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Question about the 1963 Hydramatic Oil-Filter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark S Anderson May 4. 10 Replies

Hello everyone,Has anyone of you ever opened the transmission filter and can tell me whether there is filter fabric in there or a metal screen, that can be washed out? The number on the transmission…Continue

need some help: bulb size for dash compartment

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Jan 26. 4 Replies

Hello everybody,I would like to replace all the burned bulbs in the dash of my ´63 Fleetwood 60 Special and I'm a little confused as I can't find the right sizes in the shop manual. - If I'm wrong,…Continue

miraculous overheating ´63 390 - solved

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Aug 26, 2021. 3 Replies

Hello together,a few weeks ago I ran into a miraculous overheating of my ´63 Sixty Special.The temp gauge showed normal while driving on highway and other streets but then I came into a traffic jam…Continue

Does anybody use 2 Stroke Oil in Gasoline?

Started Jun 25, 2021 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

 

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Mark S Anderson replied to Stefan's discussion Question about the 1963 Hydramatic Oil-Filter
"A clogged filter will delay shifts first and foremost, then cause slippage, and then pump burnout.  It won't usually cause a harsh shift unless it leads to starved clutches, at which point the transmission will have to be disassembled. An…"
May 4
Stefan replied to Stefan's discussion Question about the 1963 Hydramatic Oil-Filter
"Hi Mark,the throttle response can be dosed very well, so I didn't check it so far. To avoid that jerk from 2-3, so far the usual approach has been to accelerate 1-2 normally. Then lift the gas pedal slightly while engaging 3rd gear and then…"
May 4
Mark S Anderson replied to Stefan's discussion Question about the 1963 Hydramatic Oil-Filter
"have you checked the throttle rod adjustment? "
Apr 29
Stefan replied to Stefan's discussion Question about the 1963 Hydramatic Oil-Filter
"Thank you all for your help! luckily I found another set of filter & gasket in stock at a Cadillac specialist here in Germany:  Andreas Winterwerber The set costs 120€ (126 US $) . That would be even cheaper than importing from the…"
Apr 29
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Stefan's discussion Question about the 1963 Hydramatic Oil-Filter
"Correction  that’s —- Fatsco Mark and I did the posting  about the same time  It has been a loooong day on my end  Enjoy "
Apr 28
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Stefan's discussion Question about the 1963 Hydramatic Oil-Filter
"Stefan  Try Fasco - they specialize in trans parts  Enjoy "
Apr 28
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Stefan's discussion Question about the 1963 Hydramatic Oil-Filter
" Stefan We have Rock auto — Kanter auto and eBay  —-here that might have the part but not sure if  they ship to Germany  I would get a new replacement filter as I do not know of anyone who cleans our cars trans…"
Apr 28
Mark Geertsma replied to Stefan's discussion Question about the 1963 Hydramatic Oil-Filter
Apr 28
Stefan replied to Stefan's discussion Question about the 1963 Hydramatic Oil-Filter
"Hello Tony, thank you for your input. My 1963 has no TH400 but the 4-Speed Hydramatic/Jetaway (shift pattern PNDLR)My Cadillac was delivered in Switzerland, has got a Km-Speedo with 5 digits and shows 87.000km (54.000miles) Due to the low level of…"
Apr 28
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Stefan's discussion Question about the 1963 Hydramatic Oil-Filter
"Stefan  if the trans fluid is not to the full line the Th- 400 trans does not shift as it should ( a quart down )  The dip stick is marked in pints  The trans should be shifting  very smoothly in all gears when correct  A…"
Apr 27
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Question about the 1963 Hydramatic Oil-Filter

