Terry Lange
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AC vacuum issues on '63 Series 62

Started this discussion. Last reply by 3gk350qap28u3 Dec 5, 2023. 7 Replies

I recently had my AC compressor rebuilt and recharged with R12. 4 months later, it is still blowing 37 degree air, so I am happy.  This past Saturday I went to a car show which involved about 25…Continue

Blower motor removal on '63 Series 62

Started this discussion. Last reply by 3gk350qap28u3 Nov 27, 2023. 3 Replies

The blower motor on my '63 is squealing from time to time.  It is an A/C car if that makes any difference. I decided to pull it out today and add a few drops of oil to the motor bearing. The shop…Continue

Time to switch to R134a?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Lange Mar 12, 2023. 5 Replies

When I purchased my '63 Cadillac 11 months ago, it had ice cold a/c with an R12 system.  The seller advised me that it needed to be "topped off" every year or so.  For the small amount of driving…Continue

4 window vs. 6 window sedan

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Lange Jan 22, 2023. 3 Replies

Stupid question of the day.  I know that the 6 window sedan has an extra set of stationary vent windows in front of the B pillar, and the 4 window sedan just has the front vent windows.  I  have…Continue

 

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Jason Edge replied to Terry Lange's discussion AC vacuum issues on '63 Series 62
"Terry, The problem with rubber hoses and such is usually not miles on the car but just age. The rubber dries out, crack splits, creating vacuum leaks.  There is no reason to replace anything if it is in good condition. If the rubber hoses are…"
Dec 5, 2023
Terry Lange replied to Terry Lange's discussion AC vacuum issues on '63 Series 62
"Thanks for your reply and assistance, David. If the suction throttling valve is the one in the rt. front fender by the power antenna, the vacuum hose did have a poor connection and fell off every time I was working in that area. I cut half an inch…"
Dec 5, 2023
Terry Lange replied to Terry Lange's discussion AC vacuum issues on '63 Series 62
"Thanks Jason!  My car is a 34,000 original mile car, with no apparent modifications.  It does not have either power door locks or a trunk pull down mechanism.  The intake fitting is like the middle 3 in your photo with only two…"
Dec 5, 2023
David Thomas replied to Terry Lange's discussion AC vacuum issues on '63 Series 62
"Hello Terry, Jason has good points to check and correct if a problem is found. I'll add, you should also check each vacuum actuator with a hand operated vacuum pump to see that all actuators will function and hold a vacuum. That will eliminate…"
Dec 4, 2023
Jason Edge replied to Terry Lange's discussion AC vacuum issues on '63 Series 62
"The canister on the left driver side on the firewall is for cars equipped with vacuum power door locks and/or vacuum power trunk lids.  These are both covered in your 1963 Cadillac Shop Manual.  The vacuum door lock starts on page 16-22,…"
Dec 4, 2023
Terry Lange posted a discussion

AC vacuum issues on '63 Series 62

I recently had my AC compressor rebuilt and recharged with R12. 4 months later, it is still blowing 37 degree air, so I am happy.  This past Saturday I went to a car show which involved about 25 miles at freeway speeds. I turned on the air for the ride home, and things started out great. After about 12 miles, the air became warmer, but continued coming out of the appropriate vents. This went on for the balance of the freeway miles. Once I got back into the city, the AC started blowing cold…See More
Dec 4, 2023
Terry Lange replied to Terry Lange's discussion Blower motor removal on '63 Series 62
"Thanks Tony.  I'll give that a shot tomorrow. Sounds like something that will be done totally by "feel", so it should be interesting putting it back in and getting the screws lined up with the holes. The only photo that I was…"
Nov 26, 2023
Terry Lange posted a discussion

Blower motor removal on '63 Series 62

The blower motor on my '63 is squealing from time to time.  It is an A/C car if that makes any difference. I decided to pull it out today and add a few drops of oil to the motor bearing. The shop manual states to "remove five screws retaining motor assembly to blower housing and remove motor and fan assembly. It appears that the motor is mounted out the bottom of the blower housing, and is inaccessible from the engine compartment. I attempted to remove the housing from the fire wall by removing…See More
Nov 26, 2023
Terry Lange replied to Terry Lange's discussion Time to switch to R134a?
"I could be wrong Tony, but my understanding is that R12 is not illegal to use, but you have to have a license to purchase it (if you can find it), and must have the proper recovery equipment to prevent it from being released into the atmosphere when…"
Mar 12, 2023
Terry Lange replied to Terry Lange's discussion Time to switch to R134a?
"Thanks Tony.  Every AC shop in my area that I've spoken to has offered to do a conversion to 134a, so that isn't a problem.  I'm still sitting on the fence, as I have read that 134a is being phased out and replaced with a…"
Mar 12, 2023
Terry Lange posted a discussion

Time to switch to R134a?

