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

Started this discussion. Last reply by 3gk350qap28u3 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 3gk350qap28u3 Aug 11, 2023. 5 Replies

Many owners have reported oil leaks at the rear main seal even after replacing the seal, myself included. Recently Tony Lentini found a Serviceman bulletin published in February 1965 which details a…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 replied to Ron Perry's discussion Picture of a1964 Cadillac Sedan de Ville exhaust hanger bracket behind the muffler, installed.
Feb 12
Kurt replied to Jason Edge's discussion North Carolina to Illinois Roadtrip for Parts Car #59
"Careful, you're gonna scratch that hood : )"
Feb 10
Kurt replied to john chalk's discussion brakes locking up
"There could be multiple causes for dragging brakes. My car at one time had a wheel that would lock & then eventually release over time. My issue turned out to be the brake hoses. When the rubber ages, it swells. Under the crimp sleeve, when the…"
Feb 1
Dave Fehrle liked Kurt's discussion Rear Main Seal Oil Leak Fix with Bearing Cap Modification
Jan 7
Kurt replied to Robert Joyce's discussion Cooling Fan on 64 Sedan Deville
"The shroud mounts to the radiator supports. Pics below."
Dec 21, 2023
Kurt replied to Robert Joyce's discussion Cooling Fan on 64 Sedan Deville
"Here are my 2 cents: I would upgrade the fan to either a 5 blade clutch fan or 7 blade and install a fan shroud to increase air flow through the condenser. Since you are adding a/c, I assume a high density parallel flow condenser will be installed.…"
Dec 21, 2023
Kurt replied to Michael Vogler's discussion My '64 De Ville won't start
"Looks very similar to the hotwire pigtail I made. Keep that in your glove box. It'll get you home if you accidently lose your keys (or lock them in the trunk :…"
Dec 10, 2023
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"Thanks for the comments. It is just PLA plasic. 3D printing is a fun hobby. Would love to have a 3D printer that prints in metal but that is unlikely due to the cost. I haven't considered metal casting but might look into that. "
Nov 27, 2023
Roy Brosi commented on Kurt's photo
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"Looks great! Like it should have been there all along."
Nov 27, 2023
Jason Edge commented on Kurt's photo
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"Very cool! That looks a lot like the 63 dash script."
Nov 23, 2023
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side marker w script

I 3D printed a Cadillac script for my cornering light which has been also modified to work as a side marker.
Nov 22, 2023
Kurt replied to CHRIS CARLSON's discussion suction throttling valve
"I have had leaks from this STV diaphram a few times over the years. It looks like Old Air Products and Original Air Group have them. https://images.app.goo.gl/NKXfPL92EsooaYyM7 https://images.app.goo.gl/cfrwD5HHN2FHDf8q8"
Nov 12, 2023
Kurt replied to CHRIS CARLSON's discussion suction throttling valve
"#1 Other than testing the vacuum power unit, I don't know of a way to test the valve itself with a fully charged system. It is a simple valve with spring pressure (including the vac power unit) on one side & pressure from the freon in the…"
Nov 11, 2023
Kurt replied to Jim Staruk's discussion Do I have a 3-speed or 4-speed Turbo Hydromatic Transmission?
"That's true. The shift pattern for the hydramatic on our cars is P N D(4) D(3) L R"
Oct 22, 2023
Kurt replied to Logan Robb's discussion 1964 Tilt wheel turn signal Bowden Cable
"I dug up my old one, sometimes it pays not to throw things away : ) The internal wire is intact and measure approximately 18" loop to loop. The plastic outer sheath had separated from the "L" tab but no material is missing so the…"
Aug 26, 2023
Kurt replied to Logan Robb's discussion 1964 Tilt wheel turn signal Bowden Cable
"I'm assuming you saw Jason's video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lkmu9tG8TUY&t=7s I replaced mine about 9 years ago and don't remember it being difficult at all, so it was either easy or so horrible that I blocked out the…"
Aug 22, 2023

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Coupe deVille
Cadillac LaSalle Club Membership Number? (Must be a member to Join Chapter & Website)
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

CenTex CLC Reg. Dir.32atRollingSculpturefront.jpegJackie63Cad..JPG

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

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

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 3 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 0 Comments

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 1 Comment

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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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 9 hours ago. 0 Replies

To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

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Pertronix 3 install and resistor wire

Started by Dave Fehrle in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 9 hours ago. 15 Replies

A few questions on the resistor wire, what color is it in the pic? The yellow/blue or black? And connecting to the ACC on the fuse box seems easiest way to go with the new switched wire, but where…Continue

Cruise control

Started by CHRIS CARLSON in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Mike Travers 11 hours ago. 1 Reply

Is anyone using an aftermarket cruise control on there 64 Cadillac? what brand & model did you purchase?Continue

carter carb paper gaskets

Started by tim sparks in General Discussion 13 hours ago. 0 Replies

had my carter carb on my 63 rebuilt when i got it back rebuilder gave me 2 rochester paper gaskets according to the ones jason sells.will those be a problem putting them on my carter? thanks in…Continue

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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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Clock ‘64 DeVille

Posted by Matt Vander Hooven on July 23, 2023 at 7:36pm 2 Comments

Is there still a member in the Detroit area that refurbishes clocks?

Matt VH

Spark Plug Heat Range

Posted by Patrick Westphal on July 7, 2023 at 10:00am 1 Comment

I found a diagram that illustrates the main factor in determining a spark plug heat range that I was trying to describe to you during the chapter get together.

Here it is:

 

The main factor is the length of the ceramic insulator from the middle of the spark plug to the tip (where the spark happens)  

The insulator…

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