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Very sensitive brakes.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 2 hours ago. 19 Replies

Hey everyone,  how sensitive should the power brakes be?  I have just rebuilt the power booster and  replaced the master cylinder. The pedal doesn’t have any resistance so I have to be very gentle so…Continue

Body mounts and loose feeling rear end.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Jun 6. 9 Replies

    Hey everyone, the rear end of my 63 coupe has a loose feeling to it, almost like riding on jello.  I’ve replaced the shocks, the trailing arm bushings, upper control arm bushings, upper control…Continue

Crank shaft pulley oil leak and oil pump housing damage questions.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Dec 27, 2020. 11 Replies

Hey everybody, merry Christmas!   I have a couple of quick questions.   I seem to have an oil leak that travels through the harmonic balancer and drains on the inside of the pulley,  do you know what…Continue

Brake Drum issue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Nov 3, 2020. 6 Replies

Hey group, new guy here.I’m having an issue with the brake drum balancing weights hitting the rim and warping.  Has anyone else had this issue?, Is there a certain brand that everyone recommends?Any…Continue

 

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"Phil Glad you posted the additional info regarding the sensitivity of the booster rod adjustment which is very helpful for the community to be aware of when making a brake booster replacement "
2 hours ago
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"Yeah,  That pushrod is very sensitive to adjustment , I ended up just tightening and loosing it back and forth till finally they felt normal. Even a small difference of 1/8 of a turn was enough to make the difference of not stopping and…"
18 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"Looks like the length of the brake booster arm plunger was your issue that corrected your stopping problem  Good for others to know  Enjoy now being able to enjoy your Classic Antique Cadillac out  and about and the fun that adds to…"
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"Glad the brakes are squared away — Enjoy "
yesterday
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"After driving the car around town,  The brakes seem to have settled in and are working excellent, it’s nice to finally have the car stopping properly.  I decided against  swapping out the shoes again.   Thanks for all your…"
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Phil replied to Phil's discussion Body mounts and loose feeling rear end.
"An update on this,  I took Tony’s advice on the spring spacers,  and the car Sits, rides,  handles, and looks a heck of a lot better.  This solved half the problem,  the jello feeling,  I discovered was from the…"
Jun 6
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"We’ll see how they go,  I’ll keep you updated.  I agree with you on the veggie hamburger, I’ve always viewed the word “organic” as being synonymous with “not that great”, like it’s  a…"
Jun 6
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"I do think you are on the correct path to be getting the brake shoe issue corrected  now as the new brake shoes ordered sound like the right ones indicating there exceptional brake shoe friction material Had no idea the company changed hands so…"
Jun 6
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"Thanks Tony.   Element 3 organic is what Raybestos is branding their shoes and pads as.  I’ve read past posts of you and a few others recommending raybestos, I’ve used them on other cars I’ve owned without a problem, so I…"
Jun 5
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"Thanks Mark,  I wish that was the issue,  I’ve checked that a few times. "
Jun 5
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"Hey Mark  All the brake shoes are all the same size on all four hubs on these Cadillacs ( no small and bigger )  But a very good observation  regarding many other cars  Enjoy "
Jun 5
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"Have you changed or rebuilt your brake cylinders and replaced the rubber brake lines which is all part of a brake refresh ? I think you may have overheated your new brake shoes due to your brake booster rod not being adjusted correctly until your…"
Jun 5
Mark S Anderson replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"is there a chance that one of the sets of shoes is on backwards?i've seen primary and secondary shoes reversed too many times, or both primary on one wheel with the secondaries on the other.if the shoes are reversed, they will do exactly that,…"
Jun 5
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"Ok second  update, the shoe replacement didn’t really work so Per Andre’s advice I revisited the pushrod adjustment. The manual doesn’t give any specification on what the size of the gauge should be, so I used a universal…"
Jun 5
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"A little bit of an update,  I replaced the front shoes with the rabestos organic shoes and they are working much better,  I think they may have been overheated.  Now All i have is the pedal travel is a little bit too much,…"
Jun 2

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New Batch of Embroidered Iron-On 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Patches - $4 each

Started by Jason Edge in Chapter Discussion. Last reply by mark zimmerman 11 minutes ago. 9 Replies

As noted in our August 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Newsletter:Around 6 years…Continue

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Neutral Switch issues

Started by Rob Shatsnider in Restoration Discussion 39 minutes ago. 0 Replies

On a 1964 60 Special with a tilt wheel, tubro trans and #653 neutral switch.  When I had the transmission done the switch got out of alignment.  Now the car will start in Park, but not in Neutral,…Continue

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Very sensitive brakes.

Started by Phil in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 2 hours ago. 19 Replies

Hey everyone,  how sensitive should the power brakes be?  I have just rebuilt the power booster and  replaced the master cylinder. The pedal doesn’t have any resistance so I have to be very gentle so…Continue

Carpet install

Started by Pete Grodem in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

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

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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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Thank you Kurt re: VIN location

Posted by Robert Pellow on April 19, 2021 at 1:07pm 0 Comments

I just wanted to say a thank you to Kurt for steering me to the tech tips page on V.I.N. locations.  Excellent information.  Thanks a bundle.

Robert Pellow

V.I.N. where?

Posted by Robert Pellow on April 18, 2021 at 1:41pm 6 Comments

Where can I find the V.I.N. on a 63 convertible?  The usual space at the base of the interior windshield on the driver's side has been decimated by weather.

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