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Axle bearing seal leak

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser Nov 3, 2021. 3 Replies

Hello.  My SKF rear wheel bearings aren’t very old maybe only 700 miles and they have started leaking already.  Does anyone know if the just the inner seal can be replaced? Continue

Rochester Carb parts wanted

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Jun 27, 2021. 1 Reply

I have a Rochester carb that suffered a trauma to the throttle shaft, I’m wondering if anyone has a shaft or a carb for parts that would have a good shaft?  Thanks Continue

Very sensitive brakes.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Jun 16, 2021. 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, 2021. 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

 

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Nov 15, 2021
Sammy replied to Phil's discussion Brake Drum issue
"Luckily some garages in Germany still have the machines to do that. Other option is to tighten drum and wheel as one unit, possible on some newer machines. The mechanics often do not know that it is possible.For both methods it is…"
Nov 13, 2021
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Phil's discussion Brake Drum issue
"Russ  Thank you - never heard of that method before  Enjoy "
Nov 12, 2021
Russ Austin replied to Phil's discussion Brake Drum issue
"Its an old school way. You balance the tire on the car with a road force machine. Name may be wrong, but the principal is correct. "
Nov 12, 2021
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Phil's discussion Brake Drum issue
"Sammy  I myself never heard of balancing the drum and the tire at the same time  The high speed balancing machines are not designed to do that as best I know  Well balanced tire should always improve the ride  Very glad you…"
Nov 11, 2021
Sammy replied to Phil's discussion Brake Drum issue
"I removed mine completely and was lucky with that: No noticeable wobbling at 60 / 70 mph.Think next time I buy new tires and let them balance drum and wheel as one unit.BUT The face of aftermarket drums is a slightly thinner than on originals,…"
Nov 11, 2021
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Phil's discussion Brake Drum issue
"Removing the  balance weights from the face of the drum and relocating them so the weights have the same effect  as before  on the drums  balance will work  I had to do something similar to be able to install my 64 stock…"
Nov 10, 2021
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Brake Drum issue
"I cut the weights flush with the face of the drum and welded a weight to the outside of the drum.  This worked well and I think might be the only solution for the aftermarket drums if you don’t mind the hack aspect. .  I eventually…"
Nov 10, 2021
Sammy replied to Phil's discussion Brake Drum issue
"Hi Phil, I have the same issues now with my ACDelco aftermarket brake drums. The only way to set the rims flat on drums was to remove the weights.Did you find a better solution?Turning the old drums is not an option on my car as the…"
Nov 10, 2021
Kim K Kaiser replied to Phil's discussion Axle bearing seal leak
"You mean grease leaking out of axle behind resr tire?   That happened on mine once, pulled it out, turned out there is a paper type gasket that was visibly torn early on in the take apart.  I replaced that and it quit leaking. …"
Nov 3, 2021
Phil replied to Emily's discussion Time for disc brakes?
"I had this problem when I installed new aftermarket drums.  The problem was that the balancing weights were too thick  preventing the rims from fitting tight and actually warping the drum causing the violent vibration while braking.…"
Nov 2, 2021
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Phil's discussion Axle bearing seal leak
"Use Raybestos brake shoes  All 4 brakes take the same shoes on our Cadillacs  Enjoy "
Oct 29, 2021
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Phil's discussion Axle bearing seal leak
"The SKF bearing are very  very good bearings  Do replace the seals ( all ) if you have not done that already when you first did the repair and that will stop the leaking  If you have grease leaking on to your brake shoes those need to…"
Oct 29, 2021
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Axle bearing seal leak

Hello.  My SKF rear wheel bearings aren’t very old maybe only 700 miles and they have started leaking already.  Does anyone know if the just the inner seal can be replaced? See More
Oct 28, 2021
Phil replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion 64 deville brake booster
"There’s a vendor on eBay called “Cadillac reproductions”"
Oct 24, 2021
Phil replied to Thomas Yarri's discussion 64 deville brake booster
Oct 24, 2021

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1963 Sixty-Two
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Rochester throttle body gasket

Posted 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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Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 1 minute ago. 300 Replies

I have posted a few Misc items over on my Classic Cadillac Parts Facebook page at…Continue

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Timelapse Rebuild of a 1957 Cadillac 365 V-8 Engine

Started by Jason Edge in General Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 4 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Saw the link on the CLC forums today and thought I would share to the CLC FB Group. This is a prior generation engine to our 1963-64 390's & 429's but this is a pretty cool time lapse of a…Continue

64 TH400 refresh

Started by Matti Roth in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Matti Roth 2 hours ago. 8 Replies

 Next task with my 64 DeVille project is to check TH400 condition. Gearbox came with the car but was already removed. It is 64 but not possible to say if it is the original to this car as there is no…Continue

need some help: bulb size for dash compartment

Started by Stefan in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kurt yesterday. 4 Replies

Hello everybody,I would like to replace all the burned bulbs in the dash of my ´63 Fleetwood 60 Special and I'm a little confused as I can't find the right sizes in the shop manual. - If I'm wrong,…Continue

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bright beam flashes

Posted by Kim K Kaiser on January 9, 2022 at 12:55pm 5 Comments

HI again,

I have the 63 cdv, with the flash assister on the dash,  

My hi lo beams flash back and forth intermittently.  sometimes they dont start flashing at all, sometimes they will just start flasihing on and off until I hit the button on the floor to get them to stop.  sometimes they sound someone is down there hitting the floor button but the lights dont respond, you can hear the click but nothing happens, as if I have no control over that floor button. I have turned off…

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Map Light

Posted by RIchard Yasenchack on January 1, 2022 at 8:07pm 7 Comments

I have a 63 Cadillac Series 62 convertible.  Can someone post a picture showing what the map light should look like?

Mine is a meta air vent like grating, which just does not look right for a map light.

Thanks in advance.  Rick

Upgrades for the Coupe de Ville

Posted by Kurt on December 24, 2021 at 6:00pm 4 Comments

At long last I finally have power vent windows! I started collecting the parts 3 years ago. The one thing I could not find until recently is the 6 button driver's switch. Jason finally pulled one in and was more than generous with pricing. Thanks Jason! Installing the vent window motors was the easiest part of the project but many other tasks were spawned by this project.

  1. There is a hole in the door panels where the window crank was. I considered putting a hub cap emblem there…
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center bolt size for crankshaft pulley

Posted by Dan Norris on December 6, 2021 at 3:13pm 2 Comments

I need to pull my distributor, and still have the cork in the end of the crankshaft. What is the bolt size needed to thread a bolt in there to be able to turn the motor over with a pull handle and socket to get it to TDC exactly before I pull the distributor out?

Dan

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