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Air Suspension - How to Choose and Install

What I enjoy most about old cars is that they can be restored to original condition, radically customized, or somewhere between those extremes, reflecting the owner's individual style.  For my '63 Convertible, I want to achieve a mostly original look, with minor custom touches to make it clean, smooth, and low.  This article is to share my experience in choosing and installing the suspension components to achieve a low stance and a comfortable ride.

I purchased my car in August of…

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Added by Michael Forte on February 19, 2018 at 10:00pm — 8 Comments

Emblem Removal

Good Afternoon - my name is Chris and I'm new to the site (well ... officially; I've read a lot of your posts and am very impressed by the great advice and interest).  I'm working on a very original '63 SDV Park Avenue and am attempting to remove the "Park Avenue" emblems in preparation for a repaint.  Once I carefully removed the truck liner, I noticed that the studs are conical shaped and do not appear to have ever had a speed-nut, or some type of push clip ever installed.  I have removed…

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Added by Christopher Belinda on February 19, 2018 at 1:33pm — 4 Comments

Updating the alternator without losing the "Gen" light

Our old Cadillacs have a pretty simple electrical system using an externally regulated alternator to keep the battery charged and run the accessories while driving.  First appearing in 1963, the GM 10DN externally regulated alternator was a step up from the bulky generator used on the '62 and earlier.  But newer, internally regulated alternators are now available that can output three times the current in the same size package.  This article explains how I upgraded my charging system to a…

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Added by Michael Forte on February 19, 2018 at 12:00am — 8 Comments

Pier windows

    Hi, have a 64 eldorado.  

The emergensy  button- Will it take all windows down???

Thanks 

Stefan 

Added by Stefan on February 8, 2018 at 5:58am — 3 Comments

429 cadillac engine kit

Getting ready to order engine rebuild kit. Has anybody had experience with the master rebuild kit from Kanter. It seems like a fairly comprehensive kit considering I need almost everything including camshaft, valves, valve guides, valve springs and rocker arms. I was just wondering if anyone had any issues with the quality of the parts, or if there was a better way to go. I was also curious to know if anyone has used their performance upgrade camshaft. I will be using a 750 c.f.m. Edelbrock…

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Added by Dave Fundaburg on January 14, 2018 at 1:10pm — 6 Comments

Turbo Hydra-Matic

THM400 or Turbo 400, not sure what you guys talking about?

In 1964 Cadillac used two transmissions (not counting the commercial HD version), the 4 speed Hydra-Matic and the 3-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic. I have not found any reference in the 1964 Shop Manual to THM400 or any word with 400 attached to. Also checking my 1966 Shop Manual and 400 is not present there either, only Turbo Hydra-Matic. Serviceman bulletins for 1964 does also NOT state 400. Sales brochure does not use 400.…

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Added by Anders on January 12, 2018 at 2:14pm — 6 Comments

power window conversion

does anyone have any suggestions for power window kits?

Added by Don Baglien on January 8, 2018 at 11:48pm — 2 Comments

My Girl.

Added by Colin on January 2, 2018 at 1:04am — 7 Comments

NSS on EBAY

Just noticed a NSS on ebay for $39.99 Looks like for a TH400 w/o tilt. This would be a #652 I think. I have no interest in this item; maybe somebody could use this.

Added by Robert Alan Shannon on December 30, 2017 at 4:51pm — 15 Comments

Windshield scratch remover

Anyone have any experience removing light scratches from our Cadillac windshields 

I thought I might need to replace my windshield but when inspected by my windshield guy he seems to feel I could get away with polishing out the scratches as they are mostly light ones 

i have no dings or deep scratches 

I would like to keep the original glass —so this idea is appealing to me 

enjoy 

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on December 29, 2017 at 1:40am — 2 Comments

Radiator Bug Screen

                                               Odd subject, food for thought !!!

I own one 1963 Coupe Deville and two 1962 4dr Cadillacs. When I took delivery of these three Cadillacs through the years, I noticed they all had the old fashioned radiator bug screens like many vehicles had back in the day. Recently I began wondering why & when these bug screens went away. Then I thought back to the time I quit seeing these screens, ( Mid - late 1960's ). After thinking about what…

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Added by Dana G Cooper on December 17, 2017 at 9:57pm — 1 Comment

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 — 22 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

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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

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429 water pump bolt sizes

Started by tom servas in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 1 hour ago. 20 Replies

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

2 Inch Lowered Springs

Started by Damian Ramuta in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell 1 hour ago. 55 Replies

Hi all, Could you please post some pics if you have lowered your car using a 2 inch lowered coil.cheersContinue

brake smell or axle grease smell (Rear) 63 cdv AND may have screws pooch!!

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser 5 hours ago. 12 Replies

Thanks have been going fairly well.  over last week or so, i have noticed a bit of that axle grease smell when i come out of the door, not always, but sometimes.  today, i was out, and notice a…Continue

63 dash pad for sale.

Started by Russ Austin in For Sale. Last reply by Russ Austin 6 hours ago. 3 Replies

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Air Suspension - How to Choose and Install

Posted by Michael Forte on February 19, 2018 at 10:00pm 8 Comments

What I enjoy most about old cars is that they can be restored to original condition, radically customized, or somewhere between those extremes, reflecting the owner's individual style.  For my '63 Convertible, I want to achieve a mostly original look, with minor custom touches to make it clean, smooth, and low.  This article is to share my experience in choosing and installing the suspension components to achieve a low stance and a comfortable ride.

I purchased my car in August of…

Continue

Emblem Removal

Posted by Christopher Belinda on February 19, 2018 at 1:33pm 4 Comments

Good Afternoon - my name is Chris and I'm new to the site (well ... officially; I've read a lot of your posts and am very impressed by the great advice and interest).  I'm working on a very original '63 SDV Park Avenue and am attempting to remove the "Park Avenue" emblems in preparation for a repaint.  Once I carefully removed the truck liner, I noticed that the studs are conical shaped and do not appear to have ever had a speed-nut, or some type of push clip ever installed.  I have removed…

Continue

Updating the alternator without losing the "Gen" light

Posted by Michael Forte on February 19, 2018 at 12:00am 8 Comments

Our old Cadillacs have a pretty simple electrical system using an externally regulated alternator to keep the battery charged and run the accessories while driving.  First appearing in 1963, the GM 10DN externally regulated alternator was a step up from the bulky generator used on the '62 and earlier.  But newer, internally regulated alternators are now available that can output three times the current in the same size package.  This article explains how I upgraded my charging system to a…

Continue

Pier windows

Posted by Stefan on February 8, 2018 at 5:58am 3 Comments

    Hi, have a 64 eldorado.  

The emergensy  button- Will it take all windows down???

Thanks 

Stefan 

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