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Russ Austin left a comment for Les Eastling
"Les, I have the headlight relay wire harness for 70 plus shipping.  Just se nd me an email;  russ85747@hotmail.com  with your zip code for a shipping quote."
Apr 29
Russ Austin and Les Eastling are now friends
Apr 29
Les Eastling replied to Jake Mickley's discussion Light drama
"Hi Russ... I tried to send you a note on this yesterday but I'm not sure I did it correctly... so I'll try again. Do you still make the relay harness? We have the identical issue on our '63... all lights cut out after 20 - 30 minutes…"
Apr 28
Lee Martin commented on Les Eastling's blog post 1963 Eldorado convertible boot
"Thanks, yes I do pull the padding and top material out whenever the top is down.  Most convertibles had better engineering and the rails sat below the car body when down, the 63-64 cars failed in this respect, no matter what you do the rails…"
Apr 22
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Les Eastling's blog post 1963 Eldorado convertible boot
" Les There is a very special way to fold the top  material and  side pads of  the convertible top when using the convertible top boot so that the top sits as low in the top well as is possible enabling the boot to be…"
Apr 21
MARK SCHROER commented on Les Eastling's blog post 1963 Eldorado convertible boot
"Your welcome, anything I can do to help a Cadillac brother"
Apr 21
Lee Martin commented on Les Eastling's blog post 1963 Eldorado convertible boot
"Thanks Mark, yes this saves me from replacing a too-tight boot with another (expensive) too-tight boot.  Over the years I've learned OPGI's return policy is terrible - buyer pays full shipping both ways and this is never…"
Apr 21
MARK SCHROER commented on Les Eastling's blog post 1963 Eldorado convertible boot
"Hello Lee, the OPGI boot was so tight that it took two men and a steamer to snap it down. I was building this car for a customer who I knew would not like it. So, I had my upholstery guy make a new one from the pattern. Also, if memory serves me…"
Apr 21
Lee Martin commented on Les Eastling's blog post 1963 Eldorado convertible boot
"@ Mark - Hi Mark, I'm considering a new boot from OPGI and am interested in your comment.  Can you tell me what you didn't like about the fit?  The one I have is original, shrunken and too tight to snap rear corners.  So…"
Apr 21
Les Eastling replied to Daniela's discussion Engine remanufacturer
"Daniela, my son had an engine rebuilt by Beal Racing Engines in Thomasville, NC. Even though they specialize in racing engines, they do work on most anything. My son had a Pontiac 455 engine rebuilt, and some enhancements to it for more hp, but…"
Apr 19
Les Eastling commented on Les Eastling's blog post Car lift and jack stands
"Patrick... it is good to hear these are good lifts. My son used to own a body shop so he was pretty familiar with lifts, but he still did his research and came up with this one. You are right about raising it up and then lowering to the stops... the…"
Mar 23
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Les Eastling's blog post Car lift and jack stands
"The 63 convert is in  wonderful outstanding condition and a joy for me to view  The 63 and 64 converts are in my opinion are as good as it get in the car world for what it affords the owner in performance  creature comforts and…"
Mar 23
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Les Eastling's blog post Car lift and jack stands
"Les  Got to be one of the best tools in the shop for keeping your machines in proper order  Like your style ! Enjoy "
Mar 23
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Car lift and jack stands

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! DP10A Forward…See More
Mar 23
Les Eastling left a comment for michael moorman
"Hi Michael... you said you had some questions about my '63 Eldorado... I'll answer them the best I can. Les"
Dec 2, 2020
Les Eastling and michael moorman are now friends
Dec 2, 2020

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Eldorado
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
27267
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
yes

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Car lift and jack stands

Posted 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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1963 Eldorado convertible boot

Posted on February 27, 2020 at 10:33am 7 Comments

I need a used convertible boot for a 63 Cadillac convertible - condition or color is not an issue since it will be used as a pattern for making a new one. One from either a 62 series convertible or an Eldorado would work. I know I am searching for hen's teeth here... but you never know unless you ask!

Seat belt restoration

Posted on February 4, 2015 at 6:26pm 1 Comment

Does anyone have any positive or negative references for seat belt restoration? I need to get belt webbing replaced and the mechanisms checked out for my '63 Eldorado.

Thanks,

Les Eastling

1963 Eldoado interior

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 10:43am 2 Comments

Well we (my son and I) have finally made it to the interior of our '63 Eldorado and thought we would find the original interior underneath the seat covers that had been installed, but instead we find an earlier reupholster job that is not done in the original design. So now we are seeking any advice, photos, etc. or information of any kind on the interior seats of a '63 Eldorado. Leads on interior shops that may be able to reupholster the seats would be great also!

Thanks for any help…

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At 8:21pm on April 29, 2021, Russ Austin said…

Les, I have the headlight relay wire harness for 70 plus shipping.  Just se nd me an email;  russ85747@hotmail.com  with your zip code for a shipping quote.

At 4:35pm on September 16, 2012, Jason Edge said…

Hi Les, Good to see you yesterday. Be sure and check out the video of your 63 Eldo I posted.

Jason.

At 12:18pm on August 17, 2012, Jason Edge said…

Hi Les,

Welcome to the new 63/64 Cadillac Site.

Jason.

 
 
 

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Very sensitive brakes.

Started by Phil in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Phil 10 hours ago. 18 Replies

Hey everyone,  how sensitive should the power brakes be?  I have just rebuilt the power booster and  replaced the master cylinder. The pedal doesn’t have any resistance so I have to be very gentle so…Continue

New Batch of Embroidered Iron-On 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Patches - $4 each

Started by Jason Edge in Chapter Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 10 hours ago. 8 Replies

As noted in our August 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Newsletter:Around 6 years…Continue

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63 rear main seal

Started by Luther in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 17 hours ago. 9 Replies

Hello all , just spent better part of the weekend installing a new rear main seal and pan set on my 63 390 , all though it slowed the leak down considerably , l still have a drip , l used a Felpro…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 21 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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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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Thank you Kurt re: VIN location

Posted by Robert Pellow on April 19, 2021 at 1:07pm 0 Comments

I just wanted to say a thank you to Kurt for steering me to the tech tips page on V.I.N. locations.  Excellent information.  Thanks a bundle.

Robert Pellow

V.I.N. where?

Posted by Robert Pellow on April 18, 2021 at 1:41pm 6 Comments

Where can I find the V.I.N. on a 63 convertible?  The usual space at the base of the interior windshield on the driver's side has been decimated by weather.

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