Ronnie Lay
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Silly With Silicone

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronnie Lay Jun 8. 7 Replies

I picked up a 64 Sedan DeVille, which had sat since 2006 before getting aquired by a dealer this year. Dealer said car started right up but got no oil pressure, so he shut it down and brought it to…Continue

"Airbrushed Rust"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 May 30. 32 Replies

https://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/d/1964-cadillac/6599912587.htmlSorry, I just don't get this, go through the…Continue

Wanted: 1964 Lower Radiator Air Deflector

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge May 13. 1 Reply

Looking for a serviceable  lower radiator air deflector for a 64.ThanksRonnieContinue

Victim of Houston flood - 64 Eldorado Convertible

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronnie Lay Nov 28, 2017. 7 Replies

Man, hurts to see this.....https://abetter.bid/en/39001317-1964-cadillac-eldoradoWonder what it will go for, ad says VIN is killed…Continue

 

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Ronnie Lay replied to Jason Edge's discussion Dwight Yoakam, Guitars and Cadillacs!
"Dwight is one of the few country artists I like, I'm partial to " Long White Cadillac " myself! He was also great in Sling blade. Enjoy the show! https://youtu.be/_GlB7jKi2Ww"
Thursday
Ronnie Lay replied to Kevin Campbell's discussion Oh, Not the Fleetwood....
"Love those 70's movie chase scenes....except for the Caddy damage of course! Thanks for posting those"
Jul 22
Ronnie Lay replied to Ronnie Lay's discussion Silly With Silicone
"Thanks for the heads up.  I don't think the silicone guy was in the oil pump, there was no silicone on oil pump cover and the pump gears looked old with some grooves on the edges. I found no debris when I removed the valve. I think the…"
Jun 8
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ronnie Lay's discussion Silly With Silicone
"It looks like the Antique Cadillac you would be purchasing --is only as good as the mechanical skills of the cars prior owner or owners Tha crazy amount of silicone is a perfect example of a driveway hobby mechanic gone astray Not as easy as it SB…"
Jun 8
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ronnie Lay's discussion Silly With Silicone
"One odd thing --that has happened regarding oil pressure comes to mind You will loose your oil pressure if a valve in the oil pump get debri in it This would usually happen after some machine work is done on the aluminum front engine cover ---oil…"
Jun 8
Russ Austin replied to Ronnie Lay's discussion Silly With Silicone
"Excellent detective work, hope the engine can be saved."
Jun 8
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ronnie Lay's discussion Silly With Silicone
"A perfect reason why it is not advised to use a lot of sealant material on the engine gaskets To much overflow can block fluid passages Use as little sealant as is possible Mostly to hold the gaskets in place so they do not shift when installing…"
Jun 7
Ronnie Lay replied to Ronnie Lay's discussion Silly With Silicone
"Yes, have new timing chain and gears on the way. Going to drop the pan and plastigage bearings also. Thanks"
Jun 7
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ronnie Lay's discussion Silly With Silicone
"You are looking at the original stock teflon coated cam gear In the picture You want to change that for an all metal one as these are known to come apart over time and miles -- i see stress cracks in the one in the picture The teflon breaks and…"
Jun 7
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Silly With Silicone

I picked up a 64 Sedan DeVille, which had sat since 2006 before getting aquired by a dealer this year. Dealer said car started right up but got no oil pressure, so he shut it down and brought it to his mechanic, who opened the oil pump cover and said front cover was shot.So, I got the car prepared to swap in a running 429 I have. Upon getting the car, I see that it has a new looking water pump, fresh silicone squeezing out of water pump and front cover, engine oil is clean as is filter. Hmm I…See More
Jun 7
Ronnie Lay replied to Nathaniel Kinney's discussion Restoring a 64 Comfort Control system
"You need to get Cadillac Tim's 1964 Comfort Control repair manual, very good step by step guide. I believe Russ Austin has copies for sale, he should be along shortly."
Jun 7
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ronnie Lay's discussion "Airbrushed Rust"
"Micheal The white 57-58 Cadillac is one great Cadillac year Love the car in white Yours look real great Enjoy"
May 30
Michael Long replied to Ronnie Lay's discussion "Airbrushed Rust"
"I remember those horrible early 80's 4-6-8 engines!  Technology at the time just wasn't up to par but today they would be great! Thanks for the kind words Jeff, hopefully the '64 gets finished (are we really ever finished) this…"
May 30
Jeff Kinzler replied to Ronnie Lay's discussion "Airbrushed Rust"
"Very impressive.   Sorry about the house explosion. Good that nobody was hurt.  Its interesting that the larger engine seems to have similar fuel efficiency to the 429. The last hurrah for these engines was about 1981 when they were…"
May 30
Michael Long replied to Ronnie Lay's discussion "Airbrushed Rust"
"Thanks Tony! When the original 429 gave up the ghost I knew I wanted to keep it all Cadillac.  I have always admired the big 472/500 engines so that is the direction I took knowing there were more performance parts available for it plus spare…"
May 30
Michael Long replied to Ronnie Lay's discussion "Airbrushed Rust"
"Hi Jeff. Well that is the basic concept but mine does not have the  super fancy chrome valve covers (additional $300) on it plus it has stock exhaust manifolds.  I currently run an Edelbrock carb but have a FAST EFI unit waiting to be…"
May 30

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Coupe Deville
1964 Fleetwood 60
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
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64 driver tail light not working

Started by Kevin in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kevin 16 hours ago. 5 Replies

My driver side tail light does not work. The lights on the fin works, passenger side works. Check the fuses everything looks good. Should I follow the wire from the tail light and where does it run…Continue

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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Brakes Went Out

Posted by Christopher Codd on August 8, 2018 at 8:25am 18 Comments

My '64 Cadillac DeVille had been sitting for awhile while I was travelling this summer and when I came home it had some issues starting. After replacing the plugs and the ignition coil, it was running better than it had in a long time but the brakes were sticking. I noticed the brake pedal was traveling a little farther than usual when slowing down. Soon after I noticed a hissing noise coming from around the brake pedal. Then I lost the brakes pretty much completely. I couldn't find any…

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Tom and Dwight's excellent 64 Fleetwood tales

Posted by Norman Silverman on July 29, 2018 at 2:52pm 1 Comment

Wow, what a great recitation of events-and what a magnificent restoration. 

Thanks for providing a most pleasurable read.

Norm

Comfortron AC trouble shooting

Posted by Norman Silverman on July 23, 2018 at 8:54pm 5 Comments

OK, here we go.....

I got the book to troubleshoot the system. INDISPENSABLE to this effort. 

As I do a cursory exam, I see that the AC RECIRC SOLENOID is Cracked (the WHITE one in the engine compartment coming out of the HVAC body with two vacuum hoses on it). I tried to patch it up (cracked all around the base), but it does not look like it will hold. 

PLEASE TELL ME THAT REPLACING THIS PART IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS I THINK IT IS, But I think it is a bear to…

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A/C Issue / Stumped !

Posted by Dana G Cooper on July 23, 2018 at 6:29pm 37 Comments

My 63 CDV factory A/C was trash so I replaced every part in the system and converted to R134 . I also installed a STV bypass kit which eliminated the STV all together and converted the system to a cycling system.  I vacumed and charged the system with 36oz of 134. The system is cycling as it should and the pressures are right at 250 high side, cycle off at 25lbs and cycle back on at about 35lbs. It is making plenty of water on the low side hoses and evaporator drain. There is very good air…

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