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64 rear main seal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser Mar 26. 12 Replies

I need help, is there a trick to installing a rear main on the 429? Also is there a preferred brand of seal recommend? A very reputable shop has replaced mine twice and it’s still leaking. This is a…Continue

Possibly low compression

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Yarri Mar 1. 7 Replies

Hey guys, my engine only has 21,784 miles and is completely original. I had a shop check the compression and they said it was good at 150 psi on all cylinders. I read my Cadillac shop manual and it…Continue

Floor mats

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Jan 21. 1 Reply

I’m looking for a set of blue floor mats for my 64 sedan. Does anyone have some to sell?

Pertronics ignition

Started Jan 10 0 Replies

Good evening to all, I just wanted to say thank you for the recommendation on the ignition upgrade. I just completed it on my 64 deville and I must say WOW! What a difference it has made. I did the…Continue

 

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Kim K Kaiser replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion 64 rear main seal
"Oh Tony,  tough request.  I was planning on closung the bottom end up today!  Pistons, bearings all in and torqued, ready for pan, top is ready for heads to go on.  I will look at it,  i may be able to remove tge tp bracket,…"
Mar 26
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion 64 rear main seal
"KimDo you plan on using Russ’s technic for the rear crank seal in your new engine build ? Info may have been  —-so very timely for you to get that rear seal oil leak fixed once and for all for yourself  If you do —-the…"
Mar 26
Kim K Kaiser replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion 64 rear main seal
"Far be it from me to contest the manual,becase i personally believe the offsetting woukd work better its even subscribed to by several videis of older 350 block videis on replacing seal.  But the manual suggest they be flush, if i read it…"
Mar 26
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion 64 rear main seal
"Glad to see the engines mileage is high and the rear engine seal did work and seal as it should regardless of the high engine  mileage  There appears to be hope this repair can be completed and leak free from here forward Thanks to Russ…"
Mar 25
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion 64 rear main seal
" Russ Like your  creative thoughts on offsetting the seal of the  rear  crank cap sealing joint —- by one inch into the block  That is the most I have seen anyone offset the gasket from the rear cap seam as some have…"
Mar 25
Russ Austin replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion 64 rear main seal
"Tony, I used a rubber contact cement and clocked the seals so the sections did not align with the block and cap, I offset the seals by 1 inch into the block on one side.  The mileage is at 118,000 I think."
Mar 25
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion 64 rear main seal
"Thomas  Yes I know your cars mileage  My question was for Russ and the seal install he did that worked  Enjoy "
Mar 25
Thomas Yarri replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion 64 rear main seal
"Tony, the engine only has 21833 total."
Mar 25
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion 64 rear main seal
"How many miles on the engine you did the seal replacement on ? ( if you might know ?)  Thinking that high mileage crank and bearing wear might be a factor in the ability for the rear crank seal to seal as it should for the long…"
Mar 25
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion 64 rear main seal
"Russ You rear engine seal is the first I know of that had no leak at all after being installed and assume the engine was in the car for that  Good job and very good to hear it can be done right one time but sure this is not your first time…"
Mar 25
Russ Austin replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion 64 rear main seal
"The Fel Pro seal is wrong. It fits the 62 and earlier, but not 63 and up. I called them on this, and get the usual "we went off of the factory engineering drawing"  Buy the Best Gasket seal. I have  a few extra on hand.  The…"
Mar 25
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion 64 rear main seal
"From a good number of discussions on this site the rear engine seal can be a problem to replace ( more so with engine in the car)  and stop  it from  leaking completely  At best it seems that the rear seal will drop a small…"
Mar 25
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64 rear main seal

I need help, is there a trick to installing a rear main on the 429? Also is there a preferred brand of seal recommend? A very reputable shop has replaced mine twice and it’s still leaking. This is a 21000 mile car. I’m stumped.
Mar 24
Thomas Yarri replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion Possibly low compression
"Thank you for the advice I will try some of these out and see how it does."
Mar 1
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion Possibly low compression
"Rislone makes a product that is added to the engine oil to free up lifters and rings with —-a new oil change that may help improve your rings condition if your ring need that  There produces are around for 100 years  I am currently…"
Mar 1
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion Possibly low compression
" Thomas I would be adding the correct amount of  marvelous mystery  oil to the gasoline every 2-3 tanks   for a while  The oil should increase compression some and lube the rings to free them if they need that as it oils the…"
Mar 1

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 sedan deville in beacon blue
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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 5 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 9 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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