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miraculous overheating ´63 390 - solved

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Aug 26. 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 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

 

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Chris Codd liked Stefan's discussion miraculous overheating ´63 390 - solved
Aug 27
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Stefan's discussion miraculous overheating ´63 390 - solved
"Makes good sense as advancing the  stock timing as the advance should be doing  will always reduce engine cylinder heat making the engine  to run cooler a bit  Enjoy "
Aug 26
Michael replied to Stefan's discussion miraculous overheating ´63 390 - solved
"I have argued this point so many times in my life that I could puke coat hangers.  I’m so glad you discovered it and believe it!  I’ve been fighting my own overheating recently, turned out the vacuum advance canister was…"
Aug 26
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Stefan's discussion miraculous overheating ´63 390 - solved
"The original concentration mixture does count and SB a 50- 50 mix to work correctly to remove engine heat and  produce enough to heat the  internal cabin up correctly  From my own experience more than the 50-50  mix will…"
Aug 25
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miraculous overheating ´63 390 - solved

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 with a lot of stop-and-go at high summer temperatures and the gauge moved fast to HOT.At first and in panic, I switched on the heater and vent to dissipate some of the heat. After 20 minutes, the traffic jam ended up and while driving again, the temp gauge moved back to normal.My guess was that the…See More
Aug 25
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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

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Fleetwood 60 Special
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Electrical. 63. Gen light

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser 2 hours ago. 10 Replies

As i hv become a gauge watcher.  I thoight i would hok up a tachomeyer and the little lights on the three gauge unit so i can see at night.So, i put the green wire to the neg, red to power source,…Continue

Turbo trans speedometer connection leak

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 yesterday. 7 Replies

My turbo trans speedometer connection at the trans is leaking trans fluid When replacing the seal there  — I read in the library I will need to get  that from Jason What will be the issue dealing…Continue

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1964 horn bar anti rattle material

Started by Doug Scarrow in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin yesterday. 1 Reply

    My horn bar rattles and is missing rubber or felt pieces as shown in the attached photo what is this material made of ?   It looks like it must be "T"  shaped to fit into a slotContinue

Front Shocks for a 1964 Cadillac Eldorado

Started by Walter Anderson Bonner Jr. in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Anders on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Can anyone assist me in locating the correct front shock absorbers for my 1964 Cadillac Eldorado.  Part number and supplier would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks! Continue

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Rochester throttle body gasket

Posted by Phil on September 29, 2021 at 8:18am 5 Comments

Hello,  would anybody be able to tell me if I’m using the correct gasket on my Rochester throttle body? It doesn’t  look right to me.  I’m not sure if the carb actually ran with this gasket because I got it used with no history.  Any help would be appreciated …

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Rumble Sound at 55-60 mph

Posted by Ray Schick on September 20, 2021 at 10:45pm 6 Comments

64 Coupe DeVille , while driving at 55-60 mph I have a oscillating rumble sound . Steering wheel does not shake or vibrate . Transmission mount looks good .Tires were replaced 2 years ago balanced and rebalanced recently. Axel bearings were just replaced, rear differential assembly was just replaced with a Posi track ,pinion bearings good. Fresh gear lube. Driveshaft checked and balanced the other day ,new center bearing installed and new bearing carrier assembly too. Trying to figure this…

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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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