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Fuel pump again!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Jun 2. 19 Replies

Hi guys, well my fuel pump decided to crap out tonight after a Sunday cruise with the family. I had to get the car towed home since it wouldn’t start.I’ve written on here before regarding issues I’ve…Continue

63/64 Body construction quality.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris May 26. 5 Replies

Hey guys I was just curious to know what everyone thought about the quality of the sheet metal, the frame and the overall stoutness of our cars vs other makes and models of the day?One thing I can…Continue

Lifter tick, then rough idle if the Caddy is in park too long.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Long May 9. 14 Replies

Hey my fellow 63/64 Cad Guys, I was wondering if you could help me with this problem I'm having here with my 64.it's strange because sometimes when the engine is cold, I'll get a lifter tick, but…Continue

Clean that tank and change that sending unit!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris May 2. 2 Replies

I finally decided to drop the gas tank in my 64 to clean it since I kept getting rust particles and debris being caught at the pre fuel pump clear fuel filter I added to the fuel line for added…Continue

 

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Chris's discussion Oil disappearing, lifter ticky/tap came back.
"Chris I am against using anything but the factory recommended 10w -30 oil in my 429 engine The heavier weight oil ---could not be flowing as freely thru your lifters and oil passages as it Should be Just my own opinion on the subject I have…"
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Chris's discussion Oil disappearing, lifter ticky/tap came back.
"Chris Glad to here you seem sure the engine is sound Enjoy"
Wednesday
Chris replied to Chris's discussion Oil disappearing, lifter ticky/tap came back.
"Appreciate it gentlemen. Russ I probably do need to clean the filter screen in the air cleaner housing, as it does look pretty black.  Tony, the engine doesn’t burn oil, and the plugs are burning perfectly, no oil leaks or seepage in the…"
Wednesday
Russ Austin replied to Chris's discussion Oil disappearing, lifter ticky/tap came back.
"If the oil filler cap is a sealed piece, then air needs to get in somewhere. If this is a Cali car, then the breather is in the air cleaner housing."
Tuesday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Chris's discussion Oil disappearing, lifter ticky/tap came back.
"Do you have a 64 CDV with the turbo 400 trans ? As your problem is an interaction between the trans and engine idle Check the vacuum line coming to the back of the Carter carb to the turbo 400 You may have something vacuum related going on there…"
Tuesday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Chris's discussion Oil disappearing, lifter ticky/tap came back.
"The valve lifters are little oil pumps They stop working as they should ( hang up ) in dirty oil or old tired worn oil Do an oil change I changed from full syn oil( mobile one ) back to conventional oil ( castrol gtx ) I add a zddp Resilone…"
Tuesday
Chris replied to Chris's discussion Oil disappearing, lifter ticky/tap came back.
"Hey Russ, the idle is fine when say I’m at a stop light. In drive, the RPMs are usually around 500-520, it’s only when I put the trans into R and back into D is when the idle drops really low and I get a bog. The PCV is good, it’s…"
Tuesday
Russ Austin replied to Chris's discussion Oil disappearing, lifter ticky/tap came back.
"Check your idle, it may be too low."
Tuesday
Chris replied to Chris's discussion Oil disappearing, lifter ticky/tap came back.
"Hey guys I’m reviving my old thread because I have another issue that seems to always happen now when I am about to park the car after a quick cruise. So when I come home and park the car, put it in reverse and then drive the idle will drop…"
Jun 11
Chris replied to Chris's discussion Fuel pump again!
"Thanks for that Chris! I’ll definitely have them rebuild a pump for me. I need to replace the water pump now since it’s starting to make bearing noise and is seeping our coolant from the gasket.  When i do, I’m saving the…"
Jun 2
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Chris's discussion Fuel pump again!
"Chris Sure looks like the way to go to get a fuel pump to work as it should and not leave you STRANDED often ! This kind of info is what this site is all about Finding solution to 50 year old Classic Antique Cadillacs parts Thanks for that Chris…"
Jun 2
Chris McBride replied to Chris's discussion Fuel pump again!
"I agree with most concerning the shoddy parts now sold, a sentiment shared by many mechanics.  Consequently, you may  to send your pump to a re-builder who will use components compatible with ethanol. For example, you can go to the CLC…"
Jun 2
Michael Long replied to Chris's discussion Fuel pump again!
"The block off plate may have fit but I believe the actuating arm on the two pumps is drastically different? The BBC is much shorter from what I recall but the last one I installed was on a 409 in 1994 so my memory is a little fuzzy. "
May 31
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Chris's discussion Fuel pump again!
"Any chance a fuel pump from another GM car would bolt onto our engines ?? I do not think the big block chevys are dealing with the fuel pump issue but not sure The reason this came to mind is that Russ used a big block fuel pump --block off plate…"
May 31
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Chris's discussion Fuel pump again!
"I checked Rock auto myself only to find the three pumps already with bad user results that Chris listed There must be a better way We need to find someone who is rebuilding the old and new fuel pumps Maybe in Hemmings Motor news ?? Wondering if…"
May 31
Chris replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Mostly original, but some upgraded modifications
"Ahhh.. the Eldorado horn! What I would do for one of those trumpets! Everything is stock on my 64 besides for upgrading to electronic ignition and having fatter WW tires. I take that back, the engine and trans is from a 65 Caddy that was installed…"
May 31

