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Original engine bay paint colors 1963 DeVille w/o A/C

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Santora Apr 6. 9 Replies

 I just started on the restoration of my 1963 De Ville convertible without A/C. At some point in the car's past, someone took a rattle can of blue paint (not even Cadillac blue) and tried to "detail"…Continue

 

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Apr 7
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Car turns over, won't start

"Without being there, it sounds like a fuel problem. Without trying to start the car, look into the carb as you pump the throttle by hand. See if there is a stream of fuel. If not, probably little or no fuel in the float bowl or bad accelerator pump.…"
Apr 6
Scott Santora replied to Scott Santora's discussion Original engine bay paint colors 1963 DeVille w/o A/C
"Thanks Cees, I didn't think it had a shroud but wanted to check. I appreciate the confirmation"
Apr 6
Cees de Bunje replied to Scott Santora's discussion Original engine bay paint colors 1963 DeVille w/o A/C
"Hi Scott. A 1963 non-air-conditoned Cadillac does not have a fan shroud. Only the ac ones."
Apr 6
Dennis P. DiBari replied to Scott Santora's discussion Original engine bay paint colors 1963 DeVille w/o A/C
"Hi Scott,      I would change the master cylinder after all those years, as the fluid breaks down and gets too thick.  Get a new one and bench bleed it before you put it on.  You'll get a better brake pedal.  I…"
Apr 6
Scott Santora replied to Scott Santora's discussion Original engine bay paint colors 1963 DeVille w/o A/C
"Dennis,  Yep, you're right about the weather and yes I am in Ohio. Live in a suburb of Cleveland, Strongsville. I'm not getting as much done as I would like right now.  I might just want that contact in Jersey. To be honest, I…"
Apr 5
Dennis P. DiBari replied to Scott Santora's discussion Original engine bay paint colors 1963 DeVille w/o A/C
"Hi Scott,      Very interesting about the Sea Foam in the gas tank - I never heard of that!  You did the right thing by getting the gas tank reconditioned!!!!  Every oil change add the Marvel Mystery and once in a while,…"
Apr 5
Scott Santora replied to Scott Santora's discussion Original engine bay paint colors 1963 DeVille w/o A/C
"Dennis,  Funny you mentioned the Mystery Oil. I am familiar. So back in 2008 and 09, the last times the car was driven, I started adding Sea Foam to the engine and fuel tank. I changed the oil twice, if I remember correctly. I doubt the little…"
Apr 5
Dennis P. DiBari replied to Scott Santora's discussion Original engine bay paint colors 1963 DeVille w/o A/C
"Hi Scott,      We both have very similar stories about owning the car and keeping it in the family!  My father-in-law was the same way, as no one was allowed near the Cadillac.  It is too bad your dad didn't do the oil…"
Apr 5
Scott Santora replied to Scott Santora's discussion Original engine bay paint colors 1963 DeVille w/o A/C
"Thanks for the feed back Dennis!  I appreciate any help I can get. I was pretty sure the fan blade was black but confirmation is nice. My 63 does not have the rubber shroud on the hood, or a radiator shroud for that matter. I'm not 100%…"
Apr 4
Dennis P. DiBari replied to Scott Santora's discussion Original engine bay paint colors 1963 DeVille w/o A/C
"Hi Scott,      I own a 1964 Cadillac, 2 door Series 62, and also did a restoration of the car.  My wife's dad is the original owner and it just turned 60 years old.  After being dormant for 30 years, I did my best to…"
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Original engine bay paint colors 1963 DeVille w/o A/C

 I just started on the restoration of my 1963 De Ville convertible without A/C. At some point in the car's past, someone took a rattle can of blue paint (not even Cadillac blue) and tried to "detail" the engine bay. Long story how that happened but, that would be a story for another time.  I would like to restore the engine to original colors. What I can't seem to find is what color the fan blade was from the factory. When I started sanding the fan blades down for what I thought would be a…See More
Apr 4
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"Good look on the restoration of your 63! Be sure to post to our Forums with any specific questions and check out the Parts & Service, and Help Pages. Both of these pages should help you on the restoration of your dad's Cadillac."
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"Hello Jason,  I just started on a restoration of my father's 1963 convertible. Searching the web for parts and information is what brought me to this group. The car has only been in my family since the day it rolled off the showroom floor.…"
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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 De Ville Convertible
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At 7:29am on April 4, 2024, Jason Edge said…

Good look on the restoration of your 63! Be sure to post to our Forums with any specific questions and check out the Parts & Service, and Help Pages. Both of these pages should help you on the restoration of your dad's Cadillac.

At 6:40pm on April 2, 2024, Jason Edge said…

Hi Scott, Welcome to the 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter & Website. Be sure to check out the site and tell us about your 63 Convertible. If you have some pictures to post that would be fantastic! Jason. 

 
 
 

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1964 Floor braces rot

Started by Todd Fox in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Todd Fox 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

Has anybody in here found a good supplier of replacement floor braces for the 64 convertibles. Continue

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Nice 1963 to 1967 Cylinder Head Water Outlet Pipe Assembly - $150

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale 6 hours ago. 0 Replies

I just pulled a very good Cadillac Cylinder Head Water Outlet Pipe for cars with AC with the extended arm for compressor. That came off a running parts and is a nice piece. Included is a new 180…Continue

40A CB in fuse box

Started by Larry Rees in General Discussion yesterday. 0 Replies

Don’t know if this is common knowledge or easy to find but was able to order a 40A Circuit breaker to fit in the fuse box from Crimp Supply inc or on Amazon from the same company source. Just thought…Continue

Trivia #29 - What Movie Is this?

Started by Jason Edge in Trivia. Last reply by Jason Edge on Monday. 12 Replies

It has been a while since we did some trivia and I was watching a movie last night and saw this 1964 Coupe de Ville that briefly makes an appearance.   The Trivia Question is: What Movie Is this?…Continue

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Loud air moving sound within carb with cleaner removed

Posted by Dave Fehrle on March 23, 2024 at 3:23pm 8 Comments

While checking my Carter carb with engine running, I took the air cleaner off and there was a very loud hissing sound of air. I placed a piece of paper over the carb and it didn’t move up or down, is this normal?

Vintage Air AC

Posted by Chase on March 21, 2024 at 5:55am 0 Comments

Hey everyone, has anybody done a Vintage Air AC/Heat setup in their car? I want to bypass the old vacuum setup and go with a Vintage Air Gen 2 model. Before I get started, does anyone have any experience with this? (Which model to go with, do’s and dont’s, etc.) It looks pretty involved. Any and all info/pics would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

accumulator dryer

Posted by CHRIS CARLSON on December 6, 2023 at 10:54am 0 Comments

Who rebuilds original AC  accumulator dryers for 1964 Cadillac? I have been on Classic auto air in Tampa FL wait list for over a year ,  There is one on Old air products web site that looks very similar to the original # 21-4214A but states it fits 1962 Gm cars, The one recommended for a 1964 Cadillac is half the length 21-4215A    What  is everyone using ? I would prefer to be as original as possible. Thanks

'63 Eldorado trumpet horn + 2 standard horns restoration

Posted by Les Eastling on November 15, 2023 at 10:34am 1 Comment

My son, unbeknownst to me, had all three of the horns on our 1963 Eldorado completely restored. We had recently added the Eldorado trumpet horn to the two standard horns and the sound was not very good... we had heard good ones so we knew something was not right... but there was not much we could do to get better sound from the 3 horns. 

There is a restoration service called The Horn Works who my son…

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