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Cadillacs of the sixties.

Do any of you own the Cadillacs of the Sixties book? I was wondering if it was worth the 100 plus price they sell for.

Added by Jimmy Davis on June 5, 2015 at 7:43pm — 1 Comment

Summit racing carb

Anyone have experience with using a summit racing carb on our cars?

Added by Jimmy Davis on March 16, 2015 at 12:13pm — 3 Comments

Rear end oil change.

Any of you guys ever change your rear end oil. Am I correct in assuming that the old oil has to be pumped out? I don't see any bolts holding a rear plate like others I've seen.

Added by Jimmy Davis on September 27, 2014 at 10:42pm — 4 Comments

Jason, Would you like the dimensions?

I read a comment you made about the splash guard for the battery. Would you like the…

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Added by Jimmy Davis on August 16, 2014 at 6:11pm — 24 Comments

Just one of those things.....

Got Herman ready for the first drive in a long time today. Got about fifty yards down the road and though I had a flat. I knew the tire had pressure so I returned to investigate and found this.

I want to stay with radials. What tires are you guys running and how well do you like…

Added by Jimmy Davis on August 2, 2014 at 7:20pm — 8 Comments

Front floor pan brace.

Shout out to the parts guys. I'm going to be doing my floor pans in the near future and I am in need of a passenger side floor pan brace as mine has rotted away with the pan. Anyone have any or able to cut one out to sell?

Added by Jimmy Davis on June 17, 2014 at 7:58pm — 4 Comments

Rochester 4GC Manual

Here is a manual for all 63/64 owners with a Rochester carb. Lots of good info on how it operates.

http://www.oldcarmanualproject.com/manuals/Carbs/Rochester/4-Jet/64RochesterServiceMan/index.htm

Added by Jimmy Davis on April 8, 2014 at 8:34pm — 1 Comment

1964 Cadillac Upholstery Book

Found this on ebay. Item # 380873432610. I would love to have but I'll pass for someone with deeper pockets.

Added by Jimmy Davis on April 7, 2014 at 9:51pm — 2 Comments

Rear Window Trim

Checked the manual on how to remove the rear window trim and it says a special tool is needed. What tool do you guys use? It's on this 60 Special parts car I picked up if that matters.

Added by Jimmy Davis on March 28, 2014 at 8:30pm — 7 Comments

Neat video of climate control servo.

http://youtu.be/0htrlw8o15A

Added by Jimmy Davis on March 17, 2014 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Need a drivers side tail light housing.

I'm needing a drivers side tail lamp housing. (#1 on the rear diagram) If anyone has one for sale, please send me a picture of the very best one you have. The chrome on my bumper is still very good and I would like to have one that would match the closest in condition. Also if anyone has a set of the aluminum insert shrouds (#5 on the rear diagram) I am in need on those also.

Added by Jimmy Davis on February 19, 2014 at 11:34am — 3 Comments

USA Parts Supply Frustration

Venting my frustrations here with USA parts supply. Ordered some parts from them and they arrived quickly. Ended up not needing a strut rod bushing kit and returned for a credit. After multiple calls over the past month, I still haven't received credit. Anyone else have any trouble with this company and returns to them?

Added by Jimmy Davis on February 6, 2014 at 8:05pm — 5 Comments

Upper Control Arm Bushings

Calling on you guys that have rebuilt or parted out front ends on our cars. What size are the bushings on the upper control arms? Two different sizes listed on multiple sites available to order. Options given are 1 7/16 and 1 1/2 inch. Is the only way to know for sure to measure them?

Added by Jimmy Davis on January 2, 2014 at 1:52pm — 2 Comments

Front End Rebuild

Found me a local shop to rebuild the suspension and steering components in my front end. Do any of you guys have experience in which kits to order that are complete in the necessary parts to do a complete rebuild. What parts have to be ordered separate? I'm also having the rear end bushings and ball joint replaced. I can read what comes with the rebuild kits but I'm not familiar with all the part names needed to do a rebuild. I don't want to leave any parts out of my order and have the shop…

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Added by Jimmy Davis on December 31, 2013 at 8:26pm — 6 Comments

Replacement Speakers

Just replaced my factory speakers with reproduction 10 ohm speakers from S & M Electro-Tech. They are great quality and if your just looking for the factory sound they work great. I have the stock FM radio, so the sound quality isn't near modern standards but at least now I can hear my local classic country station!!

