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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Preston Bealle Aug 13. 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. 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

Edelbrock 1406 swap from Carter...still a completely unsatisfactory experience

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Jun 27. 34 Replies

Thanks again for so much assistance on this swap from Carter AFB to Edelbrock 1406. Since I posted last, several things have happened and I'll go into some detail for those who might wish to attempt…Continue

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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Preston Bealle Jun 15. 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

 

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Aug 13
Preston Bealle replied to Preston Bealle's discussion THE SAGA ENDS! My Carter carb is finally replaced properly with Edelbrock 1406
"Thanks to all. Looking into this tomorrow. Have not even tried to fit the standard air cleaner housing on the new Edelbrock so I have to look and see the degree of mismatch and then figure it out, and thanks to Russ for that option!"
Aug 13
Clovis replied to Preston Bealle's discussion THE SAGA ENDS! My Carter carb is finally replaced properly with Edelbrock 1406
"I bought the adapter from Russ when I went to fuel injection. Not cheap but very solid piece "
Aug 12
Russ Austin replied to Preston Bealle's discussion THE SAGA ENDS! My Carter carb is finally replaced properly with Edelbrock 1406
"I have the custom made air cleaner adaptors for the carb conversion.  Made from a high temp resistant material, these will withstand the under hood temps.  50.00 plus shipping.  Please email me at  russ85747@hotmail.com "
Aug 12
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion THE SAGA ENDS! My Carter carb is finally replaced properly with Edelbrock 1406
"Russ on this site sells the adapter for the stock air cleaner --i think He should respond shortly I have no need to have the stock air cleaner on my own car I think the stock air cleaner would restrict air flow more than an after market more free…"
Aug 12
Preston Bealle replied to Preston Bealle's discussion THE SAGA ENDS! My Carter carb is finally replaced properly with Edelbrock 1406
"Tony, I think you mean Spectre air cleaner, not Spectra? You'd rather do that than get a ring adapter and have the original Cadillac air cleaner on there?  I have not found that adapter yet, not as easy as people have said."
Aug 12
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion THE SAGA ENDS! My Carter carb is finally replaced properly with Edelbrock 1406
"Pls get an air cleaner on the car You are in danger of a motor fire without one Go to your local auto store and they will have one that will fits You wana ask me how i know ? I have a --Spectra air cleaner --on my Edelbrock 1406 It is the same as…"
Aug 12
Dennis Mobley replied to Preston Bealle's discussion THE SAGA ENDS! My Carter carb is finally replaced properly with Edelbrock 1406
"I am glad you got it set up. I just got an intake from Jason, bought the Edelbrock and spacer. Jason mentioned he used a thicker intake gasket and not the thin metal one like the Felpro gasket. Does anyone know a brand and part # for the the thicker…"
Aug 12
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THE SAGA ENDS! My Carter carb is finally replaced properly with Edelbrock 1406

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 accelerator pump, filters, vacuum, etc, but I decided just a new carb was the way to go. I wanted a fix, not tweaks.Seemed easy, as I've exchanged carbs on a number of cars over the years. You undo 4 nuts and do a little tuning, it takes half an hour.There was a debate between replacement Carter…See More
Aug 12
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Can't get new Carter AFB to IDLE, though it starts and runs nicely
"All good The point being to get the car running great - so you can Enjoy it as you SB Enjoy"
Jul 11
Preston Bealle replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Can't get new Carter AFB to IDLE, though it starts and runs nicely
"Thanks, Tony...I got the car running on the rebuilt Carter AFB just enough to get to the mechanic, who specializes in older cars. He drives a Chevrolet Monte Carlo. I told him "make it work with the Carter or the Edelbrock 1406, I do not care,…"
Jul 11
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Can't get new Carter AFB to IDLE, though it starts and runs nicely
"Keep turning the screw on the linkage in ---until the car runs at an idle for you Any adjustments on the screws on the front of the carb must be done on the proper guages ( or an air sensor ) only once when the carb is installed new after a very…"
Jul 11
Preston Bealle replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Can't get new Carter AFB to IDLE, though it starts and runs nicely
"Thank you, sir! Now, it would sound like you're talking about the fast idle screw. I know about that, and on my "new" rebuilt carb, it does not engage so far. I am looking to my mechanic to sort that out, he knows carbs. But I…"
Jul 9
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Can't get new Carter AFB to IDLE, though it starts and runs nicely
"It sounds to me like you need to increase the idle -- with the idle adjustment screw Not the screws in front of the carb which should not be touched after being set once With the car off -- get on the driver side of the car and remove the air…"
Jul 9
Preston Bealle posted a discussion

