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Had the 64 convert Dream car out for two hours

Started May 22 0 Replies

Five people said “Nice Car “Two said “ I haven’t seen one like this in a long time At the gas station —the guy next to me said “ nice car what year “ I said 64 and I only use it on nice days for 40…Continue

Tags: outing, Cadillac

Happy Easter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Apr 4. 2 Replies

Happy Easter to you and yours —- on the entire 63 - 64 Classic Antique Cadillac Community  You are a very Special Group of very Special individuals — with the Best Cadillacs ever made in my own…Continue

Winter in west central Florida twenty minutes from the Gulf of Mexico

Started Feb 23 0 Replies

It is 73 degrees - 34 % humidity in  West Central Florida today and 83 tomorrow Winter months in Florida is as good as weather gets anywhere Getting house chores done before the weather gets hot some…Continue

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Cadillac candmium Bling

Started this discussion. Last reply by William R Conte Feb 4. 2 Replies

Why does appoint our cars with candmium bling remind me of the Italian guys I know—- that wear all that I have obviously arrived —-  Gold Jewelry  for some reason ? LOL !!!Opening the hood to an…Continue

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Tony and Ginny 429 commented on sonny walter's photo
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"Traveling the country in fine Style I do see  Enjoy "
11 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Kurt's photo
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"Welcome home you beautiful  thing ——You ! Enjoy "
11 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Patrick Westphal's blog post New vehicle in the club
"Great Cadillac convertible  Lots of very good luck with her  The fun the car generates is just an amazing experience that never gets old ( pun intended )  Enjoy "
11 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Rob Shatsnider's discussion Neutral Switch issues
"Anders  Nice work —-if  it is his NSS that needs repair that will help him get it repaired  Mark seems focused on another location causing the treads problem  that is foreign to me so learning what I can about it as we…"
21 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Rob Shatsnider's discussion Neutral Switch issues
"Do we happen to have a picture available of  the round bushing and spring ( gear selector pivot thing ) that  Mark  is explaining and referring which is causing the issue in this tread ?? Enjoy "
21 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Daniel Grande's discussion 63 coupedebille fuel pump issues
"There are two different 390 engines — a 1962 and 1963 Cadillac  The 63 is a smaller redesigned 390 engine so that may be part of the problem in getting a  correct 390 fuel pump for yours  Do stay with a mechanical pump if…"
22 hours ago
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Rob Shatsnider's discussion Neutral Switch issues
"Mark  I had no idea about this   Thanks  Enjoy "
yesterday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Rob Shatsnider's discussion Neutral Switch issues
"I would suggest you remove the  NSS and inspect it for damage to be sure it is not causing your problem getting it adjusted to do all it does correctly  They can often break and  but can be repaired if damaged  Getting a look at…"
yesterday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"Phil Glad you posted the additional info regarding the sensitivity of the booster rod adjustment which is very helpful for the community to be aware of when making a brake booster replacement "
yesterday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"Looks like the length of the brake booster arm plunger was your issue that corrected your stopping problem  Good for others to know  Enjoy now being able to enjoy your Classic Antique Cadillac out  and about and the fun that adds to…"
Tuesday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Luther's discussion 63 rear main seal
"Luther My 64 convert came home off the showroom floor  in 64 and there was no sign of any oil on the floor  for many years so you sure do have a point there Hoping your knowledge and experience will help to resolve the  main…"
Tuesday
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Cliff Johnston's blog post Torque converter grab when idling in Drive
"Cliff Your issue is that your replacement cam is not allowing the engine to run at the 480 idle RPM the engine  and the trans was designed for and is requiring the higher rpm to run  the engine smooth  As long as your idle is up…"
Tuesday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Luther's discussion 63 rear main seal
"Luther Based on the fact that all the rear main seal repairs done on this site over many years  have leaked wether  done with the engine in or out of the car you should evaluate the amount of oil you are loosing from that seal and…"
Monday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Luther's discussion 63 rear main seal
"Russ  Thanks for your feedback on your rear  seal repair  Was hoping you might have  solved the problem for all of us  Back to the drawing board— as a bit of a leak from this seal looks like something the owners of our…"
Monday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"Glad the brakes are squared away — Enjoy "
Monday
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Luther's discussion 63 rear main seal
"Russ Have you had any additional feed back on the rear main seal  you installed that had a —one inch seal  off set — off of the center line of the rear main bearing cap joint  ? That repair might be the first seal install…"
Monday

