Brian and Dorothy Lewis's Blog (7)

6 way power seat

Hi gang. Im looking for a set of power seat cables for my 64 deville. Can any one point me in the right direction?

Added by Brian and Dorothy Lewis on September 16, 2016 at 1:20pm — 1 Comment

Power Steering

I have seen several examples of 63 and 64 restored motors and engine compartments; including Jason Edge' beautiful pics of his motor, on our website here. I am an advocate of saving the life of these old Cadillacs. To me this means returning the car to its original glory. That said, using the correct colors in the correct places is important to me.

I have seen examples of power steering pumps in black and Cadillac blue, I have seen examples of vented and non vented pulleys in black and… Continue

Added by Brian and Dorothy Lewis on September 9, 2015 at 12:25pm — 3 Comments

Water temp sending unit

The motor in my 64 DeVille was rebuilt prior to me owning the car. Some jack wagon cut the end off of the green temperature sending wire, and never installed the temp sending unit back in the head...they just plugged it. I am hoping some one might have a pic of the correct wire routing and the connection end on the the temp sending wire.

Added by Brian and Dorothy Lewis on August 31, 2015 at 1:35am — 13 Comments

Freeze Plugs

My 64 DeVille has a set of steel freeze plugs.  The car was left in storage with only water (no Antifreeze) in the engine.  The freeze plugs have rusted and are starting to leak.  I am trying to find a source for a set of the good brass Freeze plugs to replace them.  The vendors here on our website only seem to carry the steel replacements.

I am sure I can get the brass freeze plugs if some one could give me the correct size of each of them.

I am open to suggestions.

Added by Brian and Dorothy Lewis on August 4, 2015 at 2:33pm — 3 Comments

Correct Colors

When i am ready to repaint our car I want to stay In the spirit of "Period Correct". what would be the best solution to matching the color as Cadillac would have produced it? Firemist Red,  A-1624F

Added by Brian and Dorothy Lewis on June 9, 2015 at 5:33pm — 2 Comments

No oil to the rockers!

Bought this convertible a month ago. the owner, a "mechanic", said he rebuilt the carb and did a fresh valve job on the car. But he claimed he could never make it idle after the rebuild and never drove it. Good for me. I knew instantly he forgot the stainless sreel shim. I Installed the shim, adjusted the carb, idles like new, but i have not driven it. Today i pulled the valve covers to sand and paint them and noticed the rockers on the driver side were dry! I pulled the rocker assembly to… Continue

Added by Brian and Dorothy Lewis on June 8, 2015 at 2:11am — 4 Comments

Towing

My great grandfather used to tow his Airstream trailer with his CDV. In honer of him my wife and I are considering towing a vintage trailer with our Deville Convertible. I figure we will need to upgrade to at least the HD springs and commercial sway bars. The comercial springs have a significantly higher spring rate than the HD springs. But do they fit and what would this do to the ride when driving without the trailer. I was unable to find info regarding the subject of towing.

Added by Brian and Dorothy Lewis on June 5, 2015 at 9:48pm — 9 Comments

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Rear main Follow up replacement and repair,,

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser 3 hours ago. 38 Replies

Well, got it all together,, Jason, i was looking in the wrong chapter in the manual on the starter,, got that figured out.  everything hooked back upGot it put back together, started up, and oil…Continue

STEERING GEAR

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 11 hours ago. 10 Replies

IN addition to the main seal leak,,which i am going to tackle again tomorrow,i also have a leak in what seems to be the steering gear.  I have checked to connections from the pump, and its dry on…Continue

1963 caddy on lifetime

Started by tim sparks in General Discussion. Last reply by tim sparks 13 hours ago. 2 Replies

Thursday night at 8 est lifetime has story of patsy kline and Loretta lynn with a 1963 Cadillac convertible as costar.check it out.Continue

I need to buy rim for tire Los Angeles ca

Started by Charles in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Ian Osborne 13 hours ago. 4 Replies

in need or rim for tire Cadillac Fleetwood 64 any one known why i can buy in Los Angeles ca ..hi..thanks 310 309 0332Continue

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driveshaft help

Posted by wayne weaver on October 9, 2019 at 4:41pm 1 Comment

can anyone help me with a driveshaft ? I have a 1963 Cadillac 62 series 4dr with the hydro-matic trans. I need the male splined shaft on the front of the rear driveshaft section. the piece with the nut attached by clip.id be willing to buy a shaft if its not horribly priced.

Dash removal

Posted by Jake Mickley on October 9, 2019 at 12:06am 9 Comments

Hello everyone,

On a 63 CDV, if a guy wanted to remove the entire dash to get all the metal painted, and do some other things behind there, how would he go about doing that?  I checked here and the shop manual, but can't find a complete guide.

As always, and help or direction is appreciated.  Thanks!

--Jake

Introducing myself

Posted by Gary Marchand on October 7, 2019 at 9:32pm 8 Comments

Thanks for letting me join the club.  Picked up this ‘64 Coupe Deville a few months ago out of Beverly MA, the car has few stickers on it from various Cadillac clubs, didn’t know if anyone might recognize it from it’s “Glory days.” Everything seems pretty healthy except for the body and some very Mickey Mouse repairs, was wondering if anyone had any leads on…

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Carter AFB carburetor question

Posted by Ray Schick on October 7, 2019 at 8:29pm 8 Comments

3655S carb, and a 3656S carb .I know the difference is one is for A/C and the other in for a non A/C car . Now the question is : can I use the carb bowl from the A/C car on the non A/C car ? They look the same set up next to each other

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