Would anyone know how the tie rod can rub the y pipe? The trans and motor mounts lined up. Linkage backwards? Here are 2 pics.
Can 1 rim from a 1970's era Caddy work on the 63?
I'm trying to remember if the factory Y pipe runs under the oil pan?
A later GM rim will mount to the hub, but you will not get the stock hub cap to fit.
My picture of the y pipe does go clearly under the oil pan
I am not sure if my picture is of a 63 or 64 engine i have or if the exhaust y pipes are in the same place in both years
I think his exhaust is not in the correct place and SB under the oil pan --not in front of it as we see in the pictures posted
The 64 rim design and hubcap will only work together
Newer rims will mount to the wheel hub of the 64 but you then need to use the newer ( less attractive ) hubcaps for that year Cadillac that does take away from the great look of the 64 caps and its originality
I do not care for the look of the newer caps on our year cars myself
The year of rim is stamped on the inside of rim when the tire is off
They really could have done something to make finding the year rim a good bit easier i would think
Thank you for the info. Anyone have a 63 coupe rim for sale?
That appears to be the correct position for the y pipe. Give the pipe slight rap where it rubs to give it clearance. I would also check that the center link is not bent from hitting something on the road.
That center link may also be an after market one and not formed perfectly. Anyone with a picture of the center link?
Thanks. I don't believe it was rubbing before disassemble.