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TH400 into 63 SDV

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norm Waters May 10. 25 Replies

After battling with my original trans for several years. Leaks, Shifter getting locked up internally, Torus Seals, More leaks, and finally a professional rebuild that lasted about 3000 trouble free…Continue

Tags: pndlr, prndl, transmission, th400, hydramatic

390 Coolant Crossover Manifold

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Seiden Feb 2, 2019. 4 Replies

Looking for a coolant crossover manifold to replace my cracked one. 1963 SDV A/C 390. Do the later year motors use the same part or is this specific to the 390?ThanksRickContinue

Heater Box 63 Deville with AC

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Seiden Jan 11, 2019. 2 Replies

Looking for a Heater Box that I can scavenge parts from for my 63 Sedan Deville. It's an AC car. I really only need the door that is run by the vacuum actuator but I'd buy a complete inner box if it…Continue

 

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Norm Waters replied to Rick Seiden's discussion TH400 into 63 SDV
"I purchased an aftermarket transmission with long tail shaft and could have used a short. "
May 10
Phil replied to Rick Seiden's discussion TH400 into 63 SDV
"What kind of car did you source the transmission from?  "
May 10
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Rick Seiden's discussion TH400 into 63 SDV
"Norm Very impressive making the swap and working  successfully thru the many  issue that  modification required from the Hydramatic trans change over — to the Turbo 400 trans swap  Glad you are enjoying the change over and…"
May 9
Jason Edge replied to Rick Seiden's discussion TH400 into 63 SDV
"That is quite an improvement. Thanks for sharing! "
May 9
Norm Waters replied to Rick Seiden's discussion TH400 into 63 SDV
"I wanted to give an update on the performance results of my transmission swap. As mentioned before it is a bit of a job but worth it in my opinion.  Hard acceleration isn't an activity I engage in with this car although acceleration has…"
May 9
Rick Seiden replied to Rick Seiden's discussion TH400 into 63 SDV
"WOW!!! I got super tied up with work and this is my first time checking in son this thread in quite some time. Great pics and info. Nice to see the finished swap! Hopefully I get some time out in the garage this weekend. Jason, I'll send you a…"
Mar 17
Jason Edge replied to Rick Seiden's discussion TH400 into 63 SDV
"Everything will ship out Priority 1st thing tomorrow morning. thanks, Jason. "
Feb 15
Norm Waters replied to Rick Seiden's discussion TH400 into 63 SDV
"Jason, I sent an email and would appreciate the help if you have them. Thanks"
Feb 15
Jason Edge replied to Rick Seiden's discussion TH400 into 63 SDV
"Nice job. Engine Looks great.  I think you said you had the trans shift linkage, etc nailed down but if you need pictures I have some close ups of the stock THM mounted to the frame rail somewhere. I remember providing those to a contact that…"
Feb 15
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Rick Seiden's discussion TH400 into 63 SDV
"Norm Your trans swap project is a special one  not often attempted and very glad that it has worked out so very nicely for you  Nice that you worked thru all the issue required so very nicely  Enjoy"
Feb 15
Norm Waters replied to Rick Seiden's discussion TH400 into 63 SDV
"Rick, My swap is complete and working great. We did have to take 2 1/2" out of the length of the front driveshaft. The shop welded on the correct shaft yoke for a TH400 so standard universal joint could be used and then balanced it. I have zero…"
Feb 15
Norm Waters replied to Rick Seiden's discussion TH400 into 63 SDV
"Thanks for the clarifications. I am not using a THM from a 64. I am using a much later model TH400. I used a speedometer gear calculator to factor in my 3.21 ratio (limited slip factory AC car) with my 27.3” tire diameter. The previous owner…"
Jan 30
Jason Edge replied to Rick Seiden's discussion TH400 into 63 SDV
"Just to be clear, if you are doing a factory swap 1963/64 HM for a 1964 THM and both had a speedometer gear for the same rear end ratio, and the gear is with the transmission, then this is a non-issue and why it is not listed as one of the main…"
Jan 30
Norm Waters replied to Rick Seiden's discussion TH400 into 63 SDV
"All good information as well. We have addressed vacuum and speedo gear. To be honest the speedo gear was the easiest part of this project. The driveshaft is at the shop being shortened currently. New fuel tank is shipping Monday. If the shaft and…"
Jan 30
Norm Waters replied to Rick Seiden's discussion TH400 into 63 SDV
"Jason Thanks for the information. We have already fabricated the required linkage and cross member.  I bet Rick will really appreciate the availability of the 64 linkage if it can be adapted to the TH400. "
Jan 30
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Rick Seiden's discussion TH400 into 63 SDV
" Additional thoughts  on the trans swap : The turbo trans shifts off a  vacuum  from the back of the carb on the turbo trans  ( not a tv rod like the hydro ) So a carb change  and   stock vacuum adapters off the…"
Jan 30

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Sedan Deville
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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 21 hours ago. 1 Reply

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

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A word of caution about using Stock Interiors/Auto Custom Carpets

Started by Chris Gill in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Chris Gill on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Hi Folks, Just a word of warning here. Take it or leave it... I purchased almost $1,000 worth of carpets, custom mats, and bulk carpet from Stock Interiors over the past year for my 1963…Continue

AC Trouble shooting Help?

Started by William Mott in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kurt on Wednesday. 12 Replies

Good Evening all,I just got the 63 caddy back on the road: cleaned up the tank, new sending unit, new Edelbrock electric fuel pump, and Edelbrock relief valve.  Still had some vapor lock, but…Continue

Tags: AC

Let's Pop the Cork!

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Wednesday. 10 Replies

I have been intermittently working on parts Car #55, a 1963 Series 62 Four Window Sedan, between work on my new house addition project (ready to start floor framing once foundation and drainage is…Continue

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I was working on my HVAC system this winter and during the process of taking the dash pad off these two parts fell out. Does anyone know what they are and where they go?

Posted by Patrick Westphal on April 12, 2022 at 1:35pm 1 Comment

I was working on my HVAC system this winter and during the process of taking the dash pad off these two parts fell out. Does anyone know what they are and where they go?

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1964 Cadillac Coupe DeVille Convertible Speedometer Bulbs

Posted by Russell L Parr on April 1, 2022 at 9:15pm 6 Comments

I need to replace the bulbs for the speedometer cluster in my instrument panel..

Before I open up the dash, I want to have the necessary bulbs on hand.

Can someone help me determine what bulbs I need, the number of bulbs I need,  and where to purchase them?

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

1964 Cadillac Coupe DeVille Convertible Speedometer Bulbs

Posted by Russell L Parr on April 1, 2022 at 9:15pm 0 Comments

I need to replace the bulbs for the speedometer cluster in my instrument panel..

Before I open up the dash, I want to have the necessary bulbs on hand.

Can someone help me determine what bulbs I need, the number of bulbs I need,  and where to purchase them?

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Temperature gauge not working properly

Posted by SK on March 23, 2022 at 2:43pm 2 Comments

The temperature gauge of my 63 Eldorado does not work properly.

It goes slowly all the way up and stays there, while the true temperature is around 155-160 F (water in the radiator and/or the top of the thermostat housing).

Where should I start to solve the problem? The gauge itself, the temperature sensor, or the wiring? Or something else? The sensor is a new (aftermarket part)…

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