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On the Road

Started May 31, 2021 0 Replies

So I’m spending some time visiting my son in Alaska and something sure got my attention, a couple of old Caddies, including a ‘64 of course, prominently displayed to get attention for a roadside…Continue

2021 Parts Liquidation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Osborne Jan 19, 2021. 6 Replies

My car is gone so I have no need for the extra parts I have lying around. I will charge only actual shipping to be determined by buyer's address.More photos of anything available by request. prices…Continue

1963 Bendix Master Cylinder & Booster Core For Sale

Started Dec 8, 2020 0 Replies

I'm clearing out some of the parts I acquired over the years and no longer need. For starters, this is a solid Bendix core but being sold as such and the master cylinder at least will need a…Continue

Edelbrock 1406 Carburetor + Parts For Conversion For Sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Osborne Feb 27, 2021. 17 Replies

Gentlemen,After 31 years I have sold my '63 convertible. Long story short is I got a price I believe was very respectable considering the market right now. That and I am moving on to finish my other…Continue


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Ian Osborne replied to Chris miller's discussion My 6year restoration
"Chris, I remember you posting photos early on and thinking to myself, there surely are better restoration candidates out there. Kudos to you for doing the work and literally saving one from the scrapper. I would think it must be incredibly rewarding…"
Sep 12, 2022
Ian Osborne replied to Jason Edge's discussion Let's Pop the Cork!
"There are ways to replace a missing crankshaft cork. My local Ace hardware actually has a selection of corks in the bits & pieces of the nut & bolt department. I recall repurposing a wine cork way back when I was going for as much…"
May 13, 2022
Ian Osborne commented on Jason Edge's photo

Fuel Rating in USA

"It's actually the exhaust valve seats that are replaced on older engines to be able to run unleaded fuel in an engine that was not designed to do so. An insert is pressed in and a new valve seat cut into it."
Feb 9, 2022
Ian Osborne replied to William Mott's discussion Interior lights
"It looks like you have a '63 convertible. I make and sell reproduction door pull lenses.I sell them on eBay but can sell direct for a few $$ less. https://www.ebay.com/itm/274933958193 The convertible rear quarter lenses are available online.…"
Jan 15, 2022
Ian Osborne replied to Michael Vogler's discussion Cornering Lights - Bulb replacement
"Michael, I know you said you have 12V at the socket but are you now checking it with the headlights on? That's the only time the cornering lamps operate."
Jan 10, 2022
Ian Osborne replied to Michael Vogler's discussion Cornering Lights - Bulb replacement
"Just to add my two cents worth, I bought a set of Craftsman diamond tipped screwdrivers a while back. The tips are rough to grab rather than slip and they work great. They get a bite unlike any other screwdrivers I have and have become my go to…"
Jan 5, 2022
Frank Murch replied to Ian Osborne's discussion Just a Thought
"Actually Cadillac has a solid race history https://www.cadillac.com/world-of-cadillac/racing/heritage Cadillac does not have as much of an aftermarket hot rod history because the cars are expensive.  Ford and Chevy have that cheap go fast…"
Dec 17, 2021
Ian Osborne replied to Tony and Ginny 429's discussion Surprised no feed back on the 65 429 rear crank bearing redesign change Service
"The intake manifold does not have a joint where oil would be present but the valley cover does. I think it's very unlikely enough oil would leak there to actually drip onto the ground though. The oil pressure sensor is right there and a leak…"
Nov 9, 2021
Ian Osborne replied to Jon Peterson's discussion Need 1963 "Boomerang" bumper pieces
"I have a rough one that could be used as a place keeper until a better one is found if that might work for you. For some reason the driver sides are much harder to come by than the passenger side. For years I looked for a real nice example but never…"
Nov 9, 2021
Ian Osborne replied to Matti Roth's discussion Unknown parts quiz Episode 4
"I believe the clips in photo #3 hold the transmission cooler lines that go to the bottom of the radiator."
Sep 13, 2021
Ian Osborne replied to Vincent Lowden's discussion Trunk light.
"I have a bulb socket but no mercury switch."
Aug 17, 2021
Ian Osborne replied to Vincent Lowden's discussion Trunk light.
"Vincent, I may have a complete assembly. I'll check tomorrow and let you know."
Aug 17, 2021
Ian Osborne replied to paul k's discussion My 1963 4 door Cadillac .
"Looks great. Nice job!"
Aug 10, 2021
Ian Osborne replied to Matti Roth's discussion Valve stem seals for 429?
"These kids today, I don't understand a word they say!"
Jun 3, 2021
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On the Road

