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Rear brake lock up when cold

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Sep 1, 2021. 19 Replies

Hi everyone, ever since getting the car back on the road, the rear brakes grab when they are cold and I’m moving at slow speed.  Once I get along the road and stop they are fine. I see some posts…Continue

Weather seals perished - not very old

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cliff Johnston Jul 6, 2021. 8 Replies

Hey everyone, i bought all new rubbers from Rubber the Right Way for my 64 Deville when i restored it 6 years ago. However the side window weather seals (or wiper seals) have all started to fall…Continue

Tags: seals, window

Vibration during deceleration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cliff Johnston Sep 3, 2017. 12 Replies

Gents, i have read a lot of info here regarding vibrations experienced during acceleration or when travelling at specific speeds. However i get a vibration when i back off the power, however it…Continue

in car sensor grill

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Apr 21, 2015. 1 Reply

Hi, I require the dash grill for the comfort control sensor in the dash.Any colour is ok as long as it is in good condition.Postage to Australia is required.CheersCliffContinue

Tags: dash, grill, sensor

 

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"Love ——-when a problem repair posted on this site get resolved by the passionate 63-64 Cadillac owners and others who live on this site to get them thru there issues and back on the road We all learn a lot about the subject of our pride…"
Sep 1, 2021
Jason Edge replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"That's fantastic news! Glad they worked out well."
Sep 1, 2021
Cliff Johnston replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"Gents, just letting you know that I have fitted the new backing plates supplied by Jason and some new brake shoes and the brakes are completely different and the way they ought to be. thank you all for your help. cheers cliff"
Aug 31, 2021
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"Mark  Your handle  on this subject is just amazing  So very glad you got our backs on this site to solve the hard and in this case somewhat unusual circumstances regarding Cliff brake wearMy first experience  with the condition…"
Aug 9, 2021
Cliff Johnston replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"Yes quite the detective. We would call him a "Bloody Legend" here in Australia :)"
Aug 9, 2021
Jason Edge replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"Great detective work by Mark. Cliff, I have a large stash of rear brake backing plates in VG condition for $25 each + s/h. I have a few cleaned and painted for $50 each. Email me at jasonedge@nc.rr.com"
Aug 9, 2021
Cliff Johnston replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"Hi Mark, have taken the shoes off and with the way they have been wearing, they sit crooked in the drum.  So I’m assuming that the backing plate is bent which wouldn’t surprise me. See pic. It’s had a hard life. so I…"
Aug 9, 2021
Mark S Anderson replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"What I like to do when diagnosing brake issues (any issues) is to read the parts.  They will tell you the story every time.In the one pic you posted of your shoe, i see a few anomalies that would lead me to suspect the backing plate or the…"
Aug 9, 2021
Cliff Johnston replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"Hi Mark, i did see this in my manual. I also spoke to a mate of mine who has been a mechanic for 20 years and he agreed with your view that the pushrods being on a angle was normal. Another thing he mentioned was that the leading edge of each…"
Aug 8, 2021
Cliff Johnston replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"Thanks Mark, i will check this and report back."
Aug 8, 2021
Mark S Anderson replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
Aug 8, 2021
Mark S Anderson replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"The pushrods are normal, so long as the 'C' shaped portion of the shoe at the upper anchor is seated, which it looks to be,  then this will not cause a problem, assuming the brake shoes are correct.     My concern…"
Aug 8, 2021
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"40 click is unreasonable and you will have no brakes  Not sure where you saw me say 4 clicks which could be correct if you back off after the brake shoes were adjusted to contact the drum first  My method is to adjust the  front brake…"
Aug 7, 2021
Cliff Johnston replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"That was meant to say “angle” not “able”"
Aug 7, 2021
Cliff Johnston replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"Have attached pic of the other side which shows the pushrods at more of an angle. Also attached a photo showing uneven wear on the bottom of one of the trailing shoes.  cheers cliff"
Aug 6, 2021
Cliff Johnston replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"Oh and in another note, is it common to see the pushrods on an able coming out of the slave cylinders like shown in the photo attached?"
Aug 6, 2021

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Coupe Deville
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
No
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
No

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Torque converter grab when idling in Drive

Posted on June 14, 2021 at 8:47pm 2 Comments

Hi Everyone, been quite a while since i have been on here.

I have had an issue with the idle on my 64 Coupe Deville ever since i have had it.

With the Idle set high enough that it is smooth, but still a nice idle, the RPM seems only slightly too high for the stall of the Torque Converter. And therefore it tends to sit there and grab and lunge a bit. So until now, i have been putting the car in Neutral at the lights to stop this happening.

I've had the car dyno tuned and…

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Side window seals

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 12:14am 1 Comment

Any of you guys replaced the side window outer seals on your car?

I bought a kit from Rubber The Right Way and the profile is wrong.

As you can see, when its on the car, the seal slopes down instead of upwards, so…

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windscreen colours

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 11:59pm 9 Comments

Gents, going to replace my windscreen while its out. Over here in Australia they only offer a green tint windscreen with the band of tint at the top.

I can either go this way or the supplier can get me a clear one in with his next shipment.

Have any of you got the tinted green? Just want to see what it looks like, or hear your comments.

Just can;t see how the tinted one would suit that car.

Cheers

Cliff

Body mount rubbers

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 3:46pm 0 Comments

Hi, I'm looking to replace the body mount rubbers on my Coupe Deville but don't really want to spend $600 plus on the OEM type.

Has anyone come across aftermarket style urethane rubbers from someone like Energy Suspension or something?

Cheers

Cliff

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Dino Waiting on Battery!

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Doug Meloan 1 hour ago. 3 Replies

This past Tuesday I realized I had not cranked Dino, my 64 CDV in a few…Continue

Tags: replacement, battery

People and our year Cadillacs

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by C. Van Tune yesterday. 1 Reply

So I am doing 5 miles an hour in a parking lot As the window of a car going the other way—-  passes  by my drivers  window the guy yells 61  loud !! —-( some what surprising me so loud ) ———and I…Continue

intake manifold gasket from olsen

Started by austin Rock in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Friday. 3 Replies

hi guys im a new 64 caddy owner and im having vaccumm leaks from the intake manifold. i took the manifold off today and it has cracks on it. my question here is, with the olsen gaskets with block off…Continue

1964 FLEETWOOD

Started by Michael Francioni in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Michael Francioni on Friday. 2 Replies

Anyone have a turbo hydra matic transmission oil pump assembly?Continue

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Need help with a hood latch

Posted by Curtis Dover on January 2, 2023 at 5:23pm 0 Comments

Hey guys, I need some help.  Could someone send me some pictures on how the first hood release lever on a factory 1964 Cadillac is set up, where it comes though the grille. Not the secondary one. I need to know where the thumb or finger position is located through the grille. Is it above or below the center grille molding piece? Mine seems to be positioned behind the center molding piece and will not adjust above or below the molding. I have a wire tied to it to release it…

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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.

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