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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

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

 

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Kurt replied to Jason Edge's discussion Timelapse Rebuild of a 1957 Cadillac 365 V-8 Engine
"Very cool! It's great to see the process from start to finish like that. I want to rebuild mine. Looks like it can be done in about 10 minutes, right? : )"
1 minute ago
Kurt replied to Stefan's discussion need some help: bulb size for dash compartment
"Correct. Removing the dash pad is not terribly difficult, just be careful when handling it. The vinyl at this age can be brittle and crack if flexed too hard. Tips are in the Help…"
yesterday
Kurt replied to Jason Edge's discussion 25 Years!
"Congrats! Looking forward to the 50th anniversary!"
yesterday
Kurt replied to Stefan's discussion need some help: bulb size for dash compartment
"For reference, the bulb chart is in the shop manual in section 12-99"
Tuesday
Kurt replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion speculative thinking on stance
"An uneven load in the trunk could make it sit lower on one side. I seem to remember a picture before your cross country trip of your trunk loaded to the top. I'd check that 1st. "
Sunday
Kurt replied to Marcus Musson's discussion Power seat switch no power
"Duncan, if I understand your question, you're talking about the rubber fasteners that hold the rubber boot together along the seam (pic below), correct? If so, I have found that rubber bumpers work well, just trim the bumper part with a razor…"
Saturday
Kurt replied to Lee Martin's discussion Dash Pad Vinyl
"Hmm, good to know. Note to self: Do NOT use Mother's vinyl protectant."
Jan 21
Kurt replied to Lee Martin's discussion Dash Pad Vinyl
"Lee, Do you know if your dash was ever re-covered before? I haven't heard of this happening before. I've never used Mother vinyl protectant but have used other brands over the 38 years I've had my car with no ill effect. I'm…"
Jan 21
Kurt replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Lights switch puller
"That light switch looks different than mine. Was it working before? Once you push the rod into the switch, you will hear a click as it locks into the switch. This will be in the "headlights on" position. From there it should be locked into…"
Jan 19
Kurt replied to Jason Edge's discussion Trivia Question 22 - 1963 Eldorado Exterior Paint Colors
"Here's my guess"
Jan 16
Kurt replied to Matti Roth's discussion 429 restoration
"I have seen where others have threaded these holes, put a bolt in them and ground off the bolt heads. Maybe a little exhaust sealant on the threads for good measure."
Jan 16
Kurt replied to Jeremy's discussion 1964 DeVille front lower bumper end (bucket) passenger side
"Jeremy, The pic is there but as an attachment. I have attached as an image here. Patrick, There is a button to attach images directly to the post."
Jan 14
Kurt replied to Norm Waters's discussion Swapping the Jetaway for a TH400 what NSS?
"There is information in the Help topics on transmission swaps https://6364cadillac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/enginesandtransmissions"
Jan 13
Jason Edge commented on Kurt's video
Jan 10
Kurt commented on Kurt's video
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"Thanks Tony. There is a write-up attached here: https://6364cadillac.ning.com/photo/20201204-173231"
Jan 10
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Kurt's video
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"Very very nice modification and is an additional safety thing to protect the front of the car  Did you do any kind of a write up on how you did that for others to look into ? Enjoy "
Jan 10

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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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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…
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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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Timelapse Rebuild of a 1957 Cadillac 365 V-8 Engine

Started by Jason Edge in General Discussion. Last reply by Kurt 1 minute ago. 1 Reply

Saw the link on the CLC forums today and thought I would share to the CLC FB Group. This is a prior generation engine to our 1963-64 390's & 429's but this is a pretty cool time lapse of a…Continue

64 TH400 refresh

Started by Matti Roth in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Matti Roth 2 hours ago. 8 Replies

 Next task with my 64 DeVille project is to check TH400 condition. Gearbox came with the car but was already removed. It is 64 but not possible to say if it is the original to this car as there is no…Continue

need some help: bulb size for dash compartment

Started by Stefan in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kurt yesterday. 4 Replies

Hello everybody,I would like to replace all the burned bulbs in the dash of my ´63 Fleetwood 60 Special and I'm a little confused as I can't find the right sizes in the shop manual. - If I'm wrong,…Continue

Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 299 Replies

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

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Blog Posts

bright beam flashes

Posted by Kim K Kaiser on January 9, 2022 at 12:55pm 5 Comments

HI again,

I have the 63 cdv, with the flash assister on the dash,  

My hi lo beams flash back and forth intermittently.  sometimes they dont start flashing at all, sometimes they will just start flasihing on and off until I hit the button on the floor to get them to stop.  sometimes they sound someone is down there hitting the floor button but the lights dont respond, you can hear the click but nothing happens, as if I have no control over that floor button. I have turned off…

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Map Light

Posted by RIchard Yasenchack on January 1, 2022 at 8:07pm 7 Comments

I have a 63 Cadillac Series 62 convertible.  Can someone post a picture showing what the map light should look like?

Mine is a meta air vent like grating, which just does not look right for a map light.

Thanks in advance.  Rick

Upgrades for the Coupe de Ville

Posted by Kurt 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…
Continue

center bolt size for crankshaft pulley

Posted by Dan Norris on December 6, 2021 at 3:13pm 2 Comments

I need to pull my distributor, and still have the cork in the end of the crankshaft. What is the bolt size needed to thread a bolt in there to be able to turn the motor over with a pull handle and socket to get it to TDC exactly before I pull the distributor out?

Dan

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