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Started this discussion. Last reply by William Cameron Oct 4, 2014. 5 Replies

Another year went by, and I still haven't gotten around to touching my 64 Eldorado.     I don't think anymore that I ever will.  So after the year turns, I'm gonna try and sell it.   Not sad though,…Continue


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Mark S Anderson replied to paul's discussion Re upholstering seats
"it depends on what you'd like to have when your finished.  If you're looking for a full custom job, they won't care about the old covers, you can rip them off and throw them away.  If you'd like them to match what was…"
Mark S Anderson replied to Brian Pospichal's discussion Master Cylinder Install Question
"Do not put an o ring there.  That's the Delco master cylinder design, not the Bendix, and that groove was originally intended for a felt ring 'air filter,' which usually dries up and disintegrates or is discarded.   The…"
Mark S Anderson replied to Ron Collins's discussion Tranny Problem??
"There are a couple of good parts guys posting here who must have a core hydramatic sitting around, so you've got a good shot at getting what you need easily.   These are simple parts to remove, just a little messy to open the pan.The…"
Mark S Anderson replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Transmission gasket replacement
"The gasket you have will tell the story, if you let it.  You need to take a very good look at it.  If you split a gasket at 10 ft-lbs, then something isn't even.   Maybe someone hit the flange of the transmission with a…"
Sep 11
Mark S Anderson replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Transmission gasket replacement
"nothing should drop. check it for flatness while it's out, people overtorque them and they pucker at the bolt flatten it, put the flange on a piece of wood and lightly tap the bolt holes till there is little or no gap when checking…"
Sep 3
Mark S Anderson replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion nuisance leak
"as tony says, wash off the engine completely and then detail the areas you suspect by cleaning them by hand with paper towels and brake cleaner, until they are completely clean and dry.    Then you can use a few 'tricks of the…"
Aug 31
Mark S Anderson replied to akimball442's discussion Rear End Clunking driving me nuts
"Something else to consider is a body mount.  I had the same problem with my 66, only over some bumps, I thought maybe it was something moving in the trunk or even the exhaust slapping the chassis, but when I got under it, I saw, just above the…"
Aug 25
Mark S Anderson replied to paul k's discussion Power antenna problem.
"put a test light on the green wire while somebody pushes the knob, if it gets power, replace the antenna motor. if it doesn't then it is likely the switch inside the radio.   could also be a broken green/white wire or bad connection at the…"
Aug 11
Mark S Anderson replied to paul k's discussion Power antenna problem.
"what happens when you push the radio knob rather than pulling it?"
Aug 11
Mark S Anderson replied to Dan Benck's discussion Anyone attempt to replace convertible top yourself?
"I'm not sure if the top number is the same, but I can tell you that convertible tops are very doable, especially if you are using a premarked top from electron, robbins, or ez-on.the whole procedure is written out in the shop manual, and you…"
Aug 8
Mark S Anderson replied to Dermot Robinson's discussion Top Motor
"the only advice I can give is to also order the rubber mounts, they will probably be so dry that they wlll break off and be unusable.  Not too expensive and you'll need three of them.Other than that, just make sure the top is all the way…"
Aug 4
Mark S Anderson replied to Ron Collins's discussion Tranny Problem??
"If the transmission shift lever can spin 360 degrees, then you might have a stripped out detent lever or stripped manual shaft in the transmission.    Just as likely, the set screw has come undone and slipped off the end somehow.…"
Jul 23
Mark S Anderson replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion window leak 63 cdv
"Then, smooth the seam sealer by dipping an acid brush in lacquer thinner and stroking in one direction until the right finished look is achieved, and finally prime and paint "
Jul 23
Mark S Anderson replied to George Henry's discussion Right Rear Wheel not rotating - any suggestions ?
"just to nitpick, the bolt does serve a function; it allows you to fasten the drum without the tire in place so that the drum is in its correct position when the brakes are adjusted from the outside.  On later cars the adjuster window in on the…"
Jun 30
Mark S Anderson replied to Christian Doerk's discussion Comfort Control and voltage from the voltage regulator or alternator
"a one volt difference at the battery shouldn't create a one volt drop at the transducer, the control panel circuit should compensate for voltage fluctuations.  My 66 drops to 12.7v with the AC and lights on but the climate control…"
Jun 18
Mark S Anderson replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"The voltage you see on the ground side when the circuit isn't on is normal; the voltage on the right side is "leeching" through the filament of the bulb on the left side, because they are all connected.  This is very good news,…"
Jun 16

