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Hydra-Matic with some problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Nov 4. 21 Replies

today was a black saturday: my 1964 Caddy "baby" only drives in the first gear and reverse. so I drained the oil (6 liters - not drained the converter) , pulled off the pan and the filter. just dirt…Continue

valvetrain noise cadillac 1964 429 cui

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Tor Sep 27. 51 Replies

Hi everbody, I've just uploaded a video in YouTube. It would be nice, if "somebody" takes a look and an ear to the sound. Here's the text: ""coldstart" by 20 degrees celsius outside temperature.…Continue

Cruise Control - Perfect Circle

Started May 15, 2018 0 Replies

Because the lower "keyed" cable from the transmission to the power unit (Jason, thanks for the pic) is so rare and (I think) expensive and is not reproduced, I found a way to solve the problem and…Continue

Engine Oil Cooler

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 May 8, 2018. 22 Replies

Hi guys, has anybody experiences in installing an engine oil cooler? Since I've mounted a hitch (see pics) for towing my caravan the engine is getting hotter than normally - the temp display needle…Continue

 

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Russ Austin replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"Sweet, now get out there and drive it before the snow starts to fly."
Nov 4
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"Nice work  Little better than fixing your own needed repairs especially when little expense is the result  Have Fun getting the car back on the road  Enjoy "
Nov 3
Robert Tor replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"I've fixed the problem: the 2 valves stuck in the governor. Disassembled, cleaning and finally assembled. That's all!"
Nov 3
Robert Tor replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"Hi guys. Tomorrow I am going to check the governor. In case this thing is in no good condition: does anybody has one? Price and shipping to Germany please. Thanks, Rob"
Oct 31
Mark S Anderson replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"sometimes I think before I write.  In any case, its job is the same in the two transmissions, to open up centrifugally and control the pressure to the shift valves.  They are known to get sticky or leak around the rings.  Hopefully…"
Oct 30
Robert Tor replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"Mark, you wrote: "There are two weights that spin on the governor". It's not the Turbo Hydra-Matic in my car. It's "only" the old school Hydra-Matic. So I think, it is different. Anyway: I have to check this guy out. I…"
Oct 30
Mark S Anderson replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"yes, you're in the right direction.if it's not slipping, just failing to shift, it's a really good sign.  Two things are responsible for commanding an upshift, which are the Throttle Valve (TV) and the governor.  Both of…"
Oct 30
Robert Tor replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"So here's an update: I've taken the complete valve body apart and cleaned it. There was sum dirt in it, but this - I think - was/is not the major problem. Everything works freely inside. Nothing damaged. The rings in the accumulator/servo…"
Oct 30
Anders replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"Gulf makes a ATF-oil for classic cars. The oil has a little bit higher viscosity. Seems to be working great. Btw, if you are having problems finding good and correct parts I can recommend TA Motor. Don't think there are any better…"
Oct 15
Anders replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"From his profile, so its a Hydra-Matic."
Oct 15
Russ Austin replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"Look at the dip stick, It should say hydromatic on the metal extension."
Oct 14
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"Bring your old  O ring to you nearest auto supply  Enjoy "
Oct 14
Mark S Anderson replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"I don't think it's special, it may come with the filter.  But i'm not sure, I actually haven't built a Hydramatic in over twenty years so i'm working from memory on most of my explanations.    If you can get a…"
Oct 14
Robert Tor replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"Hi Tony, I've checked the fluid level at operating temp and running at idle. Although it was good, it helped me out 2 times by adding nearly 1 quart. Or maybe it was something else....who knows? "
Oct 14
Robert Tor replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"Mark, thanks for your explanation. I think, the problem is the mud in the whole tranny, the o-rings from the filter pipe and the filter itself. Yesterday I took apart the filter and it looks horrible. So I have to order new ATF fluid, a new gasket…"
Oct 14
Mark S Anderson replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"i misspoke. you can't adjust the band on the jetaway, apparently.  It can be done on the th400 by changing the length of the pin, but this isn't really too important, since it's only for overrun.  It may still even work,…"
Oct 13

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Series 62 4-Window
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
No
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
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Trivia Question 17 - Item You COULD NOT Delete Because of Cars Heater

Started by Jason Edge in Trivia. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 5 hours ago. 6 Replies

OK. We had so much fun with the last Trivia regarding the car's heater, I thought we should post another heater related question.  So here goes:What item does the spec manual go out of its way to…Continue

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Good Sources for Parts?

Started by Bob Ricks in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 11 hours ago. 1 Reply

New member here so be patient with me.  New owner of what I would consider a rat-rod 63 caddy.  Previous owner painted everything flat black, in an obvious attempt in covering up body deficiencies. …Continue

Trivia Question 16 - Standard Item You could Delete for Reduced Cost?

Started by Jason Edge in Trivia. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 18 hours ago. 21 Replies

OK. Here's a new trivia. There is at least one main standard (non-option) item that one could "delete" on a new 1963 or 1964 Cadillac for a reduced cost.  What is it?  For extra cigars, what is the…Continue

Custom '64 Eldorado on Bitchin' Rides Last Night

Started by Ian Osborne in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Cees de Bunje yesterday. 1 Reply

If anyone here is familiar with the show "Bitchin' Rides" they started work on a '64 Eldo on the episode that aired last night (12/5). I really like the show and they build some amazing custom…Continue

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still need a driveshaft

Posted by wayne weaver on November 26, 2019 at 11:53am 2 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…

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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…

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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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