William R Conte
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429 and TH400 rebuilder in central NJ?

Started May 1, 2018 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, 2018. 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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
William R Conte replied to sébastien dorson's discussion présentation
"Hi Sebastien! Nice work on that car! It looks great! Enjoy it!!!"
Mar 6, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
Russ Austin replied to William R Conte's discussion Wiper switch refurbish
"Never tried to refurb a wiper switch either."
Feb 26, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018

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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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Caddy Shack parts & services

Started by Russ Austin in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by tom servas 3 hours ago. 12 Replies

At Caddy Shack, I have good used parts, stored in buildings and sheds.  I source my parts from cars here in Arizona, so I offer sheet metal and parts in generally rust damage free conditions.  The…Continue

Tags: shack, caddy

1964 Carter AFB

Started by Dave Bird in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Dave Bird 3 hours ago. 9 Replies

Looking for a built or suitable for rebuild Carter carburetor for my 1964 Fleetwood 60 429 THM w/AC. It would be a plus if it had the solenoid for the THM transmission in working shape. The previous…Continue

Tags: Carter, AFB, 90, Fleetwood, 1964

trunk wheel wrench location

Started by maurice lapoiinte in General Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

Just finishing up my trunk restoration on my 63 convertible. the spare mounts to the floor on the right rear, the jack goes in the clips on the right side. the jack base and hook go in their holders…Continue

This months (March) Birthday Boys and Girls. For a bit of fun.

Started by Kevin Campbell in General Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell 5 hours ago. 8 Replies

1st up is Dino, with his 55th birthday rocking in on the 19th. I reckon, Jason will play a Dean Martin classic for Dino for his birthday. Maybe, something like this, based on the love between Jason…Continue

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64 Recirc/Fresh Air Door Actuator replaced; FROM THE INSIDE.

Posted by Norman Silverman on February 4, 2019 at 11:21pm 8 Comments

I am happy to report that I have successfully replaced the Fresh Air/Recirc door actuator that is located on the blower box-and have done so without having to remove the blower box. I did it by taking out the glove box and attacking it from the back.  It took several days, LOTS of patience and some band-aids, but it is done. THE most difficult part -BY FAR- is to remove and then replace the screw that sits on the actuator arm, connecting it to the fresh…

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Flashers

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 4 Comments

Hi.

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?

Thanks

Norm

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