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A car that I am going to New York to look at

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 May 22. 5 Replies

Hey everyone, once again thank you so much for your feedback on what to look for in getting a car.  Based on that feedback I stumbled on a black convertible on ebay from Brooklyn New York.  I have…Continue

Looking for feedback

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge May 11. 21 Replies

Hey everyone,  I am one of the newest members to the club and I am looking for a suitable vehicle to purchase.  I found this one for sale in Montana (link  …Continue

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Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Patrick Westphal's blog post New vehicle in the club
"Great Cadillac convertible  Lots of very good luck with her  The fun the car generates is just an amazing experience that never gets old ( pun intended )  Enjoy "
Jun 17
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New vehicle in the club

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.  See More
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Jun 17
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion A car that I am going to New York to look at
"Patrick Scroll  a ways down on the dashboard page  You will see —a beige color piece of paper with very funny info on purchasing an Antique Classic   car  Thought you might get a kick out of that  Enjoy "
May 22
Patrick Westphal replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion A car that I am going to New York to look at
"Tony and Ginny,  I have not found the post that you are referring to.  I am still learning to navigate this site so I am probably looking in the wrong spot.  "
May 22
Kurt replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion A car that I am going to New York to look at
"Hi Patrick, just curious about what happened with this car. My "Hagerty News" email has a useful article that reminded me of your…"
May 22
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion A car that I am going to New York to look at
"Do be sure to read my post — interpreting car ads —below your post on the dashboard  Some good tips on purchasing a used Classic Antique cars right  there ——LOL !!  Enjoy "
May 19
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion A car that I am going to New York to look at
"Patrick Haven been born in Brooklyn and lived close by  on Long Island for 60 years I know the area well The weather in N Y  and the north east can be very rough on any car there —depending on how it is used  The snow salt…"
May 19
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A car that I am going to New York to look at

Hey everyone, once again thank you so much for your feedback on what to look for in getting a car.  Based on that feedback I stumbled on a black convertible on ebay from Brooklyn New York.  I have talked to the seller a couple of times now and the car has a solid history and his description of how the car drives and what updates have been done have me interested enough to plan a trip to NYC to look at and drive the car.  Here is the link to the listing,…See More
May 19
Jason Edge replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion Looking for feedback
"I get to know the sellers and discuss why they are selling.  If they don't really have a clue about the car and say vague things like I am reading in this online sellers description I will say "have a good day, goodbye" and hang…"
May 11
Patrick Westphal replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion Looking for feedback
"Karl, thanks for the feedback.  The patience will be the tough thing for me - I had in my head starting to drive around in this car over this summer.  But now I'll back off of that idea and go for the car I want.  As for…"
May 11
Patrick Westphal replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion Looking for feedback
"Jason,  No be honest and thanks for the input.  I thought the ads to be wary of were the individual sellers because I don't know who they are (scam artist for instance) and I will not buy a car that I don't personally see and…"
May 11
Lee Martin replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion Looking for feedback
"You'll probably have your best luck here:  https://www.cars-on-line.com/cadillac.html or Ebay. The 1963's are getting hard to find but everyone on this site has a '64 so you should be fine.  Get an inspection before you…"
May 11
Karl Schwarz replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion Looking for feedback
"I have found that in looking for a classic car that there are a few key things that are very helpful: (1) Patience - The market and prices for classic cars is all over the map as is the availability of any specific vehicle. You can easily spend way…"
May 10
Chris Codd replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion Looking for feedback
"One of our members recently sold his to somebody in Finland for sixteen thousand. A gold convertible in very good driver condition. It was a California car with no rust issues. They're out there. You just have to be patient and find the right…"
May 10
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion Looking for feedback
"Love that you have a background with GM regarding these cars and you want and need one for yourself  That says a lot to me about the quality of the build that went into these cars back in the day that you know and were a part…"
May 9

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
Yes 64F0077735
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
33273
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
Yes

Hey everyone.  I am a new member as of March 2021.  I am actively in the market for a 1964 Cadillac Deville convertible.  Red, black, blue or maybe even white.  I am not looking for a Concours level vehicle, I have no intention of taking anything to shows.  I am looking for a Deville to drive on nice weather summer days in Michigan and to enjoy.  I plan to work on and upkeep the vehicle and probably upgrade a few items like brakes and ignition.  I am a retired engineer with 34 years of experience at GM where I started at Cadillac (Clark Street) working along side some of the people that designed and tested the 64 version of the Deville. I am looking forward to driving and enjoying one of these fine vehicles and meeting some of you in the future.  

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New vehicle in the club

Posted on June 17, 2021 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

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.  …

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At 4:20pm on March 19, 2021, Jason Edge said…

Hi Pat, 

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.

This site is hosted by the CLC (Cadillac LaSalle Club) 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter. It is great to have another Chapter Member joining us here on the 63/64 Cadillac Website!

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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63 Hydra-Matic won't shift out of first

Started by Norm Waters in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Norm Waters 3 hours ago. 7 Replies

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

Rear brake lock up when cold

Started by Cliff Johnston in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 19 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi everyone, ever since getting the car back on the road, the rear brakes grab when they are cold and I’m moving at slow speed.  Once I get along the road and stop they are fine. I see some posts…Continue

Vacuum advance

Started by Thomas Yarri in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Thomas Yarri yesterday. 4 Replies

Good afternoon to all my fellow Cadillac owners! I have a question about the vacuum advance on my car. The car is a 64 without a/c and a Rochester carburetor. I noticed that I have vacuum at the port…Continue

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1963 series 62 convertible transmission issue

Posted by Matthew VanDeWater on June 22, 2021 at 3:03pm 1 Comment

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…

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New vehicle in the club

Posted by Patrick Westphal on June 17, 2021 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

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.  …

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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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