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
"It was the governor. Both valves were stuck, a good cleaning and refill and all is good. I was amazed at the torque someone had but on the rear extension bolts. I had to use a half inch impact wrench to break them loose! Same at the universal flange…"
"The valve body is somewhat protected by the filter, and is usually 'self-cleaning'. I actually doubt that silicone would survive long in there. I'd focus first on the governor weights, then drop the pan and clean it…"
"Mark, Russ and Tony
Thank you for your reply’s and the willingness to help a new Series 62 owner. I.m learning this sight is invaluable to the owners of theses cars. I know my way around a wrench but am a bit nervous about tearing into an…"
Thank you much for your explanation and your understanding of the Hydramatic trans
love when a subject gets the attention it does on this super site for our year Super Classic Antique Cadillac owners
"Unfortunately, by the 63 model year, the Hydramatic's days were numbered, and the theory of operation info in the shop manual is quite sparse. There are just perfunctory images and no hydraulic flow diagrams at all. I guess by 63…"
"I thought that as well except that valve is called G2 on the exploded view in the manual. I can't find any mention in any exploded views of a G1 valve. There is a G1 passage in Fig 6-6 transmission case oil passages.
"Russ I believe you are right. I went back out and ran the diagnostic tables and came up with a condition 2-9602 which is an 11 on diagnosis index chart. See attached chart which would lead me to believe it is the governor. I'm waiting on the…"
"The TV Rod on the carb of a 63 controls the trans shift points
Just be sure all looks as it should on the carbs linkage in that location ( nothing loose or falling off )
Just some basics that come to mind
Hithanks to great help from chapter members I am getting my 64 Deville ready, slowly but surely.There is only one part still unclear, or actually three bolts and nuts. They are clearly different from…Continue
You know you are into some serious car doctoring when you have to get the ice packs out. More to come on my 64 Coupe de Ville resuscitation in the next 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Newsletter! Mades…Continue
Hey all, has anyone had their windshield removed and resealed successfully. I'm pretty skittish about having someone mess with my perfectly good glass knowing that these cars are a little different…Continue
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…
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. …
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.
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…