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Leaky Windshield

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Bahner Sep 17. 4 Replies

Hey all, has anyone had their windshield removed and resealed successfully. I'm pretty skittish about having someone mess with my perfectly good glass knowing that these cars are a little different…Continue

Sealing up oil leaks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Bahner Aug 6. 2 Replies

I'm having a shop replace outside seals/gaskets on engine and tranny. Engine was losing 3/4qt. every 250mi. So far only a small drip on rear main. Bought an outside seal kit for tranny. sealed up…Continue

Oil Leaks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Bahner Jun 5. 8 Replies

Hey guys, I'm having a local shop try and seal up some of the leaks on Ol Blue, '63 SDV. I've got a couple questions.Has anyone replaced the tranny shift shaft seal, are they available? Is it doable…Continue

63 6 way Seat switch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge May 17, 2020. 4 Replies

Hi all, I had my car in for some rust repair on pass side front fender and door. That part went ok except for the color match but my real issue is the seat switch. Are the 63 and 64 the only switches…Continue

 

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Tom Bahner replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Leaky Windshield
"Thanks all for the comments. Its kind of what I suspected.  Tom B"
Sep 17
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Leaky Windshield
"New windshields are available for replacement but they are thinner glass  than stock original —-so stock original is the way to go —-if at all possible  Enjoy"
Sep 16
Kurt replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Leaky Windshield
"Your concerns are valid. I suggest that you do THOROUGH research and pick a shop that specializes in older cars with gasket-seal windshields. After my car was painted I needed to have my windshield installed. I found a shop nearby that SAID they…"
Sep 16
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Leaky Windshield
" Tom Put- windshield — in the search engine on the top right of the home page ( our library )  You want to read the threads by - Clovis - especially the one on page 5 - where he removed and replaced his windshield and the rubber…"
Sep 16
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Leaky Windshield

Hey all, has anyone had their windshield removed and resealed successfully. I'm pretty skittish about having someone mess with my perfectly good glass knowing that these cars are a little different than the new junk. It leaks in 3-4 places when going down the hiway.  Also worried about them screwing up the trim around the windshield. Maybe I'm just being over protective since its hard to find competent techs on this old stuff.Thanks Tom BSee More
Sep 16
Tom Bahner replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Sealing up oil leaks
"Could this be a torus check valve problem? after sitting a couple I end up with a puddle under the tranny. If so, I assume this is a tranny tar down to fix"
Aug 6
Kevin Campbell replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Sealing up oil leaks
"Try a straight edge over the face of the pan. Over time, often to fix leaks, folks swing off the bolts like their doing up wheel nuts, which will buckle/distort the clamping face. The pan can be beaten back into shape ok."
Aug 2
Tom Bahner posted a discussion

Sealing up oil leaks

I'm having a shop replace outside seals/gaskets on engine and tranny. Engine was losing 3/4qt. every 250mi. So far only a small drip on rear main. Bought an outside seal kit for tranny. sealed up dipstick, shift shaft, that went fine. Pan not so good. Went out and found a puddle under tranny for the second time after sitting the weekend. Going in for the third time to try and get it right. Are we missing something?? The shop about only deals with classic and performance stuff so he ain't no fly…See More
Aug 2
Tom Bahner replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Oil Leaks
"Thanks for all the info. I feel a little more confident in getting some decent results on this adventure. Tom B "
Jun 5
Russ Austin replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Oil Leaks
"The trans dip stick tube is an O ring recessed in the hole of the trans.  Taking the pan off and going through the bottom of the trans would be the best way. I did mine with the engine out and through the top.  Just use the black form a…"
Jun 4
Mark S Anderson replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Oil Leaks
"Shifter seal is very straightforward and can be done on-car.Take off pan, disconnect linkage.  Inside transmission, just loosen a clamp and a set screw and the shaft slides out.The seals on the hydramatic are o rings, on turbo hydramatic there…"
Jun 4
Tom Bahner replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Oil Leaks
"Thanks all. Not so concerned about valve covers and will pass along info on pan and rear main seal, contact cement, etc. Only questions left is on tranny. I assume the dip stick tube is just an O-ring. What supplier has the shift shaft seal? Is it…"
Jun 3
Jason Edge replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Oil Leaks
"I prefer the thick cork valve cover gaskets. I would never use one of those thin rubber valve cover gaskets. With a straight valve cover that has not been overtightened (they can be bent back with boards and a heavy hammer if they have), and the…"
Jun 2
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Oil Leaks
"Giving anyone working on your Cadillac your copy of your cars year Service Manual  should  be a good Idea  —the details he needs are all located there  Enjoy "
Jun 2
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Oil Leaks
"Do be sure to find Russ Austin’s post  on the rear main crankshaft seal —-that indicates he offset his rear main seal by one inch off the crankshafts rear main bearing joint which is the most successful attempt to get that seal to…"
Jun 2
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Oil Leaks
"Tom  The stock valve cover gaskets were cork I do not know of any rubber myself  I read that you should soak cork in water before installing them and it does make sense they would get thicker and be more pliable and flexible which could…"
Jun 2

