Karl Schwarz
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Head Gasket / Engine Rebuild question

Started this discussion. Last reply by 3gk350qap28u3 May 15, 2023. 1 Reply

I had my '63 Series 62 convertible in for some other work and they noted the coolant was low and the driver's side of the engine was running hotter than the passenger's side. They pulled the plugs…Continue

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Transmision Troubles

Started this discussion. Last reply by 3gk350qap28u3 Jul 1, 2022. 1 Reply

HELP! I've got a 1963 Series 62 convertible with about 140,000 miles on it. I developed a trans leak . I took it to the shop I use that specializes in classic cars, but they are less familiar with…Continue

Car of the Date

Started this discussion. Last reply by 0bs08u1yjf40z Feb 28, 2022. 1 Reply

Since there are lots of car fans here, I thought I'd share a Facebook group I've been running the past few months. It is called Car of the Date. Everyday I feature a car (or other…Continue

Wiper Blades for a '63?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Sep 28, 2021. 5 Replies

Is there anything special about the wiper blades I should use on my '63 Series 62 convertible? I have the original arms with the original blade brackets. I got Anco N-18R blades that should fit. I…Continue

 

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Bill Wolf replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion Color Wiring Diagram - 1963 Series 62 Convertible, AC, AM/FM. Power WIndows, Power Seats
"Karl, that is an awesome schematic. I bought the shop manual and scanned the schematic into a PDF file and am using a PDF program to color it, but it only has limited colors. What program did you use to create your schematic?"
Oct 31, 2023
keith price replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion Color Wiring Diagram - 1963 Series 62 Convertible, AC, AM/FM. Power WIndows, Power Seats
"would this be close to a 2 door hardtop? all but a few extra wires for the top?  Or does anyone have one for a series 62 64"
Oct 23, 2023
Karl Schwarz posted a discussion

Head Gasket / Engine Rebuild question

I had my '63 Series 62 convertible in for some other work and they noted the coolant was low and the driver's side of the engine was running hotter than the passenger's side. They pulled the plugs and one showed signs of being fouled with coolant.I know this is a slippery slope, but wanted to get a sense of how much typically costs for a head gasket replacement, and if necessary, what an engine rebuild typically costs (I know it can be a broad range). It's the original engine with just under…See More
May 15, 2023
Karl Schwarz posted a discussion

Transmision Troubles

HELP! I've got a 1963 Series 62 convertible with about 140,000 miles on it. I developed a trans leak . I took it to the shop I use that specializes in classic cars, but they are less familiar with this transmission. They indicate it is relatively rare (few cars, few years). They are going to engage a transmission shop to take a look at it and do any repairs. They are concerned about getting parts for it, and that if they break into it and it needs more than just simple repairs and asked if I'd…See More
Jul 1, 2022
Karl Schwarz posted a discussion

Car of the Date

Since there are lots of car fans here, I thought I'd share a Facebook group I've been running the past few months. It is called Car of the Date. Everyday I feature a car (or other transportation-related item) with a name related to today's date. If you are on FB and think you'd like it, check it out at https://www.facebook.com/groups/598097571482919 See More
Feb 22, 2022
Karl Schwarz replied to Michael Vogler's discussion Cornering Lights - Bulb replacement
"Also $10 for 2 bulbs, $22 for 10 bulbs."
Jan 5, 2022
Karl Schwarz replied to Michael Vogler's discussion Cornering Lights - Bulb replacement
"I got them on Amazon.I've replaced a bunch of bulbs with LEDs in the past few years, but I think these are the ones I used here: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07M6M7MMT/I used these same bulbs in a few places on the car. Including…"
Jan 5, 2022
Karl Schwarz replied to Michael Vogler's discussion Cornering Lights - Bulb replacement
"In case it helps, you can see some photos of when I replaced my cornering light bulbs with LEDs here: https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=8381066%40N05&sort=date-taken-desc&view_all=1&text=cornering%20Cadillac"
Jan 4, 2022
Karl Schwarz replied to Frank Murch's discussion 63 right bumper end, sway bar
"I'd be interested. I'll message you."
Dec 13, 2021
Jason Edge replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion Wiper Blades for a '63?
"Karl, I have replied to your emails with no return reply. You asked for 2 sets of these in one email and I indicated 2 sets (4 blades) with shipping to US destinations would be $30. If not getting my emails check your spam folder. You can also…"
Sep 28, 2021
classic cruiser replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion Wiper Blades for a '63?
"I believe the “N” refills were the narrow width refills, mainly for import cars in the 80’s back then.  The “U” refills were the standard American width at that time."
Sep 28, 2021
Jason Edge replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion Wiper Blades for a '63?
"I have been using and selling Anco U-18R refills for about 15 years and sell for $10 a set.  I currently have about 8 sets. You may be able to find them fir less but feel that is a fair price. If interested email me at jasonedge@nc.rr.com "
Sep 21, 2021
Chris Codd replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion Wiper Blades for a '63?
"Russ here on the forums has a stash of them. He should be able to help you out. "
Sep 21, 2021
Karl Schwarz posted a discussion

