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390 v. 429

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Mar 5, 2020. 5 Replies

How can I tell the difference between the 390 and 429 engines? My mechanic is thinking that we have a 429 in my 63 series 62. However I have the correct Hydra-Matic. Can the Hydra-Matic be mated to…Continue

FINISHED!

Started this discussion. Last reply by MARK SCHROER Jul 18, 2017. 8 Replies

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CUSTOM GRILL

Started this discussion. Last reply by MARK SCHROER May 4, 2020. 28 Replies

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TRANSMISSION SEAL

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin May 26, 2017. 2 Replies

I know I have seen a discussion in here somewhere referring to the tail shaft seal on the 63 Cadillac, but cannot find it. Mine is leaking and need to replace. Can someone steer me to the right…Continue

 

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MARK SCHROER commented on Les Eastling's blog post 1963 Eldorado convertible boot
"Your welcome, anything I can do to help a Cadillac brother"
Apr 21
MARK SCHROER commented on Les Eastling's blog post 1963 Eldorado convertible boot
"Hello Lee, the OPGI boot was so tight that it took two men and a steamer to snap it down. I was building this car for a customer who I knew would not like it. So, I had my upholstery guy make a new one from the pattern. Also, if memory serves me…"
Apr 21
MARK SCHROER replied to MARK SCHROER's discussion CUSTOM GRILL
"Thanks, I was real happy with it. I'll be curious to see how this works for the '64"
May 4, 2020
Braden Bell replied to MARK SCHROER's discussion CUSTOM GRILL
"I’m really liking how this came out. I think I’ll give it a go on my 64 SDV and post the results. Thanks dude!"
Apr 30, 2020
Jason Edge replied to MARK SCHROER's discussion 390 v. 429
"See VIN stamped on lower driver side of block. 1st 2 digits is year. 63...... is 390, 64...... is 429. For picture reference go to www.vin.6364cadillac.com"
Mar 5, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to MARK SCHROER's discussion 390 v. 429
"Kirk Kurt  Great references to Jason’s info on the subject I posted before I opened your info Enjoy  "
Mar 5, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to MARK SCHROER's discussion 390 v. 429
"I do think others on the site could help find the engine info you are looking for it you post the engine numbers on this thread  Enjoy "
Mar 5, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to MARK SCHROER's discussion 390 v. 429
"If there was a turbo 400 trans behind the 429  engine the hydromatic  cannot be mated to it without changing the crank shaft in the engine —-or the flywheel will  be breaking  No all 429s.  came with the turbo 400…"
Mar 5, 2020
MARK SCHROER commented on Les Eastling's blog post 1963 Eldorado convertible boot
"Hi Les,  I have a new one that I did not use, it is white from OPGI. I didn't like the way it fit so i had a better one copied from it. reach me at  mschroer@electro-controls.com or 937-497-1469 before 3:30 pm EST ask for Mark Schroer"
Mar 5, 2020
Kurt replied to MARK SCHROER's discussion 390 v. 429
"To answer your last question: Yes 64 Series 62 was built with the hydramatic transmission. http://6364cadillac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/enginesandtransmissions?id=6543066%3ABlogPost%3A2985&page=5#comments I believe the S//N# of the engine will…"
Mar 5, 2020
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390 v. 429

How can I tell the difference between the 390 and 429 engines? My mechanic is thinking that we have a 429 in my 63 series 62. However I have the correct Hydra-Matic. Can the Hydra-Matic be mated to the 429 in place of the turbo 400?See More
Mar 5, 2020
MARK SCHROER replied to Jason Edge's discussion Chapter Member? Got a 63 or 64 Cadillac for Sale? Let's Run it in the Newsletter!
"Hello, i have not been back to this site for some time now. I joined the web site a few years ago while restoring my fist 63 Cadillac. The owner has now decided to sell. This link is the add on…"
Feb 4, 2020
MARK SCHROER replied to MARK SCHROER's discussion CUSTOM GRILL
"Paul, I simply painted the whole grill with self etching black epoxy. Then, used a sanding block with fine sand paper to remove the paint from the raised horizontal bars exposing and refreshing the aluminum. I then clear coated the entire thing to…"
Sep 19, 2019
paul replied to MARK SCHROER's discussion CUSTOM GRILL
"I have a question how did you redo the chrome strips on the grill, so they look new?"
Sep 19, 2019

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE
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POWER SEAT BRACKET

Posted on February 7, 2017 at 3:53pm 5 Comments

When I took apart my '63 series 62 6 way power seat, I found the motor/transmission just lying on the floor. The bracket or whatever is used to mount this unit to the seat is missing and I need to find one. Anyone out there have an extra?

