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front engine pulley removal

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom servas Oct 27. 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 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. 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. 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
tom servas replied to tom servas's discussion front engine pulley removal
"We were lucky enough to find the 62 as a convertible as well as the 64. The 62 is totally original ,in storage since 78. I currently have it in a garage and hope to get to it once this 64 is drivable. 62 is olympic white,soft ray glass,power vent…"
Sep 22
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to tom servas's discussion front engine pulley removal
"The 64 and 62 have been my own personal favorite Classic Antique Cadillac of all time myself  Both were convertibles with air  Enjoy "
Sep 22
tom servas replied to tom servas's discussion front engine pulley removal
"Already have the manual for the 64 and our 62 Deville' and find them to be very helpful. Have also found that asking questions from those who have already done work on these old Cadillacs to be extremely helpful as well. Been spending time to…"
Sep 22

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
64 deville convertible
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
no
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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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Tail pipe black stuff!

Started by Lambert Ross in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Lambert Ross 1 hour ago. 10 Replies

any ideas how to clear the ugly black stuff shooting out from my tailpipe? After a long layover, it really messes up the garage floor. I assume its carbon but am not sure how best to react to it.…Continue

Had the 64 convert out for a spin

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 2 hours ago. 0 Replies

A two hour ride to my favorite restaurant on the water in Crystal River on the west coast  of central Florida —top down 77 degrees and 47 % humidity one outstanding day as will be the rest of the…Continue

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wanted balast tube for guide eye amp

Started by maurice lapoiinte in General Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 9 hours ago. 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

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 13 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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still need a driveshaft

Posted by wayne weaver on November 26, 2019 at 11:53am 0 Comments

well thank you UPS for losing the driveshaft that Russ Austin shipped me. 

however i still need a rear driveshaft section for my 63. mine has a vibration due to the bushing inside of it. its a shame because the ball and sockets in the cardian joints are perfect but it has a woble on the balancing machine. so .  still need the rear section. anyone have a good one ? is there driveshaft alternatives to use ? i am really considering an LS swap and since im fighting the driveshaft search…

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63 guidematic issues

Posted by maurice lapoiinte 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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Another advantage of the Pertronix III

Posted by Doug Scarrow on November 23, 2019 at 11:12am 1 Comment

   Having tried both the II and III I can say the multispark feature of the III offers a smoother idle . It is also easier to install .Does not require removal of the distributor

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…

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