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front springs instalation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Osborne May 11. 2 Replies

Today I tried to install front spring on the right side.After assembling, I found out that the bottom tang end of the spring should be on the right side. Mine, after installation is on the opposing…Continue

Suspension and Steering bushing and ball joint removal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anders May 1. 3 Replies

I installed a new lower ball joint and bushing to the lower arm and new bushings to the upper arm. It wasn't easy but I was able to do it by myself using free rental tools from Advance Auto Parts,…Continue

upper ball joint removal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronnie Lay Apr 12. 6 Replies

I tried today to remove upper ball joint.Where should I place the fork?Any other tips? Thank you PaulContinue

under dashboard pieces small project restoration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Mar 11. 2 Replies

Yesterday I repaint-primer and black flat spray paint-two pieces that are located under dasboard.I would like to restore heater a/c control inside black metal piece  but I'm affraid to take this…Continue

 

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Ian Osborne replied to paul k's discussion front springs instalation
"I would agree that it is worth putting right. I haven't seen theses instructions on other cars but on these Cadillacs the width of the lower control arm is smaller that the spring diameter. That is often not the case and I think that is what…"
May 11
Anders replied to paul k's discussion front springs instalation
"I think you should follow the manual. They wrote the instruction for a specific reason.  If not in the correct position the spring might slowly self-turn while driving until its in correct position and then re-seat itself with a loud bang.…"
May 11
paul k posted a discussion

front springs instalation

Today I tried to install front spring on the right side.After assembling, I found out that the bottom tang end of the spring should be on the right side. Mine, after installation is on the opposing side of the lower arm. In the book, the chassis-suspension section figure 4-36 shows the correct position of the spring. My tang end is on the other side. Would there be any issues if I left the orientation of the spring this way?Thank you PaulSee More
May 10
Anders replied to paul k's discussion Suspension and Steering bushing and ball joint removal
"The tool I used is partly home made to fit. It works both ways when removing and installing. You can't use a normal press as you risk bending the control arm. So safest is just to make your own kit. Its simple to do so and cheap."
May 1
Anders replied to paul k's discussion Suspension and Steering bushing and ball joint removal
"Its easier to see the post if you post the pictures using "Image" instead of "Upload files". I replaced all my suspension parts two years ago. Front and rear including coils and shocks. Bought all of it from Kanter. It fitted…"
May 1
Ronnie Lay replied to paul k's discussion Suspension and Steering bushing and ball joint removal
"Personally, I would leave the old upper ball joint, as long as it's tight and you have a good snug fitting boot for it. The upper ball joints must be installed with a specific orientation and the plate on the newly remanufactured ball…"
Apr 30
paul k posted a discussion

Suspension and Steering bushing and ball joint removal

I installed a new lower ball joint and bushing to the lower arm and new bushings to the upper arm. It wasn't easy but I was able to do it by myself using free rental tools from Advance Auto Parts, and I bought a tie rod removal tool for $19.99 from Harbor Freight Tools.That tool popped out with such a large force, that if it would have came through towards my direction, I would have been harmed.I have a question about the upper ball joint in the second attached picture. It looks to me like it…See More
Apr 30
Ronnie Lay replied to paul k's discussion upper ball joint removal
"I don't believe that Dorman control arm will work on a 63/64 Cadillac. Those control arm bushings are pressed in, not welded. I remove them by collapsing the inner walls and then driving them out using an air hammer with chisel and flat tips,…"
Apr 12
paul k replied to paul k's discussion upper ball joint removal
"Ok, I did remove ball joint with another tool from harbor.."ball joint separator" $19.99 wchich is much better then forks.Ball joint itself is hard to move.I dont know if I should replace with new one? Other problem I have with…"
Apr 11
Jason Edge replied to paul k's discussion upper ball joint removal
"You can remove the camber eccentrics with a medium size puller, like one you would use to pull a tie rod off the center link. I have removed 4 camber eccentrics this past week and shipped 3. Seems to be sudden surge in camber eccentric…"
Apr 10
Russ Austin replied to paul k's discussion upper ball joint removal
"I always loosen the nut down to the bottom of the ball joint shaft, and hit the shaft end/nut with a big hammer.    The ball joint pops out and is caught by the nut. To get the eccentric off, I just use a Sawzall to cut the…"
Apr 10
Ronnie Lay replied to paul k's discussion upper ball joint removal
"Ball joint is probably jammed tight into your chamber eccentric,  just do as Ian said and eccentric will come out with the ball joint. You will then need a puller to remove eccentric from ball joint stud. Also a good idea to mark eccentric and…"
Apr 10
Ian Osborne replied to paul k's discussion upper ball joint removal
"Paul, I've never had much luck with a pickle fork. I loosen the nut on the ball joint enough to see a gap and rap on the side of the spindle where the taper of the ball joint fits and it should break loose."
Apr 10
paul k posted a discussion

upper ball joint removal

I tried today to remove upper ball joint.Where should I place the fork?Any other tips? Thank you PaulSee More
Apr 9
Russ Austin replied to paul k's discussion clock problem
"Honestly, I don't mind :)"
Mar 15
Russ Austin replied to paul k's discussion clock problem
"For What It's Worth"
Mar 15

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Extension Housing Hydramatic

Started by M123 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by M123 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi.Can you on a 64 remove the extension housing with the gearbox still in the car? The car have the Hydramatic.Did work on the car last night and did feel a very large play on the outgoing axle,…Continue

1965 Cadillac DeVille

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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Kurt yesterday. 2 Replies

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

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Trun signal swit

Started by Jeff S. in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Charles Fares yesterday. 2 Replies

Hello all!Looking to either repair my existing turn signal switch or source a new one. Any suggestions?Thank you ub advance!Continue

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Cadillac Returns to its Roots Under New Leadership

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on May 1, 2019 at 12:30am 3 Comments

Cadillac’s new boss says they should stop trying to build BMWs and go back to building Cadillacs again.

What do you think? 

https://carbuzz.com/news/cadillac-finally-admits-what-everyone-knew-for-years

Radiator And Shrouds

Posted by Dominic Salemi on April 24, 2019 at 3:36pm 1 Comment

Hello

Anyone have a decent radiator and shrouds and hardware for a 1964 Cadillac deville. I have an alum. radiator and I'm deciding on to fix it or back to the original one. If I fix it I won't need parts.

Thanks

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

Posted by Norman Silverman 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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