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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 Sep 16. 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

 

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Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post No Title
"Never knew about that. Thanks.  I generally use Royal Purple or a good major brand, which I change yearly or at 2000 miles, whichever comes first. I don't drive them hard, never rev them when cold and always keep an eye on the oil level.…"
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Kevin Campbell commented on Norman Silverman's blog post No Title
"Oh, i also use K&N filters, as I think they about the best you can buy. I did have a gander on Google, it would seem Penrite should be available in the US. Maybe try it next time, your engine will love you for it."
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Kevin Campbell commented on Norman Silverman's blog post No Title
"Hey Norm, i'm not sure if you get Penrite Oils in the USA, as its an Australian oil. Based on that alone, you know its gunna be good. Penrite oils have been around for close on a 100 years and I've been using Penrite products since I…"
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Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post No Title
"Instead of Zinc I had frequently used Royal Purple. This time I used a different oil, so I put a little ZDDP additive in. I don't really see a need because I've never had a problem-but it can't hurt. "
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Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Norman Silverman's blog post No Title
"Norman Adding zinc these days is a given if your oils zinc level is lower than it SB Enjoy"
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Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post No Title
"Forgot to mention: There's little to no zinc in modern oils and that substance was used to provide certain types of lubrication so I added a Zinc supplement to the oil so as to further lubricate the flat tappets."
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Jason Edge commented on Norman Silverman's blog post No Title
"Oil goes from the pickup screen in the oil pan, to the oil pump, then up the oil filter support bracket to oil filter then distributed throughout the engine. The  "brief moment" it takes to fill filter and push oil out is negligible…"
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Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post No Title
"Not really. I brought up oil change and you added perspective. No hijack."
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Kevin Campbell commented on Norman Silverman's blog post No Title
"My logic is this, for a brief moment, the engine has low oil pressure while it fills the filter. Having said that, I/we have sort of hi-jacked Norms thread, so back to you Norm. sorry."
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Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Norman Silverman's blog post No Title
"The concept seems to be very sound Odd how i just saw this done about a week ago on my car The guy that did my oil change was a florida Red neck out of the back florida woods that filled the oil filter with oil to install it I think i remember my…"
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Kevin Campbell commented on Norman Silverman's blog post No Title
"I've always filled the filter where its possible since I was about 17, so over 40 years. I'm fairly certain, little or no damage occurs, during the empty starts. But I also know, absolutely no damage can occur with the filter pre-filled.…"
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Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Norman Silverman's blog post No Title
"I do 95 % of my oil changes myself all my life and never did fill the filter with oil just start the engine and watch the oil light go out  Never any damage due to lack of oil At the same time —I just had my oil changed on the Scion and…"
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Kevin Campbell commented on Norman Silverman's blog post No Title
"I fill mine to just below the top and let it sit for a minute. it drop down to around 3/4's full and easy to spin on without spillage."
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Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post No Title
"Kevin. I think it is a very good idea, but I don't think I would have the steadiness of hand required to do this-so I don't. Also, I don't think it is a very big problem because my current 1966  Imperial (and all the other ones…"
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Kevin Campbell commented on Norman Silverman's blog post No Title
"Hey Norm, do you fill your oil filter with oil prior to fitting? I've always, where possible, filled my oil filters to eliminate that small window of low pressure during the restart. "
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Although the radiator was not leaking, nor was the car running hot, I tool out the radiator today to have it boiled out and rodded out. Then I changed the oil and filter (filter is very easy to reach…

Although the radiator was not leaking, nor was the car running hot, I tool out the radiator today to have it boiled out and rodded out. Then I changed the oil and filter (filter is very easy to reach with the radiator out), then the thermostat got changed. I'll have the radiator back from the shop on Monday, and will reinstall it then. Still having fun!NormSee More
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Although the radiator was not leaking, nor was the car running hot, I tool out the radiator today to have it boiled out and rodded out. Then I changed the oil and filter (filter is very easy to reach…

Posted on December 8, 2018 at 9:29pm 15 Comments

Although the radiator was not leaking, nor was the car running hot, I tool out the radiator today to have it boiled out and rodded out. Then I changed the oil and filter (filter is very easy to reach with the radiator out), then the thermostat got changed. 

