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courtesy light wiring

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom servas Jun 22, 2019. 18 Replies

My right rear door courtesy light has two wires- a solid red and a black w/ white stripe. What puzzles me is that both wires have voltage across them when the key is turned to the left or right. To…Continue

Tags: wiring, light, courtesy

Antifreeze leak at water pump/ crossover connection... HELP

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Jul 29, 2017. 19 Replies

I had bought an aftermarket water pump and the opening at the top where the crossover pipe fits in is slightly off from where the original was. When I set the crossover pipe in place, it was wobbly…Continue

Tags: crossover, pump, water, antifreeze

engine priming

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Kalnins Feb 21, 2017. 9 Replies

Any suggestions on how to prime the engine with oil? I can see the top of the oil pump gear when looking down through where the distributor sits, however it doesn't have a slot in it like a chevy…Continue

Tags: priming, oil, rebuild, engine

Fresh air source for choke control?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Nov 1, 2016. 1 Reply

I had removed my intake manifold for my '63 SDV 390. There is a tube inside it that puts heat up to the choke via an aluminum tube. The other end is to protrude out from the bottom side of the intake…Continue

 

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tom servas replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Congratulations-"
Jun 22, 2019
Andy Kalnins replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Thanks for everyone’s input. It all helped. My problem ended up being caused by a loss of ground on both rear door jamb switches. The car had seen a lot of gravel roads prior to my purchase and acquired road dust in the switches and within the…"
Jun 22, 2019
Mark S Anderson replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"The voltage you see on the ground side when the circuit isn't on is normal; the voltage on the right side is "leeching" through the filament of the bulb on the left side, because they are all connected.  This is very good news,…"
Jun 16, 2019
Andy Kalnins replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Robert- thanks- I will be sure to check in that location."
Jun 15, 2019
Andy Kalnins replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Thanks Mark- already started doing just that and I'll deal with the other issue later. Just for the heck of it, I checked the rear left side for comparison. It's bulb was good,yet wouldn't illuminate. When I took the bulb out, so as…"
Jun 15, 2019
Mark S Anderson replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Andy, everything you need to know is already at hand.  If you ground the black wire with a bulb in place, the bulb lights.  So you have no ground at the jamb switches or the seat switch.  You should start by repairing what you know is…"
Jun 15, 2019
Robert Alan Shannon replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
" I had this same problem years ago with my 63 6339 . Had 12v to both wires in the rear door courtesy light socket. I found that the red and black/white wires had chafed together at the lower driver side seat area going to the switch on the…"
Jun 15, 2019
tom servas replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"From what I learned on our 64 Convertible. The RED is definitely the wire that is the one correctly  12V(hot). You need  to find where that blk/white wire, that should be a ground,  is touching a positive wire. The wire bundle in the…"
Jun 15, 2019
Andy Kalnins replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Tom- The 12v is on both sides of the courtesy light with the bulb removed.I would agree that the red wire is the feed wire and should be the only one with the 12V. It just puzzled me why I have 12V on the black/white tracer wire. I would assume that…"
Jun 15, 2019
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Jun 15, 2019
Andy Kalnins replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Russ- I only have the courtesy light in the doors, not in the C-pillar by the rear passenger's head. I guess I should mention that the switch on the rear of the front seat is broken- someone's knee must've taken it out, but that…"
Jun 15, 2019
Andy Kalnins replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Thanks Tom, that's what I was thinking. will check"
Jun 15, 2019
tom servas replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"The bulb the filament starts to glow after 5 seconds is that 12v is on BOTH sides of it. One ,(RED wire) which is correct and the other side(blk/white tracer)which is incorrect. You have proved that the RED wire presents a solid 12V to the socket,…"
Jun 15, 2019
Russ Austin replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"The wires chaff at the C pillar. Many times when I remove the wires from a parts car, the C pillar wires to the courtesy lights are chaffed through.  Take the back seat out and remove the wires. I would first look at the kick panel area to find…"
Jun 15, 2019
tom servas replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Andy, I have a 64 convertible and have checked ou all the courtesy lights on our to get them working. Here is what I found and maybe it will help you. The courtesy lights are designed (convertible for sure) so that they will light when the door(s)…"
Jun 15, 2019
Andy Kalnins replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Mark- I just tried installing the bulb and it did not light up. I know the bulb is good- I tested it. My door skin is off so I have the wrapped wire harness just hanging  in the open. If I stick the bulb in one side of the socket and touch the…"
Jun 14, 2019

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Sedan DeVille, 6339
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The Australian Bushfires:.......

Started by Kevin Campbell in General Discussion. Last reply by Kurt 22 hours ago. 10 Replies

I know we have some Aussies on here and I have to say, Australia, is in a whole world of hurt at the moment, so do ya best to stay safe.Currently, in the southern states, 4 huge fire fronts, look…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 0 Replies

To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

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How much play in 63 timing chain?

Started by Ben Roberts in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 yesterday. 4 Replies

I will be installing a new chain and gears because I'm in this deep and all the forums here strongly recommend doing so.  It appears the coating is intact and I don't have to worry about that debris…Continue

Harmonic balancer holes are too shallow for the 3 bolts of puller

Started by Ben Roberts in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Ben Roberts on Friday. 3 Replies

Trying to pull 1963 390 harmonic balancer.  The holes needed for the 3 bolts on the puller can only thread in 1/4” which is not enough to run an impact wrench on it.  I ran a tap to clean the threads…Continue

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1964 429 Aluminum Front Cover For Sale!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on January 12, 2020 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

  • I wound up with an extra front cover for my '64 and offering it for sale.

Purchased from a knowledgable part supplier with thorough hands-on knowledge of 63-64 Cadillac engines, who checked the part before sending it to me. The oil pump driven gearSee S bore and the pressure relief piston bore are both .002 over and within the .005…

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Looking for the Rochester Choke Tube ...

Posted by Mack on January 10, 2020 at 1:14am 3 Comments

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Looking to buy the choke tube for my Rochester... anybody have one for Sale???

AC/heater for 1964 Cadillac coupe de ville

Posted by Matias J. Adrogue on January 7, 2020 at 11:11am 9 Comments

Good morning!  I am Matias Adrogue.  I bought a 1964 Cadillac coupe de ville last year and am real close to the final restoration details!  I call her “Jaws 64”.  Pics will be posted soon.  I need advise regarding a AC/heater.  It came stock in the vehicle but it does not work.  A mechanic gave me a bid of $1700 to replace and repair.  I am ready to install a new system - Vintage Air or Old Air Products from Fort Worth Texas.  I would greatly appreciate your thoughts.  I read the great write…

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63 cadi conv

Posted by Merlino jean marc on December 31, 2019 at 2:51pm 0 Comments

Hello everyone 

As a European, I fell in love with Americans cars and Americana stuff.

I bought a running 63 for cheap .but there is no secret when you buy cheap ,it is big project. The car needs everything. Overtime I was able to slowing buy parts .actually  I am looking for the passenger front lower section which is becoming harder ,and harder to find

The car has a lot of issue with rust.it needs a paint,a top and I need to replace all floor pans.with patience and…

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