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Head came off now will not idle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Apr 15. 20 Replies

Hi Alljust had the valve stem seals done on the 429 with the passenger side head coming off due to a broken bolt.That is all done and back together.  Now one problem leads to another.  The engine…Continue

VALVE STEM SEALS - WHICH ONES!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Oct 10, 2016. 5 Replies

Just going to get my valve stems seals (only) done (at this stage) but I am confusedas to what I need to buy - check the link from Rock…Continue

 

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Russ Austin replied to john chalk's discussion Head came off now will not idle
"Yup, the carb was modifies to not idle with the shim missing.  Good find."
Apr 15
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to john chalk's discussion Head came off now will not idle
"Clovis  good to see you are around makes me all warm and fuzzy to know you are close by  LOL!! enjoy "
Apr 15
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to john chalk's discussion Head came off now will not idle
"Russ nice job - you nailed that idle problem  enjoy"
Apr 15
Ricky Tee replied to john chalk's discussion Head came off now will not idle
"Thanks Russ. I’ve neglected to reinstall the shim when I put the manifold and carb back on, probably explains why the idle is very up and down."
Apr 15
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to john chalk's discussion Head came off now will not idle
"I have never used the sealant — with no issues to note  enjoy "
Apr 15
Russ Austin replied to john chalk's discussion Head came off now will not idle
"The sealant should be applied to the surface that mates up to the carb, but I out it on both sides."
Apr 15
Ricky Tee replied to john chalk's discussion Head came off now will not idle
"Quick question, should there be gasket cement (sealant) on both sides of the shim?"
Apr 14
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to john chalk's discussion Head came off now will not idle
"John Thank you ! Enjoy"
Oct 30, 2017
john chalk replied to john chalk's discussion Head came off now will not idle
"Ha Ha Good One!!!!"
Oct 30, 2017
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to john chalk's discussion Head came off now will not idle
"I do have a surprisingly good track record with trouble shooting problems with our cars having owned mine for 53 years and being on our cars websites since 2006 more often than one time daily I have a passion for the subject as so many others here…"
Oct 30, 2017
Kevin Campbell replied to john chalk's discussion Head came off now will not idle
"Oh geez, it looks like Tony was correct..... we'll never hear the end of it now. :-) LOL"
Oct 30, 2017
Clovis replied to john chalk's discussion Head came off now will not idle
"Great to hear John. If your vacuum advance is original to the car I'd test it with a small cheap vacuum pump. It shouldn't leak down at all. My car ran fine but the vacuum advance was no longer working and was leaking. It ran even better…"
Oct 30, 2017
john chalk replied to john chalk's discussion Head came off now will not idle
"OK went back to timing - put in more advance from where it has just been set.  That is the problem solved.. It seems to have more advance than recommended but I remember reading in another post that using more advance in these engines as they…"
Oct 30, 2017
john chalk replied to john chalk's discussion Head came off now will not idle
"thanks all to start lots to think about.  Tony the car is running Petronix 3. Before the head came off and on (left only)  of course there were no issues -- car idled perfectly. I will get back on it today or when I get time and…"
Oct 29, 2017
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to john chalk's discussion Head came off now will not idle
"John Check the point setting and the timing setting once more to be sure it is correct Check the timing once more after tightening down the dist ( setting can move when tightening down ) Many mechanics overlook the basic tune up specs when doing…"
Oct 29, 2017
Russ Austin replied to john chalk's discussion Head came off now will not idle
"Did you put the metal shim back under the Carter carb? It will not idle with it removed.  Was any sealant used between the metal shim and the base of the carb? There is a choke idle adjustment screw, but not an idle adjustment screw. The idle…"
Oct 29, 2017

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Coupe Deville
1957 Fleetwood
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
yes
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
no

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Heat Riser help

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 3:44am 5 Comments

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hi all..

need help with my heat riser.. this is in my 57 Fleetwood ... pic attached. it is stuck but can someone tell me if it is open or closed. where should it be for normal hot running?

