C. Van Tune
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Power Steering Hose Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by C. Van Tune Feb 26. 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

Trivia question: Why did the redesigned engine for 1963 stay at 390 cubes...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Feb 21, 2023. 5 Replies

...and then the next year, in 1964, get enlarged to 429?I would've thought that with Cadillac's going to the time, trouble and expense of re-engineering the old 331-390 engine into the next gen, they…Continue

What year did Cadillac start installing radiator overflow tanks?

Started this discussion. Last reply by C. Van Tune Mar 22, 2023. 5 Replies

Did the '64s have them? Continue

Was there Originally Carpet Inside 1964 Eldorado Center Console?

Started this discussion. Last reply by C. Van Tune Oct 1, 2022. 8 Replies

Is there supposed to be carpet inside the '64 Eldo center console?There is carpet in mine, and it's a deeper pile than what's on the floor (which has probably been replaced.)Here's some pix of mine.…Continue

 

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C. Van Tune replied to Tim's discussion WTS 1964 Sedan Deville w/all options 20k
"I checked out the pix one the CLC site, and it looks like a very sweet car.   What exactly did you treat the seat leather with to have it look so fresh? "
Thursday
C. Van Tune replied to Jason Edge's discussion Show Your Vintage, Antique or Personalized License Plate!
"If you read the article about my '64 Eldo in a recent newsletter, then you've already seen this photo. If you haven't, that's me as a Cadillac-loving 6-year-old next to my mom's just-months-from-new '64 CdV.   When…"
Thursday
C. Van Tune replied to Jordan Johansen-Moe's discussion Troubleshooting drivability
"A contributing item might be our nemesis...modern gas with ethanol. It can add to a the tendency for older cars to idle rough (especially when hot) and vapor lock.  My first trouble shooting fix is to install an elective helper pump near the…"
May 10
C. Van Tune replied to Jason Edge's discussion On Busy Day Yesterday!
"A day like that will keep you young, Jason.  That is, of course, unless you bust a hernia or blow out your back in the process. Be careful out there, you energetic whipper-snappers! "
May 7
C. Van Tune replied to Jason Edge's discussion Cadillac Original Ads - 1964 Standard Ads
"I was watching an old episode of "Perry Mason" last night (from 1965) and he was driving a new dark-colored '65 de Ville convertible.   The rest of the screen cars were Chevys, as Chevrolet had taken over product placement from…"
Mar 13
C. Van Tune replied to Jason Edge's discussion Cadillac Original Ads - 1964 Standard Ads
"Interesting that the '65 ad above is the first mention (that I've seen) of the term "previously owned" versus "used car."  Whoever thought that up deserved a big raise. "
Mar 12
C. Van Tune replied to Russ Austin's discussion Retirement
"Congrats, Russ, on your retirement.  Very glad to know that your business now operating full-time for us Cadillac fanatics! All the best, Van"
Mar 7
C. Van Tune replied to Jason Edge's discussion Cadillac Original Ads - 1964 Standard Ads
"Jason, excellent comparison the photos and the possibilities of why the "Eldo" with the lady wearing gloves is real or photo-manipulated.  In those days, as we know, airbrushing was prevalent, and you can see that, for instance, the…"
Mar 7
C. Van Tune replied to C. Van Tune's discussion Power Steering Hose Questions
"PS: Thanks to Russ and Marty too, for the added info.  "
Feb 26
C. Van Tune replied to C. Van Tune's discussion Power Steering Hose Questions
"Pix with current hoses in place. "
Feb 26
C. Van Tune replied to C. Van Tune's discussion Power Steering Hose Questions
"Thanks Jason, for the pix and info. Today, I ordered the two hoses that Caddy Daddy has on their site.  Since they have that red '64 Eldo project car, I'm hoping they'd have the correct hoses.  BTW: The existing hoses on my…"
Feb 26
Jason Edge replied to C. Van Tune's discussion Power Steering Hose Questions
"The original Power Steering Hose for 1964 was Parts Group 6.670, Part No 599 2602 per 1965 Master Parts Book. It lists 2 numbers for 1963, but says to use this part # when prior # (569 0579) was depleted ... just one of many midyear part #…"
Feb 26
Marty Smith replied to C. Van Tune's discussion Power Steering Hose Questions
"  I believe the one McVeys has is correct,  maybe Jason can chime in.     https://mcveys.com/collections/power-steering-hoses/products/1964-power-steering-pressure-hose. Make sure to use a tubing wrench.   "
Feb 26
Russ Austin replied to C. Van Tune's discussion Power Steering Hose Questions
"There is 1 type of fitting or hose type for the 63 64 high pressure hose. The low pressure is a straight piece of tubing.  If you do not like Caddy daddy or any other manufacturer, just take the old hose to a shop and get one made up. "
Feb 26
C. Van Tune posted a discussion

