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Mpg

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Monday. 8 Replies

Hello all. I live in South Florida, yesterday I drove down to islandmorada in the Florida Keys and it took me a half a tank of gas to get there. It took me a quarter of a tank to get back.Any ideas…Continue

1964 AC Video

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe DiIaconi May 19. 6 Replies

Came across this Video put out by the 1964 Cadillac Service Department and it is amazing ! I am constantly leaning something new about my car everyday. And I've had her almost 15 years, since…Continue

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Reinstalling Dash Pad

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Feb 14, 2019. 6 Replies

Anyone have any tips on reinstalling their Dash Pad ? I have a gap between it & the window, am I just not pushing it in hard enough ?Continue

correct connect

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark S Anderson Feb 6, 2019. 5 Replies

looking for 3 of these clips, anyone know where I can find them ?Continue

 

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Mpg
"Doobie Doobie Do —-as Frank would say ! Enjoy - the Joint "
Monday
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Mpg
"Stop bogarting the Doobie !"
Monday
Jason Edge replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Mpg
"I show 107 miles from your address to Islamorada, FL or 214 full trip.  These old gas gauges often drop faster from Full to 1/2 tank or less, but disregarding "that" discrepancy, if you truly used 3/4 tank of gas you used about 19.5…"
Aug 1
Russ Austin replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Mpg
"Wow Kev, I hope thats the Hooker headers school the las is going through. Learning how to build an engine is a good skill. "
Aug 1
Anders replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Mpg
"Im thinking the numbers have been mixed up. When going down (downhill) less fuel was of course used. Basically you should have been freewheling down not using any fuel at all. That was your mistake. Still trying to work out why Kevin has not fallen…"
Aug 1
Kevin Campbell replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Mpg
"I had a solid look at this and it turns out, going there, you were going against the earths natural spinning motion, so in fact, when you slow down, you think you're going 30mph, but really, you are going backwards. On the way home, you…"
Jul 31
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Mpg
"Hey Joe  Nice picture of you and the lady — looking good ! Best guess  is the fuel gauge is not working as well as it might  as Russ is suggesting  I would watch it for a bit to see if you see a pattern as to how the gauge…"
Jul 30
Russ Austin replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion Mpg
"Gauge out of alignment, or you drove there in headwinds? "
Jul 30
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Mpg

Hello all. I live in South Florida, yesterday I drove down to islandmorada in the Florida Keys and it took me a half a tank of gas to get there. It took me a quarter of a tank to get back.Any ideas why?See More
Jul 30
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion 1964 AC Video
"Yes Tony it's amazing what such a small bit of information can do"
May 19
Joe DiIaconi replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion 1964 AC Video
"Funny that almost every seat in the car has an ashtray and a lighter."
May 19
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion 1964 AC Video
"Joe D   Why don’t you add your car to the — Car Galley  in the Header If you like "
May 17
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion 1964 AC Video
"Hey Joe D  Sounds like the cars AC is keeping you very comfortable these days and  what a very nice thing that is  Enjoy and stay safe "
May 17
Jason Edge replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion 1964 AC Video
"Chapter Member, Christian Doerk had posted here on the site back on May 12 at This Link."
May 17
Tosh Dickenson replied to Joe DiIaconi's discussion 1964 AC Video
"Great find, thanks for sharing!  Loved the part about "If several people are smoking in the car...." that took me back to my childhood lol!"
May 17
Joe DiIaconi posted a discussion

1964 AC Video

Came across this Video put out by the 1964 Cadillac Service Department and it is amazing ! I am constantly leaning something new about my car everyday. And I've had her almost 15 years, since 09/06/2005.   I never knew the vents were suppose to face up, what a difference it makes in how the AC cools the car !                                                        …See More
May 17

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 coupe deville
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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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is there a body manual?

Started by john kilbourne in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 7 minutes ago. 1 Reply

I have an original shop manual for the 64 deville. Is there a separate printed body manual?Continue

wanted, '64 tilt turn signal switch WITH cornering contacts.

Started by john kilbourne in Wanted to Buy 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

I have the regulra one.Continue

Convertible Top Pump Leak

Started by Lee Martin in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Mark S Anderson 2 hours ago. 8 Replies

Does anyone have experience with leaky pump or connections to pump?  I have a slow one and it's driving me crazy trying to see where the fluid is coming out.  It is definitely from the pump area (not…Continue

Fuel gauge access

Started by Tosh Dickenson in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tosh Dickenson 3 hours ago. 14 Replies

Do I really have to remove the dash pad to access the back of the instrument panel..specifically the fuel gauge.  1964 DevilleContinue

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63 Caddy Horn

Posted by Robert Alan Shannon on May 27, 2020 at 9:25am 10 Comments

 Just noticed a 1963  Caddy trumpet horn on Ebay. No part # given but some of his other items are 1963 specific, just throwin this out there, I have no connection to this listing .

Wiring connection help.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 24, 2020 at 9:15pm 2 Comments

Can someone help me figure where these connections go? I have a 64 60 special if it matters.…



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Wood grain finally done.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 20, 2020 at 4:57pm 3 Comments

After years of wanting to, I finally redid my wood dash paneling on my 64 60s. Not too hard to do either.…

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390 engine replacement needed

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I’m looking for a 1963 Cadillac 390 engine that runs. 

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