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Free front brake drums and shoes for '64 DeVille

Started this discussion. Last reply by Preston Bealle Sep 15. 7 Replies

I converted my '64 to front disc brakes. I have the drums and shoes and parts that the car came with. Anyone can have them if you want them, just pay shipping, which won't be cheap since they are…Continue

Driver's power window won't lift--buy a new motor?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Preston Bealle Jun 27. 5 Replies

The window's been fine as long as I've owned the car so I don't think it has an issue with the track. When you push the button to lift it, the lights dim, indicating to me that the wiring is OK…Continue

THE SAGA ENDS! My Carter carb is finally replaced properly with Edelbrock 1406

Started this discussion. Last reply by Preston Bealle Aug 13, 2018. 7 Replies

I hope this is useful to others, it's a complex story. I was having starting issues and hesitation issues with my fuel flow in the '64 Deville and posted here. Various folks gave me excellent info on…Continue

Can't get new Carter AFB to IDLE, though it starts and runs nicely

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Jul 11, 2018. 5 Replies

So, having been through many installations of a new Edelbrock 1406 with no success getting it to run smoothly, as documented here, and THANKS for everyone's help, I ordered a rebuilt Carter AFB.The…Continue

 

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Preston Bealle replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Free front brake drums and shoes for '64 DeVille
"And this one for under $500 without the new booster also listed. But these are brakes, you can't mess around, I'd get the new booster and have the right pressure and be safe. However, I'm not a brake expert. I've done everything…"
Sep 15
Preston Bealle replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Free front brake drums and shoes for '64 DeVille
Sep 15
Anders replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Free front brake drums and shoes for '64 DeVille
"http://www.classicperform.com/Store2/Brakes/6162CBK-13.htm Is this the kit? 1134 USD now, 745 USD was a lot lower."
Sep 15
Preston Bealle replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Free front brake drums and shoes for '64 DeVille
"Yes, you make some good points here. The stock drums should be adequate to stop the car. However, two things. In my case, the brakes locked up twice at a stop sign and screeched. I could either redo the brakes as is for a few hundred dollars, or for…"
Sep 14
James Elkins left a comment for Preston Bealle
"That's something I want to do. I checked with Summit but they were not sure if their kit would work with the wire wheels. I'm going to do more research and see what I can find."
Sep 12
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Free front brake drums and shoes for '64 DeVille
"My Car was bought new off the showroom floor in 64 and extremely well maintained always over the years for the —-sheer LOVE of the machine  In all the years I have owned my 64 convertible  I have not once had to question weather the…"
Sep 11
Preston Bealle left a comment for James Elkins
"I just wrote that up elsewhere and you can see it in the forum. Let me know if you can't find it. But the conversion kit was from Classic Performance Products for $745, about half what I've seen elsewhere, and after some grief from a…"
Sep 11
Preston Bealle replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Free front brake drums and shoes for '64 DeVille
"I used a kit from Classic Performance Products which cost $745. It included an excellent new booster to replace the stock one. Other kids cost twice as much and this one is quite good. The pedal feel is different from when the drums were on, but it…"
Sep 11
James Elkins left a comment for Preston Bealle
"I really like it. Where did you get the front disc brake conversion from and what wheels are you running?"
Sep 11
Dutch Dickinsen replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Free front brake drums and shoes for '64 DeVille
"I'd be interested in hearing more about your conversion? What kit did you use?  Any challenges with install and set-up?"
Sep 11
Preston Bealle posted a discussion

