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Body By Fisher: More Than A Carriage On A Doorsill

Started Sep 1, 2020 0 Replies

Here's a great article which includes 3 videos about Fisher Body. Cadillac is well represented throughout.…Continue

The often misunderstood 1963 Cadillac right front ashtray

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge May 12, 2020. 10 Replies

I did a little tutorial on the 63 right front ashtray.I saw in Jason's latest video where he mentions this as a bad design. From my experience, it's not a bad mechanical design but rather it's not an…Continue

How Cadillac advertised its “Standard of the World” wares in the 1960s

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Mar 1, 2020. 2 Replies

These ads bring me back to my childhood. When visiting my grandparents, I remember looking through their back issues of National Geographic and seeing these fantastic Cadillac ads and then sitting in…Continue

WTB 6 button power window switch and switch plate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Fares Jan 6, 2020. 1 Reply

I'm looking for a 6 button power window switch and switch plate for my 63 Coupe Deville. It would come from an Eldorado or another 2 door model that has optional power vent windows. If you have these…Continue

 

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Kurt replied to Pete Grodem's discussion RPM at 70
"Seems about right according to the RPM calculator. https://www.crawlpedia.com/rpm_gear_calculator.htm"
Monday
Kurt replied to Joseph Pagliuca's discussion 1964 Eldorado Convertible stalls while driving.
"I had a similar problem a few years ago. In my case it turned out to be the ignition switch. From what you describe it sounds like an electrical problem. Check ignition wiring. connections, components, battery cables, grounds,  etc."
Jun 9
Kurt replied to Jason Edge's discussion Coming in with Parts Car #55!
"I'm hoping it has power vent windows....."
Jun 7
Kurt replied to Bob Pontius's discussion 63 Fleetwood trunk letters
May 24
Kurt replied to Tommi Nurmi's discussion Power windows and seat stop working
"Check for broken wires in the door jamb. This is a common problem since the wires flex every time the door is opened. After 57 years they can break. It is easy to remove the rubber boot and check."
May 23
Kurt replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion A car that I am going to New York to look at
"Hi Patrick, just curious about what happened with this car. My "Hagerty News" email has a useful article that reminded me of your…"
May 22
Kurt replied to Lee Martin's discussion Help! 1963 Shifter Bezel and Lens Removal Problem
"There is a pic in the Help section of the AC control. From what I can see, to remove the lens/bezel my guess is that pop the clips (red arrows), with both levers in the middle (Off position) pull lens out sightly and rotate 45 degrees. the slot will…"
May 18
Kurt commented on Kurt's photo
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"Thanks Tony. I was at a car meet last week and a photographer with an actual film camera captured that picture at night and sent it to me yesterday."
May 18
Kurt replied to Lee Martin's discussion Help! 1963 Shifter Bezel and Lens Removal Problem
"Yes Lee, glad you persevered. We've all started projects on these cars that we wish we hadn't when things aren't going smoothly. For me that only makes victory sweeter. Now every time you look at your shift needle through that clear…"
May 18
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Kurt's photo
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"Kurt  Looking very very nice my friend  Enjoy "
May 18
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May 18
Kurt replied to Jason Edge's discussion June Newsletter Teaser
"Looks like a 1963 Fleetwood 60 Special to me."
May 13
Kurt replied to MIKE's discussion 63/64 Clock repair
"This place repairs/converts clocks AND sells do-it-yourself kits. I bought a quartz conversion kit for my Trans Am and installed it 4 years ago. It was fairly easy to install and still works great. They even sell new original electromechanical…"
May 7
Kurt replied to Cody's discussion Power window speed and adjustments
"What is the condition of the window channels that hold the glass? They have a felt padding that wears out. This will cause a loose fit and faster than normal opening and closing. The rubber stop is on the front vent window frame so probably not…"
May 5
Kurt replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion Looking for feedback
"The ad is still up. They might be waiting for that eager buyer who doesn't ask questions."
May 5
Kurt replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion Looking for feedback
"It looks ok but no hi-res photos are provided. When you click on the magnifying glass another photo practically the same size pops up. The car has A/C vents but does not have Climate Control in the dash. This indicates the car was possible cobbled…"
May 4

