Darien Sofie
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Engine Interchange

Started this discussion. Last reply by Darien Sofie Apr 29, 2021. 23 Replies

Whats the chance a '66 429 would fit into a '64 with Turbo Hydromatic?Continue

Interchange info

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge May 24, 2020. 1 Reply

Is there any info on this site for body panel (fenders and doors) that will interchange?Continue

 

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Oct 4, 2021
Darien Sofie replied to Robert Gonzalez 's discussion Whoa there, you want how much??
"Are the cars actually fetching these high prices? It would be nice to see the actual sold price on these vehicles. There are actually a lot of variables to consider from the seller and buyer such as motivation or desperation on the part of the…"
Sep 26, 2021
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Sep 25, 2021
Darien Sofie replied to Darien Sofie's discussion Engine Interchange
"I sure appreciate your help in this. Nothing worse than getting something apart and finding you need something else to get the job done. Thank You"
Apr 29, 2021
Jason Edge replied to Darien Sofie's discussion Engine Interchange
" What I'm looking for is if there is anything inside the door (linkage, levers, gears etc.) that might be needed.NO. Parts needed are listed in the article. This is a simple replacement of the manual vent window crank regulator with one…"
Apr 29, 2021
Darien Sofie replied to Darien Sofie's discussion Engine Interchange
"I looked through the Help Section which states at the end there is more in the Oct '12 blog post. It was a carbon copy of the vent window help section. I'm not that much of a tech guy so there may be something on this confuser I'm…"
Apr 28, 2021
Jason Edge replied to Darien Sofie's discussion Engine Interchange
"Kurt is spot on with his reply... both covered on our Help Page."
Apr 27, 2021
Kurt replied to Darien Sofie's discussion Engine Interchange
"That topic has been covered before and is in the Help section. Click on Help above and then scroll down to - Vent Windows - Adding Power Vent Windows to a car that came with Manual Vent Windows FYI: You can find a lot of topics already covered…"
Apr 27, 2021
Darien Sofie replied to Darien Sofie's discussion Engine Interchange
"It's great a person can ask one question and get such great responses. So here's another one. If converting a non power vent window car to power vents, what is needed besides the motors and door switches. I'm mostly interested in the…"
Apr 27, 2021
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Darien Sofie's discussion Engine Interchange
"Jason  You are the  very last word for me on the subject of our Cadillacs so thank you for your feedback and correction — as always Enjoy "
Apr 27, 2021
Jason Edge replied to Darien Sofie's discussion Engine Interchange
""The back of the 65 - 67  429 short block had to be redesigned to incorporate — the spacer — that was used on the 64 429 to install the then borrowed Buick turbo 400 trans to the 64 429 engine only"Tony, that is incorrect.…"
Apr 27, 2021
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Darien Sofie's discussion Engine Interchange
"The back of the 65 - 67  429 short block had to be redesigned to incorporate — the spacer — that was used on the 64 429 to install the then borrowed Buick turbo 400 trans to the 64 429 engine only  Trans spacer —was used…"
Apr 27, 2021
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Darien Sofie's discussion Engine Interchange
"This info is FREEKING me out !! And made my day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy "
Apr 26, 2021
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Darien Sofie's discussion Engine Interchange
"Jason  This is extremely important info for the entire community especially since you know this was done and worked to boot  This could be the answer to keeping our Cadillacs running into the future with more engines being available for…"
Apr 26, 2021
Jason Edge replied to Darien Sofie's discussion Engine Interchange
"Given the fact the 1964 and 1966 429 has the exact same bolt pattern for the transmission and flexplate, and diameter of the raised mounted area of the crank for flexplate is the same, there is nothing preventing the 1966 429 from being used in the…"
Apr 26, 2021
Mark S Anderson replied to Darien Sofie's discussion Engine Interchange
"ask anyone who's actually used a later model 429 how many cracked adaptor plates and flex plates they went through before giving in and finding the right block.  My friend did this in a fleetwood and cleaned me out of adapter rings that…"
Apr 26, 2021

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Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 24 minutes ago. 300 Replies

I have posted a few Misc items over on my Classic Cadillac Parts Facebook page at…Continue

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Timelapse Rebuild of a 1957 Cadillac 365 V-8 Engine

Started by Jason Edge in General Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 27 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Saw the link on the CLC forums today and thought I would share to the CLC FB Group. This is a prior generation engine to our 1963-64 390's & 429's but this is a pretty cool time lapse of a…Continue

64 TH400 refresh

Started by Matti Roth in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Matti Roth 2 hours ago. 8 Replies

 Next task with my 64 DeVille project is to check TH400 condition. Gearbox came with the car but was already removed. It is 64 but not possible to say if it is the original to this car as there is no…Continue

need some help: bulb size for dash compartment

Started by Stefan in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kurt yesterday. 4 Replies

Hello everybody,I would like to replace all the burned bulbs in the dash of my ´63 Fleetwood 60 Special and I'm a little confused as I can't find the right sizes in the shop manual. - If I'm wrong,…Continue

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bright beam flashes

Posted by Kim K Kaiser on January 9, 2022 at 12:55pm 5 Comments

HI again,

I have the 63 cdv, with the flash assister on the dash,  

My hi lo beams flash back and forth intermittently.  sometimes they dont start flashing at all, sometimes they will just start flasihing on and off until I hit the button on the floor to get them to stop.  sometimes they sound someone is down there hitting the floor button but the lights dont respond, you can hear the click but nothing happens, as if I have no control over that floor button. I have turned off…

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Map Light

Posted by RIchard Yasenchack on January 1, 2022 at 8:07pm 7 Comments

I have a 63 Cadillac Series 62 convertible.  Can someone post a picture showing what the map light should look like?

Mine is a meta air vent like grating, which just does not look right for a map light.

Thanks in advance.  Rick

Upgrades for the Coupe de Ville

Posted by Kurt on December 24, 2021 at 6:00pm 4 Comments

At long last I finally have power vent windows! I started collecting the parts 3 years ago. The one thing I could not find until recently is the 6 button driver's switch. Jason finally pulled one in and was more than generous with pricing. Thanks Jason! Installing the vent window motors was the easiest part of the project but many other tasks were spawned by this project.

  1. There is a hole in the door panels where the window crank was. I considered putting a hub cap emblem there…
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center bolt size for crankshaft pulley

Posted by Dan Norris on December 6, 2021 at 3:13pm 2 Comments

I need to pull my distributor, and still have the cork in the end of the crankshaft. What is the bolt size needed to thread a bolt in there to be able to turn the motor over with a pull handle and socket to get it to TDC exactly before I pull the distributor out?

Dan

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