C. Van Tune
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Power Steering Hose Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by C. Van Tune on Tuesday. 6 Replies

My '64 Eldo's high-pressure P/S hose sprung a leak, so I want to change it (and the low-pressure hose.) My car is concours-level restored, so keeping as close to the stock fitment and appearance is…Continue

Trivia question: Why did the redesigned engine for 1963 stay at 390 cubes...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Feb 21, 2023. 5 Replies

...and then the next year, in 1964, get enlarged to 429?I would've thought that with Cadillac's going to the time, trouble and expense of re-engineering the old 331-390 engine into the next gen, they…Continue

What year did Cadillac start installing radiator overflow tanks?

Started this discussion. Last reply by C. Van Tune Mar 22, 2023. 5 Replies

Did the '64s have them? Continue

Was there Originally Carpet Inside 1964 Eldorado Center Console?

Started this discussion. Last reply by C. Van Tune Oct 1, 2022. 8 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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C. Van Tune replied to C. Van Tune's discussion Power Steering Hose Questions
"PS: Thanks to Russ and Marty too, for the added info.  "
Tuesday
C. Van Tune replied to C. Van Tune's discussion Power Steering Hose Questions
"Pix with current hoses in place. "
Tuesday
C. Van Tune replied to C. Van Tune's discussion Power Steering Hose Questions
"Thanks Jason, for the pix and info. Today, I ordered the two hoses that Caddy Daddy has on their site.  Since they have that red '64 Eldo project car, I'm hoping they'd have the correct hoses.  BTW: The existing hoses on my…"
Tuesday
Jason Edge replied to C. Van Tune's discussion Power Steering Hose Questions
"The original Power Steering Hose for 1964 was Parts Group 6.670, Part No 599 2602 per 1965 Master Parts Book. It lists 2 numbers for 1963, but says to use this part # when prior # (569 0579) was depleted ... just one of many midyear part #…"
Tuesday
Marty Smith replied to C. Van Tune's discussion Power Steering Hose Questions
"  I believe the one McVeys has is correct,  maybe Jason can chime in.     https://mcveys.com/collections/power-steering-hoses/products/1964-power-steering-pressure-hose. Make sure to use a tubing wrench.   "
Monday
Russ Austin replied to C. Van Tune's discussion Power Steering Hose Questions
"There is 1 type of fitting or hose type for the 63 64 high pressure hose. The low pressure is a straight piece of tubing.  If you do not like Caddy daddy or any other manufacturer, just take the old hose to a shop and get one made up. "
Monday
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Power steering hose questions

My '64 Eldo's high-pressure P/S hose sprung a leak, so I want to change it (and the low-pressure hose.) My car is concours-level restored, so keeping as close to the stock fitment and appearance is important. Caddy Daddy's site shows hoses that look correct, to my eye, but are several inches longer than the ones on my car. My other question is about the fittings. Were there two different styles/sizes of fittings used in '64? On the various sites I've searched, several list TWO different part…See More
Monday
C. Van Tune replied to Larry Rees's discussion cornering lights
"Larry, I agree that the problem might be the turn signal switch. Those get dirty, brittle, and problematic. Tilt wheels tend to make them wear even more.  But also, it might be related to a headlight switch problem, even though you said that…"
Monday
C. Van Tune and Marty Smith are now friends
Jan 21
C. Van Tune replied to Jason Edge's discussion 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter January 2024 Newsletter Posted
"Hi Dennis,  Thanks for your kind words about my Eldo and the photos.  It's always fun to write about a great car!"
Jan 21
Marty Smith left a comment for C. Van Tune
" Beautiful Eldorado Mr Van Tune, if I am not mistaken this car was at the 2013 GN in Boston and was owned by Henny Karreman at that time, and was restored by Wayne Carini's father .  You are probably aware of that, I sold my 64 Eldo…"
Jan 18
C. Van Tune replied to Logan Robb's discussion Engine Rebuild
"If you don't care about having the original engine in your car, then it's an okay plan. Keeps the down-time to a minimum.   But, then you'll have one needs-a-rebuild engine left over. Do you have the room to store it?  I…"
Jan 14
C. Van Tune replied to Robert Alan Shannon's discussion Tony & Ginny
"Thanks, Jason, for the explanation.  Still surprised he didn't join the new site. He will be missed. "
Jan 11
C. Van Tune replied to CHRIS CARLSON's discussion carpet
"I have not, but I want to find a company that produces a close replica of Cadillac's Tremont cut pile.   The cut pile currently available from SMS and other places I've looked is not very close. The knap is too short, the feel is too…"
Jan 11
C. Van Tune replied to Robert Alan Shannon's discussion Tony & Ginny
"Boggles my mind that a '63'64 Cadillac enthusiast would balk at $25/year to get access to all the info on this site.  Yes, we miss Tony. His posts were informative and interesting. It's hard to find many original owners of our…"
Jan 9
C. Van Tune replied to Jason Edge's discussion Sneak Peek at January 2024 Newsletter Feature Cadillac
"Thanks Dennis!  I look forward to reading about your Cadillac too.  Van"
Jan 6

