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Fuel Pump Failure

Hello,

I'm located in Melbourne, Australia and my 64 sedan de ville is stuck in the garage due to failed mechanical fuel pump. The first after market mechanical fuel pump lasted a few years before it failed & left me stranded 5 hours from home. A hire car and tow got us home. On inspection, I noticed a valve not seated within the housing. I was optimistic, pressed it into place and assumed the pump was good to go. But alas, no. From what I can now determine, the diaphragm pushrod…

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Added by Jon Shields on August 6, 2022 at 6:48am — 3 Comments

Renovation project 1964 Cadillac Deville convertible

Renovation project 1964 Cadillac Deville convertible

 

Introduction

To achieve an excellent result of vehicle restoration, it is essential to  manage this task as one manages an industrial project.

To do this we will use a certain formalism of project management and therefore start by defining the need. It is from this that we will deduce the scope, then the time of execution of the…

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Added by Balachne on May 31, 2022 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

I was working on my HVAC system this winter and during the process of taking the dash pad off these two parts fell out. Does anyone know what they are and where they go?

I was working on my HVAC system this winter and during the process of taking the dash pad off these two parts fell out. Does anyone know what they are and where they go?

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Added by Patrick Westphal on April 12, 2022 at 1:35pm — 1 Comment

1964 Cadillac Coupe DeVille Convertible Speedometer Bulbs

I need to replace the bulbs for the speedometer cluster in my instrument panel..

Before I open up the dash, I want to have the necessary bulbs on hand.

Can someone help me determine what bulbs I need, the number of bulbs I need,  and where to purchase them?

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Added by Russell L Parr on April 1, 2022 at 9:15pm — 6 Comments

1964 Cadillac Coupe DeVille Convertible Speedometer Bulbs

I need to replace the bulbs for the speedometer cluster in my instrument panel..

Before I open up the dash, I want to have the necessary bulbs on hand.

Can someone help me determine what bulbs I need, the number of bulbs I need,  and where to purchase them?

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Added by Russell L Parr on April 1, 2022 at 9:15pm — No Comments

Temperature gauge not working properly

The temperature gauge of my 63 Eldorado does not work properly.

It goes slowly all the way up and stays there, while the true temperature is around 155-160 F (water in the radiator and/or the top of the thermostat housing).

Where should I start to solve the problem? The gauge itself, the temperature sensor, or the wiring? Or something else? The sensor is a new (aftermarket part)…

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Added by SK on March 23, 2022 at 2:43pm — 2 Comments

DRIVE SHAFT CV BALL CENTERING KIT 64 DEVILLE

HI FELLOW CADILLAC  ENTHUSIASTS,

I have a  64 coupe  deville  Convertible  that  needs  2   cv  ball  centering  kits,

 Does  anyone  out  there  know  where  I can  located them?

 Your  immediate  response  will  be  greatly  appreciated.

Sincerely,

Cadillac Rob

I  can  be reached at 954 529 9066

Added by Rob Badolato on March 7, 2022 at 9:45am — 11 Comments

bright beam flashes

HI again,

I have the 63 cdv, with the flash assister on the dash,  

My hi lo beams flash back and forth intermittently.  sometimes they dont start flashing at all, sometimes they will just start flasihing on and off until I hit the button on the floor to get them to stop.  sometimes they sound someone is down there hitting the floor button but the lights dont respond, you can hear the click but nothing happens, as if I have no control over that floor button. I have turned off…

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Added by Kim K Kaiser on January 9, 2022 at 12:55pm — 5 Comments

Map Light

I have a 63 Cadillac Series 62 convertible.  Can someone post a picture showing what the map light should look like?

Mine is a meta air vent like grating, which just does not look right for a map light.

Thanks in advance.  Rick

Added by RIchard Yasenchack on January 1, 2022 at 8:07pm — 7 Comments

Upgrades for the Coupe de Ville

At long last I finally have power vent windows! I started collecting the parts 3 years ago. The one thing I could not find until recently is the 6 button driver's switch. Jason finally pulled one in and was more than generous with pricing. Thanks Jason! Installing the vent window motors was the easiest part of the project but many other tasks were spawned by this project.

  1. There is a hole in the door panels where the window crank was. I considered putting a hub cap emblem there…
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Added by Kurt on December 24, 2021 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

center bolt size for crankshaft pulley

I need to pull my distributor, and still have the cork in the end of the crankshaft. What is the bolt size needed to thread a bolt in there to be able to turn the motor over with a pull handle and socket to get it to TDC exactly before I pull the distributor out?

Dan

Added by Dan Norris on December 6, 2021 at 3:13pm — 2 Comments

1963 & 1965 Distributor

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?

