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Convertible Top Pump Leak

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Martin Aug 8. 10 Replies

Does anyone have experience with leaky pump or connections to pump?  I have a slow one and it's driving me crazy trying to see where the fluid is coming out.  It is definitely from the pump area (not…Continue

Carter AFB Accelerator Pump

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Mar 22. 9 Replies

Has anyone ever changed one of these themselves?  Mine isn't squirting fuel lately - runs & drives fine but makes starting hard when you can't pump gas pedal to enrich air.  I'm wondering if it's…Continue

1963 Cadillac Convertible Door Jamb Switch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Martin Oct 18, 2019. 3 Replies

Okay, it's "dumb question time!"  Here's mine:  Does anyone know the part number for the 63 convertible door jamb switch (3 prong)?  I cannot find this in the manual...thanks!Continue

July 4th Photos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Jul 19, 2019. 6 Replies

Went out for a cruise on the 4th and snapped some new pix...Continue

 

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1963 Cadillac Convertible Walkaround

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Sep 3
Lee Martin replied to Lee Martin's discussion Convertible Top Pump Leak
"Yep - I took the pump out and totally disassembled it.  The leak isn't coming from any of the serviceable parts...it's coming from the electrical motor part that is permanently sealed in metal.  As you point out, with oil all…"
Aug 8
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Lee Martin's discussion Convertible Top Pump Leak
"My suggested fix is a bit of a long shot as suggested — so replacing the unit should be the best way to fix this so you can forget it and move on to the next Repair required the car may be needing  Enjoy "
Aug 8
Mark S Anderson replied to Lee Martin's discussion Convertible Top Pump Leak
"there is a lip seal that goes around the shaft of the motor.  If is coming out of the motor end, it must be coming through there.   It would be a pain in the butt to find such a one-off seal, you don't know if the shaft is…"
Aug 8
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Lee Martin's discussion Convertible Top Pump Leak
"Just my best guess — but  if you can plug the leak at the pump wires with an epoxy —that is  always oil and fuel ( gas ) proof  J B Weld — comes to mind  Clean any surface  completely around the wiring with…"
Aug 8
Russ Austin replied to Lee Martin's discussion Convertible Top Pump Leak
"Sounds like a new pump assembly is in order. "
Aug 8
Lee Martin replied to Lee Martin's discussion Convertible Top Pump Leak
"Turns out the leak is the opening where the three electrical wires (up, down and ground) come out of the motor.  Even if you tip the motor when it's not running, oil leaks out - and pours out pretty fast when the pump is operating. …"
Aug 7
Lee Martin replied to Lee Martin's discussion Convertible Top Pump Leak
"That's a great idea, Russ - I will try that tonight, thanks!!"
Aug 3
Lee Martin replied to Lee Martin's discussion Convertible Top Pump Leak
"Great information and very helpful!  Thanks so much, Mark!"
Aug 3
Mark S Anderson replied to Lee Martin's discussion Convertible Top Pump Leak
"the hydro-e-lectric pump is divided in two parts, one is electric to drive the pump, and the other is the driven pump with reservoir.  There is a large o-ring that seals the two halves in the middle;  if your plug and lines are dry, then…"
Aug 2
Russ Austin replied to Lee Martin's discussion Convertible Top Pump Leak
"Put baby powder around the connections and fill port plug. That will show where the leak is coming from."
Aug 2
Lee Martin posted a discussion

Convertible Top Pump Leak

Does anyone have experience with leaky pump or connections to pump?  I have a slow one and it's driving me crazy trying to see where the fluid is coming out.  It is definitely from the pump area (not cylanders) because that's where the puddle is...but everything seems dry and tight on the pump and hose connections.  Fill plug nice and tight, also.  See More
Aug 2
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Model Year & Body Style: 1963 convertibleWhen Purchased: May, 2014Miles: 68k(?)Color: Black/blackOther Info:Upgrades:
Apr 6
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Lee Martin's discussion Carter AFB Accelerator Pump
"A while since I did mine but the parts you need SB valuable at your local auto parts store  Enjoy "
Mar 22
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Lee Martin's discussion Carter AFB Accelerator Pump
"Lee  Real good looking Ride  Real nice to see that you  took the time to repaired the carb and got it right  I just Love black convertible Cadillacs myself  I had an all black  exterior 62 Convertible  with a…"
Mar 22
Lee Martin replied to Lee Martin's discussion Carter AFB Accelerator Pump
"UPDATE:  Regarding the hard start issue with accelerator pump, I found out what the problems were: 1.  Whoever owned the car previously had the carb serviced and whoever did the work did not put a return spring under the accelerator…"
Mar 22

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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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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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Radio restoration

Started by Joe DiIaconi in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

I had my 1964 radio restored a few years ago and now it's not working correctly. Can anyone recommend a reputable place to have it restored again?Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 10 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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Grandpa’s Cadillac Restoration

Started by Jordan Johansen-Moe in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 21 hours ago. 13 Replies

Hello friends! It’s been a while since I’ve visited this page. Last I left I had spoke about my late grandpa’s Cadillac that I planned on “restoring”, which really meant getting back on the road.…Continue

Crankshaft - ‘64 Sedan Deville

Started by Jordan Johansen-Moe in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 1 Reply

Hello friends! I’m looking for a crankshaft for a 429 that will begin Grandpa’s Cadillac Restoration. I will be talking to a machine shop on Monday (fingers crossed). However, in the event I hear the…Continue

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1964 Cadillac Fleetwood sixty special / transmission dipstick needed

Posted by Pablo on September 20, 2020 at 9:57pm 1 Comment

How are you doing folks, I’m looking for a transmission dipstick, any info I will appreciated, thank you very much

1963 Cadillac hood driver side hinge

Posted by Steven on September 16, 2020 at 9:23am 1 Comment

Hello,

 Does anyone know were I can buy a 1963 Cadillac hood driver side hinge or is there any other hinge that would fit? 

Thanks

Steven

Bad Guage?

Posted by Karl Schwarz on August 26, 2020 at 3:08pm 5 Comments

So I am troubleshooting my fuel gauge issue. I bought a new sender and tested it. It  it goes from 1-ohm (empty) to 35-ohm (full). When I test it (outside the tank), when the float is in the up (full) position it only moves the gauge to about 1/2 full. When at the bottom (empty) position the gauge shows empty. This is the same issue I have when I fill and then use the gas in the tank - the gauge never reads ore than half full. Based on what I've read on this thread it would seem like the…

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

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