Dana G Cooper
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Metal inline fuel filters

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Jul 12, 2017. 16 Replies

I have a question... When I was a young boy and teenager working in full service gas stations in the late 1960's early 1970's, I know I saw several Cadillacs with an A/C brand metal fuel filter in…Continue

Front Fenders

Started May 31, 2017 0 Replies

After 16 years on jack stands I finally got my "63" Deville on the road recently ! There are several kinks to work out but the one I need help with the most is a set of rust free front fenders. Mine…Continue

Jetaway trans. rebuild

Started Feb 15, 2017 0 Replies

I am looking for a reliable source for a rebuilt transmission for my 1963 Deville. I live near Tulsa, OK. I found what sounds like a good shop in California but I would like to find a good source  in…Continue

Dana Cooper Asks: What Replacement is used for "type A " trans fluid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anders Oct 18, 2016. 2 Replies

What transmission fluid is suggested to replace "type A " in a 1963 jetaway trans ? I'm assuming Dextron II but I want to be sure. This is a complete drained service, not a rebuild. Any Suggestions ?Continue

 

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Dana G Cooper replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion water in doors 63 cdv
"If they are the correct rubber "plugs" from the factory (OEM), they should have a slit in then to allow water to drain out on the outside of the door weatherstrip. On my 63 CDV I pulled both door panels due to dirt dobbers having built…"
Feb 27
Dana G Cooper replied to Mark Geertsma's discussion Spare tire question
"I bought an original bias ply from Coker. Looks original and fits in the slot of my CDV. I know it can only be used short term as a spare on the ground if needed but it fits and it looks original in the truck !"
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Clovis commented on Dana G Cooper's blog post Radiator Bug Screen
"I'm thinking it was a sales pitch like any other product through the years. In reality they block 50% of air flow through the rad. "
Dec 18, 2017
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Radiator Bug Screen

                                               Odd subject, food for thought !!!I own one 1963 Coupe Deville and two 1962 4dr Cadillacs. When I took delivery of these three Cadillacs through the years, I noticed they all had the old fashioned radiator bug screens like many vehicles had back in the day. Recently I began wondering why & when these bug screens went away. Then I thought back to the time I quit seeing these screens, ( Mid - late 1960's ). After thinking about what changed about…See More
Dec 17, 2017
Dana G Cooper replied to Jake Mickley's discussion Temperature gage
"Mine also runs about a quarter way with a 190 thermstat"
Nov 15, 2017
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Nov 3, 2017
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Oct 24, 2017
Anders commented on Dana G Cooper's blog post Jetaway Trans. Flywheel O-Ring
"Ohh far away from being a dummy. I think I do more mistakes than rights. So many times had to go back and recheck. Especially after a nights sleep waking up with a nagging feeling. Did you get a picture of the transmuted o-ring when removing it from…"
Oct 24, 2017
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Dana G Cooper posted a blog post

Jetaway Trans. Flywheel O-Ring

This is not a big issue but it may help someone. I am a retired mechanic of 40 plus years and I could not believe I almost missed this... My 63 CDV had a leak at the flywheel O-ring. In preparation for the repair I read many online stories about the O-ring missing completely when they removed the flywheel from the tourrus on the Jetaway transmission.I removed the trans last week and pulled the flywheel off. Upon inspection I thought "wow, the O-ring is missing off my flywheel too ! " I cleaned…See More
Oct 23, 2017
Anders liked Dana G Cooper's discussion 63 coupe deville front springs
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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Coupe Deville & a 1962 Fleetwood 4dr
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
no
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
no

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Radiator Bug Screen

Posted on December 17, 2017 at 9:57pm 1 Comment

                                               Odd subject, food for thought !!!

