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wanted balast tube for guide eye amp

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Dec 8, 2019. 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

trunk wheel wrench location

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Mar 24, 2019. 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

1963 front seat belt installation

Started Sep 27, 2018 0 Replies

I am rapping up my interior install and am wondering on the 63 front seat belts what is the correct routing. I have looked at pictures, some cars have them mounted to the side of the trans tunnel …Continue

new rug install question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Mar 9, 2018. 1 Reply

My car has been apart so long I can't remember if the rug covers the front seat mounting bolts or is it squished between the floor pan and seat mounting brackets. anyone have an original car they can…Continue

 

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maurice lapoiinte replied to Christian Doerk's discussion Length of webbing center front seat belt
"These cars never came with center seat belts front or rear.although the car is a 6 passenger car, when you ordered the seat belt option you would get 2 sets in the front or 2 sets in the rear,enough for 4 people its weird,but that's how they…"
Jan 4
Kevin Campbell commented on maurice lapoiinte's photo
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"Trust ol "Eagle Eyes Austin" to spot the missing clip. :-) LOL"
Dec 29, 2019
Russ Austin commented on maurice lapoiinte's photo
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"Beautiful restoration.  I have the clip for the battery cable, if needed. I had them made up just for the 62-64"
Dec 29, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on maurice lapoiinte's photo
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"Maurice  Car looks showroom fresh  One hell of a restoration and attention to  stock original detail  You are a special man with a very special Antique Cadillac  Look  out car shows Maurice is on his way to snag that…"
Dec 29, 2019
Kevin Campbell commented on maurice lapoiinte's photo
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"Yeah....  What Ian said x 2. I never knew, the bonnet latch pin is reversed compared to a 64."
Dec 29, 2019
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"Exceptional job!"
Dec 29, 2019
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Dec 29, 2019
Russ Austin replied to maurice lapoiinte's discussion wanted balast tube for guide eye amp
"I have some, send me an emaol;; russ85747@hotmail.com"
Dec 8, 2019
maurice lapoiinte posted a discussion

wanted balast tube for guide eye amp

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 dimmer system. any help locating it would be appreciated.thanks.mauriceSee More
Dec 8, 2019
maurice lapoiinte posted a blog post

63 guidematic issues

 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 from…See More
Nov 24, 2019
maurice lapoiinte replied to Lee Martin's discussion 1963 Cadillac Convertible Door Jamb Switch
"I think its 4826444 in group 11.950 of the parts book, but the book does not indicate how many prongs maurice"
Oct 18, 2019

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
63 series 62 convertible
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63 guidematic issues

Posted 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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At 6:34pm on January 5, 2018, tom servas said…

Maurice, Understand that you posted some details on the restoration of a 63 convert. I am in the process of redoing a 64 convert and would like to review your "pitfalls and things I have learned"

Thanks Tom

At 4:33pm on January 6, 2013, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.

Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home.

Jason

 
 
 

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The Australian Bushfires:.......

Started by Kevin Campbell in General Discussion. Last reply by Kurt 22 hours ago. 10 Replies

I know we have some Aussies on here and I have to say, Australia, is in a whole world of hurt at the moment, so do ya best to stay safe.Currently, in the southern states, 4 huge fire fronts, look…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 0 Replies

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

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How much play in 63 timing chain?

Started by Ben Roberts in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 yesterday. 4 Replies

I will be installing a new chain and gears because I'm in this deep and all the forums here strongly recommend doing so.  It appears the coating is intact and I don't have to worry about that debris…Continue

Harmonic balancer holes are too shallow for the 3 bolts of puller

Started by Ben Roberts in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Ben Roberts on Friday. 3 Replies

Trying to pull 1963 390 harmonic balancer.  The holes needed for the 3 bolts on the puller can only thread in 1/4” which is not enough to run an impact wrench on it.  I ran a tap to clean the threads…Continue

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1964 429 Aluminum Front Cover For Sale!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on January 12, 2020 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

  • I wound up with an extra front cover for my '64 and offering it for sale.

Purchased from a knowledgable part supplier with thorough hands-on knowledge of 63-64 Cadillac engines, who checked the part before sending it to me. The oil pump driven gearSee S bore and the pressure relief piston bore are both .002 over and within the .005…

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Looking for the Rochester Choke Tube ...

Posted by Mack on January 10, 2020 at 1:14am 3 Comments

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Looking to buy the choke tube for my Rochester... anybody have one for Sale???

AC/heater for 1964 Cadillac coupe de ville

Posted by Matias J. Adrogue on January 7, 2020 at 11:11am 9 Comments

Good morning!  I am Matias Adrogue.  I bought a 1964 Cadillac coupe de ville last year and am real close to the final restoration details!  I call her “Jaws 64”.  Pics will be posted soon.  I need advise regarding a AC/heater.  It came stock in the vehicle but it does not work.  A mechanic gave me a bid of $1700 to replace and repair.  I am ready to install a new system - Vintage Air or Old Air Products from Fort Worth Texas.  I would greatly appreciate your thoughts.  I read the great write…

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63 cadi conv

Posted by Merlino jean marc on December 31, 2019 at 2:51pm 0 Comments

Hello everyone 

As a European, I fell in love with Americans cars and Americana stuff.

I bought a running 63 for cheap .but there is no secret when you buy cheap ,it is big project. The car needs everything. Overtime I was able to slowing buy parts .actually  I am looking for the passenger front lower section which is becoming harder ,and harder to find

The car has a lot of issue with rust.it needs a paint,a top and I need to replace all floor pans.with patience and…

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