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Help a couple in their 80s with a Cadillac???

There is a couple in their 80s about ready to celibrate their 50th wedding anaversery. Their son saw my 63 Cadillac in San Diego and he is trying to find a 1960-1964 Cadillac in Las Vegas in the spring for a ride.  Why? It seems these couple had a 1962 Cadillac when they were married 50 years ago. The son wants to do something nice for them and find “the car” to take them to a nice dinner or show.


If you have a nice Cadillac in Vegas, I would like to connect you…


Added by Frank Murch on March 7, 2014 at 12:16am — No Comments

Heater core replacement

Does anybody have a detailed set of instructions on how the heater core comes out??? 

Is this from the inside on the car (disassemble the dash?) or from the engine compartment??

Added by Frank Murch on December 15, 2013 at 11:31am — 4 Comments

Transmission swap on a 1963

My Jetaway in my 1963 convertible is giving me problems....again.  It has 10K on a rebuild.  The transmission has been a problem some years and I have a lot of money into it.  I have not found a good transmission guy, so I am thinking.

Does anybody have specific parts and instructions for a 700R transplant??  I am thinking that I might just get rid of the Jetaway and the headaches from the thing.

Any Ideas???

Added by Frank Murch on June 28, 2013 at 3:05am — 1 Comment

Door Jamb Switches


After cleaning these switches several times, I need to give up on this switches. I understand there are some options (none of which I have used).  I understand

1. There is an AC Delco Part #F6035 (UPC 21625479576)

2. Airtex/Wells Part # 1S1098 used in 1968 Ford Falcons and Torinos (also has numbers 88924188, DOOZ13713A, DIAZ13713E, D70Z13713A and SW110)

3. A Mercedes 1999-2000 CLK430 switch (square) WO133-1893249

These are all 3-pole switches.  I would…


Added by Frank Murch on January 17, 2013 at 9:27pm — 2 Comments

1963 FM/AM radio

I am running an original AM/FM radio and I want to improve my situation.


The radio works, However:


-       AM has some static, and is unusable at high speeds. This is not engine related. I think it is front wheel and speed related. At 70mph, I can turn the engine off and still have the problem. At a stop, it works. I understand there were noise suppressors in the front hubs. I heard these were routinely removed when the brakes were serviced. I do not have any.…


Added by Frank Murch on January 13, 2013 at 2:58pm — 1 Comment

1963 Rear Suspension bushings

My rear control Yoke came lose today and I am getting ready to install a new Spherical Joint and bushings. Would anybody  know the Moog part numbers of the Control Link and Control Yoke Spherical joint and  bushings? I think I have the 2 Control Yoke Bushings, but need everything else

Added by Frank Murch on November 17, 2012 at 11:54pm — No Comments


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!964 429 Timing Cover

Started by Michael Monson in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 3 hours ago. 4 Replies

I'm looking to freshen up a few thing on the 429, and am looking for sources of the timing cover.  I.m new to the Cadillac world and have found that the Cadillac King sells a refurbished timing…Continue

Cadillac Original Ads - 1964 Standard Ads

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Dennis P. DiBari 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

Just as I had done last December with the standard 1963 Cadillacs magazine ads, I have started scanning my 1964 Cadillac Ads, and will post here one by one, then combine into a single photo album and…Continue

Power Steering Hose Questions

Started by C. Van Tune in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by C. Van Tune yesterday. 6 Replies

My '64 Eldo's high-pressure P/S hose sprung a leak, so I want to change it (and the low-pressure hose.) My car is concours-level restored, so keeping as close to the stock fitment and appearance is…Continue

cornering lights

Started by Larry Rees in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Larry Rees yesterday. 7 Replies

Neither of my cornering lights are working. I started by focusing on drivers side. I removed the entire assembly and cleaned it up, replaced the wire to the socket, cleaned and lubricated the socket…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…


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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