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looking for a 429 heat riser and cruise control unit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Jul 6, 2020. 1 Reply

I am looking for a functioning heat riser valve and a cruise control for a 1964 Cadillac.In principle, the heat riser flap does not have to work. It is only important that the spacer / housing is not…Continue

Tags: exhaust, riser, heat, control, cruise

How to change AC compressor shaft seal?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christian Doerk Jul 22, 2020. 17 Replies

My AC compressor is leaking from the groove I marked with the little screwdriver. It is a broken shaft seal, correct? Where can I get a new seal and do I really need the seal remover tool J-9392 for…Continue

1964 Cadillac Service Department (round table program) training on the Guide-Maric and Twilight Sentinel

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 May 17, 2020. 5 Replies

Here is the second and currently also the last film. Digitized 1964 Cadillac Service Department (round table program) training for mechanics on Guide-Maric and Twilight Sentinel.Unfortunately, the…Continue

Tags: youtube, training, guide-matic, sentinel, twilight

1964 Cadillac Service Department (round table program) training for the Cadillac Comfort Control

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 May 12, 2020. 9 Replies

I digitized the 1964 Cadillac Service Department (round table program) training for the Cadillac Comfort Control. Unfortunately, the original film had a violent red cast, which I did not get…Continue

Tags: YouTube, video, training, control, comfort

 

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Doug Scarrow replied to Christian Doerk's discussion looking for a seat belt protector
Dec 19, 2020
Christian Doerk commented on Christian Doerk's event Grand European 2021
"Good News! Registration will start from December 1st, 2020"
Nov 9, 2020
Christian Doerk and Nile Bolen are now friends
Oct 14, 2020
Christian Doerk replied to Christian Doerk's discussion How to change AC compressor shaft seal?
"When the shop filled the system with R134a it was seal.I drove to a meeting with some friends to Austria with the AC on all the time at very warm weather and had a leak at the new shaft seal again. But probably the shop filled too much R134a. As I…"
Jul 22, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Christian Doerk's discussion How to change AC compressor shaft seal?
"Kurt i do hope your hose repair has turned out as well as expected so that when you show it off to your lady friends you get the desired response ( OH what a wonderful looking ——-Cadillac engine bay you have )  I could see it…"
Jul 21, 2020
Kurt replied to Christian Doerk's discussion How to change AC compressor shaft seal?
"I took my hoses to a business that rebuilds hoses.They take the fittings and splice them to new barrier rubber hose. I used my original hoses for years with the A6 compressor running R134a with no issues. I just decided to replace the 56 year old…"
Jul 21, 2020
Kim K Kaiser replied to Christian Doerk's discussion How to change AC compressor shaft seal?
"In additon to my steeering project,, i have been wanting to change the complressor on my 63 as well,, i read aobut those lighter replacemnt compressors.   Mine is the original and at a minimum,  the bearing is locked up,,, i had same…"
Jul 20, 2020
Kurt replied to Christian Doerk's discussion looking for a 429 heat riser and cruise control unit
"Here's an idea for the spacer: I don't know if you have access to a machine shop. Luckily for me, my neighbor is a machinist and made a spacer out of scrap metal when my heat riser cracked. He tried welding the heat riser first but he did…"
Jul 6, 2020
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looking for a 429 heat riser and cruise control unit

