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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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Coming in with Parts Car #51 - 1964 CDV

Started by Jason Edge in General Discussion 11 hours ago. 0 Replies

Just picked up parts car #51 in Chattanooga TN. Will head back with my prize tomorrow.…Continue

Rear seat speaker for convertible ?

Started by Ken Stout in General Discussion. Last reply by Ken Stout yesterday. 9 Replies

I'm doing a complete interior rebuild in my '64 from dash to top boot and am also up-grading the stereo system to modern day standards while maintaining an original look in the process. I'm…Continue

July 4th Photos

Started by Lee Martin in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 yesterday. 6 Replies

Went out for a cruise on the 4th and snapped some new pix...Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 0 Replies

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

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Hood Insulation

Posted by Dominic Salemi on July 3, 2019 at 9:15pm 2 Comments

Can anyone give me some information on what to use to secure my hood insulation to the hood.

Thanks

Dominic

64 Hood Hinge Color?

Posted by Bob Schles on June 27, 2019 at 4:46pm 2 Comments

Can someone tell me what color the hood hinges should be? I've seen both silver and gold cadmium plating colors on the cars. Thanks

Rear Side Window Stainless Sill Removal

Posted by Lee Martin on June 24, 2019 at 3:07pm 2 Comments

I'm looking to replace a piece of the stainless trim that sits on the outside of the car like a sill outside the rear passenger side window.  I can just barely see one screw at one end but does the door panel and/or window need to come out to access this?  If anyone has done this I'd like to learn what is involved.  Here's a photo of the piece I'm talking about:…

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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

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