Rochester Carby problem

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 6:48am 12 Comments

OK so my Rochester is on the 57 Fleetwood not the 64 but I know I can get some feedback here on the problem... Carby went off the car and went for a refurb. Engine would not idle and the idle screw would do nothing. There was no bakelite spacer which I believe feeds the air to the mixture screw but now have installed that.  Carby back from refurb on it goes and same deal.. The idle screw does nothing and the engine blows lots of black smoke at idle (too rich I assume).. Any ideas what is…

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Rocker Cover Restraightening

Posted on August 18, 2013 at 6:12pm 3 Comments

I saw a post here recently on how to restraighten the rocker covers which can flex under the rocker cover bolts.  I have an oil leak at the back of the passenger rocker cover so assume I need to investigate with rocker covers off.  Jason you mentioned how to straighten out the rocker covers. Can you revise that please?

Ballast resistor and petronic ignitor 3

Posted on August 3, 2013 at 8:21pm 7 Comments

hi all -- ignitor 3 is in and r unning OK. but theres a glitch.

ballast voltage to relay - switches 14 volts back to coil (flamethrower 2) then to ignitor 3 - all OK and running. switch off ignition switch and engine keeps running!  there is 4 volts of residual voltage in the circuit. what I would like to do is bypass the ballast resistor and see  if that fixes as I currently run the coil off the ballasted voltage (12.8volts) but would prefer to feed the flamethrower coil the full 14…

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At 6:25pm on March 26, 2014, steve white said…

Hey John thanks for the tip will try and catch up with you there.

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Hi John,

Welcome to the New 63/64 Cadillac Site.

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On the Mend, Baby!

Started by Jason Edge in General Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

Since we are like family here, thought I would share the following that I…Continue

1964 seat belt length

Started by John Boening in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Mark S Anderson 13 hours ago. 4 Replies

It's my first time posting a question.  I want to add seat belts front and rear to my 64 convertible. Seems like all suppliers have them in 60 or 74 inch lengths. Most passengers are of average…Continue

63 owner protection plan books by state

Started by Russ Austin in For Sale. Last reply by Kevin Campbell 15 hours ago. 8 Replies

I have a few of the 63 Cadillac owner protection plan books for sale. They have the dealership stamped in the back of the book.1. 63 Z (commercial chassis) sold to the city of Dinuba CA   40.002. 63J…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 22 hours ago. 0 Replies

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63/64 Cadillacs for sale

Posted by Frank Herrera on December 10, 2018 at 7:41pm 3 Comments

Hi fellas!!

Well I recently found a guy here locally, who’s got about 8-9 63/64 Cadillacs convertible and hardtop coupes. I also recently found a 64 convertible Eldorado. I really want to purchase it here shortly. If anyone wants to buy it off me or the guy selling it, let me know ASAP. It’s really a great price. If anyone is looking for anything let me know. If you have Instagram my handle is @caddikingheartbreaker. You can also message me on here. I’ll check back from time to time. Or… Continue

Although the radiator was not leaking, nor was the car running hot, I tool out the radiator today to have it boiled out and rodded out. Then I changed the oil and filter (filter is very easy to reach…

Posted by Norman Silverman on December 8, 2018 at 9:29pm 15 Comments

Although the radiator was not leaking, nor was the car running hot, I tool out the radiator today to have it boiled out and rodded out. Then I changed the oil and filter (filter is very easy to reach with the radiator out), then the thermostat got changed. 

I'll have the radiator back from the shop on Monday, and will reinstall it then. 

Still having…

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'63 Bumpers on L.A. Craigslist

Posted by Ian Osborne on December 8, 2018 at 1:30am 0 Comments

The front lower ends are gone but what's there looks to be in decent condition and a fair price in today's market. I have no connection, just passing it along in case it might work for someone.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/pts/d/1963-cadillac-bumpers-1963/6764419645.html

Retro Sound Radio

Posted by Ray Schick on December 5, 2018 at 5:34am 0 Comments

Retro Sound Radio

am-fm  30 pre-sets  built in amp 18 watts, 40 watts peak x 4 channels 

user control bass,treble,fader & balance. Push button styling.

aux input for IPod. Power antenna and amp turn on…

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