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Gas Gauge Goes to Half Full

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Martin Mar 10. 6 Replies

Found an interesting post on here that talks about a problem I've had for years:  Gas gauge only goes up to half full when tank is full.  Half the voices say it's gauge, half say it's sender. …Continue

1963 Convertible Rear Window Trim

Started Mar 8 0 Replies

I have a spare 1963 Cadillac convertible rear (passenger side) window trim stainless, in fair condition.  If anyone wants it, let me know at themidnighthour.tv@gmail.com and I'll send pix.  $10 plus…Continue

1963 Carter AFB Rebuilds?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Jan 17. 1 Reply

Hi guys, wondering if anyone can recommend a good source for rebuilt Carter AFB carb for 1963?  I see there are many sources out there but it's a chunk of change and I'd feel better working with a…Continue

63 Carter AFB Inlet Nut

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Dec 23, 2020. 10 Replies

Anybody know a good source for these?  There are a few places that sell them but nobody cross-references them in anyway so you know you're getting the right one.  I wasted a bunch of $ on aftermarket…Continue

 

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Lee Martin commented on Lee Martin's blog post Leaky Freeze Plug
"Thanks Jason, very helpful - I will pick some up.  Amazing that everywhere I went these were listed as "out of stock" or "discontinued."  Guess everyone who wanted them got them and that's it..."
Mar 23
Jason Edge commented on Lee Martin's blog post Leaky Freeze Plug
"I did a quick google and see the Dorman 550-021 (concave steel 1 31/64) and found them here at Jegs - https://www.jegs.com/i/Dorman-Products/326/550-021/10002/-1# You can also use the rubber compression ones. From my notes and the CLC article the…"
Mar 22
Lee Martin commented on Lee Martin's blog post Leaky Freeze Plug
"Great.  Sadly no one carries the 1.484 size, so doesn't change anything for me.  Onward and upward..."
Mar 22
Jason Edge commented on Lee Martin's blog post Leaky Freeze Plug
"63 and 64 camshaft plugs are the same - 2 6/64” 63 and 64 freeze lugs are the same - 1 31/64”"
Mar 22
Lee Martin commented on Lee Martin's blog post Leaky Freeze Plug
"Thanks guys, this is very helpful.  I've been online and on the phone all afternoon looking for these, nobody has them.  The '64 sizes are available over the counter at AutoZone, but good luck finding the '63s..."
Mar 22
Jason Edge commented on Lee Martin's blog post Leaky Freeze Plug
"The camshaft plugs are 2 7/64", There is only one of these at the rear of the engine behind the cam.The freeze plugs, 6 in the block and 2 in each cylinder head were 1 31/64". "
Mar 22
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Lee Martin's blog post Leaky Freeze Plug
"Lee  The freeze plugs and the cam plug are two different plugs and possibly  different sizes  Sure one of the boys will be along to help you with the size of the freeze plug you need and are looking for  Enjoy "
Mar 22
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Leaky Freeze Plug

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!See More
Mar 22
Lee Martin replied to Lee Martin's discussion Gas Gauge Goes to Half Full
"Wow, I respect what it must have taken to do that job.  I'd be afraid of damaging the line lead or never getting the tank properly sealed again.  :)"
Mar 10
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Lee Martin's discussion Gas Gauge Goes to Half Full
"russ85747@hotmail.com Enjoy "
Mar 10
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Lee Martin's discussion Gas Gauge Goes to Half Full
"Russ has done a lot of good things with the calibration of the fuel gauge to get it right  You might contact him on the subject as he knows it well  He is a major part supplier on this site  Enjoy "
Mar 10
Anders replied to Lee Martin's discussion Gas Gauge Goes to Half Full
"Hmm, my sender was completely rusted away. The filter in the bottom of the fuel tank was full with 50+ years of gasoline leftovers. Dropped the tank (not hard at all when empty). Removed the damaged sender. Cleaned and did the three steps system…"
Mar 10
Lee Martin replied to Lee Martin's discussion Gas Gauge Goes to Half Full
"That's interesting!  I'll try the tapping idea.  Once started to do the rebuild on cluster but like I say it was incredibly difficult to get access so I stopped.  But would be worth the agony if I knew for a fact that was…"
Mar 10
Ray Schick replied to Lee Martin's discussion Gas Gauge Goes to Half Full
"Morning Lee,  check this out ,I had the same problem my tank was just filled up and it read half full .did the same thing you did ,disconnected the wire by the fuel door it shot all the way to full. Wasn’t sure if it was the gauge or the…"
Mar 10
Lee Martin posted a discussion

Gas Gauge Goes to Half Full

Found an interesting post on here that talks about a problem I've had for years:  Gas gauge only goes up to half full when tank is full.  Half the voices say it's gauge, half say it's sender.  Anybody know for sure?  When I disconnect ground wire, needle goes to top, so it's not stuck.  Getting mechanic to drop tank and install new sender is a big expense, and I'd hate to do that and then find it's the gauge...disassembling that part of the dash and instrument cluster is a huge, difficult…See More
Mar 10
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1963 Convertible Rear Window Trim

I have a spare 1963 Cadillac convertible rear (passenger side) window trim stainless, in fair condition.  If anyone wants it, let me know at themidnighthour.tv@gmail.com and I'll send pix.  $10 plus shipping.See More
Mar 8

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
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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.  

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Start up. 1st attempt

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser 5 hours ago. 22 Replies

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Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 17 hours ago. 234 Replies

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

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64 Horns

Started by John Inglesby in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge on Saturday. 1 Reply

I have 3 horns and the only one working is the bottom long one. The 2 round ones are not. I played around with the connections and they seem ok. I tried to check for power but not sure I was doing it…Continue

Compression test

Started by Michael Chomout in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Karl Schwarz on Friday. 8 Replies

Dear Gents, just had time to dova compression test on the 429 engine by warming up the engine and removed all plugs and went through cranking without pouring oil into the cylinder since I want to…Continue

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63 Trunk detail

Posted by Bob Pontius on April 8, 2021 at 3:07pm 1 Comment

Jason, I liked the detail and information you have provided. I would like to do mine similar to yours. Can you help? Do you have trunk material? OPGI is sending the trunk product for my 63 Fleetwood. But it does cover the entire trunk as yours was done. If you do not have can you give me a reference? Thanks!! Bob

Car lift and jack stands

Posted by Les Eastling on March 23, 2021 at 10:00am 4 Comments

I mentioned during the 63/64 chapter zoom meeting on 3/21 that we had installed a car lift in our garage. Someone asked what kind and I didn't have the info at hand, so here is a link to it and also a link to some tall jack stands we use to add more stability to the car and an additional safety factor. There is something about getting underneath one of these cars that makes me a little nervous! …

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Leaky Freeze Plug

Posted by Lee Martin 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!

Balancer location

Posted by Kim K Kaiser on March 20, 2021 at 4:47pm 6 Comments

Readi g another thread. Does this look about right on balancer gap? Thats a 1/4 thick piece of metal.

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