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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, 2022. 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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Kurt commented on Jason Edge's blog post Trunk Compartment
"The torque rods assist in lifting the trunk just like hood springs do with the hood. Without the assist it would be heavy to lift open & slam shut as soon as you let go. You can adjust the rods to provide more or less force as necessary.…"
Kurt replied to Terry Lange's discussion 4 window vs. 6 window sedan
"I saw this in the newsletter Jason recently posted. The fixed position rear quarter windows are the 2 additional windows ."
Jan 22
Kurt replied to Terry Lange's discussion 4 window vs. 6 window sedan
"Hmm, good question. My guess is that the stationary windows in the rear are considered "windows" and vent windows are not. Fleetwood 60 Specials actually have vent windows in the rear but that model is not a "6 window…"
Jan 21
Kurt replied to Ray's discussion Headlights
"No problem. Actually the thanks goes to member Karl Schwarz for creating that wiring diagram. To answer your question, it looks like if the circuit breaker trips, you will have zero lights including the high beam indicator since it says it…"
Jan 3
Kurt replied to Ray's discussion Headlights
"There a much better wiring diagram in the Help section https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/5731367468?profile=original"
Jan 2
Kurt replied to Larry Rees's discussion rear fender writing
"The 65 -70 deVille convertible went to a capital "D" on DeVille but as mentioned, yours is correct for 64."
Dec 29, 2022
Kurt replied to MBZ Diesel's discussion no dash/cluster lights
"As you probably know, the dash lights are on a dimmer controlled by turning the headlight switch knob. Make sure the knob is not turned all the way to the right. If that's not the problem, a bad headlight switch is one possibility. Also check…"
Dec 29, 2022
Kurt replied to Michael Vogler's discussion Fiberglass under hood???
"You can duct tape it in the meantime. I understand your concern about your new paint. Personally I drove my car for years with no hood insulation, even after I got my car painted and the heat was not excessive enough to damage the paint. I think the…"
Dec 7, 2022
Kurt replied to Michael Vogler's discussion Fiberglass under hood???
"If you Google "1964 Cadillac hood insulation" several suppliers pop up. I bought mine so long ago, I don't remember where I got it. You will also find several discussions online as to which side goes down. I remember researching that…"
Dec 7, 2022
Kurt replied to Michael Vogler's discussion Fiberglass under hood???
"Michael, this insulation was installed upside down. That is the backing tearing off & hanging down. You will have to remove it all, clean the mounting surface and install new insulation with the fabric side glued to the hood. Some cars (like my…"
Dec 7, 2022
Kurt replied to Jersey's discussion Seized engine...
"I you can't pull it out by hand, this tool will work  : )"
Dec 6, 2022
Kurt replied to Tony and Ginny 429's discussion Cadillac style
"Matti, which one is you on the album cover? Hopefully not the one not showing his face : )"
Dec 1, 2022
Kurt replied to Tony and Ginny 429's discussion Cadillac style
"Make sure it's not muted & check the volume slider on the lower left of the YouTube window. If that doesn't work, might be time for a reboot."
Nov 30, 2022
Kurt replied to Tony and Ginny 429's discussion Cadillac style
"A YouTube link usually works https://youtu.be/jclj8ZTOLco"
Nov 30, 2022
Kurt replied to DAN SPURR's discussion Factory carpet material
"Scroll through the Help tab to "- Carpets Used in 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs ""
Nov 26, 2022
Kurt replied to Dano D's discussion 63-64 Impala roof also used on the Cadillac?
"I posted this article in another discussion which mentions that they "put the Chevrolet four-door hardtop roof on the Coupe de Ville". It doesn't mention anything about the 4 door though. That's the only reference to the Chevy…"
Nov 19, 2022

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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.

Kurt's Blog

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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Ac compressor cleaning, 1964 deVille convertible

Started by Tim Broyan in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Tim Broyan 35 minutes ago. 2 Replies

I've replaced-repaired, cleaned and tested the complete system so I'm confident that everything will work as new. I vacuum tested the system first to see first if the installed system had any leaks.…Continue

Replacement seat cover kits.

Started by Peter Greenway in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Peter Greenway 9 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hello, I have a 63 4-door sedan and want to replace all the seat covers on the front bench and rear seats. Can anyone recommend the best place to buy the complete seat kits (already stitched up)…Continue

Front Window Motor Installation Help Needed

Started by Roy in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Lee Martin 10 hours ago. 10 Replies

I have a bad window motor in the passenger side door.  I have removed the door panel and am at a complete loss as to where to start and what to do from here.  Does anyone have any step by step…Continue

My 64 Sedan Deville body reparations

Started by Matti Roth in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Matti Roth 14 hours ago. 22 Replies

Several areas in my 64 SDV body need repair and attention. Front bumbers, grille and lights came separately with the car. There is one bigger rust damage behind passenger side front wheel. Windscreen…Continue

Blog Posts

Need help with a hood latch

Posted by Curtis Dover on January 2, 2023 at 5:23pm 0 Comments

Hey guys, I need some help.  Could someone send me some pictures on how the first hood release lever on a factory 1964 Cadillac is set up, where it comes though the grille. Not the secondary one. I need to know where the thumb or finger position is located through the grille. Is it above or below the center grille molding piece? Mine seems to be positioned behind the center molding piece and will not adjust above or below the molding. I have a wire tied to it to release it…


Oil pump

Posted by Ray Schick on October 30, 2022 at 4:34pm 4 Comments

I removed the front cover to change out the timing chain & gears all that went pretty well when I put the cover back on I put in a fresh oil filter ,filled it up figured it would be enough to prime the oil pump when I started the car .Fired up the car and heard lifters rattling, So I shut the car down right away. So I removed the oil filter housing, and poured oil down the neck of the oil pump housing filled it up and filled up the filter put it all together and fired it up and same…


Available parts

Posted by Thomas Reichenberger on October 13, 2022 at 11:47pm 0 Comments

Caddy members, I’m upgrading my 64 2-door coupe deville.

motor guy lost my block (machine shop went under) so I’m replacing motor & tranny with LS conversion. I have motor parts (other than block) for 429, rebuilt transmission, converter, and too many other motor parts not needed with fully dressed LS going in.

Email me (Tom.reichenberger@ipsper.com) or call me (210-739-4854) if you’re interested…..I live in San Antonio, TX.

thanks, TX…


Trunk Open and Lock Mechanism is in Closed Position

Posted by Chris Anderson on September 13, 2022 at 7:14pm 7 Comments

While working on my trunk lock on 64 Cadillac, I mistakenly closed the locking mechanism while the trunk was open.  Is there an easy way to manually release the lock back to the open position?



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