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"Hello Mike, welcome! Your symptoms indicate that the voltage regulator has/had stuck…"

David Thomas replied Feb 10 to My 64 deVille is electrically DEAD.

17 Feb 15
Reply by Tim Broyan

"Hi Br Sami. If the new support is identical in size and shape of the old support wit…"

David Thomas replied Jun 17, 2022 to 63 Cadillac center bearing problem

10 Jun 17, 2022
Reply by David Thomas

"If you remove the spring retainer on the rear side of the bearing and then press the…"

David Thomas replied Jun 16, 2022 to 63 Cadillac center bearing problem

10 Jun 17, 2022
Reply by David Thomas

"Been there, done that. I've had a couple yokes leak through that plug. From my exper…"

David Thomas replied Dec 11, 2021 to ATF leak thrugh the driveshaft on a Hydramatic

9 Dec 16, 2021
Reply by SK

"I us NAPA .75 inch 90 degree hose from the heater core to under manifold pipe. I thi…"

David Thomas replied Oct 29, 2021 to heater hose

9 Oct 31, 2021
Reply by Larry Rees

"Carburetor adjustment is explained in detail in your factory shop manual. That proce…"

David Thomas replied Dec 12, 2020 to Carb adjustment

8 Dec 12, 2020
Reply by Tony and Ginny 429

"The only thing that I would caution with the original glass bowl filter, do not over…"

David Thomas replied Dec 12, 2020 to Aftermarket fuel filter with return line for '63?

28 Dec 14, 2020
Reply by Jason Edge

"Hi Dale, if you can't find a good used yoke, try Rockford Driveline. They offer a wi…"

David Thomas replied Jul 24, 2020 to wanted: rear driveshaft yolk

1 Jul 24, 2020
Reply by David Thomas

"A few years back I installed an Autometer temp gauge in my 63 when I was having some…"

David Thomas replied Mar 21, 2020 to Need to find a place for coolant temp sensor

19 Mar 24, 2020
Reply by Dan McNarry

"Kim, sounds like you're going in circles. You may have a low oil pressure issue caus…"

David Thomas replied Dec 21, 2019 to oil Pressure Sensor

57 Dec 25, 2019
Reply by Kim K Kaiser



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Correct rims and drums?

Started by Logan Robb in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 45 minutes ago. 5 Replies

As I am collecting items for a brake overhaul, I’ve have come across many posts about the aftermarket drums not being of quality like the originals. I am fairly certain the drums I have are not…Continue

cooling problem solved

Started by greg in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 3 hours ago. 6 Replies

I have a 64 Fleetwood and in the summertime with the a/c cranking when I would be in traffic or going slow it would always run warm....close to the 3/4 mark sometimes.   I replaced the fan clutch…Continue

Powder Coated Rims

Started by Logan Robb in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 17 hours ago. 0 Replies

I have a very reputable blasting and powder coating shop near me, come this winter, I am thinking of getting my wheels power coated in preparation for new tires in the spring. Is this a good idea? I…Continue

Dragging to one side

Started by Sammy in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Monday. 9 Replies

Hi there, after a lot of work on my brakes - new cylinder, hardware, shoes, hoses, going back to old drums, the car still drags to one side. Does this for years now, but I hoped to get rid of it…Continue

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Posted by ANGELO MARTINEZ on July 23, 2023 at 10:44pm 3 Comments

  Hope someone can help me to find the harmonic balancer bolt for my 1964 Cadilac Deville 429 engine

in advance, thank you for your help.

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 3 Comments

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…


Lower Front End Ball Joints

Posted by Logan Robb on May 11, 2023 at 9:04am 7 Comments

Good Morning all! 

I took the 64 into the shop to have some adjustments completed and in the process decided to have the lower ball joints replaced as was recommended the last time I had it in. I ordered the parts and came into the shop. They quoted me nearly $500 to replace those lower ball joints requiring nearly 4hrs of labor. Now this is a reputable shop and they know me by name here and they will continue to get my business. I am just questioning what on earth is…



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