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"Kim, you'll only loosen  the outer clamp next to the outer tie rod joint. Leave the…"

David Thomas replied on Monday to changing outer tie rod

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Reply by Kim K Kaiser

"When I replaced the bushings and ball joints on my 63, I didn't see any difference i…"

David Thomas replied Dec 1 to 1963 upper control arms needed

8 Dec 1
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"Thanks guys! Jason, is upgrading to the 64 design a remove and replace bolt it in, c…"

David Thomas replied Nov 16 to Throttle check valve

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Reply by Tony and Ginny 429

"If the motor is leaking oil, it should leak any time it is running. The only differe…"

David Thomas replied Oct 14 to Rear main Follow up replacement and repair,,

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Reply by Kim K Kaiser

"Hello Kim, have you thoroughly inspected for leaks around the valve covers, oil pres…"

David Thomas replied Oct 14 to Rear main Follow up replacement and repair,,

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Reply by Kim K Kaiser

"Russ, thanks for the follow up on the required lubricant. "

David Thomas replied Oct 12 to Had to replace A/C Mode Damper Actuator

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"Russ, Thanks for the tip!"

David Thomas replied Oct 11 to Had to replace A/C Mode Damper Actuator

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" I was able to get the A/C control panel out this morning. As Jason suggest from the…"

David Thomas replied Oct 10 to Had to replace A/C Mode Damper Actuator

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"Thanks Russ. I suspected that you or Jason had been there before. I'll try that when…"

David Thomas replied Oct 9 to Had to replace A/C Mode Damper Actuator

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"Thanks Jason.  The path looked better going out the top but I couldn't get it past t…"

David Thomas replied Oct 8 to Had to replace A/C Mode Damper Actuator

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Sanders shorty headers for the 63-64

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

Just saw my first set of Sanders shorty headers for 64-66 429 engines at Classic Performance Parts Continue

Sanders shorty headers for the 63-64

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 12 hours ago. 0 Replies

Just saw my first set of Sanders shorty headers for 64-66 429 engines at Classic Performance Parts Continue

Sanders shorty headers for the 63-64

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 12 hours ago. 0 Replies

Just saw my first set of Sanders shorty headers for 64-66 429 engines at Classic Performance Parts Continue

Sanders shorty headers for the 63-64

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 12 hours ago. 0 Replies

Just saw my first set of Sanders shorty headers for 64-66 429 engines at Classic Performance Parts 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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