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The often misunderstood 1963 Cadillac right front ashtray

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge May 12. 10 Replies

I did a little tutorial on the 63 right front ashtray.I saw in Jason's latest video where he mentions this as a bad design. From my experience, it's not a bad mechanical design but rather it's not an…Continue

How Cadillac advertised its “Standard of the World” wares in the 1960s

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Mar 1. 2 Replies

These ads bring me back to my childhood. When visiting my grandparents, I remember looking through their back issues of National Geographic and seeing these fantastic Cadillac ads and then sitting in…Continue

WTB 6 button power window switch and switch plate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Fares Jan 6. 1 Reply

I'm looking for a 6 button power window switch and switch plate for my 63 Coupe Deville. It would come from an Eldorado or another 2 door model that has optional power vent windows. If you have these…Continue

Carb problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Oct 30, 2019. 8 Replies

Today I went on a 40 mile cruise to a car show. After I got off the highway on my way there the car died & would not start. I popped the hood to look for anything obviously wrong but didn't see…Continue

 

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Kurt replied to Christian Doerk's discussion looking for a 429 heat riser and cruise control unit
"Here's an idea for the spacer: I don't know if you have access to a machine shop. Luckily for me, my neighbor is a machinist and made a spacer out of scrap metal when my heat riser cracked. He tried welding the heat riser first but he did…"
55 minutes ago
Preston Bealle and Kurt are now friends
3 hours ago
Kurt replied to Preston Bealle's discussion Free 1964 parts before I throw them out
"Hi Preston, I sent you a PM. I'll take the air cleaner if it's not spoken for."
Saturday
Kurt replied to Jason Edge's discussion 1963 & 1964 Cadillac Factory Installed Equipment Percentages
"Thanks Jason. Very interesting information. Looks like A/C made the biggest jump from 63 to 64. Wished I had the rare bucket seats."
Wednesday
Kurt replied to Jason Edge's discussion 1963 & 1964 Cadillac Factory Installed Equipment Percentages
"If tilt steering is N/A for 1963, does that mean it was dealer installed?"
Tuesday
Kurt replied to Jason Edge's discussion 1964 Cadillac Factory Installed Equipment Percentages
"Do you have the numbers for 1963 too?"
Jun 29
Kurt replied to Russ Austin's discussion Good things are coming.
"Looks awesome! I'd be happier than a woodpecker in a beaver dam with that."
Jun 24
Kurt replied to Dan McNarry's discussion Oil Pan Gaskets
"I was wondering which one of the usual suspects was going to pipe up at the mention of nipple-pulling. Kev, you never disappoint! Of course now I have to post the obligatory nipple shields. LOL : )"
May 25
Kurt replied to Dan McNarry's discussion Oil Pan Gaskets
"Correct. The seals on the ends of the oil pan for the 63/64 engines also have nipples that pull though holes in the oil pan to hold them into place."
May 25
Kurt replied to Christian Doerk's discussion How to change AC compressor shaft seal?
"I did a lot of research when I decided to upgrade my compressor. I have had other cars with A6 compressors in the past that leaked oil from the shaft seal running R12 and mineral oil. My research showed it was a common problem and there is…"
May 22
Kurt replied to Christian Doerk's discussion How to change AC compressor shaft seal?
"Unfortunately this is a weakness of the A6 compressor. Every car I have owned with the A6 compressor has leaked from the shaft seal. I have never tried replacing the shaft seal but rather, replacing the compressor. The replacement A6 compressors…"
May 21
Kurt replied to Jeff Kinzler's discussion 24 Years in a Canadian Garage!
"This popped up on YouTube yesterday. Looks like he's still got the 64 and uses it regularly. https://youtu.be/dLRM5w45y1c"
May 21
Kurt replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Oil filler cap discharge
May 16
Kurt replied to Kenneth R Hudgins's discussion 63 power windows
"I think Jason is about 3 1/2 hours away from you...just sayin : )"
May 14
Kurt replied to Kenneth R Hudgins's discussion 63 power windows
"Tony, tilt steering is different. The switch and wires are not inside the steering column."
May 14
Kurt replied to Kenneth R Hudgins's discussion 63 power windows
"Yeah Jason, I don't know how I wound up with the plastic sleeve bowden cable. More to the point of Kenneth's turn signal problem: Any problem with the bowden cable or switch adjustment can cause intermittent turn signal operation with the…"
May 14

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Coupe deVille
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
Yes
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
Yes

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At 10:47am on April 17, 2020, Kenneth M Karrer said…

Kurt,

   Yes, I was really bummed about the GN cancellation.  I was looking forward to getting together with the usual folks and the 63-64 guys and taking the 63 and my 32 to show.  The annual Keels and Wheels Concours was also postponed from May until October.  My 1932 All Weather Phaeton was invited to that one.  I've attached a couple of pictures of both cars.  The 63 has only 34k miles and would have been entered in the Primary and Preservation Classes. The 63 is  triple green (basildon).  Hope to see you soon.

