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My Cadillac is Home!

After nine months, she’s finally home, and looking great!  New paint and body work. New interior. New chrome.

Started by Michael Vogler

7 Jan 5, 2023
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‘64 Convertible Top Material

I want to replace my convertible top. It is currently vinyl.  I’ve been seeing canvas as a replacement alternative.  Any thoughts or recomm…

Started by Michael Vogler

1 Dec 4, 2022

Down the home stretch!

Reassembly is nearly complete.  Possible pick up by the end of the week!

Started by Michael Vogler

0 Nov 8, 2022

Polishing the Grills

After two Sunday afternoons the grills are cleaned, polished, side pieces on the lower painted, and ready to be installed!

Started by Michael Vogler

1 Oct 24, 2022

She's Going Back Together

The paint is finished and she going to back together.   Soon, we'll be back on the road!

Started by Michael Vogler

6 Oct 17, 2022

She’s almost finished!

My ‘64 deVille is almost finished! She’ll back on the road soon and looking better than ever.

Started by Michael Vogler

2 Sep 25, 2022
Reply by Michael Vogler

Transmission lines

I need a little help with my THM transmission lines. I need to know what any fastening hardware looks like and where to fasten them. Any he…

Started by Bill Hatfield

11 Aug 27, 2022
Reply by Bill Hatfield

What started as a paint job….

…has turned into a restoration. On stripping we found this really bad attempt to deal with a spot of rust on the left rear quarter panel.  …

Started by Michael Vogler

4 Jul 3, 2022
Reply by Jason Edge

I swear I didn't do it!

You never know what you'll find under the paint.  It appears that there was a good side swipe on the right side.  I swear I didn't do it!

Started by Michael Vogler

0 Jun 22, 2022

Little Rubber Thingamagigerss on Fenders to Hood

Does anyone know what these little rubber parts are call ed that attach to a slot on the fender and guide the hood in place?  I need new on…

Started by Michael Vogler

2 Jun 22, 2022
Reply by Michael Vogler

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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 21 minutes ago. 0 Replies

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

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Pertronix 3 install and resistor wire

Started by Dave Fehrle in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 25 minutes ago. 15 Replies

A few questions on the resistor wire, what color is it in the pic? The yellow/blue or black? And connecting to the ACC on the fuse box seems easiest way to go with the new switched wire, but where…Continue

Cruise control

Started by CHRIS CARLSON in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Mike Travers 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

Is anyone using an aftermarket cruise control on there 64 Cadillac? what brand & model did you purchase?Continue

carter carb paper gaskets

Started by tim sparks in General Discussion 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

had my carter carb on my 63 rebuilt when i got it back rebuilder gave me 2 rochester paper gaskets according to the ones jason sells.will those be a problem putting them on my carter? thanks in…Continue

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accumulator dryer

Posted by CHRIS CARLSON on December 6, 2023 at 10:54am 0 Comments

Who rebuilds original AC  accumulator dryers for 1964 Cadillac? I have been on Classic auto air in Tampa FL wait list for over a year ,  There is one on Old air products web site that looks very similar to the original # 21-4214A but states it fits 1962 Gm cars, The one recommended for a 1964 Cadillac is half the length 21-4215A    What  is everyone using ? I would prefer to be as original as possible. Thanks

'63 Eldorado trumpet horn + 2 standard horns restoration

Posted by Les Eastling on November 15, 2023 at 10:34am 1 Comment

My son, unbeknownst to me, had all three of the horns on our 1963 Eldorado completely restored. We had recently added the Eldorado trumpet horn to the two standard horns and the sound was not very good... we had heard good ones so we knew something was not right... but there was not much we could do to get better sound from the 3 horns. 

There is a restoration service called The Horn Works who my son…

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Clock ‘64 DeVille

Posted by Matt Vander Hooven on July 23, 2023 at 7:36pm 2 Comments

Is there still a member in the Detroit area that refurbishes clocks?

Matt VH

Spark Plug Heat Range

Posted by Patrick Westphal on July 7, 2023 at 10:00am 1 Comment

I found a diagram that illustrates the main factor in determining a spark plug heat range that I was trying to describe to you during the chapter get together.

Here it is:

 

The main factor is the length of the ceramic insulator from the middle of the spark plug to the tip (where the spark happens)  

The insulator…

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