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front carpet installation at gas pedal

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom servas Apr 4. 4 Replies

I am installing the new front carpet on out 64 Deville convertible. How do I install at the gas pedal? If the gas pedal is to be removed/reinstalled -how is it removed? thxTomContinue

429 water pump bolt sizes

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom servas Apr 8. 31 Replies

Does someone have a diagram showing the correct bolt sizes and lengths for each of the water pump bolts?THX in advanceTomContinue

64 convertible assembly manual type literature

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom servas Feb 7. 8 Replies

Does anyone have some assembly manual type photos/literature for the area in the convertibles where the rear floor meets the housing for the convertible top mechanism on either side(mainly the…Continue

"64 convertible Fronr seat rebuild

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom servas Jan 7. 20 Replies

We are reconstructing the front split seat, with armrest, for our 64 convertible. We are starting with the metal frame/springs. Anyone have photos/details on the foam /cushion material to get a good…Continue

 

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tom servas replied to Tony and Ginny 429's discussion Which engine --or engines and trans does the Cadillac Escalade use ?
"Options from Rock Auto currently are: Crank sprocket: Sealed Power, Cloyes Cam Sprocket: Melling, Cloyes Timing Chain: Sealed Power, Cloyes, Melling Front Cover Gasket Set: Mahle, Fel-Pro And Does the Oil Pan need to be removed to get the Front…"
Apr 8
tom servas replied to Tony and Ginny 429's discussion Which engine --or engines and trans does the Cadillac Escalade use ?
"Have no idea how many miles are actually on the engine. It does run fine and does not smoke at all. Will be getting parts to redo the pump and get into the timing stuff as well in the fall. Unfortunately the car will just have to stay in the garage…"
Apr 8
tom servas replied to Tony and Ginny 429's discussion Which engine --or engines and trans does the Cadillac Escalade use ?
"Good thing is that this engine runs great and pulls well. Anyone have a great front cover."
Apr 8
tom servas replied to tom servas's discussion 429 water pump bolt sizes
"Jason, Just started to refill the cooling system and found that coolant/air is leaking from the bolt hole "b". Will need to redo  the water pump installation -- and get the remnants of the bolt (b) out to replace it."
Apr 8
tom servas replied to Tony and Ginny 429's discussion Which engine --or engines and trans does the Cadillac Escalade use ?
"Just finished getting got the new water pump in with all new gaskets, hoses and clamps all the way back  to the new heater core. Unfortunately, you may recall, that one of the water pump bolts broke as the old water pump was being …"
Apr 8
tom servas replied to Tony and Ginny 429's discussion Which engine --or engines and trans does the Cadillac Escalade use ?
"I have grown attached to the side sheet metal styling of the 62 very much. We plan on trying to keep that car in its original styling as much as possible.  The seats will need to be fully recovered as they are brittle, however the side interior…"
Apr 7
tom servas replied to Tony and Ginny 429's discussion Which engine --or engines and trans does the Cadillac Escalade use ?
"Agree . This particular car was painted to mimic the Scarface sort of yellow/cream exterior with the tiger interior. We are converting the interior to Palamino(tan) leather and it is coming along nicely. These cars are neat. Although the engine and…"
Apr 7
tom servas replied to Tony and Ginny 429's discussion Which engine --or engines and trans does the Cadillac Escalade use ?
"Put in the Cardone 5513109 from Rock Auto with two o rings and permatex on the o rings. Installing new hoses and belts this weekend. Should be running engine Monday and see what leaks. This part started since the heater core was leaking into the…"
Apr 7
tom servas replied to Tony and Ginny 429's discussion Which engine --or engines and trans does the Cadillac Escalade use ?
"Have always been interested in cars as a hobby. Wanted to  put together a car that would be maintainable with basically stock parts.  Nothing fancy . Used Dakota Digital for the dash gauges. PSI in NJ for the LS/L9h/L92 engine wire loom…"
Apr 7
tom servas replied to Tony and Ginny 429's discussion Which engine --or engines and trans does the Cadillac Escalade use ?
"This swap was a interesting project. Think like  building a 2012 + camaro since the engine/trans a basically the same. Motor mount conversions and exhaust manifolds from hooker. Serpentine front system also from hooker. Power steering gear same…"
Apr 7
tom servas replied to Tony and Ginny 429's discussion Which engine --or engines and trans does the Cadillac Escalade use ?
"HI,  I can pass on some info on the Escalade engine/trans swaps. I have swapped one into one of my cars( a 1969 Chevelle) so I will stick to what I did. The engine came from a 2009 Escalade with about 30k miles paired with its original  6…"
Apr 6
tom servas replied to tom servas's discussion front carpet installation at gas pedal
"Cleared the gas pedal and dimmer switch, seats installation just about done, door panels will be done latter. Water pump goes in tomorrow"
Apr 4
tom servas replied to tom servas's discussion front carpet installation at gas pedal
"Going to do that latter today, also have the seat about ready to install with the 6 way mechanism. Initially with a temporary side seat switch  to control it. Will get to see how it works AND  installing the door control setup in the…"
Apr 4
Jason Edge replied to tom servas's discussion front carpet installation at gas pedal
"Gas pedal doesn’t need to come out. Simply slide pedal thru slit in carpet then complete carpet installation."
Apr 3
Russ Austin replied to tom servas's discussion front carpet installation at gas pedal
"The gas pedal is held in place with 2 screws and 2 nuts. The Philips heads are in the car, and you will need an assistant to get to the nuts under the car.  The linkage will need to be disconnected."
Apr 3
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front carpet installation at gas pedal

I am installing the new front carpet on out 64 Deville convertible. How do I install at the gas pedal? If the gas pedal is to be removed/reinstalled -how is it removed? thxTomSee More
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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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power window issues

Started by Ryan Frawley in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 10 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hey all, new guy, as you can tell because I'm going to be asking a question that's been answered a hundred times. Been looking for a while and I can't seem to find anything in detail.I have a 64…Continue

Wits end!

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 13 hours ago. 30 Replies

Well,  after the tire change, car running good......... then on a pleasure cruise for abour 35 miles to my destination.   25 miles in, back end vibration came back home to roost.  I was goung 55 to…Continue

Wanted

Started by James jacques in Wanted to Buy 17 hours ago. 0 Replies

Looking for 1964 coupe passenger front window and driver side fender molding 786-314-1360 jamesContinue

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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 

429 Main Bearing location

Posted by Dave Fundaburg on June 6, 2018 at 8:11pm 1 Comment

I saw this question asked in 2012 but did not see a definitive answer to the question so here goes. The new main bearings I received for my build are little different than the originals. Of the five bearings the thrust bearing is the same as are two of the other bearings. Of the other two one has two oil groves and one is wider than the others. Does anyone know where the odd bearings go. My guess is they go in the front and the rear but I don't know what one goes where. Any information would…

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