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64 AC : Blower runs, air is felt at firewall, but not through heater outlets or AC vents (HEAT/AC door WORKS)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clovis Sep 16, 2018. 34 Replies

Hello All.As I am getting in to this troubleshooting with the benefit of Tim Groves invaluable book, I find something that is not covered; blower works strongly but no air can be felt either at heat…Continue

64 Cloth and Leather; What to use to clean the cloth?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norman Silverman Jul 9, 2018. 2 Replies

I have a 64 SDV with original cloth and leather interior. The seats were covered in plastic for some considerable time, so they have no observable wear on them anywhere, but parts of them are a…Continue

Source of slight driveline (?) vibration on my 64 with TH400

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norman Silverman Jun 29, 2018. 8 Replies

Hello All.Because i like my cars to operate as close to the way they did when nearly new, I chase almost everything mechanical. While I'm waiting for Russ' Comfortron book to arrive, I am thinking…Continue

Proper way to Lift car for all 4 Tire Change

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norman Silverman Jun 22, 2018. 11 Replies

Hello All.I first looked in the help section and did not see a discussion on this topic, so here's my question:Today I will be purchasing tires for my 64 SDV. I know the FSM says there are specific…Continue

 

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Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post Is there a separate Starter Relay, or does the Solenoid serve that purpose?
"Water pump.....Nasty. "
Sep 1
Jason Edge commented on Norman Silverman's blog post Is there a separate Starter Relay, or does the Solenoid serve that purpose?
"Norm, That is great news. The solenoid replacement is one of the rare things on these GM cars they actually made pretty easy to replace .. at least once the solenoid is removed.  Just think if it was that easy to replace the water pump!"
Aug 31
Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post Is there a separate Starter Relay, or does the Solenoid serve that purpose?
"Forgot to mention: Jason: The Duralast Solenoid replacement you sold me fit perfectly and the whole process of changing it took about the same time it takes to read this post.  Thanks!"
Aug 31
Jason Edge commented on Norman Silverman's blog post Is there a separate Starter Relay, or does the Solenoid serve that purpose?
"That's great news!"
Aug 31
Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post Is there a separate Starter Relay, or does the Solenoid serve that purpose?
"Job done! Starting function returned to a condition of alacrity. ONE NOTE: Because I had purchased and installed a complete custom fabricated exhaust system, the crossover pipe was made a little short, which resulted in our needing to detach the…"
Aug 31
Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post Is there a separate Starter Relay, or does the Solenoid serve that purpose?
"Read it. Got it. Thanks!"
Aug 30
Jason Edge commented on Norman Silverman's blog post Is there a separate Starter Relay, or does the Solenoid serve that purpose?
"Starter Solenoid serves the function. The large battery cable connects to solenoid switch as does the blue "switched" wire from the ignition switch. For a full description of the 63/64 Cadillac Basics I just posted a write-up I had meant…"
Aug 30
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Is there a separate Starter Relay, or does the Solenoid serve that purpose?

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 is it?ThanksNormSee More
Aug 30
Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post Starter Solenoid replacement-how difficult? Where to buy?
"Hi Tony. Doing great, thanks. My Studnick days are long past.  Best Norm"
Aug 21
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Norman Silverman's blog post Starter Solenoid replacement-how difficult? Where to buy?
"Hey Norm  how’s  my friend that knew what—- Studnicks Auto Parts  —in northern Valley Steam LINY  that was from our once old neighborhood  Now that was a full service auto store with a machine shop that…"
Aug 21
Jason Edge commented on Norman Silverman's blog post Starter Solenoid replacement-how difficult? Where to buy?
"I have been running the AutoZone sourced Duralast for 22 years on my 1964 Coupe de Ville with Zero issues. I replaced it once, just because.. when I rebuilt my engine in 2012. I stock their solenoid switches as a convenience to my customers and sell…"
Aug 21
Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post Starter Solenoid replacement-how difficult? Where to buy?
"Thanks, Tony (and Ginny)"
Aug 20
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Norman Silverman's blog post Starter Solenoid replacement-how difficult? Where to buy?
"From your symptoms you need a new solenoid to solve it  enjoy"
Aug 20
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Norman Silverman's blog post Starter Solenoid replacement-how difficult? Where to buy?
"The solenoid for the two mount and three mount starters WB the same  Norm  remove the old one and install the new one  Starter must come out  Enjoy"
Aug 20
Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post Starter Solenoid replacement-how difficult? Where to buy?
"Thanks, Russ. I found a solenoid at NAPA for $56 (seems high), but I am reluctant to purchase it because I don't trust their listing (the 64 DeVille starter they have listed has only TWO mounting holes in the gear end, while we need 3 for a…"
Aug 20
Russ Austin commented on Norman Silverman's blog post Starter Solenoid replacement-how difficult? Where to buy?
"ny parts store will carry the solenoid. It is an easy job to do. Disconnect the battery, remove the starter and remove the solenoid."
Aug 20

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

Posted 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…

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Starter Solenoid replacement-how difficult? Where to buy?

Posted 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? …

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64 Recirc/Fresh Air Door Actuator replaced; FROM THE INSIDE.

Posted on February 4, 2019 at 11:21pm 8 Comments

I am happy to report that I have successfully replaced the Fresh Air/Recirc door actuator that is located on the blower box-and have done so without having to remove the blower box. I did it by taking out the glove box and attacking it from the back.  It took several days, LOTS of patience and some band-aids, but it is done. THE most difficult part -BY FAR- is to remove and then replace the screw that sits on the actuator arm, connecting it to the fresh…

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Source for Motor mounts and Trans mounts 1964 SDV

Posted on January 9, 2019 at 4:23pm 4 Comments

Hi.

Where is the best place to purchase good quality motor mounts/trans mounts for my 1964 SDV? I see that Rock Auto has them for $8 and change, and others for $24 and change. Big difference. Is there a better place to buy them from?

Thanks

Norm

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Re upholstering seats

Started by paul in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 2 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 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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Disc Brakes and Cadillac 48 spoke wire wheels

Started by James Elkins in General Discussion. Last reply by tim sparks 9 hours ago. 1 Reply

I've been thinking about upgrading to the CPP front disc brake kit for my 64. I'm running the wheel vintiques 15x6" Cadillac wire wheel. The brake kit says must use with a disc brake compatible…Continue

New dimmer switch

Started by Russ Austin in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 21 hours ago. 0 Replies

I have new headlight dimmer switches for cars with the guidematic system…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…

Continue

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? …

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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.…

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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.

Thanks

Dominic

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