Ok. It has been a while since we have done some Trivia so I will bring one up I used in our Chapter Zoom Meet-Up last Sunday.  To be fair, if you were in the zoom meet-up let someone else answer it ... at least for now! This is a 2 part Trivia Question and will ask the 2nd question after the 1st one is answered.  So we have TWO CIGARS up for grabs!

So, check out the picture below.  It is a 1963/64 Cadillac Part.  WHAT IS IT? 

Views: 225

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I don't know how it would be listed in the master parts catalog but my guess is that it is a radio-delete dash filler plate.

I'd run with that Kurt..... 

Kurt is correct!
That master Parts Book calls them Radio Opening Cover Lens & Retainer - No Radio (parts groups 9.748 & 10.256 with corresponding part #'s 158 9408 and 148 0209) and correct for 1963 & 1964 without radio.
SEE NEXT REPLY FOR PART 2 TRIVIA.

... BUT FIRST... KURT..............HAVE A CIGAR!!!

OK. So Part 2... for another Cigar! 
What % of 1963 and 1964 Cadillacs came with a radio?   Need a correct answer within 1%!

We will use this stat to get an approximation of the # of these "no radio" opening covers were produced.

99%

Bingo!  Matti, HAVE A CIGAR!!!
The % that came with a radio each year was 99.3% in 1963 and 99.4% in 1964.

Or, about 0.7% without in 1963 and 0.6% without in 1964.

Or, looking at the production #'s for each year (163,174 in '63 & 165,959 in '64), 
--> about 1,142 without a radio in 1963, and 996 without a radio in 1964

Wow! Thanks!

From memory this is the 2nd "no radio" opening cover I have brought in. I know I had at least one other I sold maybe 10 or 15 years ago. I always thought this would be an extremely nice piece to have if going custom ... either to use to cut out for whatever has you need to match the size or something yet, or better yet to put some type of LED screen behind it!

The only Cadillac I've seen ordered without a radio was a 61 Fleetwood 75 limo. The story behind it is that it was a gift for a convent in New York. The nuns were reluctant to accept such a fancy car but thought that the Lord would approve if it didn't have A/C or a radio so that's how it was ordered. This was at our local CLC chapter meet  in May 2013.

Just to add the Radio was not a free standard item either, and was an extra cost item on every body style including the Eldorados ... but it was included with the 4 main Accessory order groups 1, 2, 3, 4.  You would either have to not use the accessory groups when ordering or indicate no radio special order if you selected one of the standard groups. At least that is the way I understand it.

You would find, that say, someone in the Exclusive Brethren, would order NO RADIO as they don't have rafia/TV stuff like that.

No, i'm not a member, but i did work for some and i would always be required to remove radios in any cars that were bought. 

RSS

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Forum

!964 429 Timing Cover

Started by Michael Monson in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

I'm looking to freshen up a few thing on the 429, and am looking for sources of the timing cover.  I.m new to the Cadillac world and have found that the Cadillac King sells a refurbished timing…Continue

Cadillac Original Ads - 1964 Standard Ads

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Dennis P. DiBari 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

Just as I had done last December with the standard 1963 Cadillacs magazine ads, I have started scanning my 1964 Cadillac Ads, and will post here one by one, then combine into a single photo album and…Continue

Power Steering Hose Questions

Started by C. Van Tune in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by C. Van Tune yesterday. 6 Replies

My '64 Eldo's high-pressure P/S hose sprung a leak, so I want to change it (and the low-pressure hose.) My car is concours-level restored, so keeping as close to the stock fitment and appearance is…Continue

cornering lights

Started by Larry Rees in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Larry Rees yesterday. 7 Replies

Neither of my cornering lights are working. I started by focusing on drivers side. I removed the entire assembly and cleaned it up, replaced the wire to the socket, cleaned and lubricated the socket…Continue

Blog Posts

accumulator dryer

Posted by CHRIS CARLSON on December 6, 2023 at 10:54am 0 Comments

Who rebuilds original AC  accumulator dryers for 1964 Cadillac? I have been on Classic auto air in Tampa FL wait list for over a year ,  There is one on Old air products web site that looks very similar to the original # 21-4214A but states it fits 1962 Gm cars, The one recommended for a 1964 Cadillac is half the length 21-4215A    What  is everyone using ? I would prefer to be as original as possible. Thanks

'63 Eldorado trumpet horn + 2 standard horns restoration

Posted by Les Eastling on November 15, 2023 at 10:34am 1 Comment

My son, unbeknownst to me, had all three of the horns on our 1963 Eldorado completely restored. We had recently added the Eldorado trumpet horn to the two standard horns and the sound was not very good... we had heard good ones so we knew something was not right... but there was not much we could do to get better sound from the 3 horns. 

There is a restoration service called The Horn Works who my son…

Continue

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 1 Comment

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…

Continue

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2024   Created by Jason Edge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service