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 CADILLAC Coupe Deville Convertible--AC
Body style F-6267
In the family from day one--an extremely enjoyable keeper !
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
no
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
yes

My 64 history

I have the great pleasure of having my beautiful -all Becon Blue - 64 Cadillac convertible  (white top ) with AC - for 48 years ( as of 2012 )-- in my family since day ONE

The mental  picture of that car in my driveway with the top down is forever etched in my minds eye-

Have been a GM big block fan since my 1963 Chevy 409-425 HP--4 speed Super Sport racing days   ( held a track record at Islip Speedway- New York for 4 years  )

Went to a 1962 Cadillac --Black--Black top --Natural leather  interior --with optional then --AC  390 Cubic inch --time to slow it down some

I was in my  early 20's a sophmore in college --you could see people thinking --Who is that  kid ?

I enjoyed that car so much I became a Cadillac convertible fan for life

My 64 was my dads at this time

He loved my 62 so much he started to collect 62 thru 64 caddys

We had 5 converts and 4 coupes at one time all registered and ready to run

The new caddys in my family were  a new 52 hard top--new 55 convert--new 64 convert

They were used mostly for special occasions or for mom around town

You just knew you were special when you drove in those cars--they were a sign of financial success in those times

Dad mosly had foreign cars as daily drivers -- 1955--57 XK 120 Jaguars (5 of them ) -- 2002 BMW Tii-  65 Porsche 356 convert  --one of the first year VW's  in 1956 ,only 50 in the USA

1958 BMW R-50  black motorcycle

Cessna 182 4 passenger Airplane

I retired to Central West Florida with my 64 convert

I road a 1966 Triump -- Blue printed 750 -flat track racing bike for 28 years

One of my lifetime  racing buddys owned NASSAU county Long Isand N Y 's  Harley davidson--we liked high performance toys

Building and flying RC aircraft for 23 years

The weather here is auesome 10 months of the year  -- rains a bit the other two of the summer  -  no big deal but a country paradise most of the time

LIFE IS GOOD----

 Regards Tony and Ginny 429

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Windshield scratch remover

Posted on December 29, 2017 at 1:40am 2 Comments

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 

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

Posted on November 21, 2017 at 1:27pm 10 Comments

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

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The Mileage reading on your speedometer

Posted on November 4, 2017 at 10:57pm 20 Comments

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

Power steering fluid change

Posted on October 23, 2017 at 3:32pm 1 Comment

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

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At 1:49am on December 17, 2019, Pablo said…
Thank you very much for the information, gladly appreciate.
At 4:28pm on May 21, 2018, Fernando Vermeer said…

Good Day my friends. I' the only 64 429 Caddy on the island. I know of various other caddys 59 60 62 77. I bought mine last year and did all the basic work just to get it started. i pulled the engine out and sandblasted and rebuild the carb changed the timing gear and cam gear. i send the Valve covers to chrome in colombia. I started it after a year and had no pressure on 2 pistons. I pulled it out again and ordered the shop repair manual and going to buy the deluxe rebuild kit. So thats basicly what going on. Here in Aruba evrything is expensive to buy or get because of the import taxes and transportation fees. Sometimes its just expensive to be me. I dont know to much about mechanics and have a uncle Roy that helps me out ( generation gap). So after a year im starting to get to know my Caddy.WhatsApp%20Image%202018-04-10%20at%2011.57.37%20AM%288%29.jpeg 

At 12:17am on April 1, 2018, Kim K Kaiser said…

Hi Tony,

in town driving seems to be just fine.. I havent taken out for a longer, higher speed drive in several days, but plan to take on a 30 mile each way trip tomorrow.  I will have a better idea after that, downtown though, runs just fine.  