Power steering hose questions

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 important. Caddy Daddy's site shows hoses that look correct, to my eye, but are several inches longer than the ones on my car. My other question is about the fittings. Were there two different styles/sizes of fittings used in '64? On the various sites I've searched, several list TWO different part…See More
Feb 26
C. Van Tune replied to Larry Rees's discussion cornering lights
"Larry, I agree that the problem might be the turn signal switch. Those get dirty, brittle, and problematic. Tilt wheels tend to make them wear even more.  But also, it might be related to a headlight switch problem, even though you said that…"
Feb 25

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
Past Owner of:
'61 Series 62 Coupe with 21k miles. Featured in Petersen Museum.
'64 SdV with 14k miles (original tires!)
'64 Eldorado
'67 Eldorado with 24k miles (featured in Motor Trend Magazine)
'67 Fleetwood
'70 Eldorado

Current Owner of:
'64 Eldorado (former Ken Karrer owned.) Winner 2022 Keels & Wheels Best of Show American Post-War. Winner 2017 Grand National Senior Award Primary. Winner 2015 Grand National First Place Primary.

2022 Escalade Sport Platinum upgraded to Callaway Supercharged 602hp (my daily driver.)
Cadillac LaSalle Club Membership Number? (Must be a member to Join Chapter & Website)
34187
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
Yes

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At 2:19pm on January 18, 2024, Marty Smith said…

 Beautiful Eldorado Mr Van Tune, if I am not mistaken this car was at the 2013 GN in Boston and was owned by Henny Karreman at that time, and was restored by Wayne Carini's father .  You are probably aware of that, I sold my 64 Eldo to a gentleman in Morgan Hill Ca. also a Senior car. Congrats   Marty

At 9:06pm on June 27, 2022, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.

This site is hosted by the CLC (Cadillac LaSalle Club) 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter. Joining the website is free to everyone, however, you must be a CLC member to join the Chapter. 

- Click on www.join.6364cadillac.com for more information on joining the 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter and the Cadillac LaSalle Club.

Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home. The Help Page at www.help.6364cadillac.com will have links to many useful articles and information about our Cadillacs.

 
 
 

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Transmission questions

Started by James Fraschieri in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin yesterday. 8 Replies

Hello all. New member and new to classic cadillacs so I have some questions. Last year I got my hands on a resto-mod 63 coupe deville project and have been making good progress till now. I don't have…Continue

Sneak Peak at our Next Newsletter Feature - Roy Brosi's 1963 Convertible & 1964 Airstream

Started by Jason Edge in Newsletters. Last reply by Dennis P. DiBari on Thursday. 1 Reply

I have been slowly plugging away at our next newsletter which will feature Roy Brosi's 1963 Convertible and his 1964 Airstream Camper and thought I would give you all a "Sneak Peek" at our next…Continue

WTS 1964 Sedan Deville w/all options 20k

Started by Tim in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by C. Van Tune on Thursday. 2 Replies

1964 Sedan Deville with the original 429 engine and TH400 transmission. Engine has approximately 91k miles on the odometer and runs very well. I've replaced the plugs with NOS AC44 plugs, replaced…Continue

Show Your Vintage, Antique or Personalized License Plate!

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by C. Van Tune on Thursday. 4 Replies

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

Blog Posts

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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