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63 De Ville trans dip stick tube

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Apr 21. 2 Replies

I'm looking for the transmission dipstick tube for a 63 DeVille.  Continue

Radiator Re-core PLEASE HELP

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis P. DiBari Apr 18. 4 Replies

I could use some confirmation. I sent out my radiator for my 63 De Ville to get re-cored. Several weeks later, when I went to pick it up from the service vendor, I noticed a large amount of green…Continue

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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Jason Edge replied to Scott Santora's discussion 63 De Ville trans dip stick tube
"I have several with a broken brackets where they attached to right rear exhaust manifold bolt. They are Free for any Chapter members ... just pay shipping. You can make a bracket by taking a strip of galvanized roof sheeting metal or other material…"
Apr 21
Russ Austin replied to Scott Santora's discussion 63 De Ville trans dip stick tube
"I have a dip stic tube, please email me at russ@thecadishack.com  "
Apr 20
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63 De Ville trans dip stick tube

I'm looking for the transmission dipstick tube for a 63 DeVille.  See More
Apr 20
Dennis P. DiBari replied to Scott Santora's discussion Radiator Re-core PLEASE HELP
"Scott,      It doesn't look like he did from the pictures you posted. Dennis DiBari"
Apr 18
Scott Santora replied to Scott Santora's discussion Radiator Re-core PLEASE HELP
"Russ,  According to the vendor, he ordered the new core by size, then it gets shipped to his shop, unpainted. He takes the original tanks off the old core and then assembles the old tanks onto the new core and he then paints the whole radiator.…"
Apr 18
Russ Austin replied to Scott Santora's discussion Radiator Re-core PLEASE HELP
"It looks like the manufacturer skimped on the coating for the fins. "
Apr 18
Dennis P. DiBari replied to Scott Santora's discussion Radiator Re-core PLEASE HELP
"Hi Scott,      I took a good look at your radiator pictures for your 63 Caddy that you posted.  Over the years, we sent myriad radiators out to be serviced at my dad's shop in Brooklyn, for all type of GM cars (1960s and…"
Apr 18
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Radiator Re-core PLEASE HELP

I could use some confirmation. I sent out my radiator for my 63 De Ville to get re-cored. Several weeks later, when I went to pick it up from the service vendor, I noticed a large amount of green oxidation throughout the core of the radiator. I told the vendor that there was no way that this was a new radiator core, that brass just can't and doesn't oxidize that much in only a few weeks. He told me with a straight face that the core was "absolutely brand new" and that the process used to…See More
Apr 18
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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

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 De Ville Convertible
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35213
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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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Dipstick seal

Started by Tosh Dickenson in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Logan Robb 7 hours ago. 2 Replies

There appears to be some kind of felt washer around the top of my oil dipstick, presumable to seal off the dipstick tube. I've looked around the usual parts suppliers but came up empty. There's not…Continue

Batwing Air Cleaner

Started by Chris Codd in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Logan Robb 7 hours ago. 1 Reply

Is anybody here running a batwing air cleaner? I've attached a picture. I just want to know if it clears the hood and the compressor as I'm hoping to get my A/C working again eventually. They do make…Continue

Help tips on how to veneer.

Started by Cees de Bunje in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Robert Schles 9 hours ago. 1 Reply

Goodday to you all. I am about to start restoring the wooden veneer on the doors and dashboard of my 63 Eldo Biarritz. Now i have managed to get a big part of veneer oft of the door and i think it is…Continue

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Show Your Vintage, Antique or Personalized License Plate!

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Robert Schles 12 hours ago. 7 Replies

I recently brought in an original, unrestored 1963 Indiana license plate…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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