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Vapor Lock and how to fix it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Aug 19, 2019. 8 Replies

I have a 64 Deville Convertible, keep running into the same problem - vapor lock on hot days. So far I have rebuilt the carburetor , new gas tank , but when it sits in traffic on a hot day it will…Continue

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Converting generator to alternator for 64 caddy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clovis Jan 9, 2019. 5 Replies

Hello EveryoneThis site has been a wealth of info and I say thank youI want to convert my 64 caddy from a generator model to to an alternator. Any suggestions on1- correct alternator,2- wiring…Continue

 

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Richard McBurney's discussion Vapor Lock and how to fix it?
"For what it  is worth  I have never had any vapor lock issues with my 64 convertibles engine and have the car off the showroom floor all these years as it was my dads car ( one of his collection of 8 - 62-64 coupes and converts all…"
Aug 19, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Richard McBurney's discussion Vapor Lock and how to fix it?
"You can remove the rubberized shields over the A frames for the front tires to reduce engine bay heat ( if you still have them )  Mine are off for years and no debri from the tires has ever been a problem entering the engine bay  Is an old…"
Aug 18, 2019
Russ Austin replied to Richard McBurney's discussion Vapor Lock and how to fix it?
"Check the float level, as it could be set to low. The fuel will boil of faster with a low fuel level in the bowl."
Aug 18, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Richard McBurney's discussion Vapor Lock and how to fix it?
"All you can do to reduce under hood temps should help your problem  A bad clutch fan or radiator that needs replacement  Coolant that is old and needs replacement  Lower the temp rating of your thermostat  195 to 180 — 180…"
Aug 18, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Richard McBurney's discussion Vapor Lock and how to fix it?
"Even if the carb was rebuilt it is still to stock specs and not recalibrated for the fuel ( ethanol ) you are now burning in the engine  Enjoy "
Aug 18, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Richard McBurney's discussion Vapor Lock and how to fix it?
"Does your engine run hotter than it should  causing higher under hood temps that may be causing  or adding to the  vapor lock issue ? A lean running engine will run hotter than it should be  A plug check would show plugs burning…"
Aug 18, 2019
Anders replied to Richard McBurney's discussion Vapor Lock and how to fix it?
"Dual post, remove please"
Aug 18, 2019
Anders replied to Richard McBurney's discussion Vapor Lock and how to fix it?
"You have most likely not fitted the correct gaskets below the carburetor. However as our cars came with two different makes of carburetors you need to tell what you have. My guess though is that you have a Carter. They do have these problems if not…"
Aug 18, 2019
Kurt replied to Richard McBurney's discussion Vapor Lock and how to fix it?
"Wrapping the fuel line helped mine. With the ethanol in gasoline these days, it boils at a lower temperature than it use to. You can fine insulated tape for wrapping the fuel line at auto parts stores & elsewhere. It's not the prettiest…"
Aug 18, 2019
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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
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1964 deville Convertible
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64 SDV axle bearings

Started by Chris Cheveau in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Anders 19 minutes ago. 3 Replies

Hi all,So I put new axle bearings on my 64 SDV, took for a drive and rumbling sound was worse that before and bearing was leaking.Question: Is there supposed to be an oil seal between axle housing…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

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wanted, how remove front seat and 6 way seat tranny

Started by john kilbourne in General Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin yesterday. 3 Replies

any information or video would be greatly 'ppreciated!JKContinue

Locating radial tires for a stock 64 convert rim

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Ray Schick yesterday. 8 Replies

Did some looking around to see where i could find some new 265 75r 15  radial tires for the 64 convert The current radial I have on the car I was  very surprised to see the size has become a problem…Continue

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Posted by Fritz Seitz on August 11, 2020 at 2:35am 0 Comments

I have been working on a website-----www.fritzsautorepair.com-----

Does anyone have suggestions?

Electrical

Posted by Anthony Boles on August 8, 2020 at 5:46pm 5 Comments

My 1964 Cadillac electrical system is running around 17 volt which is to high,the alternator, battery and the voltage regulator was replaced but the voltage is still to high, could it be the pig tail that plugs into the voltage regulator. 

63 Caddy Horn

Posted by Robert Alan Shannon on May 27, 2020 at 9:25am 10 Comments

 Just noticed a 1963  Caddy trumpet horn on Ebay. No part # given but some of his other items are 1963 specific, just throwin this out there, I have no connection to this listing .

Wiring connection help.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 24, 2020 at 9:15pm 2 Comments

Can someone help me figure where these connections go? I have a 64 60 special if it matters.…



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