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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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
"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…"
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…"
"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…"
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…"
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
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…
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…
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…