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Sedan DeVille 4 window
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A Sad Day in Mudville

Posted on July 20, 2015 at 11:48am 15 Comments

Saturday was a bad day.

The wife and I was returning home from a local cruise when ol Blue started reving up going down the interstate. Yep, something gave out on the old tranny. The underside of the car is soaked with tranny fluid along with the rear of the car. It lost it fast, by the time I got to the exit, there was no movement. Pulled the dipstick, empty.

I thought maybe one of the rubber hoses in the cooling lines gave out but I can't see anything wrong with them.  Of…

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Road Trip

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 10:37am 8 Comments

Well, the wife and I…

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A Test

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 4:47pm 7 Comments

Well, we woke up to a beautiful, warm day for this time of year here in NE Ks. yesterday. The wife said it would be " a good day to test the Caddie".

This is  in prep for a little adventure we're planning to take the end of March first part of April. We're going to drive the Ks, Ok. and maybe Texas stretch of Route 66. What better way of doing it than in a '63 Sedan DeVille.

 I said what the h..., temp in the 40's-50's, sunshine, threw a few tools in the trunk and headed…

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63 SDV Rear Seat Belts

Posted on February 22, 2015 at 1:27pm 3 Comments

Well, the wife say we gotta have'em so I'm on the hunt for seat belts for the back seat of my SDV 4 window.

My question is, are the rears the same length as the front?. Near as I can tell, fronts are about 70+ inches or so.

I've been looking at after market, chrome latch belts that are pretty reasonable. Seat Belt Planet and Andoauto are a couple. Although not exact match to the fronts that are installed, they'll be fine for my driver. 

Haven't looked around at it yet to…

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At 7:43pm on December 19, 2013, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.  

Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home.  

I saw that you want to join the Chapter. We are a free chapter with the only requirement to join being that you are a member of the Cadillac LaSalle Club. To join, simply send me an email to jasonedge@nc.rr.com with your CLC Membership #, name, address and list any 1963's and 1964 Cadillacs you own. I look forward to add you to our Chapter Roster.

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Rear main seal. 63

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 10 hours ago. 3 Replies

My rms is leaking again.  I hv cked all other options for leaks and its none of those.  Ie, oil presdure, valve covers, etc.  So i called egge to order another one.  I asked the guy wat contack…Continue

Selling 1964 Coupe Deville Parts

Started by Gary Smiley in For Sale. Last reply by Gary Smiley 12 hours ago. 2 Replies

What I  have are many extra original, hard-to-find 1964 Cadillac Coupe Deville Parts (from donor car).…Continue

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Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 18 hours ago. 275 Replies

I have posted a few Misc items over on my Classic Cadillac Parts Facebook page at…Continue

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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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Torque converter grab when idling in Drive

Posted by Cliff Johnston on June 14, 2021 at 8:47pm 2 Comments

Hi Everyone, been quite a while since i have been on here.

I have had an issue with the idle on my 64 Coupe Deville ever since i have had it.

With the Idle set high enough that it is smooth, but still a nice idle, the RPM seems only slightly too high for the stall of the Torque Converter. And therefore it tends to sit there and grab and lunge a bit. So until now, i have been putting the car in Neutral at the lights to stop this happening.

I've had the car dyno tuned and…

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