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Vapor Lock and how to fix it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Aug 19. 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. 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
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
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
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
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
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
Anders replied to Richard McBurney's discussion Vapor Lock and how to fix it?
"Dual post, remove please"
Aug 18
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
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…"
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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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Re upholstering seats

Started by paul in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 2 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hello all, my question pertains to interior of a recent barn find.  A 1963 cadillac sedan with 16000 original miles.  Unfortunately it had mice in the car, so of course the whole interior which is…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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Disc Brakes and Cadillac 48 spoke wire wheels

Started by James Elkins in General Discussion. Last reply by tim sparks 9 hours ago. 1 Reply

I've been thinking about upgrading to the CPP front disc brake kit for my 64. I'm running the wheel vintiques 15x6" Cadillac wire wheel. The brake kit says must use with a disc brake compatible…Continue

New dimmer switch

Started by Russ Austin in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 21 hours ago. 0 Replies

I have new headlight dimmer switches for cars with the guidematic system…Continue

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Is there a separate Starter Relay, or does the Solenoid serve that purpose?

Posted by Norman Silverman on August 30, 2019 at 5:57pm 7 Comments

Hello All.

I will be replacing the starter solenoid tomorrow (actually my mechanic will do the work, I'll just supervise). In checking the FSM electrical schematic and chapter verbiage, I don't see anything that looks like (or is referred to as) a starter Relay. It seems the Starter Solenoid serves the function and there's no separate relay. Right or Wrong?

If wrong, where…

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Starter Solenoid replacement-how difficult? Where to buy?

Posted by Norman Silverman on August 20, 2019 at 8:24pm 8 Comments

Hello All.

I believe the starter solenoid has gone bad in my 64 DeVille. When I turn the key, often all I get is a click, then if I try a few times again the starter turns perfectly. All battery cables are on tight and the battery is good. So, I believe this problem is the solenoid. Where do I buy the right solenoid and is it necessary to remove the starter in order to swap it out? …

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Frame Markings

Posted by Gene McIlroy on August 12, 2019 at 6:26pm 1 Comment

Just got my frame back from powder coating so thought I would post photos of the front and rear frame markings.…

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Lining up the drive shaft

Posted by Dominic Salemi on August 12, 2019 at 5:47pm 2 Comments

Can anyone shed some light on how to position the complete drive shaft in the correct position? I want to make sure my drive shaft is installed properly.

Thanks

Dominic

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