William R Conte
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Head Gasket on 429 - If it were put on upside down, what would happen?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge May 6. 27 Replies

My newly rebuilt engine got hot immediately on first run. Did this 3 out of 3 tries, blew hose off first two times. It fails compression test badly.My question it this... Can the head gasket go on…Continue

429 and TH400 rebuilder in central NJ?

Started May 1, 2018 0 Replies

Hey gang --- I'm stripping the A/C system out of my 64 Coupe deVille for rehab. I also need to repair a rust hole in the pass fender lower area. Since I am doing all of this work, I am considering…Continue

Wiper switch refurbish

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin May 29, 2020. 7 Replies

Last time I tried to use the wipers they wouldn't turn on. Finally, they did. Then I couldn't turn them back off. I had to unplug the wiper motor. The switch action does not feel as tight and…Continue

 

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Jason Edge replied to William R Conte's discussion Head Gasket on 429 - If it were put on upside down, what would happen?
"I know that is a big relief! You expect the worse and when it turns out not to be so bad you will enjoy the results that much better. In other words you appreciate a good running engine when you get past a scare like that. Get that water pump in…"
May 6
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to William R Conte's discussion Head Gasket on 429 - If it were put on upside down, what would happen?
"Let the rings seat by putting a few thousand  miles  on the engine and compression should show improvement  Keep an eye on the oil level as it will be higher usage than normal now  The stock rings on our engines take more time to…"
May 6
William R Conte replied to William R Conte's discussion Head Gasket on 429 - If it were put on upside down, what would happen?
"I ran the car this evening, and it ran very well, at 186 degrees at the T'Stat housing. Temp gauge read normal, about 1/3 of the way up or so. Same as it did in the past. This time I repainted the radiator support and fan shroud, and put them…"
May 6
William R Conte replied to MIKE's discussion 63/64 Clock repair
"Corvette Clocks by Roger is another vendor. Roger did the clock for my 64. I kept mine original."
May 6
William R Conte replied to William R Conte's discussion Head Gasket on 429 - If it were put on upside down, what would happen?
"I noticed that too, and thought it strange. I bought Fel Pro gaskets from RockAuto, the last pair they had. They matched up hole wise with what came out. I expect to be re installing the radiator support today, and possibly the fan shroud too. I…"
May 2
Kim K Kaiser replied to William R Conte's discussion Head Gasket on 429 - If it were put on upside down, what would happen?
"I brought this up in my rebuild in Feb.  i also ordered another gasket, and it was different than the first one!!  same supplier!!!i "made a note of that Holes in heads, gaskets, and block are not a 100% one for one match""
May 2
Jason Edge replied to William R Conte's discussion Head Gasket on 429 - If it were put on upside down, what would happen?
"That's great news. Glad it wasn't any thing major.. just a pain in the you know what to disassemble and reassemble."
Apr 30
William R Conte replied to William R Conte's discussion Head Gasket on 429 - If it were put on upside down, what would happen?
"I see that I did not mention that I also had ended up with a low compression issue on several cylinders. Three of them were below 100, 1 was 89, 2 was 91, and 8 was 97. I put the heads back on yesterday with the best Fel Pro gaskets I could get. I…"
Apr 30
William R Conte replied to William R Conte's discussion Head Gasket on 429 - If it were put on upside down, what would happen?
"Holes in heads, gaskets, and block are not a 100% one for one match. Strange, but I guess that's how they are. I just got all of my gaskets, thermostat, and oil filters here yesterday afternoon. I also painted the radiator support, so I will be…"
Apr 28
Mark S Anderson replied to William R Conte's discussion Head Gasket on 429 - If it were put on upside down, what would happen?
"can you post a pic of the head gasket?  something had to go wrong here, not just the gasket, and not just an air bubble would make the engine lose compression that fast.are the dowel pins missing?  is there some foreign debris stuck…"
Apr 25
William R Conte replied to William R Conte's discussion Head Gasket on 429 - If it were put on upside down, what would happen?
"The closer I'm looking at the parts, the more I feel it's a head gasket issue."
Apr 25
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to William R Conte's discussion Head Gasket on 429 - If it were put on upside down, what would happen?
"Be sure your oil is for a flat tappet cam engine  you can use a copper spray on the head gaskets to give them a bit more of a seal to the heads and block  loving to know what is causing your heat issue  Enjoy "
Apr 25
William R Conte replied to William R Conte's discussion Head Gasket on 429 - If it were put on upside down, what would happen?
"The water pump is a rebuilt original. It's working fine. I saw the water circulating on the last start, and even during the compression check, so that isn't it. I pulled the pass side head off. No obvious big blowouts, but the metal around…"
Apr 25
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to William R Conte's discussion Head Gasket on 429 - If it were put on upside down, what would happen?
"Sure the WP is a new one —and it should be checked for proper impeller location as some new out of the box a while back were not correct and needed to be adjusted  on its shaft to prevent it from  overheating the…"
Apr 24
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to William R Conte's discussion Head Gasket on 429 - If it were put on upside down, what would happen?
"It appears that coolant ( water ) circulation  thru the engine is not happening to overheat the engine  in such a short run time  Almost acting like you thru off a fan belt on the water pump  when out on the road  Very much…"
Apr 24
William R Conte replied to William R Conte's discussion Head Gasket on 429 - If it were put on upside down, what would happen?
"Did that on the last run. Tank on radiator was getting really hot in about two minutes. I suspect air bubble first time I ran it on Wed, and blew head gaskets at that time."
Apr 24

