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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

Recommendations for Pertronix Ingition on a ´63 390cui?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Mar 25. 3 Replies

Hello,my name is Stefan and this is my first post in this forum. I´m from germany and very happy to own and drive a 1963 Fleetwood 60 Special in a very nice condition. It has been delivered by…Continue

 

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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
Chris McBride replied to Stefan's discussion Bolt Size for Seat Belts in a 63 Fleetwood
"Member Mr.Preston Bealle previously noted: I got this done tonight after a few weeks of fiddling around with no luck. I stuck my head on the floor with a strong flashlight, and once I saw the construction of the hooks and the location, I realized…"
Apr 6

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Fleetwood 60 Special
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Deville

Started by Planet-automobile in Wanted to Buy 2 hours ago. 0 Replies

HiI am looking for a cadillac deville 64 convertible with A/C to restoreabout 10000$if you have any contact meContinue

429 restoration

Started by Matti Roth in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 7 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hello, and thanks for adding to group!I am restoring 1964 429 engine which I bought as dismantled. It is said to be smoking in driving and has been stored as parts for a year. It is most probably…Continue

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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

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To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

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Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

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Thank you Kurt re: VIN location

Posted by Robert Pellow on April 19, 2021 at 1:07pm 0 Comments

I just wanted to say a thank you to Kurt for steering me to the tech tips page on V.I.N. locations.  Excellent information.  Thanks a bundle.

Robert Pellow

V.I.N. where?

Posted by Robert Pellow on April 18, 2021 at 1:41pm 6 Comments

Where can I find the V.I.N. on a 63 convertible?  The usual space at the base of the interior windshield on the driver's side has been decimated by weather.

63 Trunk detail

Posted by Bob Pontius on April 8, 2021 at 3:07pm 1 Comment

Jason, I liked the detail and information you have provided. I would like to do mine similar to yours. Can you help? Do you have trunk material? OPGI is sending the trunk product for my 63 Fleetwood. But it does cover the entire trunk as yours was done. If you do not have can you give me a reference? Thanks!! Bob

Car lift and jack stands

Posted by Les Eastling on March 23, 2021 at 10:00am 4 Comments

I mentioned during the 63/64 chapter zoom meeting on 3/21 that we had installed a car lift in our garage. Someone asked what kind and I didn't have the info at hand, so here is a link to it and also a link to some tall jack stands we use to add more stability to the car and an additional safety factor. There is something about getting underneath one of these cars that makes me a little nervous! …

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