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Rebuilt '63 390 + Trans

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Jun 22, 2020. 6 Replies

Looking for a rebuilt 390 + trans to drop into my '63 CDV. I need to get it moving a little sooner than I anticipated ;-) Thanks!Continue

Ventilator Valve Connector Gasket

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Apr 14, 2019. 3 Replies

Does anyone happen to know the right gasket to use on the ventilator valve connector, where it meets the valley cover? I pulled a crusty gasket off the connector, but can't seem to find the right…Continue

Freeze Plug Replacement

Started this discussion. Last reply by thejollychimp Mar 25, 2019. 3 Replies

It looks like one of the freeze plugs disintegrated on the block of my '63 390 project car. Does anyone know the correct replacement would be?Continue

'63 CDV Water Pump Crossover

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Feb 7, 2018. 1 Reply

Does anyone have a water pump crossover (w/AC) for a '63 CDV?Thanks!Continue

 

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thejollychimp replied to Walt Timmerman's discussion 63 4 door Cadillac
"What's the condition of your '63 CDV engine?"
Mar 27
Jason Edge replied to thejollychimp's discussion Rebuilt '63 390 + Trans
"I don't have a rebuilt Hydra-Matic but do have one of the better used ones you will find for $350 from a 73K mile donor car. You can see details by Clicking Here."
Jun 22, 2020
Ray Schick replied to thejollychimp's discussion Rebuilt '63 390 + Trans
"Glad to help"
Jun 21, 2020
thejollychimp replied to thejollychimp's discussion Rebuilt '63 390 + Trans
"Thanks, everyone! Ray, that was a great find. I've reached out to the seller and I'm waiting to hear back. If anyone has any other leads please let me know."
Jun 21, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to thejollychimp's discussion Rebuilt '63 390 + Trans
"Looks like the engine advertised is a reasonably good engine  and price based on the add details  I do not see a 63 engine and trans for sale often but have seen one earlier for sale that has been  sold and now this one  I am on…"
Jun 20, 2020
Russ Austin replied to thejollychimp's discussion Rebuilt '63 390 + Trans
"Get with engineshipping.com  They ship alot of stuff for me. "
Jun 20, 2020
Ray Schick replied to thejollychimp's discussion Rebuilt '63 390 + Trans
"Check out Minneapolis Craigslist, there’s a guy listing a 1963 motor & trans out of a 1963 Cadillac for $800.00  he mentioned that he did a swap for a LS motor . Sounds like a good deal if your willing to do some traveling. Good…"
Jun 20, 2020
thejollychimp posted a discussion

Rebuilt '63 390 + Trans

Looking for a rebuilt 390 + trans to drop into my '63 CDV. I need to get it moving a little sooner than I anticipated ;-) Thanks!See More
Jun 20, 2020
thejollychimp replied to Alec Barstad's discussion 63’ 390 motor and trans full rebuild fresh
"I'm interested (and local to the Portland area) if they're still available."
May 27, 2020
thejollychimp and Jason Edge are now friends
May 27, 2020
Richard Otto replied to thejollychimp's discussion 1963 Chateau deVille?
"6 Dec 2019 Back when I was a juvenile of 12 annums in Arlington, Va. in 1969, I saw a parked '64 Cadillac, 2- or 4-door–––I don't remember–––with the same emblem as in the photo above, Chateau…"
Dec 6, 2019
Jason Edge replied to thejollychimp's discussion Ventilator Valve Connector Gasket
"Russ is right. These are easy to make using a sheet of cork rubber gasket, a utility knife, and a steady hand. The issues is sometimes getting a good template. If you have an old gasket available the easiest method is to lay on a piece of paper and…"
Apr 14, 2019
Russ Austin replied to thejollychimp's discussion Ventilator Valve Connector Gasket
"It is just a round cork gasket. You can easily make one by getting a sheet of cork material from any auto parts store. be sure to use a new razor blade."
Apr 14, 2019
Jason Edge replied to thejollychimp's discussion Ventilator Valve Connector Gasket
"I have them new from the engine rebuild kits I have brought in over the years and sell for $3 as seen below and can ship from NC to CA 1st class letter rate (no tracking) for $2, or 1st class parcel for $4 (tracking), or 2-3 day priority (tracking)…"
Apr 14, 2019
thejollychimp posted a discussion

Ventilator Valve Connector Gasket

Does anyone happen to know the right gasket to use on the ventilator valve connector, where it meets the valley cover? I pulled a crusty gasket off the connector, but can't seem to find the right replacement online.Thanks!See More
Apr 13, 2019

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Coupe De Ville
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
No
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

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

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Happy Father's Day!

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 14 hours ago. 1 Reply

Happy Father's Day to my dad, Sam Edge. He was there in the beginning with…Continue

622 nss 63 tilt

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 yesterday. 7 Replies

Previously, i mentioned the  bu lights didnt work, and conversatiin went to nss.   Mine has the two jumped wire bypass so car will go in drive/start.Got the switch out and the outer tract plastic is…Continue

Timing chain help

Started by Cody in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Saturday. 3 Replies

I have the front of my engine taken apart to replace the timing chain and gears. According to the manual it says to remove the cam gear and chain together then the crank gear.I can’t for the life of…Continue

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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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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

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