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Ready to quit on Edelbrock 1406 carb swap, 5 installations and always leaks a lot

Started this discussion. Last reply by Preston Bealle on Friday. 2 Replies

Thanks to Tony, Russ, Jason and Michael for detailed assist on this. Yes, Jason, I read your carburetor project 4 times before I ordered the Edelbrock 1406. Got through most issues, although there…Continue

Installing Edelbrock 1406 carburetor to replace Carter--new carb leaks below the bowl! New gasket used.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Preston Bealle on Sunday. 36 Replies

Everything went quite well switching from Carter to Edelbrock, except for usual issues(no place to mount the transmission kickdown switch). Car runs and starts much better! BUT, it leaks on the choke…Continue

New aluminum radiator is great for $138!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Jun 21, 2017. 2 Replies

I posted earlier that I ordered this $138 radiator on Ebay. Now it's installed. It fit perfectly, with the hoses, drain valve and transmission cooler lines bolting right in with no problem. The temp…Continue

3 rear seat belts? Use existing holes or create 6 new holes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Preston Bealle Jun 21, 2017. 5 Replies

I have read everything I could on here about seat belts, thanks for the great info. In my '64, I want 3 rear belts. Every photo I've seen shows only 2, using the existing holes. My car appears not to…Continue

 

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Preston Bealle replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Installing Edelbrock 1406 carburetor to replace Carter--new carb leaks below the bowl! New gasket used.
"Yes, Tony, this is why I did the job myself, I don't think mechanics will do the details on a 1964 car unless they specialize in them. "
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Preston Bealle replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Installing Edelbrock 1406 carburetor to replace Carter--new carb leaks below the bowl! New gasket used.
"Great, thanks for that. New Edelbrock 1406 and Transdapt adapter are arriving today via Amazon, so I will go at this one more time. Appreciate all this deep assistance and will get this right."
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Installing Edelbrock 1406 carburetor to replace Carter--new carb leaks below the bowl! New gasket used.
"Preston Jason has what you are missing and you need to be replacing in your cars engine to return to stock normal engine beathing performance That hose and PVC valve--vacuums oil mist out of the engine block and down the carb thru the engine --…"
Saturday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Installing Edelbrock 1406 carburetor to replace Carter--new carb leaks below the bowl! New gasket used.
"Jason Great explinstion and photos Enjoy"
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Jason Edge replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Installing Edelbrock 1406 carburetor to replace Carter--new carb leaks below the bowl! New gasket used.
"Preston, As noted all 1963/64 Cadillacs have a PCV valve pipe, hose and valve that feed to the intake to carb insulator on the stock carbs and to the PCV nipple at front bottom of the Edelbrocks. As seen in illustration from shop manual…"
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Installing Edelbrock 1406 carburetor to replace Carter--new carb leaks below the bowl! New gasket used.
"Preston We are getting to the bottom of your missing PVC hose here Its missing ! The hose runs from a --valve --( on the valley pan ) under the intake manifold to the front of the intake - up over the top of the intake to the front of the carb A…"
Saturday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Installing Edelbrock 1406 carburetor to replace Carter--new carb leaks below the bowl! New gasket used.
"Russ Thank you for correcting my California car --Valve cove venting confusion Happy Father Day my friend Enjoy"
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Russ Austin replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Installing Edelbrock 1406 carburetor to replace Carter--new carb leaks below the bowl! New gasket used.
"ALL models going to all 50 states have the PCV system. It is the Cali cars that have the sealed oil fill cap and extra tube from the valve cover to the air cleaner.  Non Cali cars have the vented oil fill cap."
Saturday
Jason Edge replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Installing Edelbrock 1406 carburetor to replace Carter--new carb leaks below the bowl! New gasket used.
"I see that my long Carb Project thread causes a lot of confusion. It is the history of what I went through and unless you go through everything, including the pages of Q&A and understand my conclusions clearly you will try to repeat all my…"
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Installing Edelbrock 1406 carburetor to replace Carter--new carb leaks below the bowl! New gasket used.
"Russ i do understand you point about the the choke tube being ok  to block on one side ( the top of the manifold ) —if it is not damaged and leaking  Thanks for that  I think I am confused about that due to the fact my mechanic…"
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Installing Edelbrock 1406 carburetor to replace Carter--new carb leaks below the bowl! New gasket used.
"Preston Do you have a California car with the hose from the valve cover to the air cleaner ? If the answer is yes --that would be why you have no PVC pipe going from under your intake manifold to the front of the new Edelbrock -- or --the old PVC…"
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Russ Austin replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Installing Edelbrock 1406 carburetor to replace Carter--new carb leaks below the bowl! New gasket used.
"Tony, I disagree that the intake manifold and heads need to come off.  If the choke tube in the intake is not leaking, then the intake does not need to come off.  Just  plug the 2 exh holes in the top of the intake where the carb…"
Saturday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Installing Edelbrock 1406 carburetor to replace Carter--new carb leaks below the bowl! New gasket used.
"Preston To summerize this thread : Any Edelbrock carb --is not a bolt on and go item -as the intake manifold must be removed and the old choke tube blocked to use the new electric choke on it at a minimuum Jetting will be required to get the fuel…"
Saturday
Preston Bealle replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Installing Edelbrock 1406 carburetor to replace Carter--new carb leaks below the bowl! New gasket used.
"Yes, we get a box from Amazon about 3 times a week. Who'd have thought they'd be the best source for a carburetor? And for gaskets? I'm friends with the 99 year old mother of the Everly Brothers and she lives alone, so now I order…"
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Installing Edelbrock 1406 carburetor to replace Carter--new carb leaks below the bowl! New gasket used.
"We are using Amazon for close to all things we purchase Best price around and the email that its at your door -- I just love They get you your mechandise real fast unless coming from China They are killing the normal store fronts and changing…"
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Preston Bealle replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Installing Edelbrock 1406 carburetor to replace Carter--new carb leaks below the bowl! New gasket used.
"Thanks, Russ, I don't think I should take a brand new carb that leaks and endeavor to troubleshoot it and adjust the floats. I gave it 5 attempts at installation with various connections and gasket configs and I am sending it back for one more…"
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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Deville convertible
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Doing disc brake conversion and I need to change out the rims--what to get?

