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How bad are 63 Cadillac brakes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stefan Apr 20. 7 Replies

Got a lot of work done including bleeding the brakes and finally took my basket case out on the road. The brakes are scary bad I had to stand on them to get a complete stop. I assume Cadillac…Continue

63 series 62 transmission dip stick

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Dec 15, 2020. 10 Replies

I finally got my new 1963 Coupe running good.  I now have to address the the bad transmission leak it has.  It is leaking on the passenger side.  The dipstick was loose when I got the car and I…Continue

1963 Road Tube with Edelbrock 1406

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Feb 5. 13 Replies

Hello I’m new to the Cadillac world and have recently purchased a 1963 2 door coupe. The car was a project that wasn’t finished by last owner so I have slowly been getting it back together. The motor…Continue

 

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Stefan replied to Ryan Adams's discussion How bad are 63 Cadillac brakes?
"I agree with Kurt and the other previous posts: I have got installed a new brake booster, lines and pads on our 63 Fleetwood 60 special and it stops on a dime every time, you touch the pedal. Very comfortable, when you get used to the right foot…"
Apr 20
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ryan Adams's discussion How bad are 63 Cadillac brakes?
"Ryan  I recommend —-Raybestos brake shoes if the shoes need replacing  All brake shoes —-are the same size front and back  New — inferior brake shoes —will cause big problems as they are not suspect to being…"
Apr 19
Mark S Anderson replied to Ryan Adams's discussion How bad are 63 Cadillac brakes?
"Testing the booster is easy.   With the car off, pump the brake several times in order to clear out any vacuum left in the system, so there is no power boost.   Then, put your foot on the brake and start the car.   If…"
Apr 19
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ryan Adams's discussion How bad are 63 Cadillac brakes?
"These cars stop so well on stock brakes that for me changing up to disc brakes has no purpose If it Ain’t Broke Done Fix it — applies here for me Enjoy  "
Apr 18
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ryan Adams's discussion How bad are 63 Cadillac brakes?
"Brake peddle should travel about an inch and get real hard unlike the newer ABS brakes on newer cars that stay soft  When right they will stop these heavy cars on a dime  Very large drum  brakes  They have never faded in 50 plus…"
Apr 18
Ryan Adams replied to Ryan Adams's discussion How bad are 63 Cadillac brakes?
"Ok thanks, glad to hear they will lock up, back to the garage!"
Apr 18
Kurt replied to Ryan Adams's discussion How bad are 63 Cadillac brakes?
"There is still something wrong with your brakes. These cars will lock up all 4 drums if you are not careful quite easily. Been there, done that on the SW Freeway in Houston. good times : )  As you mentioned, it could be that your booster is not…"
Apr 18
Ryan Adams posted a discussion

How bad are 63 Cadillac brakes?

Got a lot of work done including bleeding the brakes and finally took my basket case out on the road. The brakes are scary bad I had to stand on them to get a complete stop. I assume Cadillac wouldn’t have designed brakes this bad. To compare I recently had a 54 Chevy sedan and those brakes were better. I’m thinking bad booster? What are your guys experience with the brakes on these?Thank youSee More
Apr 18
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ryan Adams's discussion 1963 Road Tube with Edelbrock 1406
"Ryan These cars do not produce correct power if stock points are not set correctly that can only be done on a dwell meter exactly  The dwell SB between 28-32 at 460 Rpm ( Rpm will change the dwell number )  I set mine in the middle @ 30 to…"
Feb 5
William R Conte replied to Ryan Adams's discussion 1963 Road Tube with Edelbrock 1406
"A question... When the previous owner rebuilt the engine was it ever fired? With a new cam, the engine has to be run at about 2000 - 2500 rpm for at least 15 minutes, and NOT allowed to idle during that time. This is essential for cam break in,…"
Feb 5
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ryan Adams's discussion 63 series 62 transmission dip stick
"Jason  Thank you for the info very much  Enjoy "
Dec 15, 2020
Jason Edge replied to Ryan Adams's discussion 63 series 62 transmission dip stick
"The THM dipstick bracket also attaches to the right rear exhaust manifold bolt. Unlike the HM bracket which is tack welded to the tube, the 64 THM bracket is just cupped around the tube and can be easily removed or installed. See picture of tube and…"
Dec 14, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ryan Adams's discussion 63 series 62 transmission dip stick
"I was referring to the  turbo trans dip stick attachment to the exhaust manifold being in the same location or not  ?— thanks  Might you have photos of that attachment  ? I am asking as I think a shop eliminated my dip…"
Dec 14, 2020
Jason Edge replied to Ryan Adams's discussion 63 series 62 transmission dip stick
"Completely different setup. THM screws in side of drain pan, HM just seats down into top facing section of trans case."
Dec 14, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ryan Adams's discussion 63 series 62 transmission dip stick
"Jason  Does the Turbo trans dip stick attach at the same location as the Hydramatic  dip stick does or is it a different attachment location ? Enjoy"
Dec 14, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Ryan Adams's discussion 63 series 62 transmission dip stick
"A slight bend is required in the tube after the dip stick enters the block ( inside the pan area )   so the dipstick does hit the crankshaft and make a lot of noise when the engine is running Enjoy "
Dec 14, 2020

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 coupe de ville
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
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Chapter Member? Got a 63 or 64 Cadillac for Sale? Let's Run it in the Newsletter!

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 4 hours ago. 4 Replies

One of the new features of recent newsletters is a Member Classified Cars for Sale section.…Continue

vacuum canister

Started by Walt Timmerman in General Discussion. Last reply by Rob Shatsnider 9 hours ago. 15 Replies

what is the vacuum canister for that is behind the drivers front fender?After removing my fender I see its got a hole in the top but nothing is hooked to it and no line is laying there.Any help would…Continue

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 14 hours ago. 10 Replies

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

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63 coupedebille fuel pump issues

Started by Daniel Grande in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Daniel Grande 22 hours ago. 9 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

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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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