that holds the two pieces together). 

In any case, I can't do this particular repair so I am looking for a new valve (not likely), or a good re-conditioned one, or someone who has done this before and would do mine for…

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Mosiac Cadillac emblem Table

Posted by Dana G Cooper on August 30, 2018 at 10:48pm 11 Comments

Wanted to share a picture of a table my wife made for me to display with our 63 Coupe Deville. 

Inside door handle thread size

Posted by Michael Jarnagin on August 23, 2018 at 4:31pm 1 Comment

Anyone know the thread size on the inside door handle bolts mine are missing any info much appreciated 

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