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Cadillac Steering box repair

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin May 6. 6 Replies

Hi everyone, Im repairing a 1964 cadillac fleetwood. It has a really bad leak from the steering box and is making a loud unhappy groaning sound that gets worse. If anyone has information on if a at…Continue

Headliner replacement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Long Feb 7. 11 Replies

Hi everyone, i am starting to repair a 64 cadillac Fleetwood but don't have much experience with them. First step is the moldy headliner that's destroyed. Any tips on removal and replacement?

 

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Russ Austin replied to Zach's discussion Cadillac Steering box repair
"I think it was in 66 or 67 the ratio changed."
May 6
Jeff Kinzler replied to Zach's discussion Cadillac Steering box repair
"It seems that these are a generic GM part as Tony pointed out available as rebuilt units. Somewhere I recall a post about substituting a steering gear from a full size '73 Olds that was a direct fit and added the variable ratio feature for…"
May 4
Zach replied to Zach's discussion Cadillac Steering box repair
"Its leaking from the end of the steering gear unit"
May 3
Jeff Kinzler replied to Zach's discussion Cadillac Steering box repair
"Are you talking about the steering gear unit bolted to the frame (the steering shaft is attached to it) or the power steering pump mounted on the front of the engine that is run by a belt? I'm asking because the pump typically whines when…"
May 2
Christopher Codd replied to Zach's discussion Cadillac Steering box repair
"Have a spotter look while you turn the steering wheel to determine where your leak is. My power steering pressure hose started leaking and was replaced a few years ago and it might save you a few bucks if that's all it is. "
May 2
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Zach's discussion Cadillac Steering box repair
"Zach A used or rebuilt unit would be the way to go You may be able to get one here --on this site They need to be rebuilt by a pro as best i know Someone on the site should offer a replacement if they have one available --shortly Enjoy"
May 2
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Cadillac Steering box repair

Hi everyone, Im repairing a 1964 cadillac fleetwood. It has a really bad leak from the steering box and is making a loud unhappy groaning sound that gets worse. If anyone has information on if a at home repair is possible or if a professional repair or replacement is needed would be super helpful.See More
May 2
Michael Long replied to Zach's discussion Headliner replacement
"Silly question and a bit late but who sells the best original looking headliner?  I see lots of companies out there, some of whom only offer white, black or green? Some offer non original materials cut and sewn to original specs but obviously…"
Feb 7
Jason Edge replied to Zach's discussion Headliner replacement
"Link added to Help Page."
Feb 2
Michael Long replied to Zach's discussion Headliner replacement
"Great advice Mark, thanks!  I am doing this project on my coupe this spring so your timing could not be better."
Feb 2
Mark S Anderson replied to Zach's discussion Headliner replacement
"Some things I forgot:  Before you start, fold the new lining in half and mark the center line at the front, back, and all the listing pockets for the rods.  Then, find the center of the car's roof and mark that with chalk (if the…"
Feb 1
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Zach's discussion Headliner replacement
"Mark I am giving you --the Golden Termistat Award -- for having your info post to the ---HELP --pages That is big time my friend I can't be sure but you might be eligable for some other awards on here Nice Job ---again Enjoy"
Feb 1
Ronnie Lay replied to Zach's discussion Headliner replacement
"Nice and thorough instructions, going to attempt this on my Fleetwood (that cotton nap does not age well!) also in the near future, thanks for the tips! Should be added to the Help section."
Feb 1
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Zach's discussion Headliner replacement
"Mark Nothing more valuable than very detail info and instructions Very Nice Job Like Tony Says ----Enjoy"
Feb 1
Zach replied to Zach's discussion Headliner replacement
"Thank you so much all that is awesome info. Looking forward to it"
Feb 1
Mark S Anderson replied to Zach's discussion Headliner replacement
"it's really easy (but saying that, i've done tons of upholstery work). Here's some tips:  get the shop manual, the body section will walk you through it.   use weldwood glue with a brush, spray glue is a mess, and,…"
Feb 1

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Cadillac Fleetwood
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
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At 8:46am on February 1, 2018, Jason Edge said…

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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 10 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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