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aluminum anodizing

Anybody know or have experience on how to remove aluminum anodizing using g a sort of acid or solvent?

Started by Tyler

1 Apr 10, 2015
Reply by Those Meddling Kids

Radiator Fans used on 1963 and 1964 Cadillacs

Taken from April 2015 Newsletter Tech Tips Article (Click image below to Enlarge).  Also available as a PDF file by Clicking Here.

Started by Jason Edge

0 Apr 7, 2015


Hello is IT any ho has any pikture of exhaust under the Car. Double ur singel and mufflers reg Frank

Started by Frank Andersson

2 Mar 31, 2015
Reply by Will Nielsen

Seat Belt Fabric Length

From feedback from Les Eastling and myself, I thought it would be worth capturing the front and rear seat belt length and saving and pointi…

Started by Jason Edge

0 Mar 5, 2015

Brake light failure

Hello reader, I hope you can help with some advice about my 64 CadV.. One of my single-filament brake lights (not the one in the fin) has n…

Started by James Ayres

5 Mar 4, 2015
Reply by James Ayres

Restoring steering wheel

Have any of you Guys tried to restore the steering wheel your self ???  My primary concern is the chrome rings (4 pcs) ... can I get them o…

Started by Jan Borchmann

12 Feb 18, 2015

Carb Restoration

Hi All,' new guy here. I just picked up my carb from the shop,and wanted to share some photos. Can you believe that this is a 50 year old C…

Started by Brad Watson

4 Feb 10, 2015
Reply by Brad Watson

Remove prop shaft

Hi i have a 1963 sedan de ville. I want to remover the prop shaft, but there is a sort of metal protection plate covering the shaft. Is tha…

Started by Maurice Hamelink

2 Feb 2, 2015
Reply by Maurice Hamelink

Engine removal

Hi. I own a 1963 sedan de ville. I now want to clean up and spraypaint the engine. I want to take the engine out. Now is my question, do i…

Started by Maurice Hamelink

2 Jan 25, 2015
Reply by Jeff Kinzler

Fender Skirt Seal Replacement by Ron Perry

The January 2015 Newsletter included a solution to replacing the Fender Skirt Seals often missing after 50+ years.  I have attached as a se…

Started by Jason Edge

2 Jan 23, 2015
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Was there Originally Carpet Inside 1964 Eldorado Center Console?

Started by C. Van Tune in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kurt 59 minutes ago. 3 Replies

Is there supposed to be carpet inside the '64 Eldo center console?There is carpet in mine, and it's a deeper pile than what's on the floor (which has probably been replaced.)Here's some pix of mine.…Continue

63 Lower Front Bumper Ends?

Started by Peter Greenway in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Peter Greenway 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

I'm looking for 2 good condition lower front bumper ends for a 1963 car. Can anyone help please?Continue

John Foust Remembered

Started by Jason Edge in General Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 16 hours ago. 1 Reply

I read the sad news last night on a couple of Facebook groups that John Foust, aka Honest John of Honest John's Caddy Corner has passed away.  As a fellow parts seller I had talked to him way back…Continue

vibration at 20-30 mph

Started by Ron Perry in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 19 hours ago. 6 Replies

My 64 Sedan De Ville has a vibration starting at 20 and stops at 25 to 30 mph before that and after that car runs smooth. Thinking it might be an exhaust vibration I put a little sill glide silicone…Continue

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Trunk Open and Lock Mechanism is in Closed Position

Posted by Chris Anderson on September 13, 2022 at 7:14pm 7 Comments

While working on my trunk lock on 64 Cadillac, I mistakenly closed the locking mechanism while the trunk was open.  Is there an easy way to manually release the lock back to the open position?


Fuel Pump Failure

Posted by Jon Shields on August 6, 2022 at 6:48am 3 Comments


I'm located in Melbourne, Australia and my 64 sedan de ville is stuck in the garage due to failed mechanical fuel pump. The first after market mechanical fuel pump lasted a few years before it failed & left me stranded 5 hours from home. A hire car and tow got us home. On inspection, I noticed a valve not seated within the housing. I was optimistic, pressed it into place and assumed the pump was good to go. But alas, no. From what I can now determine, the diaphragm pushrod…


Renovation project 1964 Cadillac Deville convertible

Posted by Balachne on May 31, 2022 at 7:00am 3 Comments

Renovation project 1964 Cadillac Deville convertible



To achieve an excellent result of vehicle restoration, it is essential to  manage this task as one manages an industrial project.

To do this we will use a certain formalism of project management and therefore start by defining the need. It is from this that we will deduce the scope, then the time of execution of the…


I was working on my HVAC system this winter and during the process of taking the dash pad off these two parts fell out. Does anyone know what they are and where they go?

Posted by Patrick Westphal on April 12, 2022 at 1:35pm 1 Comment

I was working on my HVAC system this winter and during the process of taking the dash pad off these two parts fell out. Does anyone know what they are and where they go?



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