Hello everyone,Has anyone of you ever opened the transmission filter and can tell me whether there is filter fabric in there or a metal screen, that can be washed out? The number on the transmission nameplate shows: "C-63 14337"I purchased my 1963 Fleetwood 60 Special with the original 390cui two years go and have driven about 3.000km since then without any issues. Still smooth, non recognizable shifting from 1-2 and 3-4, but up from the begining this slight jerk when shifting from 2-3. I know…See More
Apr 27
Stefan replied to Theo's discussion Tiny dots / flakes in chrome bumper
"Hello Theo, as I can see you are from the netherlands? I´m from Germany :-) I´ve got the same pitting on my 63. No way to get it polished again.  WD40 helps in the short term to fill the pitting (same on light scratches in the…"
Mar 3
Stefan replied to Cees de Bunje's discussion Door Jamb Switch
"Hello everybody, I also have the problem, that my door jamp switches are broken (1963 Fleetwood 60 Special). Since there is still expensive shipping for Europe, I found a good alternative in the HELLA spare parts catalogue: It´s a new spare…"
Feb 9
Kurt replied to Stefan's discussion need some help: bulb size for dash compartment
"Correct. Removing the dash pad is not terribly difficult, just be careful when handling it. The vinyl at this age can be brittle and crack if flexed too hard. Tips are in the Help…"
Jan 26
Stefan replied to Stefan's discussion need some help: bulb size for dash compartment
"Thank you, Doug Scarrow and Kurt! Especially for pointing me on the correct page in the shop manual with the bulb chart.Fortunately the old part no.´s can be translatet into current part numbers like the BA9s-Sockets. As I understand the shop…"
Jan 26
Kurt replied to Stefan's discussion need some help: bulb size for dash compartment
"For reference, the bulb chart is in the shop manual in section 12-99"
Jan 25

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Fleetwood 60 Special
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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 15 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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A word of caution about using Stock Interiors/Auto Custom Carpets

Started by Chris Gill in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Chris Gill yesterday. 4 Replies

Hi Folks, Just a word of warning here. Take it or leave it... I purchased almost $1,000 worth of carpets, custom mats, and bulk carpet from Stock Interiors over the past year for my 1963…Continue

AC Trouble shooting Help?

Started by William Mott in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kurt yesterday. 12 Replies

Good Evening all,I just got the 63 caddy back on the road: cleaned up the tank, new sending unit, new Edelbrock electric fuel pump, and Edelbrock relief valve.  Still had some vapor lock, but…Continue

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Let's Pop the Cork!

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Wednesday. 10 Replies

I have been intermittently working on parts Car #55, a 1963 Series 62 Four Window Sedan, between work on my new house addition project (ready to start floor framing once foundation and drainage is…Continue

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I was working on my HVAC system this winter and during the process of taking the dash pad off these two parts fell out. Does anyone know what they are and where they go?

Posted by Patrick Westphal on April 12, 2022 at 1:35pm 1 Comment

I was working on my HVAC system this winter and during the process of taking the dash pad off these two parts fell out. Does anyone know what they are and where they go?

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1964 Cadillac Coupe DeVille Convertible Speedometer Bulbs

Posted by Russell L Parr on April 1, 2022 at 9:15pm 6 Comments

I need to replace the bulbs for the speedometer cluster in my instrument panel..

Before I open up the dash, I want to have the necessary bulbs on hand.

Can someone help me determine what bulbs I need, the number of bulbs I need,  and where to purchase them?

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

1964 Cadillac Coupe DeVille Convertible Speedometer Bulbs

Posted by Russell L Parr on April 1, 2022 at 9:15pm 0 Comments

I need to replace the bulbs for the speedometer cluster in my instrument panel..

Before I open up the dash, I want to have the necessary bulbs on hand.

Can someone help me determine what bulbs I need, the number of bulbs I need,  and where to purchase them?

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Temperature gauge not working properly

Posted by SK on March 23, 2022 at 2:43pm 2 Comments

The temperature gauge of my 63 Eldorado does not work properly.

It goes slowly all the way up and stays there, while the true temperature is around 155-160 F (water in the radiator and/or the top of the thermostat housing).

Where should I start to solve the problem? The gauge itself, the temperature sensor, or the wiring? Or something else? The sensor is a new (aftermarket part)…

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