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Bolt Size for Seat Belts in a 63 Fleetwood

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Apr 6. 4 Replies

Hello together,I would like to retrofit seat belts in my 1963 Fleetwood 60 Special. It has the mounting holes under the carpet.I used the "search-box" but couldn´t find the right info.My question is:…Continue

´63 engine knocking 390cui solved :-)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Apr 1. 7 Replies

Hello together,as I mentioned in my previous post, my newest purchase -a 63 Fleetwood 60 Special- had some bad engine knocking when accelerating and I tried to figure out, whats the problem.I was…Continue

Recommendations for Pertronix Ingition on a ´63 390cui?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Mar 25. 3 Replies

Hello,my name is Stefan and this is my first post in this forum. I´m from germany and very happy to own and drive a 1963 Fleetwood 60 Special in a very nice condition. It has been delivered by…Continue

 

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Jason Edge replied to Stefan's discussion Bolt Size for Seat Belts in a 63 Fleetwood
"Just add top what Kurt said, when I part a car out I will often wedge my shoulders between the back of the front seat and force down and backward. Works about 90% of the time to quickly Dislodge seat from that hook."
Apr 6
Chris McBride replied to Stefan's discussion Bolt Size for Seat Belts in a 63 Fleetwood
"Member Mr.Preston Bealle previously noted: I got this done tonight after a few weeks of fiddling around with no luck. I stuck my head on the floor with a strong flashlight, and once I saw the construction of the hooks and the location, I realized…"
Apr 6
Kurt replied to Stefan's discussion Bolt Size for Seat Belts in a 63 Fleetwood
"For removing the rear seat, yes, you push down on the front of the seat and push rearward to unhook the seat frame from the hooks on the floor. This picture is in the "Help" section under "- Seatbelts, Rear: Example Pictures from…"
Apr 6
Jason Edge replied to Stefan's discussion Bolt Size for Seat Belts in a 63 Fleetwood
"Bolt threads in front and rear are 7/16"-20. Use Grade 8 hardened bolts."
Apr 6
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Bolt Size for Seat Belts in a 63 Fleetwood

Hello together,I would like to retrofit seat belts in my 1963 Fleetwood 60 Special. It has the mounting holes under the carpet.I used the "search-box" but couldn´t find the right info.My question is: What size does the bolts have? 7/16" ?Due to the very few original belts available here in germany and because of their often very poor condition, I decided on this one:CSP…See More
Apr 6
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Stefan's discussion ´63 engine knocking 390cui solved :-)
"Stefan  As the car is  brand new to you you have a good number of years ahead of you to be observing the people’s reaction to these amazing American General Motors machines of the early 60’s  Some of the very best…"
Apr 1
Stefan replied to Stefan's discussion ´63 engine knocking 390cui solved :-)
"Hello Tony, please excuse my wrong terminology ;-) what I first called "engine knocking" was actually a bad noise from the lifters that came especially when accelerating. But this sound has now completely disappeared. I have got the…"
Apr 1
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Stefan's discussion ´63 engine knocking 390cui solved :-)
"Stefan Just saw that you are in Germany which makes for the different terminology that we use in communicating auto things which is understandable for sure  The owners of these year  Cadillacs  outside the USA has to be even more an…"
Mar 31
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Stefan's discussion ´63 engine knocking 390cui solved :-)
" Stefan Somehow I am thinking what you are calling an engine knock is your valve lifters making a good deal of engine noise  Is  that what you meant by Hydros ?( they are little hydraulic pumps )  There is no oil change that will…"
Mar 31
Stefan replied to Stefan's discussion ´63 engine knocking 390cui solved :-)
"Thank you Jason, yes that´s my plan ;-) I will drive it a few hundred miles and then again do an oil change with the same LiquiMoly 10W40 + hydro additive."
Mar 31
Jason Edge replied to Stefan's discussion ´63 engine knocking 390cui solved :-)
"That is fantastic. Might be good idea to run some engine flush thru on next oil change. Sounds like you may have had some built up sludge and blocked channels. Completely up to you, but you might consider another complete oil and filter change, with…"
Mar 31
Russ Austin replied to Stefan's discussion ´63 engine knocking 390cui solved :-)
"Good to know, glad you solved the problem."
Mar 31
Stefan posted a discussion

´63 engine knocking 390cui solved :-)

Hello together,as I mentioned in my previous post, my newest purchase -a 63 Fleetwood 60 Special- had some bad engine knocking when accelerating and I tried to figure out, whats the problem.I was afraid that it were the Hydros. The engine has got run only 52.000miles.Last weekend, I did an oil change : old oil was a 4 year old 20W50 so I filled in fresh  LiquiMoly 10W40 MoS2I don´t know if…See More
Mar 31
Kurt replied to Stefan's discussion Recommendations for Pertronix Ingition on a ´63 390cui?
"I'm running the II and added the Flamethrower coil as well and have been very happy with it. There are details on each and installation tips under the Help tab In the header above. Pertronix Ignitor Ignition & Flamethrower I, II,…"
Mar 25
Doug Scarrow replied to Stefan's discussion Recommendations for Pertronix Ingition on a ´63 390cui?
"  The II or III is what I recommend The I has the weakness of failing if you leave the key on without it running. The II and III do not have this problem ,they also have adaptive dwell and sense cranking speed and retard the timing slightly…"
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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Fleetwood 60 Special
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Start up. 1st attempt

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 7 hours ago. 21 Replies

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Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 11 hours ago. 234 Replies

I have posted a few Misc items over on my Classic Cadillac Parts Facebook page at…Continue

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64 Horns

Started by John Inglesby in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge on Saturday. 1 Reply

I have 3 horns and the only one working is the bottom long one. The 2 round ones are not. I played around with the connections and they seem ok. I tried to check for power but not sure I was doing it…Continue

Compression test

Started by Michael Chomout in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Karl Schwarz on Friday. 8 Replies

Dear Gents, just had time to dova compression test on the 429 engine by warming up the engine and removed all plugs and went through cranking without pouring oil into the cylinder since I want to…Continue

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63 Trunk detail

Posted by Bob Pontius on April 8, 2021 at 3:07pm 1 Comment

Jason, I liked the detail and information you have provided. I would like to do mine similar to yours. Can you help? Do you have trunk material? OPGI is sending the trunk product for my 63 Fleetwood. But it does cover the entire trunk as yours was done. If you do not have can you give me a reference? Thanks!! Bob

Car lift and jack stands

Posted by Les Eastling on March 23, 2021 at 10:00am 4 Comments

I mentioned during the 63/64 chapter zoom meeting on 3/21 that we had installed a car lift in our garage. Someone asked what kind and I didn't have the info at hand, so here is a link to it and also a link to some tall jack stands we use to add more stability to the car and an additional safety factor. There is something about getting underneath one of these cars that makes me a little nervous! …

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Leaky Freeze Plug

Posted by Lee Martin on March 22, 2021 at 12:49pm 7 Comments

Just developed a significant leak coming from a freeze plug right over the starter.  Would this be considered a "cam plug" i.e. like Dorman 17616DS?  Our cars have multiple sizes of plugs on engine block and I want to get the right one.  Also, does anyone know how pricey this is for a shop to fix?  Thanks!

Balancer location

Posted by Kim K Kaiser on March 20, 2021 at 4:47pm 6 Comments

Readi g another thread. Does this look about right on balancer gap? Thats a 1/4 thick piece of metal.

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