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Radio Belts

Posted on January 22, 2017 at 11:20am 10 Comments

I just finished repairing a few 66 stereos, and after fixing up the circuits to make them play again (another discussion), I was left with the usual problem; trying to find a belt that wouldn't slip.

I've tried:

  • 'glue together' kits -- they can break off at any time, so no-go.
  • rubber dial belts available online -- they stretch and…

64 eldo bench seat covers

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 9:00am 12 Comments

Just getting started on a new set of seat covers, this is as far as I made it last night.    Only using vinyl, but perforations are pretty similar, and I'll have the patterns made for a leather copy later on.   I'll post pics up as I go forward.

baku wood

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 9:17pm 10 Comments

So I bought a sheet of paper backed makore (baku) veneer to redo the wood on my 64.  It seems like the original has a urethane clear coat.  What's everybody using for a final finish?   I have plenty extra to play with, I think I want to start with an automotive clear urethane, but what is the norm?   It says "hand-rubbed in the advertising, which would lead me to think it was lacquer, but lacquer thinner tests make me think they used urethane.  

Glue suggestions would also help, I'm…


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Power Steering Hose Nut

Started by Brian Pospichal in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Chris Codd 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

Any tips,tricks,suggestions on what's worked for you to loosen the 11/16 nut on the power steering high pressure hose? I can get a flare wrench on it but access is limited and awkward and t's hard to…Continue

Door lock vacuum

Started by Bill Hatfield in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

Hey folks. First post. I hope I'm doing it right. I currently restoring a 1964 Fleetwood 60 series Special. There is an egg shaped vacuum canister on the left side of the firewall behind the tire. It…Continue

Re upholstering seats

Started by paul in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 21 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hello all, my question pertains to interior of a recent barn find.  A 1963 cadillac sedan with 16000 original miles.  Unfortunately it had mice in the car, so of course the whole interior which is…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 0 Replies

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

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Is there a separate Starter Relay, or does the Solenoid serve that purpose?

Posted by Norman Silverman on August 30, 2019 at 5:57pm 7 Comments

Hello All.

I will be replacing the starter solenoid tomorrow (actually my mechanic will do the work, I'll just supervise). In checking the FSM electrical schematic and chapter verbiage, I don't see anything that looks like (or is referred to as) a starter Relay. It seems the Starter Solenoid serves the function and there's no separate relay. Right or Wrong?

If wrong, where…


Starter Solenoid replacement-how difficult? Where to buy?

Posted by Norman Silverman on August 20, 2019 at 8:24pm 8 Comments

Hello All.

I believe the starter solenoid has gone bad in my 64 DeVille. When I turn the key, often all I get is a click, then if I try a few times again the starter turns perfectly. All battery cables are on tight and the battery is good. So, I believe this problem is the solenoid. Where do I buy the right solenoid and is it necessary to remove the starter in order to swap it out? …


Frame Markings

Posted by Gene McIlroy on August 12, 2019 at 6:26pm 1 Comment

Just got my frame back from powder coating so thought I would post photos of the front and rear frame markings.…


Lining up the drive shaft

Posted by Dominic Salemi on August 12, 2019 at 5:47pm 2 Comments

Can anyone shed some light on how to position the complete drive shaft in the correct position? I want to make sure my drive shaft is installed properly.




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