Robert Sweeney
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Running poorly

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 May 9. 23 Replies

I could really use some help.My 1964 Model 62 is running poorly.  The car is 100% stock and has 47,000 miles on it.  I put the car away two weeks ago and it was running fine.  I started it up…Continue

Charging the air conditioning with R12

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 May 23, 2019. 2 Replies

Hi Guys,The never ending saga continues.I'm thinking that rebuilding the rotary valve has the pneumatic system working now.  I have a vacuum pump and a new filter dryer.  I also borrowed a set of R12…Continue

Air Conditioning in my 1964 Cadillac

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Sweeney May 15, 2019. 17 Replies

I bought this beauty a year ago and at that time the AC system was flat.  I replaced a line that had a huge hole in it, pulled a vacuum, charged it with R12 and it started making cold air !!!! Oh…Continue

1964 Disc Brake Conversion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mack Jul 12, 2018. 2 Replies

I've had the car for 3 months now and I'm really happy.  I've been spending every night in the garage (and that's fine with the wife).  Originally had problems with front wheel cylinders but replaced…Continue

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Robert Sweeney's discussion Running poorly
"Sounds good "
May 9
Robert Sweeney replied to Robert Sweeney's discussion Running poorly
"I didn't even know there was an additional filter in the Carter.  I cleaned it.  Thank you.  I'll check the plugs again in a few weekends and let you know about rejetting the Carter.  I don't mind messing with the…"
May 9
Ian Osborne replied to Robert Sweeney's discussion Running poorly
"Nice. My first car was a '62 Alpine a year later I got a '65 Tiger. I still have it today and am in the process of restoring it. I'll never get rid of that car."
May 9
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Robert Sweeney's discussion Running poorly
"Like the Alpine and the story behind you still having it making it a very special car in your life  Being in cars like this bring you back to younger times in your life when you are around them — Priceless  Stay Safe "
May 9
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Robert Sweeney's discussion Running poorly
"After your  new tune up —-run the car for a while and then recheck how the plugs are burning on the new tune before you consider doing any carb rejetting if needed  Enjoy "
May 9
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Robert Sweeney's discussion Running poorly
"You have a metal fuel filter  (  a screen ) in front of where the metal fuel gas line —enters the carb so check that and clean that if needed ( it unscrews )  It is amazing what a semi clogged fuel filter can put you thru…"
May 8
Robert Sweeney replied to Robert Sweeney's discussion Running poorly
"Thanks.  Yes the PH 16 is for the my 1962 Alpine.  You are a real detective to notice that.  My dad was a mechanic.  When I was 13 I started hanging out with the wrong crowd.  Dad figured if he got me involved in…"
May 8
Dan McNarry replied to Robert Sweeney's discussion Running poorly
"Sounds like that beer is well earned! Is that PH 16 filter going in an Alpine?"
May 8
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May 8
Robert Sweeney replied to Robert Sweeney's discussion Running poorly
"Sitting at my bench with a cold beer. Can I get an Amen !!  Just got down changing the points, using a dwell meter and setting the timing.  A real education.  Didn't really make much of a difference.  Idled…"
May 8
Mark S Anderson replied to Robert Sweeney's discussion Running poorly
"does the engine stumble only in drive, or does it also idle rough in park/neutral?which transmission do you have?  I see there you say 62 sedan, but on your profile it says deville."
May 8
Dan McNarry replied to Robert Sweeney's discussion Running poorly
" A couple more things, I should mention that too much advance is really bad and can damage the engine but I think everyone is aware of that, I just want to state it.  Another often miss understood thing is vacuum advance. First up, the…"
May 8
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Robert Sweeney's discussion Running poorly
"Dan  Great  explanation of the combustion chamber and fuel burn  Especially firing the fuel mixture so as to have it at a perfect burn right at TDC or slightly just pass that point  I enjoyed that and the basket balls on the…"
May 8
Dan McNarry replied to Robert Sweeney's discussion Running poorly
"Ignition timing and fuel octane go hand in hand. A lot of folks think that high octane fuel is more volatile than regular grade gasoline but the opposite is true. It has additives in it that slow the burn rate down giving it a chance to release…"
May 8
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Robert Sweeney's discussion Running poorly
"Dan Not sure why anyone would want to use regular gas in our cars as 92 octane ( high test ) is even a low octane number for our engines  ( but most available from the pump today ) for our cars but I find mine runs great on it with no pinging…"
May 8
Dan McNarry replied to Robert Sweeney's discussion Running poorly
"How is the accelerator pump? With the air cleaner lid off the car, look down the carb and give the throttle a stroke. You should see a stream of raw gasoline squirt into the front two throttle bores. It sounds like the stumbling could be the car…"
May 7

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Sedan Deville
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
yes
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
yes

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At 11:14pm on July 25, 2018, Clovis said…

Hi Bob, just do a search of the website with climate control or comfort control for tags and you should come across my posts.

At 2:52pm on June 13, 2018, Jason Edge said…

Hi Bob! Fantastic pictures. I have your info and am signing you up to the Chapter Right now! Welcome aboard!

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help adding fluid to top motor for '64.

Started by john kilbourne in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by john kilbourne 22 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Is there a Youtube about this? From what I can learn for other lesser cars, such as they may be, the drill is: remove rear seat bottom and back, remove the plug from the top motor reservoir, use a…Continue

Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again

Started by Ian Osborne in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 2 hours ago. 16 Replies

I know I'm not the only one who has dealt with constantly failing exhaust manifold gaskets but I have the heads off for a valve job and I'm trying to fix the issue once and for all. Well, maybe for a…Continue

Caddy Daddy

Started by Dan McNarry in General Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 2 hours ago. 9 Replies

I'm looking to buy a new fuel sending unit for my car and was wondering if anyone has had recent dealings with Caddy Daddy and if so, yeah or nay?Continue

63 Sedan DeVille Parts Liquidation

Started by Mark Borer in For Sale. Last reply by john kilbourne 4 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hello Allmy restoration is completeI have lots of parts left and want to help with your restorationsEverything is for sale.....all the parts are between $5 and $50here is a short list.....email me at…Continue

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63 Caddy Horn

Posted by Robert Alan Shannon on May 27, 2020 at 9:25am 9 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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Wood grain finally done.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 20, 2020 at 4:57pm 3 Comments

After years of wanting to, I finally redid my wood dash paneling on my 64 60s. Not too hard to do either.…

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390 engine replacement needed

Posted by Jason on May 18, 2020 at 7:54pm 1 Comment

I’m looking for a 1963 Cadillac 390 engine that runs. 

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