So I’m spending some time visiting my son in Alaska and something sure got my attention, a couple of old Caddies, including a ‘64 of course, prominently displayed to get attention for a roadside restaurant. I passed them a few times but on the last one I just had to stop and get a couple of photos.  They look like they are pretty content in their retirement but they must get awfully cold in the winter. …See More
May 31, 2021
Ian Osborne replied to SK's discussion 1963 Fire-Frost colors
"Samu, Mixing the old colors with modern paint is done quite easily here. Check this place out: https://www.autocolorlibrary.com I have not used them but they showed up when I searched and it certainly seems like they would be very capable."
Apr 13, 2021
Ian Osborne replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Richester carb gaskets
"I don't see a photo but most rebuild kits are configured to cover multiple applications. You almost always end up with parts you don't need."
Apr 8, 2021
Ian Osborne replied to Robert's discussion Adding Bucket Seats
"I did this conversion on my '63 convertible a few years ago. It's hard to say how much value it adds. If a buyer is looking for bucket seats, I think it would it would reflect in the price. if the buyer is neither here nor there, I think…"
Apr 7, 2021
Ian Osborne replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Water pump & o ring gasket
"I dealt with the same leak when I changed my water pump a few years ago. Rather than using 2 O-rings, I turned a sleeve that fit on the crossover tube fitting and forced the O-ring down into the water pump and it worked great. I think I ended up…"
Apr 7, 2021
Ian Osborne replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Looking forward
"Just make sure that when you install the distributor, you line up the rotor with the piston at the top of the compression stroke."
Mar 24, 2021

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1963 Convertible
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Fuel loss in Carburetor

Posted on December 29, 2018 at 11:24pm 16 Comments

Lately if I haven't started my '63 in four or five days it seems that the carburetor has gone dry. The starter cranks for an extended period of time and the engine doesn't come close to firing. I have resorted to pouring a little fuel into the carb to save the starter and battery. This gets it started and it runs fine. It also starts fine after sitting a short while - a couple hours or so.

The fuel pump is new and there is always fuel in the glass bowl of the fuel filter. This, along…


'63 Bumpers on L.A. Craigslist

Posted on December 8, 2018 at 1:30am 0 Comments

The front lower ends are gone but what's there looks to be in decent condition and a fair price in today's market. I have no connection, just passing it along in case it might work for someone.


Haven't been here for a while and looking for some parts

Posted on March 30, 2013 at 1:06pm 3 Comments


I was a member sometime back when the format was different. I reproduce the door pull courtesy light lenses used in the '63 coupes. I sold a few to members back then and received a few requests for the rear lenses. I would like to start doing those now but need to get a pair of the lamp housings they fit into. If it is alright I would offer them for sale here. I try to sell them at a price that works for both me and the buyer. I am not trying to get rich, just make a…


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At 5:34pm on February 19, 2021, matthew griffin said…

Hi Ian,

I'm definitely interested in the glove box door latch.

At 1:49am on May 9, 2018, Mark Geertsma said…

Hi Ian,

Please send me the pics of the rechromed bezels.


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Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.
Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home.



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Correct rims and drums?

Started by Logan Robb in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Logan Robb 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

As I am collecting items for a brake overhaul, I’ve have come across many posts about the aftermarket drums not being of quality like the originals. I am fairly certain the drums I have are not…Continue

Powder Coated Rims

Started by Logan Robb in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

I have a very reputable blasting and powder coating shop near me, come this winter, I am thinking of getting my wheels power coated in preparation for new tires in the spring. Is this a good idea? I…Continue

Dragging to one side

Started by Sammy in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 yesterday. 9 Replies

Hi there, after a lot of work on my brakes - new cylinder, hardware, shoes, hoses, going back to old drums, the car still drags to one side. Does this for years now, but I hoped to get rid of it…Continue


Started by nick f eisenbarth in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Monday. 11 Replies

Dad passed away in 2020...I inherited his 1963 62 series convertible....it had been sitting since 1997...I put in new gas tank...new fuel filter...had a new head installed with hard valves (to run on…Continue

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Posted by ANGELO MARTINEZ on July 23, 2023 at 10:44pm 3 Comments

  Hope someone can help me to find the harmonic balancer bolt for my 1964 Cadilac Deville 429 engine

in advance, thank you for your help.

Clock ‘64 DeVille

Posted by Matt Vander Hooven on July 23, 2023 at 7:36pm 2 Comments

Is there still a member in the Detroit area that refurbishes clocks?

Matt VH

Spark Plug Heat Range

Posted by Patrick Westphal on July 7, 2023 at 10:00am 3 Comments

I found a diagram that illustrates the main factor in determining a spark plug heat range that I was trying to describe to you during the chapter get together.

Here it is:


The main factor is the length of the ceramic insulator from the middle of the spark plug to the tip (where the spark happens)  

The insulator…


Lower Front End Ball Joints

Posted by Logan Robb on May 11, 2023 at 9:04am 7 Comments

Good Morning all! 

I took the 64 into the shop to have some adjustments completed and in the process decided to have the lower ball joints replaced as was recommended the last time I had it in. I ordered the parts and came into the shop. They quoted me nearly $500 to replace those lower ball joints requiring nearly 4hrs of labor. Now this is a reputable shop and they know me by name here and they will continue to get my business. I am just questioning what on earth is…



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