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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

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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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Kim K Kaiser liked Patrick Westphal's blog post New vehicle in the club
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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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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 "
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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…"
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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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Electrical. 63. Gen light

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser 3 hours ago. 10 Replies

As i hv become a gauge watcher.  I thoight i would hok up a tachomeyer and the little lights on the three gauge unit so i can see at night.So, i put the green wire to the neg, red to power source,…Continue

Turbo trans speedometer connection leak

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 yesterday. 7 Replies

My turbo trans speedometer connection at the trans is leaking trans fluid When replacing the seal there  — I read in the library I will need to get  that from Jason What will be the issue dealing…Continue

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1964 horn bar anti rattle material

Started by Doug Scarrow in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin yesterday. 1 Reply

    My horn bar rattles and is missing rubber or felt pieces as shown in the attached photo what is this material made of ?   It looks like it must be "T"  shaped to fit into a slotContinue

Front Shocks for a 1964 Cadillac Eldorado

Started by Walter Anderson Bonner Jr. in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Anders on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Can anyone assist me in locating the correct front shock absorbers for my 1964 Cadillac Eldorado.  Part number and supplier would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks! Continue

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Rochester throttle body gasket

Posted by Phil on September 29, 2021 at 8:18am 5 Comments

Hello,  would anybody be able to tell me if I’m using the correct gasket on my Rochester throttle body? It doesn’t  look right to me.  I’m not sure if the carb actually ran with this gasket because I got it used with no history.  Any help would be appreciated …

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Rumble Sound at 55-60 mph

Posted by Ray Schick on September 20, 2021 at 10:45pm 6 Comments

64 Coupe DeVille , while driving at 55-60 mph I have a oscillating rumble sound . Steering wheel does not shake or vibrate . Transmission mount looks good .Tires were replaced 2 years ago balanced and rebalanced recently. Axel bearings were just replaced, rear differential assembly was just replaced with a Posi track ,pinion bearings good. Fresh gear lube. Driveshaft checked and balanced the other day ,new center bearing installed and new bearing carrier assembly too. Trying to figure this…

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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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