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Parts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Mar 6. 1 Reply

jcaparts.com lot's of partsContinue

AC Dash controller

Started Feb 14 0 Replies

Hello ! This morning I pulled my AC dash controller out, I didn't take a picture of the wire connections like a dope. Do any of you have a picture from the top with the wires connected ?Continue

Car won't idle update

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe DiIaconi Dec 28, 2020. 10 Replies

Well fellas it turns out on the backside of the intake manifold there was a machined threaded hole that I did not remove anything from when I removed the intake manifold from the car. After removing…Continue

Car won't idle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Dec 23, 2020. 13 Replies

Hello there cats and kittens. I replaced my intake manifold gaskets on Saturday and now the car won't idle. It will start and run for the amount of fuel that I pump into it from the accelerator, or…Continue

 

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Parts
"Joe D Thanks for that great info  Amazing assortment of hard to find parts and connectors etc  If you email Jason he will add it to the part suppliers list in the header  Enjoy "
Mar 6
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Mar 6
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Fuse Panel - 64

"Does anyone else have a picture of the backside of the fuse panel without the cardboard blocking The View?"
Mar 3
Joe DiIaconi commented on Jason Edge's photo
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Fuse Panel - 64

"Thank you, now you have one without the cardboard?"
Mar 3
Joe DiIaconi commented on Jason Edge's photo
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Fuse Panel - 64

"Does anyone have a picture of the backside of this?"
Mar 3
Joe DiIaconi posted a discussion

AC Dash controller

Hello ! This morning I pulled my AC dash controller out, I didn't take a picture of the wire connections like a dope. Do any of you have a picture from the top with the wires connected ?See More
Feb 14
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle update
"I didn't think to do that. But I will take a look and see if I have any pictures that would show that area. But I'm pretty doubtful."
Dec 28, 2020
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle update
"Thank you Tony as you can imagine I am quite pleased."
Dec 28, 2020
Jason Edge replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle update
"I've pulled in more than one CA 1966 intakes with a plug like that. There ya go! It would be curious to see what you had in there before?.... piece of cork, cousin Vinnie's cut-off middle finger, or someone's pork sausage! Didja ever…"
Dec 26, 2020
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle update
Dec 26, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle update
"Joe D  That is one hell of an  interesting story and  big surprise for sure  Very glad you solved this unusual problem  about  a 66 manifold having this additional  hole  Glad the car is back to running as it…"
Dec 25, 2020
Kurt replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle update
"I guess whatever plugged the hole fell out when you were working on the intake. Hopefully it is outside the manifold instead of inside."
Dec 25, 2020
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle update
"Wow That is one beautiful engine bay !"
Dec 25, 2020
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle update
"I can't believe the car has been running without it all these years."
Dec 25, 2020
Jason Edge replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle update
"1966 California Cadillacs came with the Air Injection Reactor (A.I.R. System) to help reduce emmisions. This required an air pump, and about an dozen other parts that interfaced with the carb, air cleaner, cylinder heads. etc. This required modified…"
Dec 25, 2020
Mark S Anderson replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Car won't idle update
"I have a few 66 cars, and no hole there.  plug it.  "
Dec 25, 2020

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 coupe deville
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
No
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
no

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1964 Cadillac AC with a 7 port Vacuum control valve

Posted on August 24, 2017 at 3:00am 28 Comments

Is anyone having the same problem I'm having ? In park with AC on no vacuum at the fast idle diaphragm, ( so the fast idle diaphragm is out and bumping up the idle) when I put it in drive I'm getting vacuum there. So in park with the AC on the engine is idling at 900 RPM's put in drive it drops down to 450 600 ish. So when your sitting at a red light it feels like the engine is starving for fuel not to mention it's running hotter than it should.…

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Can't sleep thinking about my car, am I alone in this ?

Posted on August 23, 2017 at 3:23am 20 Comments

I have had my 64 13 years and I think I might be on the right track to fixing my AC. I think I might have the vaccum lines going to the check valve before the neutral safety switch at the bottom of the steering column in the wrong configuration and Im not sure where the black line going from the power servo rotary valve number 6 vacuum line is going.

rear end bushing

Posted on August 7, 2015 at 5:47am 5 Comments

Can anyone tell me the name and or parts number of the bushing at the top of the pumpkin ( rear differential ) ?