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

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 original problem was that the Carter AFB installed on my '64 convertible needed 15 pumps to start and always felt starved for gas. Adjustments did not help so I went to Edelbrock, and with many problems, went back to Carter AFB. The Carter I installed has the car starting OK and running smoothly, but…See More
Jul 9
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Edelbrock 1406 swap from Carter...still a completely unsatisfactory experience
"What you think is a brake line -( looks like one ) --is a vacuum line from the back of the carb down to the transmission shift Modual -- that is vacuum operated by the Carter or Edelbrock carb Controls the transmissions shifting points That must…"
Jun 27

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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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Looking for wisdom & guidance!

Started by Alex in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Ian Osborne 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hello! What a great group! A few years ago I owned a 64 Fleetwood Series 60 special and got hooked! I’m going to be looking for a 63/64 coupe early next year and am just looking for some pointers. I…Continue

New seats for 1963 4 door 4 window

Started by paul k in General Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell 12 hours ago. 1 Reply

I pickup yesterday seats from my local upholstery shop.I did restore springs (remove rust with Rust Mort and paint with POR-15).I have to restore seat transmission etc.-yet.I like how it came out.I…Continue

On the Mend, Baby!

Started by Jason Edge in General Discussion. Last reply by Jeff Kinzler yesterday. 7 Replies

Since we are like family here, thought I would share the following that I…Continue

1964 seat belt length

Started by John Boening in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Mark S Anderson on Thursday. 4 Replies

It's my first time posting a question.  I want to add seat belts front and rear to my 64 convertible. Seems like all suppliers have them in 60 or 74 inch lengths. Most passengers are of average…Continue

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Help with this repair Estimate.

Posted by Dj Lethal on December 13, 2018 at 7:05pm 11 Comments

I recently took my car to a “Cadillac” “Specialist here in Los angles CA.

After leaving my car to diagnose my steering column for not shifting properly. I get this txt from the shop owner. Mind you I just got the car and wanted to at least shift from the column without having to shift for the engine bay. Also wanted to get a price on dash lights to work. Basically I’m trying to feel out if he’s putting gravy on the labor.



Here we go. Parts Labor

Oil pump kit - 225 375… Continue

63/64 Cadillacs for sale

Posted by Frank Herrera on December 10, 2018 at 7:41pm 3 Comments

Hi fellas!!

Well I recently found a guy here locally, who’s got about 8-9 63/64 Cadillacs convertible and hardtop coupes. I also recently found a 64 convertible Eldorado. I really want to purchase it here shortly. If anyone wants to buy it off me or the guy selling it, let me know ASAP. It’s really a great price. If anyone is looking for anything let me know. If you have Instagram my handle is @caddikingheartbreaker. You can also message me on here. I’ll check back from time to time. Or… Continue

Although the radiator was not leaking, nor was the car running hot, I tool out the radiator today to have it boiled out and rodded out. Then I changed the oil and filter (filter is very easy to reach…

Posted by Norman Silverman on December 8, 2018 at 9:29pm 15 Comments

Although the radiator was not leaking, nor was the car running hot, I tool out the radiator today to have it boiled out and rodded out. Then I changed the oil and filter (filter is very easy to reach with the radiator out), then the thermostat got changed. 

I'll have the radiator back from the shop on Monday, and will reinstall it then. 

Still having…

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'63 Bumpers on L.A. Craigslist

Posted by Ian Osborne on December 8, 2018 at 1:30am 0 Comments

The front lower ends are gone but what's there looks to be in decent condition and a fair price in today's market. I have no connection, just passing it along in case it might work for someone.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/pts/d/1963-cadillac-bumpers-1963/6764419645.html

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