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120 Years of Cadillac

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Dec 18, 2023. 2 Replies

Has anyone else noticed the 120 Years of Cadillac advertisement? It mentions the 1964 model twice: "The 1964 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe combined style with power, boasting an all-new V8 engine with…Continue

Engine Removal With Hood On

Started this discussion. Last reply by C. Van Tune Jul 12, 2023. 11 Replies

I'm pulling out the engine on my 64 and was wondering if it can be taken without removing the hood. I just had the engine rebuilt. After putting it in and firing it up, I discovered a bad wrist pin…Continue

Upper Control Arm Installation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Schles Apr 10, 2023. 3 Replies

I removed my upper control arms and replaced the bushings. I supported the lower control arms with jack stands. I reinstalled the upper control arms on the sub frame but now have about 2.5 inches…Continue

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Heater hose

Started this discussion. Last reply by 3ft7bqmb7dryo Sep 17, 2016. 3 Replies

for the 429.....Does any one know the part number for the heater hose that goes from the pipe to the upper heater core connection? It's hose number 1479723 on the attachment. Continue

 

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Robert Schles replied to Cees de Bunje's discussion Help tips on how to veneer.
"On my Eldorado I refinished the wood with polyurethane and glued them on using 3M 90 spray adhesive. They came out great and are still holding strong after 8 years. "
10 hours ago
Robert Schles replied to Jason Edge's discussion Show Your Vintage, Antique or Personalized License Plate!
"Delaware doesn’t allow custom plates to start with a number. Fortunately no one else in the state has a 64 Cadillac plate. "
13 hours ago
Robert Schles replied to Earl R's discussion 1963 Eldorado on Bring a Trailer - No Reserve
"The car is a great restoration project with a very solid body and good engine. Good luck with the sale Earl."
Apr 3
Jason Edge replied to Robert Schles's discussion 120 Years of Cadillac
"That is fantastic and great timing as I have started a side project of cataloguing and posting the 1963 and 1964 Cadillac related adds. Here is a screen shot of both. "
Dec 18, 2023
C. Van Tune replied to Robert Schles's discussion 120 Years of Cadillac
"Nice that someone at GM remembers!  Not sure why they singled-out the Series 62. (Probability: The intern sent to do the research didn't know the difference.)  If they'd chosen any of the up-level models from '64, they…"
Dec 18, 2023
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120 Years of Cadillac

Has anyone else noticed the 120 Years of Cadillac advertisement? It mentions the 1964 model twice: "The 1964 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe combined style with power, boasting an all-new V8 engine with more horsepower and torque. Today, the powerful Escalade-V is the first SUV to offer the V-Series badge.""Cadillac offered the first automatic climate control system in 1964. Cadillac’s dedication to comfort continues with LYRIQ’s next-generation Active Noise Cancellation and seating architecture that…See More
Dec 17, 2023
Robert Schles commented on SK's blog post Temperature gauge not working properly
"It recently bought an ACDelco temp sensor from…"
Oct 23, 2023
C. Van Tune replied to Robert Schles's discussion Engine Removal With Hood On
"Great job! Thanks for the added info.  "
Jul 12, 2023
Robert Schles replied to Robert Schles's discussion Engine Removal With Hood On
"I hooked up the plate to the intake manifold with shortest possible hook to the hoist. Raised the engine as far up as possible to the hood then inched it forward. I repeated this several times until the oil pan was clear. No need to raise up the…"
Jul 11, 2023
Jason Edge replied to Robert Schles's discussion Engine Removal With Hood On
"I've never had a need to jack the rear up or lower the front when removing an engine and prefer to have some clearance for the cherry picker and to pop under and check things out from the bottom as it disconnects from the transmission (or if…"
Jul 2, 2023
Robert Schles replied to Robert Schles's discussion Engine Removal With Hood On
"I’ve been told the same thing from a few others who have lot’s experience removing engines. Hopefully jacking up the rear and lowering the front will make it easier. If all goes well Jason will have another tech tip for his newsletter.…"
Jun 30, 2023
C. Van Tune replied to Robert Schles's discussion Engine Removal With Hood On
"+1 on Jason's comments.   With some cars, I've found it helpful to jack up the rear of the car several inches off the ground (and safely position it on jack stands)  to increase the angle of the engine-drop. Helps a lot on some…"
Jun 29, 2023
Jason Edge replied to Robert Schles's discussion Engine Removal With Hood On
"The engine can be removed without removing the hood but it is tight. I prefer to remove the hood. As a guide mark where the hood hinge attached to the hood. If you have already went through the process of adjusting the hood hinge to inner fender…"
Jun 29, 2023
C. Van Tune replied to Robert Schles's discussion Engine Removal With Hood On
"Mark everything before loosening anything.   I'd use painter's tape with a sharp-tipped marker or pen, tracing around the brackets, bolt heads, and all other important points where parts line up.   Plenty of detailed…"
Jun 28, 2023
Robert Schles replied to Robert Schles's discussion Engine Removal With Hood On
"The service manual states in section 9-39 step 6 to remove the hood. I'll give it a try. Thanks Russ"
Jun 28, 2023
Robert Schles posted a discussion

