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Shops that work on old cars...or the lack thereof

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Jul 31. 1 Reply

Occasionally discussions come up on this forum about trouble finding shops that will work on old cars. This video is from a shop owner who loves old cars but he very succinctly states why he will no…Continue

Rear Main Seal Oil Leak Fix with Bearing Cap Modification

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Nov 20, 2021. 4 Replies

Many owners have reported oil leaks at the rear main seal even after replacing the seal, myself included. Recently Tony Lentini (aka Tony and Ginny 429) found a Serviceman bulletin published in…Continue

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


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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kurt's discussion Shops that work on old cars...or the lack thereof
"Kurt  Not good to know that we are loosing shops willing to be working on our Cadillacs  It can change  possible ownership conditions for many   Enjoy  Funny that I just saw that video of this same mechanic "
Jul 31
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Shops that work on old cars...or the lack thereof

Occasionally discussions come up on this forum about trouble finding shops that will work on old cars. This video is from a shop owner who loves old cars but he very succinctly states why he will no longer accept them into his shop. This is stuff that probably most of us already know and a big reason I (we) learned how to work on our own cars. Luckily for us, parts & knowledge are very accessible to us because of this site (Thanks all!). Hopefully this sheds some light on the "finding a…See More
Jul 31
Kurt replied to Stefan's discussion New Lifters - Assembly Questions 1963 390 cui
"I have never installed lifters before but do remember reading Jason's experience written in the September 2021 Newsletter. https://app.box.com/s/is1187hwdgd1bk2ycgqdkjlo82yo0ukh"
Jul 26
Larry Rees liked Kurt's discussion Rear Main Seal Oil Leak Fix with Bearing Cap Modification
Jul 19
Kurt replied to Jerry Beckel's discussion 1963 upholstry
"Wow Matti what a coincidence. I had never heard of Lseat until Jerry posted this discussion. I went to their site to see what they had. It's pretty impressive that they offer seat covers for such a wide range of vehicles. The front seats in my…"
Jul 8
Kurt replied to Roland Moser's discussion Spark Plug Wire with Pertronics Ignition?
"If you have black smoke & black plugs you're running too rich. Make sure your choke plate is not stuck closed."
Jul 4
Kurt commented on Jason Edge's video

Jason 1964 CDV - Cornering and Turns Signal LIghts

"Correct. All blinkers are also brake lights. The bottom section will light up white when in reverse. The backup light is directly behind the clear lens. The parking/brake/blinker lights go through a red lens before reflecting through the clear lens.…"
Jun 29
Kurt commented on Jason Edge's video

Jason 1964 CDV - Cornering and Turns Signal LIghts

"Jay, if your car is a 64 or actually any year other than 63 then yes, your tail fin lights should blink. If they don't check the bullbs. I have a 63 and for some dumb reason, Cadillac decided to make the fin lights running lights only that…"
Jun 28
Kurt replied to Jay Waters's discussion 1964 sedan deville 4 door transmission speeds
"As Jason said, a 64 deVille has a 3 speed TH transmission but regardless the final drive ratio is 1:1. Here is another thread discussing RPM.  There is a link to an RPM calculator. Plug in your tire height & gear axle ratio.…"
Jun 28
Kurt replied to Wayne Hellstrom's discussion Paint Codes
"Welcome to the site. Click on the "Help" tab in the header at the top of the page and scroll down to "- Paint Chips for 63 & 64 Cadillacs" There is a Ditzler code listed for trim code 23. Look through all the topics under the…"
Jun 27
Kurt replied to Mike Travers's discussion 63 Coupe De Ville - No Sail Panel Lights
"The de Villes did not have sail panel lights from the factory. Series 62 & Fleetwoods did have sail panel lights. You can look through the 1963 Cadillac Brochure from the "Literature" drop down above. Also look through pictures of…"
Jun 22
Kurt replied to mark zimmerman's discussion 429 upper radiator hose
"Oreilly carries Gates #20492 which appears to be the correct hose. You can Google that part number & find it cheaper as well. "
Jun 15
Kurt replied to Hervey's discussion 63 convertible window
"I believe the window itself is interchangeable (right or left). It depends on how you attach the bottom track which is missing from your window."
Jun 11
Kurt replied to Norm Waters's discussion Which Hole?
"Hi Norm, when I read the title of your post I thought this may be one of those discussions not in the appropriate forum that Jason was just talking about. LOL. Anyway, you are correct, the forward hole was added and the rear is original. Good luck…"
Jun 7
Kurt replied to Lee Martin's discussion Transmission Stalls?
"I had an issue with my car a couple of years ago where it would start fine and run fine until it reached a certain temperature. I first noticed it after getting off the highway. I stopped at a light and the engine died and would not restart. I…"
Jun 6
Kurt replied to Michael Vogler's discussion Seat Leather
"I don't know if they create seat upholstery covers. When I had my seats done in 2006, I ordered leather, vinyl, and fabric from them and had a local upholsterer make the seats. My interior is Rose and it took a couple of tries for them to…"
Jun 4

