https://youtu.be/mUcAoaB1YwU

https://youtube.com/shorts/03njw7rCoYU

I just got this 63 deville. It runs rough and clearly has

issues that need to be worked out. I have no idea where to start. I came here hoping you guys would be so kind as to walk me through trouble shooting the engine.

it takes a lot to get it started once it’s running it burns oil and if you don’t keep gassing it she stalls. It does drive but second gear is a hard shift so that probably needs work too. 

Views: 98

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

You will cause heat damage to your starter ( burn it up ) and battery if you hang on the key the way you are 

Let the starter cool after trying to start 15-20 sec 

Do a very complete Tune Up —including the ignition wires if you do not know the engines maintenance  history 

Fresh points and setting the timing should show a big improvement in starting and running 

Enjoy 


Ashley

Is the 63 Cadillac a new car you acquired or do you have a history with the car ?

Enjoy 

I know nothing of the true history. Guy I bought it from was unsure himself.

Ashley

Can you install new points and do the timing for starters ?
Pls get yourself a 63 Service Manual for your year Cadillac as it will be the answer to correctly doing your  maintenance on your Cadillac as required by Cadillac 

Enjoyi

Thank you! Printing one now. 

Some basics could be checked first:

- measure compression in each cylinder

- is there spark in each cylinder when it runs

- choke seems to be not working at all

- carb adjustment and ignition timing

It is not 63 engine but older.

Matti 

Real good observation 

The location of the fuel pump on top of the engine is a sign that this  is an earlier engine than 1962 from what I think I know 
I had a 62 convert so know the 62 63 ( 390’s ) and 64 ( 429 ) engines have the fuel pump on the lower front drivers side of the engine 

So this engine is earlier than those 

Possibly a 58 to 61 engine ——but just my best guess 

Enjoy 

RSS

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Forum

Headlight/wiring issue

Started by Chris miller in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 16 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hello Cadillac family I need some help. I am having an electrical issue and trying to pinpoint what may be causing my issue. With the car running and the headlights on for a bit all of the lights…Continue

63 electric fuel pump questions

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser yesterday. 3 Replies

I have had another bout of what I perceive as vapor lock.. its been warm again out here in MT, and I took the car for a several hour ride. Ran flawlessly,,, until I got back to town,  some slow…Continue

Was there Originally Carpet Inside 1964 Eldorado Center Console?

Started by C. Van Tune in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by john w. warner yesterday. 7 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

Blog Posts

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?

Thanks.

Fuel Pump Failure

Posted by Jon Shields on August 6, 2022 at 6:48am 4 Comments

Hello,

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…

Continue

Renovation project 1964 Cadillac Deville convertible

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

Renovation project 1964 Cadillac Deville convertible

 

Introduction

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…

Continue

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?

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2022   Created by Jason Edge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service