Patrick Westphal
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2 clocks that work

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Bartlett Aug 28, 2023. 2 Replies

All, a while ago I purchased a set of 4 clocks from Jason that he had on the shelf.  I have had some experience in the past repairing clocks, and I was able to get 3 of those four operational.  One I…Continue

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Intake manifold gaskets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ray Schick Jan 10, 2022. 2 Replies

I am in the middle of doing a carburetor update and I am planning on blocking out the middle exhaust ports on the in manifold as per Jason's instructions on doing this update.  I am going to install…Continue

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

Started this discussion. Last reply by 3gk350qap28u3 May 22, 2021. 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, 2021. 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

Tags: https://www.carsforsale.com/vehicle/details/75623973

 

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Patrick Westphal replied to John W. Thompson Jr.'s discussion 1963 Cadillac Outlet Codes
"So here is a little information from inside GM.  There is and has been a program in GM where an employee of a certain level was assigned a current production vehicle to drive and evaluate.  I was part of this program while employed at…"
Mar 31
Patrick Westphal replied to CHRIS CARLSON's discussion Cruise control
"Here is what I did on my vehicle.  What I like about the Dakota Digital system is that you have some options for the Dashboard switch.  I mounted mine in that black box you can sde in the picture.  You can mount it directly to the…"
Mar 31
Patrick Westphal replied to CHRIS CARLSON's discussion Cruise control
"Chris,  Yes i installed an aftermarket cruise system on my 64 Deville.  I have been exceptionally pleased with it Send me a message at pat.westphal@gmail.com and we can discuss it for your vehicle.  "
Mar 30
Patrick Westphal and Dave Fehrle are now friends
Mar 19
CHRIS CARLSON and Patrick Westphal are now friends
Feb 26
Dave Fehrle left a comment for Patrick Westphal
"You can contact me at 815-871-5841 to discuss the electronic ignition wiring. Dave Fehrle"
Feb 25
Patrick Westphal replied to Dave Fehrle's discussion Pertronix 3 install and resistor wire
"Dave, Have you been able to get your ignition system operating properly?  I think that you are wired into the wrong circuit for 12 volt power.  I would be glad to get on a call with you to discuss it if you would like that.  "
Feb 24
Patrick Westphal and Mark Bartlett are now friends
Sep 4, 2023
Michael Forte liked Patrick Westphal's discussion 2 clocks that work
Aug 29, 2023
Mark Bartlett replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion 2 clocks that work
"Hi Patrick I sent  my clock to you today  let me know when you get it"
Aug 28, 2023
Jason Edge commented on Patrick Westphal's blog post Spark Plug Heat Range
"Thanks Patrick! Added to our Help Page."
Jul 8, 2023
Patrick Westphal posted a blog post

Spark Plug Heat Range

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 length of the plug on the left is much longer than the…See More
Jul 7, 2023
Patrick Westphal commented on Chris Codd's photo
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Borg Clock

"A couple of comments here.  There were actually two different internal workings to the Westclox clocks.  Then obviously the internal workings of the Borg clock are different.  I don't have a handle on the reliability of the 3…"
Apr 29, 2023
Patrick Westphal replied to Jason Edge's discussion What Turned You On to Cadillacs?
"Shortly after I started working for Cadillac Engineering on Clark Street in Detroit I got a chance to drive an 83 Eldorado back to my home town in Wisconsin.  After that trip I was hooked."
Apr 22, 2023
Patrick Westphal replied to Logan Robb's discussion Parasitic Drain/Negative battery disconnect
"OK so here are some possibilities for your battery drain problem.  First of all I would just keep the manual system you have and work on finding the actual problem.  There is nothing on our cars that should be a drain on the battery from a…"
Apr 19, 2023
Patrick Westphal replied to Logan Robb's discussion Brake Lights/dash lights intermittent
"Mark - good catch and I stand corrected.  That's what I get for looking at a colorized schematic of a 1963 Series 62 convertible.  They changed the 12 source for the stop lamps between the two years.  The 1963 stop lamps are…"
Apr 17, 2023

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
Yes 64F0077735
Cadillac LaSalle Club Membership Number? (Must be a member to Join Chapter & Website)
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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Spark Plug Heat Range

Posted 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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I was working on my HVAC system this winter and during the process of taking the dash pad off these two parts fell out. Does anyone know what they are and where they go?

Posted on April 12, 2022 at 1:35pm 0 Comments

I was working on my HVAC system this winter and during the process of taking the dash pad off these two parts fell out. Does anyone know what they are and where they go?

New vehicle in the club

Posted on June 17, 2021 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

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 7:05pm on February 25, 2024, Dave Fehrle said…

You can contact me at 815-871-5841 to discuss the electronic ignition wiring. 
Dave Fehrle

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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1964 Floor braces rot

Started by Todd Fox in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Todd Fox 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

Has anybody in here found a good supplier of replacement floor braces for the 64 convertibles. Continue

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Nice 1963 to 1967 Cylinder Head Water Outlet Pipe Assembly - $150

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale 5 hours ago. 0 Replies

I just pulled a very good Cadillac Cylinder Head Water Outlet Pipe for cars with AC with the extended arm for compressor. That came off a running parts and is a nice piece. Included is a new 180…Continue

40A CB in fuse box

Started by Larry Rees in General Discussion 23 hours ago. 0 Replies

Don’t know if this is common knowledge or easy to find but was able to order a 40A Circuit breaker to fit in the fuse box from Crimp Supply inc or on Amazon from the same company source. Just thought…Continue

Trivia #29 - What Movie Is this?

Started by Jason Edge in Trivia. Last reply by Jason Edge on Monday. 12 Replies

It has been a while since we did some trivia and I was watching a movie last night and saw this 1964 Coupe de Ville that briefly makes an appearance.   The Trivia Question is: What Movie Is this?…Continue

Blog Posts

Loud air moving sound within carb with cleaner removed

Posted by Dave Fehrle on March 23, 2024 at 3:23pm 8 Comments

While checking my Carter carb with engine running, I took the air cleaner off and there was a very loud hissing sound of air. I placed a piece of paper over the carb and it didn’t move up or down, is this normal?

Vintage Air AC

Posted by Chase on March 21, 2024 at 5:55am 0 Comments

Hey everyone, has anybody done a Vintage Air AC/Heat setup in their car? I want to bypass the old vacuum setup and go with a Vintage Air Gen 2 model. Before I get started, does anyone have any experience with this? (Which model to go with, do’s and dont’s, etc.) It looks pretty involved. Any and all info/pics would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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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