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front engine leaking antifreeze

Started this discussion. Last reply by tim sparks Aug 8, 2023. 6 Replies

mechanic says antifreeze leak is coming from engine cover.hows that?Continue

distributors

Started this discussion. Last reply by 3gk350qap28u3 Jul 17, 2023. 4 Replies

are the 63-390 distributor the same as the 64-429 interchangeable?Continue

ccp kit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tosh Dickenson Mar 12, 2020. 3 Replies

tosh put the ccp kit on my 1963 caddy last year.their are 2 of them,one for stock one for larger wheels thru opgi I bought the stock wheels.master cyl.,rotors,spacers,and everything you need.i love…Continue

63 convertible pass. door

Started Dec 2, 2019 0 Replies

looking for a clean passenger door 63 convertible.thanks Continue

 

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tim sparks replied to tim sparks's discussion front engine leaking antifreeze
"thanks jason ive already put more sealer in,and its dry as a bone.if it leaks again ill explore further.thanks tony andginny"
Aug 8, 2023
Jason Edge replied to tim sparks's discussion front engine leaking antifreeze
"I would pinpoint the leak. Clean front of engine, get it dry and fire it up. If not coming out of the front of the water pump seal, etc. it could be between the front engine cover and the block at the coolant channels, or the cover and the water…"
Aug 8, 2023
tim sparks replied to tim sparks's discussion front engine leaking antifreeze
"tony my mechanic just replaced water pump,and told me its coming from engine coverand put that stop leak in and it stopped until last week .lasted couple mounths and started again"
Aug 8, 2023
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front engine leaking antifreeze

mechanic says antifreeze leak is coming from engine cover.hows that?See More
Aug 7, 2023
CHRIS CARLSON replied to tim sparks's discussion distributors
"I rebuild and recalibrate distributors. if you want to email me at chriscarlson@midwestinfo.net I can elaborate on the differences in the two distributors as far as advanced curves are concerned. or call me at 218-686-2574"
Jul 17, 2023
CHRIS CARLSON replied to tim sparks's discussion distributors
"Tim, the centrifugal advance and vacuum advance on your 390 are different from a 1964 429."
Jul 17, 2023
tim sparks posted a discussion

distributors

are the 63-390 distributor the same as the 64-429 interchangeable?See More
Jul 17, 2023
Tosh Dickenson replied to tim sparks's discussion ccp kit
"Just talked to OPGI again and they are adamant that the CPP kits do not fit the stock rims. I did get the latest Kanter catalog in the mail and they list a kit for $1,129 and it states it fits the stock rims.  I sent them a note to ask for…"
Mar 12, 2020
Tosh Dickenson replied to tim sparks's discussion ccp kit
"Thanks for the info.  Do you happen happen to have the part number for the kit you bought?  OPGI was adamant that their CPP kits would not fit stock wheels!"
Mar 12, 2020
tim sparks posted a discussion

ccp kit

tosh put the ccp kit on my 1963 caddy last year.their are 2 of them,one for stock one for larger wheels thru opgi I bought the stock wheels.master cyl.,rotors,spacers,and everything you need.i love them stop nice and straight,no more adjusting .me and a friend put in.only problem I had I lost a spacer that sit in master cyl.they had to send me a new one ,took couple of days.carefull when removing master cyl. out of box See More
Mar 11, 2020
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63 convertible pass. door

looking for a clean passenger door 63 convertible.thanks See More
Dec 2, 2019
tim sparks replied to tim sparks's discussion 1963 caddy on lifetime
"well said"
Oct 16, 2019
tim sparks posted a discussion

1963 caddy on lifetime

Thursday night at 8 est lifetime has story of patsy kline and Loretta lynn with a 1963 Cadillac convertible as costar.check it out.See More
Oct 16, 2019
tim sparks replied to tim sparks's discussion rear differentials
"thanks Jason ill let you know"
Sep 6, 2019
Jason Edge replied to tim sparks's discussion rear differentials
"Just to add, I am sure you know but will mention the left and right are different lengths.  Also, if you still have the complete posi rear end assembly and is in good condition there is demand for these.You could sell the assembly, and pick up…"
Sep 6, 2019
tim sparks replied to tim sparks's discussion rear differentials
"thanks russ"
Sep 5, 2019

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exhaust manifolds

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 11:06am 2 Comments

guys do exhaust manifolds from a 1964 Fleetwood 429 fit on a 390 from a 63 ?

1964 cadillac fleetwood parts

Posted on October 8, 2015 at 10:43am 1 Comment

guys have a64 Fleetwood that I'm parting out good motor and tranny lots of good parts if u need something let me know at sparkstim20@yahoo.com I'm in massachusetts

64 tilt steering

Posted on October 6, 2015 at 11:09am 4 Comments

guys just transplanted 64 tilt into a63 non tilt everything successful but having trouble with round horn button with wire inside wheel works then drive a little stops working any idea what the problem might be.thanks for any suggestions

63 am/fm radio

Posted on September 26, 2015 at 5:35pm 1 Comment

guys any tricksto replace turning dial band on back of radio or place for replacement am/fm thanks

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Hood for 1964 Cadillac DeVille Convertible

Started by Ray Jacobs in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Russ Austin 11 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hello. I'm new to this site and this is my first post. I'm looking for a hood for my 64 Cadillac DeVille Convertible in as good condition as possible.  I would appreciate any help in locating a…Continue

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Chrome trim molding

Started by Dennis P. DiBari in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 17 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi Jason,     I was looking for the thin trim molding for the front passenger side fender for my 64 Coupe - Series 62.  It measures 65 3/4" long.  Do you have any piece like that I can purchase?  If…Continue

Pertronix 3 install and resistor wire

Started by Dave Fehrle in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Dennis P. DiBari yesterday. 14 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

Front fender splash guard bracket

Started by Dennis P. DiBari in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Dennis P. DiBari on Saturday. 7 Replies

Hi Jason,     I am looking to purchase a front fender splash guard bracket for my 1964 Series 62 - passenger side.  I saw your post from a few years back with the picture you posted.  Anywhere I can…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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