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1963 Carter AFB Rebuilds?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Jan 17. 1 Reply

Hi guys, wondering if anyone can recommend a good source for rebuilt Carter AFB carb for 1963?  I see there are many sources out there but it's a chunk of change and I'd feel better working with a…Continue

63 Carter AFB Inlet Nut

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Dec 23, 2020. 10 Replies

Anybody know a good source for these?  There are a few places that sell them but nobody cross-references them in anyway so you know you're getting the right one.  I wasted a bunch of $ on aftermarket…Continue

Anyone Need These Parts???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Dec 9, 2020. 1 Reply

I have 3-prong door jamb switch for convertible cars (missing the button - parts only) available.  Also a switch for door or window depending on application - I've been using it for a convertible top…Continue

1963-64 3-Prong Door Switch Available

Started Nov 24, 2020 0 Replies

I found I had one of these when I went to install an aftermarket switch.  It is a 3-prong door switch from 1963 convertible.  It is missing the push-button but the spring inside still works fine,…Continue

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Lee Martin replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Engine inspection result for rebuild
"Marvelous arithmetic by Mr. Conte!  I'm glad someone remembers all that stuff they learned in school, I lost it all within a year or two. This is one engine I wouldn't worry about boring larger holes in - the new block was rolled out…"
Jan 21
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Lee Martin's discussion 1963 Carter AFB Rebuilds?
"Lee   I have no personal experience with a carb rebuild place myself  I would google carb rebuilders locally and then check there feedback for a local place to go  Best I can do  The Carter is an outstanding…"
Jan 17
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1963 Carter AFB Rebuilds?

Hi guys, wondering if anyone can recommend a good source for rebuilt Carter AFB carb for 1963?  I see there are many sources out there but it's a chunk of change and I'd feel better working with a company someone can recommend from personal experience  '-)My carb was working fine until I put a new fuel filter - to - carb line on it.  The old one was crimped, and along with an old filter element, was restricting fuel flow.  Once I had a good filter & line on the carb, it started flooding. …See More
Jan 17
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Lee Martin's discussion 63 Carter AFB Inlet Nut
"Lee  Sometimes how great this place can be for our year Cadillac owners just put a  big smile on my face after being here daily ( sometimes 3 times a day ) since 2006 A Cadillac gear heads paradise — as I see it  The boys…"
Dec 23, 2020
Lee Martin replied to Lee Martin's discussion 63 Carter AFB Inlet Nut
"Fantastic!  You're the best."
Dec 23, 2020
Jason Edge replied to Lee Martin's discussion 63 Carter AFB Inlet Nut
"At PO and on the way. I’ve got a very efficient delivery girl at the house now!"
Dec 23, 2020
Jason Edge replied to Lee Martin's discussion 63 Carter AFB Inlet Nut
"Parts are packed, labeled and will ship out shortly. I sent you an receipt via email. thanks. Jason."
Dec 23, 2020
Lee Martin replied to Lee Martin's discussion 63 Carter AFB Inlet Nut
"Ugh.  Still it's better than the one I have.  I just sent funds over, thank you and best wishes for a Merry Christmas! —Lee"
Dec 23, 2020
Jason Edge replied to Lee Martin's discussion 63 Carter AFB Inlet Nut
"Lee, The only original fuel filter to carb metal line I have for the Carter AFB had been twisted at the end. It was not leaking when removed, and threads on end nuts are good and metal has not been compromised... but it was twisted at some point. I…"
Dec 23, 2020
Lee Martin replied to Lee Martin's discussion 63 Carter AFB Inlet Nut
"Great.  Do you also have a good fuel line (just from filter to carb)?  Thanks."
Dec 23, 2020
Jason Edge replied to Lee Martin's discussion 63 Carter AFB Inlet Nut
"I have VG original Carter AFB inlet nut, gasket and screen filters for $10. Below is a picture of one I just pulled. If you already have the screen and don't need my screen the price drops to $5. I can ship Priority for $8 for a total of $18…"
Dec 23, 2020
Russ Austin replied to Lee Martin's discussion 63 Carter AFB Inlet Nut
"I can take a look at what I have in stock. It will be after work today or tomorrow."
Dec 23, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Lee Martin's discussion 63 Carter AFB Inlet Nut
"You  might try to use JB weld epoxy to seal the air  leak —as it is fuel proof —or replace the top of your Carter carb that someone may have laying around from a used up carb that needs a rebuild  If it’s the fuel…"
Dec 22, 2020
Lee Martin posted a discussion

63 Carter AFB Inlet Nut

Anybody know a good source for these?  There are a few places that sell them but nobody cross-references them in anyway so you know you're getting the right one.  I wasted a bunch of $ on aftermarket fuel lines, whose screws didn't quite fit and did some damage to my inlet nut.  So now of course I have an uncontrollable leak.  Lovely.See More
Dec 22, 2020
Lee Martin replied to Chris Gill's discussion Aftermarket fuel filter with return line for '63?
"Right, I've known that part all along.  What I was trying to confirm is whether or not the housing itself had a pemanent rubber base or not.  I opened again, found a gasket was already glued inside and very brittle - so I broke it out…"
Dec 12, 2020
Lee Martin replied to Chris Gill's discussion Aftermarket fuel filter with return line for '63?
"Thanks Jason, that is good to know.  What I can't figure out is what is supposed to be inside the metal filter housing.  Is it just metal or is there a permanent rubber base that the gasket sits on?  Can't see up there but…"
Dec 12, 2020

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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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1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
No

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Rear Side Window Stainless Sill Removal

Posted on June 24, 2019 at 3:07pm 2 Comments

I'm looking to replace a piece of the stainless trim that sits on the outside of the car like a sill outside the rear passenger side window.  I can just barely see one screw at one end but does the door panel and/or window need to come out to access this?  If anyone has done this I'd like to learn what is involved.  Here's a photo of the piece I'm talking about:…

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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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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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CLC Chapters VP Bob Crimmins & CLC SW Regions VP, Self-Starter Art Director Tim Coy Visit

Started by Jason Edge in Chapter Discussion 12 hours ago. 0 Replies

The National Cadillac LaSalle Club had their Winter Board Member this Past Saturday, Feb 27, via zoom and as an elected board member I always attend ... usually in person, but because of COVID we…Continue

brake adjuster slots

Started by Doug Scarrow in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 yesterday. 1 Reply

   Has anyone drilled the backing plates and made the slots that allow brake adjustments without removing the wheel?  I have always hated the slots in the drums.Continue

New Batch of Embroidered Iron-On 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Patches - $4 each

Started by Jason Edge in Chapter Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge on Tuesday. 2 Replies

As noted in our August 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Newsletter:Around 6 years…Continue

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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge on Tuesday. 0 Replies

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

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Need center support for convertible top

Posted by John Rueff on February 17, 2021 at 6:15pm 0 Comments

For my 1964 Cadillac Deville

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.

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