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63 6 way Seat switch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge May 17. 4 Replies

Hi all, I had my car in for some rust repair on pass side front fender and door. That part went ok except for the color match but my real issue is the seat switch. Are the 63 and 64 the only switches…Continue

Hot Car Show

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronnie Lay Sep 24, 2018. 5 Replies

Thought I would share a pic of our cars at a local car show last month. Since both cars are driver quality, I'm not much of a car show guy and the wife definitely isn't. But, I talked her into…Continue

Brake Light- 63 SDV

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Bahner May 23, 2018. 6 Replies

Hey all, both the brake lights on my SDV are not making good connection. Drivers side works but is held tight with a piece of plastic wedged by the bulb and I can't get the right one to light the…Continue

Route 66 Quest

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge May 16, 2018. 3 Replies

Hi all. Just thought I would post a note that my wife Kathy and I and Ol Blue(our 63 SDV) have completed our 4th trip on Rt. 66. Just as I said when we reached Tucumcari NM - "Ol Blue doesn't need to…Continue


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Jason Edge replied to Tom Bahner's discussion 63 6 way Seat switch
"63 and 64 switches are different due to wiring different. If you hear motor turning and not movement in the tilt (or any directions), it is probably dried grease in the transmission housing preventing the actuators to slide down the shaft and engage…"
May 17
Tom Bahner replied to Tom Bahner's discussion 63 6 way Seat switch
"Thanks all. I've been in everything on this seat. Motors, rails, relay, switch, etc. I'll pull the switch out again and take a look at it. Even after cleaning and trying to tightening things up, I still had to push down on the toggle to…"
May 17
Jason Edge replied to Tom Bahner's discussion 63 6 way Seat switch
"The 40 amp circuit breaker used in the "Horn" fuse slot is found on cars with  either Power Window or Power Seats so the overheating issue could be on either circuit. I would pop it out and see if you have continuity. I'm…"
May 16
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tom Bahner's discussion 63 6 way Seat switch
"Tom The grease in the motor gets hard over time and causes a problem Open the motor clean out the old grease and regrease ( lithium grease ) and it should come back to life in most cases and be fine Replacing the floppy switch you are looking for…"
May 16
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63 6 way Seat switch

Hi all, I had my car in for some rust repair on pass side front fender and door. That part went ok except for the color match but my real issue is the seat switch. Are the 63 and 64 the only switches that will work?. Its always been flakey in its operation and the shop must have gotten crazy with it trying to move the seat. The toggle switch is flopping around and no longer functions. Also, when I got in to check the fuses this AM the 40 amp circuit breaker was hotter than h---. Do you think…See More
May 16
Tom Bahner replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion hypothetical
"I've had my '63 for 5 years now. Not afraid to drive it anywhere. Never been rebuilt to my knowledge, leaks a little oil here and there but everything works as it should. I did spend the first year getting it road worthy to my standards,…"
Jul 29, 2019
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May 11, 2019
Tom Bahner left a comment for Christian Doerk
"My email is I can send pics better that way. I have 2 intakes off of 1963 caddy's. I believe 62 to 65 interchange. "
May 11, 2019
Tom Bahner replied to Christian Doerk's discussion Intake mainfold
"I have a couple. Message me for details. "
May 11, 2019

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A Sad Day in Mudville

Posted on July 20, 2015 at 11:48am 15 Comments

Saturday was a bad day.

The wife and I was returning home from a local cruise when ol Blue started reving up going down the interstate. Yep, something gave out on the old tranny. The underside of the car is soaked with tranny fluid along with the rear of the car. It lost it fast, by the time I got to the exit, there was no movement. Pulled the dipstick, empty.

I thought maybe one of the rubber hoses in the cooling lines gave out but I can't see anything wrong with them.  Of…


Road Trip

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 10:37am 8 Comments

Well, the wife and I…


A Test

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 4:47pm 7 Comments

Well, we woke up to a beautiful, warm day for this time of year here in NE Ks. yesterday. The wife said it would be " a good day to test the Caddie".

This is  in prep for a little adventure we're planning to take the end of March first part of April. We're going to drive the Ks, Ok. and maybe Texas stretch of Route 66. What better way of doing it than in a '63 Sedan DeVille.

 I said what the h..., temp in the 40's-50's, sunshine, threw a few tools in the trunk and headed…


63 SDV Rear Seat Belts

Posted on February 22, 2015 at 1:27pm 3 Comments

Well, the wife say we gotta have'em so I'm on the hunt for seat belts for the back seat of my SDV 4 window.

My question is, are the rears the same length as the front?. Near as I can tell, fronts are about 70+ inches or so.

I've been looking at after market, chrome latch belts that are pretty reasonable. Seat Belt Planet and Andoauto are a couple. Although not exact match to the fronts that are installed, they'll be fine for my driver. 

Haven't looked around at it yet to…


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At 7:43pm on December 19, 2013, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.  

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I saw that you want to join the Chapter. We are a free chapter with the only requirement to join being that you are a member of the Cadillac LaSalle Club. To join, simply send me an email to with your CLC Membership #, name, address and list any 1963's and 1964 Cadillacs you own. I look forward to add you to our Chapter Roster.

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Started by Planet-automobile in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 9 hours ago. 6 Replies

hi this part of floor is available new? I did not find on the net where I have to look for a used partthank you…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 10 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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Center consoles? Let's see 'em

Started by Tosh Dickenson in General Discussion 13 hours ago. 0 Replies

Would like to add a center console with a place for drinks and maybe a bluetooth receiver.  Anybody here built a console for their Caddy?  I'd love to see them!Continue

help adding fluid to top motor for '64.

Started by john kilbourne in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by john kilbourne 21 hours ago. 5 Replies

Is there a Youtube about this? From what I can learn for other lesser cars, such as they may be, the drill is: remove rear seat bottom and back, remove the plug from the top motor reservoir, use a…Continue

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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.…


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.…


390 engine replacement needed

Posted by Jason on May 18, 2020 at 7:54pm 1 Comment

I’m looking for a 1963 Cadillac 390 engine that runs. 


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