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Tony and Ginny 429 commented on john kilbourne's blog post where do I find a new and better motor?
"The motor mount that Jason posted is just amazingly creative engineering genius One of the best i have seen in a while I want to know who this guy is ---LOL !! Enjoy"
May 26
Jason Edge commented on john kilbourne's blog post where do I find a new and better motor?
"Where there’s a will there’s a way!  This picture made me think of the motor mount changes between 64 & 65. As Tony would say .... enjoy!"
May 26
john kilbourne commented on john kilbourne's blog post where do I find a new and better motor?
"I may be in luck staying original. It turns out there is a well-regarded machine shop near me, in Auburn, Maine, called RPM. It gets almost all raves on Yelp. If anyone knows different, please let me know. I plan to drop the car off there for a full…"
May 25
Russ Austin commented on john kilbourne's blog post where do I find a new and better motor?
"In 65 Cadillac went with a cross flow radiator. The outlet tube was on the opposite side of the radiator from the inlet tube.  The engine has a different designed water pump, as the inlet tube is on the opposite side as the 63/64.  This…"
May 25
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on john kilbourne's blog post where do I find a new and better motor?
"Would there be a problem setting the timing if you have a 65 harmonic balancer on a 429 - that is in the 64 car frame ( which is different than the 65 frame ) Would the location of the 64 frame design and steering pump prevent you from seeing the…"
May 24
Jason Edge commented on john kilbourne's blog post where do I find a new and better motor?
"If you decide to stay original, which I would recommend unless you have very deep pockets for something like a LS series GM engine, I have an excellent 429 short block, with the correct Turbo Hydramatic crankshaft, which you can see by Clicking…"
May 24
Russ Austin commented on john kilbourne's blog post where do I find a new and better motor?
"The 6 429 is a 1 year only engine. The 63 will bolt right in, and looks identical, but it is a 390.  The 65 has a different front engine cover, and the radiator inlet is different. You would have to run a 65 radiator with a 65 harmonic…"
May 24
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on john kilbourne's blog post where do I find a new and better motor?
"I would stay away from a fuel injection intake on the 429 rebuild until you have the new engine running perfect with the stock set up You are going to have --a new break in period --and you do not want to be playing with new complicated technology…"
May 24
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on john kilbourne's blog post where do I find a new and better motor?
"The 64 429 is a unique 429 due to the cars frame design in 64 The cars frame and other physical changes made to the engine in 65 ( front aluminum timing chain cover and timing mark changed over to the opposite side of the 64 - rad hose location…"
May 24
Anders commented on john kilbourne's blog post where do I find a new and better motor?
"If my engine was not good I would rebuild it rather than buying an used one and hoping the problem would go away. Its like when having employees, you have an employee that lacks some training. You think about kicking him instead of spending money on…"
May 24
Anders commented on john kilbourne's blog post where do I find a new and better motor?
""Are there dependable remans available of good quality?" Sometimes sold through here. "Are new crate engines available?" No. "Will more advanced engines from newer years fit?" Newer engines has successfully been…"
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where do I find a new and better motor?

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 ratios…See More
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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 series 62 deville type convert
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
yes, don't keep number handy
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
tying to join

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where do I find a new and better motor?

Posted 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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At 9:35pm on February 11, 2017, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website and Chapter! 

This site is hosted by the CLC (Cadillac LaSalle Club) 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter. Joining the website is free to everyone, however, you must be a CLC member to join the chapter.  As a CLC Member, you will be automatically added to our Chapter Roster.

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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WTB: 390 non AC 2 groove crank & water pump pulleys

Started by Ian Osborne in Wanted to Buy 52 minutes ago. 0 Replies

I'm looking for a pair of 2 groove engine pulleys for a '63 390. Appearance not important so long as they are straight and can be repainted.Continue

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Started by Jake Mickley in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jake Mickley 2 hours ago. 16 Replies

Hello everyone. It's been a while since I posted here and I hope all is well with everyone and they had a good winter. I can't remember who it is but I know there's an Australian in here too, so I…Continue

Turning a 390 into a 429

Started by Jeroen Welgemoed in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 3 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi everyone!My name is Jeroen and i have a 1964 cadillac sedan deville 6 window. That i am currently rebuilding. I already got a lot of information of you guys just by reading some discussions.…Continue

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Need correct Muffler for 64 DeVille

Posted by Norman Silverman on June 18, 2018 at 7:57pm 10 Comments

Hello all.

I need to replace the muffler on my 64 and the local shop does not have the correct one.

After looking on the web site's help section, I still don't see a recommended part/manufacturer or suggestion. 

What is the best solution to purchase for a stock, single system with 2 1/2 inch pipes, center in, offset out? 

Thanks.

Norm

64 Power Seat Transmission cleaning-it did the trick

Posted by Norman Silverman on June 16, 2018 at 5:36pm 4 Comments

Hello All.

I thought I'd post a little encouragement for those that might have an inoperative 6 way power seat in their car. The fix is relatively easy, and VERY cheap.

I just purchased an original (not re-painted, nor reupholstered) 64 Sedan De Ville 4 window. When I purchased it the front seat was adjusted forward and tilted down in front; two of the worst positions for me, so I had no choice but to attempt to repair it. 

Pushing the switch in each direction brought…

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Driver side door panel removal

Posted by Anthony Boles on June 16, 2018 at 9:32am 2 Comments

How is the door panel taken off to access the wiring harness 

Driver side door panel removal

Posted by Anthony Boles on June 16, 2018 at 8:16am 0 Comments

How is the door panel taken off to access the wiring harness 

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