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64 Sedan Deville
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Correct strut rod bushings replacement

Posted on October 29, 2015 at 8:41pm 5 Comments

A quick question. Is there a difference in the bushing design from the 63-64 vs the 65 on up Cadillacs?

I am in need of some bushings and I've looked on RockAuto, and OPG, but I am confused because on the OPG website it list the bushings being the same for a 61 all the way up to a 76 Cadillac.

Caddy Daddy is insanely expensive and overpriced, so I am looking for alternatives.

Can I use the MOOG bushings part # K5184 for the 64?

Thanks.

I think my 64 has a 65 engine and trans combo in it? Help!

Posted on August 13, 2015 at 8:33am 32 Comments

Hello everybody, well this has been an interesting journy. I am still trying to figure out why I am getting a vibration at the flywheel area, I suspected something was replaced so this lead me to look at the transmission ID # on the side of the trans, including the engine itself. I can't believe it took me this long to figure it out, but the ID # on the trans is AA-65, and the 429 engine has to be out of a 65 as the water pump lower hose outlet connector goes to the passenger side of the…

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Anyone have a spare flywheel cover for a 64 with a TH?

Posted on July 24, 2015 at 12:40pm 1 Comment

Exactly what the title says. Mine is missing, and I really don't like the flywheel being exposed as rocks and debris can damage it.

Thanks!!

Oil pan has been cut and welded back together, Why?

Posted on July 24, 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

For some reason I just barely noticed this last night while under the car. It looks like someone removed the oil pan once before, and decided to cut it. I see the weld marking going all around the pan. 

Why would anybody do this?

 
 
 

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power window issues

Started by Ryan Frawley in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 10 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hey all, new guy, as you can tell because I'm going to be asking a question that's been answered a hundred times. Been looking for a while and I can't seem to find anything in detail.I have a 64…Continue

Wits end!

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 13 hours ago. 30 Replies

Well,  after the tire change, car running good......... then on a pleasure cruise for abour 35 miles to my destination.   25 miles in, back end vibration came back home to roost.  I was goung 55 to…Continue

Wanted

Started by James jacques in Wanted to Buy 18 hours ago. 0 Replies

Looking for 1964 coupe passenger front window and driver side fender molding 786-314-1360 jamesContinue

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64 Power Seat Transmission cleaning-it did the trick

Posted by Norman Silverman on June 16, 2018 at 5:36pm 4 Comments

Hello All.

I thought I'd post a little encouragement for those that might have an inoperative 6 way power seat in their car. The fix is relatively easy, and VERY cheap.

I just purchased an original (not re-painted, nor reupholstered) 64 Sedan De Ville 4 window. When I purchased it the front seat was adjusted forward and tilted down in front; two of the worst positions for me, so I had no choice but to attempt to repair it. 

Pushing the switch in each direction brought…

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Driver side door panel removal

Posted by Anthony Boles on June 16, 2018 at 9:32am 2 Comments

How is the door panel taken off to access the wiring harness 

Driver side door panel removal

Posted by Anthony Boles on June 16, 2018 at 8:16am 0 Comments

How is the door panel taken off to access the wiring harness 

429 Main Bearing location

Posted by Dave Fundaburg on June 6, 2018 at 8:11pm 1 Comment

I saw this question asked in 2012 but did not see a definitive answer to the question so here goes. The new main bearings I received for my build are little different than the originals. Of the five bearings the thrust bearing is the same as are two of the other bearings. Of the other two one has two oil groves and one is wider than the others. Does anyone know where the odd bearings go. My guess is they go in the front and the rear but I don't know what one goes where. Any information would…

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