Posted on December 7, 2017 at 3:55pm 22 Comments

I'm having a mechanic change to '64 Deville convertible to disc brakes. He used the spacers that came with the kit but one side takes 2 spacers and the other 3, and there is a slight disconnect from the center hub from being so far out. It appears the best solution would not be further tinkering with spacers but a deeper 15" rim made for disc brakes. Does anyone know what rims might work that will allow the existing Cadillac hub caps to fit?  

I have read everything I can find on disc…

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WTB: 390 non AC 2 groove crank & water pump pulleys

Started by Ian Osborne in Wanted to Buy 48 minutes ago. 0 Replies

I'm looking for a pair of 2 groove engine pulleys for a '63 390. Appearance not important so long as they are straight and can be repainted.Continue

Light drama

Started by Jake Mickley in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jake Mickley 2 hours ago. 16 Replies

Hello everyone. It's been a while since I posted here and I hope all is well with everyone and they had a good winter. I can't remember who it is but I know there's an Australian in here too, so I…Continue

Turning a 390 into a 429

Started by Jeroen Welgemoed in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 3 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi everyone!My name is Jeroen and i have a 1964 cadillac sedan deville 6 window. That i am currently rebuilding. I already got a lot of information of you guys just by reading some discussions.…Continue

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Need correct Muffler for 64 DeVille

Posted by Norman Silverman on June 18, 2018 at 7:57pm 10 Comments

Hello all.

I need to replace the muffler on my 64 and the local shop does not have the correct one.

After looking on the web site's help section, I still don't see a recommended part/manufacturer or suggestion. 

What is the best solution to purchase for a stock, single system with 2 1/2 inch pipes, center in, offset out? 

Thanks.

Norm

64 Power Seat Transmission cleaning-it did the trick

Posted by Norman Silverman on June 16, 2018 at 5:36pm 4 Comments

Hello All.

I thought I'd post a little encouragement for those that might have an inoperative 6 way power seat in their car. The fix is relatively easy, and VERY cheap.

I just purchased an original (not re-painted, nor reupholstered) 64 Sedan De Ville 4 window. When I purchased it the front seat was adjusted forward and tilted down in front; two of the worst positions for me, so I had no choice but to attempt to repair it. 

Pushing the switch in each direction brought…

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Driver side door panel removal

Posted by Anthony Boles on June 16, 2018 at 9:32am 2 Comments

How is the door panel taken off to access the wiring harness 

Driver side door panel removal

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How is the door panel taken off to access the wiring harness 

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