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On the Road Again (Just before the big snow today)

Added by Jeff Kinzler on February 12, 2019 at 11:54am — 18 Comments

Cadillac Dealer Promo Film -1962

https://youtu.be/cn_dcm_B_MM

This explains some of Cadillac's history and reputation for quality in a way that is historically…

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Added by Jeff Kinzler on October 20, 2018 at 4:00am — 10 Comments

Congratulations to Jason Edge!

On publication of his article in the SELF STARTER on the 1963-64 Cadillac Chapter of the Cadillac LaSalle Club. 

Well done. 

Regards,

Jeff Kinzler

Added by Jeff Kinzler on May 2, 2018 at 8:14pm — 11 Comments

Could The Exhaust Heat Riser Be Installed Backwards & Causing Running Problems?

Is it possible that the rebuild shop put the heat riser valve in backwards, causing excess back pressure in the manifold, causing the engine to skip and cut out and then stall when it is fully warmed up and under load? Also to run very hot- in terms of heating up the car like it never did before, and to be sluggish?

One thing I noticed when the car came back from the shop was that I no longer heard the "tick-tick" sound that the heat riser made when the car was running. The…

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Added by Jeff Kinzler on July 6, 2016 at 2:38am — 13 Comments

NEED A 1964 MUFFLER

DOES ANYONE HAVE A SPECIFICATION OR MANUFACTURER NUMBER FOR A CURRENTLY AVAILABLE MUFFLER THAT WILL FIT A 1964 ELDORADO?

IT SEEMS TO BE A UNIVERSAL PART FROM  WHAT I SEE  AVAILABLE ON LINE, BUT THE SELLERS ASK YOU FOR THE LENGTH, INLET AND OUTLET SIZE, OFFSET, ETC. STATING THAT THE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT VEHICLE SPECIFIC. 

ALSO IS THERE A SOURCE FOR THE RUBBER INSERTS FOR THE EXHAUST HANGER/BRACKETS?

THANKS,

JEFF KINZLER

Added by Jeff Kinzler on June 29, 2016 at 2:06pm — 7 Comments

Cadillac Chiel Announces Separation From GM in 2017

Well, well, well, it looks like the new Cadillac leadership has realized that in order to return the brand to its former glory, it has to separate itself from GM and once again become an independent company as it once was.

Historically Cadillac was always a separate company, from its 1902 inception, through joining GM in 1908 until its undoing in the mid 1980's under Roger Smith, GM's CEO, when the Cadillac plant was closed down and production was consolidated with Buick and…

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Added by Jeff Kinzler on August 13, 2015 at 2:05am — No Comments

Neat Idea For A Cadillac Ashtray

I saw this in an ebay ad for a 1960 Eldorado Resto-Mod. The car was bone stock except for a modern engine, custom radio and this, a video screen that might be hooked up to a back-up camera something I would love to have on my car.

Seems like a great place to put a video screen that could be hidden when not in use.…

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Added by Jeff Kinzler on August 9, 2015 at 2:43am — 4 Comments

Help Me Figure This Out- Massive Oil Consumption After Partial Rebuild

Okay - so we checked for heavy leaks with engine running on lift- nothing. Bill said if it were dripping a quart an hour there would have to be oil all over the bottom of the car, but it was clean and dry.

We had rebuilt the motor as follows- rebuilt heads sourced from Jason's machine shop;…

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Added by Jeff Kinzler on July 24, 2015 at 12:22am — No Comments

Heavy Oil Consumption After Partial Rebuild-Mysterious But Not Marvelous

Okay - so we checked for heavy leaks with engine running on lift- nothing. Bill said if it were dripping a quart an hour there would have to be oil all over the bottom of the car, but it was clean and dry.

We had rebuilt the motor as follows- rebuilt heads sourced from Jason's machine shop;…

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Added by Jeff Kinzler on July 24, 2015 at 12:00am — 38 Comments

PORTA WALLS- HAS ANYONE TRIED THESE?

I remember seeing these Porta Wall white wall inserts when I was a kid in the 1960's - installed when mom got slightly used set black-wall snow tires. LOL.

