Norman Silverman
  • Male
  • Solana Beach, CA
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share

Norman Silverman's Friends

  • Jason Edge

Norman Silverman's Discussions

64 AC : Blower runs, air is felt at firewall, but not through heater outlets or AC vents (HEAT/AC door WORKS)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clovis on Sunday. 34 Replies

Hello All.As I am getting in to this troubleshooting with the benefit of Tim Groves invaluable book, I find something that is not covered; blower works strongly but no air can be felt either at heat…Continue

64 Cloth and Leather; What to use to clean the cloth?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norman Silverman Jul 9. 2 Replies

I have a 64 SDV with original cloth and leather interior. The seats were covered in plastic for some considerable time, so they have no observable wear on them anywhere, but parts of them are a…Continue

Source of slight driveline (?) vibration on my 64 with TH400

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norman Silverman Jun 29. 8 Replies

Hello All.Because i like my cars to operate as close to the way they did when nearly new, I chase almost everything mechanical. While I'm waiting for Russ' Comfortron book to arrive, I am thinking…Continue

Proper way to Lift car for all 4 Tire Change

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norman Silverman Jun 22. 11 Replies

Hello All.I first looked in the help section and did not see a discussion on this topic, so here's my question:Today I will be purchasing tires for my 64 SDV. I know the FSM says there are specific…Continue

 

Norman Silverman's Page

Latest Activity

Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"To be clear, it is what we're doing for the valve on the control side, not the power piston side. I re-surfaced that one (power piston one), lightly greased it with vaseline and will be re-installing it tomorrow. "
11 hours ago
Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"That's pretty close to what we're doing. We are doing this in such a way as to be able to re-use the spring to provide tension, as before. I'll take pictures. THANK YOU! Norm PS: In high school metals shop we were shown two identical…"
11 hours ago
Mark S Anderson commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"The way i'd do it is just have your machinist buddy chuck the old rivet in a collet, drill a hole all the way through the center, and thread the whole length of the rivet.  This will give you plenty of thread to try out different…"
yesterday
Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"I'm really stumped on where to tap the threads for the 4-40 screw and whether to try to do it in a way that holds the original arrangement with a rectangular clip that holds the rivet head on and provides tension between the halves. Has anybody…"
yesterday
Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"Noted. I want the machine shop guy to drill out the rivet and tap the old rivet head (large side) for the screw that will replace it. I intend to do the re-surfacing. The valve on the power piston side looks real good and has lubricant in it. I…"
yesterday
Clovis commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"I cant be sure but on I think I had a spring washer (not a lock washer) that kept tension on the valve halves. I wouldn't get to fancy with the machine shop resurfacing. A piece of flat glass and 400 grit wet sandpaper and water and it will be…"
yesterday
Norman Silverman posted a blog post

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

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 to pay for it. …See More
yesterday
Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post 7 vacuum valve-need a good one or someone to recondition mine
"Nope. In my early years I was always a "Heavy Metal Guy" which meant I had lots of big Buicks, Caddies, Olds', Imperials, etc., and only about a half dozen Chevies, none of which was Nova. Also, when I was a kid I had NO patience so I…"
Sunday
Clovis commented on Norman Silverman's blog post 7 vacuum valve-need a good one or someone to recondition mine
"Norm have you ever replaced the dash on a 68 nova? I did in my early twenties and i still remember it as quite a chore and I'm 54 now"
Sunday
Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post 7 vacuum valve-need a good one or someone to recondition mine
"Yup, this is the place for answers and camaraderie.  Ironically, the only part of my system that is working correctly (and does not leak) is the refrigeration side-and it is still on R-12, so my efforts are concentrated on the part of the…"
Sunday
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Norman Silverman's blog post 7 vacuum valve-need a good one or someone to recondition mine
"Norman  you are surely in the right place to get—-the answers —you may require to get the task at hand —done  The passion for the subject of our cars on this site - is an amazing experience that I am so happy to be a part…"
Sunday
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Norman Silverman's blog post 7 vacuum valve-need a good one or someone to recondition mine
"Norman I am 74 and grew up in the same environment in our younger days --as you seeing as you knew about Studnicks in Valley Stream NY Enjoy"
Sunday
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Norman Silverman's blog post 7 vacuum valve-need a good one or someone to recondition mine
"Mostly you need to be prepared to spend $ 800- 1000 on replacement parts --if needed --on an old system and have freon evacuated and installed by a shop unless you are able to do that part of the job I just bought all the parts i know i need --to…"
Sunday
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Norman Silverman's blog post 7 vacuum valve-need a good one or someone to recondition mine
"Mostly you need to be prepared to spend $ 800- 1000 on replacement parts --if needed --on an old system and have freon evacuated and installed by a shop unless you are able to do that part of the job I just bought all the parts i know i need --to…"
Sunday
Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post 7 vacuum valve-need a good one or someone to recondition mine
"Thanks. At my age (72) I grew up in an electro-mechanical world-and I'm still far more comfortable working in it than with electronics. Rebuilding an AFB is also not a challenge as I've done several of them over the years. What's…"
Sunday
Clovis commented on Norman Silverman's blog post 7 vacuum valve-need a good one or someone to recondition mine
"Glad to hear that you are getting a better understanding of the system. It may seem intimidating but remember it is 55 year old technology. Very simple once you dig into it."
Sunday