POWER SEAT BRACKET

Posted on February 7, 2017 at 3:52pm 0 Comments

When I took apart my '63 series 62 6 way power seat, I found the motor/transmission just lying on the floor. The bracket or whatever is used to mount this unit to the seat is missing and I need to find one. Anyone out there have an extra?

Drain Tubes

Posted on September 28, 2016 at 2:41pm 48 Comments

My 1963 series 62 convertible is missing the drain tubes for the convertible top in the trunk. These tubes run from the trunk (under the rear of the top) to the interior and drain into the quarter panel next to the rear seat behind the trim panel. Mine is missing these tubes. Is anyone making them, or should I be looking for a used pair?

Thank you,

Mark

Seat Foam

Posted on December 2, 2015 at 4:24pm 6 Comments

Is any one making replacement foam/padding for the seats in the '63 caddy? New carpet was not enough and the new owners wife wont tolerate the odor. She said "I don't care what it cost, fix it!" Seat foam is the only thing left to replace as the original upholstery is nearly perfect.

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63 coupedebille fuel pump issues

Started by Daniel Grande in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 5 hours ago. 20 Replies

I have a 63 cadillac and I took it to a mechanic for a motor tune up long story short the fuel pump gave out and hes tried twice to order it and he says it didnt fit the original pump is smaller on…Continue

A Before & After Example

Started by Jason Edge in Restoration Discussion yesterday. 0 Replies

Since I started cadmium plating the many fasteners and other items from the 55 and counting parts cars I have bought in (1200 lbs worth and counting), I have to say it has really taken the…Continue

Oil leaking out of oil cap breather

Started by mark zimmerman in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by mark zimmerman yesterday. 12 Replies

Hi i would like some ideas on this i replaced oil cap breather and pcv valve and still oil  coming out of breather at normal speeds down the road.This has been going on for quiet awhile from the…Continue

Update on fuel pump

Started by Daniel Grande in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by William R Conte yesterday. 1 Reply

I'm still looking thru land and sea for this fuel pump anyone out there know what size engine I have here are some pics of the stamps on the block I found to make sure my engine is a 390 because the…Continue

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1963 series 62 convertible transmission issue

Posted by Matthew VanDeWater on June 22, 2021 at 3:03pm 1 Comment

Hello I've been restoring a 63 for way to many years. Down to almost done, but have issue with trans linkage, when column in park shift rod 2 inches short. everything original. been trying to find picture of manual rod hooked up from under car to see position of linkage. was wondering if anybody has access for pictures. I wanted to see if my manual linkage is bent  wrong out of the trans if somebody dropped the trans or something. Doesn't make sense why it doesn't work. Thanks for any input…

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New vehicle in the club

Posted by Patrick Westphal on June 17, 2021 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

I was successful in getting a vehicle from the New York contact I talked about at the last club meeting. I am still trying to figure out how to post a picture of the vehicle that is tied with this comment so if you see a random picture of a black convertible in a yard, that's me haha.  …

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Torque converter grab when idling in Drive

Posted by Cliff Johnston on June 14, 2021 at 8:47pm 2 Comments

Hi Everyone, been quite a while since i have been on here.

I have had an issue with the idle on my 64 Coupe Deville ever since i have had it.

With the Idle set high enough that it is smooth, but still a nice idle, the RPM seems only slightly too high for the stall of the Torque Converter. And therefore it tends to sit there and grab and lunge a bit. So until now, i have been putting the car in Neutral at the lights to stop this happening.

I've had the car dyno tuned and…

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Can you help? Driveshaft Question....

Posted by Chris on May 30, 2021 at 8:55am 1 Comment

Hello!

Newbie to the group here - we have already found tons of invaluable information on the board, so thanks! We are restoring a 1963 Series 62 Convertible. We are wondering if anyone knows of a source to buy the propellor yoke flange (that bolts to the pinion flange) for the driveshaft? One of our ears partially broke off. Not sure if we can buy just the yoke flange as an aftermarket part, or if it has to be rebuilt by a welder/fab guy? Maybe a salvage yard for a source? Again, any…

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