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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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Jun 12, 2019
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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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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 24 minutes ago. 0 Replies

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

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How much play in 63 timing chain?

Started by Ben Roberts in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 8 hours ago. 4 Replies

I will be installing a new chain and gears because I'm in this deep and all the forums here strongly recommend doing so.  It appears the coating is intact and I don't have to worry about that debris…Continue

Harmonic balancer holes are too shallow for the 3 bolts of puller

Started by Ben Roberts in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Ben Roberts 22 hours ago. 3 Replies

Trying to pull 1963 390 harmonic balancer.  The holes needed for the 3 bolts on the puller can only thread in 1/4” which is not enough to run an impact wrench on it.  I ran a tap to clean the threads…Continue

G-1 differential, $150

Started by Jimmy Davis in For Sale. Last reply by Jimmy Davis on Thursday. 5 Replies

G-1 positraction differential, needs blasting and paint. $150. Pickup Huntsville AL or LTL, I recommend Averitt express. Send me zip for shipping quote.***Update- Sorry if you have tried to contact…Continue

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1964 429 Aluminum Front Cover For Sale!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on January 12, 2020 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

  • I wound up with an extra front cover for my '64 and offering it for sale.

Purchased from a knowledgable part supplier with thorough hands-on knowledge of 63-64 Cadillac engines, who checked the part before sending it to me. The oil pump driven gearSee S bore and the pressure relief piston bore are both .002 over and within the .005…

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Looking for the Rochester Choke Tube ...

Posted by Mack on January 10, 2020 at 1:14am 3 Comments

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Looking to buy the choke tube for my Rochester... anybody have one for Sale???

AC/heater for 1964 Cadillac coupe de ville

Posted by Matias J. Adrogue on January 7, 2020 at 11:11am 9 Comments

Good morning!  I am Matias Adrogue.  I bought a 1964 Cadillac coupe de ville last year and am real close to the final restoration details!  I call her “Jaws 64”.  Pics will be posted soon.  I need advise regarding a AC/heater.  It came stock in the vehicle but it does not work.  A mechanic gave me a bid of $1700 to replace and repair.  I am ready to install a new system - Vintage Air or Old Air Products from Fort Worth Texas.  I would greatly appreciate your thoughts.  I read the great write…

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63 cadi conv

Posted by Merlino jean marc on December 31, 2019 at 2:51pm 0 Comments

Hello everyone 

As a European, I fell in love with Americans cars and Americana stuff.

I bought a running 63 for cheap .but there is no secret when you buy cheap ,it is big project. The car needs everything. Overtime I was able to slowing buy parts .actually  I am looking for the passenger front lower section which is becoming harder ,and harder to find

The car has a lot of issue with rust.it needs a paint,a top and I need to replace all floor pans.with patience and…

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