Engine Removal With Hood On

I'm pulling out the engine on my 64 and was wondering if it can be taken without removing the hood. I just had the engine rebuilt. After putting it in and firing it up, I discovered a bad wrist pin on one of the connecting rods. The first time I installed the engine, the hood alignment took more time than installing the engine. I'm trying to avoid the hood alignment pain this time around. See More
Jun 28, 2023

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
Found a '64 Eldorado.
Cadillac LaSalle Club Membership Number? (Must be a member to Join Chapter & Website)
6715
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
Yes

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Does anyone know where I can get the bushings for AC compressor mount on the 429?

Posted on February 21, 2023 at 11:45am 2 Comments

I've looked at the usual rubber sources but couldn't find any. 

64 Hood Hinge Color?

Posted on June 27, 2019 at 4:46pm 2 Comments

Can someone tell me what color the hood hinges should be? I've seen both silver and gold cadmium plating colors on the cars. Thanks

OPG now shipping right hand mirrors

Posted on February 23, 2017 at 9:56am 11 Comments

On 12/14/15 I placed an order with Original Parts Group for a right hand mirror for my 64. They told me they were back ordered. Every few months I would email them asking about the mirror and got the same response. After a year I gave up. Yesterday I got an email saying they shipped the mirror. It will be a little project to install but nice very nice have.

CLC Driving Tour

Posted on July 11, 2016 at 9:36pm 2 Comments

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Dipstick seal

Started by Tosh Dickenson in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Logan Robb 8 hours ago. 2 Replies

There appears to be some kind of felt washer around the top of my oil dipstick, presumable to seal off the dipstick tube. I've looked around the usual parts suppliers but came up empty. There's not…Continue

Batwing Air Cleaner

Started by Chris Codd in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Logan Robb 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

Is anybody here running a batwing air cleaner? I've attached a picture. I just want to know if it clears the hood and the compressor as I'm hoping to get my A/C working again eventually. They do make…Continue

Help tips on how to veneer.

Started by Cees de Bunje in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Robert Schles 10 hours ago. 1 Reply

Goodday to you all. I am about to start restoring the wooden veneer on the doors and dashboard of my 63 Eldo Biarritz. Now i have managed to get a big part of veneer oft of the door and i think it is…Continue

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Show Your Vintage, Antique or Personalized License Plate!

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Robert Schles 13 hours ago. 7 Replies

I recently brought in an original, unrestored 1963 Indiana license plate…Continue

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Loud air moving sound within carb with cleaner removed

Posted by Dave Fehrle on March 23, 2024 at 3:23pm 8 Comments

While checking my Carter carb with engine running, I took the air cleaner off and there was a very loud hissing sound of air. I placed a piece of paper over the carb and it didn’t move up or down, is this normal?

Vintage Air AC

Posted by Chase on March 21, 2024 at 5:55am 0 Comments

Hey everyone, has anybody done a Vintage Air AC/Heat setup in their car? I want to bypass the old vacuum setup and go with a Vintage Air Gen 2 model. Before I get started, does anyone have any experience with this? (Which model to go with, do’s and dont’s, etc.) It looks pretty involved. Any and all info/pics would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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…

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