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63 Fleetwood trunk letters

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt May 24. 1 Reply

I am trying to find 1963 Fleetwood trunk letters. Does anyone have them? or help in locating a potential site? I have tried most of the common sites. I appreciate your help.Continue

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63 transmission leak at dipstick

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Pontius Mar 25. 2 Replies

My 63 Fleetwood had the engine and transmission rebuilt last year. Since then after a cruise and sitting for a couple of weeks there is a rather large transmission oil spot below the transmission. My…Continue

 

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Kurt replied to Bob Pontius's discussion 63 Fleetwood trunk letters
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63 Fleetwood trunk letters

I am trying to find 1963 Fleetwood trunk letters. Does anyone have them? or help in locating a potential site? I have tried most of the common sites. I appreciate your help.See More
May 24
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Bob Pontius's blog post 63 Trunk detail
"Bob  Thanks so much for the additional info  Very helpful  Enjoy "
May 10
Karl Schwarz commented on Bob Pontius's blog post 63 Trunk detail
"I used mostly Gorilla Glue Spray Adhesive. I also used some 3M spray adhesive (I think #77) that I had half a can of. Both worked fine and gave me time to position and reposition fabrics while also being secure once dry.Also, I reused the backing of…"
May 10
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Bob Pontius's blog post 63 Trunk detail
"Bob  Which adhesive did you use to bond the material to the metal ? Enjoy "
May 10
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Bob Pontius's blog post 63 Trunk detail
"Bob  A very nice job you did and  a very nice finished look  Thanks for the option and letting the community know about this material  Enjoy"
May 10
Karl Schwarz commented on Bob Pontius's blog post 63 Trunk detail
"I just redid my trunk. SMS Auto Fabrics sent me a sample of their fabric (about 1 1" square) and it looks essentially identical to the original fabric. I think the cost is $89/yard. It also seems to be directional (meaning it will look weird if…"
May 10
Jason Edge commented on Bob Pontius's blog post 63 Trunk detail
"SMS Auto Fabrics (www.smsautofabrics.com) sells the original fabric used on the trunk mat, rear walls, wheel well corners and back hump (and used on all cardboard sides for the Fleetwood and Eldorados. ) You will need about 3 yards as I recall for…"
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63 Trunk detail

Jason, I liked the detail and information you have provided. I would like to do mine similar to yours. Can you help? Do you have trunk material? OPGI is sending the trunk product for my 63 Fleetwood. But it does cover the entire trunk as yours was done. If you do not have can you give me a reference? Thanks!! BobSee More
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Bob Pontius replied to Bob Pontius's discussion 63 transmission leak at dipstick
"Will share with my mechanic tomorrow"
Mar 25
Russ Austin replied to Bob Pontius's discussion 63 transmission leak at dipstick
"The only seal for the dip stick is an O ring inside the transmission tube, where the dip stick pokes into.  It is darn near impossible to see, due to wearing flat and black and dirty as the hole is.  However, most folks use a good amount…"
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63 transmission leak at dipstick

My 63 Fleetwood had the engine and transmission rebuilt last year. Since then after a cruise and sitting for a couple of weeks there is a rather large transmission oil spot below the transmission. My mechanic has worked on it several times including replacing the dipstick tube. He recently inserted an O-ring which has not helped. I am looking for help and advice from you who experience this problem. Here are a couple of thoughts: 1) bend the dipstick at the bracket to get a more secure/ tight…See More
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63 Trunk detail

Posted on April 8, 2021 at 3:07pm 6 Comments

Jason, I liked the detail and information you have provided. I would like to do mine similar to yours. Can you help? Do you have trunk material? OPGI is sending the trunk product for my 63 Fleetwood. But it does cover the entire trunk as yours was done. If you do not have can you give me a reference? Thanks!! Bob

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63 rear main seal

Started by Luther in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 4 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hello all , just spent better part of the weekend installing a new rear main seal and pan set on my 63 390 , all though it slowed the leak down considerably , l still have a drip , l used a Felpro…Continue

Very sensitive brakes.

Started by Phil in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 5 hours ago. 16 Replies

Hey everyone,  how sensitive should the power brakes be?  I have just rebuilt the power booster and  replaced the master cylinder. The pedal doesn’t have any resistance so I have to be very gentle so…Continue

RPM at 70

Started by Pete Grodem in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kurt 12 hours ago. 1 Reply

I was questioning if my 63 was shifting into 4th , so I installed a tach and don't notice a 3-4 shift. Cruising at 70 the RPM is at 2600. Sounds high.  Has anyone noted RPM's at highway speeds?. I…Continue

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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

V.I.N. where?

Posted by Robert Pellow on April 18, 2021 at 1:41pm 6 Comments

Where can I find the V.I.N. on a 63 convertible?  The usual space at the base of the interior windshield on the driver's side has been decimated by weather.

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