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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

Exhaust/intake Leak???

Started this discussion. Last reply by douglas krathwohl Aug 26, 2017. 8 Replies

Hey guys, I've got an exhaust or intake leak that is progressively getting worse. The noise is  getting a little embarrassing when accelerating from a stop. I've read all the stuff on the cracked…Continue


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Ronnie Lay replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Hot Car Show
"Yes it has the flat, straight 8. Like I said, it's a project for sure, I got it running and moving, still needs brake and fuel system work."
Sep 24, 2018
Tom Bahner replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Hot Car Show
"That New Yorker is good property! It would have the flathead straight 8 instead of the 6 I believe."
Sep 24, 2018
Tom Bahner replied to Kevin Campbell's discussion We've done it..... but never again.
"That's got to be a good feeling! Sounds like you'll have plenty of room for STUFF! We're getting towards the other end of the spectrum. Thinking hard about getting rid of my garden tractor collection, a couple Ferguson tractors and a…"
Sep 24, 2018
Kevin Campbell replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Hot Car Show
"Geez.... i'm feeling a bit inadequate only having the Fleetwood. Nice cars Tom."
Sep 24, 2018
Ronnie Lay replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Hot Car Show
"Nice! they look great! I also have a postwar Chrysler, a 1947 New Yorker Club Coupe project to go along with my 64 Fleetwood."
Sep 24, 2018
Clovis replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Hot Car Show
"What's better than have a classic car? Having two! They look great "
Sep 24, 2018
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Hot Car Show

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 driving Ol Blue while I drove my 48 Chrysler Windsor. The temp was approaching 100 that day which made the beer taste real good. Both made the trip without issues. Some days life does not suck. Both cars drew a lot of interest as only 2 other Caddies and zero Chryslers out of about 500 cars.See More
Sep 24, 2018
Tom Bahner replied to Mark Geertsma's discussion Long road trip with '63 Cadillac
"In May the wife and I took a 2600 km trip down a section of Rt 66. Ol Blue cruised down the road without a hitch. My car is in decent shape but far from perfect in comparison to many on this forum. These are tough old cars that just about refuse to…"
Sep 8, 2018
Tom Bahner replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Brake Light- 63 SDV
"Cees, Thanks for the heads up on the part #s Tom B"
May 23, 2018
Tom Bahner and Cees de Bunje are now friends
May 22, 2018
Cees de Bunje replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Brake Light- 63 SDV
"Tom i bought light sockets at JT& part # 2567F they fit a 3/4 inch hole. I grinded off the old socket removed all the reamaining parts, pressed in the new socket and adjusted the metal tabs."
May 22, 2018
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Brake Light- 63 SDV
"Tom Talk to Russ --about the Led rear lights he sells He is the gentelman who suggested the Leds In his post He is one of the true experts on our car and an excellent source of parts and fair excellent business practices You will not go wrong…"
May 20, 2018
Tom Bahner replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Brake Light- 63 SDV
"OK, thanks guys. Hmmm, I'll have to investigate the LED's "
May 20, 2018
Tom Bahner replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Mostly original, but some upgraded modifications
"Thanks for the info Joe"
May 20, 2018
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Brake Light- 63 SDV
"Tom You should be able to get replacement new centers for the sockets on ebay under your year car I have seen them there they come in a Group of a few I have not used them yet myself as no need for me so far Hope that helps some Enjoy"
May 19, 2018
Russ Austin replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Brake Light- 63 SDV
"The sockets are crimped in place. The folded over metal will need to be ground off to get the socket out. Sounds like a good time to install the LED tail lights from caddy Shack restorations."
May 19, 2018

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Sedan DeVille 4 window
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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

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.  

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

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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Question: comfortable highway speed?

Started by Mark Geertsma in General Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell 4 hours ago. 18 Replies

What is your preferred cruising speed on highways with your classic Cadillac? What I mean is the speed that allows for relatively quiet and comfortable cruising without slowing down other traffic.…Continue

Tags: speed, Highway

64 Parts Offering to Club before eBay

Started by Jeff Kinzler in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jeff Kinzler 7 hours ago. 2 Replies

now that the 64 Eldo is back from her 16 month spa treatment I need to unload boxes of spare parts1. Complete upper and lower grille assembly missing one vertical bar in lower grill 2. Upper grill3.…Continue

Tags: frame, wiper, window, cowl, Parts

1976 Cadillac DeVille COUPE

Started by DanielAndrew in For Sale 12 hours ago. 0 Replies

1976 Cadillac DeVille COUPE On Ebay…Continue

T-3 Headlight History

Started by Jason Edge in Restoration Discussion 16 hours ago. 0 Replies

                                  T-3 Headlights 1956 to 1972  - 1956 7"…Continue

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Posted by Mike Petrey on January 13, 2019 at 12:25pm 7 Comments

Where do the flashers go in my 64 Deville Convert.  I'm thinking that's why both turn signals stopped working.

Source for Motor mounts and Trans mounts 1964 SDV

Posted by Norman Silverman on January 9, 2019 at 4:23pm 2 Comments


Where is the best place to purchase good quality motor mounts/trans mounts for my 1964 SDV? I see that Rock Auto has them for $8 and change, and others for $24 and change. Big difference. Is there a better place to buy them from?



Fuel loss in Carburetor

Posted by Ian Osborne on December 29, 2018 at 11:24pm 16 Comments

Lately if I haven't started my '63 in four or five days it seems that the carburetor has gone dry. The starter cranks for an extended period of time and the engine doesn't come close to firing. I have resorted to pouring a little fuel into the carb to save the starter and battery. This gets it started and it runs fine. It also starts fine after sitting a short while - a couple hours or so.

The fuel pump is new and there is always fuel in the glass bowl of the fuel filter. This, along…



Posted by John Rueff on December 19, 2018 at 4:24pm 3 Comments

I would like to upholster my caddy back to original.   Does anyone know where I can look at some pictures or photos.  Also, how hard is it to remove the dash?  thanks


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