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63 Exhaust Hanger Mystery

Started on Sunday 0 Replies

I'm in the process of installing a stainless steel single exhaust from Classic Exhaust on my '63 Coupe de Ville. I'm running into a mystery regarding my middle exhaust bracket. I have the bracket…Continue

63 Booster Fitment

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Travers Feb 3. 2 Replies

I'm converting my front brakes to discs on my '63 Deville. I purchased the complete kit from ABS, including the booster & master cylinder. The calipers and spindles fit great. The problem is that…Continue

Hardened Valve Seats

Started this discussion. Last reply by C. Van Tune Jan 6. 3 Replies

I'm doing some major winter projects on my '63 Coupe de Ville and one of them is to pull the motor to fix the rear main seal leak. While the motor is out, I'm thinking about pulling the heads and…Continue

Delco Booster Question - Missing Part?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Travers Jul 22, 2022. 2 Replies

So, I bit the bullet and decided to rebuild the Delco Moraine brake booster in my '63 Deville due to a super hard pedal. Thanks to the many forum discussions on this site, I got it apart with no…Continue

 

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Mike Travers replied to Larry Rees's discussion cornering lights
"Neither of my cornering lights were working when I purchased my '63 Coupe de Ville. I'm pretty good with electrical so I thought it would be a super easy issue to fix. It wasn't. MANY hours later, I realized that the light bulb…"
Monday
Mike Travers posted a discussion

63 Exhaust Hanger Mystery

I'm in the process of installing a stainless steel single exhaust from Classic Exhaust on my '63 Coupe de Ville. I'm running into a mystery regarding my middle exhaust bracket. I have the bracket that goes on the body but I'm missing the piece or pieces that attach the pipe to that body bracket. I've attached a picture of the bracket I have (the pic is taken looking up over the rear axle where the "over the axle" pipe will run). I was hoping someone on this forum would be so kind as to post…See More
Sunday
Mike Travers replied to CHRIS CARLSON's discussion Cruise control
"I'm pretty sure forum member Pat Wesphal has cruise on his 64 convertible. I'm going to email him to see if he can jump on here and share his experience."
Feb 21
Mike Travers replied to Mike Travers's discussion 63 Booster Fitment
"Thanks, Russ. I was afraid the stock booster wouldn't be enough pressure (that would have been too easy. lol). I talked to Gary at ABS and he asked me to send pictures to show the differences in the stock booster and what they sent me. After I…"
Feb 3
Russ Austin replied to Mike Travers's discussion 63 Booster Fitment
"I use the stock booster and it does leave a little bit of wanting for the pedal pressure. I drover a friends 63 with the disk brake conversion and the correct booster. It was a night vs day difference and I now have the correct booster waiting to…"
Feb 2
Mike Travers posted a discussion

63 Booster Fitment

I'm converting my front brakes to discs on my '63 Deville. I purchased the complete kit from ABS, including the booster & master cylinder. The calipers and spindles fit great. The problem is that the brake booster bolt pattern through the firewall is different than my '63. It is a little smaller and I don't want to drill out/egg out my firewall to accommodate this booster. The description says it fits 62-66 so I'm wondering if the firewalls are different for '63. Are the booster bolt…See More
Feb 2
C. Van Tune replied to Mike Travers's discussion Hardened Valve Seats
"Mike, I agree with what you wrote, but a petroleum engineer once told me (and I've read the same, over the years) that lead does not increase octane. It reduces the potential for detonation. And also provides a cushion for the valve seats, as…"
Jan 6
Mike Travers replied to Mike Travers's discussion Hardened Valve Seats
"Thanks, Chris for the good information. I'll definitely perform a leakdown test once I find the low compression cylinder (if I find a low cylinder) but whether I find low compression or not, I still want to install hardened valve seats for any…"
Jan 4
CHRIS CARLSON replied to Mike Travers's discussion Hardened Valve Seats
"I would perform a cylinder leak down test, that will tell you which  valves are leaking by listening @ the tail pipe for exhaust valves & the carb for intake valves, also the oil fill tube for rings leaking. I have used hardened valve seats…"
Jan 3
Mike Travers posted a discussion

Hardened Valve Seats

I'm doing some major winter projects on my '63 Coupe de Ville and one of them is to pull the motor to fix the rear main seal leak. While the motor is out, I'm thinking about pulling the heads and having hardened valve seats installed. I've had the car for a couple of years and I've put about 8,000 miles on it. I add the Motor Medic lead substitute with every fill up but that's getting expensive and I'm not quite sure how good of a job it's doing. Plus, I don't know if the previous owner used…See More
Jan 3
Mark Bartlett and Mike Travers are now friends
Aug 20, 2023
Mike Travers commented on Jason Edge's blog post Jason Coupe DeVille Resto - Rebuilt Original Power Brake Booster and Master Cylinder Installed
"Yes, I found out that it is indeed hard (impossible) to find a good new brake booster for our '63s. I ended up rebuilding my Delco style booster with the new rebuild parts and it works great. Those boosters are relatively easy to rebuild. I…"
Nov 9, 2022
Mike Travers commented on Jason Edge's blog post Jason Coupe DeVille Resto - Rebuilt Original Power Brake Booster and Master Cylinder Installed
"Eunan - Thanks for the reply. Your information is indeed very helpful. Jason got me fixed up with a rebuildable unit but I may still purchase a new unit from O'Reilly. Please keep me posted once you install yours so I can check on the fit &…"
Aug 8, 2022
Mike Travers commented on Jason Edge's blog post Jason Coupe DeVille Resto - Rebuilt Original Power Brake Booster and Master Cylinder Installed
"Eunan - Did you ever find a 64 Delco booster? I'm in need of a Delco booster for my '63 but it sounds like a 64 Delco would work, as well."
Jul 22, 2022
Mike Travers replied to Mike Travers's discussion Delco Booster Question - Missing Part?
"Thanks for the reply but these are definitely too hard and not normal - I almost have stand on the pedal. After more research, I think I'm definitely missing that support plate seal retainer. I'm hoping someone can come to my rescue and…"
Jul 22, 2022

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Coupe DeVille
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At 11:18am on February 26, 2022, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.

This site is hosted by the CLC (Cadillac LaSalle Club) 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter. Joining the website is free to everyone, however, you must be a CLC member to join the Chapter. 

- Click on www.join.6364cadillac.com for more information on joining the 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter and the Cadillac LaSalle Club.

Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home. The Help Page at www.help.6364cadillac.com will have links to many useful articles and information about our Cadillacs.

 
 
 

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Cadillac Original Ads - 1964 Standard Ads

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Dennis P. DiBari 8 hours ago. 3 Replies

Just as I had done last December with the standard 1963 Cadillacs magazine ads, I have started scanning my 1964 Cadillac Ads, and will post here one by one, then combine into a single photo album and…Continue

Pertronix 3 install and resistor wire

Started by Dave Fehrle in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Dave Fehrle 17 hours ago. 18 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

!964 429 Timing Cover

Started by Michael Monson in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin yesterday. 4 Replies

I'm looking to freshen up a few thing on the 429, and am looking for sources of the timing cover.  I.m new to the Cadillac world and have found that the Cadillac King sells a refurbished timing…Continue

Power Steering Hose Questions

Started by C. Van Tune in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by C. Van Tune on Tuesday. 6 Replies

My '64 Eldo's high-pressure P/S hose sprung a leak, so I want to change it (and the low-pressure hose.) My car is concours-level restored, so keeping as close to the stock fitment and appearance is…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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