Added by Martin McKercher on November 9, 2021 at 8:34pm — 6 Comments

1964 Eldorado for Sale

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

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1764798240358992/

Best,

Richard Stanley

213 300-4567

Added by Richard Stanley on October 29, 2021 at 1:41pm — No Comments

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

Hi, 

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’?

-Samu…

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

Rochester throttle body gasket

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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Added by Phil on September 29, 2021 at 8:18am — 6 Comments

Rumble Sound at 55-60 mph

64 Coupe DeVille , while driving at 55-60 mph I have a oscillating rumble sound . Steering wheel does not shake or vibrate . Transmission mount looks good .Tires were replaced 2 years ago balanced and rebalanced recently. Axel bearings were just replaced, rear differential assembly was just replaced with a Posi track ,pinion bearings good. Fresh gear lube. Driveshaft checked and balanced the other day ,new center bearing installed and new bearing carrier assembly too. Trying to figure this…

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Added by Ray Schick on September 20, 2021 at 10:45pm — 6 Comments

1963 series 62 convertible transmission issue

Hello I've been restoring a 63 for way to many years. Down to almost done, but have issue with trans linkage, when column in park shift rod 2 inches short. everything original. been trying to find picture of manual rod hooked up from under car to see position of linkage. was wondering if anybody has access for pictures. I wanted to see if my manual linkage is bent  wrong out of the trans if somebody dropped the trans or something. Doesn't make sense why it doesn't work. Thanks for any input…

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Added by Matthew VanDeWater on June 22, 2021 at 3:03pm — 1 Comment

New vehicle in the club

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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Added by Patrick Westphal on June 17, 2021 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Torque converter grab when idling in Drive

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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Added by Cliff Johnston on June 14, 2021 at 8:47pm — 2 Comments

Can you help? Driveshaft Question....

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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Added by Chris on May 30, 2021 at 8:55am — 1 Comment

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1963/64 Cadillac Chapter August 2022 Newsletter Posted

Started by Jason Edge in Newsletters 19 hours ago. 0 Replies

I have just completed and posted the August 2022, 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Newsletter to our…Continue

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Trivia 24 - Name the Part!

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OK. It has been while since we had trivia and thought I would throw something at you out of my last Cadmium plating batch. I am always throwing things into these batches, sometimes just for kicks…Continue

‘64 Deville Conv. Interior carpet

Started by Michael Vogler in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Chris Codd on Wednesday. 3 Replies

Gentlemen,As my paint job restoration continues, I am going to replace the carpet and carpet padding.  Does a precut carpet for a Coupe De Ville fit a Convertible?   Any recommendations for a vendor…Continue

Replacement of "door pillar seal" on 1964 deville conv

Started by Nile Bolen in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Tuesday. 13 Replies

the rubber on the underside of the windshield posts (A pillar) on both my drivers and passengers sides are toast, completely disintegrating.  This rubber seals up against the front of the vent window…Continue

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Fuel Pump Failure

Posted by Jon Shields on August 6, 2022 at 6:48am 3 Comments

Hello,

I'm located in Melbourne, Australia and my 64 sedan de ville is stuck in the garage due to failed mechanical fuel pump. The first after market mechanical fuel pump lasted a few years before it failed & left me stranded 5 hours from home. A hire car and tow got us home. On inspection, I noticed a valve not seated within the housing. I was optimistic, pressed it into place and assumed the pump was good to go. But alas, no. From what I can now determine, the diaphragm pushrod…

Continue

Renovation project 1964 Cadillac Deville convertible

Posted by Balachne on May 31, 2022 at 7:00am 3 Comments

Renovation project 1964 Cadillac Deville convertible

 

Introduction

To achieve an excellent result of vehicle restoration, it is essential to  manage this task as one manages an industrial project.

To do this we will use a certain formalism of project management and therefore start by defining the need. It is from this that we will deduce the scope, then the time of execution of the…

Continue

I was working on my HVAC system this winter and during the process of taking the dash pad off these two parts fell out. Does anyone know what they are and where they go?

Posted by Patrick Westphal on April 12, 2022 at 1:35pm 1 Comment

I was working on my HVAC system this winter and during the process of taking the dash pad off these two parts fell out. Does anyone know what they are and where they go?

1964 Cadillac Coupe DeVille Convertible Speedometer Bulbs

Posted by Russell L Parr on April 1, 2022 at 9:15pm 6 Comments

I need to replace the bulbs for the speedometer cluster in my instrument panel..

Before I open up the dash, I want to have the necessary bulbs on hand.

Can someone help me determine what bulbs I need, the number of bulbs I need,  and where to purchase them?

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

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