Dana G Cooper's Blog (8)

Mosiac Cadillac emblem Table

Wanted to share a picture of a table my wife made for me to display with our 63 Coupe Deville. 

Added by Dana G Cooper on August 30, 2018 at 10:48pm — 11 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

Radiator Bug Screen

                                               Odd subject, food for thought !!!

I own one 1963 Coupe Deville and two 1962 4dr Cadillacs. When I took delivery of these three Cadillacs through the years, I noticed they all had the old fashioned radiator bug screens like many vehicles had back in the day. Recently I began wondering why & when these bug screens went away. Then I thought back to the time I quit seeing these screens, ( Mid - late 1960's ). After thinking about what…

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Added by Dana G Cooper on December 17, 2017 at 9:57pm — 1 Comment

Jetaway Trans. Flywheel O-Ring

This is not a big issue but it may help someone. I am a retired mechanic of 40 plus years and I could not believe I almost missed this... My 63 CDV had a leak at the flywheel O-ring. In preparation for the repair I read many online stories about the O-ring missing completely when they removed the flywheel from the tourrus on the Jetaway transmission.

I removed the trans last week and pulled the flywheel off. Upon inspection I thought "wow, the O-ring is missing off my flywheel too ! "…

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Added by Dana G Cooper on October 23, 2017 at 10:04pm — 1 Comment

Quarter Window on Coupe Deville

I had the need to remove the rear inside quarter panels on my CDV today & I had to smile when I looked at all the window tracks it took to make the rear window roll up and down as it does, and then I thought about when the tracks were designed, ( prior to computers as we know them today ), and I wondered how many slide rule calculations it might have taken to make the window roll as it does. Sometimes I am amazed at what the engineers were able to do on these vehicles prior to computers…

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Added by Dana G Cooper on September 6, 2017 at 8:14pm — 3 Comments

Curious In Mounds

 I have read about the spare tire locations on the different models of the 63-64 's. As I removed my trunk mat on my CDV for the first time today I discovered something interesting. My spare has always been under the back shelf as I understand it should be on a Coupe Deville. When I removed my trunk mat I discovered the anchor for a J hook on the right side of the trunk had been cut out of the trunk floor pan. My mat had a square hole in the cardboard part of the trunk mat but the fabric had…

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Added by Dana G Cooper on August 31, 2017 at 8:28pm — 2 Comments

1963 CDV Lower Door Window Track

I wanted to let anyone who is interested know how I made a 63 convertible door lower window track fit my 2dr hardtop CDV. I apologize , I do not have a way to send pictures but I think I can explain it so everyone can understand. I was working on the right door. The new lower channel for the convertible was about an inch or so longer than my CDV channel.

When you lay the old channel assembly on top of the new channel assembly, the rear channel guide  (guide nearest the door latch )…

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Added by Dana G Cooper on August 14, 2017 at 9:53am — 3 Comments

Front Fenders

I recently got my "63" Deville on the road after 16 years of looking at it on Jack stands. I took it in for a quote on a complete paint job and body repairs with what I thought were a few minor dings and a couple of rust spots on the front fenders. After a low quote of $10,000.00 and a high quote of nearly $14,000.00 , I picked myself up off the body shop floor and headed home ! 

I am a retired auto and truck mechanic by trade but I realize now I should have considered a career in…

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Added by Dana G Cooper on May 31, 2017 at 3:32pm — 3 Comments

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Rear main Follow up replacement and repair,,

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 45 minutes ago. 13 Replies

Well, got it all together,, Jason, i was looking in the wrong chapter in the manual on the starter,, got that figured out.  everything hooked back upGot it put back together, started up, and oil…Continue

Tranny Problem??

Started by Ron Collins in General Discussion. Last reply by Ron Collins 7 hours ago. 25 Replies

Hello All,Took the car in for front end alignment and car remains at facility. The tech drove the car into bay and returned it to the same spot that I drove into. Paid for work and was ready to drive…Continue

Hydra-Matic with some problems

Started by Robert Tor in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Mark S Anderson 9 hours ago. 6 Replies

today was a black saturday: my 1964 Caddy "baby" only drives in the first gear and reverse. so I drained the oil (6 liters - not drained the converter) , pulled off the pan and the filter. just dirt…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 14 hours ago. 1 Reply

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

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driveshaft help

Posted by wayne weaver on October 9, 2019 at 4:41pm 1 Comment

can anyone help me with a driveshaft ? I have a 1963 Cadillac 62 series 4dr with the hydro-matic trans. I need the male splined shaft on the front of the rear driveshaft section. the piece with the nut attached by clip.id be willing to buy a shaft if its not horribly priced.

Dash removal

Posted by Jake Mickley on October 9, 2019 at 12:06am 9 Comments

Hello everyone,

On a 63 CDV, if a guy wanted to remove the entire dash to get all the metal painted, and do some other things behind there, how would he go about doing that?  I checked here and the shop manual, but can't find a complete guide.

As always, and help or direction is appreciated.  Thanks!

--Jake

Introducing myself

Posted by Gary Marchand on October 7, 2019 at 9:32pm 8 Comments

Thanks for letting me join the club.  Picked up this ‘64 Coupe Deville a few months ago out of Beverly MA, the car has few stickers on it from various Cadillac clubs, didn’t know if anyone might recognize it from it’s “Glory days.” Everything seems pretty healthy except for the body and some very Mickey Mouse repairs, was wondering if anyone had any leads on…

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Carter AFB carburetor question

Posted by Ray Schick on October 7, 2019 at 8:29pm 8 Comments

3655S carb, and a 3656S carb .I know the difference is one is for A/C and the other in for a non A/C car . Now the question is : can I use the carb bowl from the A/C car on the non A/C car ? They look the same set up next to each other

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