Rear shocks

Posted on June 28, 2015 at 3:37pm 8 Comments

Just bought some rear shocks from Rock Auto, going to install them, any advice ?

I did install my front ones last year.

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At 1:33am on March 19, 2016, Joe DiIaconi said…

Your welcome, glad I could help.

At 11:28pm on March 18, 2016, Dusty said…
Hey joe got my heater and air fixated thank you for you're time
At 11:58pm on March 12, 2016, Dusty said…
Hey joe thank you for feed back on my heater problem steal trying to find out what size vacoum hose coming from my transducer to my power servo
At 5:01pm on August 6, 2014, Chris Codd said…

Haha yeah, I've heard that is the holy grail of AC repair manuals. I'll need it when I replace everything. 

At 4:49pm on August 6, 2014, Joe DiIaconi said…

If you decide to take it on again you should get the AC BOOK FOR DUMMY'S for Cadillac Tim        $45 bucks & you will not end up Bald like me :)

At 4:41pm on August 6, 2014, Chris Codd said…

Hey Joe, I did have the AC working for a short time and it was ICE COLD. The car must have not been checked for freon leaks, because a short time after I paid a pretty penny for the R12 freon recharge, it all must have leaked out. Before I had the chance to really go through and try it all again the compressor froze up and most likely wrecked every other component connected. So I put repairing the AC on the backburner for awhile. The best advice I can give you is try recharging the AC, check THOROUGHLY for leaks, and pray. 

At 10:31am on October 20, 2013, Joe DiIaconi said…

To be honest I told myself I wouldn't contact him until he calls me & I haven't. He has been doing a grate job and I know I'm lucky to have found him. I have given him 2 other $10,000 paint jobs for cars of friends of mine so I know he wants to get mine done & right ( I hope & pray)  Here is a picture of the truck he painted,I saw it at the the car show which is how I got to meet him.

At 9:41am on October 20, 2013, Tony and Ginny 429 said…
Joe
Tha car is comming along real nice
Many of us would love to be doing the same
All due respect, do keep in touch with the shop on a regular basis , so you keep them on there toes and moving along
It just seems that is necessary when getting most things done correctly
Just my 2 cents
At 8:09am on October 12, 2013, Jason Edge said…

A wise lady you have there indeed!

At 7:51am on October 12, 2013, Joe DiIaconi said…

Thank you Jason, it's funny my ex girl friend told me once, if you have to put $250 into your Caddy you don't blink an eye, but if you have to put free air in the tires of your truck you get annoyed  

 
 
 

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63 Hydra-Matic won't shift out of first

Started by Norm Waters in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 2 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hello everyone. I had a perfectly good shifting Hydra-Matic transmission until I elected to fix the leak at the dip stick tube. I just did a quick seal with gasket maker since my current tube is…Continue

Rear brake lock up when cold

Started by Cliff Johnston in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi everyone, ever since getting the car back on the road, the rear brakes grab when they are cold and I’m moving at slow speed.  Once I get along the road and stop they are fine. I see some posts…Continue

Vacuum advance

Started by Thomas Yarri in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Thomas Yarri 14 hours ago. 4 Replies

Good afternoon to all my fellow Cadillac owners! I have a question about the vacuum advance on my car. The car is a 64 without a/c and a Rochester carburetor. I noticed that I have vacuum at the port…Continue

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1963 series 62 convertible transmission issue

Posted by Matthew VanDeWater on June 22, 2021 at 3:03pm 1 Comment

Hello I've been restoring a 63 for way to many years. Down to almost done, but have issue with trans linkage, when column in park shift rod 2 inches short. everything original. been trying to find picture of manual rod hooked up from under car to see position of linkage. was wondering if anybody has access for pictures. I wanted to see if my manual linkage is bent  wrong out of the trans if somebody dropped the trans or something. Doesn't make sense why it doesn't work. Thanks for any input…

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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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