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64 THM Electric Kickdown switch connections: only two at linkage, or more at Tranny?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norman Silverman Apr 6. 6 Replies

Hello all.As I reported in a prior post, I got my car back from the shop and now have a part throttle kickdown. Great! However, either by coincidence or by oversight I now no longer have a Full…Continue

Transmission tail shaft bushing (s) and seal for 64 with TH400

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norman Silverman Apr 2. 18 Replies

Now that I have acquired a transmission mount for my car I want to also buy a transmission tail shaft bushing (s) and seal. I remember Clovis mentioned he replaced his a while ago-any chance part…Continue

TRANSMISSION MOUNT FOR 64 DEVILLE with TH400

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norman Silverman Feb 4. 8 Replies

Hi Who makes the best quality transmission mounts for my 64 Sedan DeVille (with a Turbo hydramatic)? Rock auto does not list them.Thanks!NormContinue

64 Correct lower radiator hose WITH SPRING inside. WHO MAKES IT?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norman Silverman Feb 1. 6 Replies

Hi all.I had an interesting experience this weekend. I went on a 150 mile trip and kept up with traffic at 80 MPH. On one long uphill stretch  the car started to warm up (3/4 on the gauge) and it…Continue

 

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Norman Silverman replied to Norman Silverman's discussion 64 THM Electric Kickdown switch connections: only two at linkage, or more at Tranny?
"Occam's Razor rules the day: It was a bad kick down switch on the linkage. Shoulda checked it first but it was working just a week ago.  Thanks for all responses, I learned something anyway. Norm"
Apr 6
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Norman Silverman's discussion 64 THM Electric Kickdown switch connections: only two at linkage, or more at Tranny?
"I just always  love the pictures with circles and arrows for clarity  Always reminds me of the song — Alice’s Restaurant  Enjoy "
Apr 6
Norman Silverman replied to Norman Silverman's discussion 64 THM Electric Kickdown switch connections: only two at linkage, or more at Tranny?
"Noted with appreciation. "
Apr 6
Jason Edge replied to Norman Silverman's discussion 64 THM Electric Kickdown switch connections: only two at linkage, or more at Tranny?
"See arrow below:"
Apr 6
Norman Silverman replied to Norman Silverman's discussion 64 THM Electric Kickdown switch connections: only two at linkage, or more at Tranny?
"Thanks. Approximately where on the tranny does it connect? Near the Modulator or somewhere else."
Apr 6
Jason Edge replied to Norman Silverman's discussion 64 THM Electric Kickdown switch connections: only two at linkage, or more at Tranny?
"The white wire from kick down switch goes to transmission connector. Trace it back to transmission connector and make sure it is attached and no breaks in wire."
Apr 5
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64 THM Electric Kickdown switch connections: only two at linkage, or more at Tranny?

Hello all.As I reported in a prior post, I got my car back from the shop and now have a part throttle kickdown. Great! However, either by coincidence or by oversight I now no longer have a Full throttle kickdown (which I used to have after I replaced the switch on the linkage). So, I checked the connections on the linkage and they appear to be good. What I am wondering is whether there are other electrical connectors at the transmission, which may have been disconnected during the repair and…See More
Apr 5
Norman Silverman replied to Norman Silverman's discussion Transmission tail shaft bushing (s) and seal for 64 with TH400
"Thank you!!"
Apr 2
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Norman Silverman's discussion Transmission tail shaft bushing (s) and seal for 64 with TH400
"Contact Dan —at the email  Russ gave you  in his last post  Dan makes new control arms with new bushings and the only ones available that will work correctly on the market today in our year Cadillacs  No other options known…"
Apr 2
Norman Silverman replied to Norman Silverman's discussion Transmission tail shaft bushing (s) and seal for 64 with TH400
"After thinking it through a bit more carefully, I believe whatever was the original source of vibration is still there but because the drive-line "anchorage" has been tightened and strengthened, the manner in which the vibration is now…"
Apr 2
Norman Silverman replied to Norman Silverman's discussion Transmission tail shaft bushing (s) and seal for 64 with TH400
"Interesting-the tech who worked on the car mentioned wanting to check that when he did his test drive. I guess it was good. The remaining vibration is speed sensitive and feels rotational. That said, however, I'm going to ask if that inspection…"
Apr 2
Russ Austin replied to Norman Silverman's discussion Transmission tail shaft bushing (s) and seal for 64 with TH400
"Norman, I would consider replacing the rear lower trailing arm, forward bushing with the insert and poly bushing. It has cured several vibration issues.  dan.mcnarry@telus.net  Contact Dan, as he has new trailing arms and the inserts. "
Apr 2
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Norman Silverman's discussion Transmission tail shaft bushing (s) and seal for 64 with TH400
"Norman  Great info to know especially for the locals there  Glad you worked thru your drive train vibration issue to your satisfaction  Enjoy "
Apr 1
Norman Silverman replied to Norman Silverman's discussion Transmission tail shaft bushing (s) and seal for 64 with TH400
"UPDATE: I had a new transmission mount installed and a modulator (wasn't getting half throttle downshifts) and a tail shaft bushing (very worn) and a rear seal. Vibration has improved considerably and tranny tech says any remaining vibration is…"
Apr 1
Anders replied to Norman Silverman's discussion Transmission tail shaft bushing (s) and seal for 64 with TH400
"When installing the front yoke into the transmission housing seal you apply some trans-fluid to make it easier to push it in. You can fit the yoke without any extra trans-fluid, but it can be difficult and in worst case do some damage. When the yoke…"
Mar 14
Norman Silverman replied to Norman Silverman's discussion Transmission tail shaft bushing (s) and seal for 64 with TH400
"A story with a happy ending! Sorry for the confusion, I meant the very front yoke that goes in to the transmission. Not sure if I gave it enough trans fluid lubrication when I put it back in after swapping out the driveshaft and new center bearing…"
Mar 13

