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At 5:59pm on August 5, 2022, Jerry Beckel said…
Russ do you have any more adapter from Carter to edelbrock air cleaner
At 8:26am on July 10, 2019, Scott Johnson said…
Hello Russ, thanks for friending me. I was reading thru the past forums about installing a Edelbrock carb on the ‘63 390 and a member showed a picture of a bracket he had someone make for the TV Rod and you asked him if you could get 1 or some made by the same guy. I was just wondering if you did in fact get some made for you? I’m putting the Edelbrock on our 390 at this time and that bracket would sure make things easier it you had any for sale. If so let me know if you would. Thanks, Scott
At 8:50am on January 18, 2018, Rolf Robin said…

Hi Russ, flew the F4 F & E from 1983 - 2001, and a few years F16 C/D

1991-1993 . What a great time that was......

At 4:25am on June 27, 2017, mike page said…

864 472 9638 thank you this is the real phone number

At 4:19am on June 27, 2017, mike page said…

russ , would you have a perfect 1964 Cadillac hood dressed in  aspen white ,also neened  pasinger side perfect passenger side fender no rust passenger two door convertiable

I have a 58 Cadillac   to trade  

arre also  please ,,,,,,,,,/////////   mike 8944729256  im' in inman s.c.

At 9:42pm on June 4, 2017, Russell Palazzolo said…
Thanks Russ for the pic. Also great name! Lol.i am looking for the firewall gromet and metal bracket that the ignition wires go through if you have any. Thanks
Russell P.
At 10:23pm on December 27, 2016, Kevin Campbell said…

Hi mate, Its just me again.... we had to get rid of the email address linked to here, so I got Jason to delete me so I could come back with a more user friendly email address. So what's new is really old.... LOL

At 9:13pm on October 23, 2016, T.J. Powell said…
Russ I am new to the site and the cluB, I am working through some fuel gauge issues I have already replaced the sending unit and need some help testing the fuel gauge. I saw your piece on testing the gauge and would like to try what your testing method.
At 12:56pm on April 21, 2016, Frank Herrera said…

Sorry I'm also looking for bucket seats and console from 63/64 Cadillac or Chevy Impala for my 63 Custom. If you know of any?

Thanks again!

Frank Herrera

At 12:55pm on April 21, 2016, Frank Herrera said…

Hey Russ,

How's it going? Hey do you have a upper grill assembly to a 63 Coupe DeVille? Or even the whole front grill/grille? lol. Please let me know.


Frank Herrera 

At 11:24pm on March 18, 2016, Dusty said…
Hey Russ got my heater and air fixed thanks for you're time
At 9:04am on March 14, 2016, Russ Austin said…

Electronic ignition is the way to go. Better control of the spark.   I would recommend the Pertronix III (3) ignition.  Get their coil also. You will need to run a 12v power supply to the coil.

At 11:56pm on March 13, 2016, Dusty said…
Hey Russ do you no if points and condenser is better than electronic inaction just want my car to run grate thank you
At 6:42pm on March 12, 2016, Dusty said…
Hey Russ trying to finish working on my heater air condition do you no what size vacoum hoses I need from transducer to power servo seems like one size is bigger on transducer than powerservo thank you for you're time
At 2:51am on January 21, 2016, Frank Herrera said…
Thanks a ton Russ really appreciate the info and help! I'll keep in touch! Hope all is well. Cadillacs for life!!
At 9:18am on January 19, 2016, Russ Austin said…

The 390 motor and Hydra-Matic trans will drop and bolt right up into a 64.   Depending on what transmission was in the 64, you may need to swap a few things around. 

  If its a series 62 coupe, then the trans will hook right up. 

If the Coupe is a series 63, then the drive shaft, and shift linkage will need to be changed.  A kick down switch to the trans can/should also be added.  A few other small details will also help out.

Fastest way to tell what trans cam with the car, is to look at the shift plate on the dash.  PNDDLR  makes for a quick motor/trans install.      PRNDDL  means a little more work.  

I have the parts to do a swap, if your looking to do that.

At 9:36pm on January 18, 2016, Frank Herrera said…
Hey Russ!! How are you? Hope all has been well! Hey quick question will a 63 coupe 390 motor and trans fit in a 64 coupe same as the 429 ?
At 11:38am on November 15, 2015, Russ Austin said…

Dusty, no video needed to remove the harmonic balancer.  Take the clamps off of the sway bar. The sway bar will lower out of the way, so the harmonic balancer will slide off.

Use a harmonic balancer puller/installer.  The 3 bolts that screw into the balancer can only go in as far as the threads.  The rubber to the balancer is behind the threads, and if you go further than the threads with the mount bolts, you will ruin the balancer.

At 12:37am on November 15, 2015, Dusty said…
Rus thank you for you're response on my front crank shaft seal is there any video on the best way to change thank you
At 12:48pm on October 3, 2015, Robert Schles said…
First they told me the hangers were $30 each but only had 2 of the 3 of them. Waldrons called me back a few hours later to say they have good news and bad news. The bad news was they misquoted the price and the hangers are $40 each but the good news is the have all 3. I'll post pictures when they come in.


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Headlight/wiring issue

Started by Chris miller in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 17 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hello Cadillac family I need some help. I am having an electrical issue and trying to pinpoint what may be causing my issue. With the car running and the headlights on for a bit all of the lights…Continue

63 electric fuel pump questions

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser yesterday. 3 Replies

I have had another bout of what I perceive as vapor lock.. its been warm again out here in MT, and I took the car for a several hour ride. Ran flawlessly,,, until I got back to town,  some slow…Continue

Was there Originally Carpet Inside 1964 Eldorado Center Console?

Started by C. Van Tune in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by john w. warner yesterday. 7 Replies

Is there supposed to be carpet inside the '64 Eldo center console?There is carpet in mine, and it's a deeper pile than what's on the floor (which has probably been replaced.)Here's some pix of mine.…Continue

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Trunk Open and Lock Mechanism is in Closed Position

Posted by Chris Anderson on September 13, 2022 at 7:14pm 7 Comments

While working on my trunk lock on 64 Cadillac, I mistakenly closed the locking mechanism while the trunk was open.  Is there an easy way to manually release the lock back to the open position?


Fuel Pump Failure

Posted by Jon Shields on August 6, 2022 at 6:48am 4 Comments


I'm located in Melbourne, Australia and my 64 sedan de ville is stuck in the garage due to failed mechanical fuel pump. The first after market mechanical fuel pump lasted a few years before it failed & left me stranded 5 hours from home. A hire car and tow got us home. On inspection, I noticed a valve not seated within the housing. I was optimistic, pressed it into place and assumed the pump was good to go. But alas, no. From what I can now determine, the diaphragm pushrod…


Renovation project 1964 Cadillac Deville convertible

Posted by Balachne on May 31, 2022 at 7:00am 3 Comments

Renovation project 1964 Cadillac Deville convertible



To achieve an excellent result of vehicle restoration, it is essential to  manage this task as one manages an industrial project.

To do this we will use a certain formalism of project management and therefore start by defining the need. It is from this that we will deduce the scope, then the time of execution of the…


I was working on my HVAC system this winter and during the process of taking the dash pad off these two parts fell out. Does anyone know what they are and where they go?

Posted by Patrick Westphal on April 12, 2022 at 1:35pm 1 Comment

I was working on my HVAC system this winter and during the process of taking the dash pad off these two parts fell out. Does anyone know what they are and where they go?


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