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Hydra-Matic with some problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Nov 4, 2019. 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, 2019. 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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
Anders replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"From his profile, so its a Hydra-Matic."
Oct 15, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Series 62 4-Window
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Trivia Question 18 - What Is It?

Started by Jason Edge in Trivia. Last reply by Jason Edge 18 hours ago. 3 Replies

Here is a part pulled from the latest parts car. What is it? HINT: Always me me smile when I find these.…Continue

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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 21 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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Crayon markings and markings in hoses

Started by Christian Doerk in Restoration Discussion 23 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi everybody,hope you are healthy in this weird times.Is there any documentation out there which crayon markings was written on which position by the factory on a 1964 Cadillac? If not, it would be…Continue

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Thermostat

Started by Vito64Deville in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell yesterday. 18 Replies

For a 64 min A/C Deville - what is the correct temp thermostat. I'm going to replace mine and notice there are several temps offered.

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How to sensibly deal with the Corona Virus

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https://theamericanscholar.org/covid-19-a-primer/

I found this very helpful, written by a knowledgeable authority in public health. 

Remember, Viruses are not spread by Cadillacs so get out and drive!


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1963 Eldorado convertible boot

Posted by Les Eastling on February 27, 2020 at 10:33am 1 Comment

I need a used convertible boot for a 63 Cadillac convertible - condition or color is not an issue since it will be used as a pattern for making a new one. One from either a 62 series convertible or an Eldorado would work. I know I am searching for hen's teeth here... but you never know unless you ask!

Looking for 63 Convertible / Coupe rear side trim

Posted by Gene McIlroy on January 24, 2020 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

Want to find a good straight dent free rear side trim for my 1963 Convertible.  I have both sides but they do not match.  Wanting to get them to match.  I am attaching a photo of the two trim sided that I have really wanting the squared off trim if I can get it.  Let's see what you have,…

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