Wiper Blades for a '63?

Is there anything special about the wiper blades I should use on my '63 Series 62 convertible? I have the original arms with the original blade brackets. I got Anco N-18R blades that should fit. I installed them on the arms. but they seemed loose, so I took apart the old blades and moved the rubber from the Anco blade to the metal spine in the prior blade. It's still not great. Given there don't seem to be any prior threads on this topic I suspect I am making tis wiper blade replacement harder…See More
Sep 21, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021

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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 Membership Number? (Must be a member to Join Chapter & Website)
32114
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
Yes

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Bad Guage?

Posted on August 26, 2020 at 3:08pm 2 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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ON THE ROAD FROM NC TO KANSAS AND BACK AUG 24 - SEPT 4 ... CAN DELIVER LARGE ITEMS!

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I have my itinerary set for my trip to Witchita, Kansas with Et2Brute (my…Continue

64 Replacing dash illumination lights-how much has to come out to get to all of them?

Started by Norman Silverman in General Discussion. Last reply by Logan Robb on Wednesday. 9 Replies

Hello AllI have taken off my dash top and started replacing dash bulbs with LED's for greater visibility. Some questions:1) To replace the Gauge bulb it looks like easier access is had by removing…Continue

At the 2024 Grand National - Frank & Donna Napkora's 1963 Coupe de Ville

Started by Jason Edge in General Discussion. Last reply by Dennis P. DiBari Jul 10. 1 Reply

Here is our 7th look back at 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter member Cadillacs at the 2024 CLC Grand National in Gettysburg - FRANK & DONNA NAPKORA'S 1963 COUPE DE VILLE.Charter Chapter Members Frank…Continue

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I'm looking to freshen up a few thing on the 429, and am looking for sources of the timing cover.  I.m new to the Cadillac world and have found that the Cadillac King sells a refurbished timing…Continue

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Loud air moving sound within carb with cleaner removed

Posted by Dave Fehrle on March 23, 2024 at 3:23pm 8 Comments

While checking my Carter carb with engine running, I took the air cleaner off and there was a very loud hissing sound of air. I placed a piece of paper over the carb and it didn’t move up or down, is this normal?

Vintage Air AC

Posted by Chase on March 21, 2024 at 5:55am 0 Comments

Hey everyone, has anybody done a Vintage Air AC/Heat setup in their car? I want to bypass the old vacuum setup and go with a Vintage Air Gen 2 model. Before I get started, does anyone have any experience with this? (Which model to go with, do’s and dont’s, etc.) It looks pretty involved. Any and all info/pics would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

accumulator dryer

Posted by CHRIS CARLSON on December 6, 2023 at 10:54am 0 Comments

Who rebuilds original AC  accumulator dryers for 1964 Cadillac? I have been on Classic auto air in Tampa FL wait list for over a year ,  There is one on Old air products web site that looks very similar to the original # 21-4214A but states it fits 1962 Gm cars, The one recommended for a 1964 Cadillac is half the length 21-4215A    What  is everyone using ? I would prefer to be as original as possible. Thanks

'63 Eldorado trumpet horn + 2 standard horns restoration

Posted by Les Eastling on November 15, 2023 at 10:34am 1 Comment

My son, unbeknownst to me, had all three of the horns on our 1963 Eldorado completely restored. We had recently added the Eldorado trumpet horn to the two standard horns and the sound was not very good... we had heard good ones so we knew something was not right... but there was not much we could do to get better sound from the 3 horns. 

There is a restoration service called The Horn Works who my son…

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