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Brakes Went Out

My '64 Cadillac DeVille had been sitting for awhile while I was travelling this summer and when I came home it had some issues starting. After replacing the plugs and the ignition coil, it was running better than it had in a long time but the brakes were sticking. I noticed the brake pedal was traveling a little farther than usual when slowing down. Soon after I noticed a hissing noise coming from around the brake pedal. Then I lost the brakes pretty much completely. I couldn't find any…

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Added by Christopher Codd on August 8, 2018 at 8:25am — 18 Comments

Tom and Dwight's excellent 64 Fleetwood tales

Wow, what a great recitation of events-and what a magnificent restoration. 

Thanks for providing a most pleasurable read.

Norm

Added by Norman Silverman on July 29, 2018 at 2:52pm — 1 Comment

Comfortron AC trouble shooting

OK, here we go.....

I got the book to troubleshoot the system. INDISPENSABLE to this effort. 

As I do a cursory exam, I see that the AC RECIRC SOLENOID is Cracked (the WHITE one in the engine compartment coming out of the HVAC body with two vacuum hoses on it). I tried to patch it up (cracked all around the base), but it does not look like it will hold. 

PLEASE TELL ME THAT REPLACING THIS PART IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS I THINK IT IS, But I think it is a bear to…

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Added by Norman Silverman on July 23, 2018 at 8:54pm — 5 Comments

A/C Issue / Stumped !

My 63 CDV factory A/C was trash so I replaced every part in the system and converted to R134 . I also installed a STV bypass kit which eliminated the STV all together and converted the system to a cycling system.  I vacumed and charged the system with 36oz of 134. The system is cycling as it should and the pressures are right at 250 high side, cycle off at 25lbs and cycle back on at about 35lbs. It is making plenty of water on the low side hoses and evaporator drain. There is very good air…

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Added by Dana G Cooper on July 23, 2018 at 6:29pm — 37 Comments

Water pump crossover leak

I’m trying to fix the water leak problem on the crossover at the top of the water pump. I was able to get a new O ring. It leaks when I’m filling the radiator without even having any pressure. I got a new seal from the local auto parts shop that is for this year and model. I’ve tried putting a washer that fits in the top of the water pump to put pressure.

The car is a 63 Coupe De Ville but it has a 64 429. If the previous owner used the crossover from the original motor, which from I’ve… Continue

Added by Matt H on July 23, 2018 at 4:40pm — 11 Comments

Wire OR Sabre wheels ...

Hi there

i was just wondering how many of you out there has wire or Sabre/turbine wheels on.

youre more than welcome to post some pictures becuase I am debating on getting wire wheels...or Sabre wheels :)

Added by Mack on July 19, 2018 at 11:15pm — 10 Comments

Trumpet horn

 Just noticed a nice looking trumpet horn on ebay ; price seems fair. I am not connected to this item in any way, just thought someone here might like it.

Added by Robert Alan Shannon on July 19, 2018 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

Need correct Muffler for 64 DeVille

Hello all.

I need to replace the muffler on my 64 and the local shop does not have the correct one.

After looking on the web site's help section, I still don't see a recommended part/manufacturer or suggestion. 

What is the best solution to purchase for a stock, single system with 2 1/2 inch pipes, center in, offset out? 

Thanks.

Norm

Added by Norman Silverman on June 18, 2018 at 7:57pm — 14 Comments

64 Power Seat Transmission cleaning-it did the trick

Hello All.

I thought I'd post a little encouragement for those that might have an inoperative 6 way power seat in their car. The fix is relatively easy, and VERY cheap.

I just purchased an original (not re-painted, nor reupholstered) 64 Sedan De Ville 4 window. When I purchased it the front seat was adjusted forward and tilted down in front; two of the worst positions for me, so I had no choice but to attempt to repair it. 

Pushing the switch in each direction brought…

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Added by Norman Silverman on June 16, 2018 at 5:36pm — 4 Comments

Driver side door panel removal

How is the door panel taken off to access the wiring harness 

Added by Anthony Boles on June 16, 2018 at 9:32am — 2 Comments

Driver side door panel removal

How is the door panel taken off to access the wiring harness 

Added by Anthony Boles on June 16, 2018 at 8:16am — No Comments

429 Main Bearing location

I saw this question asked in 2012 but did not see a definitive answer to the question so here goes. The new main bearings I received for my build are little different than the originals. Of the five bearings the thrust bearing is the same as are two of the other bearings. Of the other two one has two oil groves and one is wider than the others. Does anyone know where the odd bearings go. My guess is they go in the front and the rear but I don't know what one goes where. Any information would…

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Added by Dave Fundaburg on June 6, 2018 at 8:11pm — 1 Comment

1963 coupe convertible sale

   Parting with 64 rag rebuilt motor 3500 miles. Needs top some body electrical as well.8500.00

Added by John Cassidy on May 28, 2018 at 12:04pm — No Comments

where do I find a new and better motor?