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Coupe deVille
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
Yes
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
Yes

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At 10:47am on April 17, 2020, Kenneth M Karrer said…

Kurt,

   Yes, I was really bummed about the GN cancellation.  I was looking forward to getting together with the usual folks and the 63-64 guys and taking the 63 and my 32 to show.  The annual Keels and Wheels Concours was also postponed from May until October.  My 1932 All Weather Phaeton was invited to that one.  I've attached a couple of pictures of both cars.  The 63 has only 34k miles and would have been entered in the Primary and Preservation Classes. The 63 is  triple green (basildon).  Hope to see you soon.

Take care,

Ken Karrer

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At 7:51am on November 12, 2012, Jason Edge said…

Your page looks fantastic. The Caddy looks really nice up top

At 7:22am on August 12, 2012, Carsten C. said…

Hi Kurt, to tell the truth it's not Elmshorn, it's Neuendorf where I come from. This is exact half the way between Elmshorn and Glückstadt. But there are houndreds of Neuendorf in Germany so I decided to say Elmshorn as there is only one in Germany. If you are ever here again you're welcome.

At 5:53pm on August 10, 2012, Jason Edge said…
Hi Kurt,
Good to see you on the new site.
Jason

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Dustless blaster

Posted on October 30, 2018 at 12:23am 1 Comment

Here's something cool I stumbled across on Youtube. Pretty cool. It's like a power washer with sand.

https://youtu.be/YQ7CFGIP4uk

Food Cruise

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 1:39am 2 Comments

A group of my car buddies & I go on a monthly food cruise, sometimes breakfast, lunch or dinner. Last Saturday we took a 40 mile cruise down country roads from Austin TX to Salado TX. We went to a shop there called City Garage that specializes in Lincolns & had lunch afterwards at a good burger joint in Salado. We've been lucky this winter with beautiful weather for the most part with just a few cold rainy days in between. Here's a little video I put together from the cruise. It's a…

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Pics from Cadillac show yesterday

Posted on May 12, 2013 at 11:51am 0 Comments

Our local CLC chapter had their annual show at Covert Cadillac in Austin TX yesterday.

There is an interesting story on the 61 limo. A man wanted to purchase a car for some nuns. They reluctantly agreed but insisted that it be bare bones with no radio or air conditioning. When the 61 series 75 showed up of course even without a radio or a/c it was way too ostentatious. The nuns tried to return it to the dealer but they said they could not sell it because it didn't have a/c. So most…
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Hardtails Bar & Grill

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 1:12pm 0 Comments

I went to the annual Lincoln show in Salado TX on Saturday. Yes, I have friends on the dark side. LOL. I brought my 63 CDV of course. There was also a pristine 67 Eldo, & a 89 Allante in the spectator lot so Cadillac was well represented. On the way home we stopped at Hardtails Bar & Grill in Georgetown TX http://www.hardtailsbarandgrill.com/index.html and there crashing through the wall is a full sized front end from a 64…

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Very sensitive brakes.

Started by Phil in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 49 minutes ago. 19 Replies

Hey everyone,  how sensitive should the power brakes be?  I have just rebuilt the power booster and  replaced the master cylinder. The pedal doesn’t have any resistance so I have to be very gentle so…Continue

Carpet install

Started by Pete Grodem in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

simple question, Does the carpet go under the seat mounts and bolted down with the seat? My original carpet was cut to go around the seat mounts looks like a hack job. Same with the steering column,…Continue

Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 1 hour ago. 247 Replies

I have posted a few Misc items over on my Classic Cadillac Parts Facebook page at…Continue

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New Batch of Embroidered Iron-On 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Patches - $4 each

Started by Jason Edge in Chapter Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 17 hours ago. 8 Replies

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

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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

V.I.N. where?

Posted by Robert Pellow on April 18, 2021 at 1:41pm 6 Comments

Where can I find the V.I.N. on a 63 convertible?  The usual space at the base of the interior windshield on the driver's side has been decimated by weather.

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