Tosh Dickenson
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Input appreciated on a transmission issue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Feb 19. 11 Replies

Finally a sunny day to drive the Caddy into work!Alas when I set off down the road, I realized she wasn't shifting from first to any higher range.  I just drove it on Saturday and it was shifting…Continue

New slippers on the lady and 1" lower

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tosh Dickenson Dec 19, 2019. 4 Replies

Since getting the car over the summer I've been working on little things here and there.  Work slowed enough I was finally able to finish the front end rebuild, install lowering springs and have the…Continue

Replacing upper ball joint question 64 Deville

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tosh Dickenson Sep 8, 2019. 4 Replies

I'm in the process of rebuilding the front suspension with a kit from Kanter.  The original upper ball joints were tack welded in as is often the norm.The replacement ball joints came with a bracket…Continue

Exhaust manifold: Repair, replace or headers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Sep 14, 2019. 10 Replies

My newly acquired '64 Coupe DeVille suffers from a cracked right side exhaust manifold.It looks like my options are limited to rolling the dice on a used manifold, converting to headers or seeing if…Continue

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Input appreciated on a transmission issue
"Mark  I do second your thoughts on walking away  and sorting a given issue out  I often find myself devising an approach to a given problem just before I wake in the morning  That may be where the thought about—…"
Feb 19
Tosh Dickenson replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Input appreciated on a transmission issue
"Thanks Mark!  I'm feeling really good tonight now that I don't have to rebuild a transmission :D"
Feb 19
Mark S Anderson replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Input appreciated on a transmission issue
"TonyLooks like he got it figured out himself.  Sometimes you just gotta step away and clear your head to see what's right in front of you, I think this is what happened here.  "
Feb 19
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Input appreciated on a transmission issue
"Mark  Looks like your tip about the downshift switch got this gentleman smiling again  Enjoy  looks like your advice about the "
Feb 18
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Input appreciated on a transmission issue
"Tosh Glad it was an easy fix  for you  First I have heard of that switch causing  such trans problems but does reinforce what a great trans the Turbo 400 trans is for the long haul regarding reliability  I kept thinking this has…"
Feb 18
Tosh Dickenson replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Input appreciated on a transmission issue
"Well today was my lucky day.  I came home with a clearer head and found that the transmission kick down switch was stuck in the energized position.  A little penetrating oil freed it up and the car shifts beautifully again.  Whew!"
Feb 18
Mark S Anderson replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Input appreciated on a transmission issue
"Tosh, It's good news that you don't have slippage, and that your fluid is clean.  You've checked the governor and the modulator, and those are two of the first three things that will cause no-upshift conditions.   The…"
Feb 18
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Input appreciated on a transmission issue
"Could be time for a trans shop to trouble shoot the problem as you covered the basics and they  are good  The turbo hydromatic is a very bullet proof trans with very few issues over the many years I am on the site since 2006 I do not…"
Feb 18
Tosh Dickenson replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Input appreciated on a transmission issue
"Oh, it was such a stressful day that I forgot to mention that I had made it about a half mile down the road when I realized there was a problem.  I turned back and it seemed like it was quickly losing forward momentum but not noticeably…"
Feb 17
Tosh Dickenson replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Input appreciated on a transmission issue
"Oops, sorry 1964 Deville with Turbo Hydramatic. The vacuum line is steel and the rubber connector was good although I replaced it just to be safe. Fluid was checked at idle and operating temp."
Feb 17
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Input appreciated on a transmission issue
"What model and year is your Cadillac ? Do you know if you have a Hydromatic or the Turbo 400 trans in your car ? Did you check the trans fluid —at an idle at operating temp? Our trans do not shift if the trans fluid is not topped off  so…"
Feb 17
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Input appreciated on a transmission issue

Finally a sunny day to drive the Caddy into work!Alas when I set off down the road, I realized she wasn't shifting from first to any higher range.  I just drove it on Saturday and it was shifting fine.I checked the fluid level and it was spot on, looked clean and smelled fine.After work I put it on the hoist and first started with the vacuum modulator.  At idle I'm getting about 15 psi of vacuum from the engine to the modulator, under acceleration about 18psi.  I put the vacuum pump on the…See More
Feb 17
Tosh Dickenson replied to Jason Edge's discussion Welcome 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Members
"Thanks Jason!"
Dec 29, 2019
Tosh Dickenson replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion New slippers on the lady and 1" lower
"Thanks for the positive comments!  We love the car!"
Dec 19, 2019
Russ Austin replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion New slippers on the lady and 1" lower
"1 inch lower looks great, and stock too."
Dec 19, 2019
Lambert Ross left a comment for Tosh Dickenson
"Tosh,congrats on the Caddy. There is a lot of help out there. Ruby is now in Buckeye,AZ. We winter here and 5/W up in the NW.  I should have been able to find more time by now, but the list on what to do next is still long. "She" just…"
Dec 19, 2019

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Coupe DeVille
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At 7:54pm on December 19, 2019, Lambert Ross said…

Tosh,congrats on the Caddy. There is a lot of help out there. Ruby is now in Buckeye,AZ. We winter here and 5/W up in the NW.  I should have been able to find more time by now, but the list on what to do next is still long. "She" just left Eugene late last year. 

At 11:57am on September 26, 2019, JOHN V SCHILLACI said…

Hello, I didn't forget about you. I've been very busy and hopefully be able to find it soon. Sorry for  the delay.

At 8:06pm on September 10, 2019, JOHN V SCHILLACI said…

Hello, I will find that manifold by the weekend and take pics to send to you and see if you are still interested.

At 9:10am on August 17, 2019, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.

This site is hosted by the CLC (Cadillac LaSalle Club) 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter. Joining the website is free to everyone, however, you must be a CLC member to join the Chapter. 

- Click on www.join.6364cadillac.com for more information on joining the 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter and the Cadillac LaSalle Club

Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home. The Help Page at www.help.6364cadillac.com will have links to many useful articles and information about our Cadillacs.

 
 
 

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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

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

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spark plugs

Started by Ron Perry in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Ron Perry 17 hours ago. 6 Replies

Gentlemen   I have a 1964 Sedan De Ville with 20 thousand original miles. I am going to replace the spark plugs. What plug would you recommend? I only drive the car a few hundred miles a year and the…Continue

Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

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

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Looking for 63 Convertible / Coupe rear side trim

Posted by Gene McIlroy on January 24, 2020 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

Want to find a good straight dent free rear side trim for my 1963 Convertible.  I have both sides but they do not match.  Wanting to get them to match.  I am attaching a photo of the two trim sided that I have really wanting the squared off trim if I can get it.  Let's see what you have,…

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Posted by Ray Schick on January 21, 2020 at 9:00pm 7 Comments

Got a little cabin fever this morning,decided to take a road trip to Hickory Corners Michigan, The Gilmore Museum. It’s about 2 1/2 hours from my home . Place is awesome,I was really impressed.

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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???

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