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Keys

Started Apr 17 0 Replies

Gentlemen,Thank you for the advice.  I suspect that the key blanks that I purchased on ebay were for a late 1965 or 1966.  By the way, I meant that the key blanks would not fit into the tumblers.  I…Continue

Keys

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Apr 17. 3 Replies

I am trying to get my 1963 Sedan Deville Park Avenue road ready.  It is almost there.  The last owner must have purchased the car without keys as he removed the pins from the ignition lock tumbler…Continue

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Power Brake Booster

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Pechenik Apr 8. 5 Replies

Hello Co-Members,I recently purchased a  low mileage1963 Sedan Deville Park Avenue.  It is extremely solid and runs well.  Neverthelss, it has minor problems that need to be addressed before I can…Continue

 

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Apr 17
Kurt replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Keys
"Not me Jason,I replied to Stephen's discussion"
Apr 17
Jason Edge replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Keys
"Kurt, When you say doesn't fit do you mean it literally will not insert into the lock cylinder or just doesn't unlock the lock? It looks like the correct shape."
Apr 17
Kurt replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Keys
"That is strange that the octagonal head key doesn't fit. I got my key blanks at USA Parts Supply https://www.usapartssupply.com/cadillac.php The blanks are on page 23 of the…"
Apr 17
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Stephen Pechenik's blog post Preventive Maintenance
"Stephan  Yes - the cam gears are coated in Teflon ( to quite them ) that will come apart with age - 80-100,000 miles ( aprox )  With only 48,000 miles on the engine you might be fine for a while if the engine was maintained…"
Apr 10
Russ Austin commented on Stephen Pechenik's blog post Preventive Maintenance
"Top gear was a nylon coated metal gear. The nylon chipped off after many many miles. "
Apr 10
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Preventive Maintenance

Dear All, Does anyone know if the 1963 Cadillac was manufactured with nylon timing gears?  I checked the factory repair manual which is silent on that issue.This morning I was speaking with a mechanic at a location where I store another vehicle ('48 Chrysler NY'er).  He had a 70 Deville convertible on his lift to dismantle it so that he could replace the timing chain and more importantly, the nylon timing gears.  He explained that the nylon gets brittle with age and might  cause an unexpected…See More
Apr 10
Stephen Pechenik replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Power Brake Booster
"Dear Jason, Thank you very much for the photos.  I have been a car collector for many years and appreciate the details that you furnished.  I have owned about 20 Cadillacs and have learned the hard way how valuable this sort of information…"
Apr 8
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Power Brake Booster
"StephanYou are very welcome but have to give Jason our webmaster the credit for the photos and explanation above mine which he is so very good at doing  Glad we could help  Stay Safe "
Apr 8
Stephen Pechenik replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Power Brake Booster
"Dear Tony and Ginny, Thank you for the insight and assistance. I will use your photos to determine which brand the car has. I have opted for rebuilding of the unit I have as the replacement units that I have found are very expensive. This car has…"
Apr 8
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Power Brake Booster
"The Bendix parts are much harder to find today than  the Delco parts that are more readily available on the market last check  So going with a Delco MC and Booster will get it done  An option is to have yours rebuilt and the info is…"
Apr 8
Jason Edge replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Power Brake Booster
"Stephen, There were two boosters and master cylinders used in 1963 Bendix with the 4 bolts and Delco Morraine with 2 bolts. These look very different and need to mate the Delco Booster to Delco Master Cylinder and Bendix Booster to Bendix Master…"
Apr 7
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Power Brake Booster

Hello Co-Members,I recently purchased a  low mileage1963 Sedan Deville Park Avenue.  It is extremely solid and runs well.  Neverthelss, it has minor problems that need to be addressed before I can consider it roadworthy.Firstly, I need to replace or rebuild the power brake booster.  It appears that 1962 and 1963 models are unique in that the master cylinder has four rather than two bolts holding it onto the booster.  I like the master cylinder due to the fact that it has two screw on plugs…See More
Apr 7
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"Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website and the CLC 63/64 Cadillac Chapter! Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home. The Help Page at www.help.6364cadillac.com will have links to many useful articles…"
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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Sedan Deville Park Avenue (model 6389)
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
Yes. 63603149
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Preventive Maintenance

Posted on April 10, 2020 at 7:26pm 2 Comments

Dear All, 

Does anyone know if the 1963 Cadillac was manufactured with nylon timing gears?  I checked the factory repair manual which is silent on that issue.

This morning I was speaking with a mechanic at a location where I store another vehicle ('48 Chrysler NY'er).  He had a 70 Deville convertible on his lift to dismantle it so that he could replace the timing chain and more importantly, the nylon timing gears.  He explained that the nylon gets brittle with age and might …

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Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website and the CLC 63/64 Cadillac Chapter!

Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home. The Help Page at www.help.6364cadillac.com will have links to many useful articles and information about our Cadillacs.

 
 
 

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Rear Wheel Bearings Replacement

Started by Dominic Salemi in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 24 minutes ago. 0 Replies

HiNeed to replace my rear wheel bearing and seal on my 1964 Conv., does anyone know if its a big project and what I will need before I pull the shaft out? I also need to know the parts number and…Continue

Winter time cruise in Australia.

Started by Kevin Campbell in General Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell 29 minutes ago. 4 Replies

The weather here in winter is great for a Cadillac cruise.Continue

looking for a 429 heat riser and cruise control unit

Started by Christian Doerk in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Kurt 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

I am looking for a functioning heat riser valve and a cruise control for a 1964 Cadillac.In principle, the heat riser flap does not have to work. It is only important that the spacer / housing is not…Continue

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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

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

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64 Power Servo vacuum leak

Posted by Kent Prows on June 27, 2020 at 4:02pm 0 Comments

I finally got around to fixing a leak in my heater core.  I decided to check to see if there were any other obvious issues while I had everything torn apart.  When I put a vacuum directly (bypassing the transducer) to the power servo it gets to about 10" and then slowly leaks back to zero.  The fan will not go to full and the mode door will not open completely.  I have read a couple of other posts that said they repaired the power servo leaks.  How?  Does anyone have one to sell?  I just…

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63 Caddy Horn

Posted by Robert Alan Shannon on May 27, 2020 at 9:25am 9 Comments

 Just noticed a 1963  Caddy trumpet horn on Ebay. No part # given but some of his other items are 1963 specific, just throwin this out there, I have no connection to this listing .

Wiring connection help.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 24, 2020 at 9:15pm 2 Comments

Can someone help me figure where these connections go? I have a 64 60 special if it matters.…



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Wood grain finally done.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 20, 2020 at 4:57pm 3 Comments

After years of wanting to, I finally redid my wood dash paneling on my 64 60s. Not too hard to do either.…

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