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Cadmium Plated Hood Latch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Apr 30. 1 Reply

I installed Jason's Cadmium plated hood latch assemblies recently. Simple to install, and they look great!…Continue

Body Name Plate: FW Factory Identification and ACC code questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Mar 27. 2 Replies

The help files have excellent information on how to decode the Body Name plate, but I was looking for a bit more information in two areas (See:…Continue

Oil Change Questions

Started Mar 24 0 Replies

It looks like its been over a year or so since the topic oil changes came up. I've got a few questions before I get mine done:1. It looks like high-zinc 10W 30 is recommended. Any thoughts on the…Continue

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Radio Replacement Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ray Schick Feb 28. 7 Replies

I've got a '63 Series 62 convertible with the original factory AM/FM radio and manual power antenna. I am thinking of replacing the radio with something with better sound and more features, and that…Continue

 

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Karl Schwarz commented on Bob Pontius's blog post 63 Trunk detail
"I used mostly Gorilla Glue Spray Adhesive. I also used some 3M spray adhesive (I think #77) that I had half a can of. Both worked fine and gave me time to position and reposition fabrics while also being secure once dry.Also, I reused the backing of…"
May 10
Karl Schwarz commented on Bob Pontius's blog post 63 Trunk detail
"I just redid my trunk. SMS Auto Fabrics sent me a sample of their fabric (about 1 1" square) and it looks essentially identical to the original fabric. I think the cost is $89/yard. It also seems to be directional (meaning it will look weird if…"
May 10
Karl Schwarz replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion Looking for feedback
"I have found that in looking for a classic car that there are a few key things that are very helpful: (1) Patience - The market and prices for classic cars is all over the map as is the availability of any specific vehicle. You can easily spend way…"
May 10
Jason Edge replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion Cadmium Plated Hood Latch
"Karl, Thanks for sharing. I had waited 25 years accumulating parts to go through the cadmium plating process but it was worth it. We are going to have some fantastic looking 63/64 Cadillacs before it is over. I'm still installing cadmium stuff…"
Apr 30
Chris Codd liked Karl Schwarz's discussion Cadmium Plated Hood Latch
Apr 30
Karl Schwarz replied to Michael Vogler's discussion Dash Trunk lid warning light and am/fm radio tell-tale lights
"How hard is it to install the tell-tale bulb for the trunk? I looked through the service manual and could not find any info on how it would normally be wired. If I decided I wanted to install the tell-tale bulb, could I use the exiting mercury…"
Apr 29
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Cadmium Plated Hood Latch

I installed Jason's Cadmium plated hood latch assemblies recently. Simple to install, and they look great!See More
Apr 29
Karl Schwarz replied to Michael Chomout's discussion Compression test
"Out of curiosity, how much MMO do you add to a full tank of gas?"
Apr 9
Steve Williams and Karl Schwarz are now friends
Mar 31
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Mar 30
Jason Edge replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion Body Name Plate: FW Factory Identification and ACC code questions
"I added this addition info to the Body Name Plate and included a 64 body plate with many accessories as another example. I did go thru my 1963 and 1964 Body Plates from the parts cars I have brought in and came up qith the following:  1963: E,…"
Mar 27
Jason Edge replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion Body Name Plate: FW Factory Identification and ACC code questions
"The Body Name Plate only lists optional accessories defined as "body" options, but not other accessories. As an example: my 1964 Coupe de Ville the Build List includes: FVREYDKU, but only KYKV on the Body Name Plate (see pictures of…"
Mar 25
Karl Schwarz posted a discussion

Body Name Plate: FW Factory Identification and ACC code questions

The help files have excellent information on how to decode the Body Name plate, but I was looking for a bit more information in two areas (See: http://6364cadillac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/body-name-plate?id=6543066%3ABlogPost )I'm looking for some more info on the FW (= Fleetwood) Factory Identification code to better understand my 1963 Convertible's history. I think…See More
Mar 25
Karl Schwarz commented on Jason Edge's blog post Body Name Plate - Decoded
"Great info on this post. I'd like to get a bit more info on the FW (= Fleetwood) Factory Identification code to better understand my car's history.I think that the FW means that the car's body was built at the Cadillac Fleetwood…"
Mar 25
Karl Schwarz posted a discussion

Oil Change Questions

It looks like its been over a year or so since the topic oil changes came up. I've got a few questions before I get mine done:1. It looks like high-zinc 10W 30 is recommended. Any thoughts on the Hemmings Classic Car synthetic oil (https://www.hemmings.com/classicoil) or any other recommendations for what oil to use.2. Look like it hold 5 quarts - is that correct?3. Any recommendations of what filter to use?4.…See More
Mar 24
Ray Schick replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion Radio Replacement Questions
"Hello Mike, send me your email address and we can discuss price and stuff , my email is schrym@ aol.com Thanks Mike."
Feb 28

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Series 62 2-Door Convertible
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
32114
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
Yes

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Bad Guage?

Posted on August 26, 2020 at 3:08pm 6 Comments

So I am troubleshooting my fuel gauge issue. I bought a new sender and tested it. It  it goes from 1-ohm (empty) to 35-ohm (full). When I test it (outside the tank), when the float is in the up (full) position it only moves the gauge to about 1/2 full. When at the bottom (empty) position the gauge shows empty. This is the same issue I have when I fill and then use the gas in the tank - the gauge never reads ore than half full. Based on what I've read on this thread it would seem like the…

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At 7:00pm on July 19, 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. 

- Click on www.join.6364cadillac.com for more information on joining the 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter and the Cadillac LaSalle Club

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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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 3 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 8 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 13 hours ago. 10 Replies

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

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63 coupedebille fuel pump issues

Started by Daniel Grande in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Daniel Grande 21 hours ago. 9 Replies

I have a 63 cadillac and I took it to a mechanic for a motor tune up long story short the fuel pump gave out and hes tried twice to order it and he says it didnt fit the original pump is smaller on…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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