Take care,

Ken Karrer

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At 7:51am on November 12, 2012, Jason Edge said…

Your page looks fantastic. The Caddy looks really nice up top

At 7:22am on August 12, 2012, Carsten C. said…

Hi Kurt, to tell the truth it's not Elmshorn, it's Neuendorf where I come from. This is exact half the way between Elmshorn and Glückstadt. But there are houndreds of Neuendorf in Germany so I decided to say Elmshorn as there is only one in Germany. If you are ever here again you're welcome.

At 5:53pm on August 10, 2012, Jason Edge said…
Hi Kurt,
Good to see you on the new site.
Jason

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Dustless blaster

Posted on October 30, 2018 at 12:23am 1 Comment

Here's something cool I stumbled across on Youtube. Pretty cool. It's like a power washer with sand.

https://youtu.be/YQ7CFGIP4uk

Food Cruise

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 1:39am 2 Comments

A group of my car buddies & I go on a monthly food cruise, sometimes breakfast, lunch or dinner. Last Saturday we took a 40 mile cruise down country roads from Austin TX to Salado TX. We went to a shop there called City Garage that specializes in Lincolns & had lunch afterwards at a good burger joint in Salado. We've been lucky this winter with beautiful weather for the most part with just a few cold rainy days in between. Here's a little video I put together from the cruise. It's a…

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Pics from Cadillac show yesterday

Posted on May 12, 2013 at 11:51am 0 Comments

Our local CLC chapter had their annual show at Covert Cadillac in Austin TX yesterday.

There is an interesting story on the 61 limo. A man wanted to purchase a car for some nuns. They reluctantly agreed but insisted that it be bare bones with no radio or air conditioning. When the 61 series 75 showed up of course even without a radio or a/c it was way too ostentatious. The nuns tried to return it to the dealer but they said they could not sell it because it didn't have a/c. So most…
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Hardtails Bar & Grill

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 1:12pm 0 Comments

I went to the annual Lincoln show in Salado TX on Saturday. Yes, I have friends on the dark side. LOL. I brought my 63 CDV of course. There was also a pristine 67 Eldo, & a 89 Allante in the spectator lot so Cadillac was well represented. On the way home we stopped at Hardtails Bar & Grill in Georgetown TX http://www.hardtailsbarandgrill.com/index.html and there crashing through the wall is a full sized front end from a 64…

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looking for a 429 heat riser and cruise control unit

Started by Christian Doerk in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Kurt 55 minutes ago. 1 Reply

I am looking for a functioning heat riser valve and a cruise control for a 1964 Cadillac.In principle, the heat riser flap does not have to work. It is only important that the spacer / housing is not…Continue

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Winter time cruise in Australia.

Started by Kevin Campbell in General Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 2 hours ago. 3 Replies

The weather here in winter is great for a Cadillac cruise.Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

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

To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

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Free 1964 parts before I throw them out

Started by Preston Bealle in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin yesterday. 7 Replies

I have front brake drums and discs, a window, a window frame, and an air cleaner shroud. I don't need them and anyone can have them for shipping cost. I would guess the shipping would be $20-25 for…Continue

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64 Power Servo vacuum leak

Posted by Kent Prows on June 27, 2020 at 4:02pm 0 Comments

I finally got around to fixing a leak in my heater core.  I decided to check to see if there were any other obvious issues while I had everything torn apart.  When I put a vacuum directly (bypassing the transducer) to the power servo it gets to about 10" and then slowly leaks back to zero.  The fan will not go to full and the mode door will not open completely.  I have read a couple of other posts that said they repaired the power servo leaks.  How?  Does anyone have one to sell?  I just…

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63 Caddy Horn

Posted by Robert Alan Shannon on May 27, 2020 at 9:25am 9 Comments

 Just noticed a 1963  Caddy trumpet horn on Ebay. No part # given but some of his other items are 1963 specific, just throwin this out there, I have no connection to this listing .

Wiring connection help.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 24, 2020 at 9:15pm 2 Comments

Can someone help me figure where these connections go? I have a 64 60 special if it matters.…



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Wood grain finally done.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 20, 2020 at 4:57pm 3 Comments

After years of wanting to, I finally redid my wood dash paneling on my 64 60s. Not too hard to do either.…

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