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Repairing Turn Signals on a 1963 with the Tilt Wheel Option

Started May 23 0 Replies

Jason Edge graciously furnished me with the repair manual supplement for the 1963 Cadillac repair manual.  Having reviewed the illustrations and read the instructions, I still cannot figure out how…Continue

Exhaust Manifolds for a 1963 SDV Park Ave

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge May 17, 2022. 1 Reply

II need exaust manifolds for my 1963 Park Ave.  Are there any in decent shape that are for sale?ThanksStephen PechenikContinue

Coolant hose for 1963 Sedan Deville Park Ave Without A/C

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Oct 11, 2020. 1 Reply

There is a short hose on the top of the motor that connects from a straight pipe on the top of the engine to the water pump.  It appears to be a molded hose.  I have ordered a master parts book which…Continue

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Keys

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Sep 27, 2020. 1 Reply

The previous owner of my '63 Sedan Deville Park Avenue was not kind to the car.  It appears that he bought it without keys and rather than pay a lock smith, he destroyed the tumbler for the trunk…Continue

 

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Repairing Turn Signals on a 1963 with the Tilt Wheel Option

Jason Edge graciously furnished me with the repair manual supplement for the 1963 Cadillac repair manual.  Having reviewed the illustrations and read the instructions, I still cannot figure out how to take apart the turn signal cancellation mechanism.  I prefer to avoid removing the steering column to make this repair and seek advice from those of yuo who have attempted this endeavor before me.  I shall take photos over the weekend and will mark them up before posting. If any of you are…See More
May 23
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Feb 1
Jason Edge replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Exhaust Manifolds for a 1963 SDV Park Ave
"I have have 3 sets of 1963 Exhaust manifold coming off in the coming months, 1 set in the next 1 to 2 weeks, 1 set in 1 to 2 months, and a 3rd in I'm guessing 3 to 4 months as I part out the 3 1963 parts cars I have on hand. Looking at my Wait…"
May 17, 2022
Stephen Pechenik posted a discussion

Exhaust Manifolds for a 1963 SDV Park Ave

II need exaust manifolds for my 1963 Park Ave.  Are there any in decent shape that are for sale?ThanksStephen PechenikSee More
May 16, 2022
Chris McBride replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Power Brake Booster
"The CLC currently had a message string  recently which may have some helpful information.  The discussion concerns a 1968 booster but one of the posters did indicate that he rebuilt his 1964 booster.  The string does mention various…"
Apr 3, 2022
Stephen Pechenik replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Power Brake Booster
"Dear Eunan, When I redid mine last year, I was in a "keep it as built" phase of my life.  Due to the fact that my Park Avenue had a Bendix system, the cost of rebuilding the master cylinder and the booster was extraordinarily high,…"
Apr 3, 2022
Stephen Pechenik replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Power Brake Booster
"If you had the same problem I did, then your car lacked any power boosting to the brakes, making the brake pedal very hard to press on to stop the car.  Mine was a Bendix system.  However, after changing them out, I do not believe…"
Apr 3, 2022
Jason Edge replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Coolant hose for 1963 Sedan Deville Park Ave Without A/C
"I have return pipe to water pump hoses, the short fat hose with the tight bend, new ready to ship for $15 + s/h. Shoot me an email to jasonedge@nc.rr.com"
Oct 11, 2020
Stephen Pechenik posted a discussion

Coolant hose for 1963 Sedan Deville Park Ave Without A/C

There is a short hose on the top of the motor that connects from a straight pipe on the top of the engine to the water pump.  It appears to be a molded hose.  I have ordered a master parts book which has not yet arrived.  Does anyone know where I could find a new one (before I am forced to fashion some sort of solution)?  The hose is too short to bend heater hose without kinking it.  The bend is about 70 degrees, which makes me suspect that heater hose + a 90 degree elbow will also kink.Thank…See More
Oct 11, 2020
Jason Edge replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Keys
"I have the lock cylinder bar connecting bar (shaft) 4 1/4" long and 5 1/4" long.  They are different lengths due to different years and those with power trunk locks with the vacuum unlock actuator bolted in front of the trunk latch i…"
Sep 27, 2020
Stephen Pechenik posted a discussion

