"If the brake shoe adjustment hole is hidden due to the photo you do have a stock brake drum on your car
That SB a stock front brake drum you are looking at
The front drums have the middle center spindle ( that is removable )…"
The year of the rim is stamped on the inside of the rim - tire off - and I cannot tell looking at the outside of the rim myself but they do look as they should from the outside to me ( correct shaped lips )
I think the…"
"Be sure your coolant is not old as it looses its ability to exchange heat correctly at the rad
I have not temp issues - 64-429
Always between the 1/4 ( 180 degrees ) and 1/2 ( 200 degrees ) mark on the gauge with 180 degree…"
"These look great! Would love some more details on the color you went with and if you had any fitment issues with hubcaps or mounting tires? And, if you care to divulge how much you paid? If not, I understand! Don't want to be too pushy, I am…"
OK —let us know how you make out
It’s the difficult repairs to trouble shoot that I enjoy knowing the most about for my own purposes and my own repairs
I have read all the details you have posted in…"
"Sorry I didn't want to offend you in any way.Like I wrote I changed brake parts several times, even wheel bearings and all springs.Did a lot of adjustment, even taken the automatic adjuster out on the side it drags too. No success.But as…"
"I am sure there are two different fans in our year Cadillacs
I think a 5 and 7 blade —one for AC and one for not
You can reduce your under hood with the 7 blade if you have the 5
Could help with the vapor lock…"
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I was very much interested in the carb ducting you explained as I have had that on the back of my mind for a while and would have done it but I now have a high performance air filter ( k&n type ) that does not adapt well…"
"Tony, I am with you 100%. I love to make an engine run as best as it possibly can.
Today's fuels, as we all know, present numerous challenges...compared to the good stuff that was around 50+ years ago, but very close to factory-levels of…"
The very best way to determine an engines performance is to learn to read the spark plugs They will tell you how every cylinder is performing internallyBest to do after a very complete going over the entire engine - new tune up and parts ( wires ) - - all engine spec are on target Having an engine perform to its max is one of the passions and fun in my own life Getting the best possible gas mileage does not hurt either You want the plugs to be burning a brown paper bag color Performance —is…See More
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No one ever said anything about any heat shield around brake lines that I have experienced
You just might be on to something in your own case
As I am collecting items for a brake overhaul, I’ve have come across many posts about the aftermarket drums not being of quality like the originals. I am fairly certain the drums I have are not…Continue
I have a 64 Fleetwood and in the summertime with the a/c cranking when I would be in traffic or going slow it would always run warm....close to the 3/4 mark sometimes. I replaced the fan clutch…Continue
I have a very reputable blasting and powder coating shop near me, come this winter, I am thinking of getting my wheels power coated in preparation for new tires in the spring. Is this a good idea? I…Continue
Hi there, after a lot of work on my brakes - new cylinder, hardware, shoes, hoses, going back to old drums, the car still drags to one side. Does this for years now, but I hoped to get rid of it…Continue
I took the 64 into the shop to have some adjustments completed and in the process decided to have the lower ball joints replaced as was recommended the last time I had it in. I ordered the parts and came into the shop. They quoted me nearly $500 to replace those lower ball joints requiring nearly 4hrs of labor. Now this is a reputable shop and they know me by name here and they will continue to get my business. I am just questioning what on earth is…