Pete Grodem
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Torque convertor to flex plate gap.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Apr 7. 7 Replies

Hello,Reinstalled motor and trany this weekend in my 63 390 and jetaway after overhauling both. Problem: the torque convertor is about 3/16" away from making contact with the flex plate. When I…Continue

Drain plug and speedo bullet seal.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Apr 1. 3 Replies

Hello,Sealing  up my 63 Jetaway duel coupling and questioning the drain plug and the speedo bullet, both used an o ring for sealing. This does not seam proper as the o ring gets crushed when…Continue

63 390 engine block needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Jan 24. 1 Reply

Hellolooking for a good 63 390 block, standard bore preferred.thank youPeteContinue

Wire harness boot at door jam.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Mar 19, 2019. 1 Reply

Looking for the rubber boot that covers the wiring harness in the LF door jam. 63 4 door 6 window.Continue

 

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Jason Edge replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Torque convertor to flex plate gap.
"Glad it was an easy fix. It was ironic the # you used 3/16" which is the exact different in diameter of the 1963 drive plate and 1964 flexplate."
Apr 7
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Torque convertor to flex plate gap.
"Glad it turned out to be a simple issue that you worked thru  Always the best case scenario  Enjoy having your car back in action  Stay Safe "
Apr 7
Pete Grodem replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Torque convertor to flex plate gap.
"Thank you all for the comments. I had to change the engine due to a cracked block. I got an complete 63 390 short block, (thank you Russ). completely rebuilt it, but I failed to clean the rust out of the back of the crank where…"
Apr 7
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Torque convertor to flex plate gap.
"All 390’s in 63 had  the hydromatic trans  In 64 the 429 —had two trans  mounted to the engine depending on the model Cadillac in 64  Two  different crankshafts  size ends —-came in the 429…"
Apr 6
Jason Edge replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Torque convertor to flex plate gap.
"The 1964 Turbo Hydramatic flexplate has a 3" opening. The raised back end of the 1963 390 Hydramatic crankshaft and 1964 429 Hydramatic crankshaft is 3 3/16". The flex plate is not going to fit the Hydramatic crank unless it is enlarged to…"
Apr 6
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Torque convertor to flex plate gap.
"Are you implying you changed the engines original crankshaft ?"
Apr 6
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Torque convertor to flex plate gap.
"Pete Are they the engine and trany that were in the car before or was something changed ? Stay safe "
Apr 6
Pete Grodem posted a discussion

Torque convertor to flex plate gap.

Hello,Reinstalled motor and trany this weekend in my 63 390 and jetaway after overhauling both. Problem: the torque convertor is about 3/16" away from making contact with the flex plate. When I try to tighten up the flex plate nuts the flex plate flexes or bends.   questions: should the torque convertor have some movement to make contact with the flex plate or is it solid no movement? And does the nose of the torque convertor go into the back of the crank shaft?  I'm thinking the back of my…See More
Apr 6
Russ Austin replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Drain plug and speedo bullet seal.
"The O ring will sit snug into the machined groove. You will need to roll the O ring over the threads into the groove."
Apr 1
Pete Grodem replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Drain plug and speedo bullet seal.
"Yes I noticed the machined groove in the drain plug, but when I torque it down the o ring squeezes out and rips.  I will take closer look maybe I got the wrong O ring. Thanks Russ."
Apr 1
Russ Austin replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Drain plug and speedo bullet seal.
"Use the O ring. The speedo bullet is designed to tighten up against the casing. A copper seal will move the bullet out and the gears will not mesh correctly.  Same with the drain, use what is recommended. The drain plug should have a machined…"
Apr 1
Pete Grodem posted a discussion

Drain plug and speedo bullet seal.

Hello,Sealing  up my 63 Jetaway duel coupling and questioning the drain plug and the speedo bullet, both used an o ring for sealing. This does not seam proper as the o ring gets crushed when torqueing. And my $86.00 seal kit did not come with any alternative. What is the proper seal for the drain plug and speedo bullet to case? I'm thinking a copper ring would be most practical. Also, what type of modern trany fluid do we use in these units?Thank you, PeteSee More
Apr 1
Russ Austin replied to Pete Grodem's discussion 63 390 engine block needed
"Pete, your block has been picked up.  Thanks for the support."
Jan 24
Pete Grodem replied to Russ Austin's discussion 63 short block for sale
"Do you still have the 63 390 for sale?"
Jan 13
Pete Grodem replied to Russ Austin's discussion 63 short block for sale
"Hello, By any slim chance do you still have this short block for sale? Thank you, Pete"
Jan 13
Pete Grodem posted a discussion

63 390 engine block needed

Hellolooking for a good 63 390 block, standard bore preferred.thank youPeteSee More
Jan 12

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Yes 1963 de Ville 4door 6 window
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1964 429 CARB SUGGESTION?

Started by Rob Bonello in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Rob Bonello 4 hours ago. 2 Replies

Need to replace the carb on my 64 (429cu). Don't want to rebuild it and looking for suggestions on something quick and easy/bolt-on. What are you guys/gals using, besides stock rebuilds?…Continue

Tags: carburator, 429, carb, deville, coupe

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 12 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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Mpg

Started by Joe DiIaconi in General Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Monday. 8 Replies

Hello all. I live in South Florida, yesterday I drove down to islandmorada in the Florida Keys and it took me a half a tank of gas to get there. It took me a quarter of a tank to get back.Any ideas…Continue

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63 Caddy Horn

Posted by Robert Alan Shannon on May 27, 2020 at 9:25am 10 Comments

 Just noticed a 1963  Caddy trumpet horn on Ebay. No part # given but some of his other items are 1963 specific, just throwin this out there, I have no connection to this listing .

Wiring connection help.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 24, 2020 at 9:15pm 2 Comments

Can someone help me figure where these connections go? I have a 64 60 special if it matters.…



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Wood grain finally done.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 20, 2020 at 4:57pm 3 Comments

After years of wanting to, I finally redid my wood dash paneling on my 64 60s. Not too hard to do either.…

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390 engine replacement needed

Posted by Jason on May 18, 2020 at 7:54pm 1 Comment

I’m looking for a 1963 Cadillac 390 engine that runs. 

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