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Vibration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell Jun 12, 2019. 2 Replies

 Hi Alljust wanted to share a problem I had with the Fleetwood since I purchased it back in April.  It ended up being an incorrect or faulty torque converter.Previous owner had tailshaft balanced and…Continue

64 Dash/Instrument lights

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Ruthven May 2, 2019. 3 Replies

Hi Alli have read many posts on the forum re dash lights, the locations behind, etc. it seems the right side of speedo bulb is out and the bulb for temp/fuel. Not sure if there is one for gear…Continue

Unknown wire near cruise control

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 May 3, 2019. 22 Replies

Hi Guys, just looking under the hood I noticed this 3 connection tied up. It seems to come out of the firewall with 3 others one of which appears to go to the cruise control unit (which isn't working…Continue

Introduction

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell Apr 29, 2019. 19 Replies

Hi All, happy to have just joined up and looking forward to contributing and learning from you all. I have just purchased this Fleetwood from a guy who purchased it from Barret Jackson back in ‘17.…Continue

 

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Shane Ruthven replied to paul k's discussion Roof molding question.
"Hey Paul, is it this section that you are referring to?"
Jul 25, 2019
Shane Ruthven replied to Travis Phillips's discussion Fuel Injection on a 390 Cadillac Engine
"Hi Travis I have the Fitech set up on a stroker 347 Mustang. Great interchangeable parameters however the self learn mode works well. I picked up fuel economy now gets 9 MPG instead of 7! Mainly gets driven on WOT ha ha. Picked up a noticeable…"
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Kevin Campbell replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion Vibration
"we feeling a tad happier now.... hmmm....hmmm."
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion Vibration
"Shane Thanks for sharing Not at all the norm Enjoy your good vib ride now Enjoy"
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Vibration

 Hi Alljust wanted to share a problem I had with the Fleetwood since I purchased it back in April.  It ended up being an incorrect or faulty torque converter.Previous owner had tailshaft balanced and new harmonic balancer installed. I took all the belts off to no avail, had the carby checked, full engine tune, checked exhaust. Engine snd trans mounts we also replaced previously. This was doing my head in to the point I wouldn’t drive it, I could barely look at it! Some old school guys at Pro…See More
Jun 12, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion Unknown wire near cruise control
"I have never raced another car with my 64 convert Only had the pedal to the metal twice to check for ignition detination playing with advanced timing In the last 15 years I want to suggest if you have a need to be racing anyone in our year cars --…"
May 3, 2019
Shane Ruthven replied to Kevin Campbell's discussion Cadillacs in Australia.
"Helluva lot more than I thought. Curly has been replaced by Shemp!"
May 3, 2019
Kevin Campbell replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion Unknown wire near cruise control
"I enjoy pulling alongside a Korean Buzz Box at the traffic lights, always good a for a second look and just gliding by them on the highway."
May 2, 2019
Shane Ruthven replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion Unknown wire near cruise control
"They sure are rare here in OZ, I would hazard a guess and say 8-12, what do you think Kev? i just love the look of amazement as you described Tony. People can’t get there head around the size and flamboyance of these behemoths on the…"
May 2, 2019
Kevin Campbell replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion Unknown wire near cruise control
"There would be other Fleetwood's here for sure and yeah, it would be interesting to seethe entire number of 63/64's here. The original Scarface convertible lives about 2 hours away from me here in Oz too."
May 2, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion Unknown wire near cruise control
"Kevin I myself did not put it together that there were three 64 Fleetwoods in parts of Austrailia until you pointed that out I must admit all three are outstanding examples of that year model and car Some very Classy car guys over there ! Now you…"
May 2, 2019
Shane Ruthven replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion 64 Dash/Instrument lights
"Thanks Ronnie Yeah a job for the weekend! I will change over all globes while I’m at it."
May 2, 2019
Kevin Campbell replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion Unknown wire near cruise control
"You see Tony, there is really three of us. Shane in Victoria, Mal Wade in New South Wales and me in Queensland..... that covers the entire east coast of Australia. Each one is a different colour too.... the cars Tony, not the owners. LOL"
May 2, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion Unknown wire near cruise control
"Hey Anders Do not be messing --with our super cool --Classy 64 Classic Antique Fleetwood Cadillac Austrailian ( Kevin mate ) represenative from down under These guys --are in a class by themselves --owning one of these cars half way around the…"
May 1, 2019

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Fleetwood SDN
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Bendix Power Brake Unit Power Section

Started by Mathis Richter in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Chris Codd yesterday. 7 Replies

Hi,I have a huge problem my POWER SECTION of the ``Master-VAC Power Brake unit 9´´Diameter ´´ from Bendix is Broken and I can't open it to replace al the rubber parts did some of you have auch Power…Continue

Third brake light -help please.

Started by paul k in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 8 Replies

Did anybody from the club install third brake light in the rear window in his Cadillac? I have problem to figure out how to do it. Can I just run wire from break pedal switch and second wire connect…Continue

Extra speakers in the cadillac.

Started by paul k in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion yesterday. 0 Replies

Ok, I have another question. Since I will run wire for a brake light I might run speakers wires.I would like to install 2 extra speakers or maybe 4. What is best option. I do have 2 speakers already-…Continue

429 and 400 trans. for sale

Started by Mark C Bills in For Sale. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Monday. 6 Replies

I have an excellent running 429 with 400 trans.recently removed from my 64. It has electronic ignition, new water pump,new fan and clutch(not pictured),new fuel pump,Holley 650 vac. sec. carb. with…Continue

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1964 Cadillac Fleetwood sixty special / transmission dipstick needed

Posted by Pablo on September 20, 2020 at 9:57pm 1 Comment

How are you doing folks, I’m looking for a transmission dipstick, any info I will appreciated, thank you very much

1963 Cadillac hood driver side hinge

Posted by Steven on September 16, 2020 at 9:23am 1 Comment

Hello,

 Does anyone know were I can buy a 1963 Cadillac hood driver side hinge or is there any other hinge that would fit? 

Thanks

Steven

Bad Guage?

Posted by Karl Schwarz on August 26, 2020 at 3:08pm 6 Comments

So I am troubleshooting my fuel gauge issue. I bought a new sender and tested it. It  it goes from 1-ohm (empty) to 35-ohm (full). When I test it (outside the tank), when the float is in the up (full) position it only moves the gauge to about 1/2 full. When at the bottom (empty) position the gauge shows empty. This is the same issue I have when I fill and then use the gas in the tank - the gauge never reads ore than half full. Based on what I've read on this thread it would seem like the…

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