Added by Jimmy Davis on November 17, 2013 at 7:12pm — 1 Comment

Turn Signal Switch

How many non tilt column turn signal switches have you guys gone through? I replaced mine about a year ago and its now shot. Left brake lights up when right signal is activated. Right brake wont light at all and neither will light with no signal activated. If anyone has one in good shape for sale, send me an email please cause it looks like I'm going to need it. 

Added by Jimmy Davis on August 15, 2013 at 9:59pm — 2 Comments

Brakes Pulling

Hey guys! Yesterday while driving, my car started pulling hard to the left when braking. I've pulled the wheels off and checked if the cylinders were leaking and did not see any evidence of such. So what would you guys suggest to look for next? I've had a ride before that would pull like that before but it was a newer model truck with disk brakes. My problem ended up being being a bad caliper. Can a wheel cylinder go bad the same way and not have any leakage?

Added by Jimmy Davis on March 10, 2013 at 11:41pm — 11 Comments

Power Window RELAY

Can anyone tell me where the power window relay is located? I cant seem to find it and have been looking for an hour now!!!!

Added by Jimmy Davis on March 8, 2013 at 7:23pm — 12 Comments

1964 Cadillac Data Book

Haven't seen this posted here before. Came across it last night and thought I should share. Lots of great info on the 64 model year. BIG file and may take a while to load.
http://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm-heritage-archive/vehicle-information-kits/Cadillac/1964_Cadillac_VVI.pdf

Added by Jimmy Davis on February 21, 2013 at 8:27am — 3 Comments

Steering Box Adjustment

Good evening all. My steering has a lot of back and forth play and I was wondering if the steering box can be adjusted any. Thanks!

Added by Jimmy Davis on February 11, 2013 at 11:13pm — 25 Comments

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1964 429 & Trans For Sale

Started by Russ in For Sale 30 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Anyone in need of a 429 & trans? Was running when pulled from car but had low compression on a few cylinders if memory serves me right. Engine/trans are in Phoenix. Russ, 562.858.6926Continue

Center bearing - replacement.

Started by Anders in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Norman Silverman 4 hours ago. 22 Replies

Had some sound from the propeller shaft and as the rear wheel bearings just been replaced I thought it would be the center bearing. Removed the propeller shaft and checked the center bearing (as per…Continue

1964 coupe de ville trunk v emblem

Started by ANGELO MARTINEZ in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by James jacques 10 hours ago. 1 Reply

hello I am looking for the v emblem on a 1964 coupe de ville trunk  v emblemthank youContinue

'63 De Ville for Sale

Started by Aaron in For Sale on Friday. 0 Replies

Hello everyone,I have a '63 Coupe DeVille for sale. Car runs and drives, and is located in Pueblo, Colorado. Work completed includes: rebuilt 390 from a '61, rebuilt transmission (dyno'd), new break…Continue

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64 Recirc/Fresh Air Door Actuator replaced; FROM THE INSIDE.

Posted by Norman Silverman on February 4, 2019 at 11:21pm 8 Comments

I am happy to report that I have successfully replaced the Fresh Air/Recirc door actuator that is located on the blower box-and have done so without having to remove the blower box. I did it by taking out the glove box and attacking it from the back.  It took several days, LOTS of patience and some band-aids, but it is done. THE most difficult part -BY FAR- is to remove and then replace the screw that sits on the actuator arm, connecting it to the fresh…

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Flashers

Posted by Mike Petrey on January 13, 2019 at 12:25pm 7 Comments

Where do the flashers go in my 64 Deville Convert.  I'm thinking that's why both turn signals stopped working.

Source for Motor mounts and Trans mounts 1964 SDV

Posted by Norman Silverman on January 9, 2019 at 4:23pm 4 Comments

Hi.

Where is the best place to purchase good quality motor mounts/trans mounts for my 1964 SDV? I see that Rock Auto has them for $8 and change, and others for $24 and change. Big difference. Is there a better place to buy them from?

Thanks

Norm

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