Tosh Dickenson
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What gasket or seal at the PCV pipe under intake?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 11 hours ago. 3 Replies

Wonder what kind of seal goes on the metal PCV pipe under the intake?  It looks like the larger part is kind of a press fit into the manifold but maybe there was a rubber gasket under the bolt that…Continue

Need to find a place for coolant temp sensor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan McNarry Mar 24. 19 Replies

Looking to add a digital coolant temp gauge to my 1964 Deville with the 429.  The temp sensor is 3/8 NPT and manufacturer wants it installed in intake or cylinder head in a continuous flow of…Continue

Info needed on disc brake conversions and wheels.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tosh Dickenson Mar 6. 17 Replies

I'm going down the rabbit hole of the front disc brake conversion on my 1964 Deville.It seems to be a given that the kit I'm looking at by CPP  (and other kits as well) do not fit an original stock…Continue

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

 

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Russ Austin replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion What gasket or seal at the PCV pipe under intake?
"The gasket is part of an engine rebuild kit. I have not found it separately yet.  But you can make it. The cork material is very thick.  It may be with the valley pan gasket.   Give Best Gasket a call, they may know."
11 hours ago
Tosh Dickenson replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion What gasket or seal at the PCV pipe under intake?
"Thanks Russ, I'm assuming that's a DIY item?"
yesterday
Russ Austin replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion What gasket or seal at the PCV pipe under intake?
"Cork ring. It is not the best fit, but it does seal."
yesterday
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What gasket or seal at the PCV pipe under intake?

Wonder what kind of seal goes on the metal PCV pipe under the intake?  It looks like the larger part is kind of a press fit into the manifold but maybe there was a rubber gasket under the bolt that holds it down?See More
yesterday
Dan McNarry replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Need to find a place for coolant temp sensor
"Wow, that's quite a family history involving some pretty enviable automobiles. It's nice to know that your son has inherited the family car gene. Who knows how many generations yet to come will drive a succession of Grandpa's cars!…"
Mar 24
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Need to find a place for coolant temp sensor
"Owning Cadillacs was not new to my dad who had  two 52  CDV’s  ( when I was 7 years old ) and a 55 convert ( no A/C ) only used on special family occasions and after high school by me  It was the early 60’s converts…"
Mar 24
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Need to find a place for coolant temp sensor
"Dan  My very favorite body style of all the early 60’s Cadillacs is the 62 especially after owning my 62 convertible for a number of years ( 7 )  That car with A/c fit every  creature comfort need imaginable from being in my…"
Mar 24
Dan McNarry replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Need to find a place for coolant temp sensor
"Tony, Thanks for the kind words. There are tons of guys more skilled than me but I am persistent if nothing else. Yes, I make the replacement control arms.  My car does get a fair bit of attention at shows because it is unique. There is a lot…"
Mar 23
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Need to find a place for coolant temp sensor
"Dan - the Man !  ( if I may )  Your complete redesign of the 429 engine using some of the newest auto technologies available today has me sitting here thinking - this guy has some great  and very amazing stuff going on here  Wish…"
Mar 23
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Need to find a place for coolant temp sensor
"Dan  To say I am impressed by you skills is truly an understatement on my part  You are a very special individual to be doing the work you are on your incredible  ride and I am not easily impressed usually by this stuff but all I can…"
Mar 22
Dan McNarry replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Need to find a place for coolant temp sensor
"Yep, all that crazy stuff came from my feeble mind and hands. I originally built the intake in '03 and made changes to it twice since then. It's steady state now. I also built the headers and the designed the serpentine conversion plate…"
Mar 22
Dan McNarry replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Need to find a place for coolant temp sensor
""but the car is a driving test bed at any given time."  Love it! "
Mar 22
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Need to find a place for coolant temp sensor
"What type of ignition system are you using as I see that has been altered as well ?  Enjoy "
Mar 22
Russ Austin replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Need to find a place for coolant temp sensor
"This is what I used. It was running the electric fan when I was testing out the fans. I dont use electric fans any more, but the car is a driving test bed at any given time. "
Mar 22
Dan McNarry replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Need to find a place for coolant temp sensor
"Tosh, I was thinking of tapping it myself when I chose the location. After drilling the hole I found that the casting was too thin to support enough thread for a leak proof pipe thread. I went to Crane Supply and bought a weld on pipe bung and…"
Mar 21
Tosh Dickenson replied to Tosh Dickenson's discussion Need to find a place for coolant temp sensor
"Thanks Dan, could you have drilled and tapped it in there?  I was thinking about doing that because there seems to be a lot of meat on that water pump crossover. Are you running fuel injection on yours?  What system?"
Mar 21

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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. 

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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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Ordering Polyurethane Replacement Trailing Arm Bushings

Started by Dan McNarry in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Dan McNarry 4 hours ago. 4 Replies

There seems to be growing interest in the poly bushings. In order for me to keep track of who wants bushings, please send me a message along with or in lieu of a reply to either this thread or the…Continue

What gasket or seal at the PCV pipe under intake?

Started by Tosh Dickenson in General Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 11 hours ago. 3 Replies

Wonder what kind of seal goes on the metal PCV pipe under the intake?  It looks like the larger part is kind of a press fit into the manifold but maybe there was a rubber gasket under the bolt that…Continue

1964 Interior AC/Heater Box Removal

Started by Travis in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Travis 21 hours ago. 13 Replies

Newby question here!  I've read through the shop manual and as many threads as I could find on here, but I'm still stumped on exactly how to remove the interior plastic Heater/AC box from my 64 SDV…Continue

Tags: vacuum, mode, door, box, a/c

Drain plug and speedo bullet seal.

Started by Pete Grodem in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin yesterday. 3 Replies

Hello,Sealing  up my 63 Jetaway duel coupling and questioning the drain plug and the speedo bullet, both used an o ring for sealing. This does not seam proper as the o ring gets crushed when…Continue

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How to sensibly deal with the Corona Virus

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on March 14, 2020 at 5:02pm 6 Comments

https://theamericanscholar.org/covid-19-a-primer/

I found this very helpful, written by a knowledgeable authority in public health. 

Remember, Viruses are not spread by Cadillacs so get out and drive!


Safe & Healthy travels. 

Jeff Kinzler

1963 Eldorado convertible boot

Posted by Les Eastling on February 27, 2020 at 10:33am 1 Comment

I need a used convertible boot for a 63 Cadillac convertible - condition or color is not an issue since it will be used as a pattern for making a new one. One from either a 62 series convertible or an Eldorado would work. I know I am searching for hen's teeth here... but you never know unless you ask!

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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