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Blower woes. ‘63 Sedan

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Dec 13, 2017. 19 Replies

So, i’ve Reached the blower motor on my list of things to fix.the car doesn’t have A/C, the control has a switch that seems to control the variable can speed on the car.  This doesn’t work at all.…Continue

Electrics confusion

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Ferris Sep 16, 2017. 4 Replies

My cadillac has certain electrical issues that I want to get to the bottom of.The lights in the dashboard don't work (gauges and radio) although the map light and glovebox lights work.The electric…Continue

Interior colours

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Sep 13, 2017. 6 Replies

I have a 1963 Sedan Deville and am trying to bring the interior to its former glory.My car interior is 'Sandalwood and I need a paint for the lighter colour on the dashboard. Can anyone suggest a…Continue

 

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Russ Austin replied to James Ferris's discussion Blower woes. ‘63 Sedan
"The resistor is behind the glove box. Be carefull removing the glove box, as the corners will break off if man handled.  Just find the sweet spot and the insert will slide out. No need to remove the glove box door."
Dec 13, 2017
Clovis replied to James Ferris's discussion Blower woes. ‘63 Sedan
"James those were random photos from this forum. Jason edge had them posted to to his photos. Most questions can be answered by using the help page or search at the top. They may not be exact but they should be in similar shape and place. The glove…"
Dec 13, 2017
James Ferris replied to James Ferris's discussion Blower woes. ‘63 Sedan
"I’ve had a look and am somewhat confused, my car doesn’t have A/C so wasn’t sure if it would be the same, from the look of it, it’s behind the glove box?"
Dec 13, 2017
Clovis replied to James Ferris's discussion Blower woes. ‘63 Sedan
"James look at the three pictures I posted. The middle one has the resistors circled in purple and the bottom picture is the actual resistors. "
Dec 13, 2017
James Ferris replied to James Ferris's discussion Blower woes. ‘63 Sedan
"Thanks for that, really helpful. i’m definitely Hearing a click when I move the lever from off to heat. Is the resistor in the engine bay or behind the dash? I’ve traced a few wires from the blower motor and they seem to go to a bell…"
Dec 13, 2017
Clovis replied to James Ferris's discussion Blower woes. ‘63 Sedan
"Thanks Russ, I was playing a guessing game at best. That's exactly what he needs to figure this out. We would have got there but it would have been closer to Christmas lmao"
Dec 12, 2017
Russ Austin replied to James Ferris's discussion Blower woes. ‘63 Sedan
"James, on the heater control head, there are 2 switches. A fan speed switch and a master switch. With the ignition off, move the top right lever from off to heat. You should hear a click. That is the master switch, and its job is to send power to…"
Dec 12, 2017
Russ Austin replied to James Ferris's discussion Blower woes. ‘63 Sedan
"I would bet that the switch is bad. Take it out and spray brake parts cleaner inside it and move the lever around to clean the contacts. The fan is suppose to shut off when it is in the full left position. That's the off position and the fan…"
Dec 12, 2017
James Ferris replied to James Ferris's discussion Blower woes. ‘63 Sedan
"Received! I will check those first. Cheers!"
Dec 12, 2017
Clovis replied to James Ferris's discussion Blower woes. ‘63 Sedan
"James I would test the resistors before going out and buying a new one. It still could be the switch or a tired blower motor that will only turn on high voltage. "
Dec 12, 2017
James Ferris replied to James Ferris's discussion Blower woes. ‘63 Sedan
"Thank you so much for that! That’s brilliant. i’ve had a wiggle behind the dash and everything seems pretty tight, so next is to buy a new resistor. once again, thanks for our help. "
Dec 12, 2017
Clovis replied to James Ferris's discussion Blower woes. ‘63 Sedan
"Here are a few pictures of the controls. "
Dec 12, 2017
Clovis replied to James Ferris's discussion Blower woes. ‘63 Sedan
"I don't have a 63 shop manual so it one of two things, switch or resistors. The shop manual should tell you what the resistance should be for the resistors. If you can get your hand up behind the switch see if you can wiggle the connection, it…"
Dec 12, 2017
James Ferris replied to James Ferris's discussion Blower woes. ‘63 Sedan
"https://youtu.be/6IcOzr7fCo4 hopefully this video shows the issue better than how I explain it."
Dec 12, 2017
James Ferris replied to James Ferris's discussion Blower woes. ‘63 Sedan
"Yeah, the two left levers don’t affect anything on the heater. if I move the upper right lever to heat the blower does come on, but only if the switch at the very top is in the far right position.  If the switch at the very top is…"
Dec 12, 2017
Clovis replied to James Ferris's discussion Blower woes. ‘63 Sedan
"The picture you posted may be the off position for everything, blower included. Does the lever on the top right turn the blower on when it is under the heat position? I don't believe your blower should come on with the two left positions as…"
Dec 12, 2017

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1963 Sedan Deville
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Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 3 hours ago. 159 Replies

I have posted a few Misc items over on my Classic Cadillac Parts Facebook page at…Continue

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A Drilling No-No .... That Worked!

Started by Jason Edge in General Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 8 hours ago. 17 Replies

Thought I would share a quick story regarding something I did that I generally do not recommend - Free handed drilling a broken front engine cover bolt.  Before I jump into it I will say I do not…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

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Trunk Pull-down

Started by Brian and Dorothy Lewis in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 9 Replies

Hi gang.  While reviewing the extensive photo archives on this site, I came across an excellent series of photos documenting a trunk pull-down assembly posted by Jason Edge.  I really didn't even…Continue

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Starter Solenoid replacement-how difficult? Where to buy?

Posted by Norman Silverman on August 20, 2019 at 8:24pm 8 Comments

Hello All.

I believe the starter solenoid has gone bad in my 64 DeVille. When I turn the key, often all I get is a click, then if I try a few times again the starter turns perfectly. All battery cables are on tight and the battery is good. So, I believe this problem is the solenoid. Where do I buy the right solenoid and is it necessary to remove the starter in order to swap it out? …

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Frame Markings

Posted by Gene McIlroy on August 12, 2019 at 6:26pm 1 Comment

Just got my frame back from powder coating so thought I would post photos of the front and rear frame markings.…

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Lining up the drive shaft

Posted by Dominic Salemi on August 12, 2019 at 5:47pm 2 Comments

Can anyone shed some light on how to position the complete drive shaft in the correct position? I want to make sure my drive shaft is installed properly.

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Dominic

Upper A Arm Rubber Bumpers

Posted by Gene McIlroy on August 12, 2019 at 1:30pm 3 Comments

I have found a very good replacement part for the Upper A Arm Bumpers.  The top part is identical to the originals the bottom can be used as is or after a few minutes with a belt sander can be ground to the V shape as the originals were.  The replacement bumpers are for a 2001 to 2005 S10 Sanoma or Blazer.  Part number is on the box in the photos.  First photo is the box next to the box is the S10 part and an original.  Next photo shows my sanded down part next to an original.…

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