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USA parts supply chapter 11

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge on Tuesday. 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 Russ Austin 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


Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 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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Jason Edge replied to john chalk's discussion USA parts supply chapter 11
"USA Parts were going under Pre-Covid."
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to john chalk's discussion USA parts supply chapter 11
"Just is a bad thing to be seeing any of our part suppliers going under for any reason but Covid 19 economic conditions and supply chain issues are changed a lot of the things in our lives these days  Enjoy "
john chalk replied to john chalk's discussion USA parts supply chapter 11
"thanks Jason. "
Nov 21
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."
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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
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"Part numbers for the short curved and formed 3/4" hose from the pipe to the water pump : Modac 7334 Goodyear  63642 Napa  7334 Gates  20522 Dayco  A70468 "
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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Coupe Deville
1957 Fleetwood
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Heat Riser help

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


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 12 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…


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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At 6:25pm on March 26, 2014, steve white said…

Hey John thanks for the tip will try and catch up with you there.

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Wire Splicing Basics - Hemmings Article & Recommenditon with Video

Started by Jason Edge in General Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 9 hours ago. 13 Replies

I have to say that Hemmings has some great Help Topics and thought I might incorporate a few on our Help Topic Page. I thought I would start off with a very basic topic -- Wire Splicing.  I will also…Continue

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Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 12 hours ago. 284 Replies

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

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1963 1964 Cadillac Interior Rear Courtesy Lens Convertible

Started by Frank Murch in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 1 Reply

Hi, My lenses in the back seat (1963 convertible) have broken.  I see one set on ebay, but they want a huge amount of money for them (I will make new ones out of acrylic before springing for those…Continue

Voltage regulators???

Started by Thomas Yarri in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 yesterday. 5 Replies

Good afternoon to everyone and Happy Thanksgiving. Does anyone have any idea if these can be serviced or know of where I can acquire a good replacement part. The reason I'm looking is because my…Continue

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1963 & 1965 Distributor

Posted by Martin McKercher on November 9, 2021 at 8:34pm 5 Comments

Hi all
I am looking to have an aftermarket distributor made for these year models.
I have fitted a Holley Sniper to my 63' 390 & want the Sniper to control the timing.

This is in the very early stages so I am looking to see if it is viable.
I understand the purists might see this as sacrilgious but the Sniper has made my car soo much better for me.
I am asking to see if there is any interest?

1964 Eldorado for Sale

Posted by Richard Stanley on October 29, 2021 at 1:41pm 0 Comments

After 26 years as second owner, I have decided to sell my 1964 Eldorado.  Feel free to call me anytime to discuss.


Richard Stanley

213 300-4567

What is the color of this 63 Eldorado - aquamarine or green?

Posted by SK on October 24, 2021 at 2:33pm 2 Comments


I really like the color combination of this 63 Eldorado (sold long time ago by Volocars).

The ad states aqua exterior and green interior but unfortunately there is no pic on the cowl tag.   

Is the exterior color ’Frost aquamarine’ and interior ’Beryl’?

Or is the exterior green, ’Frost green’ and interior ’Emerald’?



Rochester throttle body gasket

Posted by Phil on September 29, 2021 at 8:18am 5 Comments

Hello,  would anybody be able to tell me if I’m using the correct gasket on my Rochester throttle body? It doesn’t  look right to me.  I’m not sure if the carb actually ran with this gasket because I got it used with no history.  Any help would be appreciated …



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