Keys

The previous owner of my '63 Sedan Deville Park Avenue was not kind to the car.  It appears that he bought it without keys and rather than pay a lock smith, he destroyed the tumbler for the trunk lock.  I bought  a a replacement tumbler and connecting bar.  The tumbler is fine.  the connecting bar is too short.  I have the old one but it is held onto the destroyed lock tumbler by a rivet.  Even if I drill out the rivet, the old bar will be good as a template only as it does not have the right…See More
Sep 27, 2020
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Apr 17, 2020
Kurt replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Keys
"Not me Jason,I replied to Stephen's discussion"
Apr 17, 2020
Jason Edge replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Keys
"Kurt, When you say doesn't fit do you mean it literally will not insert into the lock cylinder or just doesn't unlock the lock? It looks like the correct shape."
Apr 17, 2020
Kurt replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Keys
"That is strange that the octagonal head key doesn't fit. I got my key blanks at USA Parts Supply https://www.usapartssupply.com/cadillac.php The blanks are on page 23 of the…"
Apr 17, 2020
Stephen Pechenik posted a blog post

Preventive Maintenance

Dear All, Does anyone know if the 1963 Cadillac was manufactured with nylon timing gears?  I checked the factory repair manual which is silent on that issue.This morning I was speaking with a mechanic at a location where I store another vehicle ('48 Chrysler NY'er).  He had a 70 Deville convertible on his lift to dismantle it so that he could replace the timing chain and more importantly, the nylon timing gears.  He explained that the nylon gets brittle with age and might  cause an unexpected…See More
Apr 10, 2020

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Sedan Deville Park Avenue (model 6389)
1963 Fleetwood
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Preventive Maintenance

Posted on April 10, 2020 at 7:26pm 0 Comments

Dear All, 

Does anyone know if the 1963 Cadillac was manufactured with nylon timing gears?  I checked the factory repair manual which is silent on that issue.

This morning I was speaking with a mechanic at a location where I store another vehicle ('48 Chrysler NY'er).  He had a 70 Deville convertible on his lift to dismantle it so that he could replace the timing chain and more importantly, the nylon timing gears.  He explained that the nylon gets brittle with age and might …

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Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home. The Help Page at www.help.6364cadillac.com will have links to many useful articles and information about our Cadillacs.

 
 
 

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Started by john w. warner in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 2 Replies

The center cap on my 63 wagon came off and ruined the valve stem. But a quick tow back to White Post Resto for a new stem and a gouge removal got us back on the road! Both wagons made it.Continue

Show Your Vintage, Antique or Personalized License Plate!

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge on Monday. 14 Replies

I recently brought in an original, unrestored 1963 Indiana license plate…Continue

63 and 64 engine block interchangeable?

Started by Henrik Sonne Hansen in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Jun 11. 2 Replies

I read the section: 1963 & 1964 Engine and Transmission Facts, but still in doubt if the engine block of a 63 and 64 are the same and interchangeable?More specifically, will I be able to use all…Continue

Stuck Throttle

Started by Logan Robb in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Logan Robb Jun 10. 8 Replies

While out for a Sunday cruise this afternoon, I had a small heart attack when I opened up the throttle a bit and went to let off, only to have the ol girl keep going. Luckily, I was on a straight…Continue

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Loud air moving sound within carb with cleaner removed

Posted by Dave Fehrle on March 23, 2024 at 3:23pm 8 Comments

While checking my Carter carb with engine running, I took the air cleaner off and there was a very loud hissing sound of air. I placed a piece of paper over the carb and it didn’t move up or down, is this normal?

Vintage Air AC

Posted by Chase on March 21, 2024 at 5:55am 0 Comments

Hey everyone, has anybody done a Vintage Air AC/Heat setup in their car? I want to bypass the old vacuum setup and go with a Vintage Air Gen 2 model. Before I get started, does anyone have any experience with this? (Which model to go with, do’s and dont’s, etc.) It looks pretty involved. Any and all info/pics would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

accumulator dryer

Posted by CHRIS CARLSON on December 6, 2023 at 10:54am 0 Comments

Who rebuilds original AC  accumulator dryers for 1964 Cadillac? I have been on Classic auto air in Tampa FL wait list for over a year ,  There is one on Old air products web site that looks very similar to the original # 21-4214A but states it fits 1962 Gm cars, The one recommended for a 1964 Cadillac is half the length 21-4215A    What  is everyone using ? I would prefer to be as original as possible. Thanks

'63 Eldorado trumpet horn + 2 standard horns restoration

Posted by Les Eastling on November 15, 2023 at 10:34am 1 Comment

My son, unbeknownst to me, had all three of the horns on our 1963 Eldorado completely restored. We had recently added the Eldorado trumpet horn to the two standard horns and the sound was not very good... we had heard good ones so we knew something was not right... but there was not much we could do to get better sound from the 3 horns. 

There is a restoration service called The Horn Works who my son…

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