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Hydra-Matic with some problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Nov 4, 2019. 21 Replies

today was a black saturday: my 1964 Caddy "baby" only drives in the first gear and reverse. so I drained the oil (6 liters - not drained the converter) , pulled off the pan and the filter. just dirt…Continue

valvetrain noise cadillac 1964 429 cui

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Tor Sep 27, 2019. 51 Replies

Hi everbody, I've just uploaded a video in YouTube. It would be nice, if "somebody" takes a look and an ear to the sound. Here's the text: ""coldstart" by 20 degrees celsius outside temperature.…Continue

Cruise Control - Perfect Circle

Started May 15, 2018 0 Replies

Because the lower "keyed" cable from the transmission to the power unit (Jason, thanks for the pic) is so rare and (I think) expensive and is not reproduced, I found a way to solve the problem and…Continue

Engine Oil Cooler

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 May 8, 2018. 22 Replies

Hi guys, has anybody experiences in installing an engine oil cooler? Since I've mounted a hitch (see pics) for towing my caravan the engine is getting hotter than normally - the temp display needle…Continue

 

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Russ Austin replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"Sweet, now get out there and drive it before the snow starts to fly."
Nov 4, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"Nice work  Little better than fixing your own needed repairs especially when little expense is the result  Have Fun getting the car back on the road  Enjoy "
Nov 3, 2019
Robert Tor replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"I've fixed the problem: the 2 valves stuck in the governor. Disassembled, cleaning and finally assembled. That's all!"
Nov 3, 2019
Robert Tor replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"Hi guys. Tomorrow I am going to check the governor. In case this thing is in no good condition: does anybody has one? Price and shipping to Germany please. Thanks, Rob"
Oct 31, 2019
Mark S Anderson replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"sometimes I think before I write.  In any case, its job is the same in the two transmissions, to open up centrifugally and control the pressure to the shift valves.  They are known to get sticky or leak around the rings.  Hopefully…"
Oct 30, 2019
Robert Tor replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"Mark, you wrote: "There are two weights that spin on the governor". It's not the Turbo Hydra-Matic in my car. It's "only" the old school Hydra-Matic. So I think, it is different. Anyway: I have to check this guy out. I…"
Oct 30, 2019
Mark S Anderson replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"yes, you're in the right direction.if it's not slipping, just failing to shift, it's a really good sign.  Two things are responsible for commanding an upshift, which are the Throttle Valve (TV) and the governor.  Both of…"
Oct 30, 2019
Robert Tor replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"So here's an update: I've taken the complete valve body apart and cleaned it. There was sum dirt in it, but this - I think - was/is not the major problem. Everything works freely inside. Nothing damaged. The rings in the accumulator/servo…"
Oct 30, 2019
Anders replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"Gulf makes a ATF-oil for classic cars. The oil has a little bit higher viscosity. Seems to be working great. Btw, if you are having problems finding good and correct parts I can recommend TA Motor. Don't think there are any better…"
Oct 15, 2019
Anders replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"From his profile, so its a Hydra-Matic."
Oct 15, 2019
Russ Austin replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"Look at the dip stick, It should say hydromatic on the metal extension."
Oct 14, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"Bring your old  O ring to you nearest auto supply  Enjoy "
Oct 14, 2019
Mark S Anderson replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"I don't think it's special, it may come with the filter.  But i'm not sure, I actually haven't built a Hydramatic in over twenty years so i'm working from memory on most of my explanations.    If you can get a…"
Oct 14, 2019
Robert Tor replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"Hi Tony, I've checked the fluid level at operating temp and running at idle. Although it was good, it helped me out 2 times by adding nearly 1 quart. Or maybe it was something else....who knows? "
Oct 14, 2019
Robert Tor replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"Mark, thanks for your explanation. I think, the problem is the mud in the whole tranny, the o-rings from the filter pipe and the filter itself. Yesterday I took apart the filter and it looks horrible. So I have to order new ATF fluid, a new gasket…"
Oct 14, 2019
Mark S Anderson replied to Robert Tor's discussion Hydra-Matic with some problems
"i misspoke. you can't adjust the band on the jetaway, apparently.  It can be done on the th400 by changing the length of the pin, but this isn't really too important, since it's only for overrun.  It may still even work,…"
Oct 13, 2019

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Series 62 4-Window
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
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No

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63 coupedebille fuel pump issues

Started by Daniel Grande in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 4 hours ago. 20 Replies

I have a 63 cadillac and I took it to a mechanic for a motor tune up long story short the fuel pump gave out and hes tried twice to order it and he says it didnt fit the original pump is smaller on…Continue

A Before & After Example

Started by Jason Edge in Restoration Discussion yesterday. 0 Replies

Since I started cadmium plating the many fasteners and other items from the 55 and counting parts cars I have bought in (1200 lbs worth and counting), I have to say it has really taken the…Continue

Oil leaking out of oil cap breather

Started by mark zimmerman in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by mark zimmerman yesterday. 12 Replies

Hi i would like some ideas on this i replaced oil cap breather and pcv valve and still oil  coming out of breather at normal speeds down the road.This has been going on for quiet awhile from the…Continue

Update on fuel pump

Started by Daniel Grande in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by William R Conte yesterday. 1 Reply

I'm still looking thru land and sea for this fuel pump anyone out there know what size engine I have here are some pics of the stamps on the block I found to make sure my engine is a 390 because the…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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