James jacques's Blog – June 2013 Archive (6)


Hey is there a demonstration on how the 63 should be grounded I took it to several mechanics and they said the wiring is fine I have to find out why the car shuts of after I drive for a while. I"m going to try to change the points and condenser next. I changed the coil and fuel pump but the same thing occurred again

Added by James jacques on June 26, 2013 at 11:12am — 8 Comments

car trouble

for the past few weeks every time i drive my car the seems to shut off after driving for about an hour and will not start until the car cools of. I have changed the coil and also the fuel pump but the same thing happened last night. i spoke to a friend and he stated that it might be the carburetor. can someone please give me a suggestion

Added by James jacques on June 24, 2013 at 8:24pm — 6 Comments

tranny problem

I took my 63 for a drive and the car takes a long time to get out of first gear and it has like a pull or jerk like feel with it does finally shift can any of you guys give and idea whats causing that and how do i go about fixing it myself.

Added by James jacques on June 22, 2013 at 10:57pm — 1 Comment

Rear axle

Where can I get gears for my 63 center axle and are they easy to put on. I found a 62 Cadillac in the junk yard are the gears in the rear axle the same

Added by James jacques on June 19, 2013 at 10:40pm — 4 Comments

shop manuel

hey gang can anyone help me located a cheap shop manual

Added by James jacques on June 17, 2013 at 11:35pm — 2 Comments


is the 63 deville transmission the same as the 63 eldorado. my 63 tranny seems to get stuck in first gear and will not shift to second gear can somebody give me some ideas on what is causing that and is it something that I could do on my own. I dont have much mechanical experience but i have to start learning if i want to keep this car. i have so much passion for these cars that its crazy

Added by James jacques on June 17, 2013 at 6:49pm — 9 Comments


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The Australian Bushfires:.......

Started by Kevin Campbell in General Discussion. Last reply by Kurt 22 hours ago. 10 Replies

I know we have some Aussies on here and I have to say, Australia, is in a whole world of hurt at the moment, so do ya best to stay safe.Currently, in the southern states, 4 huge fire fronts, look…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 0 Replies

To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

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How much play in 63 timing chain?

Started by Ben Roberts in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 yesterday. 4 Replies

I will be installing a new chain and gears because I'm in this deep and all the forums here strongly recommend doing so.  It appears the coating is intact and I don't have to worry about that debris…Continue

Harmonic balancer holes are too shallow for the 3 bolts of puller

Started by Ben Roberts in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Ben Roberts on Friday. 3 Replies

Trying to pull 1963 390 harmonic balancer.  The holes needed for the 3 bolts on the puller can only thread in 1/4” which is not enough to run an impact wrench on it.  I ran a tap to clean the threads…Continue

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1964 429 Aluminum Front Cover For Sale!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on January 12, 2020 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

  • I wound up with an extra front cover for my '64 and offering it for sale.

Purchased from a knowledgable part supplier with thorough hands-on knowledge of 63-64 Cadillac engines, who checked the part before sending it to me. The oil pump driven gearSee S bore and the pressure relief piston bore are both .002 over and within the .005…


Looking for the Rochester Choke Tube ...

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Looking to buy the choke tube for my Rochester... anybody have one for Sale???

AC/heater for 1964 Cadillac coupe de ville

Posted by Matias J. Adrogue on January 7, 2020 at 11:11am 9 Comments

Good morning!  I am Matias Adrogue.  I bought a 1964 Cadillac coupe de ville last year and am real close to the final restoration details!  I call her “Jaws 64”.  Pics will be posted soon.  I need advise regarding a AC/heater.  It came stock in the vehicle but it does not work.  A mechanic gave me a bid of $1700 to replace and repair.  I am ready to install a new system - Vintage Air or Old Air Products from Fort Worth Texas.  I would greatly appreciate your thoughts.  I read the great write…


63 cadi conv

Posted by Merlino jean marc on December 31, 2019 at 2:51pm 0 Comments

Hello everyone 

As a European, I fell in love with Americans cars and Americana stuff.

I bought a running 63 for cheap .but there is no secret when you buy cheap ,it is big project. The car needs everything. Overtime I was able to slowing buy parts .actually  I am looking for the passenger front lower section which is becoming harder ,and harder to find

The car has a lot of issue with rust.it needs a paint,a top and I need to replace all floor pans.with patience and…



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