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Does anybody use 2 Stroke Oil in Gasoline?

Started Jun 25 0 Replies

Hello together,I have now driven the first 700 miles with my 63 after purchase. I changed the oil to 10W40 MoS2,new filter and added a lifter additiv, because of some ticking noise coming from the…Continue

Temp Gauge Mystery in my ´63

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stefan May 3. 12 Replies

Hello together,a few days ago I changed the old broken temp sensor at my ´63 390cui engine.I used an ACDELCO part-no.2131140.With the old sensor, the gauge didn´t move at all.With the new ACDELCO,…Continue

Bolt Size for Seat Belts in a 63 Fleetwood

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Apr 6. 4 Replies

Hello together,I would like to retrofit seat belts in my 1963 Fleetwood 60 Special. It has the mounting holes under the carpet.I used the "search-box" but couldn´t find the right info.My question is:…Continue

´63 engine knocking 390cui solved :-)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Apr 1. 7 Replies

Hello together,as I mentioned in my previous post, my newest purchase -a 63 Fleetwood 60 Special- had some bad engine knocking when accelerating and I tried to figure out, whats the problem.I was…Continue

 

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Does anybody use 2 Stroke Oil in Gasoline?

Hello together,I have now driven the first 700 miles with my 63 after purchase. I changed the oil to 10W40 MoS2,new filter and added a lifter additiv, because of some ticking noise coming from the lifters.The noise coming from the lifters now has almost completely disappeared.I want to look after my engine as good as possible. It gets only premium fuel and lead addition.My question is, if someone here is adding some 2 stroke oil to the gasoline?Rumor has it that it is good for old engines...I…See More
Jun 25
Stefan replied to Stefan's discussion Temp Gauge Mystery in my ´63
"Yesterday I cleaned up the groundings. Primarily I cleaned the battery cable to frame and radiator support. Both straps from cylinder head to firewall were loose and corroded. Therefore, I cleaned these straps specially and fastened them with new…"
May 3
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Stefan's discussion Temp Gauge Mystery in my ´63
"Some of the temp sending units on the market are not good and give incorrect readings — Hot  I think Jason or Russ have the good ones  Do not use plumbers tape or a sealant when installing that sending unit  Enjoy "
Apr 30
Stefan replied to Stefan's discussion Temp Gauge Mystery in my ´63
"Thank you, yes this is my plan now :-) Checking the ground connections in the engine compartment will be no problem. But are there any special ground connections to the instrument cluster, that have to be checked? Or do the screws only form the…"
Apr 30
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Stefan's discussion Temp Gauge Mystery in my ´63
"Always clean the grounds First when trouble shooting an electrical issue on these cars and go from there  So very often just cleaning the ground will Fix the problem and a  super easy  cheep Fix  Enjoy "
Apr 29
Stefan replied to Stefan's discussion Temp Gauge Mystery in my ´63
"Hello everybody, yesterday I changed the thermostat. As I suspected it was broken. Rusty and stuck. While I was removing it from the case, there was a small "pffft" and then some cooling fluid sloshed out of the engine. So it seems that…"
Apr 29
Stefan replied to Stefan's discussion Temp Gauge Mystery in my ´63
"Thank you Kurt, yes, a stubburn air bubble could also be the problem. So I´m going to drill a small "steam hole" into the case of the new thermostat to prevent new air bubbles in the thermostat housing."
Apr 21
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Stefan's discussion Temp Gauge Mystery in my ´63
"The half way mark on a proper working temp gauge   is 200 degrees  You should be running a bit past the first quarter mark ( between a quarter and half way mark ) on the gauge with a 180 degree thermostat in the engine at operating…"
Apr 20
Kurt replied to Stefan's discussion Temp Gauge Mystery in my ´63
"Just to add: I had a similar problem. In my case it was air in the cooling system. I had a minor leak at one of the heater hose connections. Even though the radiator looked full, there was an air bubble in the block. My guess is that the air bubble…"
Apr 20
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Stefan's discussion Temp Gauge Mystery in my ´63
"180 degrees"
Apr 20
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Stefan's discussion Temp Gauge Mystery in my ´63
"Stefan Get the better STANT thermostat When they Fail they stay in the open position preventing overheating  and getting you stuck someplace  Enjoy "
Apr 20
Stefan replied to Ryan Adams's discussion How bad are 63 Cadillac brakes?
"I agree with Kurt and the other previous posts: I have got installed a new brake booster, lines and pads on our 63 Fleetwood 60 special and it stops on a dime every time, you touch the pedal. Very comfortable, when you get used to the right foot…"
Apr 20
Stefan replied to Stefan's discussion Temp Gauge Mystery in my ´63
"Thank you Russ :-) As a precaution, I would order a couple of thermostats from Rockauto in case one should be dead-on-arrival. The shop manual says: 180°Celsius so I will choose some from the Premium category from Rockauto."
Apr 20
Russ Austin replied to Stefan's discussion Temp Gauge Mystery in my ´63
"A sticking thermostat is a possibility. Had it like that in my old truck. "
Apr 20
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Temp Gauge Mystery in my ´63

Hello together,a few days ago I changed the old broken temp sensor at my ´63 390cui engine.I used an ACDELCO part-no.2131140.With the old sensor, the gauge didn´t move at all.With the new ACDELCO, during normal driving with a cold engine, the gauge moves in the HOT direction within the first 5 minutes until it reaches HOT and higher. Then suddenly falls back to the center again and shows normal temperature levels during the whole rest of the test drive.This behaviour of the temp gauge can be…See More
Apr 20
Jason Edge replied to Stefan's discussion Bolt Size for Seat Belts in a 63 Fleetwood
"Just add top what Kurt said, when I part a car out I will often wedge my shoulders between the back of the front seat and force down and backward. Works about 90% of the time to quickly Dislodge seat from that hook."
Apr 6

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Fleetwood 60 Special
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
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63 Hydra-Matic won't shift out of first

Started by Norm Waters in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Mark S Anderson 1 hour ago. 11 Replies

Hello everyone. I had a perfectly good shifting Hydra-Matic transmission until I elected to fix the leak at the dip stick tube. I just did a quick seal with gasket maker since my current tube is…Continue

Copper exh manifold gaskets wanted

Started by Russ Austin in Wanted to Buy 5 hours ago. 0 Replies

Who had the copper exh manifold gaskets?  I want to pick up a set for my own car. Continue

Rear brake lock up when cold

Started by Cliff Johnston in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 yesterday. 1 Reply

Hi everyone, ever since getting the car back on the road, the rear brakes grab when they are cold and I’m moving at slow speed.  Once I get along the road and stop they are fine. I see some posts…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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