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63/64 Instrument Cluster $20 + $20 Shipping

Started Jul 10 0 Replies

Speedometer - workingTemp gauge - workingGas gauge - only shows half full when tank is fullBlack plastic clamp on wiring harness for gas/temp gauges - goodOdometer/Trip odometer - does not work…Continue

63/64 Convertible RH Rear Window Sill Trim

Started Jul 10 0 Replies

I have an old one if anyone could use it.  $10 plus shipping, see photos.…Continue

Convertible Rear Seat Removal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Martin Jun 25. 4 Replies

Hi folks, here's one that's got me stumped.  Trying to remove rear seat from 63 convertible.  The manual is fairly straightforward except for one major, crucial point - which it words in…Continue

Help! 1963 Shifter Bezel and Lens Removal Problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Martin May 19. 24 Replies

Spent the day taking dash and instrument cluster apart so I could remove the shift indicator bezel and lens (to replace).  Got the three retaining screws out and thought I was home free - but the…Continue

 

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Jul 10
Lee Martin replied to Lee Martin's discussion Convertible Rear Seat Removal
"Thanks, that's good to know!"
Jun 25
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Lee Martin's discussion Convertible Rear Seat Removal
"It has been a long time but —- I think you need to push the bottom part of the seat down— hard  —on both sides of  it —-to disconnect it from its mounting clamp ( it will pop out of its mount ) and then move the…"
Jun 25
Lee Martin replied to Lee Martin's discussion Convertible Rear Seat Removal
"Thanks Jason, I agree sometimes it's best to just jimmy it around until you can trace the restraint.  Time to replace my top cylinders so once the rain stops in a few days will go out and give it another try...should be a good weekend…"
Jun 25
Jason Edge replied to Lee Martin's discussion Convertible Rear Seat Removal
"A similar question was posted in January and I had posted the steps from the Shop Manual. The sentence you included is vague but don't remember any issues getting that rear upper section out of the 3 convertible parts cars in the past but it…"
Jun 24
Lee Martin posted a discussion

Convertible Rear Seat Removal

Hi folks, here's one that's got me stumped.  Trying to remove rear seat from 63 convertible.  The manual is fairly straightforward except for one major, crucial point - which it words in brain-melting language:"Working over rear of rear seat back, remove screw securing rear end of folding top compartment side trim panel to rear of rear seat back frame."HUH?  I've spent an insane amount of time looking over "rear of rear seat" and there is no such screw (singular).  I'm assuming it would be in…See More
Jun 24
Lee Martin commented on Robert Pellow's photo
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1963 cadillac eldorado biarritz wreck

"If it has wood trim on the glove box and door panels, and stainless trim along the outer rockers, it's an Eldorado.  New sheet metal plus sanding/painting plus motor & trannie rebuild plus new interior and top = big bucks. …"
Jun 7
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Lee Martin's video
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1963 Cadillac Fender Spears

"Lee  May I suggest you send them to Jason Edge so that they will be used by someone who needs them in the  near future  At least they will find a good home on a 63 that way and a nice gesture for all he does for us  this…"
Jun 4
Lee Martin posted a video
If anyone can use these 63 fender trim pieces let me know, otherwise they're going into the recycling bin:

1963 Cadillac Fender Spears

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Jun 4
Lee Martin replied to Lee Martin's discussion Help! 1963 Shifter Bezel and Lens Removal Problem
"@Kurt - Thanks, so simple yet I would never have thought of that - will give it a try!"
May 19
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Lee Martin's discussion Help! 1963 Shifter Bezel and Lens Removal Problem
"Lee See how this works You have now become our ——63 CDV gearshift inspection glass replacement Expert —and we will be calling on you in the future for this info ( my godfather reference —LOL !)  Actually all posts…"
May 18
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Lee Martin's discussion Help! 1963 Shifter Bezel and Lens Removal Problem
"Jason to the rescue and what a great gesture —if I do say so myself  Enjoy"
May 18
Lee Martin replied to Lee Martin's discussion Help! 1963 Shifter Bezel and Lens Removal Problem
"You won't believe this but I just finished putting the old one back and the steering wheel on when I saw your post!  This is awesome, I just sent you mine and am sending you the tracking number by email.  Thanks!!"
May 18
Jason Edge replied to Lee Martin's discussion Help! 1963 Shifter Bezel and Lens Removal Problem
"I have plenty of either type. The short tab one on left in your picture for tilt column or the longer tabl on right in your picture for non-tilt. I would do an even swap if you want to send me your nice non-tilt lens and you cover shipping ($8). I…"
May 18
Lee Martin replied to Lee Martin's discussion Help! 1963 Shifter Bezel and Lens Removal Problem
"Turns out I'm screwed after all - the new lens doesn't fit.  They must have had different versions, maybe one for tilt and one for non tilt? Pic below shows old on left and new on right. Absolutely won't go in, so... ALL THAT…"
May 18
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

