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Oil Stick lenght

Hi every one,

After a long time rebuilding my 63 convertible, i finaly get on the road.

A question if anyone can help me. Can somebody tell me the lenght of the motor oil stick.

the cap was probably broken and welded by the old owner. but i m not sure it's in the right place

i put the right amount of oil in motor, but for the weekly maintenance i would like to do two mark "full and add oil"

So i need the lenght from de cap to the two mark

Thanks a…

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Added by Florentin loic on April 4, 2018 at 5:46am — 2 Comments

For sale: 1963 Cadillac front center impact bar $100 + shipping

Offering this newly re-chromed 1963 Cadillac front center impact bar for sale, $100 plus whatever it costs to ship it from Detroit to your location.  

The unit fits perfect on driver's side but does not sit flush on passenger side.  I am told someone needs to take a wooden block and hammer and bang the passenger side lower corner in to make it fit right.  If you know how to do this stuff, this is the piece for you.

Email themidnighthour.tv@gmail.com with any questions.…

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Added by Lee Martin on April 3, 2018 at 2:12pm — No Comments

429 Cadillac Rod Bolts

Does anybody know of a source for new rod bolts for the 429 or are we stuck with what we have any information would be appreciated. Thanks

Added by Dave Fundaburg on March 22, 2018 at 8:19pm — 1 Comment

seat belts

I am installing front seat belts in 63 coupe the holes were already in floor but I do not know how to route inner belts it appears they go through seat in middle?did not find how to remove center armrest on seat  are openings there or do you cut into seat? any help or pictures would be great dan

Added by dan mcnatty on March 17, 2018 at 4:35pm — 3 Comments

Seat belt restoration

During the process of a complete restoration (and color change) of my ‘63s interior during the winter of 2016, I replaced the aftermarket seatbelts that were in my car with restored original '64 buckles and retractors.  I had a terrific experience with Ssnake-Oyl Products out of Tyler Texas, so I thought I share the info. 

In my opinion, the '64 seat belt buckle with the Cadillac Crest is the coolest looking seat belt buckle ever put in a car.  Apparently, they're not easy to find in…

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Added by Michael Forte on March 6, 2018 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

Drive shaft Question

Good Morning - I have read several, very informative posts on this site regarding the 63/64 drive shaft and am looking for a few recommendations.  My Park Avenue is a relatively low mileage car (32,000); however, in an effort to make this a very reliable, long distance traveler I would like to ensure that this vital component has a clean bill of health.  Normally, this would mean replacing all universal joints, greasing the slip yoke, and replacing the carrier bearing/mount.  As you have…

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Added by Christopher Belinda on February 26, 2018 at 12:45pm — 3 Comments

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 — 15 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

Enjoy

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

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Rear axle - special transportation device

Started by Anders in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

Needed to replace my rear axle as the old made some weird noice even after replacing the wheel bearings. So in the fall I got another rear axle. Had it blasted and painted and been ready for install…Continue

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She's Almost Done!

Started by Mark Borer in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Michael Long 3 hours ago. 37 Replies

Hey guysThe convertible finally has some color on it!!Hoping I have it back sometime early next weekThen the long process of putting it back togetherHope you like the picsMarkContinue

Original jack locations

Started by Eli in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Anders 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

As I restore this wonderful car, headaches and gaps in knowledge arise that many of you may take for granted. Where might I find pictures of the jack locations on the bumpers and close ups of the…Continue

1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Spotlighted in the May Self-Starter

Started by Jason Edge in Chapter Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 21 hours ago. 9 Replies

The 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter is spotlighted on pages 12-16 in the May issue of Cadillac & LaSalle Club Self-Starter magazine.  If you have a membership level that provides online access to the…Continue

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Oil Stick lenght

Posted by Florentin loic on April 4, 2018 at 5:46am 2 Comments

Hi every one,

After a long time rebuilding my 63 convertible, i finaly get on the road.

A question if anyone can help me. Can somebody tell me the lenght of the motor oil stick.

the cap was probably broken and welded by the old owner. but i m not sure it's in the right place

i put the right amount of oil in motor, but for the weekly maintenance i would like to do two mark "full and add oil"

So i need the lenght from de cap to the two mark

Thanks a…

Continue

For sale: 1963 Cadillac front center impact bar $100 + shipping

Posted by Lee Martin on April 3, 2018 at 2:12pm 0 Comments

Offering this newly re-chromed 1963 Cadillac front center impact bar for sale, $100 plus whatever it costs to ship it from Detroit to your location.  

The unit fits perfect on driver's side but does not sit flush on passenger side.  I am told someone needs to take a wooden block and hammer and bang the passenger side lower corner in to make it fit right.  If you know how to do this stuff, this is the piece for you.

Email themidnighthour.tv@gmail.com with any questions.…

Continue

429 Cadillac Rod Bolts

Posted by Dave Fundaburg on March 22, 2018 at 8:19pm 1 Comment

Does anybody know of a source for new rod bolts for the 429 or are we stuck with what we have any information would be appreciated. Thanks

seat belts

Posted by dan mcnatty on March 17, 2018 at 4:35pm 3 Comments

I am installing front seat belts in 63 coupe the holes were already in floor but I do not know how to route inner belts it appears they go through seat in middle?did not find how to remove center armrest on seat  are openings there or do you cut into seat? any help or pictures would be great dan

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