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1964 Cadillac AC with a 7 port Vacuum control valve

Is anyone having the same problem I'm having ? In park with AC on no vacuum at the fast idle diaphragm, ( so the fast idle diaphragm is out and bumping up the idle) when I put it in drive I'm getting vacuum there. So in park with the AC on the engine is idling at 900 RPM's put in drive it drops down to 450 600 ish. So when your sitting at a red light it feels like the engine is starving for fuel not to mention it's running hotter than it should.…

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Added by Joe DiIaconi on August 24, 2017 at 3:00am — 28 Comments

Can't sleep thinking about my car, am I alone in this ?

I have had my 64 13 years and I think I might be on the right track to fixing my AC. I think I might have the vaccum lines going to the check valve before the neutral safety switch at the bottom of the steering column in the wrong configuration and Im not sure where the black line going from the power servo rotary valve number 6 vacuum line is going.

Added by Joe DiIaconi on August 23, 2017 at 3:23am — 20 Comments

rear end bushing

Can anyone tell me the name and or parts number of the bushing at the top of the pumpkin ( rear differential ) ?

Added by Joe DiIaconi on August 7, 2015 at 5:47am — 5 Comments

Rear shocks

Just bought some rear shocks from Rock Auto, going to install them, any advice ?

I did install my front ones last year.

Added by Joe DiIaconi on June 28, 2015 at 3:37pm — 8 Comments

Seat covers

Anyone know where to get inexpensive but good quality seat covers for our 1964 cars ? I have bucket seats & they are hot in the summertime !!!

Added by Joe DiIaconi on June 20, 2015 at 5:57pm — 2 Comments

Fuel Tank

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Added by Joe DiIaconi on June 15, 2015 at 5:51pm — 5 Comments

Oil pressure

I got my car back after the engine rebuild and with 10w30 oil in it when I drive on the freeway after 20 minutes the oil pressure goes from 28 lbs to 22 lbs and at idle the oil light comes on.
With 20w50 it says at 28 lbs on the freeway & at idle 12 lbs
Has this happened to anyone else ? Or can anyone tell me why ?

Added by Joe DiIaconi on June 5, 2015 at 9:24pm — 12 Comments

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day and Thank you to all that gave so we could live free !

Added by Joe DiIaconi on May 25, 2015 at 9:35am — 3 Comments

motor reuild

Got the car back, oil light came on at idle. he changed the oil from 10 w 30 to 20 w 40 & no more light.

Added by Joe DiIaconi on May 12, 2015 at 4:51am — No Comments

My 1964 Cadillac Coupe De ville with extended fishtail fin's Engine rebuild up date

I got the car back Last Wednesday, drove like a champ all the way home, motor burred, AC cold & Good oil pressure. Here's the But, when I got home I turned into my parking space and when I took my foot off of gas peddle the oil light flickered. I called my mechanic ( Dave ) he said bring the car back and I will put 20 w 40 oil in it. The next day I drove it to work then on my way to his shop after work I was doing about 65 mph, after about 20 minuets at that speed I noticed the oil…

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Added by Joe DiIaconi on May 12, 2015 at 4:48am — 12 Comments

Picking up the Car tomorrow

Picking up the car tomorrow

Added by Joe DiIaconi on May 5, 2015 at 6:58pm — 6 Comments

59 Caddy fins

click to see the pic

Added by Joe DiIaconi on April 1, 2015 at 4:25am — No Comments

1964 Cadillac engine rebuild up date

To start, On January 1 My girlfriend and I were heading to my friends beach house in Melbourne shores FL. About 8 miles from the exit on I95 I heard a noise that sounded like road debris hitting the bottom of the car. As I would pass other car's, to be honest as they would pass me I could hear the sound of my engine bouncing off of their cars, it didn't sound good ! I stopped, looked under the car, nothing, lifted the bonnet ( nod to Mike & Ed WD ) no oil spray, checked the dipstick…

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Added by Joe DiIaconi on March 15, 2015 at 9:04am — 15 Comments

Electronic Ignition Conversion Kit

can anyone tell me where I can get one for my 64 ?

Added by Joe DiIaconi on February 6, 2015 at 6:21am — 3 Comments

Oil light staying on at start up

I had a crank shaft installed in my engine 4 years ago, for the last year or so my oil pressure light has been coming on & staying on at start up of at least 15 seconds. I read on here someone was having to same problem. It was suggested that the pickup tube or the screen might be blocked. I had a shop remove the oil pan & check for this, they found both the pick up tube & screen clean. They also found that where the pick up tube connects to the engine their was no O ring &…

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Added by Joe DiIaconi on December 6, 2014 at 8:41am — No Comments

Thought you Ladies & Gentleman might like this

Added by Joe DiIaconi on November 7, 2014 at 8:04pm — 1 Comment

Birthday wish

Today is my Birthday, last week my girlfriend asked me what would you like to do on your Birthday ?

I said (with out hesitation) I would like to get the rear tires on the Caddy balanced.

She looked at me disapprovingly and said Really  !

I answered, you asked :)

Some people like to drink, some smoke pot, some go to sporting events or concerts. I enjoy cruising down A1A in my 1964 Cadillac Coupe De ville with extended fish tail fin's, windows open, Radio on classic…

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Added by Joe DiIaconi on October 29, 2014 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

AC R134 A freon

how much R134 freon A should our cars need if you change the compressor & vacuum out the system ?

Added by Joe DiIaconi on October 20, 2014 at 7:21pm — 11 Comments

What a perfict day

Got together with a fellow club member & we cruised the beach, then went to an October fest in Lantana Florida. …

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Added by Joe DiIaconi on October 12, 2014 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Carpet

Has anyone living in South Florida had their carpet replaced, I live in Tamarac & am looking for a shop

Added by Joe DiIaconi on October 11, 2014 at 5:35am — No Comments

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Whoa there, you want how much??

Started by Robert Gonzalez in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 16 hours ago. 0 Replies

Ok, I’ve been on here for almost a decade. I KNOW we covet our cars and have always tried selling them at premium prices. But the bottom line, our cars rarely fetched prices over a covair. The…Continue

1964 Cadillac parts for sale... northern cali

Started by Jason in For Sale. Last reply by Jeremy yesterday. 1 Reply

Bill Hirsch cast iron gray exhaust and manifold paint (1 can) $20Bill hirsch Cadillac dark blue engine enamel high temp high gloss (2 cans) $40Convertible top latchValve coversHeadlight bezelRadioGas…Continue

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63 4 door Cadillac

Started by Walt Timmerman in For Sale. Last reply by Jeremy yesterday. 7 Replies

Need to start parting this car out. Might be moving soon and if its not parted out, it'll be scrapped.Also have Motor and transmission from my 63 coupe deville for sale. will part out also.Was told…Continue

Free- 64 lower bumper bucket - Passenger side

Started by Michael Buonaccorso in For Sale. Last reply by Jeremy yesterday. 1 Reply

This is in rough shape. Not only is there rust in the usual places but it is also bent. I replaced this piece on my car after an accident, but since this is a hard to come by piece, I figured someone…Continue

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Rumble Sound at 55-60 mph

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

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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1963 series 62 convertible transmission issue

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

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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New vehicle in the club

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

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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Torque converter grab when idling in Drive

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

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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