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Ventilator Valve Connector Gasket

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Apr 14. 3 Replies

Does anyone happen to know the right gasket to use on the ventilator valve connector, where it meets the valley cover? I pulled a crusty gasket off the connector, but can't seem to find the right…Continue

Freeze Plug Replacement

Started this discussion. Last reply by thejollychimp Mar 25. 3 Replies

It looks like one of the freeze plugs disintegrated on the block of my '63 390 project car. Does anyone know the correct replacement would be?Continue

'63 CDV Water Pump Crossover

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Feb 7, 2018. 1 Reply

Does anyone have a water pump crossover (w/AC) for a '63 CDV?Thanks!Continue

'63 Coupe Deville Front License Plate Surround

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Borer May 12, 2018. 2 Replies

Anyone happen to have a '63 Coupe Deville front license plate surround in good condition?Continue


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Jason Edge replied to thejollychimp's discussion Ventilator Valve Connector Gasket
"Russ is right. These are easy to make using a sheet of cork rubber gasket, a utility knife, and a steady hand. The issues is sometimes getting a good template. If you have an old gasket available the easiest method is to lay on a piece of paper and…"
Apr 14
Russ Austin replied to thejollychimp's discussion Ventilator Valve Connector Gasket
"It is just a round cork gasket. You can easily make one by getting a sheet of cork material from any auto parts store. be sure to use a new razor blade."
Apr 14
Jason Edge replied to thejollychimp's discussion Ventilator Valve Connector Gasket
"I have them new from the engine rebuild kits I have brought in over the years and sell for $3 as seen below and can ship from NC to CA 1st class letter rate (no tracking) for $2, or 1st class parcel for $4 (tracking), or 2-3 day priority (tracking)…"
Apr 14
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Ventilator Valve Connector Gasket

Does anyone happen to know the right gasket to use on the ventilator valve connector, where it meets the valley cover? I pulled a crusty gasket off the connector, but can't seem to find the right replacement online.Thanks!See More
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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Coupe De Ville
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F/S 1963/1964 Cadillac parts

Started by Bob Hoffmann in For Sale. Last reply by Russ Austin 17 hours ago. 7 Replies

1963 center bumper & license guard only.1964 front bumper complete, less license guard1964 lower grille1964 cornering lightsAll these parts are from a California car.1964 dash pad. black, great…Continue

1964 Twilight Sentinel

Started by Charles Fares in For Sale 17 hours ago. 0 Replies

Complete USED Twilight Sentinel from a low-mileage, dry California car.  All components and electrical connectors present, no cut wires, nothing damaged or missing. It's plug and play. Send me an…Continue

Re jetting Carter AFB

Started by Robin Evans in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 18 hours ago. 7 Replies

Is it possible to use Edlebrock main jets and needles in a Carter AFB Carburettor. My 64 Coupe Deville runs duel straight through exhaust and this makes the mixture week in mid range and top end. How…Continue

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I need to buy rim for tire Los Angeles ca

Started by Charles in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Charles 21 hours ago. 5 Replies

in need or rim for tire Cadillac Fleetwood 64 any one known why i can buy in Los Angeles ca ..hi..thanks 310 309 0332Continue

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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…


driveshaft help

Posted by wayne weaver on October 9, 2019 at 4:41pm 1 Comment

can anyone help me with a driveshaft ? I have a 1963 Cadillac 62 series 4dr with the hydro-matic trans. I need the male splined shaft on the front of the rear driveshaft section. the piece with the nut attached by be willing to buy a shaft if its not horribly priced.

Dash removal

Posted by Jake Mickley on October 9, 2019 at 12:06am 9 Comments

Hello everyone,

On a 63 CDV, if a guy wanted to remove the entire dash to get all the metal painted, and do some other things behind there, how would he go about doing that?  I checked here and the shop manual, but can't find a complete guide.

As always, and help or direction is appreciated.  Thanks!


Introducing myself

Posted by Gary Marchand on October 7, 2019 at 9:32pm 8 Comments

Thanks for letting me join the club.  Picked up this ‘64 Coupe Deville a few months ago out of Beverly MA, the car has few stickers on it from various Cadillac clubs, didn’t know if anyone might recognize it from it’s “Glory days.” Everything seems pretty healthy except for the body and some very Mickey Mouse repairs, was wondering if anyone had any leads on…



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