Profile Information

Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
Coupe De Ville

Norman Silverman's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Norman Silverman's Blog

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

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 8:15pm 6 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…

Continue

7 vacuum valve-need a good one or someone to recondition mine

Posted on September 15, 2018 at 5:44pm 12 Comments

So, I've put my 7 vacuum valve from the control head side to the test, and it failed. I looked at the instructions for re-conditioning it and unless I am missing something, the instructions are missing something (about how to take off the clip that provides the tension that holds the two pieces together). 

In any case, I can't do this particular repair so I am looking for a new valve (not likely), or a good re-conditioned one, or someone who has done this before and would do mine for…

Continue

Tom and Dwight's excellent 64 Fleetwood tales

Posted on July 29, 2018 at 2:52pm 1 Comment

Wow, what a great recitation of events-and what a magnificent restoration. 

Thanks for providing a most pleasurable read.

Norm

Comfortron AC trouble shooting

Posted on July 23, 2018 at 8:54pm 7 Comments

OK, here we go.....

I got the book to troubleshoot the system. INDISPENSABLE to this effort. 

As I do a cursory exam, I see that the AC RECIRC SOLENOID is Cracked (the WHITE one in the engine compartment coming out of the HVAC body with two vacuum hoses on it). I tried to patch it up (cracked all around the base), but it does not look like it will hold. 

PLEASE TELL ME THAT REPLACING THIS PART IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS I THINK IT IS, But I think it is a bear to…

Continue

Comment Wall (1 comment)

You need to be a member of 63/64 Cadillac Website to add comments!

Join 63/64 Cadillac Website

At 4:47pm on August 27, 2012, Jason Edge said…

Hi Norm,

Welcome to the new 63/64 Cadillac site.

Jason.

 
 
 

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Forum

Floor Pans

Started by Tommy Nicolosi in Restoration Discussion 12 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Are the floors on 1961-1964 the same???Continue

Back to Starter

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 50 minutes ago. 39 Replies

Ok,  short refresher,  last dec i relpaced starter w rebuilt from usa parts.  and even then,  after short runs where i got up to temp, if i shutvcar off, and then tried to start, it would drag…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 2 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

Tags: ebay

'63 CDV Restomod on Iron Resurrection on Velocity Channel

Started by Ian Osborne in General Discussion 10 hours ago. 0 Replies

I just watched an episode of a show called Iron Resurrection on Velocity Channel. They did a restomod on a pretty clean survivor '63 CDV for a customer. They did an LS3 swap, air ride, complete…Continue

Blog Posts

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

Posted by Norman Silverman on September 17, 2018 at 8:15pm 6 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…

Continue

7 vacuum valve-need a good one or someone to recondition mine

Posted by Norman Silverman on September 15, 2018 at 5:44pm 12 Comments

So, I've put my 7 vacuum valve from the control head side to the test, and it failed. I looked at the instructions for re-conditioning it and unless I am missing something, the instructions are missing something (about how to take off the clip that provides the tension that holds the two pieces together). 

In any case, I can't do this particular repair so I am looking for a new valve (not likely), or a good re-conditioned one, or someone who has done this before and would do mine for…

Continue

Mosiac Cadillac emblem Table

Posted by Dana G Cooper on August 30, 2018 at 10:48pm 11 Comments

Wanted to share a picture of a table my wife made for me to display with our 63 Coupe Deville. 

Inside door handle thread size

Posted by Michael Jarnagin on August 23, 2018 at 4:31pm 1 Comment

Anyone know the thread size on the inside door handle bolts mine are missing any info much appreciated 

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2018   Created by Jason Edge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service