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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 20 hours ago. 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. "
20 hours ago
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."
20 hours ago
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 --…"
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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.
"Jason Great explinstion and photos Enjoy"
yesterday
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…"
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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 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."
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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.
"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…"
yesterday
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…"
yesterday
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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power window issues

Started by Ryan Frawley in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 10 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hey all, new guy, as you can tell because I'm going to be asking a question that's been answered a hundred times. Been looking for a while and I can't seem to find anything in detail.I have a 64…Continue

Wits end!

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 13 hours ago. 30 Replies

Well,  after the tire change, car running good......... then on a pleasure cruise for abour 35 miles to my destination.   25 miles in, back end vibration came back home to roost.  I was goung 55 to…Continue

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Looking for 1964 coupe passenger front window and driver side fender molding 786-314-1360 jamesContinue

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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

Posted by Anthony Boles on June 16, 2018 at 8:16am 0 Comments

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

429 Main Bearing location

Posted by Dave Fundaburg on June 6, 2018 at 8:11pm 1 Comment

I saw this question asked in 2012 but did not see a definitive answer to the question so here goes. The new main bearings I received for my build are little different than the originals. Of the five bearings the thrust bearing is the same as are two of the other bearings. Of the other two one has two oil groves and one is wider than the others. Does anyone know where the odd bearings go. My guess is they go in the front and the rear but I don't know what one goes where. Any information would…

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