I was hanging at the local river bar yesterday and she was parked out front,, lots of the 50+ yuppie biker crowd, mostly friends mine, all had to go give it a walk around.. lots of nods of approval..

thanks for the check up,

have a Happy Easter.

Sincerely

Kim

At 5:42pm on October 22, 2017, antonio bravo said…
antonio bravo
Hello, I have a 1963 coupe DeVille with a 390 and I’m dropping in a 429 from a 1967 DeVille. I will cut and weld the oil pan to change locations of the sump, and probably extend the tube on the oil pick up. do you know if there is an oil pan and oil pick up tube I can use to eliminate my fabrication work?
At 1:12pm on August 3, 2016, Denny Link said…

Thank you both , have a good day

At 6:37pm on July 27, 2016, Denny Link said…

So right about a shop manual , in my case at being dumb I never pull the value cover which got me to 4200 rebuild .

At 3:04pm on May 4, 2016, Denny Link said…

I like to thank you and the rest for help . And yes all is going back in just like the day it was born  [ torque converter to trans, and a fully rebuild 429 stock ]    have a good day and thanks.

At 6:06pm on October 7, 2015, Vito64Deville said…
Tony thanks for replying. Hope you're still enjoying you blue caddy
At 1:18pm on May 6, 2015, Tony and Ginny 429 said…
Hi Denny
I have built many fine RC airplane kits and scratch built from plans ,in the past 20 years
I have a very fine collection of the best glo engine airplanes in the 40 and 60 size airframes , a few quarter scale
All fly on rails , after the bugs are worked out , which is the expression used to describe stability , of an exceptional flying model
You had to build ,when I started 20 years ago , or you did not fly , no ARF'S then
I flew control line for 4 years prior to RC and got good at local combat events
I have not done much building or flying in the last year , working on the house and gardens
How do you know about my Passion for RC flight ?
At 5:24pm on May 5, 2015, Denny Link said…

are you still building airplanes

 
 
 

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vacuum canister

Started by Walt Timmerman in General Discussion. Last reply by Rob Shatsnider 19 minutes ago. 15 Replies

what is the vacuum canister for that is behind the drivers front fender?After removing my fender I see its got a hole in the top but nothing is hooked to it and no line is laying there.Any help would…Continue

New Batch of Embroidered Iron-On 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Patches - $4 each

Started by Jason Edge in Chapter Discussion. Last reply by mark zimmerman 5 hours ago. 10 Replies

As noted in our August 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Newsletter:Around 6 years…Continue

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63 coupedebille fuel pump issues

Started by Daniel Grande in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Daniel Grande 13 hours ago. 9 Replies

I have a 63 cadillac and I took it to a mechanic for a motor tune up long story short the fuel pump gave out and hes tried twice to order it and he says it didnt fit the original pump is smaller on…Continue

64 deville choke heat tube

Started by Thomas Yarri in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Thomas Yarri 14 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hey guys hope you’re having a great day. I have a question about the choke heater tube. Mine is loose at the intake and seems to be causing a vacuum leak. Any thoughts on how to seal this up?

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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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Can you help? Driveshaft Question....

Posted by Chris on May 30, 2021 at 8:55am 1 Comment

Hello!

Newbie to the group here - we have already found tons of invaluable information on the board, so thanks! We are restoring a 1963 Series 62 Convertible. We are wondering if anyone knows of a source to buy the propellor yoke flange (that bolts to the pinion flange) for the driveshaft? One of our ears partially broke off. Not sure if we can buy just the yoke flange as an aftermarket part, or if it has to be rebuilt by a welder/fab guy? Maybe a salvage yard for a source? Again, any…

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Thank you Kurt re: VIN location

Posted by Robert Pellow on April 19, 2021 at 1:07pm 0 Comments

I just wanted to say a thank you to Kurt for steering me to the tech tips page on V.I.N. locations.  Excellent information.  Thanks a bundle.

Robert Pellow

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