I am looking for a functioning heat riser valve and a cruise control for a 1964 Cadillac.In principle, the heat riser flap does not have to work. It is only important that the spacer / housing is not broken or has a crack.Cruise control does not have to work 100% either. The shaft bushings must not be knocked out.Does anyone have something like that lying around?See More
Jul 6, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Christian Doerk's discussion How to change AC compressor shaft seal?
"Kurt STV eliminator kit is the right part to install when using. 134A  —so thank you for that  When the kit cycles the compressor as  It is designed to do (  it reduces compressor wear and affects gas mile in a…"
May 22, 2020
Kurt replied to Christian Doerk's discussion How to change AC compressor shaft seal?
"I did a lot of research when I decided to upgrade my compressor. I have had other cars with A6 compressors in the past that leaked oil from the shaft seal running R12 and mineral oil. My research showed it was a common problem and there is…"
May 22, 2020
Anders replied to Christian Doerk's discussion How to change AC compressor shaft seal?
"TA-Motor is recommending a recharge-kit from Duracool. I was planning to buy a kit and a new drier/accumulator and try it on my car. But now when reading about the leaking compressor I think that would be a waste of money. Guess the best plan of…"
May 22, 2020
Christian Doerk replied to Christian Doerk's discussion How to change AC compressor shaft seal?
"Never heard of it!"
May 22, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Christian Doerk's discussion How to change AC compressor shaft seal?
"Regarding 134A when that might happen  Do you know about the after market part that when added  in will control the evaporated valve to produce the correct pressures with that Freon  and  cycle the compressor on and off ( more…"
May 22, 2020
Kevin Campbell replied to Christian Doerk's discussion How to change AC compressor shaft seal?
"We haven't R12 in Australia for ages now. Three years ago I gassed up on R437A, that's now gone and R413A is the next one and its hard to get now. I think i'm going to end up with R134A when I change the compressor later in the…"
May 22, 2020
Christian Doerk replied to Christian Doerk's discussion How to change AC compressor shaft seal?
"Lucky boy :)"
May 22, 2020

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
28645
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
yes

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correct size of vacuum hose turbo hydramatic

Posted on November 2, 2014 at 5:19pm 2 Comments

I'm pretty sure anybody here knows the correct size of inner diameter of the rubber vacuum hose from the metal vacuum line to the vacuum modulator assembly? Mine is the original one, too old and does have several cracks now. Now the gear is not shifting anymore or let's say at too high rpm.

I don't have my car around me currently. So unfortunately I can't have a look by myself! :(

Looking for a light blue (color code 33) 64' dash

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 4:20pm 2 Comments

A friend is looking for a new dash in good condition for his 1964 Series 62. His has several cracks and tears. It should be in the light blue color (code 33) if possible.

AC compressor ground wiring

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 6:24am 4 Comments

Hey guys,

hope you can help me one more.

I'm wondering how the correct wiring of the AC-compressor ground should be. If you do it like in the original shop manual on page 13-45 (Fig. 13-32, marked red), the compressor does not have any contact to the…

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Where to get some new vacuum tubes?

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 9:01am 6 Comments

Some of my vacuum tubes are getting old and a bit brittle. Where can I get some new with the correct color-lines? Any tips?

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At 5:22pm on May 11, 2019, Tom Bahner said…

My email is tbbahner@aol.com. I can send pics better that way. I have 2 intakes off of 1963 caddy's. I believe 62 to 65 interchange. 

At 10:32am on March 19, 2014, Christian Doerk said…

Thank you Jason!

At 9:30am on March 19, 2014, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the CLC. I will get you added to our Chapter Roster also.  ps...love the background and header here on your personal site. It's is a good reminder that everyone can personalize their page!  Everyone check out Christian's page by clicking on http://6364cadillac.ning.com/profile/Fleetwood60S

 
 
 

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Timing chain help

Started by Cody in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 27 minutes ago. 0 Replies

I have the front of my engine taken apart to replace the timing chain and gears. According to the manual it says to remove the cam gear and chain together then the crank gear.I can’t for the life of…Continue

Chapter Member? Got a 63 or 64 Cadillac for Sale? Let's Run it in the Newsletter!

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 8 hours ago. 4 Replies

One of the new features of recent newsletters is a Member Classified Cars for Sale section.…Continue

vacuum canister

Started by Walt Timmerman in General Discussion. Last reply by Rob Shatsnider 13 hours ago. 15 Replies

what is the vacuum canister for that is behind the drivers front fender?After removing my fender I see its got a hole in the top but nothing is hooked to it and no line is laying there.Any help would…Continue

New Batch of Embroidered Iron-On 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Patches - $4 each

Started by Jason Edge in Chapter Discussion. Last reply by mark zimmerman 18 hours ago. 10 Replies

As noted in our August 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Newsletter:Around 6 years…Continue

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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…

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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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Thank you Kurt re: VIN location

Posted by Robert Pellow on April 19, 2021 at 1:07pm 0 Comments

I just wanted to say a thank you to Kurt for steering me to the tech tips page on V.I.N. locations.  Excellent information.  Thanks a bundle.

Robert Pellow

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