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front engine pulley removal

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom servas Oct 27, 2019. 33 Replies

Am removing the front cover on our 64 engine with AC. Have all 6 bolts that hold the pulley onto the damper removed, can wiggle the pulley BUT it will not come fully off the damper, Is there…Continue

decorative stainless plates

Started Aug 27, 2019 0 Replies

Any know what this plate if for. Removed a pair from the front door panel that was incorrectly installed on our 64 convertible. Plates are stainless and about 2 3/4 " by 5" with a welded extension in…Continue

fender belt line trim moulding removal

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom servas Jun 28, 2019. 4 Replies

Well I finally located a nice front fender side(belt line) trim molding to replace the beat up one on the passenger side of our 64 Convertible.Question is:: how do I remove the existing trim piece…Continue

64 Convertible rear seat back

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom servas May 24, 2019. 4 Replies

Hello , I am re- installing the rear seats in our 64 Convertible and looking for verification of how high/low to install the seat back. Can anyone show a photo of their rear  (upright portion) seat…Continue

 

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tom servas replied to Michael Duncan's discussion Oil pan for ls swap
"Mike,  Found that Performance Systems Integration PSI located in Brick NJ provided a nice engine /trans Wiring kit for the engine/trans combo we used. I basically viewed the conversion as if it was going into a 2012  Camaro,  So that…"
Mar 1, 2020
tom servas replied to Michael Duncan's discussion Oil pan for ls swap
"Mike, I swapped an ls engine into a 69 Chevelle and used a few of the Hollet products to get it set correctly.  I suggest you look up Holley,com LS swap site to get started. You will want to look into oil pan, motor mounts, transmission…"
Mar 1, 2020
tom servas replied to Mike Klein's discussion Courtesy Light Hot Wire and Door Jamb Switch.
"On our 64 convertible, the power source of interest was a relay located behind the drivers side kick panel. Also the door panel switch on the drivers door."
Jan 7, 2020
tom servas replied to Gary Marchand's discussion Question on seats on a 64 Coupe Deville.
"When we bought our 64 convert it had a, 6 way,  front seat WITHOUT the armrest( from a 63). We swapped it for a ,6 way, front seat with the armrest."
Nov 2, 2019
Gary Marchand replied to tom servas's discussion timing chain oiling
"I believe there is an oil slinger on the front of the timing chain that slings splash oil to lubricate the chain."
Nov 2, 2019
tom servas replied to Gary Marchand's discussion Question on seats on a 64 Coupe Deville.
"We bought our seat material, sewn, from Automotive Interiors-- Belchertown Mass 1 800 814 7533. Excellent"
Nov 2, 2019
tom servas replied to tom servas's discussion front engine pulley removal
"YOU SURE GOT THAT RIGHT. Those cobalt bits are terrific on metal."
Oct 27, 2019
Jason Edge replied to tom servas's discussion front engine pulley removal
"On some applications it is more like 100x!! Those regular bits can be useless on hardened bolts and metal!"
Oct 27, 2019
tom servas replied to tom servas's discussion front engine pulley removal
"Jason, When I referred to 10x and 15x I was referring to the published LIFE of the Milwaukee cobalt drill bits as printed on their packaging."
Oct 27, 2019
Jason Edge replied to tom servas's discussion front engine pulley removal
"10 or 15 would be over kill and not needed for this application. Main thing is do not use standard or stainless. Stainless is about the same strength as stainless bolts.. just a tad more, but many have the misconception they are super strong. The…"
Oct 27, 2019
tom servas replied to tom servas's discussion front engine pulley removal
"Jason I used the Milwaukee "cobalt" drill bits like you described. They worked just fine. Some are rated 15x now with some as 10x. Started putting some release lubricant on the bolt part that is still in the block earlier today. Thx"
Oct 27, 2019
Jason Edge replied to tom servas's discussion front engine pulley removal
"Tom, A couple of points:  1st: Not sure why anyone would go thru the process to drill out broken bolt and install helicoil and not use a Grade 5, or better yet Grade 8 bolt. They are readily available. But, I've seen some really crazy…"
Oct 27, 2019
tom servas replied to tom servas's discussion front engine pulley removal
"So, I finally got the front cover of the 64 engine. Here is what I found.  Whoever changed the timing chain/gears and water pump years ago--must have had a problem withe the threads in the block. For one bolt location, They inserted a helicoil…"
Oct 27, 2019
tom servas replied to tom servas's discussion front engine pulley removal
"I am removing the front cover so I can see --  and get to a length of the bolt equivalent to the width of the front cover. Looking to getting a vice grip or pipe wrench onto the remnants of the bolt. Decided to take off the front cover rather…"
Sep 23, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to tom servas's discussion front engine pulley removal
"See Jason video on  engine broken bolt removal  The key is the correct kind of drill bit and a set of E-Z Out tools will get it done  Once the center of the bolt is drilled out it releases the bolt easily  A good chance once the…"
Sep 23, 2019

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
64 deville convertible
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rear turn signal bulbs

Posted on November 28, 2017 at 6:19pm 8 Comments

May be a simple question--What is the best way to replace the rear turn signal bulbs in the 64 deville convertible. What should be removed to get at the bulbs?

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ISO mechanic recommendations in Charlotte, NC

Started by Daniela in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Daniela 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

All, I just got my 63 Eldorado Biarritz and am looking for a good trustworthy mechanic/garage that can do repairs and maintenance for it since my knowledge about mechanical things are very limited. I…Continue

63 DV RatRod- need advice

Started by Bob Ricks in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Bob Ricks 5 hours ago. 14 Replies

Hi gang;1963, 390V8I'm looking to clean up a few oil leaks around the Motor Oil pan.  I'll be removing the exhaust & exhaust manifolds and replacing with basic headers and new dual exhaust.. …Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 1 Reply

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

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Balancer and flywheel

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser yesterday. 3 Replies

I dropped off my block at machine shop other day, and asked about balancung the crankshaft, wheter i needed to get all the pistons, rings, etc. For him to weigh them and balance.  I had seen it done…Continue

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Help on Removal of rear seatback on 64 convertible

Posted by Nile Bolen on January 8, 2021 at 11:44am 7 Comments

I'm trying to remove the rear seatback on my 1964 deville conv.  The only help on this site that I can find is the following:

The seatback, its bright stainless trim, and the speaker grille are removed as an assembly.  The seat back hangs on two hooks near the top, and is retained to the body by two bolts and washers near the floor, one on the right side, one on the left.Once these fasteners are removed, lift the seat back upward and free it from the hooks

I've removed…

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Bumper lower bucket

Posted by Ray Schick on January 1, 2021 at 4:33pm 3 Comments

1964 Convertible Seats.

Posted by michael moorman on November 30, 2020 at 5:29pm 1 Comment

Are the front and rear seat frames the same for 63/64 Coupes and Convertibles because Original parts group  makes reproduction seat covers for 1963 only and and i prefer the 1963 seat pattern so with that being said does anyone have information regarding this thanks.

Picture of ignition switch

Posted by Cees de Bunje on November 27, 2020 at 6:20am 0 Comments

Does anyone have a close-up picture of the ignitionswitch with keys in it made in landscape format? Switch must be in dashboard. Many thanks in advance. Cees.

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