During the process of a complete restoration (and color change) of my ‘63s interior during the winter of 2016, I replaced the aftermarket seatbelts that were in my car with restored original '64 buckles and retractors. I had a terrific experience with Ssnake-Oyl Products out of Tyler Texas, so I thought I share the info.
In my opinion, the '64 seat belt buckle with the Cadillac Crest is the coolest looking seat belt buckle ever put in a car. Apparently, they're not easy to find in…Continue
What I enjoy most about old cars is that they can be restored to original condition, radically customized, or somewhere between those extremes, reflecting the owner's individual style. For my '63 Convertible, I want to achieve a mostly original look, with minor custom touches to make it clean, smooth, and low. This article is to share my experience in choosing and installing the suspension components to achieve a low stance and a comfortable ride.
I purchased my car in August of…Continue
Our old Cadillacs have a pretty simple electrical system using an externally regulated alternator to keep the battery charged and run the accessories while driving. First appearing in 1963, the GM 10DN externally regulated alternator was a step up from the bulky generator used on the '62 and earlier. But newer, internally regulated alternators are now available that can output three times the current in the same size package. This article explains how I upgraded my charging system to a…Continue
I wanted to share my experience converting my factory air system to 134a refrigerant, hoping it will save you time and money. After I changed the parts, I got my system charged professionally and it works amazingly well, blowing ice cold at the vents. Here's what I did:
I started with a call to Old Air Products (oldairproducts.com) from Texas. I'm usually the guy who researches everything alone and then buys the parts online without ever interfacing with a human, but…Continue