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Rear End Clunking driving me nuts

Started this discussion. Last reply by akimball442 Aug 28. 17 Replies

Or is it more of a rattle?I've got a 64 Sedan Deville, which had around 25,000 miles when I got it, three or four years ago.  It's up to maybe 28K now.  In the last year, it's developed the most…Continue

AM radio schematic (?)

Started Jul 6, 2017 0 Replies

Does anyone here by chance have a circuit schematic for the AM Wonderbar radio?  I have found one online for the AM/FM radio, but not the AM Wonderbar radio.  Thanks!AaronContinue

429 running poorly no matter what I do

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Jul 3, 2017. 34 Replies

Hello, I come here seeking help. This might be long, but I want to thoroughly explain what I have already done, to avoid rehashing the same things (as I have done myself for weeks now).I have a 64…Continue

Carburetor troubles 4GC - float adjustment

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Tor Oct 16, 2016. 5 Replies

Hi there, this is my first post here.I'm working on a 1964 Sedan Deville that sat for a very long time (nearly 40 years!)It still had its original gas.  I've had to do some repairs to the engine,…Continue

 

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akimball442 replied to akimball442's discussion Rear End Clunking driving me nuts
"It was my first suspect too, but unfortunately, that's not it. Actually, the exhaust is mostly original. So it fits perfectly.  Only the rear muffler is gone, because it was full of holes.  It's been replaced with a pipe, and the…"
Aug 28
Jason Edge replied to akimball442's discussion Rear End Clunking driving me nuts
"Exhaust clanking would definite be one of my prime candidates and one of the reason's I mentioned it. Thanks for sharing."
Aug 28
Dana G Cooper replied to akimball442's discussion Rear End Clunking driving me nuts
"I have a 63 CDV that makes the same noise. I have about 2 miles of dirt road between my property and paved road. I drive extremely slow but I still get the clunk. After much research I finally determined my factory exhaust rubber hangers had very…"
Aug 27
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to akimball442's discussion Rear End Clunking driving me nuts
"New York State an hour or two out of the city is an amazingly  nature beautiful state  the Bronx River Parkway will be one of the most beautiful nature car rides along a river you could imagine with the Adirondack mountain in the…"
Aug 27
akimball442 replied to akimball442's discussion Rear End Clunking driving me nuts
"Yes, Lake George is in the eastern part of the state, but you were within about two hours.Glad you liked it.  It's nice to know that people from other parts of the country realize there's more to NY than smog and tall buildings :)"
Aug 26
Jason Edge replied to akimball442's discussion Rear End Clunking driving me nuts
"I guess I might have been up close to you when we were at the 2014 CLC Grand National in Lake George. Really loved that area. I think we would have been east of the Adirondacks."
Aug 26
akimball442 replied to akimball442's discussion Rear End Clunking driving me nuts
"I'm going to empty the trunk completely just to rule it out. There's not much in there, other than the spare tire, and the jack- parts that came with the car originally, and have been in there for duration.  Plus, riding in the back…"
Aug 26
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to akimball442's discussion Rear End Clunking driving me nuts
"Check for a damaged  rear axel bearing —on the clunking side  that would account for a bit of a bearing noise you said you heard and a sound coming from inside the rear axel you asked about  do used the  replacement wheel…"
Aug 25
Jason Edge replied to akimball442's discussion Rear End Clunking driving me nuts
"Good suggestions. Other than make sure everything is tight (eg. shocks, coil springs, exhaust pipes & hangers, etc), I was ask is there anything in the trunk actually jumping around (e.g .tools, jack, etc.). I've got the Ecalade EXT with…"
Aug 25
Russ Austin replied to akimball442's discussion Rear End Clunking driving me nuts
"Get a go pro camera and film the pinion angle. The bushings on the lower arm are probably shot. The frame bushing thing is a good lead too."
Aug 25
akimball442 replied to akimball442's discussion Rear End Clunking driving me nuts
"This is exactly the same type of noise.  I will have to look harder, but I have looked between the body and the frame over the whole length of the car, and especially in the back.  When this started, I was almost sure there was just…"
Aug 25
akimball442 replied to akimball442's discussion Rear End Clunking driving me nuts
"I grabbed the driveshaft where I could get ahold of it at both ends.  The problem is, with the vehicle supported on the lift, the rear axle is dangling, putting a lot of pressure on the driveshaft. The noise is coming from behind though, behind…"
Aug 25
Mark S Anderson replied to akimball442's discussion Rear End Clunking driving me nuts
"Something else to consider is a body mount.  I had the same problem with my 66, only over some bumps, I thought maybe it was something moving in the trunk or even the exhaust slapping the chassis, but when I got under it, I saw, just above the…"
Aug 25
Anders replied to akimball442's discussion Rear End Clunking driving me nuts
"Sometimes a sound is believed to be coming from an area when its coming from another. Maybe if you could have a friend test drive the car, in a secure location, with yourself "leaning out" the passenger door listening to any sound? It…"
Aug 25
Anders replied to akimball442's discussion Rear End Clunking driving me nuts
"If you replace the rear wheel bearings only buy SKF. National and other brands have failed on occasion. Rockauto usually have the SKF bearing."
Aug 25
akimball442 replied to akimball442's discussion Rear End Clunking driving me nuts
"The diff oil was a little bit low, but not terribly.  The pinion seal leaks a little bit.  The differential seems nice and quiet, and I don't feel any play with the driveshaft connected.  I have not removed it and checked, but…"
Aug 24

