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Doing disc brake conversion and I need to change out the rims--what to get?

I'm having a mechanic change to '64 Deville convertible to disc brakes. He used the spacers that came with the kit but one side takes 2 spacers and the other 3, and there is a slight disconnect from the center hub from being so far out. It appears the best solution would not be further tinkering with spacers but a deeper 15" rim made for disc brakes. Does anyone know what rims might work that will allow the existing Cadillac hub caps to fit?  

I have read everything I can find on disc…

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Added by Preston Bealle on December 7, 2017 at 3:55pm — 20 Comments

rear turn signal bulbs

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?

Added by tom servas on November 28, 2017 at 6:19pm — 8 Comments

Replacing the windshield on my 64 Deville convertible - body style 6267

Like to know any personal experience aquiring the best New correct glass replacement for the car
So far i know of two locations to aquire the glass
One in Oregon and one in Ohio
The glass looks new is a bit thinner than the original but has the correct--OM-- markings on it

Enjoy

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on November 21, 2017 at 1:27pm — 10 Comments

The Mileage reading on your speedometer

I hope i am not breaking anyones bubble but if you choose to remove the speedometer you can change the mileage on these cars to anything you desire it to be by just adjusting some of its internal parts and changing the numbers

That can lead to a lot of misconduct and cause you to by a car that is not correctly represented by its mileage

Just a heads up to study other aspects of the car to see if the mileage feels right for the wear and tear you may be looking at on a given… Continue

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on November 4, 2017 at 10:57pm — 20 Comments

Jetaway Trans. Flywheel O-Ring

This is not a big issue but it may help someone. I am a retired mechanic of 40 plus years and I could not believe I almost missed this... My 63 CDV had a leak at the flywheel O-ring. In preparation for the repair I read many online stories about the O-ring missing completely when they removed the flywheel from the tourrus on the Jetaway transmission.

I removed the trans last week and pulled the flywheel off. Upon inspection I thought "wow, the O-ring is missing off my flywheel too ! "…

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Added by Dana G Cooper on October 23, 2017 at 10:04pm — 1 Comment

Power steering fluid change

In writing my thoughts on the last thread i just realized that changing the power steering fluid is not something done very often like we do all with other fluids on a timely basis

Actually i do not remember anything that adresses the changing of this fluid on a regular basis

I did draw my fluid out with an oil sucktion tool and replaced it then did that a few more times after using the car so some of mine has been freshened up in that way

Hey it could save you from having to… Continue

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on October 23, 2017 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment

Engine dies out at low speed while turning left.

Hello, I can not turn left at a low speed without killing the motor. It acts like a complete electrical failure but fires right back up. Anyone have a place to start looking. I have put new points, coil, condenser. It is not fuel related but electrical.

Added by Joe Basile on October 22, 2017 at 3:26pm — 33 Comments

Engine swap

Ok people how hard is it to change from the 390 motor and jetway trans to the 429 and th400 trans and what else would I need (engine mounts drive shaft etc)

Added by Allen Holmes on October 1, 2017 at 3:08am — 3 Comments

transmission

 So yesterday back up out of my driveway put it in drive and it won't shift past 1st any suggestions checked all the linkage everything is still attached and she was running fine the day before

Added by Frankie Fadeless on September 26, 2017 at 10:07pm — 34 Comments

1964 caddy carburetor gaskets

_I suspect the current installed gaskets are either the wrong gaskets, installed improperly or are missing a metal shim according to a few diagrams. Would anyone know the correct part #'s or their replacements? It is the original Carter carb. Thanks in advance. Joe

Added by joe duran on September 24, 2017 at 1:36pm — 1 Comment

1964 caddy carburetor gaskets

_I suspect the current installed gaskets are either the wrong gaskets, installed improperly or are missing a metal shim according to a few diagrams. Would anyone know the correct part #'s or their replacements? It is the original Carter carb. Thanks in advance. Joe

Added by joe duran on September 24, 2017 at 1:36pm — 7 Comments

1964 429 timing cover

I'm in the process of trying to rebuild the engine in my 64 coupe and discovered that I am going to need a  timing cover. Does anybody have one they would sell at a reasonable price as the one I have is damaged beyond repair. thanks.

Added by Dave Fundaburg on September 17, 2017 at 2:45am — 3 Comments

Modernized Stock Radio

I've been waiting a long time for somebody to make this so I'm really excited to share it. I've seen people run Aux to the original radio, but this goes way beyond that. You can keep the looks of the stock radio, but with modern amenities like Bluetooth, Aux, and outputs for Amps and Subs. I posted the website and Youtube link to a Cadillac radio below. …

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Added by Christopher Codd on September 13, 2017 at 5:18pm — 5 Comments

1964 harmonic balancer removal

what is the easiest way to remove the balancer 0n my 1964 429 in the absence of the special tools shown in the service manual. I have a regular balancer puller but apparently I also need something to go into the end of the crank. any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Added by Dave Fundaburg on September 13, 2017 at 8:52am — 1 Comment

How to tighten AC belt

The shop manual shows some odd tool (j-9646?) that I can't seem to figure out what it is, and I just cant get enough tension to keep the belt from squealing. Any tips or tricks? 

