Hello all!Was looking to put out there on the group chat - does anyone have any suggestions to tune the Carburetor for 1964 Cadillac 492 2 door 429 V8.Does anyone have any resources they may suggest…Continue
"Man Tony &Ginny!
You're the best - that's really helpful. I am going to be kicking off that service work here shortly, and I will keep you posted on the progress. Thanks for the helpful and knowledgeable breakdown on what works…"
I would have the stock Carter carb rebuilt by a shop if needed as it is an excellent carb
The reason I have an Edelbrock is a long story but it is a good replacement for the Carter
The Edelbrock carb is so much like the stock…"
"Good morning Tony & Ginny -Apologies for my delay in response!
The follow up question I had is would you suggest moving to the Edelbrock carb, and replace the stock carb?
It looks like you've had success switching to Edelbrock,…"
Adjust the carb after the new complete tune up - last
Run it a bit then check the plugs for color
Now make any jetting adjustments based on the plug color and give the info to the Edelbrock tec’s who will…"
"If the car has not had a very complete tune up in the last 6,000 miles ( including ignition wiring if needed ) I would suggest that that be the first thing you do for the engine to produce the power and gas mileage it should be
"The ethanol in our gasoline today require that the carbs mixture be richer than when our Cadillacs were new with the much higher octane that was common then ( 103-110 octane )
I can tell you from experience that the higher octane gas will…"
"Thanks Tony & Ginny!
That's very insightful.
Some backstory - a restoration expert named Bill Dreist helped me tune the car in Michigan, where we are from.. I swear that guy was an expert. It would idle at the perfect RPM, and no…"
Pull a spark plug and see what color it is burning
It’s right when a brown paper bag color ( darker rich - whitish lean )
That is your best indicator as to how well your fuel mixture is burning
I would assume…"
Hello all!Was looking to put out there on the group chat - does anyone have any suggestions to tune the Carburetor for 1964 Cadillac 492 2 door 429 V8.Does anyone have any resources they may suggest to tune or re build? I would even consider shipping the carb out to someone that specializes in this sort of thing.History: The car was perfectly tuned and running like a top in Michigan . I then moved to Colorado and has since been a struggle to get it right. I've taken the car to (2) shops now who…See More
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It is 74 degrees sunny and dry in central Fl - what a day !! - Top Down of coarse The usual OOH’S and AH’S people encircling the car when parked - a NICE yelling from a car —and a what year is that…Continue
The 64 Cadillac gas engine is a torque monster —with 480 ft lbs of toque at 3000 RPMs Out of curiosity I looked up my 409 dual quad 425 HP race engines specs and it has only 425 ft lbs of torque…Continue
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…
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 (Tom.firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me (210-739-4854) if you’re interested…..I live in San Antonio, TX.
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…