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What fuel do you run? Octane booster?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Oct 9, 2018. 12 Replies

I have a 64 coupe with the original 429. It runs great, until you try to really accelerate then it pings and i'm hesitant to accelerate. The highest octane fuel we have here in California is 91. The…Continue

Tags: requirements, fuel, booster, octane

1963 upper control arms needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Feb 16, 2016. 1 Reply

Does anyone have a decent pair of upper control arms to fit a 63? I'm not concerned about bushings, shafts, or ball joints as I had already planned on replacing them. Any help or leads are…Continue

Wanted: 1964 DeVille blue seat button.

Started Nov 9, 2015 0 Replies

I need one seat button for my 64 Coupe De Ville. I'm missing just the one and need it for when my seats are reupholstered. You can email me direct at njmazza@gmail.comThanks!Continue

1964 original carpet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge May 6, 2015. 1 Reply

Does anyone know exactly what type of carpet was used? I have a 64 Coupe with original carpet. It does not seam to be an 80/20 loop like Auto Custom Carpet sells and it is not a cut pile either. It…Continue

 

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Russ Austin replied to Nick Mazza's discussion What fuel do you run? Octane booster?
"I have not, but I have not been looking for them.  I did see an NOS set one time."
Oct 9, 2018
Clovis replied to Nick Mazza's discussion What fuel do you run? Octane booster?
"Russ, have you seen the pistons available? I have found none doing various online searches. "
Oct 9, 2018
Russ Austin replied to Nick Mazza's discussion What fuel do you run? Octane booster?
"The cars built for oversea's had the lower compression pistons put into the engines."
Oct 9, 2018
Ronnie Lay replied to Nick Mazza's discussion What fuel do you run? Octane booster?
"I believe cars for export or maybe California emissions had lower compression engines, my 64 Fleetwood has a lower compression engine according to the build sheet."
Oct 9, 2018
Kurt replied to Nick Mazza's discussion What fuel do you run? Octane booster?
"I'm running 93 octane in my 63 Coupe DeVille without pinging. I did have a pinging issue in another car (79 Trans Am with 400 SBC). That turned out to be too hot spark plugs. Cooler plugs solved that one."
Oct 8, 2018
Clovis replied to Nick Mazza's discussion What fuel do you run? Octane booster?
"I guess our tar sands fuel is better than your Texas tea fuels LOL. I do have access to 94 but dont find much if any difference running the 91. The 94 is only at one or two companies and all they do to increase the octane rating is add more ethanol.…"
Oct 8, 2018
Jason Edge replied to Nick Mazza's discussion What fuel do you run? Octane booster?
"Today's pumps, at least in the USA, use an average of the old 2 octane rating methods ((Ron + Mon)/2). Using the owners manuals and what they recommended back then it works out to about 94.5 octane with today's pump values. I have never…"
Oct 8, 2018
Clovis replied to Nick Mazza's discussion What fuel do you run? Octane booster?
"There are no pistons that have a lower compression for our cars, 10.5 is it. My engine is rebuilt also.  Back to my original response you MAY have other problems. Running lean or passing gear not engaging or hooked up. These are all possible…"
Oct 8, 2018
Kevin Campbell replied to Nick Mazza's discussion What fuel do you run? Octane booster?
"I'm able get 91, 95 or 98 octane and I use 95. I'm not that sure however, that octane ratings are worked out the same way the world over."
Oct 8, 2018
Clovis replied to Nick Mazza's discussion What fuel do you run? Octane booster?
"I wasn't clear enough I guess. No one else is reporting problems with 91 octane fuel. I definantly don't have problems with 91 and I am running 10 degrees on my initial. This is why I suggested that the problem is else' where. How is…"
Oct 8, 2018
Nick Mazza replied to Nick Mazza's discussion What fuel do you run? Octane booster?
"All those parts are new and the car is tuned to the factory specs. 91 and 100 octane are definitely not the same. 91 octane (research method) and 100 octane (research method) are different, by 9 octane. Yes, 100 octane used to be the…"
Oct 8, 2018
Clovis replied to Nick Mazza's discussion What fuel do you run? Octane booster?
"91 would be equivalent to the old 100. There are two different ways that they measured the octane rating. Today is only one accepted method. If you have pinging then you have other problems. I would check that vacuum advance is working and holding a…"
Oct 8, 2018
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What fuel do you run? Octane booster?

I have a 64 coupe with the original 429. It runs great, until you try to really accelerate then it pings and i'm hesitant to accelerate. The highest octane fuel we have here in California is 91. The owners manual says to use a minimum of 100 octane. That's not that easy (or cheap) to buy these days, at least not here. Does anyone use an octane booster? Do they really work? Any other suggestions? See More
Oct 8, 2018

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1964 limo driveshaft

Started by Jim Staruk in General Discussion. Last reply by Jim Staruk 35 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Hi, Can someone please tell me if the 1965 (1964) Series seventy-five limousine has a single or two-piece drive shaft?  Thank you.  JimContinue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

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

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429 Engine timing chain cover

Started by Alex in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Russ Austin 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi, anybody knows where to find a timing chain cover in good condition for a 64 Deville?ThanksAlexContinue

Comfort Control and voltage from the voltage regulator or alternator

Started by Christian Doerk in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Mark S Anderson 17 hours ago. 1 Reply

I probably currently have a similar problem like Sam G in this post:…Continue

Tags: alternator, transducer, regulator, voltage, Control

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Cadillac Returns to its Roots Under New Leadership

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on May 1, 2019 at 12:30am 3 Comments

Cadillac’s new boss says they should stop trying to build BMWs and go back to building Cadillacs again.

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Radiator And Shrouds

Posted by Dominic Salemi on April 24, 2019 at 3:36pm 1 Comment

Hello

Anyone have a decent radiator and shrouds and hardware for a 1964 Cadillac deville. I have an alum. radiator and I'm deciding on to fix it or back to the original one. If I fix it I won't need parts.

Thanks

64 Recirc/Fresh Air Door Actuator replaced; FROM THE INSIDE.

Posted by Norman Silverman on February 4, 2019 at 11:21pm 8 Comments

I am happy to report that I have successfully replaced the Fresh Air/Recirc door actuator that is located on the blower box-and have done so without having to remove the blower box. I did it by taking out the glove box and attacking it from the back.  It took several days, LOTS of patience and some band-aids, but it is done. THE most difficult part -BY FAR- is to remove and then replace the screw that sits on the actuator arm, connecting it to the fresh…

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