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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
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
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Exhaust Manifold Gaskets......Again

Started by Ian Osborne in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 36 minutes 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 43 minutes 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 2 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

help adding fluid to top motor for '64.

Started by john kilbourne in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 2 hours ago. 0 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

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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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