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1963 Fire-Frost colors

Started this discussion. Last reply by SK Apr 16, 2021. 2 Replies

HiThe original color of my 1963 Eldorado is Frost Silver. I can find the PPG and Dupont paint codes from the web, but at least here in Europe paint shops are not able to mix paint with those old…Continue

63 ”Boomerang” bumber pieces + other parts

Started this discussion. Last reply by SK Mar 21, 2019. 2 Replies

Hello!My first post to this websiteI looking for some (trim) pieces for my 63 Cadillac:- Boomerang bumber pieces (in good or very good condition)- Front lower hood extension- Driver side back up…Continue

 

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Jason Edge commented on SK's blog post Temperature gauge not working properly
"As Chris noted, most new temp sending units (at least the ones from China) are mis-calibrated and give a false hi reading. I have a good used sending unit that gives a resistance in the correct range I have seen for good sending units over the years…"
Mar 23
Chris Codd commented on SK's blog post Temperature gauge not working properly
"I was just talking about this with Jason the other day as my car is doing the same thing. The new temperature sensors can be junk straight out the box. I believe Jason might have an extra used original one. I just ordered one from him…"
Mar 23
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Temperature gauge not working properly

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) and the thermostat worked fine when I tested it in a saucepan. Many thanks-SamuSee More
Mar 23
SK replied to Roland Moser's discussion ATF leak thrugh the driveshaft on a Hydramatic
"I’ve never had to rebalance the driveshaft after normal joint replacement. The shop manual doesn’t require it…"
Dec 16, 2021
SK replied to Roland Moser's discussion ATF leak thrugh the driveshaft on a Hydramatic
Dec 13, 2021
SK replied to Roland Moser's discussion ATF leak thrugh the driveshaft on a Hydramatic
"I had the same problem.  A quick fix would have been to use JB Weld. If you search on Google or Youtube with the words ”driveshaft yoke leak” or ”yoke plug leak” you’ll find several articles and videos how to…"
Dec 12, 2021
SK replied to Tony and Ginny 429's discussion Surprised no feed back on the 65 429 rear crank bearing redesign change Service
"Jason, the odometer has 37K miles, but unfortunately I do not know the overall mileage,  The engine was renovated (.030 bore and .010 crank) in the early or mid 1980s and has definitely not had many miles after that. 137K?  Still no RMS…"
Nov 20, 2021
SK commented on SK's blog post What is the color of this 63 Eldorado - aquamarine or green?
"Thank you, Jason! -Samu"
Oct 27, 2021
Jason Edge commented on SK's blog post What is the color of this 63 Eldorado - aquamarine or green?
"Looking at my Color & Selections Book, and Paint Chip Charts definitel looks like Frost Green Exterior and Emerald Interior. the Aqua exterior and Beryl have more blue."
Oct 24, 2021
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What is the color of this 63 Eldorado - aquamarine or green?

Hi, I really like the color combination of this 63 Eldorado (sold long time ago by Volocars).The ad states aqua exterior and green interior but unfortunately there is no pic on the cowl tag.   Is the exterior color ’Frost aquamarine’ and interior ’Beryl’?Or is the exterior green, ’Frost green’ and interior ’Emerald’?-SamuSee More
Oct 24, 2021
SK replied to Tony and Ginny 429's discussion Surprised no feed back on the 65 429 rear crank bearing redesign change Service
"No I didn’t, as I did not have any idea of the change made between 64 and 65. Rather the opposite: we were confused because the rear main bearing was different than in the shop manual and the old bearing.  My engine was rebuilt in the…"
Oct 18, 2021
SK replied to Tony and Ginny 429's discussion Surprised no feed back on the 65 429 rear crank bearing redesign change Service
"A pic of my 63 390 in June 2020. The thrust bearing (the center one) has a lip. And the rear main bearing has double grooves.  The bearings are made by Sealed Power (and bought from RockAuto) and the gasket set by Best Gasket.  So far no…"
Oct 18, 2021
SK replied to SK's discussion 1963 Fire-Frost colors
"Many thanks Ian. It certainly looks that Autocolorlibrary would be able to mix the paint."
Apr 16, 2021
Ian Osborne replied to SK's discussion 1963 Fire-Frost colors
"Samu, Mixing the old colors with modern paint is done quite easily here. Check this place out: https://www.autocolorlibrary.com I have not used them but they showed up when I searched and it certainly seems like they would be very capable."
Apr 13, 2021
SK posted a discussion

1963 Fire-Frost colors

HiThe original color of my 1963 Eldorado is Frost Silver. I can find the PPG and Dupont paint codes from the web, but at least here in Europe paint shops are not able to mix paint with those old codes.Could you advise me: are you able to mix the orginal colors in the USA or does someone know a modern reference color? I know that one option would be to use the paint chart chips, but I have not seen a chart which would have had the fire-frost chips.My car was repainted probably in the early…See More
Apr 13, 2021

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Temperature gauge not working properly

Posted 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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What is the color of this 63 Eldorado - aquamarine or green?

Posted on October 24, 2021 at 2:33pm 2 Comments

Hi, 

I really like the color combination of this 63 Eldorado (sold long time ago by Volocars).

The ad states aqua exterior and green interior but unfortunately there is no pic on the cowl tag.   

Is the exterior color ’Frost aquamarine’ and interior ’Beryl’?

Or is the exterior green, ’Frost green’ and interior ’Emerald’?

-Samu…

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At 9:16pm on March 18, 2019, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.

This site is hosted by the CLC (Cadillac LaSalle Club) 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter. Joining the website is free to everyone, however, you must be a CLC member to join the Chapter. 

- Click on www.join.6364cadillac.com for more information on joining the 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter and the Cadillac LaSalle Club

Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home. The Help Page at www.help.6364cadillac.com will have links to many useful articles and information about our Cadillacs.

 
 
 

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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 16 hours ago. 0 Replies

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 yesterday. 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

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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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