They seem like an economical solution compared to the cost of "collector car" white wall tires that seem to be double or…

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Added by Jeff Kinzler on July 19, 2015 at 3:26pm — 8 Comments

Convertible Body Drains- Need Some Help

Hello,

 Does anybody have information or a picture of the correct location of the rocker panel drains for a convertible body?

My rockers (between the door and the rear wheel) were repaired by welding inner and outer patches, and I am reluctant to use the car until I can re-drill new drain holes, in case we get caught in the rain.

Any information would be very much appreciated.

Below is  a picture of the rusted area on the drivers side rocker panel before repair,…

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Added by Jeff Kinzler on May 23, 2015 at 1:30pm — 15 Comments

The Original Cadillac Engine Lubrication System

To put things in perspective, or to see how Cadillac engineering progressed from 1903 to 1963, take a look at this 1908 single cylinder Cadillac for sale on ebay. The engine was a low speed single cylinder, but massively large for its type with a huge flywheel.

Known as the "Little Hercules," lubrication was accomplished by a drip oiler.  Throttle control was by variable lift intake valve- a very advanced concept now employed by BMW.  

You can see one of the copper oil tubes…

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Added by Jeff Kinzler on May 15, 2015 at 2:30am — 4 Comments

THE MOTHER OF ALL CADILLACS- SEEN AT THE GM Centennial EXHIBIT AACA HERSHEY 2008

Supposedly one of the 1903 prototypes shown at the NY Automobile Show in 1902. Only identified by the Cadillac scrip on the…

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Added by Jeff Kinzler on May 10, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Fuel Filter Paper Element?

Does anyone know of a source for replacement fuel filter elements for air conditioned cars?

Added by Jeff Kinzler on April 29, 2015 at 11:39am — 2 Comments

Intake and Exhaust Manifold Flanges

I came across a source that makes steel intake and exhaust manifold flanges.

Has anyone made a custom manifold for hot rod type multi-carb set up?

http://www.hellsgatehotrods.com/flanges/intake-flanges/cadillac-331-429-intake-flange/

    

Added by Jeff Kinzler on April 28, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

CHECK OUT THE LAKE PIPES ON THIS CUSTOM '63-

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Custom '63 Recently Spotted For Sale or Trade on Craigs List In Kingsport Tennessee

http://knoxville.craigslist.org/cto/4994184360.html

Added by Jeff Kinzler on April 25, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

My Engine Is Just Not Running Right, Darn It!

 I am frustrated enough to scream - the engine on my '64 Eldo ran much smoother and better before we pulled it to do a partial rebuild.  The work included new heads, new tappets, camshaft, timing gears and chain, oil pump, cleaning and reconditioning all internal passages and rocker shafts, replace all manifolds (all were cracked) with good pieces, replace broken bell adapter, all new seals and gaskets, reseal transmission, etc.

Before this I had it tuned and running like a top with a…

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Added by Jeff Kinzler on April 19, 2015 at 12:20am — 4 Comments

GIMME A BRAKE!

Hi Guys

 Can anyone help solve hard pulling the right when the brakes are warmed up?

This problem has been present since 2008 when we replaced the hoses, cylinders, shoes, springs,, and remained 2 yrs later after we replaced the front drums, went from bias to radial tires and  most recently new rear drums.

Last year I flushed and bled the entire system, replaced the rear drums with new, and still had the same results. Smooth and good when cold, pulls to the right when…

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Added by Jeff Kinzler on April 14, 2015 at 1:43am — 12 Comments

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Where to get brake booster and master cylinder rebuilt

Started by Chris Gill in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Chris Gill 1 hour ago. 22 Replies

Hi folks,I'm new to Cadillacs so bear with me if this question has already been answered but I did a search of the forum and couldn't find an answer.It appears I have an original master cylinder…Continue

1962 CADILLAC COUPE 62 SERIES SHARP CAR

Started by DanielAndrew in For Sale. Last reply by Dave Schneider 2 hours ago. 7 Replies

1962 CADILLAC COUPE 62 SERIES SHARP CAR On Ebay…Continue

PLAN "B" the USA trip....... Make that Plan "C" yeah, we're still coming.

Started by Kevin Campbell in General Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell 21 hours ago. 6 Replies

As most of you know, when we decided to shift house last year, we threw the trip to the USA in the bin.It was only going to be 3 weeks, but with the new plans we had in mind, we could do the new trip…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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