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Brake Light- 63 SDV

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Bahner on Wednesday. 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. 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

In Need of 63 390 Intake Manifold

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Borer May 31, 2017. 8 Replies

Are there any other years that interchange or is it the typical 1 year only part? Need manifold without cracks.Thanks Tom B Continue

 

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Tom Bahner replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Brake Light- 63 SDV
"Cees, Thanks for the heads up on the part #s Tom B"
Wednesday
Tom Bahner and Cees de Bunje are now friends
Wednesday
Cees de Bunje replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Brake Light- 63 SDV
"Tom i bought light sockets at JT&T.com 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."
Tuesday
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
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
Tom Bahner replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Mostly original, but some upgraded modifications
"Thanks for the info Joe"
May 20
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
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
Tom Bahner replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Mostly original, but some upgraded modifications
"On my 63 I've put radial tires, aluminum radiator, electronic ignition, new interior.  Hey Joe, what cruise control did you go with?? That's one thing i really miss. Around here everything is a 30 minute drive. "
May 19
Tom Bahner posted a discussion

Brake Light- 63 SDV

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 brake without pushing on it. They're either wore out or the springs are corroded. Tried the WD40 trick but that was an epic fail.  Has anyone ever replaced any of the  rear light sockets on a '63?? They look like they're part of the tail light assembly. I've read up on how to get to the nuts that hold…See More
May 19
Jason Edge replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Route 66 Quest
"Sounds like a fun trip and love the picture with the Route 66 sign in the background!"
May 16
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Route 66 Quest
"Kevin Route 66 is the most traveled historic road in the USA from east to west and the oldest road traveled In the USA And for that reason a wonderful road trip for many for that reason Enjoy"
May 16
Kevin Campbell replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Route 66 Quest
"excellent story."
May 16
Tom Bahner posted a discussion

Route 66 Quest

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 go any further west", when we reached Pontiac Illinois - "Ol Blue doesn't need to go any further east". May 6th, around noon, we left NE Kansas and headed for the Mother Road. Initial plan was to go to Lake Shore Dr. in Chicago where Rt 66 starts. But, no one we talked to said anything favorable…See More
May 16
Tom Bahner commented on Joe Basile's blog post Engine dies out at low speed while turning left.
"Tony, Take it for BS or whatever you like. I value the info on this site from everyone but calling out BS because you don't agree with something is not really helping anyone out. As a matter of fact I found it rather offensive. Done talking…"
Oct 24, 2017
Tom Bahner commented on Joe Basile's blog post Engine dies out at low speed while turning left.
"I had the same problem in my 63. Mentioned it to a mechanic when I first got the car. He said it was a design problem with the stock carb, something about fuel running from one float bowl to the other or something. Mine would just quit same as yours…"
Oct 23, 2017

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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…

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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…

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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 jasonedge@nc.rr.com 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 on oil pump priming and pressurets

Started by Tim Bobeck in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

hi everyone , I have a 63 coupe  that I have rebuilt the 390 engine. Long story short, after getting it all together and in the car, I started to prime to oil pump with a drill and socket, and I…Continue

My new project ( upper control arm bushing )

Started by Joe DiIaconi in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Joe DiIaconi 3 hours ago. 3 Replies

Has anyone found a good kit to replace all of the bushings including ball joints,  tie rod inner and outer, upper and lower control arm bushings, center link. I replace mine a couple years ago, but…Continue

My new project ( upper control arm bushing )

Started by Joe DiIaconi in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 9 hours ago. 1 Reply

Has anyone found a good kit to replace all of the bushings including ball joints,  tie rod inner and outer, upper and lower control arm bushings, center link. I replace mine a couple years ago, but…Continue

Radiator coolant

Started by Warwick smith in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 11 hours ago. 6 Replies

hican anyone tell me what is the common type and quantity of radiator coolant for my 1963 with a 390ci I have a standard copper radiator Continue

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where do I find a new and better motor?

Posted by john kilbourne on May 24, 2018 at 11:43am 11 Comments

My '64 convert is getting better, but the engine remains questionable. Starts and runs well enough, powerful, but I think I hear a main bearing banging, the balance is not great and I'd like to upgrade to fuel injection if I can.

Are there dependable remans available of good quality? Are new crate engines available? Will more advanced engines from newer years fit?

Also, please, the diff ratio is quite high, lots of RPMs compared to today's cars. Are there diffs with lower…

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1963 Cadillac DeVille

Posted by Sven on May 21, 2018 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Good morning community, I have this beautiful 1963 4 door for sale, asking cad$9999, that's about us$7750. I would bring it down south over the border to North Dakota or Minnesota.

If anyone is interested, feel free to ask questions.

Otherwise what are the best websites to sell classic cars in the states?



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camshaft

Posted by Dave Fundaburg on May 20, 2018 at 11:49am 1 Comment

Has anyone used the performance camshafts offered by Kanter or Isky if so how do you like the upgrade in general and how is the idle quality and vacuum for power accessories any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Door jamb switchs

Posted by Anthony Boles on May 17, 2018 at 9:50am 9 Comments

I'm having problems with the door jamb switches,the interior lights will sometimes work or the interior lights will just stay on and run the battery down ,there's three black wires spliced together and one simgle black and white wire,what could be the problem. 

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