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Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Jun 11, 2019. 83 Replies

    Last fall I replaced my rear yoke and trailing arm bushings . Now with 410 miles on them the large  rear trailing arm bushings are done . I contacted Rare Parts the maker and they were defensive…Continue

shim for spring on pass side for A/C equipped Cars

Started Apr 5, 2016 0 Replies

  Does anyone know the thickness of the shim that is added to the top of the pass side spring  on A/C equipped cars.          I just changed my front springs and I am 3/4 of an inch low on the pass…Continue

Wanted Special chrome retainer screw that attaches lower instrument panel cover under the steering column

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Scarrow Apr 14, 2016. 5 Replies

           I  have had my Cad since 1969 and originally it had a chrome retainer screw with a head that was intended to grip with fingers as there was no provision for a screw driver or wrench. I…Continue

 

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Tony and Ginny 429 liked Doug Scarrow's blog post Another advantage of the Pertronix III
Dec 4, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Doug Scarrow's blog post Another advantage of the Pertronix III
"If you leave the ignition on  for to long with the pertronix l you will burn it out so stay away form that one  Goes up in a puff of smoke  Just a heads up  Enjoy "
Nov 23, 2019
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Another advantage of the Pertronix III

   Having tried both the II and III I can say the multispark feature of the III offers a smoother idle . It is also easier to install .Does not require removal of the distributorSee More
Nov 23, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Community - thread summery Until further notice --if having a need to be replacing your ---rear trailing arm bushings --on our cars the only sure method of getting that done right ( at the present time 6-11-19 ) to last as they should for the long…"
Jun 11, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Ronnie  Thank you —as that will be helping many of our Cadillac owners when this bushing issue finally gets resolved for the better  Enjoy"
Jun 10, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Kim Thanks for your feed back on Dan McNarry rear control arms  Good to know they tightened up your rear suspension at higher speeds  Dan’s have been working out great for those who have installed them with all good feed back  I…"
Jun 10, 2019
Ronnie Lay replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"It will probably be sometime in the fall when I will be able to swap out the rear links on my 64 Deville, at that time I will send them to Rare Parts."
Jun 10, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Ronnie and Doug  The owners of our cars need your help  Do pls take the time to return you bad bushings to Glen at Rare Parts  If he does not get them back he has no way of looking into the problem and removing the bad bushings from…"
Jun 10, 2019
Kim K Kaiser replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"i used the McNarry replacements on my 63 per suggestion from Russ,, my back end wobble at 63 -65 mph went away,, really smoothed it out for me...  i was happy with the move"
Jun 10, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"in addition to the u- joint distortion the rear shocks are effected ( so there condition counts ) and the rear springs seat is shifting a bit as well with the twist up the gear case is doing  need to tighten up and reduce that movement as much…"
Jun 9, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Love the go pro video allowing one  to do things not possible before it  viewing the activity under actual conditions while they are happening  I think I saw another video of the same thing but this  video shows all you need to…"
Jun 9, 2019
Russ Austin replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Here is the link. Don't confuse the up and down motion of the drive shaft with the axle going up and down to the actual pinion angle changing during hard acceleration. You can see the angle of the yolk and drive shaft change under…"
Jun 9, 2019
Russ Austin replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Tony, the go pro video was while the car was being driven. It showed the pinion angle drastically changing under acceleration and deceleration.  This was with new bushings on the control arms with less than 2 years use. I do not have the video,…"
Jun 9, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Russ Do you still have access to the video of the rear end that was a part of the first thread and discusion about Dans arms being tested by you I think Dans own research video of the problem Where the wheels are off the ground and turning to show…"
Jun 8, 2019
Russ Austin replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"I believe Dan is an engineer and owns his own company. Although these were made at home, they were not made on the garage floor while sipping on beers. Everything is made in jigs and was measured to ensure the holes and parts are square and…"
Jun 8, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Obvious that Dan was motivated by the same substandard parts to take the time to design the arms he is constructing for himself and others to solve the poor rubber bushing problem Both Dan and Russ have to be admired for working on a resonable…"
Jun 8, 2019

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Another advantage of the Pertronix III

Posted on November 23, 2019 at 11:12am 1 Comment

   Having tried both the II and III I can say the multispark feature of the III offers a smoother idle . It is also easier to install .Does not require removal of the distributor

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How much play in 63 timing chain?

Started by Ben Roberts in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 3 hours ago. 4 Replies

I will be installing a new chain and gears because I'm in this deep and all the forums here strongly recommend doing so.  It appears the coating is intact and I don't have to worry about that debris…Continue

Harmonic balancer holes are too shallow for the 3 bolts of puller

Started by Ben Roberts in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Ben Roberts 16 hours ago. 3 Replies

Trying to pull 1963 390 harmonic balancer.  The holes needed for the 3 bolts on the puller can only thread in 1/4” which is not enough to run an impact wrench on it.  I ran a tap to clean the threads…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 19 hours ago. 1 Reply

To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

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G-1 differential, $150

Started by Jimmy Davis in For Sale. Last reply by Jimmy Davis on Thursday. 5 Replies

G-1 positraction differential, needs blasting and paint. $150. Pickup Huntsville AL or LTL, I recommend Averitt express. Send me zip for shipping quote.***Update- Sorry if you have tried to contact…Continue

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1964 429 Aluminum Front Cover For Sale!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on January 12, 2020 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

  • I wound up with an extra front cover for my '64 and offering it for sale.

Purchased from a knowledgable part supplier with thorough hands-on knowledge of 63-64 Cadillac engines, who checked the part before sending it to me. The oil pump driven gearSee S bore and the pressure relief piston bore are both .002 over and within the .005…

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Looking for the Rochester Choke Tube ...

Posted by Mack on January 10, 2020 at 1:14am 3 Comments

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Looking to buy the choke tube for my Rochester... anybody have one for Sale???

AC/heater for 1964 Cadillac coupe de ville

Posted by Matias J. Adrogue on January 7, 2020 at 11:11am 9 Comments

Good morning!  I am Matias Adrogue.  I bought a 1964 Cadillac coupe de ville last year and am real close to the final restoration details!  I call her “Jaws 64”.  Pics will be posted soon.  I need advise regarding a AC/heater.  It came stock in the vehicle but it does not work.  A mechanic gave me a bid of $1700 to replace and repair.  I am ready to install a new system - Vintage Air or Old Air Products from Fort Worth Texas.  I would greatly appreciate your thoughts.  I read the great write…

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63 cadi conv

Posted by Merlino jean marc on December 31, 2019 at 2:51pm 0 Comments

Hello everyone 

As a European, I fell in love with Americans cars and Americana stuff.

I bought a running 63 for cheap .but there is no secret when you buy cheap ,it is big project. The car needs everything. Overtime I was able to slowing buy parts .actually  I am looking for the passenger front lower section which is becoming harder ,and harder to find

The car has a lot of issue with rust.it needs a paint,a top and I need to replace all floor pans.with patience and…

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