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


   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.

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Upgrades for the Coupe de Ville

Posted on December 24, 2021 at 6:00pm 4 Comments

At long last I finally have power vent windows! I started collecting the parts 3 years ago. The one thing I could not find until recently is the 6 button driver's switch. Jason finally pulled one in and was more than generous with pricing. Thanks Jason! Installing the vent window motors was the easiest part of the project but many other tasks were spawned by this project.

  1. There is a hole in the door panels where the window crank was. I considered putting a hub cap emblem there…

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.


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…


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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1963/64 Cadillac Chapter August 2022 Newsletter Posted

Started by Jason Edge in Newsletters 20 hours ago. 0 Replies

I have just completed and posted the August 2022, 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Newsletter to our…Continue

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Trivia 24 - Name the Part!

Started by Jason Edge in Trivia. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 7 Replies

OK. It has been while since we had trivia and thought I would throw something at you out of my last Cadmium plating batch. I am always throwing things into these batches, sometimes just for kicks…Continue

‘64 Deville Conv. Interior carpet

Started by Michael Vogler in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Chris Codd on Wednesday. 3 Replies

Gentlemen,As my paint job restoration continues, I am going to replace the carpet and carpet padding.  Does a precut carpet for a Coupe De Ville fit a Convertible?   Any recommendations for a vendor…Continue

Replacement of "door pillar seal" on 1964 deville conv

Started by Nile Bolen in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Tuesday. 13 Replies

the rubber on the underside of the windshield posts (A pillar) on both my drivers and passengers sides are toast, completely disintegrating.  This rubber seals up against the front of the vent window…Continue

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Fuel Pump Failure

Posted by Jon Shields on August 6, 2022 at 6:48am 3 Comments


I'm located in Melbourne, Australia and my 64 sedan de ville is stuck in the garage due to failed mechanical fuel pump. The first after market mechanical fuel pump lasted a few years before it failed & left me stranded 5 hours from home. A hire car and tow got us home. On inspection, I noticed a valve not seated within the housing. I was optimistic, pressed it into place and assumed the pump was good to go. But alas, no. From what I can now determine, the diaphragm pushrod…


Renovation project 1964 Cadillac Deville convertible

Posted by Balachne on May 31, 2022 at 7:00am 3 Comments

Renovation project 1964 Cadillac Deville convertible



To achieve an excellent result of vehicle restoration, it is essential to  manage this task as one manages an industrial project.

To do this we will use a certain formalism of project management and therefore start by defining the need. It is from this that we will deduce the scope, then the time of execution of the…


I was working on my HVAC system this winter and during the process of taking the dash pad off these two parts fell out. Does anyone know what they are and where they go?

Posted by Patrick Westphal on April 12, 2022 at 1:35pm 1 Comment

I was working on my HVAC system this winter and during the process of taking the dash pad off these two parts fell out. Does anyone know what they are and where they go?

1964 Cadillac Coupe DeVille Convertible Speedometer Bulbs

Posted by Russell L Parr on April 1, 2022 at 9:15pm 6 Comments

I need to replace the bulbs for the speedometer cluster in my instrument panel..

Before I open up the dash, I want to have the necessary bulbs on hand.

Can someone help me determine what bulbs I need, the number of bulbs I need,  and where to purchase them?

Your help will be greatly appreciated.


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