William R Conte
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429 and TH400 rebuilder in central NJ?

Started May 1 0 Replies

Hey gang --- I'm stripping the A/C system out of my 64 Coupe deVille for rehab. I also need to repair a rust hole in the pass fender lower area. Since I am doing all of this work, I am considering…Continue

Wiper switch refurbish

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Feb 26. 5 Replies

Last time I tried to use the wipers they wouldn't turn on. Finally, they did. Then I couldn't turn them back off. I had to unplug the wiper motor. The switch action does not feel as tight and…Continue

 

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William R Conte replied to Nathaniel Kinney's discussion Restoring a 64 Comfort Control system
"I am in the midst of gutting the entire system on my 64 Coupe deVille. I will also chime in on the great value that Tim's book is. It made it easy to troubleshoot the system. If you have a multimeter and decent troubleshooting skills, you will…"
Jun 25
William R Conte posted a discussion

429 and TH400 rebuilder in central NJ?

Hey gang --- I'm stripping the A/C system out of my 64 Coupe deVille for rehab. I also need to repair a rust hole in the pass fender lower area. Since I am doing all of this work, I am considering pulling the driveline and getting it rebuilt. The car runs "okay", but it leaks oil *everywhere*. It has just shy of 90K on it. Untouched. Cork still in the front of the crank. It might not be a bad thing to go through it before anything really bad can happen. Car is all original and unrestored.Anyone…See More
May 1
William R Conte replied to Kris Kusack's discussion heres a peak on what i been up too - Problem-matic 63
"DeOxit D5 works great for the contacts. Carried by electronics stores and Guitar Center."
Mar 26
William R Conte replied to Russ Austin's discussion Original fuel pump.
"It clearly shows that it was installed on the engine already when the engine got painted at the factory. Nice things to know when going for originality."
Mar 20
William R Conte replied to Jon Ettman's discussion 1964 Deville convertable transmission lines
"Another vote for USA Parts. I got a set a few months back. Very satisfied with them."
Mar 19
William R Conte replied to Peter's discussion No heat or outher ventilation
"I will second that post that suggested mice. The system in my car, 64 CdV has remains of mouse nest in the blower housing. It has obstructed the blower door and time delay switch. Jumping the switch starts the blower, but not much air comes from the…"
Mar 19
William R Conte replied to sébastien dorson's discussion présentation
"Hi Sebastien! Nice work on that car! It looks great! Enjoy it!!!"
Mar 6
William R Conte replied to Tony and Ginny 429's discussion 20/80 % vacuum valve for 64 comfort control
"This is what I'm planning on doing on my 64. I'm still on the time delay switch though. It was not modified with a master switch. I'm leaving it that way. Right now I'm troubleshooting some basic issues with it to see where all…"
Mar 3
Russ Austin replied to William R Conte's discussion Wiper switch refurbish
"Just to add, the wiper switch and the wiper motor need to have a very good ground to work. Check the ground to the wiper motor. It is behind one of the mount bolts.  The wiper switch grounds at the mount pins."
Feb 26
Kevin Campbell replied to William R Conte's discussion Wiper switch refurbish
"The one on ours is very good, slides easy and you can tell where each speed selection is without looking, but as they say, it never rains in Southern California too. I doubt our wipers saw too much action prior to the overseas trip."
Feb 26
Clovis replied to William R Conte's discussion Wiper switch refurbish
"Just to add, my wiper switch feels sloppy with little definition of where it's at while sliding it back and forth. My car overall is in excellent shape and I always just thought that is how it came from the factory. "
Feb 26
Russ Austin replied to William R Conte's discussion Wiper switch refurbish
"Never tried to refurb a wiper switch either."
Feb 26
Jason Edge replied to William R Conte's discussion Wiper switch refurbish
"I have never tried to refurbish the wiper dash switch  mainly since I have always had a big stash of them since starting to bring parts cars in in 1997. It is commendable and rewarding to refurbish anything, however, if you just wanted to buy…"
Feb 26
William R Conte posted a discussion

Wiper switch refurbish

Last time I tried to use the wipers they wouldn't turn on. Finally, they did. Then I couldn't turn them back off. I had to unplug the wiper motor. The switch action does not feel as tight and definite as it should. I have it out of the car, and want to rehab it. Has anyone here done it? If so, where did you get replacements for the little rivets that hold it together?See More
Feb 26
William R Conte replied to tom servas's discussion 429 water pump bolt sizes
"I don't know if they do or do not. Mine does not leak oil from there, but it does from nearly everywhere else, including the front of the crank."
Feb 25
William R Conte replied to Raymond Peter Bombeck Sr.'s discussion 1963 Cadillac ac/hearter control panel removal
"Yep, I'm not messing around on mine. Dash pad comes off first thing. I have cruise on mine. Supposedly that doesn't present any problem for removal - just pull the bezel and knob. I also need to be very careful of my original unbroken temp…"
Feb 25

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
Yes, 1964 Coupe deVille
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
30121
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
Yes

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At 6:11pm on February 16, 2018, Jason Edge said…

Hi Bill,
Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.
 


It is great to have another 1963/64 Chapter member joining us on the Website.  Make yourself at home!

Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home.  The Help Page at www.help.6364cadillac.com will have links to many useful articles and information about our Cadillacs.

 
 
 

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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 7 minutes ago. 0 Replies

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

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Caddy Shack parts & services news

Started by Russ Austin in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 16 minutes ago. 67 Replies

I will be having shoulder surgery on April 17th, and will be limited to packing up small parts only for a little while.I am going to try and see how it goes with getting my son to help out, but that…Continue

What's it gonna cost me?

Started by Haris dizdarevic in General Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 14 hours ago. 4 Replies

What's it going to cost me to buy an original rebuilt carburetor from one of you fine gents! Or possibly one that needs to be rebuilt thanks!!Continue

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HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side

Posted by Norman Silverman on September 17, 2018 at 8:15pm 6 Comments

Hi.

Update:

I removed both 7 nipple vacuum valves and called my buddy who owns a machine shop. Tomorrow we'll re-surface the valve faces and then I'll reinstall them. HOWEVER, the one that comes out easily and comes apart with no rivet is on the Power module side. It installs on one side with a small bolt, and on the other it is held on by a clip, WHICH IS MISSING ON MY CAR. I am going to assume it is the same clip that is used on the Control Module side. Anybody got one? Happy…

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7 vacuum valve-need a good one or someone to recondition mine

Posted by Norman Silverman on September 15, 2018 at 5:44pm 12 Comments

So, I've put my 7 vacuum valve from the control head side to the test, and it failed. I looked at the instructions for re-conditioning it and unless I am missing something, the instructions are missing something (about how to take off the clip that provides the tension that holds the two pieces together). 

In any case, I can't do this particular repair so I am looking for a new valve (not likely), or a good re-conditioned one, or someone who has done this before and would do mine for…

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Mosiac Cadillac emblem Table

Posted by Dana G Cooper on August 30, 2018 at 10:48pm 11 Comments

Wanted to share a picture of a table my wife made for me to display with our 63 Coupe Deville. 

Inside door handle thread size

Posted by Michael Jarnagin on August 23, 2018 at 4:31pm 1 Comment

Anyone know the thread size on the inside door handle bolts mine are missing any info much appreciated 

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