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front engine pulley removal

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom servas Oct 27, 2019. 33 Replies

Am removing the front cover on our 64 engine with AC. Have all 6 bolts that hold the pulley onto the damper removed, can wiggle the pulley BUT it will not come fully off the damper, Is there…Continue

decorative stainless plates

Started Aug 27, 2019 0 Replies

Any know what this plate if for. Removed a pair from the front door panel that was incorrectly installed on our 64 convertible. Plates are stainless and about 2 3/4 " by 5" with a welded extension in…Continue

fender belt line trim moulding removal

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom servas Jun 28, 2019. 4 Replies

Well I finally located a nice front fender side(belt line) trim molding to replace the beat up one on the passenger side of our 64 Convertible.Question is:: how do I remove the existing trim piece…Continue

64 Convertible rear seat back

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom servas May 24, 2019. 4 Replies

Hello , I am re- installing the rear seats in our 64 Convertible and looking for verification of how high/low to install the seat back. Can anyone show a photo of their rear  (upright portion) seat…Continue

 

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tom servas replied to Michael Duncan's discussion Oil pan for ls swap
"Mike,  Found that Performance Systems Integration PSI located in Brick NJ provided a nice engine /trans Wiring kit for the engine/trans combo we used. I basically viewed the conversion as if it was going into a 2012  Camaro,  So that…"
Mar 1
tom servas replied to Michael Duncan's discussion Oil pan for ls swap
"Mike, I swapped an ls engine into a 69 Chevelle and used a few of the Hollet products to get it set correctly.  I suggest you look up Holley,com LS swap site to get started. You will want to look into oil pan, motor mounts, transmission…"
Mar 1
tom servas replied to Mike Klein's discussion Courtesy Light Hot Wire and Door Jamb Switch.
"On our 64 convertible, the power source of interest was a relay located behind the drivers side kick panel. Also the door panel switch on the drivers door."
Jan 7
tom servas replied to Gary Marchand's discussion Question on seats on a 64 Coupe Deville.
"When we bought our 64 convert it had a, 6 way,  front seat WITHOUT the armrest( from a 63). We swapped it for a ,6 way, front seat with the armrest."
Nov 2, 2019
Gary Marchand replied to tom servas's discussion timing chain oiling
"I believe there is an oil slinger on the front of the timing chain that slings splash oil to lubricate the chain."
Nov 2, 2019
tom servas replied to Gary Marchand's discussion Question on seats on a 64 Coupe Deville.
"We bought our seat material, sewn, from Automotive Interiors-- Belchertown Mass 1 800 814 7533. Excellent"
Nov 2, 2019
tom servas replied to tom servas's discussion front engine pulley removal
"YOU SURE GOT THAT RIGHT. Those cobalt bits are terrific on metal."
Oct 27, 2019
Jason Edge replied to tom servas's discussion front engine pulley removal
"On some applications it is more like 100x!! Those regular bits can be useless on hardened bolts and metal!"
Oct 27, 2019
tom servas replied to tom servas's discussion front engine pulley removal
"Jason, When I referred to 10x and 15x I was referring to the published LIFE of the Milwaukee cobalt drill bits as printed on their packaging."
Oct 27, 2019
Jason Edge replied to tom servas's discussion front engine pulley removal
"10 or 15 would be over kill and not needed for this application. Main thing is do not use standard or stainless. Stainless is about the same strength as stainless bolts.. just a tad more, but many have the misconception they are super strong. The…"
Oct 27, 2019
tom servas replied to tom servas's discussion front engine pulley removal
"Jason I used the Milwaukee "cobalt" drill bits like you described. They worked just fine. Some are rated 15x now with some as 10x. Started putting some release lubricant on the bolt part that is still in the block earlier today. Thx"
Oct 27, 2019
Jason Edge replied to tom servas's discussion front engine pulley removal
"Tom, A couple of points:  1st: Not sure why anyone would go thru the process to drill out broken bolt and install helicoil and not use a Grade 5, or better yet Grade 8 bolt. They are readily available. But, I've seen some really crazy…"
Oct 27, 2019
tom servas replied to tom servas's discussion front engine pulley removal
"So, I finally got the front cover of the 64 engine. Here is what I found.  Whoever changed the timing chain/gears and water pump years ago--must have had a problem withe the threads in the block. For one bolt location, They inserted a helicoil…"
Oct 27, 2019
tom servas replied to tom servas's discussion front engine pulley removal
"I am removing the front cover so I can see --  and get to a length of the bolt equivalent to the width of the front cover. Looking to getting a vice grip or pipe wrench onto the remnants of the bolt. Decided to take off the front cover rather…"
Sep 23, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to tom servas's discussion front engine pulley removal
"See Jason video on  engine broken bolt removal  The key is the correct kind of drill bit and a set of E-Z Out tools will get it done  Once the center of the bolt is drilled out it releases the bolt easily  A good chance once the…"
Sep 23, 2019

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
64 deville convertible
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rear turn signal bulbs

Posted on November 28, 2017 at 6:19pm 8 Comments

May be a simple question--What is the best way to replace the rear turn signal bulbs in the 64 deville convertible. What should be removed to get at the bulbs?

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Trivia Question 18 - What Is It?

Started by Jason Edge in Trivia. Last reply by Jason Edge 19 hours ago. 3 Replies

Here is a part pulled from the latest parts car. What is it? HINT: Always me me smile when I find these.…Continue

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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 21 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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Crayon markings and markings in hoses

Started by Christian Doerk in Restoration Discussion 23 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi everybody,hope you are healthy in this weird times.Is there any documentation out there which crayon markings was written on which position by the factory on a 1964 Cadillac? If not, it would be…Continue

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Thermostat

Started by Vito64Deville in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell yesterday. 18 Replies

For a 64 min A/C Deville - what is the correct temp thermostat. I'm going to replace mine and notice there are several temps offered.

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How to sensibly deal with the Corona Virus

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on March 14, 2020 at 5:02pm 6 Comments

https://theamericanscholar.org/covid-19-a-primer/

I found this very helpful, written by a knowledgeable authority in public health. 

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1963 Eldorado convertible boot

Posted by Les Eastling on February 27, 2020 at 10:33am 1 Comment

I need a used convertible boot for a 63 Cadillac convertible - condition or color is not an issue since it will be used as a pattern for making a new one. One from either a 62 series convertible or an Eldorado would work. I know I am searching for hen's teeth here... but you never know unless you ask!

Looking for 63 Convertible / Coupe rear side trim

Posted by Gene McIlroy on January 24, 2020 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

Want to find a good straight dent free rear side trim for my 1963 Convertible.  I have both sides but they do not match.  Wanting to get them to match.  I am attaching a photo of the two trim sided that I have really wanting the squared off trim if I can get it.  Let's see what you have,…

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