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63 bendix brake unit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank Murch Dec 13, 2023. 5 Replies

hello chapter members. I have reached a point where I am at a dead end with my brake troubles. we have a 63 coupe de ville, originally with a bendix unit which i replaced with a delco unit probably…Continue

63 coupe de ville for sale

Started Jul 12, 2015 0 Replies

1963 coupe de ville, all options except power side vent windows, 54000 mi. well preserved original. had to replace vinyl top, rechrome rear bumper.matador red metallic, white top, red leather…Continue

 

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Frank Murch replied to frank napkora's discussion 63 bendix brake unit
"Mr Murphy loves me and I can see he loves you too!  You fix the brakes and the heater core starts to leak - wow.  The heater core has a hose in and a hose out. A small length of pipe will let you unplug the heater core and plug the…"
Dec 13, 2023
frank napkora replied to frank napkora's discussion 63 bendix brake unit
"thank you frank, the 3rd time was a charm! first time sent unit to whitepost restoration, came  back looking well done only to have large nut at one port for brake line leak, sent  master back, kept booster , master came back fine only to…"
Dec 13, 2023
Frank Murch replied to frank napkora's discussion 63 bendix brake unit
"I am not sure this will help, but I had mine rebuilt at Karp’s Power Brakes, Jeff 909-985-0800. I THINK there are two rod links and I am guessing you might have a rod from one and a master from another. Jeff knows how to tell the…"
Dec 11, 2023
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63 bendix brake unit

hello chapter members. I have reached a point where I am at a dead end with my brake troubles. we have a 63 coupe de ville, originally with a bendix unit which i replaced with a delco unit probably 22 years ago. Then 2 years ago that went bad and i located a rebuildable bendix unit and sent it to white post restoration for a rebuild, finally installed it this past june only to find the master had a defective seal and resent it back for repair, got it back and put it. during the initial install…See More
Jul 30, 2023
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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 coupe de ville 6357
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18605
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At 11:10am on June 12, 2015, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website. 

It's great to have another CLC 63/64 Cadillac Chapter member joining us here on the website.

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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cornering lights

Started by Larry Rees in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 1 hour ago. 6 Replies

Neither of my cornering lights are working. I started by focusing on drivers side. I removed the entire assembly and cleaned it up, replaced the wire to the socket, cleaned and lubricated the socket…Continue

Power Steering Hose Questions

Started by C. Van Tune in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

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

Pertronix 3 install and resistor wire

Started by Dave Fehrle in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Dave Fehrle 18 hours ago. 17 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

63 Exhaust Hanger Mystery

Started by Mike Travers in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion yesterday. 0 Replies

I'm in the process of installing a stainless steel single exhaust from Classic Exhaust on my '63 Coupe de Ville. I'm running into a mystery regarding my middle exhaust bracket. I have the bracket…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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