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Windshield scratch remover

Anyone have any experience removing light scratches from our Cadillac windshields 

I thought I might need to replace my windshield but when inspected by my windshield guy he seems to feel I could get away with polishing out the scratches as they are mostly light ones 

i have no dings or deep scratches 

I would like to keep the original glass —so this idea is appealing to me 

enjoy 

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on December 29, 2017 at 1:40am — 2 Comments

Replacing the windshield on my 64 Deville convertible - body style 6267

Like to know any personal experience aquiring the best New correct glass replacement for the car
So far i know of two locations to aquire the glass
One in Oregon and one in Ohio
The glass looks new is a bit thinner than the original but has the correct--OM-- markings on it

Enjoy

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on November 21, 2017 at 1:27pm — 10 Comments

The Mileage reading on your speedometer

I hope i am not breaking anyones bubble but if you choose to remove the speedometer you can change the mileage on these cars to anything you desire it to be by just adjusting some of its internal parts and changing the numbers

That can lead to a lot of misconduct and cause you to by a car that is not correctly represented by its mileage

Just a heads up to study other aspects of the car to see if the mileage feels right for the wear and tear you may be looking at on a given… Continue

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on November 4, 2017 at 10:57pm — 20 Comments

Power steering fluid change

In writing my thoughts on the last thread i just realized that changing the power steering fluid is not something done very often like we do all with other fluids on a timely basis

Actually i do not remember anything that adresses the changing of this fluid on a regular basis

I did draw my fluid out with an oil sucktion tool and replaced it then did that a few more times after using the car so some of mine has been freshened up in that way

Hey it could save you from having to… Continue

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on October 23, 2017 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment

Hot Rod builders are using a lot of Vintage Air in there rides

One of my pastimes is checking out Local Hot Rod listings and there specs
Alot of cars 29-32-34 ( for example )i have noticed using Vintage Air airconditioning in there builds
Just an obsevation i have made as some on here are going the AC replacement route
Especially if the car did not come with air from the factory
I did think it was odd that so many went with the Vintage Air units thst i thought i should mention it

Enjoy

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on July 29, 2017 at 9:54pm — 3 Comments

Checknyoubfan belt condition lately

Do be sure that your fan belts are in good condition

The reason i say this is because one of my belts did break years ago
The broken belt managed to break and knock off the other two
So all three are now off
Disabling the water pump so cannot run the car
Now no fan belts and stranded - dead in the water
We have to avoid anything thst would get us stranded for sure
So just a heads up

Enjoy

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on July 16, 2017 at 8:14pm — 1 Comment

Check your fan belt t condition lately

Do be sure that your fan belts are in good condition

The reason i say this is because one of my belts did break years ago
The broken belt managed to break and knock off the other two belts off
So all three are now off
Disabling the water pump so i cannot run the carfor very long without it getting hot
Now no fan belts and stranded - dead in the water
We have to avoid anything thatnwould get us stranded for any reason
So just a heads up

Enjoy

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on July 16, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The communities good fortune

We have the very good fortune to have fairly recently gained some additional community memembers that not only have exceptional mechanical skill but extensive computer skills as well allowing them to document the repairs they are doing with --pictures and arrows -and taking the time to do so

Kind of like the police in Arlo Guthrie's song - Alices Resurant



Clovis Anders and always Jason Edge

( Carnack the magnificent to me - Johnny Carson show ) have made some very wonderful… Continue

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on July 16, 2017 at 11:35am — No Comments

Notes on maintenance

We should all be keeping very specific notes on all the maintenance done when its done

This will be a blessing when you are wondering when was the last time X Y and Z was done

Time goes faster than you think when you are having --FUN

So watch the basic maintenance schedule and the timing to get that stuff done in a timely fashion

It will make a difference for the long haul



Can never be sure how long we will be around but it is possible for my son to inherite a… Continue

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on July 12, 2017 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Auto AC troubleshooting with guages

Just googled the info above
You will find very detailed video instructions on how to use the AC guages correctly and what they are Showing you about how your AC system is pressently working and what might need to be changed

The guages and the AC evacuation pump can be loaned to you by most any parts supply store keeping some of the repair costs down

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on July 4, 2017 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Indeed

Jason
It appears i have managed to get your attension as i got to indeeds in a vertpy short interval
I know they are good indeedes due to the subject matter they refered to
Glad you are here for us
Best regards

Enjoy

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on July 1, 2017 at 6:40pm — 2 Comments

Seeing less and less cars that are desirable to restore

I see Hemmings Motor News daily

I am seeing in the last 3-6 months that there are less and less cars available that would be insperational to restore