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
No
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
No

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Leaky Freeze Plug

Posted on March 22, 2021 at 12:49pm 7 Comments

Just developed a significant leak coming from a freeze plug right over the starter.  Would this be considered a "cam plug" i.e. like Dorman 17616DS?  Our cars have multiple sizes of plugs on engine block and I want to get the right one.  Also, does anyone know how pricey this is for a shop to fix?  Thanks!

Rear Side Window Stainless Sill Removal

Posted on June 24, 2019 at 3:07pm 2 Comments

I'm looking to replace a piece of the stainless trim that sits on the outside of the car like a sill outside the rear passenger side window.  I can just barely see one screw at one end but does the door panel and/or window need to come out to access this?  If anyone has done this I'd like to learn what is involved.  Here's a photo of the piece I'm talking about:…

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For sale: 1963 Cadillac front center impact bar $100 + shipping

Posted on April 3, 2018 at 2:12pm 0 Comments

Offering this newly re-chromed 1963 Cadillac front center impact bar for sale, $100 plus whatever it costs to ship it from Detroit to your location.  

The unit fits perfect on driver's side but does not sit flush on passenger side.  I am told someone needs to take a wooden block and hammer and bang the passenger side lower corner in to make it fit right.  If you know how to do this stuff, this is the piece for you.

Email themidnighthour.tv@gmail.com with any questions.…

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1963 Carter Carb Mystery

Posted on May 17, 2016 at 11:30am 6 Comments

Last weekend, I was trying (vainly) to remove the blower motor cover in the engine compartment when I noticed something strange:  A black rubber hose, originating from a vacuum actuator on the passenger side of my Carter carb, that went nowhere.  The previous owner had carefully tucked the free end underneath another vacuum actuator attached to the blower motor cover.  There was a plastic nipple stuck in the free end of the hose, meaning the other end led to another hose.  I looked…

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At 12:48pm on June 23, 2014, Bryan Moore said…

Quite all right, Lee! Can't say as I blame you a bit as it's beautiful Caddy! Long may she be enjoyed in your hands, sir! :)

At 5:24pm on June 19, 2014, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.  

Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home.  

Also check out and join the national Cadillac LaSalle Club and our Chapter. To Join the CLC click on https://www.cadillaclasalleclub.org/joinrenew

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63 Hydra-Matic won't shift out of first

Started by Norm Waters in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Norm Waters 3 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hello everyone. I had a perfectly good shifting Hydra-Matic transmission until I elected to fix the leak at the dip stick tube. I just did a quick seal with gasket maker since my current tube is…Continue

Rear brake lock up when cold

Started by Cliff Johnston in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 19 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi everyone, ever since getting the car back on the road, the rear brakes grab when they are cold and I’m moving at slow speed.  Once I get along the road and stop they are fine. I see some posts…Continue

Vacuum advance

Started by Thomas Yarri in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Thomas Yarri yesterday. 4 Replies

Good afternoon to all my fellow Cadillac owners! I have a question about the vacuum advance on my car. The car is a 64 without a/c and a Rochester carburetor. I noticed that I have vacuum at the port…Continue

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1963 series 62 convertible transmission issue

Posted by Matthew VanDeWater on June 22, 2021 at 3:03pm 1 Comment

Hello I've been restoring a 63 for way to many years. Down to almost done, but have issue with trans linkage, when column in park shift rod 2 inches short. everything original. been trying to find picture of manual rod hooked up from under car to see position of linkage. was wondering if anybody has access for pictures. I wanted to see if my manual linkage is bent  wrong out of the trans if somebody dropped the trans or something. Doesn't make sense why it doesn't work. Thanks for any input…

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New vehicle in the club

Posted by Patrick Westphal on June 17, 2021 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

I was successful in getting a vehicle from the New York contact I talked about at the last club meeting. I am still trying to figure out how to post a picture of the vehicle that is tied with this comment so if you see a random picture of a black convertible in a yard, that's me haha.  …

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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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