I own one 1963 Coupe Deville and two 1962 4dr Cadillacs. When I took delivery of these three Cadillacs through the years, I noticed they all had the old fashioned radiator bug screens like many vehicles had back in the day. Recently I began wondering why & when these bug screens went away. Then I thought back to the time I quit seeing these screens, ( Mid - late 1960's ). After thinking about what…

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Jetaway Trans. Flywheel O-Ring

Posted on October 23, 2017 at 10:04pm 1 Comment

This is not a big issue but it may help someone. I am a retired mechanic of 40 plus years and I could not believe I almost missed this... My 63 CDV had a leak at the flywheel O-ring. In preparation for the repair I read many online stories about the O-ring missing completely when they removed the flywheel from the tourrus on the Jetaway transmission.

I removed the trans last week and pulled the flywheel off. Upon inspection I thought "wow, the O-ring is missing off my flywheel too ! "…

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Quarter Window on Coupe Deville

Posted on September 6, 2017 at 8:14pm 3 Comments

I had the need to remove the rear inside quarter panels on my CDV today & I had to smile when I looked at all the window tracks it took to make the rear window roll up and down as it does, and then I thought about when the tracks were designed, ( prior to computers as we know them today ), and I wondered how many slide rule calculations it might have taken to make the window roll as it does. Sometimes I am amazed at what the engineers were able to do on these vehicles prior to computers…

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Curious In Mounds

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 8:28pm 2 Comments

 I have read about the spare tire locations on the different models of the 63-64 's. As I removed my trunk mat on my CDV for the first time today I discovered something interesting. My spare has always been under the back shelf as I understand it should be on a Coupe Deville. When I removed my trunk mat I discovered the anchor for a J hook on the right side of the trunk had been cut out of the trunk floor pan. My mat had a square hole in the cardboard part of the trunk mat but the fabric had…

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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

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1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Spotlighted in the May Self-Starter

Started by Jason Edge in Chapter Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 3 hours ago. 8 Replies

The 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter is spotlighted on pages 12-16 in the May issue of Cadillac & LaSalle Club Self-Starter magazine.  If you have a membership level that provides online access to the…Continue

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She's Almost Done!

Started by Mark Borer in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Mark Borer 12 hours ago. 36 Replies

Hey guysThe convertible finally has some color on it!!Hoping I have it back sometime early next weekThen the long process of putting it back togetherHope you like the picsMarkContinue

More on my headliner

Started by Joe DiIaconi in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 20 hours ago. 1 Reply

Headliners installed, looking good my interior guy could not cover my sun visors. He said he could do it but it wouldn't look good. So he directed me to a guy specialist who's going to paint them for…Continue

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Oil Stick lenght

Posted by Florentin loic on April 4, 2018 at 5:46am 2 Comments

Hi every one,

After a long time rebuilding my 63 convertible, i finaly get on the road.

A question if anyone can help me. Can somebody tell me the lenght of the motor oil stick.

the cap was probably broken and welded by the old owner. but i m not sure it's in the right place

i put the right amount of oil in motor, but for the weekly maintenance i would like to do two mark "full and add oil"

So i need the lenght from de cap to the two mark

Thanks a…

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For sale: 1963 Cadillac front center impact bar $100 + shipping

Posted by Lee Martin on April 3, 2018 at 2:12pm 0 Comments

Offering this newly re-chromed 1963 Cadillac front center impact bar for sale, $100 plus whatever it costs to ship it from Detroit to your location.  

The unit fits perfect on driver's side but does not sit flush on passenger side.  I am told someone needs to take a wooden block and hammer and bang the passenger side lower corner in to make it fit right.  If you know how to do this stuff, this is the piece for you.

Email themidnighthour.tv@gmail.com with any questions.…

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429 Cadillac Rod Bolts

Posted by Dave Fundaburg on March 22, 2018 at 8:19pm 1 Comment

Does anybody know of a source for new rod bolts for the 429 or are we stuck with what we have any information would be appreciated. Thanks

seat belts

Posted by dan mcnatty on March 17, 2018 at 4:35pm 3 Comments

I am installing front seat belts in 63 coupe the holes were already in floor but I do not know how to route inner belts it appears they go through seat in middle?did not find how to remove center armrest on seat  are openings there or do you cut into seat? any help or pictures would be great dan

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