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Rust free 63 hood wanted

If anyone have a 63 hood out there at a reasonable price please let me know

Added by James jacques on August 14, 2014 at 8:48am — 1 Comment

63 body parts needed

Looking for a 63 coupe driver side front fender, hood and trunk lid

Added by James jacques on February 17, 2014 at 7:40pm — 3 Comments

manifold heat

I'm going to do a test on my manifold tomorrow what temperature should be at

Added by James jacques on December 27, 2013 at 10:31pm — 1 Comment

car trouble

hey tony would excessive heat cause the fuel pump to stop pumping. i spoke to a guy at a local car show he told me to drive the car with the gas cap off he said i may have vapor lock. what temperature should the intake be when i test it?

Added by James jacques on December 19, 2013 at 2:50pm — 4 Comments


Hello jason I"m going to ask a stupid question but do you work on customer cars. I would be willing to bring it to you if it's possible just to get this car mechanically corrected plus the car shakes a little including the problem in my previous post

Added by James jacques on December 15, 2013 at 1:33pm — 1 Comment

Car trouble

It's been several months and I"m still dealing with the same problem with car not getting gas after driving for about 30 to 45 minutes. I took the car out this weekend it stopped again cause the gas bowl is empty but I notice the gas pump is not pumping no gas and I changed the pump a couple months ago because I thought that was the problem. I dropped the tank yesterday and it was clean. Do you guys think the pump is loosing pressure or something. Help

Added by James jacques on December 15, 2013 at 1:26pm — 11 Comments

hello jason

hey Jason I'm not sure I asked you this before but I have a spare edelbrock sitting in my garage is it really necessary for me to block the port holes as you suggest or can I just put it on there without going through all that.  I spoke to a couple of local guys and they said they never heard of such a thing. but I figured I better ask the the caddy guru first. and if so what should I tell the people and the machine shop what I want done. please read the post I posted before this one because…


Added by James jacques on October 20, 2013 at 3:41pm — 4 Comments

trunk carpet

hey guys does where I can get that gray carpet looking material that to line the trunk with. someone told me to check Mcveys if anyone know anything let me know

Added by James jacques on October 20, 2013 at 3:27pm — 1 Comment

problem found

hey gang after months of spending time and money trying to figure out why my car was shutting off as you guys may have  read from my previous post. the caddy gods have finally answered my prayers. I took my car to get a paint estimate on Saturday when I left the paint shop my car shut off once again somehow or another there was a mechanic around the corner who came to my rescue he realize that I have a vacuum leak in the carb the gas was flooding my spark plugs. he took out a new spark plug…


Added by James jacques on October 20, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments

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

Car trouble

When I drive my 63 after about a hour it will shut of and the gas bowl will be somewhat empty and the car will not start until cools down. I have changed the fuel pump and remove the Thermostat. Changed the coil and condenser. I have asked around and people tell me so much things that my head is spinning. They said my gas may be vaporizing or it may be electrical or something in the tank. Any suggestion. I left a message AAron JHONSTON and TONY AND GINN 429 I sent you guys messages in your… Continue

Added by James jacques on July 12, 2013 at 12:19pm — 11 Comments


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


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The Australian Bushfires:.......

Started by Kevin Campbell in General Discussion. Last reply by Kurt 23 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 ...

Posted by Mack on January 10, 2020 at 1:14am 3 Comments


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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