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Replacment springs with square ends

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pete Grodem Jan 5. 4 Replies

Hello,Purchased new front springs from Springs and things for my 63. Both ends are square cut as opposed to the tapper cut on the originals. My question is where to position the lower spring end? …Continue

 

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Pete Grodem replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Replacment springs with square ends
"I’m going to try that.   Thank you"
Jan 5
David Thomas replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Replacment springs with square ends
"Passenger side spring lower end faces to the front of the control arm located between the raised spot on the control arm and the center of the lower shock bolt. The left drivers side spring lower end goes to the rear of the control arm in the same…"
Jan 3
Pete Grodem replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Replacment springs with square ends
"Thanks Ronnie, that helps. I installed the right spring as you described, however, the left spring fit better with the end even with the front edge of the control arm. Installing the left like the right caused the top of the spring to push off the…"
Jan 3
Ronnie Lay replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Replacment springs with square ends
"I'm pretty sure the lower end is installed with the end of the spring tang even with the rear end of the lower control arm +/- 1/2""
Jan 2
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Replacment springs with square ends

Hello,Purchased new front springs from Springs and things for my 63. Both ends are square cut as opposed to the tapper cut on the originals. My question is where to position the lower spring end?  The service manual has the tapered end falling between the raised bump and the shock center line. doesn't seem right having the spring end hanging off the control arm. I called the company and they confirmed I have the correct springs.Thank you.See More
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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
Yes 1963 de Ville 4door 6 window
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At 6:30am on December 19, 2018, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.

This site is hosted by the CLC (Cadillac LaSalle Club) 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter. Joining the website is free to everyone, however, you must be a CLC member to join the Chapter. 

- Click on www.join.6364cadillac.com for more information on joining the 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter and the Cadillac LaSalle Club

Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home. The Help Page at www.help.6364cadillac.com will have links to many useful articles and information about our Cadillacs.

 
 
 

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Stainless steel side trim

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1964 NOS fabric for sale

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NOS Dark green cloth used in de Villes. 1-2/3 yards.Please text me is you are interested. $50 +shipping. Thanks, StevenContinue

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Flashers

Posted by Mike Petrey on January 13, 2019 at 12:25pm 7 Comments

Where do the flashers go in my 64 Deville Convert.  I'm thinking that's why both turn signals stopped working.

Source for Motor mounts and Trans mounts 1964 SDV

Posted by Norman Silverman on January 9, 2019 at 4:23pm 2 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

Fuel loss in Carburetor

Posted by Ian Osborne on December 29, 2018 at 11:24pm 16 Comments

Lately if I haven't started my '63 in four or five days it seems that the carburetor has gone dry. The starter cranks for an extended period of time and the engine doesn't come close to firing. I have resorted to pouring a little fuel into the carb to save the starter and battery. This gets it started and it runs fine. It also starts fine after sitting a short while - a couple hours or so.

The fuel pump is new and there is always fuel in the glass bowl of the fuel filter. This, along…

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interior

Posted by John Rueff on December 19, 2018 at 4:24pm 3 Comments

I would like to upholster my caddy back to original.   Does anyone know where I can look at some pictures or photos.  Also, how hard is it to remove the dash?  thanks

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