I pulled  up on the compressor with my hands while my wife tightened the bolt. Sort of works, but when its hot out the squealing gets worse. 

Also, J-7316 belt tension gauge...  Thanks

Robert

Added by Robert Gonzalez on September 11, 2017 at 2:30am — 11 Comments

Quarter Window on Coupe Deville

I had the need to remove the rear inside quarter panels on my CDV today & I had to smile when I looked at all the window tracks it took to make the rear window roll up and down as it does, and then I thought about when the tracks were designed, ( prior to computers as we know them today ), and I wondered how many slide rule calculations it might have taken to make the window roll as it does. Sometimes I am amazed at what the engineers were able to do on these vehicles prior to computers…

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Added by Dana G Cooper on September 6, 2017 at 8:14pm — 3 Comments

Curious In Mounds

 I have read about the spare tire locations on the different models of the 63-64 's. As I removed my trunk mat on my CDV for the first time today I discovered something interesting. My spare has always been under the back shelf as I understand it should be on a Coupe Deville. When I removed my trunk mat I discovered the anchor for a J hook on the right side of the trunk had been cut out of the trunk floor pan. My mat had a square hole in the cardboard part of the trunk mat but the fabric had…

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Added by Dana G Cooper on August 31, 2017 at 8:28pm — 2 Comments

1964 Cadillac AC with a 7 port Vacuum control valve

Is anyone having the same problem I'm having ? In park with AC on no vacuum at the fast idle diaphragm, ( so the fast idle diaphragm is out and bumping up the idle) when I put it in drive I'm getting vacuum there. So in park with the AC on the engine is idling at 900 RPM's put in drive it drops down to 450 600 ish. So when your sitting at a red light it feels like the engine is starving for fuel not to mention it's running hotter than it should.…

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Added by Joe DiIaconi on August 24, 2017 at 3:00am — 28 Comments

Can't sleep thinking about my car, am I alone in this ?

I have had my 64 13 years and I think I might be on the right track to fixing my AC. I think I might have the vaccum lines going to the check valve before the neutral safety switch at the bottom of the steering column in the wrong configuration and Im not sure where the black line going from the power servo rotary valve number 6 vacuum line is going.

Added by Joe DiIaconi on August 23, 2017 at 3:23am — 20 Comments

Front Fender Splash Guards Brackets

Trying to clean up my 64 Cadillac convertible inside front fenders Missing the guard and brackets that hide the cornering light and blocks the inside of the front bumper. Does any on have a picture or the brackets that mount to the bumper to hold the inner bumper splash…

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Added by Dominic Salemi on August 19, 2017 at 12:56pm — 10 Comments

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sadly,, more woes,, Brakes!!

Started by Kim K Kaiser in General Discussion. Last reply by Clovis 4 hours ago. 29 Replies

Well, after the EM thing, i took the car out for a ride, i was styling and profiling, waving at the chicks,, and wen i pull ed up to a stop, and gave it some brake, the whole car felt like it shook…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

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Battery cable clip

Started by Russ Austin in General Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge on Saturday. 7 Replies

I am in need of an original battery cable clip that goes on the radiator core support. Broken will work too, as long as I have the clip piece.  I have the mount base, but not the clip piece.I had an…Continue

Lifter noise after backfire.

Started by James Cox in General Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Friday. 11 Replies

Drove my car to work today and when i went to lunch she just up and stopped running. It didn't take but just a couple of minutes to find the problem and it was the the wire that goes to the…Continue

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Doing disc brake conversion and I need to change out the rims--what to get?

Posted by Preston Bealle on December 7, 2017 at 3:55pm 20 Comments

I'm having a mechanic change to '64 Deville convertible to disc brakes. He used the spacers that came with the kit but one side takes 2 spacers and the other 3, and there is a slight disconnect from the center hub from being so far out. It appears the best solution would not be further tinkering with spacers but a deeper 15" rim made for disc brakes. Does anyone know what rims might work that will allow the existing Cadillac hub caps to fit?  

I have read everything I can find on disc…

Continue

rear turn signal bulbs

Posted by tom servas 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?

Replacing the windshield on my 64 Deville convertible - body style 6267

Posted by Tony and Ginny 429 on November 21, 2017 at 1:27pm 10 Comments

Like to know any personal experience aquiring the best New correct glass replacement for the car
So far i know of two locations to aquire the glass
One in Oregon and one in Ohio
The glass looks new is a bit thinner than the original but has the correct--OM-- markings on it

Enjoy

The Mileage reading on your speedometer

Posted by Tony and Ginny 429 on November 4, 2017 at 10:57pm 20 Comments

I hope i am not breaking anyones bubble but if you choose to remove the speedometer you can change the mileage on these cars to anything you desire it to be by just adjusting some of its internal parts and changing the numbers

That can lead to a lot of misconduct and cause you to by a car that is not correctly represented by its mileage

Just a heads up to study other aspects of the car to see if the mileage feels right for the wear and tear you may be looking at on a given… Continue

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