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Tune Carburetor for Colorado Elevation 4500 FT

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill McDonald Nov 21. 14 Replies

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

 

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Bill McDonald replied to Bill McDonald's discussion Tune Carburetor for Colorado Elevation 4500 FT
"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…"
Nov 21
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Bill McDonald's discussion Tune Carburetor for Colorado Elevation 4500 FT
"Bill  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…"
Nov 20
Bill McDonald replied to Bill McDonald's discussion Tune Carburetor for Colorado Elevation 4500 FT
"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,…"
Nov 20
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Bill McDonald's discussion Tune Carburetor for Colorado Elevation 4500 FT
"Correction  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…"
Oct 23
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Bill McDonald's discussion Tune Carburetor for Colorado Elevation 4500 FT
"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  Once all…"
Oct 23
Kim K Kaiser replied to Bill McDonald's discussion Tune Carburetor for Colorado Elevation 4500 FT
"I hv taken my 63. W 4bl rochester,from montana, 5700 feet to misisipi twice, while set at 5700 feet w no problems"
Oct 23
Michael Vogler replied to Bill McDonald's discussion Tune Carburetor for Colorado Elevation 4500 FT
"Tony, Great Idea.  Rob at RPM did a great great job rebuilding my carburetor.  I referred RPM to another ‘64 owner who reported to have been very pleased with the rebuild.Michael"
Oct 22
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Bill McDonald's discussion Tune Carburetor for Colorado Elevation 4500 FT
"Micheal  I am going to have your carb rebuilder  info posted to - Part Suppliers , Services — Thanks  Enjoy "
Oct 22
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Bill McDonald's discussion Tune Carburetor for Colorado Elevation 4500 FT
"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…"
Oct 22
Michael Vogler replied to Bill McDonald's discussion Tune Carburetor for Colorado Elevation 4500 FT
"Tony likely has it right.  Sounds like a mixture issue related to elevation."
Oct 22
Bill McDonald replied to Bill McDonald's discussion Tune Carburetor for Colorado Elevation 4500 FT
"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…"
Oct 22
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Bill McDonald's discussion Tune Carburetor for Colorado Elevation 4500 FT
"Bill  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…"
Oct 22
Bill McDonald replied to Bill McDonald's discussion Tune Carburetor for Colorado Elevation 4500 FT
"Hey Michael! Thanks for the tip, I will definitely reach out! Hope you're having an awesome Saturday!"
Oct 22
Michael Vogler replied to Bill McDonald's discussion Tune Carburetor for Colorado Elevation 4500 FT
"Bill, Rob at RPM Carburetor in Midway City, CA rebuilt my ‘64 de Ville conv. Carb.  It runs like a new car.  Here’s his website.   https://www.rpmcarburetorspecialties.com"
Oct 22
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Tune Carburetor for Colorado Elevation 4500 FT

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
Oct 22
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November 21, 2021 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Our next Virtual 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Meet-Up will begin Sunday, Sept 21, 2021 at 7pm Eastern (4pm Pacific).  Email invites will be sent to Chapter Members.     If not a member of our 1963/64 Cadllac Chaper join the CLC (Cadillac LaSalle Club) at www.cadillaclasalleclub.org/join , then send me your CLC membership # to jasonedge@nc.rr.com and I will get you signed up to the Chapter! It is that easy to join…See More
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Web site up with a new design.

Started by Russ Austin in General Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 13 hours ago. 2 Replies

My web site has been down for a few months and I migrated to GoDaddy.com  Best move ever!My new web site rocks, hope you enjoy it.  …Continue

Had the 64 convert out for some Cruising around the town

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 yesterday. 5 Replies

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 - 429 Cadillac gas engine —-is a special unique torque monster ! !

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion yesterday. 0 Replies

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

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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…

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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 (Tom.reichenberger@ipsper.com) or call me (210-739-4854) if you’re interested…..I live in San Antonio, TX.

thanks, TX…

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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?

Thanks.

Fuel Pump Failure

Posted by Jon Shields on August 6, 2022 at 6:48am 4 Comments

Hello,

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…

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