When I purchased my '63 Cadillac 11 months ago, it had ice cold a/c with an R12 system.  The seller advised me that it needed to be "topped off" every year or so.  For the small amount of driving that I did with it in the summer months (when it wasn't tied up in the shop for other repairs), I did notice the temps from the vents getting gradually warmer.  I also noted that while traveling at highway speeds, even when things were working properly, the air would become much warmer until I slowed…See More
Mar 10, 2023
Terry Lange replied to Terry Lange's discussion 4 window vs. 6 window sedan
"Thank-you, Kurt.  That's the info I was looking for.  I did read the newsletter, but missed that important point."
Jan 22, 2023
Kurt replied to Terry Lange's discussion 4 window vs. 6 window sedan
"I saw this in the newsletter Jason recently posted. The fixed position rear quarter windows are the 2 additional windows ."
Jan 22, 2023
Kurt replied to Terry Lange's discussion 4 window vs. 6 window sedan
"Hmm, good question. My guess is that the stationary windows in the rear are considered "windows" and vent windows are not. Fleetwood 60 Specials actually have vent windows in the rear but that model is not a "6 window…"
Jan 21, 2023
Terry Lange replied to Terry Lange's discussion Weather stripping vendors
"Metro's price was quite a bit less than both Rubber the Right Way and Steele Rubber, who coincidentally had identical prices right to the dollar."
Jan 21, 2023
Terry Lange posted a discussion

4 window vs. 6 window sedan

Stupid question of the day.  I know that the 6 window sedan has an extra set of stationary vent windows in front of the B pillar, and the 4 window sedan just has the front vent windows.  I  have never figured out which windows they are referring to in order to come up with the 4 and 6 numbers.  I know someone will ask me the question sooner or later when my car is displayed at shows as a 6 window sedan, and I really don't have an answer to that. It seems to me that the 4 window actually has 3…See More
Jan 21, 2023

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
Yes. 1963 4 door 6 window sedan 6229K
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At 1:31pm on April 20, 2022, Jason Edge said…

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Cadillac Original Ads - 1964 Standard Ads

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Dennis P. DiBari 9 hours ago. 3 Replies

Just as I had done last December with the standard 1963 Cadillacs magazine ads, I have started scanning my 1964 Cadillac Ads, and will post here one by one, then combine into a single photo album and…Continue

Pertronix 3 install and resistor wire

Started by Dave Fehrle in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Dave Fehrle 18 hours ago. 18 Replies

A few questions on the resistor wire, what color is it in the pic? The yellow/blue or black? And connecting to the ACC on the fuse box seems easiest way to go with the new switched wire, but where…Continue

!964 429 Timing Cover

Started by Michael Monson in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin yesterday. 4 Replies

I'm looking to freshen up a few thing on the 429, and am looking for sources of the timing cover.  I.m new to the Cadillac world and have found that the Cadillac King sells a refurbished timing…Continue

Power Steering Hose Questions

Started by C. Van Tune in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by C. Van Tune on Tuesday. 6 Replies

My '64 Eldo's high-pressure P/S hose sprung a leak, so I want to change it (and the low-pressure hose.) My car is concours-level restored, so keeping as close to the stock fitment and appearance is…Continue

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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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Clock ‘64 DeVille

Posted by Matt Vander Hooven on July 23, 2023 at 7:36pm 2 Comments

Is there still a member in the Detroit area that refurbishes clocks?

Matt VH

Spark Plug Heat Range

Posted by Patrick Westphal on July 7, 2023 at 10:00am 1 Comment

I found a diagram that illustrates the main factor in determining a spark plug heat range that I was trying to describe to you during the chapter get together.

Here it is:

 

The main factor is the length of the ceramic insulator from the middle of the spark plug to the tip (where the spark happens)  

The insulator…

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