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Coolant hose for 1963 Sedan Deville Park Ave Without A/C

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Oct 11. 1 Reply

There is a short hose on the top of the motor that connects from a straight pipe on the top of the engine to the water pump.  It appears to be a molded hose.  I have ordered a master parts book which…Continue

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Keys

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Sep 27. 1 Reply

The previous owner of my '63 Sedan Deville Park Avenue was not kind to the car.  It appears that he bought it without keys and rather than pay a lock smith, he destroyed the tumbler for the trunk…Continue

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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Jason Edge replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Coolant hose for 1963 Sedan Deville Park Ave Without A/C
"I have return pipe to water pump hoses, the short fat hose with the tight bend, new ready to ship for $15 + s/h. Shoot me an email to jasonedge@nc.rr.com"
Oct 11
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Coolant hose for 1963 Sedan Deville Park Ave Without A/C

There is a short hose on the top of the motor that connects from a straight pipe on the top of the engine to the water pump.  It appears to be a molded hose.  I have ordered a master parts book which has not yet arrived.  Does anyone know where I could find a new one (before I am forced to fashion some sort of solution)?  The hose is too short to bend heater hose without kinking it.  The bend is about 70 degrees, which makes me suspect that heater hose + a 90 degree elbow will also kink.Thank…See More
Oct 11
Jason Edge replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Keys
"I have the lock cylinder bar connecting bar (shaft) 4 1/4" long and 5 1/4" long.  They are different lengths due to different years and those with power trunk locks with the vacuum unlock actuator bolted in front of the trunk latch i…"
Sep 27
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Keys

The previous owner of my '63 Sedan Deville Park Avenue was not kind to the car.  It appears that he bought it without keys and rather than pay a lock smith, he destroyed the tumbler for the trunk lock.  I bought  a a replacement tumbler and connecting bar.  The tumbler is fine.  the connecting bar is too short.  I have the old one but it is held onto the destroyed lock tumbler by a rivet.  Even if I drill out the rivet, the old bar will be good as a template only as it does not have the right…See More
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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. "
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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

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1963 Sedan Deville Park Avenue (model 6389)
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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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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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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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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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