Free front brake drums and shoes for '64 DeVille

I converted my '64 to front disc brakes. I have the drums and shoes and parts that the car came with. Anyone can have them if you want them, just pay shipping, which won't be cheap since they are heavy. Hate to throw them out. They are in Connecticut. Can provide more detailed photos if you really want them. Brakes operated perfectly before I converted. I did that because I saw "Jay Leno's Garage" where he had converted an Imperial and some other cars to disc and was happy with the change. …See More
Sep 11
Preston Bealle left a comment for James Elkins
"I have that same car in white with black leather, and it's been a joy and has made me as famous as Bruce Springsteen, almost. And has needed nothing so far, except I converted it to front disc brakes and put in a new Edelbrock carburetor, both…"
Sep 11
Preston Bealle replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Driver's power window won't lift--buy a new motor?
"OK, all great tips, I'll try a few things before I put it in a shop, though generally I do not like to remove door panels on cars as there seems to be a bit of art to getting them back on just right. I have taken an engine apart down to the…"
Jun 27
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Driver's power window won't lift--buy a new motor?
"Before doing anything in my two prior posts Do this first Simply remove the motor and clean to shinny metal --the grounds of the motor which are its mounting points to the door A very good chance all could come back to working as it should by just…"
Jun 26
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Driver's power window won't lift--buy a new motor?
"My wife says -- Just turn the handle -LOL ! !! You should look over the window tracks and clean them up if needed while inside the door You would want to replace the paper inner moisture barrier ( a kind of wax paper that should be fried by now )…"
Jun 26
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Driver's power window won't lift--buy a new motor?
"Remove the rubber covering in the drivers door jam encasing the wires Check all wiring to see if they are broken frayed or touching Reconnect --by color any damaged wires Keep in mind you --can have broken wires under the wire coating so bend the…"
Jun 26

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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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At 12:07am on September 12, 2019, James Elkins said…

That's something I want to do. I checked with Summit but they were not sure if their kit would work with the wire wheels. I'm going to do more research and see what I can find.

At 9:07pm on September 11, 2019, James Elkins said…

I really like it. Where did you get the front disc brake conversion from and what wheels are you running?

At 3:42am on October 13, 2016, Jason Edge said…

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1963 Cadillac Convertible Door Jamb Switch

Started by Lee Martin in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Lee Martin 13 hours ago. 3 Replies

Okay, it's "dumb question time!"  Here's mine:  Does anyone know the part number for the 63 convertible door jamb switch (3 prong)?  I cannot find this in the manual...thanks!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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Rear main Follow up replacement and repair,,

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser on Thursday. 38 Replies

Well, got it all together,, Jason, i was looking in the wrong chapter in the manual on the starter,, got that figured out.  everything hooked back upGot it put back together, started up, and oil…Continue

STEERING GEAR

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge on Wednesday. 10 Replies

IN addition to the main seal leak,,which i am going to tackle again tomorrow,i also have a leak in what seems to be the steering gear.  I have checked to connections from the pump, and its dry on…Continue

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driveshaft help

Posted by wayne weaver on October 9, 2019 at 4:41pm 1 Comment

can anyone help me with a driveshaft ? I have a 1963 Cadillac 62 series 4dr with the hydro-matic trans. I need the male splined shaft on the front of the rear driveshaft section. the piece with the nut attached by clip.id be willing to buy a shaft if its not horribly priced.

Dash removal

Posted by Jake Mickley on October 9, 2019 at 12:06am 9 Comments

Hello everyone,

On a 63 CDV, if a guy wanted to remove the entire dash to get all the metal painted, and do some other things behind there, how would he go about doing that?  I checked here and the shop manual, but can't find a complete guide.

As always, and help or direction is appreciated.  Thanks!

--Jake

Introducing myself

Posted by Gary Marchand on October 7, 2019 at 9:32pm 8 Comments

Thanks for letting me join the club.  Picked up this ‘64 Coupe Deville a few months ago out of Beverly MA, the car has few stickers on it from various Cadillac clubs, didn’t know if anyone might recognize it from it’s “Glory days.” Everything seems pretty healthy except for the body and some very Mickey Mouse repairs, was wondering if anyone had any leads on…

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Carter AFB carburetor question

Posted by Ray Schick on October 7, 2019 at 8:29pm 8 Comments

3655S carb, and a 3656S carb .I know the difference is one is for A/C and the other in for a non A/C car . Now the question is : can I use the carb bowl from the A/C car on the non A/C car ? They look the same set up next to each other

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