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Is there a separate Starter Relay, or does the Solenoid serve that purpose?

Posted on August 30, 2019 at 5:57pm 7 Comments

Hello All.

I will be replacing the starter solenoid tomorrow (actually my mechanic will do the work, I'll just supervise). In checking the FSM electrical schematic and chapter verbiage, I don't see anything that looks like (or is referred to as) a starter Relay. It seems the Starter Solenoid serves the function and there's no separate relay. Right or Wrong?

If wrong, where…

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Starter Solenoid replacement-how difficult? Where to buy?

Posted on August 20, 2019 at 8:24pm 8 Comments

Hello All.

I believe the starter solenoid has gone bad in my 64 DeVille. When I turn the key, often all I get is a click, then if I try a few times again the starter turns perfectly. All battery cables are on tight and the battery is good. So, I believe this problem is the solenoid. Where do I buy the right solenoid and is it necessary to remove the starter in order to swap it out? …

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

Posted 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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Source for Motor mounts and Trans mounts 1964 SDV

Posted on January 9, 2019 at 4:23pm 4 Comments

Hi.

Where is the best place to purchase good quality motor mounts/trans mounts for my 1964 SDV? I see that Rock Auto has them for $8 and change, and others for $24 and change. Big difference. Is there a better place to buy them from?

Thanks

Norm

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At 5:00am on January 8, 2021, Theo said…

Dear Norman,

I have received your e-mails for which thank you very much!
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will come back to it shortly, but due to the time difference of 9 hours, there may be some delay.

Kind regards
Theo

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

Hi Norm,

Welcome to the new 63/64 Cadillac site.

Jason.

 
 
 

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Start up. 1st attempt

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 6 hours ago. 21 Replies

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Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 9 hours ago. 234 Replies

I have posted a few Misc items over on my Classic Cadillac Parts Facebook page at…Continue

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64 Horns

Started by John Inglesby in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge on Saturday. 1 Reply

I have 3 horns and the only one working is the bottom long one. The 2 round ones are not. I played around with the connections and they seem ok. I tried to check for power but not sure I was doing it…Continue

Compression test

Started by Michael Chomout in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Karl Schwarz on Friday. 8 Replies

Dear Gents, just had time to dova compression test on the 429 engine by warming up the engine and removed all plugs and went through cranking without pouring oil into the cylinder since I want to…Continue

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63 Trunk detail

Posted by Bob Pontius on April 8, 2021 at 3:07pm 1 Comment

Jason, I liked the detail and information you have provided. I would like to do mine similar to yours. Can you help? Do you have trunk material? OPGI is sending the trunk product for my 63 Fleetwood. But it does cover the entire trunk as yours was done. If you do not have can you give me a reference? Thanks!! Bob

Car lift and jack stands

Posted by Les Eastling on March 23, 2021 at 10:00am 4 Comments

I mentioned during the 63/64 chapter zoom meeting on 3/21 that we had installed a car lift in our garage. Someone asked what kind and I didn't have the info at hand, so here is a link to it and also a link to some tall jack stands we use to add more stability to the car and an additional safety factor. There is something about getting underneath one of these cars that makes me a little nervous! …

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Leaky Freeze Plug

Posted by Lee Martin on March 22, 2021 at 12:49pm 7 Comments

Just developed a significant leak coming from a freeze plug right over the starter.  Would this be considered a "cam plug" i.e. like Dorman 17616DS?  Our cars have multiple sizes of plugs on engine block and I want to get the right one.  Also, does anyone know how pricey this is for a shop to fix?  Thanks!

Balancer location

Posted by Kim K Kaiser on March 20, 2021 at 4:47pm 6 Comments

Readi g another thread. Does this look about right on balancer gap? Thats a 1/4 thick piece of metal.

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