It seems like there are more daily driver type cars available only

Not the quality of cars or high performance power cars That were around and for sale for many years

Could it be we are running out the most desirable cars to restore we had in the past ( from the 60's and 70's)

The conditions that the cars they are choosing… Continue

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on June 11, 2017 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Normal tune up interval with stock points

I know the cars from these years needed more maintenance than the cars today

I think the tune up interval was 6000 miles and the oil change and grease was in the 3000 mile range when the cars were new

These cars need to be geased



The pertronics ignition does change the tune up specs to much longer but the other parts of the ignition like the cap and rotor plugs wires all will still need attension at certain intervals



Best to keep up with required maintenance to… Continue

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on June 11, 2017 at 12:06am — 1 Comment

Jason

Could you put some info in the help pages about aquiring the bakerlite carb spacer for the Carter carb and PCV system from the suppliers mentioned while the subject is fresh on our minds
Thanks my friend

Enjoy

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on June 7, 2017 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Do check the condition of the cars battery charge

If you Antique Cadillac sits a good deal between uses do check the batteries fluid level and charge the battery
Using a trickle charge to slow charge the battery is a good thing for batttery life
A 12v battery needs to be kept closer to a full charge
If the charge drops off to much it will have a negative effect on the life of the battery And the cells

Just doing mine

Enjoy

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on June 1, 2017 at 3:08pm — 1 Comment

The second thing you should buy ( need ) after purchasing one of our year Antique Cadillacs

The Service Manual ( Bible ) for your year Cadillac
Truly an education on the subject

The third thing is to find this site to keep you out of trouble LOL !!

Enjoy

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on May 1, 2017 at 1:31pm — 3 Comments

Regarding the harmonic balancer

If the harmonic balancer is in fact a balancer to tweek the crankshafts rotation balance i would assume that at some point in time they were spin balance together to get the rotation as good as it can be

If that is the case it may not be possible to just replace your balancer from that of another engine and think it will work correctly (have no vibration and fix your car )

Wondering if some of the drive train vibration issues a good many have might be the result of a change of the… Continue

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on March 29, 2017 at 6:17pm — 1 Comment

Having a lot of fun out with the family in the convertible

My son dropped in for a few days as he towes race boats up and down the east coast and is in Florida a lot for that reason( Long island NY to Florida runs )

Super Boat race boats are his passion ( 100 plus MPH )

He ownes the one and only 21 foot race boat that has won more documented race wins than any other in its class

They are rough water races boats that makes them especially unique and built on Long Island

He picks up and drops a lot of other stuff like race boat parts… Continue

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on February 28, 2017 at 12:59am — 2 Comments

Good to see people having Fun with Cars

Just finished reading my daily Hemmings Motor News and the artical i read said " good to see people having Fun with Cars "

Thought that was a very nice thought and seems to be exactly what we are doing here



Its a hobby if you are not having fun you are doing something WRONG

If it gets frustrating (and it will )

Walk away and REGROUP to return with the right attitude is the key

Often thinking a task thru from a distance will help you find the solution you are… Continue

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on February 22, 2017 at 2:21pm — 1 Comment

A very Happy New Year to All

So our cars will be --one year older - tomorrow and of coarse just a little bit better example of what use to be Cool to sport around in in the mid 60's and in 2017

Was 34 degrees in central Fl last night --but going to mid 70's today And low 80's for the rest of the week

COME ON DOWN the weather is to die for here

A very Happy and Health 2017
May all your Antique Cadillac Dreams come true

Best Regards
Enjoy the journey in your great ride

Added by Tony and Ginny 429 on December 31, 2016 at 12:42pm — 1 Comment

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Surprised no feed back on the 65 429 rear crank bearing redesign change Service

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kurt 10 hours ago. 12 Replies

As the  rear crank bearing was redesigned in the 65  429 by Cadillac to reduce pressure on the RMS I thought it might be the answer to our endless leak issue many are having No one has found a…Continue

Love my car but hate the brakes - need some good advice

Started by Walter Anderson Bonner Jr. in General Discussion. Last reply by Mack on Thursday. 9 Replies

Need some advice: My car swerves when stopping.  The mechanic noticed the problem when he drove the car and he adjusted all of the vehicle’s drum brakes.   He, noted the brakes and drums looked good…Continue

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Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion on Thursday. 0 Replies

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Front Dash Speaker

Started by Michael Vogler in General Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Wednesday. 15 Replies

I want to replace the front dash speaker in my ‘64 De Ville Conv.  Do I really have to take the dash pad off, to access it from the top (As I read in the shop manual)? Or does anyone have tip to…Continue

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Rochester throttle body gasket

Posted by Phil on September 29, 2021 at 8:18am 5 Comments

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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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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