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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Norm Waters's discussion 63 Hydra-Matic won't shift out of first
"The TV Rod on the carb of a 63 controls the  trans shift points  Just be sure all looks as it should on the carbs linkage in that location ( nothing loose or falling off )  Just some basics that come to mind  Enjoy"
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"Examine the rear brake shoes for glazing ( are shinny caused by excessive heat  build up ) or cracked shoe surfaces ( need replacement ) Might be an inferior brake shoe material for our large brake drums that gets damaged from…"
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Kim K Kaiser replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion 2 timing covers. 63 390. One crossover pipe ac, harmonic balancer
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Kim K Kaiser replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion 2 timing covers. 63 390. One crossover pipe ac, harmonic balancer
"For sale 63 cdv parts2 390 timing covers. I did a rebuild in winter, accumulated these 2. In the end, used a 429 cover. Both cleaned up pretty good, one been painted hirsh blue. 300 each plus shipOne ac crossover pipe. 63. Cleaned75.00 plus…"
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Thomas Yarri replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion Vacuum advance
"Thank you as always Jason, I figured it should have been normal, I recently found out the car had a modified Chevrolet carburetor on it and I switched to the proper Rochester. I am idling at around 480 engine warm. The car is running so much better…"
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Cliff Johnston posted a discussion

Rear brake lock up when cold

Hi everyone, ever since getting the car back on the road, the rear brakes grab when they are cold and I’m moving at slow speed.  Once I get along the road and stop they are fine. I see some posts where the adjustment is to adjust up until the shoes start to grab the drum and then back off 4 clicks. When checking one side tonight it seems they required many more clicks than 4 to get them to grab. can being unadjusted too much make them grab? When I put it all back together originally I would…See More
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Jason Edge replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion Vacuum advance
"rpm?  off choke it should be idling at about 480 rpm, and since these are ported no vacuum. On Choke on I believe is 1700 rpm. With AC on and Idle speed up engaged about 900 rpm.  as the accerator is enaged the ported vacuum system will…"
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Norm Waters replied to Norm Waters's discussion 63 Hydra-Matic won't shift out of first
"Yes got the everything up to temp and checked level it was a about half a pint low. I left it running and added to the full mark. Still nothing above 1st gear. "
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Norm Waters's discussion 63 Hydra-Matic won't shift out of first
"Did you check your trans fluid level with the car running —at operating temp ? These trans will not shift right if trans fluid is low  The dip stick is marked in pints  See no reason the trans should be shifting any different than…"
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Thomas Yarri replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion Vacuum advance
"When I first start the car before the choke fully opens there is vacuum, but after the choke opens I have no vacuum at idle. The car drives great but it seemed strange to me."
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Norm Waters posted a discussion

63 Hydra-Matic won't shift out of first

Hello everyone. I had a perfectly good shifting Hydra-Matic transmission until I elected to fix the leak at the dip stick tube. I just did a quick seal with gasket maker since my current tube is missing the mount and I was headed to the Lead Sled show in Salina, KS in a few days. I drained about 2 quarts of fluid so I could do a good cleaning around the inlet and under the dirt flange of the tube. Installed gasket maker and reinserted the tube then let it sit for 24 hours. Topped off the fluid…See More
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Kevin Campbell replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Sealing up oil leaks
"Try a straight edge over the face of the pan. Over time, often to fix leaks, folks swing off the bolts like their doing up wheel nuts, which will buckle/distort the clamping face. The pan can be beaten back into shape ok."
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Tom Bahner posted a discussion

Sealing up oil leaks

I'm having a shop replace outside seals/gaskets on engine and tranny. Engine was losing 3/4qt. every 250mi. So far only a small drip on rear main. Bought an outside seal kit for tranny. sealed up dipstick, shift shaft, that went fine. Pan not so good. Went out and found a puddle under tranny for the second time after sitting the weekend. Going in for the third time to try and get it right. Are we missing something?? The shop about only deals with classic and performance stuff so he ain't no fly…See More
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Jason Edge replied to Chris Gill's discussion Factory AC clutch fan needed
"I just pulled a good used fan clutch. Price is $25 + s/h. Shoot me an email to jasonedge@nc.rr.com if you have not already picked one up. "
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Jason Edge left a comment for SVEIN ERIK MORTENSEN
"Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website & Chapter! This site is hosted by the CLC (Cadillac LaSalle Club) 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter.  As a CLC member you are eligible to join our Free 1963/64 Cadllac Chapter. I will get you signed up in a…"
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Chris Gill's discussion Factory AC clutch fan needed
"Rock auto parts —should be able to get you a new clutch fan that were used on many GM makes in these year cars they made ( Chevy for example )   Enjoy "
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Michael Vogler's discussion Replacing Front Door Window Chrome Channel
"Once you replace the required parts  in the door  - the chrome and window channels  etc —keep the inside panel off the door off for a while —until you get the window to go up and down as it should from some adjustments…"
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63 Hydra-Matic won't shift out of first

Started by Norm Waters in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 2 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hello everyone. I had a perfectly good shifting Hydra-Matic transmission until I elected to fix the leak at the dip stick tube. I just did a quick seal with gasket maker since my current tube is…Continue

Rear brake lock up when cold

Started by Cliff Johnston in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi everyone, ever since getting the car back on the road, the rear brakes grab when they are cold and I’m moving at slow speed.  Once I get along the road and stop they are fine. I see some posts…Continue

Vacuum advance

Started by Thomas Yarri in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Thomas Yarri 14 hours ago. 4 Replies

Good afternoon to all my fellow Cadillac owners! I have a question about the vacuum advance on my car. The car is a 64 without a/c and a Rochester carburetor. I noticed that I have vacuum at the port…Continue

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1963 series 62 convertible transmission issue

Posted by Matthew VanDeWater on June 22, 2021 at 3:03pm 1 Comment

Hello I've been restoring a 63 for way to many years. Down to almost done, but have issue with trans linkage, when column in park shift rod 2 inches short. everything original. been trying to find picture of manual rod hooked up from under car to see position of linkage. was wondering if anybody has access for pictures. I wanted to see if my manual linkage is bent  wrong out of the trans if somebody dropped the trans or something. Doesn't make sense why it doesn't work. Thanks for any input…

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New vehicle in the club

Posted by Patrick Westphal on June 17, 2021 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

I was successful in getting a vehicle from the New York contact I talked about at the last club meeting. I am still trying to figure out how to post a picture of the vehicle that is tied with this comment so if you see a random picture of a black convertible in a yard, that's me haha.  …

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Torque converter grab when idling in Drive

Posted by Cliff Johnston on June 14, 2021 at 8:47pm 2 Comments

Hi Everyone, been quite a while since i have been on here.

I have had an issue with the idle on my 64 Coupe Deville ever since i have had it.

With the Idle set high enough that it is smooth, but still a nice idle, the RPM seems only slightly too high for the stall of the Torque Converter. And therefore it tends to sit there and grab and lunge a bit. So until now, i have been putting the car in Neutral at the lights to stop this happening.

I've had the car dyno tuned and…

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Can you help? Driveshaft Question....

Posted by Chris on May 30, 2021 at 8:55am 1 Comment

Hello!

Newbie to the group here - we have already found tons of invaluable information on the board, so thanks! We are restoring a 1963 Series 62 Convertible. We are wondering if anyone knows of a source to buy the propellor yoke flange (that bolts to the pinion flange) for the driveshaft? One of our ears partially broke off. Not sure if we can buy just the yoke flange as an aftermarket part, or if it has to be rebuilt by a welder/fab guy? Maybe a salvage yard for a source? Again, any…

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