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

harmonic balancer

hey jason do u sell the washer also or just the bolt.and i also wanted to know if the bolt remains in the shaft once we put in on or does it come of. because my mechanic was asking me why i didnt have a bolt in the shaft i tought thats how the car came

Added by James jacques on September 30, 2013 at 12:06pm — 1 Comment


What can I use to check the temperature of my intake manifold

Added by James jacques on September 28, 2013 at 11:44pm — 2 Comments

Harmonic balancer screw

Can anyone tell me the size of the screw that goes inside the shaft. The book says installer screw J-21052-5 thanks

Added by James jacques on September 28, 2013 at 7:33pm — 2 Comments

need timing cover

hey Jason let me know if you or any one else have a timing cover for a 63. if so please let me know the price also. thanks

Added by James jacques on September 23, 2013 at 6:47pm — 5 Comments

oil pump casing

I recently cracked my oil pump casing. I wanted to know if it comes of or is it attached to the timing chain cover

Added by James jacques on September 10, 2013 at 4:09pm — 1 Comment

tranny needed for 63

hey Jason I was wondering if you had a good used tranny for my 63 coup

Added by James jacques on September 2, 2013 at 11:07pm — 2 Comments


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Is this possible or total BS?

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 6 hours ago. 5 Replies

After changing tie rods, i tokk car into wheel n allignment shop. He said no problem.  He calls back about 45 minutes later and said they couldnt get between the tire and cowl, the guys head was too…Continue

Vacuum / Parking Brake / NSS Question

Started by Karl Schwarz in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Karl Schwarz 7 hours ago. 2 Replies

I bought a 1963 Series 62 Convertible in July.It makes a hissing sound when in neutral, and sometimes when in drive (when the shift is more to the left that the right. I assume this related to a NSS…Continue

Tail pipe black stuff!

Started by Lambert Ross in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Lambert Ross yesterday. 10 Replies

any ideas how to clear the ugly black stuff shooting out from my tailpipe? After a long layover, it really messes up the garage floor. I assume its carbon but am not sure how best to react to it.…Continue

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still need a driveshaft

Posted by wayne weaver on November 26, 2019 at 11:53am 0 Comments

well thank you UPS for losing the driveshaft that Russ Austin shipped me. 

however i still need a rear driveshaft section for my 63. mine has a vibration due to the bushing inside of it. its a shame because the ball and sockets in the cardian joints are perfect but it has a woble on the balancing machine. so .  still need the rear section. anyone have a good one ? is there driveshaft alternatives to use ? i am really considering an LS swap and since im fighting the driveshaft search…


63 guidematic issues

Posted by maurice lapoiinte on November 24, 2019 at 3:10pm 0 Comments

 So my 63 guide matic headlamps stay on low beam all the time. I have so far bypassed the system and everything works normal. I have been thru the trouble shooting in the manual but this is where the confusion begins.on my car when the power relay is powered I have low beam and when its not powered I have highbeam, this appears to be opposite what the diagnosis says should be correct.The wiring is all original and no wires have been mixed up.has anyone ever unplugged the 2 wire connector…


Another advantage of the Pertronix III

Posted by Doug Scarrow on November 23, 2019 at 11:12am 1 Comment

   Having tried both the II and III I can say the multispark feature of the III offers a smoother idle . It is also easier to install .Does not require removal of the distributor

Stuck at two red (dash) lights!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on November 3, 2019 at 10:00pm 9 Comments

I hope someone can help solve these two electrical problems that appeared one after the other.

By way of background: The car, a '64 Eldorado has very limited use. It was at a restoration shop for 15 months until last January-  that supposedly did a bunch of wiring repairs including rebuilding the gas gauge that still hasn't worked properly, and the clock that hasn't worked, and re-soldering the broken wires in the drive door. All window and seat controls appear to be…



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