I'll have the radiator back from the shop on Monday, and will reinstall it then. 

Still having…

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Trunk Light Socket Very Strange?

Posted on December 4, 2018 at 10:14pm 2 Comments

I went to replace the bulb in the trunk light socket and was met by something I had never seen before: the socket appears to be made in two thicknesses. First a wide one with appropriate cut outs on the side where the bulb nipples fit in, then a long slender shaft (with a cardboard tubular insert) down to the positive contact. I've never seen anything like this. Only thing I can figure is that it is designed to have a metal rod inside the cardboard shaft that…

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Comfortron Power Module Reinstalled; BLOWER BLOCKAGE FOUND!!

Posted on December 4, 2018 at 12:51am 5 Comments

I got the rebuilt Power module back from the rebuilder and reinstalled it.

It's been a while since i posted on this topic so I will remind those reading that the main problem I have been chasing is that i can't get air out of the AC or the heater ducts-even though the heat/ac vacuum solenoid is working. Today, I found out why.

I installed the newly rebuilt Module but it…

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Original 64 Color sanded and buffed out

Posted on November 10, 2018 at 9:05pm 14 Comments

I finally got the car back from the body shop, where they color sanded and polished it out. I am literally blown away by the result! Now, it looks great from 2 feet but if you look REALLY CLOSE you can see that the paint is not as glossy as it should be, but Sothe end result is much better than what I started with. The interior is still original.

Norm

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Seat Reupholstery

Started by Carl H Baxter in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Jason Edge 8 hours ago. 2 Replies

I need the front bench seat reupholstered with original style material. This is a 1963 Park Avenue with #44 Trim. If anyone can suggest a Cadillac experienced upholsterer it will be appreciated.…Continue

Need help finding a part

Started by Kraig Wire in General Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

I’m trying to locate a new bushing for my 63 Park Ave. Can anyone tell me the name or a part number or if you know where to buy one ? This is where the accelerator rod attaches to …Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 20 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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WTB:. Eldorado horn and or "High 'C'" horn

Started by David Peden in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Russ Austin 23 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi there--I don't believe my car has the High 'C' option or at least I don't see a 3rd horn, but I'd like to add one or the Eldorado horn. Does anyone have one they'd mind selling?I have a 64…Continue

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63/64 Cadillacs for sale

Posted by Frank Herrera on December 10, 2018 at 7:41pm 3 Comments

Hi fellas!!

Well I recently found a guy here locally, who’s got about 8-9 63/64 Cadillacs convertible and hardtop coupes. I also recently found a 64 convertible Eldorado. I really want to purchase it here shortly. If anyone wants to buy it off me or the guy selling it, let me know ASAP. It’s really a great price. If anyone is looking for anything let me know. If you have Instagram my handle is @caddikingheartbreaker. You can also message me on here. I’ll check back from time to time. Or… Continue

Although the radiator was not leaking, nor was the car running hot, I tool out the radiator today to have it boiled out and rodded out. Then I changed the oil and filter (filter is very easy to reach…

Posted by Norman Silverman on December 8, 2018 at 9:29pm 15 Comments

Although the radiator was not leaking, nor was the car running hot, I tool out the radiator today to have it boiled out and rodded out. Then I changed the oil and filter (filter is very easy to reach with the radiator out), then the thermostat got changed. 

I'll have the radiator back from the shop on Monday, and will reinstall it then. 

Still having…

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'63 Bumpers on L.A. Craigslist

Posted by Ian Osborne on December 8, 2018 at 1:30am 0 Comments

The front lower ends are gone but what's there looks to be in decent condition and a fair price in today's market. I have no connection, just passing it along in case it might work for someone.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/pts/d/1963-cadillac-bumpers-1963/6764419645.html

Retro Sound Radio

Posted by Ray Schick on December 5, 2018 at 5:34am 0 Comments

Retro Sound Radio

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

user control bass,treble,fader & balance. Push button styling.

aux input for IPod. Power antenna and amp turn on…

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