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Exhaust Manifolds for a 1963 SDV Park Ave

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge May 17. 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

Keys

Started Apr 17, 2020 0 Replies

Gentlemen,Thank you for the advice.  I suspect that the key blanks that I purchased on ebay were for a late 1965 or 1966.  By the way, I meant that the key blanks would not fit into the tumblers.  I…Continue

 

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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
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
Eunan replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Power Brake Booster
"Chris, that's a nice write up with some useful tips.  When I pull the Booster, I may give it a go. I have a new MC on there already and the Booster looks pretty rust free.  Thank you..."
Apr 3
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
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
Eunan replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Power Brake Booster
"I was looking at Speedway for a new booster but when you look at there boosters  details the bolt pattern’s are different and all say they fit 63 Cadillac. So this point not sure if any will work. Just wondering if there’s a…"
Apr 3
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
Eunan replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Power Brake Booster
"After closer inspection looks like I have the Delco Booter unit installed upside down.  I don't think the Booter been upside down caused the problem I'm having. The previous owner said the brakes were working at some point.  He…"
Apr 2
Eunan replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Power Brake Booster
"My brake booter seems to be bad on my 63 Deville also but I have no idea which booter I have, mine doesn't match any of the pics. Mine has the master cylinder recessed into the booter and the vacuum valve on the bottom right-side,…"
Apr 2
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
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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
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Kurt replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Keys
"Not me Jason,I replied to Stephen's discussion"
Apr 17, 2020

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Sedan Deville Park Avenue (model 6389)
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
Yes. 63603149
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Preventive Maintenance

Posted on April 10, 2020 at 7:26pm 2 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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Rear windows inoperable

Started by Richard Lange in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jay Waters 5 hours ago. 7 Replies

The rear windows will not go down on my 64 DeVille convertible. Front windows work fine. Any suggestions on how to get them down. Thanks RichardContinue

parasitic draw

Started by Chris miller in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by john w. warner 23 hours ago. 5 Replies

i am having an issue where my battery is dying after leaving the car for about a week without starting it. i have a brand new redtop optima battery and was having the same issue with the previous…Continue

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Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 yesterday. 2 Replies

Congrats on your Grand Nationals first place win and your  new Vice President status Why am I sure ——you will be president one day  very soon ?The trophy  you won is very pretty one Like that you…Continue

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1964 sedan deville 4 door transmission speeds

Started by Jay Waters in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kurt yesterday. 4 Replies

How many speeds does a 1964 sedan deville 4 door have ? My column indicator only has P/R/N/D/L.It is starting in first and shifting to second pretty smooth, but want to be sure there isn't an…Continue

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Renovation project 1964 Cadillac Deville convertible

Posted by Balachne on May 31, 2022 at 7:00am 3 Comments

Renovation project 1964 Cadillac Deville convertible

 

Introduction

To achieve an excellent result of vehicle restoration, it is essential to  manage this task as one manages an industrial project.

To do this we will use a certain formalism of project management and therefore start by defining the need. It is from this that we will deduce the scope, then the time of execution of the…

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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?

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.

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