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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

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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 Coupe DeVille
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Trunk Pull-down

Started by Brian and Dorothy Lewis in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 1 hour ago. 7 Replies

Hi gang.  While reviewing the extensive photo archives on this site, I came across an excellent series of photos documenting a trunk pull-down assembly posted by Jason Edge.  I really didn't even…Continue

Vapor Lock and how to fix it?

Started by Richard McBurney in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 6 hours ago. 8 Replies

I have a 64 Deville Convertible, keep running into the same problem - vapor lock on hot days. So far I have rebuilt the carburetor , new gas tank , but when it sits in traffic on a hot day it will…Continue

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Help! I need a 1964 Eldorado front left fender.

Started by Jorge M in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Jason Edge 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

Help looking for a 1964 Eldorado front fender for a convertible.Thank you please contact djjmoreno84@gmail.comContinue

Help! I need a 64 Eldorado front left fender.

Started by Jorge M in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jorge M yesterday. 1 Reply

Hello,Some idiot just backed in to my beautiful 64 convertible Eldorado and I’m looking for a new front fender. Any leads would be appreciated.Thank you,Jorge M.Continue

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Frame Markings

Posted by Gene McIlroy on August 12, 2019 at 6:26pm 1 Comment

Just got my frame back from powder coating so thought I would post photos of the front and rear frame markings.…

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Lining up the drive shaft

Posted by Dominic Salemi on August 12, 2019 at 5:47pm 2 Comments

Can anyone shed some light on how to position the complete drive shaft in the correct position? I want to make sure my drive shaft is installed properly.

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Dominic

Upper A Arm Rubber Bumpers

Posted by Gene McIlroy on August 12, 2019 at 1:30pm 3 Comments

I have found a very good replacement part for the Upper A Arm Bumpers.  The top part is identical to the originals the bottom can be used as is or after a few minutes with a belt sander can be ground to the V shape as the originals were.  The replacement bumpers are for a 2001 to 2005 S10 Sanoma or Blazer.  Part number is on the box in the photos.  First photo is the box next to the box is the S10 part and an original.  Next photo shows my sanded down part next to an original.…

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Roof motor

Posted by Dermot Robinson on August 11, 2019 at 8:44am 2 Comments

Replacing my convertible roof motor.

Has anyone any experience or advice on replacing the roof motor on a 1964 Cadillac Deville .

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