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Rear brake lock up when cold

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

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. 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
"Examine the rear brake shoes for glazing ( are shinny caused by excessive heat  build up ) or cracked shoe surfaces ( need replacement ) Might be an inferior brake shoe material for our large brake drums that gets damaged from…"
3 hours ago
Cliff Johnston posted a discussion

Rear brake lock up when cold

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 where the adjustment is to adjust up until the shoes start to grab the drum and then back off 4 clicks. When checking one side tonight it seems they required many more clicks than 4 to get them to grab. can being unadjusted too much make them grab? When I put it all back together originally I would…See More
19 hours ago
Cliff Johnston replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Weather seals perished - not very old
"gents, just an update i received from RTW last night. They stated that all Steele Rubber product numbers that start with an "8" are actually manufactured by other companies, not Steele. Apparently the only 2 companies that do manufacture…"
Jul 6
Cliff Johnston replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Weather seals perished - not very old
"Hmmmm Interesting......"
Jul 1
Dave Schneider replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Weather seals perished - not very old
"RTRW is a reseller.  I live 10 miles away and visit them when I need rubber.  They MAKE all their flat rubber in the back of their shop. I think they supply flat rubber to Steele and others. "
Jul 1
Cliff Johnston replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Weather seals perished - not very old
"Gents, i sent an email along with some photos to RTW yesterday and to my surprise they have replied and offered a credit to whatever parts i require. They also indicated that they have been phasing out one of their manufacturers (PUI/Restoration…"
Jul 1
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Weather seals perished - not very old
"There product quality may have been better 20 years ago than it is now  like many other products  —per Jason’s experience  Disappointing  news in any event but always good to be informed so thanks for the feed back on…"
Jul 1
Chris Codd replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Weather seals perished - not very old
"Same thing happened to me, but I had purchased from Steele. I guess some products could sit in storage for some time and maybe that's what I received. Rubber the Right Way often gets some of their products from Steele and my last shipment of…"
Jul 1
Cliff Johnston replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Weather seals perished - not very old
"Hi Jason, thanks for your reply. I can't remember seeing anything but Rubber the Right Way on the packaging. I might try my luck and see if they are prepared to help me out. Probably wasting my time.  Cheers Cliff"
Jun 30
Jason Edge replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Weather seals perished - not very old
"I get all of my rubber items direct from Steele Rubber - www.steelerubber.com. I have never had any issues with their stuff and not sure if they had suppled the Rubber the Right Way, which is more of a 3rd party discounted reseller.  If you buy…"
Jun 30
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Weather seals perished - not very old

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 apart already. the car is stored indoors at all times so i'm surprised to see this happening.Has this happened to any of you and if so did you find a better product from another supplier? Or do they all come from the same place?CheersCliffSee More
Jun 29
Cliff Johnston commented on Cliff Johnston's blog post Torque converter grab when idling in Drive
"Hi Tony, thanks for your reply. That makes total sense. After reading your reply I spoke to a local converter shop and they can modify my converter to whatever i need. I will go down that path when i get around to pulling it out. Cheers Cliff"
Jun 14
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Cliff Johnston's blog post Torque converter grab when idling in Drive
"Cliff Your issue is that your replacement cam is not allowing the engine to run at the 480 idle RPM the engine  and the trans was designed for and is requiring the higher rpm to run  the engine smooth  As long as your idle is up…"
Jun 14
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Torque converter grab when idling in Drive

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 they told me I need a…See More
Jun 14

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1964 Coupe Deville
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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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63 Hydra-Matic won't shift out of first

Started by Norm Waters in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 3 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hello everyone. I had a perfectly good shifting Hydra-Matic transmission until I elected to fix the leak at the dip stick tube. I just did a quick seal with gasket maker since my current tube is…Continue

Rear brake lock up when cold

Started by Cliff Johnston in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

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

Vacuum advance

Started by Thomas Yarri in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Thomas Yarri 15 hours ago. 4 Replies

Good afternoon to all my fellow Cadillac owners! I have a question about the vacuum advance on my car. The car is a 64 without a/c and a Rochester carburetor. I noticed that I have vacuum at the port…Continue

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1963 series 62 convertible transmission issue

Posted by Matthew VanDeWater on June 22, 2021 at 3:03pm 1 Comment

Hello I've been restoring a 63 for way to many years. Down to almost done, but have issue with trans linkage, when column in park shift rod 2 inches short. everything original. been trying to find picture of manual rod hooked up from under car to see position of linkage. was wondering if anybody has access for pictures. I wanted to see if my manual linkage is bent  wrong out of the trans if somebody dropped the trans or something. Doesn't make sense why it doesn't work. Thanks for any input…

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New vehicle in the club

Posted by Patrick Westphal on June 17, 2021 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

I was successful in getting a vehicle from the New York contact I talked about at the last club meeting. I am still trying to figure out how to post a picture of the vehicle that is tied with this comment so if you see a random picture of a black convertible in a yard, that's me haha.  …

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Torque converter grab when idling in Drive

Posted by Cliff Johnston 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…

Continue

Can you help? Driveshaft Question....

Posted by Chris on May 30, 2021 at 8:55am 1 Comment

Hello!

Newbie to the group here - we have already found tons of invaluable information on the board, so thanks! We are restoring a 1963 Series 62 Convertible. We are wondering if anyone knows of a source to buy the propellor yoke flange (that bolts to the pinion flange) for the driveshaft? One of our ears partially broke off. Not sure if we can buy just the yoke flange as an aftermarket part, or if it has to be rebuilt by a welder/fab guy? Maybe a salvage yard for a source? Again, any…

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