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Carpet install

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pete Grodem Jun 16. 2 Replies

simple question, Does the carpet go under the seat mounts and bolted down with the seat? My original carpet was cut to go around the seat mounts looks like a hack job. Same with the steering column,…Continue

RPM at 70

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pete Grodem Jun 15. 2 Replies

I was questioning if my 63 was shifting into 4th , so I installed a tach and don't notice a 3-4 shift. Cruising at 70 the RPM is at 2600. Sounds high.  Has anyone noted RPM's at highway speeds?. I…Continue

Torque convertor to flex plate gap.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Apr 7, 2020. 7 Replies

Hello,Reinstalled motor and trany this weekend in my 63 390 and jetaway after overhauling both. Problem: the torque convertor is about 3/16" away from making contact with the flex plate. When I…Continue

Drain plug and speedo bullet seal.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Apr 1, 2020. 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

 

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Pete Grodem replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Carpet install
"Thank you Jason, I Will let you know if I need the grommet."
Jun 16
Jason Edge replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Carpet install
"The front bench seat always seems to be mounted on top of the carpet with bolt going thru to floor on cars I have pulled in. There is a very large rubber grommet at the floor where the column goes through. There are 2 versions one for non-tilt that…"
Jun 16
Pete Grodem posted a discussion

Carpet install

simple question, Does the carpet go under the seat mounts and bolted down with the seat? My original carpet was cut to go around the seat mounts looks like a hack job. Same with the steering column, it looks like the factory installed the column after the rug was in. I was going to cut a slot for it. sound practical?63 6 window 4 drThank youPeteSee More
Jun 16
Pete Grodem replied to Pete Grodem's discussion RPM at 70
"Thank you Kurt, Because my trany was only shifting twice I assumed it was not shifting into 4th. However, upon further diagnosis, the trany is skipping 2nd gear.  When in Low, it attempt to shift but the tachometer does not drop. The service…"
Jun 15
Kurt replied to Pete Grodem's discussion RPM at 70
"Seems about right according to the RPM calculator. https://www.crawlpedia.com/rpm_gear_calculator.htm"
Jun 14
Pete Grodem posted a discussion

RPM at 70

I was questioning if my 63 was shifting into 4th , so I installed a tach and don't notice a 3-4 shift. Cruising at 70 the RPM is at 2600. Sounds high.  Has anyone noted RPM's at highway speeds?. I have 235/75/15s and stock gears for an A/C car. I think 3:21s.  See More
Jun 14
Jason Edge replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Torque convertor to flex plate gap.
"Glad it was an easy fix. It was ironic the # you used 3/16" which is the exact different in diameter of the 1963 drive plate and 1964 flexplate."
Apr 7, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Torque convertor to flex plate gap.
"Glad it turned out to be a simple issue that you worked thru  Always the best case scenario  Enjoy having your car back in action  Stay Safe "
Apr 7, 2020
Pete Grodem replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Torque convertor to flex plate gap.
"Thank you all for the comments. I had to change the engine due to a cracked block. I got an complete 63 390 short block, (thank you Russ). completely rebuilt it, but I failed to clean the rust out of the back of the crank where…"
Apr 7, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Torque convertor to flex plate gap.
"All 390’s in 63 had  the hydromatic trans  In 64 the 429 —had two trans  mounted to the engine depending on the model Cadillac in 64  Two  different crankshafts  size ends —-came in the 429…"
Apr 6, 2020
Jason Edge replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Torque convertor to flex plate gap.
"The 1964 Turbo Hydramatic flexplate has a 3" opening. The raised back end of the 1963 390 Hydramatic crankshaft and 1964 429 Hydramatic crankshaft is 3 3/16". The flex plate is not going to fit the Hydramatic crank unless it is enlarged to…"
Apr 6, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Torque convertor to flex plate gap.
"Are you implying you changed the engines original crankshaft ?"
Apr 6, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Pete Grodem's discussion Torque convertor to flex plate gap.
"Pete Are they the engine and trany that were in the car before or was something changed ? Stay safe "
Apr 6, 2020
Pete Grodem posted a discussion

Torque convertor to flex plate gap.

Hello,Reinstalled motor and trany this weekend in my 63 390 and jetaway after overhauling both. Problem: the torque convertor is about 3/16" away from making contact with the flex plate. When I try to tighten up the flex plate nuts the flex plate flexes or bends.   questions: should the torque convertor have some movement to make contact with the flex plate or is it solid no movement? And does the nose of the torque convertor go into the back of the crank shaft?  I'm thinking the back of my…See More
Apr 6, 2020
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."
Apr 1, 2020
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."
Apr 1, 2020

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
Yes 1963 de Ville 4door 6 window
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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 1 hour 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 17 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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