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What fuel do you run? Octane booster?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Oct 9. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Coupe DeVille
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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

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Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in General Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

I do need to —-openly appogize —-to Jason Edge for being the problem —-I can sometimes be we worked out our issues and all I can say is we are extremely fortunate to have him as Web Master of this…Continue

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Corner Light Issues

Started by Mark Borer in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 13 hours ago. 11 Replies

Hi Allam putting the 63 Convertible back togetheram currently putting the front goodies oni have operating turn signals but no cornering lightsi jumped power directly from the battery....they both…Continue

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Pinion seal

Posted by Michael Jarnagin on October 14, 2018 at 7:10pm 2 Comments

Can anyone give me a brief and easy way to replace the rear differential pinion seal mine is leaking and spraying gear lube everywhere. Thank you Michael 

Radio for sale:

Posted by Ray Schick on October 7, 2018 at 11:28am 0 Comments

Retro Sound Radio,

am-fm  with 30 pre sets,built in amp 18watts 40watts peak x 4 channels.

bass,treble,fader, balance

push button styling, Aux input for IPods.power antenna & amp turn on leads

works excellent $140.00 plus the shipping.…

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Battery Cable Hold Down

Posted by Ray Schick on October 2, 2018 at 2:40pm 5 Comments

I was walking d own the hardware isle and “Boom” had a idea for these…

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HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side

Posted by Norman Silverman on September 17, 2018 at 8:15pm 58 Comments

Hi.

Update:

I removed both 7 nipple vacuum valves and called my buddy who owns a machine shop. Tomorrow we'll re-surface the valve faces and then I'll reinstall them. HOWEVER, the one that comes out easily and comes apart with no rivet is on the Power module side. It installs on one side with a small bolt, and on the other it is held on by a clip, WHICH IS MISSING ON MY CAR. I am going to assume it is the same clip that is used on the Control Module side. Anybody got one? Happy…

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