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do I need new springs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Dec 1, 2020. 16 Replies

My '64 convertible is an excellent example and drives beautifully, EXCEPT that it bounces on bumps, especially, say, a speed bump where it will go up and down 3 times and jiggle before settling. I…Continue

Free 1964 parts before I throw them out

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Jul 5, 2020. 7 Replies

I have front brake drums and discs, a window, a window frame, and an air cleaner shroud. I don't need them and anyone can have them for shipping cost. I would guess the shipping would be $20-25 for…Continue

Driver's window won't go up. Bought new motor but mechanic says replace the hinky switch panel, and I can't find one to buy.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Murphy Jan 11, 2020. 8 Replies

My windows are slow up and down but all worked until the driver's window got stuck down. The lights dim when you hit the switch, indicating electronics should be OK, so I bought a new motor(maybe…Continue

Free front brake drums and shoes for '64 DeVille

Started this discussion. Last reply by Preston Bealle Sep 15, 2019. 7 Replies

I converted my '64 to front disc brakes. I have the drums and shoes and parts that the car came with. Anyone can have them if you want them, just pay shipping, which won't be cheap since they are…Continue

 

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Preston Bealle replied to Mack's discussion To keep the original carbs original :)
"That's a lot of great advice. I'll pull out a couple of plugs tomorrow. I have had a lot of cars and rebuilt one engine myself but I am not well versed in carb jetting. I did get that adapter from Russ. The Edelbrock 1406 solved all my…"
Dec 1, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion do I need new springs?
"The right car sure can help out where the ladies are concerned  Great when I was single but has remained a constant source of much fun my wife and I enjoy for 45 years together  You see —“ we both have the car gene in our…"
Dec 1, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion do I need new springs?
"Preston  The XKE is funny because I  personally was crazy about the XKE as my Dad had 3 XK 120’s in the 50’s  so we were into enjoying Brigs Cunningham with his D Jaguar race team when he was at the local race circuits in…"
Dec 1, 2020
Preston Bealle replied to Preston Bealle's discussion do I need new springs?
"Tony, you were some guy in college if you had a Cadillac convertible. And I did OK at University of Arizona in a '69 Jaguar XKE that I bought for $2500 from Diana Ross's husband, but the Cadillac had more style.  So I am going to do…"
Dec 1, 2020
Preston Bealle replied to Mack's discussion To keep the original carbs original :)
"Tony, I don't know if this makes any difference, but that was a typo, I have a '64, not a '63. And there were no significant issues with the installation. I could be wrong, but I think what we did was NOTHING regarding the tranny…"
Dec 1, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion do I need new springs?
" Preston If you do not have one of the best super  cloud 9 rides you have ever had in a car ( or  any Cadillac) or you cannot drive with one finger at any speed ——your suspension could use some work That is what our years…"
Dec 1, 2020
William Cameron replied to Preston Bealle's discussion do I need new springs?
"have you checked the ball and yoke mounted on the top of the rear differential? if that is damaged or pulled out of the bracket  the car will sway and bounce from that as well"
Nov 30, 2020
Preston Bealle replied to Preston Bealle's discussion do I need new springs?
"No, I have not. Thanks for that, I will get it done."
Nov 30, 2020
Preston Bealle replied to Preston Bealle's discussion do I need new springs?
"Many thanks. I'll have a look at it appears I should get everything checked before grabbing the springs, but it seems likely the springs would help, no telling how old they are. I would think HD springs might affect the Cadillac ride. I…"
Nov 30, 2020
Preston Bealle replied to Preston Bealle's discussion do I need new springs?
"OK, then I will have to find a suspension shop and get it inspected. Perhaps they will suggest replacing the springs but some other thing could be wrong. The car drives great except for bumps. It does jiggle a bit on certain roads and I chalked that…"
Nov 30, 2020
Preston Bealle replied to Preston Bealle's discussion do I need new springs?
"Yes, I replaced the shocks, there was no change. It was done by the Volo Auto Museum in Chicago, where I bought the car."
Nov 30, 2020
Preston Bealle replied to Preston Bealle's discussion do I need new springs?
"I'm in Darien, CT near New York city."
Nov 30, 2020
William Cameron replied to Preston Bealle's discussion do I need new springs?
"have you checked the ball and yoke mounted on the top of the rear differential? if that is damaged or pulled out of the bracket  the car will sway and bounce from that as well"
Nov 30, 2020
Anders replied to Preston Bealle's discussion do I need new springs?
"If you want replace your springs maybe you should contact Kanter instead. I bought all suspension parts from them. Very satisfied. Springs, shocks, brakes and the full front end kit (super). The car is feeling excellent on the road. The only thing…"
Nov 30, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion do I need new springs?
"That should be suspension travel above ( spell check nonsense ) "
Nov 29, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Preston Bealle's discussion do I need new springs?
"Preston I think your problem would be shocks all around - ( they keep the tires tracking on the ground preventing wheel hop and suppression travel ) front and rear bushings and a complete front end exam which would include ball joints if…"
Nov 29, 2020

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Deville convertible
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
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Doing disc brake conversion and I need to change out the rims--what to get?

Posted on December 7, 2017 at 3:55pm 22 Comments

I'm having a mechanic change to '64 Deville convertible to disc brakes. He used the spacers that came with the kit but one side takes 2 spacers and the other 3, and there is a slight disconnect from the center hub from being so far out. It appears the best solution would not be further tinkering with spacers but a deeper 15" rim made for disc brakes. Does anyone know what rims might work that will allow the existing Cadillac hub caps to fit?  

I have read everything I can find on disc…

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At 12:07am on September 12, 2019, James Elkins said…

That's something I want to do. I checked with Summit but they were not sure if their kit would work with the wire wheels. I'm going to do more research and see what I can find.

At 9:07pm on September 11, 2019, James Elkins said…

I really like it. Where did you get the front disc brake conversion from and what wheels are you running?

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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

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Happy Father's Day!

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 15 hours ago. 1 Reply

Happy Father's Day to my dad, Sam Edge. He was there in the beginning with…Continue

622 nss 63 tilt

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 yesterday. 7 Replies

Previously, i mentioned the  bu lights didnt work, and conversatiin went to nss.   Mine has the two jumped wire bypass so car will go in drive/start.Got the switch out and the outer tract plastic is…Continue

Timing chain help

Started by Cody in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Saturday. 3 Replies

I have the front of my engine taken apart to replace the timing chain and gears. According to the manual it says to remove the cam gear and chain together then the crank gear.I can’t for the life of…Continue

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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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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

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