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brakes locking up

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Thomas Feb 2. 5 Replies

Hi all - this question is actually about the brakes on my 57 Fleetwood, but it is drum brake related, so I hope for guidance.The car has sat for about 8 weeks (as it has in the past), but I have had…Continue

USA parts supply chapter 11

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Nov 23, 2021. 4 Replies

Hi all,has USA parts gone under - there is or was a web page stating a company by that name was in chapter 11 bankruptcy?  Web page still active but not replying to emails.  cheersJohnContinue

Head came off now will not idle

Started this discussion. Last reply by 3ft7bqmb7dryo Apr 15, 2018. 20 Replies

Hi Alljust had the valve stem seals done on the 429 with the passenger side head coming off due to a broken bolt.That is all done and back together.  Now one problem leads to another.  The engine…Continue

VALVE STEM SEALS - WHICH ONES!

Started this discussion. Last reply by 3gk350qap28u3 Oct 10, 2016. 5 Replies

Just going to get my valve stems seals (only) done (at this stage) but I am confusedas to what I need to buy - check the link from Rock…Continue

 

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David Thomas replied to john chalk's discussion brakes locking up
"Hey John, just wanted to toss out another thought on your brakes. If you are using the emergency brake when you park the car it could be that they are not releasing until you rock it forward and back. Check out the cables front to rear and linkage…"
Feb 2
john chalk replied to john chalk's discussion brakes locking up
"Thanks Kurt - It's definitely a possibility - the hoses would be 10 years old, so I will look into that."
Feb 1
Kurt replied to john chalk's discussion brakes locking up
"There could be multiple causes for dragging brakes. My car at one time had a wheel that would lock & then eventually release over time. My issue turned out to be the brake hoses. When the rubber ages, it swells. Under the crimp sleeve, when the…"
Feb 1
john chalk replied to john chalk's discussion brakes locking up
"thanks, Wayne - no, it is covered over in a dry area and not exposed to water. It is the middle of summer here in Australia, so I am aware of moisture/humidity and rust being an issue for drum brakes, but I just can not see how that has had an…"
Feb 1
Wayne Morris replied to john chalk's discussion brakes locking up
"Is the vehicle sitting in freezing damp weather? May be the brakes are wet and freezing to the drums. Take the car out for a drive and get the brakes hot and see if that cures the problem."
Feb 1
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brakes locking up

Hi all - this question is actually about the brakes on my 57 Fleetwood, but it is drum brake related, so I hope for guidance.The car has sat for about 8 weeks (as it has in the past), but I have had to move it every morning for the last 3 days for some backyard work, and the brakes are locked every morning. I rock back and forth with the gear selector, and I get a tad of movement. Eventually, they free up, and the car moves, and it seems fine. I park the car - the next day, the same thing…See More
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Jason Edge commented on john chalk's blog post Heat Riser help
"Video is correct. My comments were a bit confusing anyway in reply below and replaced and bolded with the following: As the car is cranked cold and engine warms up it should turn clockwise opening up the butterfly. "
Oct 6, 2022
Sammy commented on john chalk's blog post Heat Riser help
"Jason, when looking at the picture to open it fully you wrote counter clockwise, but shouldn't it be clockwise. When I watch your video you turn it clockwise to open it.Are they all designed the same way?"
Oct 6, 2022
Jason Edge replied to john chalk's discussion USA parts supply chapter 11
"USA Parts were going under Pre-Covid."
Nov 23, 2021
john chalk replied to john chalk's discussion USA parts supply chapter 11
"thanks Jason. "
Nov 21, 2021
Jason Edge replied to john chalk's discussion USA parts supply chapter 11
"They have been out of business for some time. Very sad to see them go under. I have had a very positive relationship with them as customer and supplier since I got into these Cadillacs in 1996."
Nov 21, 2021
john chalk posted a discussion

USA parts supply chapter 11

Hi all,has USA parts gone under - there is or was a web page stating a company by that name was in chapter 11 bankruptcy?  Web page still active but not replying to emails.  cheersJohnSee More
Nov 21, 2021

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Coupe Deville
1957 Fleetwood
Cadillac LaSalle Club Membership Number? (Must be a member to Join Chapter & Website)
yes
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
no

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Heat Riser help

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 3:44am 5 Comments

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hi all..

need help with my heat riser.. this is in my 57 Fleetwood ... pic attached. it is stuck but can someone tell me if it is open or closed. where should it be for normal hot running?

Rochester Carby problem

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 6:48am 8 Comments

OK so my Rochester is on the 57 Fleetwood not the 64 but I know I can get some feedback here on the problem... Carby went off the car and went for a refurb. Engine would not idle and the idle screw would do nothing. There was no bakelite spacer which I believe feeds the air to the mixture screw but now have installed that.  Carby back from refurb on it goes and same deal.. The idle screw does nothing and the engine blows lots of black smoke at idle (too rich I assume).. Any ideas what is…

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Rocker Cover Restraightening

Posted on August 18, 2013 at 6:12pm 3 Comments

I saw a post here recently on how to restraighten the rocker covers which can flex under the rocker cover bolts.  I have an oil leak at the back of the passenger rocker cover so assume I need to investigate with rocker covers off.  Jason you mentioned how to straighten out the rocker covers. Can you revise that please?

Ballast resistor and petronic ignitor 3

Posted on August 3, 2013 at 8:21pm 7 Comments

hi all -- ignitor 3 is in and r unning OK. but theres a glitch.

ballast voltage to relay - switches 14 volts back to coil (flamethrower 2) then to ignitor 3 - all OK and running. switch off ignition switch and engine keeps running!  there is 4 volts of residual voltage in the circuit. what I would like to do is bypass the ballast resistor and see  if that fixes as I currently run the coil off the ballasted voltage (12.8volts) but would prefer to feed the flamethrower coil the full 14…

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Trivia #29 - What Movie Is this?

Started by Jason Edge in Trivia. Last reply by Jason Edge 12 hours ago. 11 Replies

It has been a while since we did some trivia and I was watching a movie last night and saw this 1964 Coupe de Ville that briefly makes an appearance.   The Trivia Question is: What Movie Is this?…Continue

A 2nd Look At 1964 Cadillac Print Ad with an Alternate Version

Started by Jason Edge in General Discussion yesterday. 0 Replies

In our recent look back at standard 1964 Cadillac color print ads, one was "FIRST ONE UP GETS THE CADILLAC". Eric DeVirgilis pointed out there was an alternate version where the lady gets the…Continue

My '64 Deville Radio Rebuilt and Upgraded.

Started by Michael Vogler in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kurt on Friday. 4 Replies

My original '64 Devile radio has been rebuild and upgraded.  Can't wait to get in back in the car!https://youtu.be/DgYqoV290KwContinue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge on Friday. 0 Replies

To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

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Loud air moving sound within carb with cleaner removed

Posted by Dave Fehrle on March 23, 2024 at 3:23pm 8 Comments

While checking my Carter carb with engine running, I took the air cleaner off and there was a very loud hissing sound of air. I placed a piece of paper over the carb and it didn’t move up or down, is this normal?

Vintage Air AC

Posted by Chase on March 21, 2024 at 5:55am 0 Comments

Hey everyone, has anybody done a Vintage Air AC/Heat setup in their car? I want to bypass the old vacuum setup and go with a Vintage Air Gen 2 model. Before I get started, does anyone have any experience with this? (Which model to go with, do’s and dont’s, etc.) It looks pretty involved. Any and all info/pics would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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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