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Vibration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell Jun 12, 2019. 2 Replies

 Hi Alljust wanted to share a problem I had with the Fleetwood since I purchased it back in April.  It ended up being an incorrect or faulty torque converter.Previous owner had tailshaft balanced and…Continue

64 Dash/Instrument lights

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Ruthven May 2, 2019. 3 Replies

Hi Alli have read many posts on the forum re dash lights, the locations behind, etc. it seems the right side of speedo bulb is out and the bulb for temp/fuel. Not sure if there is one for gear…Continue

Unknown wire near cruise control

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 May 3, 2019. 22 Replies

Hi Guys, just looking under the hood I noticed this 3 connection tied up. It seems to come out of the firewall with 3 others one of which appears to go to the cruise control unit (which isn't working…Continue

Introduction

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell Apr 29, 2019. 19 Replies

Hi All, happy to have just joined up and looking forward to contributing and learning from you all. I have just purchased this Fleetwood from a guy who purchased it from Barret Jackson back in ‘17.…Continue

 

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Shane Ruthven replied to paul k's discussion Roof molding question.
"Hey Paul, is it this section that you are referring to?"
Jul 25, 2019
Shane Ruthven replied to Travis Phillips's discussion Fuel Injection on a 390 Cadillac Engine
"Hi Travis I have the Fitech set up on a stroker 347 Mustang. Great interchangeable parameters however the self learn mode works well. I picked up fuel economy now gets 9 MPG instead of 7! Mainly gets driven on WOT ha ha. Picked up a noticeable…"
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Kevin Campbell replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion Vibration
"we feeling a tad happier now.... hmmm....hmmm."
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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion Vibration
"Shane Thanks for sharing Not at all the norm Enjoy your good vib ride now Enjoy"
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Vibration

 Hi Alljust wanted to share a problem I had with the Fleetwood since I purchased it back in April.  It ended up being an incorrect or faulty torque converter.Previous owner had tailshaft balanced and new harmonic balancer installed. I took all the belts off to no avail, had the carby checked, full engine tune, checked exhaust. Engine snd trans mounts we also replaced previously. This was doing my head in to the point I wouldn’t drive it, I could barely look at it! Some old school guys at Pro…See More
Jun 12, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion Unknown wire near cruise control
"I have never raced another car with my 64 convert Only had the pedal to the metal twice to check for ignition detination playing with advanced timing In the last 15 years I want to suggest if you have a need to be racing anyone in our year cars --…"
May 3, 2019
Shane Ruthven replied to Kevin Campbell's discussion Cadillacs in Australia.
"Helluva lot more than I thought. Curly has been replaced by Shemp!"
May 3, 2019
Kevin Campbell replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion Unknown wire near cruise control
"I enjoy pulling alongside a Korean Buzz Box at the traffic lights, always good a for a second look and just gliding by them on the highway."
May 2, 2019
Shane Ruthven replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion Unknown wire near cruise control
"They sure are rare here in OZ, I would hazard a guess and say 8-12, what do you think Kev? i just love the look of amazement as you described Tony. People can’t get there head around the size and flamboyance of these behemoths on the…"
May 2, 2019
Kevin Campbell replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion Unknown wire near cruise control
"There would be other Fleetwood's here for sure and yeah, it would be interesting to seethe entire number of 63/64's here. The original Scarface convertible lives about 2 hours away from me here in Oz too."
May 2, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion Unknown wire near cruise control
"Kevin I myself did not put it together that there were three 64 Fleetwoods in parts of Austrailia until you pointed that out I must admit all three are outstanding examples of that year model and car Some very Classy car guys over there ! Now you…"
May 2, 2019
Shane Ruthven replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion 64 Dash/Instrument lights
"Thanks Ronnie Yeah a job for the weekend! I will change over all globes while I’m at it."
May 2, 2019
Kevin Campbell replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion Unknown wire near cruise control
"You see Tony, there is really three of us. Shane in Victoria, Mal Wade in New South Wales and me in Queensland..... that covers the entire east coast of Australia. Each one is a different colour too.... the cars Tony, not the owners. LOL"
May 2, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion Unknown wire near cruise control
"Hey Anders Do not be messing --with our super cool --Classy 64 Classic Antique Fleetwood Cadillac Austrailian ( Kevin mate ) represenative from down under These guys --are in a class by themselves --owning one of these cars half way around the…"
May 1, 2019

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Fleetwood SDN
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31915
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63 coupedebille fuel pump issues

Started by Daniel Grande in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 2 hours ago. 20 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

A Before & After Example

Started by Jason Edge in Restoration Discussion yesterday. 0 Replies

Since I started cadmium plating the many fasteners and other items from the 55 and counting parts cars I have bought in (1200 lbs worth and counting), I have to say it has really taken the…Continue

Oil leaking out of oil cap breather

Started by mark zimmerman in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by mark zimmerman yesterday. 12 Replies

Hi i would like some ideas on this i replaced oil cap breather and pcv valve and still oil  coming out of breather at normal speeds down the road.This has been going on for quiet awhile from the…Continue

Update on fuel pump

Started by Daniel Grande in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by William R Conte yesterday. 1 Reply

I'm still looking thru land and sea for this fuel pump anyone out there know what size engine I have here are some pics of the stamps on the block I found to make sure my engine is a 390 because the…Continue

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1963 series 62 convertible transmission issue

Posted by Matthew VanDeWater on June 22, 2021 at 3:03pm 1 Comment

Hello I've been restoring a 63 for way to many years. Down to almost done, but have issue with trans linkage, when column in park shift rod 2 inches short. everything original. been trying to find picture of manual rod hooked up from under car to see position of linkage. was wondering if anybody has access for pictures. I wanted to see if my manual linkage is bent  wrong out of the trans if somebody dropped the trans or something. Doesn't make sense why it doesn't work. Thanks for any input…

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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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