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63 Bumper issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Dec 4, 2019. 14 Replies

Hello, I have a 63 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible.The car was recently rear-ended and I now have a dent in the rear bumper.Separately, the front bumper has some rust holes.I've attached pictures of…Continue

Wanted: 63 NSS - Neutral Safety Switch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Riley May 8, 2019. 3 Replies

Wanted: 63 NSS - Neutral Safety SwitchThanks!-TimContinue

63 No crank, no start. Cranking harness identification

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin May 8, 2019. 6 Replies

UPDATED/shortened: 5/8/2019 11:59AMHello,My 63 series-62 started and ran great up until about 9 months ago.  I was cranking it as usual, and on maybe the 4th attempt, all the sudden it went…Continue

 

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Mar 29
Tim Riley commented on Ron Hansen's blog post 63 coupe transmission suddenly lost reverse and feels like slipping in first
"Ok, thanks Dan.  I recently did some work under the dash, and pulling wires through the firewall, so I have a feeling I knocked a vacuum line or a wire loose somewhere or something like that, because it came on all of the sudden."
Mar 29
Tim Riley commented on Ron Hansen's blog post 63 coupe transmission suddenly lost reverse and feels like slipping in first
"Dan, what were you referring to? I have the same issue. I just had the transmission completely rebuilt last year. ATF level is good. Everything was working perfectly last week. Now all the sudden when the car is cold, the tranny slips in reverse and…"
Mar 28
Tim Riley left a comment for Mike Foose
"Got it, thanks Mike!"
Mar 23
Mike Foose left a comment for Tim Riley
"I remember the problem but don't remember how I fixed it - I think I bought a new sender.  I sold the car years ago so I'm out of the Caddy Game for now. Sorry I can't be more help. M"
Mar 23
Tim Riley commented on Jason's blog post Speakers
"Apologies to Mark. You were SPOT ON my man. I must have made an error in my checking for continuity.  Upon inspecting the speaker with a magnifying glass I noticed a tiny strand of solder connecting one of the + posts and a metal rivet less…"
Mar 9
Tim Riley commented on Jason's blog post Speakers
"Thanks for the ideas. I think I'm going to try 2 good quality 5x7's in (movable) boxes tucked under the front seat, facing back.   Regarding the short in the center rear seat speaker, I confirmed no continuity between the + on the…"
Mar 9
Tim Riley commented on Jason's blog post Speakers
"Also, I installed one of the custom autosound dual voice coil speakers in the rear seat, it works perfectly until I try to screw it down to the chrome grill. When the metal edge of the speaker or the screw touches the chrome speaker grille it sparks…"
Mar 7
Tim Riley commented on Jason's blog post Speakers
"Jason, you mentioned 6" rounds for rear convertible speakers.  Where do those go? I am trying to figure out where I can put 2 aftermarket speakers in the rear of my 63 convertible without spoiling the stock classic look.  Thanks."
Mar 7
Jason Edge replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
"I am assume they would not consider your smashed in rear center, and front lower ends "acceptable core exhanges".  With that I would ask for price without core.  I would just be clear on what the total might would more likely be.…"
Dec 4, 2019
Tim Riley replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
"I got these prices from the local shop here in LA. They would give me show quality pieces back, and take my cores in exchange. Prices with acceptable core exchanges: Rear center: $550 Rear ends: $320 x 2 ($640) Front center upper: $250 Front center…"
Dec 4, 2019
Tim Riley replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
"Thanks, I will check them out!"
Dec 2, 2019
Ian Osborne replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
Dec 2, 2019
Anders replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
"I know this company does excellent work. They replace rusted pitted steel in the pieces before chroming. Basically what you get is a "new" part. No idea about price. Shipping will be a factor as well. Douglas Metal Finishing Limited -…"
Dec 2, 2019
Ian Osborne replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
"I have used Decore Plating on 164th street near Figueroa for years. They do great work and are very reasonable, especially by California standards. It would be worth getting a quote from them too."
Dec 1, 2019
Tim Riley replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
"Thank you guys.  I am waiting for a quote from BumperBiyz, and I will email centralplating. Once I have an idea of what they want for repair and rechrome, I will go from there."
Dec 1, 2019

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1963 Series 62 Convertible

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Best Distributor Cap Rotors and wires for use with Pertronix III

Posted on July 5, 2013 at 6:13pm 12 Comments

Hello everyone. My 63 Series-62 convertible left me stranded this weekend.  I traced the issue down (I believe) to weak and inconsistent spark. I made the terrible mistake of letting someone else put a new Distributor Cap, rotor, and plug wires in about 2 months ago because I was super busy and didn't have time. When I actually got to taking stuff apart and trying to diagnose it, I realize they put a cheap piece of crap Cap, rotor, and plug set in there. I messed around all day on the 4th…

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Anti-Theft Devices

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 8:05pm 4 Comments

Hello chapter!

I would love to hear from anyone who lives or travels through the less friendly parts of the world. I live in Los Angeles, and I am never too comfortable leaving my 63 Convertible unattended.

What are your favorite Anti-theft devices for these vehicles and why? Any advice much appreciated.

Thanks!

-Tim

Wanted: Parts for my *new* 63 Series-62 convertible

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 3:30pm 5 Comments

Hello, I just bought a 63 Series-62 convertible and joined the club.
Trying to get familiar with the best places to get parts.
I would like to immediately get:
Dash cover
Rear trunk emblem
And most importantly, find out why the water temp gauge isn't working and fix…
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At 3:17pm on March 23, 2021, Mike Foose said…

I remember the problem but don't remember how I fixed it - I think I bought a new sender.  I sold the car years ago so I'm out of the Caddy Game for now. Sorry I can't be more help.

M

At 11:55am on February 16, 2013, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.

Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home.

Jason

 
 
 

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Start up. 1st attempt

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser 3 hours ago. 22 Replies

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Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 15 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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