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Vibration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell Jun 12. 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. 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. 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. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Fleetwood SDN
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Rear main Follow up replacement and repair,,

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 26 minutes ago. 14 Replies

Well, got it all together,, Jason, i was looking in the wrong chapter in the manual on the starter,, got that figured out.  everything hooked back upGot it put back together, started up, and oil…Continue

Tranny Problem??

Started by Ron Collins in General Discussion. Last reply by Ron Collins 8 hours ago. 25 Replies

Hello All,Took the car in for front end alignment and car remains at facility. The tech drove the car into bay and returned it to the same spot that I drove into. Paid for work and was ready to drive…Continue

Hydra-Matic with some problems

Started by Robert Tor in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Mark S Anderson 10 hours ago. 6 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

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 15 hours ago. 1 Reply

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

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driveshaft help

Posted by wayne weaver on October 9, 2019 at 4:41pm 1 Comment

can anyone help me with a driveshaft ? I have a 1963 Cadillac 62 series 4dr with the hydro-matic trans. I need the male splined shaft on the front of the rear driveshaft section. the piece with the nut attached by clip.id be willing to buy a shaft if its not horribly priced.

Dash removal

Posted by Jake Mickley on October 9, 2019 at 12:06am 9 Comments

Hello everyone,

On a 63 CDV, if a guy wanted to remove the entire dash to get all the metal painted, and do some other things behind there, how would he go about doing that?  I checked here and the shop manual, but can't find a complete guide.

As always, and help or direction is appreciated.  Thanks!

--Jake

Introducing myself

Posted by Gary Marchand on October 7, 2019 at 9:32pm 8 Comments

Thanks for letting me join the club.  Picked up this ‘64 Coupe Deville a few months ago out of Beverly MA, the car has few stickers on it from various Cadillac clubs, didn’t know if anyone might recognize it from it’s “Glory days.” Everything seems pretty healthy except for the body and some very Mickey Mouse repairs, was wondering if anyone had any leads on…

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Carter AFB carburetor question

Posted by Ray Schick on October 7, 2019 at 8:29pm 8 Comments

3655S carb, and a 3656S carb .I know the difference is one is for A/C and the other in for a non A/C car . Now the question is : can I use the carb bowl from the A/C car on the non A/C car ? They look the same set up next to each other

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