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
Yes, 1964 Coupe deVille
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
30121
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
Yes

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At 6:11pm on February 16, 2018, Jason Edge said…

Hi Bill,
Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.
 


It is great to have another 1963/64 Chapter member joining us on the Website.  Make yourself at home!

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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Neutral Switch issues

Started by Rob Shatsnider in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Mark S Anderson 14 minutes ago. 1 Reply

On a 1964 60 Special with a tilt wheel, tubro trans and #653 neutral switch.  When I had the transmission done the switch got out of alignment.  Now the car will start in Park, but not in Neutral,…Continue

Tags: issues, Switch, Neutral

New Batch of Embroidered Iron-On 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Patches - $4 each

Started by Jason Edge in Chapter Discussion. Last reply by mark zimmerman 40 minutes ago. 9 Replies

As noted in our August 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Newsletter:Around 6 years…Continue

Tags: Available, Patches, Chapter, Cadillac, 1963/64

Very sensitive brakes.

Started by Phil in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 2 hours ago. 19 Replies

Hey everyone,  how sensitive should the power brakes be?  I have just rebuilt the power booster and  replaced the master cylinder. The pedal doesn’t have any resistance so I have to be very gentle so…Continue

Carpet install

Started by Pete Grodem in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

simple question, Does the carpet go under the seat mounts and bolted down with the seat? My original carpet was cut to go around the seat mounts looks like a hack job. Same with the steering column,…Continue

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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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Can you help? Driveshaft Question....

Posted by Chris on May 30, 2021 at 8:55am 1 Comment

Hello!

Newbie to the group here - we have already found tons of invaluable information on the board, so thanks! We are restoring a 1963 Series 62 Convertible. We are wondering if anyone knows of a source to buy the propellor yoke flange (that bolts to the pinion flange) for the driveshaft? One of our ears partially broke off. Not sure if we can buy just the yoke flange as an aftermarket part, or if it has to be rebuilt by a welder/fab guy? Maybe a salvage yard for a source? Again, any…

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Thank you Kurt re: VIN location

Posted by Robert Pellow on April 19, 2021 at 1:07pm 0 Comments

I just wanted to say a thank you to Kurt for steering me to the tech tips page on V.I.N. locations.  Excellent information.  Thanks a bundle.

Robert Pellow

V.I.N. where?

Posted by Robert Pellow on April 18, 2021 at 1:41pm 6 Comments

Where can I find the V.I.N. on a 63 convertible?  The usual space at the base of the interior windshield on the driver's side has been decimated by weather.

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