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De-Yellowing Convertible Rear Plastic Windows by Jaye Koppenhaver

We recently featured the Tech Tip De-Yellowing Convertible Rear Plastic Windows by Jaye Koppenhaver in the February 2017 63/64 Cadillac Cha…

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Fender Skirt Reinforcement

This Restoration Help Topic address weak spots often found in the lower corners of fender skirts and was taken from the February 2016 Newsl…

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Jason Edge Engine Rebuild and Other Projects

Here is a list of links to my 2012 Engine Rebuild Project and various Other Restoration Projects and thought it might be helpful to pull t…

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Engine and tranny seals

Hey guys. Im going to be pulling my engine and tranny out soon. Theres some leaks on my engine and tranny. The main reason for this is beca…

Started by Klutch

49 on Wednesday
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429 Engine Rebuild Question.

I have a ‘64 Series 62 Coupe. I’m going to rebuild the factory 429. Has anyone used a company where you ship your engine for the rebuild? I…

Started by Dan Loukota

8 Oct 27
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Re upholstering seats

Hello all, my question pertains to interior of a recent barn find.  A 1963 cadillac sedan with 16000 original miles.  Unfortunately it had…

Started by paul

5 Sep 17
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distributor gasket

I'll ask again what did they use for a distributor gasket on the 429 and where would I get one. Certainly someone out there knows the answe…

Started by Dave Fundaburg

2 Sep 14
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Any Hope for this armrest?

We have a restoration forum  I never post much here but thought I would share an in progress restoration ... just one of many. Those long c…

Started by Jason Edge

17 Sep 10
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Trunk Pull-down

Hi gang.  While reviewing the extensive photo archives on this site, I came across an excellent series of photos documenting a trunk pull-d…

Started by Brian and Dorothy Lewis

9 Aug 21
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Hood to cowl side seals position.

Hello, It is me again....sorry. I'm ready to install hood to cowl seals and I do have a problem -what is the correct position? I try few di…

Started by paul k

2 Aug 12
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fender bracket support?

I want ask what is the right way to mount this bracket to the fender?Is the lower part that you screw should be outside or inside the fende…

Started by paul k

2 Aug 12
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Anyone attempt to replace convertible top yourself?

I have a 1963 convertible that needs a new top.  I just so happen to have a brand new top in the box from a 1964 Impala that I sold.  The p…

Started by Dan Benck

2 Aug 9
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headlight switch

I  installed headlight switch and I do have question if it is correct way before I start the car. In the picture I place the arrow on empty…

Started by paul k

1 Jul 29
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Tail pipe black stuff!

Started by Lambert Ross in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Lambert Ross 47 minutes ago. 10 Replies

any ideas how to clear the ugly black stuff shooting out from my tailpipe? After a long layover, it really messes up the garage floor. I assume its carbon but am not sure how best to react to it.…Continue

Had the 64 convert out for a spin

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

A two hour ride to my favorite restaurant on the water in Crystal River on the west coast  of central Florida —top down 77 degrees and 47 % humidity one outstanding day as will be the rest of the…Continue

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wanted balast tube for guide eye amp

Started by maurice lapoiinte in General Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

I am looking for a vaccum tube for my guide eye amp. tube #5947343 it call the ballast tube, its the shorter one of the 2 and only has a filament in it. fits 59-66 cadillacs with the guidematic…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 13 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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still need a driveshaft

Posted by wayne weaver on November 26, 2019 at 11:53am 0 Comments

well thank you UPS for losing the driveshaft that Russ Austin shipped me. 

however i still need a rear driveshaft section for my 63. mine has a vibration due to the bushing inside of it. its a shame because the ball and sockets in the cardian joints are perfect but it has a woble on the balancing machine. so .  still need the rear section. anyone have a good one ? is there driveshaft alternatives to use ? i am really considering an LS swap and since im fighting the driveshaft search…

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63 guidematic issues

Posted by maurice lapoiinte on November 24, 2019 at 3:10pm 0 Comments

 So my 63 guide matic headlamps stay on low beam all the time. I have so far bypassed the system and everything works normal. I have been thru the trouble shooting in the manual but this is where the confusion begins.on my car when the power relay is powered I have low beam and when its not powered I have highbeam, this appears to be opposite what the diagnosis says should be correct.The wiring is all original and no wires have been mixed up.has anyone ever unplugged the 2 wire connector…

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Another advantage of the Pertronix III

Posted by Doug Scarrow on November 23, 2019 at 11:12am 1 Comment

   Having tried both the II and III I can say the multispark feature of the III offers a smoother idle . It is also easier to install .Does not require removal of the distributor

Stuck at two red (dash) lights!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on November 3, 2019 at 10:00pm 9 Comments

I hope someone can help solve these two electrical problems that appeared one after the other.

By way of background: The car, a '64 Eldorado has very limited use. It was at a restoration shop for 15 months until last January-  that supposedly did a bunch of wiring repairs including rebuilding the gas gauge that still hasn't worked properly, and the clock that hasn't worked, and re-soldering the broken wires in the drive door. All window and seat controls appear to be…

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