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1964 Sedan Deville 4 Window
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Tail pipe black stuff!

Started by Lambert Ross in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Lambert Ross 39 minutes ago. 10 Replies

any ideas how to clear the ugly black stuff shooting out from my tailpipe? After a long layover, it really messes up the garage floor. I assume its carbon but am not sure how best to react to it.…Continue

Had the 64 convert out for a spin

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

A two hour ride to my favorite restaurant on the water in Crystal River on the west coast  of central Florida —top down 77 degrees and 47 % humidity one outstanding day as will be the rest of the…Continue

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wanted balast tube for guide eye amp

Started by maurice lapoiinte in General Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

I am looking for a vaccum tube for my guide eye amp. tube #5947343 it call the ballast tube, its the shorter one of the 2 and only has a filament in it. fits 59-66 cadillacs with the guidematic…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 12 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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still need a driveshaft

Posted by wayne weaver on November 26, 2019 at 11:53am 0 Comments

well thank you UPS for losing the driveshaft that Russ Austin shipped me. 

however i still need a rear driveshaft section for my 63. mine has a vibration due to the bushing inside of it. its a shame because the ball and sockets in the cardian joints are perfect but it has a woble on the balancing machine. so .  still need the rear section. anyone have a good one ? is there driveshaft alternatives to use ? i am really considering an LS swap and since im fighting the driveshaft search…

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63 guidematic issues

Posted by maurice lapoiinte on November 24, 2019 at 3:10pm 0 Comments

 So my 63 guide matic headlamps stay on low beam all the time. I have so far bypassed the system and everything works normal. I have been thru the trouble shooting in the manual but this is where the confusion begins.on my car when the power relay is powered I have low beam and when its not powered I have highbeam, this appears to be opposite what the diagnosis says should be correct.The wiring is all original and no wires have been mixed up.has anyone ever unplugged the 2 wire connector…

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Another advantage of the Pertronix III

Posted by Doug Scarrow on November 23, 2019 at 11:12am 1 Comment

   Having tried both the II and III I can say the multispark feature of the III offers a smoother idle . It is also easier to install .Does not require removal of the distributor

Stuck at two red (dash) lights!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on November 3, 2019 at 10:00pm 9 Comments

I hope someone can help solve these two electrical problems that appeared one after the other.

By way of background: The car, a '64 Eldorado has very limited use. It was at a restoration shop for 15 months until last January-  that supposedly did a bunch of wiring repairs including rebuilding the gas gauge that still hasn't worked properly, and the clock that hasn't worked, and re-soldering the broken wires in the drive door. All window and seat controls appear to be…

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