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Wheel alignment data

Started 4 hours ago 0 Replies

Just ordered new tires for my 63. As the front wheels have reasonable wear I want to align them or at least have them aligned, but not sure if the alignment data in our shop manual are still the…Continue

Idling & timing confusion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Sep 16. 10 Replies

After reading the manual and many threads here on the forum I'm still confused about a correct idle speed.As I understand it now:1. Vacuum lines to distributor connected2. Complete warmed up3.…Continue

Transmission vacuum modulator

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sammy Aug 30. 10 Replies

Today I started to exchange all old vacuum hoses under the hood.The one going to the transmission vacuum modulator is really hardened out, but I can't get that thing out.Is it screwed or pushed…Continue

Timing and carburetor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sammy Aug 16. 7 Replies

Hi out there, yesterday I checked everything with my ignition and timing from greasing distributor to new rotor and adjusting dwell. New battery etc.Runs great now. What I'm curious about is idling…Continue

Tags: carburetor, Edelbrock, timing, ignition

 

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Wheel alignment data

Just ordered new tires for my 63. As the front wheels have reasonable wear I want to align them or at least have them aligned, but not sure if the alignment data in our shop manual are still the right ones for the radial tires today?See More
4 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Sammy's discussion Idling & timing confusion
"Not at all sure what weak fuel means  I assume you mean lower octane available than when our Cadillacs were new ( 103 to 110 available not 93 like today )  Our engines loved the higher octane producing a good deal more power at the higher…"
Sep 16
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Sammy's discussion Idling & timing confusion
"If your idle speed is to high —when coming to a full stop —-your trans torque converter will be working against your braking  system when  trying to bring the car to a  full stop - you can feel this happening  Not…"
Sep 16
Chris replied to Sammy's discussion Idling & timing confusion
"i believe if your engine is still in good mechanical condition then running it at a low 480 RPM in Drive is possible, but if you have a stretched timing chain or the engine is very worn, than I don’t think it’s possible to have this…"
Sep 16
Sammy replied to Sammy's discussion Idling & timing confusion
"Thanks, think that's it. Does your rpm vary when dist vacuum on or off?"
Sep 14
Sammy replied to Sammy's discussion Idling & timing confusion
"How to set ignition is no problem, done this several times on other cars,The confusion was only with the preconditions unclear in the manual. Checked it yesterday, when idle is set at 480 rpm in "D" mine is running at 610 rpm when in…"
Sep 14
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Sammy's discussion Idling & timing confusion
"Mark  I should have chosen a better word than stalls  Not run as I prefer would be better  It might run fine  as you indicate but I like my idle about 600 RPMs myself for the way it engages the torque converter at that…"
Sep 13
Mark S Anderson replied to Sammy's discussion Idling & timing confusion
"tony if your car stalls at 480 there is something wrong with it.  I have three 429 cars, and all three continue to idle in D even below 480 rpm."
Sep 13
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Sammy's discussion Idling & timing confusion
"You can set the timing  correctly as long as the engine is at 480 RPMs in drive or not —the issue is that the car will stall when you put the selector in drive at 480 RPMs  If you increase the idle from 480 Rpm to apron 600 rpms the…"
Sep 13
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Sammy's discussion Idling & timing confusion
"Having the idle speed  correct is very important as it changes the timing marks location  A higher idle advances the timing ( slightly ) while a lower idle lowers  the timing mark ( slightly )  A dwell meter ( used to set…"
Sep 13
Jason Edge replied to Sammy's discussion Idling & timing confusion
"The 63 shop manual in Ignition Timing Adjustment Section 23 Step 5 simply states "Set idle speed at 480 rpm." The 64 shop manual in Ignition Timing Adjustment section clarifies a bit in Section 23 Step 3 where it says "Disconnect…"
Sep 13
Sammy replied to Chris miller's discussion My 6year restoration
"Very nice to look at "
Sep 13
Sammy posted a discussion

Idling & timing confusion

After reading the manual and many threads here on the forum I'm still confused about a correct idle speed.As I understand it now:1. Vacuum lines to distributor connected2. Complete warmed up3. Shifter in D4. Idle speed should be at 480 rpmCorrect so far?5. Now I put the shifter in P - idling speed rises a little of course 6. With this slightly higher idling I disconnect the distributor vacuum line and measure timing    or do I need a second person to sit in the car and shift to D while checking…See More
Sep 13
Sammy replied to Sammy's discussion Transmission vacuum modulator
"Managed to do that last weekend. No chance to pull it off, I had to disassemble the whole unit to do the hose.So do I need to adjust something now on the bracket (not the throttle check valve)?"
Aug 30
Sammy replied to Bill Hatfield's discussion Transmission lines
"Original is with small rubber hoses between on both ends.  Different on the 64?"
Aug 23
Sammy replied to Bill Hatfield's discussion Transmission lines
"Bought a new set some years ago at OPGI, linings fit perfect but connections between rad and lines AND trans and lines were planned direct, no rubber hoses between."
Aug 23

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Wheel alignment data

Started by Sammy in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

Just ordered new tires for my 63. As the front wheels have reasonable wear I want to align them or at least have them aligned, but not sure if the alignment data in our shop manual are still the…Continue

1964 Cadillac neutral safety switch

Started by DAN SPURR in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 11 hours ago. 1 Reply

I'm looking for a 1964 neutral safety switch part # GM1993653. Any one have one for sale or what can I use? Anyone have any solutions?ThanksDanContinue

Weather stripping vendors

Started by Terry Lange in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Robert Alan Shannon 12 hours ago. 1 Reply

I am getting ready to order roof rail weather stripping and rear door window leading edge seals for my '63 Series 62 6 window sedan model 6229.  I've been on the websites for Rubber The Right Way,…Continue

1964 THM Tilt Neutral Safety Switch

Started by Charles Fares in For Sale. Last reply by DAN SPURR 14 hours ago. 1 Reply

For Sale:Excellent used neutral safety switch for 1964 with THM and tilt steering.  Part number 1993653, or short number "653".  Send me an e-mail: faresmcmthelix@msn.com.Charles FaresLa Mesa,…Continue

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Trunk Open and Lock Mechanism is in Closed Position

Posted by Chris Anderson on September 13, 2022 at 7:14pm 7 Comments

While working on my trunk lock on 64 Cadillac, I mistakenly closed the locking mechanism while the trunk was open.  Is there an easy way to manually release the lock back to the open position?

Thanks.

Fuel Pump Failure

Posted by Jon Shields on August 6, 2022 at 6:48am 4 Comments

Hello,

I'm located in Melbourne, Australia and my 64 sedan de ville is stuck in the garage due to failed mechanical fuel pump. The first after market mechanical fuel pump lasted a few years before it failed & left me stranded 5 hours from home. A hire car and tow got us home. On inspection, I noticed a valve not seated within the housing. I was optimistic, pressed it into place and assumed the pump was good to go. But alas, no. From what I can now determine, the diaphragm pushrod…

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Renovation project 1964 Cadillac Deville convertible

Posted by Balachne on May 31, 2022 at 7:00am 3 Comments

Renovation project 1964 Cadillac Deville convertible

 

Introduction

To achieve an excellent result of vehicle restoration, it is essential to  manage this task as one manages an industrial project.

To do this we will use a certain formalism of project management and therefore start by defining the need. It is from this that we will deduce the scope, then the time of execution of the…

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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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