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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 th…

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painting 1963 cadillac

How  much paint do I need to buy to paint 1963 cadillac sedan deville 4 door?

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Replacement trunk lid

 got got my replacement trunk lid on this morning .  Ready to take her out and get a few estimates for the body work .

Started by Joe DiIaconi

9 22 hours ago
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She's Almost Done!

Hey guys The convertible finally has some color on it!! Hoping I have it back sometime early next week Then the long process of putting i…

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Trunk Lid Acid dipping

Just received my trunk lid, anyone know where in South Florida I can get it Acid dipped ? I live near Fort Lauder dale.

Started by Joe DiIaconi

13 Aug 9
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Ground Strap Locations

We often have discussions regarding the location of ground straps and the fact they can often cause electrical failure when not attached or…

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5 Aug 1
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Hubcap Hell

OK what seemed like an hour of trying to get this hubcap on, after many attempts and curse words later. I started thinking maybe it's my ri…

Started by Joe DiIaconi

10 Jul 30
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Window Felt - Beltline Weatherstrip 1963

Hello and greetings to all Cadillac Enthusiasts. I am pleased to be a new Member of this Chapter and thank you to everyone for having me he…

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2 Jul 29
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Bucket seat trim

 when when I had my carpet put in my buddy made these for me ,  I've looked everywhere and could not find any replacements.

Started by Joe DiIaconi

0 Jul 28

Just got my triple chrome 64 Cadiilac Couple Deville rear bumper center section

Just in from D&R chrome Corp www.dandchrome.com (323) 584-6978 $550.00 plus shipping. Fantastic doing business with them. I sent them a…

Started by Joe DiIaconi

7 Jul 27
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water control valve

Hi Is there anyone who can tell me where: water control valve: sitting on a 63?Maybe someone has a picture of where it is.Sincerely Kim

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13 Jul 25
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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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Interesting tale... at least, i think it is.

Started by Kevin Campbell in General Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 8 hours ago. 5 Replies

A good mate of mine mows the grass for an elderly couple a few miles away. The other day, while at the back door receiving his payment, he noticed the picture of a 1964 Cadillac on the wall.My mate…Continue

painting 1963 cadillac

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Brakes Went Out

Posted by Christopher Codd on August 8, 2018 at 8:25am 18 Comments

My '64 Cadillac DeVille had been sitting for awhile while I was travelling this summer and when I came home it had some issues starting. After replacing the plugs and the ignition coil, it was running better than it had in a long time but the brakes were sticking. I noticed the brake pedal was traveling a little farther than usual when slowing down. Soon after I noticed a hissing noise coming from around the brake pedal. Then I lost the brakes pretty much completely. I couldn't find any…

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Tom and Dwight's excellent 64 Fleetwood tales

Posted by Norman Silverman on July 29, 2018 at 2:52pm 1 Comment

Wow, what a great recitation of events-and what a magnificent restoration. 

Thanks for providing a most pleasurable read.

Norm

Comfortron AC trouble shooting

Posted by Norman Silverman on July 23, 2018 at 8:54pm 5 Comments

OK, here we go.....

I got the book to troubleshoot the system. INDISPENSABLE to this effort. 

As I do a cursory exam, I see that the AC RECIRC SOLENOID is Cracked (the WHITE one in the engine compartment coming out of the HVAC body with two vacuum hoses on it). I tried to patch it up (cracked all around the base), but it does not look like it will hold. 

PLEASE TELL ME THAT REPLACING THIS PART IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS I THINK IT IS, But I think it is a bear to…

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A/C Issue / Stumped !

Posted by Dana G Cooper on July 23, 2018 at 6:29pm 37 Comments

My 63 CDV factory A/C was trash so I replaced every part in the system and converted to R134 . I also installed a STV bypass kit which eliminated the STV all together and converted the system to a cycling system.  I vacumed and charged the system with 36oz of 134. The system is cycling as it should and the pressures are right at 250 high side, cycle off at 25lbs and cycle back on at about 35lbs. It is making plenty of water on the low side hoses and evaporator drain. There is very good air…

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