Between a major house addition project, parting two cars out at once, and spending more time doing Cadillac & LaSalle Club stuff now that I am VP I have been a bit quiet here and thought I would occasionally pop in and do a ramble. 

On the Cadillac Parts Car front, I have had two 1963 Cadillac Park Avenue Parts cars in the driveway forever and while there are advantages to having two of the exact same body style cars at the same time, I am basically blocked in from driving Dino, my 64 Coupe de Ville. I am actually parting out the last one, #58 first as it was the more complete and running car and well was off the car hauler. When I part a car out, while it is on the ground I remove the front clip, engine and transmission, doors, glass, interior, dash, seats, and strip almost everything off the car except the front end and rear end and wheels then it goes up on the car hauler for the last time and they come off!  The only thing left on this last car is the dash front bench seat, inside wiring and a few odds and ends. I am even thinking I may have it up on the car hauler tomorrow. We will see.

On Cadmium Plating Project front, my wife Cheryl had completed sorting the 6th batch of cadmium plated fasteners, etc. on our big 12 foot dining room table a couple weeks back and I am still sorting and putting up and occasionally like tonight and seen below swapping out some old fasteners with some fresh cadmium plated fasteners. I use my 64 Coupe de Ville as the guinea pig when applicable.  I have a large roll of linoleum flooring I put on the 100+ year old 12' 1", 7 leaf table to protect. Once it goes into the new dining room I have a feeling the in house bolt sorting will end.   Speaking of my wife Cheryl, since she retires she has been a huge help sorting and cleaning parts.  You have to keep in mind I have parted out 58 cars and I have a lot of stuff. I am pretty organized but a 2nd person to go through and clean and sort is a  huge help!  Here is a picture of the lower vent window trim she cleaned and sorted yesterday. 

On the Cadillac & LaSalle Club Front, as your new VP with a bit of an IT background I am involved with a lot of the background planning and work regarding day to day club activities but probably more so with upcoming National Events such as Driving Tours, Grand Nationals, and Winter Board meetings. Speaking of Winter Board Meetings the 2023 WBM is in Charlotte NC and me and the Carolina Region will be very active participants in that event!  My wife Cheryl has starting getting more involved and will be helping with the Hospitality Room and more!   In the Oct Self-Starter you will see an article by me regarding some rate changes for the CLC.  Getting more Cadillac enthusiasts from all the online social media outlets has been a passion of mine for a long time and think this may help steer new members to the club!  With that you will see a big push from me to get those of you that have yet to sign up to ... ah, well, SIGN UP!

And there is that 2022 National Driving Tour down the Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina Coast line Oct 30 to Nov 4.  I  be driving my 2013 Escalade EXT from end to end and hope to see some of you on the tour!  Click the link for more details. I did my first driving tour during the 2022 Chicago Grand National and it was a blast and can't wait until the one down our NC coast line!

On the home front, I am adding a dining room and pantry addition to our 1912 home.   The foundation, drainage and floor foundation is complete and am heavy into framing.  I'm doing 99% of the work and of course overbuilding it to match the quality of the rest of the house.  This framed with 2x6 wall studs, 2x12 floor and roof lumber, and sheathed with 3/4" plywood. Roof will end up with 7 layers like the last addition. There will not be any 1/2" OSB or wafer board or undersized lumber on this project!  Saturday Home Depot dropped off 46 sheets of 3/4" plywood and 40 16-foot 2x12's. I was tired just looking at it.  

So the 2 parts cars and house addition has really kept me busy, but it is a fun busy in that is doing the stuff I want to do!  

Until next time!


Views: 117

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion


Your daily accomplishments just continually amaze me through all the years I have followed them on this an prior Cadillac sites since 2006 

You are a Blessed man with endless god given  talents —- Bravo my friend ! 
So very glad we have you to consult as our web master and beyond 




  • Add Photos
  • View All


Dino Waiting on Battery!

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Doug Meloan 20 minutes ago. 3 Replies

This past Tuesday I realized I had not cranked Dino, my 64 CDV in a few…Continue

Tags: replacement, battery

People and our year Cadillacs

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by C. Van Tune yesterday. 1 Reply

So I am doing 5 miles an hour in a parking lot As the window of a car going the other way—-  passes  by my drivers  window the guy yells 61  loud !! —-( some what surprising me so loud ) ———and I…Continue

intake manifold gasket from olsen

Started by austin Rock in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Friday. 3 Replies

hi guys im a new 64 caddy owner and im having vaccumm leaks from the intake manifold. i took the manifold off today and it has cracks on it. my question here is, with the olsen gaskets with block off…Continue


Started by Michael Francioni in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Michael Francioni on Friday. 2 Replies

Anyone have a turbo hydra matic transmission oil pump assembly?Continue

Blog Posts

Need help with a hood latch

Posted by Curtis Dover on January 2, 2023 at 5:23pm 0 Comments

Hey guys, I need some help.  Could someone send me some pictures on how the first hood release lever on a factory 1964 Cadillac is set up, where it comes though the grille. Not the secondary one. I need to know where the thumb or finger position is located through the grille. Is it above or below the center grille molding piece? Mine seems to be positioned behind the center molding piece and will not adjust above or below the molding. I have a wire tied to it to release it…


Oil pump

Posted by Ray Schick on October 30, 2022 at 4:34pm 4 Comments

I removed the front cover to change out the timing chain & gears all that went pretty well when I put the cover back on I put in a fresh oil filter ,filled it up figured it would be enough to prime the oil pump when I started the car .Fired up the car and heard lifters rattling, So I shut the car down right away. So I removed the oil filter housing, and poured oil down the neck of the oil pump housing filled it up and filled up the filter put it all together and fired it up and same…


Available parts

Posted by Thomas Reichenberger on October 13, 2022 at 11:47pm 0 Comments

Caddy members, I’m upgrading my 64 2-door coupe deville.

motor guy lost my block (machine shop went under) so I’m replacing motor & tranny with LS conversion. I have motor parts (other than block) for 429, rebuilt transmission, converter, and too many other motor parts not needed with fully dressed LS going in.

Email me ( or call me (210-739-4854) if you’re interested…..I live in San Antonio, TX.

thanks, TX…


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?



  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2023   Created by Jason Edge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service