Pete Grodem
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Drain plug and speedo bullet seal.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin on Wednesday. 3 Replies

Hello,Sealing  up my 63 Jetaway duel coupling and questioning the drain plug and the speedo bullet, both used an o ring for sealing. This does not seam proper as the o ring gets crushed when…Continue

63 390 engine block needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Jan 24. 1 Reply

Hellolooking for a good 63 390 block, standard bore preferred.thank youPeteContinue

Wire harness boot at door jam.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Mar 19, 2019. 1 Reply

Looking for the rubber boot that covers the wiring harness in the LF door jam. 63 4 door 6 window.Continue

Exhaust heat riser 63 390

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Feb 2, 2019. 6 Replies

Looking for a source for my missing exhaust heat riser. Back ordered from Original Parts Group. Or if someone has a good used one willing to sell?  Also I know the heat riser goes on the left side…Continue

 

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Russ Austin replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Drain plug and speedo bullet seal.
"The O ring will sit snug into the machined groove. You will need to roll the O ring over the threads into the groove."
Wednesday
Pete Grodem replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Drain plug and speedo bullet seal.
"Yes I noticed the machined groove in the drain plug, but when I torque it down the o ring squeezes out and rips.  I will take closer look maybe I got the wrong O ring. Thanks Russ."
Wednesday
Russ Austin replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Drain plug and speedo bullet seal.
"Use the O ring. The speedo bullet is designed to tighten up against the casing. A copper seal will move the bullet out and the gears will not mesh correctly.  Same with the drain, use what is recommended. The drain plug should have a machined…"
Wednesday
Pete Grodem posted a discussion

Drain plug and speedo bullet seal.

Hello,Sealing  up my 63 Jetaway duel coupling and questioning the drain plug and the speedo bullet, both used an o ring for sealing. This does not seam proper as the o ring gets crushed when torqueing. And my $86.00 seal kit did not come with any alternative. What is the proper seal for the drain plug and speedo bullet to case? I'm thinking a copper ring would be most practical. Also, what type of modern trany fluid do we use in these units?Thank you, PeteSee More
Wednesday
Russ Austin replied to Pete Grodem's discussion 63 390 engine block needed
"Pete, your block has been picked up.  Thanks for the support."
Jan 24
Pete Grodem replied to Russ Austin's discussion 63 short block for sale
"Do you still have the 63 390 for sale?"
Jan 13
Pete Grodem replied to Russ Austin's discussion 63 short block for sale
"Hello, By any slim chance do you still have this short block for sale? Thank you, Pete"
Jan 13
Pete Grodem posted a discussion

63 390 engine block needed

Hellolooking for a good 63 390 block, standard bore preferred.thank youPeteSee More
Jan 12
Russ Austin replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Pistons and rods needed
"I have them, send me an email please.   russ85747@hotmail.com"
Dec 31, 2019

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
Yes 1963 de Ville 4door 6 window
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
No
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
No

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1964 Cadillac Deville - TH400 kickdown switch

Started by Louis in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Charles Fares 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hello,I am searching for a  TH400 transmission kickdown switch (the one near the carburetor). A new one or in good condition.I already asked Fatsco and US Parts Supply but they don’t have this…Continue

New Gallery

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 11 hours ago. 0 Replies

I am truly fascinated by the  wonderful  inspiring stories behind owning these 63-64 CLASSIC ANTIQUE CADILLACSThey have set the website ON FIRE !!Jason Mr Webmaster your talents regarding the subject…Continue

64 429 Thermostat Housing

Started by Jason A in General Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 14 hours ago. 1 Reply

Does anyone know where to find a thermostat housing for a 64 429?  Are any cars interchangeable?  Chevy 350 looks identical, but a lil bigger.Thanks,JasonContinue

New photo gallery

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 16 hours ago. 8 Replies

Having trouble posting my picture in the new gallery but managed to get the text right The computer WIZ - I am NOT ! Stay safe my friends Continue

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How to sensibly deal with the Corona Virus

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on March 14, 2020 at 5:02pm 6 Comments

https://theamericanscholar.org/covid-19-a-primer/

I found this very helpful, written by a knowledgeable authority in public health. 

Remember, Viruses are not spread by Cadillacs so get out and drive!


Safe & Healthy travels. 

Jeff Kinzler

1963 Eldorado convertible boot

Posted by Les Eastling on February 27, 2020 at 10:33am 1 Comment

I need a used convertible boot for a 63 Cadillac convertible - condition or color is not an issue since it will be used as a pattern for making a new one. One from either a 62 series convertible or an Eldorado would work. I know I am searching for hen's teeth here... but you never know unless you ask!

Looking for 63 Convertible / Coupe rear side trim

Posted by Gene McIlroy on January 24, 2020 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

Want to find a good straight dent free rear side trim for my 1963 Convertible.  I have both sides but they do not match.  Wanting to get them to match.  I am attaching a photo of the two trim sided that I have really wanting the squared off trim if I can get it.  Let's see what you have,…

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