My '64 convert is getting better, but the engine remains questionable. Starts and runs well enough, powerful, but I think I hear a main bearing banging, the balance is not great and I'd like to upgrade to fuel injection if I can.

Are there dependable remans available of good quality? Are new crate engines available? Will more advanced engines from newer years fit?

Also, please, the diff ratio is quite high, lots of RPMs compared to today's cars. Are there diffs with lower…

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Added by john kilbourne on May 24, 2018 at 11:43am — 11 Comments

1963 Cadillac DeVille

Good morning community, I have this beautiful 1963 4 door for sale, asking cad$9999, that's about us$7750. I would bring it down south over the border to North Dakota or Minnesota.

If anyone is interested, feel free to ask questions.

Otherwise what are the best websites to sell classic cars in the states?



Please view this ad:



63 cadillac deville ,…

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Added by Sven on May 21, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

camshaft

Has anyone used the performance camshafts offered by Kanter or Isky if so how do you like the upgrade in general and how is the idle quality and vacuum for power accessories any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Added by Dave Fundaburg on May 20, 2018 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

Door jamb switchs

I'm having problems with the door jamb switches,the interior lights will sometimes work or the interior lights will just stay on and run the battery down ,there's three black wires spliced together and one simgle black and white wire,what could be the problem. 

Added by Anthony Boles on May 17, 2018 at 9:50am — 9 Comments

Congratulations to Jason Edge!

On publication of his article in the SELF STARTER on the 1963-64 Cadillac Chapter of the Cadillac LaSalle Club. 

Well done. 

Regards,

Jeff Kinzler

Added by Jeff Kinzler on May 2, 2018 at 8:14pm — 11 Comments

Oil Stick lenght

Hi every one,

After a long time rebuilding my 63 convertible, i finaly get on the road.

A question if anyone can help me. Can somebody tell me the lenght of the motor oil stick.

the cap was probably broken and welded by the old owner. but i m not sure it's in the right place

i put the right amount of oil in motor, but for the weekly maintenance i would like to do two mark "full and add oil"

So i need the lenght from de cap to the two mark

Thanks a…

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Added by Florentin loic on April 4, 2018 at 5:46am — 2 Comments

For sale: 1963 Cadillac front center impact bar $100 + shipping

Offering this newly re-chromed 1963 Cadillac front center impact bar for sale, $100 plus whatever it costs to ship it from Detroit to your location.  

The unit fits perfect on driver's side but does not sit flush on passenger side.  I am told someone needs to take a wooden block and hammer and bang the passenger side lower corner in to make it fit right.  If you know how to do this stuff, this is the piece for you.

Email themidnighthour.tv@gmail.com with any questions.…

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Added by Lee Martin on April 3, 2018 at 2:12pm — No Comments

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Brakes Went Out

Posted by Christopher Codd on August 8, 2018 at 8:25am 18 Comments

My '64 Cadillac DeVille had been sitting for awhile while I was travelling this summer and when I came home it had some issues starting. After replacing the plugs and the ignition coil, it was running better than it had in a long time but the brakes were sticking. I noticed the brake pedal was traveling a little farther than usual when slowing down. Soon after I noticed a hissing noise coming from around the brake pedal. Then I lost the brakes pretty much completely. I couldn't find any…

Continue

Tom and Dwight's excellent 64 Fleetwood tales

Posted by Norman Silverman on July 29, 2018 at 2:52pm 1 Comment

Wow, what a great recitation of events-and what a magnificent restoration. 

Thanks for providing a most pleasurable read.

Norm

Comfortron AC trouble shooting

Posted by Norman Silverman on July 23, 2018 at 8:54pm 5 Comments

OK, here we go.....

I got the book to troubleshoot the system. INDISPENSABLE to this effort. 

As I do a cursory exam, I see that the AC RECIRC SOLENOID is Cracked (the WHITE one in the engine compartment coming out of the HVAC body with two vacuum hoses on it). I tried to patch it up (cracked all around the base), but it does not look like it will hold. 

PLEASE TELL ME THAT REPLACING THIS PART IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS I THINK IT IS, But I think it is a bear to…

Continue

A/C Issue / Stumped !

Posted by Dana G Cooper on July 23, 2018 at 6:29pm 37 Comments

My 63 CDV factory A/C was trash so I replaced every part in the system and converted to R134 . I also installed a STV bypass kit which eliminated the STV all together and converted the system to a cycling system.  I vacumed and charged the system with 36oz of 134. The system is cycling as it should and the pressures are right at 250 high side, cycle off at 25lbs and cycle back on at about 35lbs. It is making plenty of water on the low side hoses and evaporator drain. There is very good air…

Continue

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