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
Past Owner of:
'61 Series 62 Coupe with 21k miles. Featured in Petersen Museum.
'64 SdV with 14k miles (original tires!)
'64 Eldorado
'67 Eldorado with 24k miles (featured in Motor Trend Magazine)
'67 Fleetwood
'70 Eldorado

Current Owner of:
'64 Eldorado (former Ken Karrer owned.) Winner 2022 Keels & Wheels Best of Show American Post-War. Winner 2017 Grand National Senior Award Primary. Winner 2015 Grand National First Place Primary.

2022 Escalade Sport Platinum upgraded to Callaway Supercharged 602hp (my daily driver.)
Cadillac LaSalle Club Membership Number? (Must be a member to Join Chapter & Website)
34187
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
Yes

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At 2:19pm on January 18, 2024, Marty Smith said…

 Beautiful Eldorado Mr Van Tune, if I am not mistaken this car was at the 2013 GN in Boston and was owned by Henny Karreman at that time, and was restored by Wayne Carini's father .  You are probably aware of that, I sold my 64 Eldo to a gentleman in Morgan Hill Ca. also a Senior car. Congrats   Marty

At 9:06pm on June 27, 2022, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.

This site is hosted by the CLC (Cadillac LaSalle Club) 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter. Joining the website is free to everyone, however, you must be a CLC member to join the Chapter. 

- Click on www.join.6364cadillac.com for more information on joining the 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter and the Cadillac LaSalle Club.

Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home. The Help Page at www.help.6364cadillac.com will have links to many useful articles and information about our Cadillacs.

 
 
 

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Cadillac Original Ads - 1964 Standard Ads

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Dennis P. DiBari 2 hours ago. 3 Replies

Just as I had done last December with the standard 1963 Cadillacs magazine ads, I have started scanning my 1964 Cadillac Ads, and will post here one by one, then combine into a single photo album and…Continue

Pertronix 3 install and resistor wire

Started by Dave Fehrle in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Dave Fehrle 11 hours ago. 18 Replies

A few questions on the resistor wire, what color is it in the pic? The yellow/blue or black? And connecting to the ACC on the fuse box seems easiest way to go with the new switched wire, but where…Continue

!964 429 Timing Cover

Started by Michael Monson in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin yesterday. 4 Replies

I'm looking to freshen up a few thing on the 429, and am looking for sources of the timing cover.  I.m new to the Cadillac world and have found that the Cadillac King sells a refurbished timing…Continue

Power Steering Hose Questions

Started by C. Van Tune in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by C. Van Tune on Tuesday. 6 Replies

My '64 Eldo's high-pressure P/S hose sprung a leak, so I want to change it (and the low-pressure hose.) My car is concours-level restored, so keeping as close to the stock fitment and appearance is…Continue

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accumulator dryer

Posted by CHRIS CARLSON on December 6, 2023 at 10:54am 0 Comments

Who rebuilds original AC  accumulator dryers for 1964 Cadillac? I have been on Classic auto air in Tampa FL wait list for over a year ,  There is one on Old air products web site that looks very similar to the original # 21-4214A but states it fits 1962 Gm cars, The one recommended for a 1964 Cadillac is half the length 21-4215A    What  is everyone using ? I would prefer to be as original as possible. Thanks

'63 Eldorado trumpet horn + 2 standard horns restoration

Posted by Les Eastling on November 15, 2023 at 10:34am 1 Comment

My son, unbeknownst to me, had all three of the horns on our 1963 Eldorado completely restored. We had recently added the Eldorado trumpet horn to the two standard horns and the sound was not very good... we had heard good ones so we knew something was not right... but there was not much we could do to get better sound from the 3 horns. 

There is a restoration service called The Horn Works who my son…

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Clock ‘64 DeVille

Posted by Matt Vander Hooven on July 23, 2023 at 7:36pm 2 Comments

Is there still a member in the Detroit area that refurbishes clocks?

Matt VH

Spark Plug Heat Range

Posted by Patrick Westphal on July 7, 2023 at 10:00am 1 Comment

I found a diagram that illustrates the main factor in determining a spark plug heat range that I was trying to describe to you during the chapter get together.

Here it is:

 

The main factor is the length of the ceramic insulator from the middle of the spark plug to the tip (where the spark happens)  

The insulator…

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