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1963 Cadillac Fleetwood gas tank replacement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anders Oct 24, 2017. 15 Replies

My tank got ruined while being stored at a friends house and i need to replace it. Looks like someone put a hydraulic jack under it and just jacked it up, crushing the tank and splitting the seam. I…Continue

Rear wing window bracket

Started Mar 3, 2016 0 Replies

Is there a bolt and spacer that goes on the bottom of the wing window bracket?Continue

Rear lower cotrol arm bushing

Started Mar 3, 2016 0 Replies

So, I am on the third rear bushing for the drivers side lower control arm that goes under the axle (pictures included). My question is how far are the bushing suppose to be pressed in for the front…Continue

LED lights

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Jun 7. 8 Replies

I only saw one blog for LED lights/ headlights, I am thinking of doing the laser projector logo and also replacing the conventional headlights and door bulbs with LED, has anyone replaced and using…Continue


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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Robert Collier's discussion LED lights
"Jimmy Johnathan did say there was a lot of cuttung to be done to install the new LED headlights in a few posts before yours So not a plug and play item Enjoy"
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Jimmy Tinnen replied to Robert Collier's discussion LED lights
"How did you mount them? After reading your post I ordered a set for my 64 DeVille and the headlight isn't believed on the back and doesn't fit into the besel. "
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Hood reconditioning fun

Posted on November 21, 2015 at 2:00pm 4 Comments

I can not leave my car alone. So the hood hinges, after having them chromed, were horrible loose and would bow out and not let the hood sit flush in the back, they needed to be rebuilt. I ordered the hood pins from Russ and rebuilt one side of the hinges, because I found I did really have to rebuild both sides. The holes weren't wallowed out, the pins were just loose, I think from the chrome company polishing as close the pin as possible and took too much material out. I decide to just…


Magic Circle

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 4:24pm 5 Comments

Does anyone know what this is, I took it off of my 63 Fleetwood. I looked online for a picture of it and to see what it was for. I won't be putting back on just curious…


vacuum locks

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 3:30pm 5 Comments

What should the vacuum be at for the door locks and trunk?

I am, at idle, around 18-20 inHg, but it does not seem to be enough to raise or lower the door locks or release the trunk. So I vacuum tested the drivers door and it checked out (no leaks/ held vacuum), still would not raise or lower lock, should the other doors be checked or do I just not have enough vacuum?

radiator support bars

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 2:31pm 4 Comments

Can someone send me a detailed pictures as to where the end of these rods go in front of the core support, I think I might be missing a piece, but either way I can't see where the bolt up on the bottom, I see the where the mount to the top.…


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At 4:05pm on June 15, 2014, Robert Collier said…

I am using the Powermaster signature series 140 amp Alternator, part number:37295 from Summit Racing

At 3:58pm on June 15, 2014, Mike Gould said…
What alternator are you running with your upgrades?
At 6:54pm on May 30, 2013, Robert Collier said…

It was like night and day when I converted it from drum to disc. I did all four, but there are some very inexpensive ways to set up the front with junkyard parts and off the shelf parts. I went with ABS power brake Inc. they had the entire set up booster & master, lines, rotors, calipers, brackets, and hardware. I just wanted a complete setup with no issues of not having what I need or figuring out to fabricate it.

The air ride is not fully installed, I am trying to figure out where to set up the tanks and pumps in the trunk so that looks decent. I will most likely cover it all up anyway, but would still like it setup good.

At 11:25am on May 30, 2013, Vasili Michael said…

Robert C I wasnted to ask about your disk brake and air ride conversions. I am currently searching for the ront of my 63 but i thought id ask about your setup. Do you like it? Does it perform well? Are they worth it to buy? Which brands are they? Thanks Vasili



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Is this possible or total BS?

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 5 hours ago. 5 Replies

After changing tie rods, i tokk car into wheel n allignment shop. He said no problem.  He calls back about 45 minutes later and said they couldnt get between the tire and cowl, the guys head was too…Continue

Vacuum / Parking Brake / NSS Question

Started by Karl Schwarz in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Karl Schwarz 6 hours ago. 2 Replies

I bought a 1963 Series 62 Convertible in July.It makes a hissing sound when in neutral, and sometimes when in drive (when the shift is more to the left that the right. I assume this related to a NSS…Continue

Tail pipe black stuff!

Started by Lambert Ross in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Lambert Ross yesterday. 10 Replies

any ideas how to clear the ugly black stuff shooting out from my tailpipe? After a long layover, it really messes up the garage floor. I assume its carbon but am not sure how best to react to it.…Continue

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still need a driveshaft

Posted by wayne weaver on November 26, 2019 at 11:53am 0 Comments

well thank you UPS for losing the driveshaft that Russ Austin shipped me. 

however i still need a rear driveshaft section for my 63. mine has a vibration due to the bushing inside of it. its a shame because the ball and sockets in the cardian joints are perfect but it has a woble on the balancing machine. so .  still need the rear section. anyone have a good one ? is there driveshaft alternatives to use ? i am really considering an LS swap and since im fighting the driveshaft search…


63 guidematic issues

Posted by maurice lapoiinte on November 24, 2019 at 3:10pm 0 Comments

 So my 63 guide matic headlamps stay on low beam all the time. I have so far bypassed the system and everything works normal. I have been thru the trouble shooting in the manual but this is where the confusion begins.on my car when the power relay is powered I have low beam and when its not powered I have highbeam, this appears to be opposite what the diagnosis says should be correct.The wiring is all original and no wires have been mixed up.has anyone ever unplugged the 2 wire connector…


Another advantage of the Pertronix III

Posted by Doug Scarrow on November 23, 2019 at 11:12am 1 Comment

   Having tried both the II and III I can say the multispark feature of the III offers a smoother idle . It is also easier to install .Does not require removal of the distributor

Stuck at two red (dash) lights!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on November 3, 2019 at 10:00pm 9 Comments

I hope someone can help solve these two electrical problems that appeared one after the other.

By way of background: The car, a '64 Eldorado has very limited use. It was at a restoration shop for 15 months until last January-  that supposedly did a bunch of wiring repairs including rebuilding the gas gauge that still hasn't worked properly, and the clock that hasn't worked, and re-soldering the broken wires in the drive door. All window and seat controls appear to be…



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