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

Started this discussion. Last reply by C. Van Tune Nov 4. 4 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 Oct 28. 3 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. 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 DAN SPURR's discussion Factory carpet material
"The 62 Series cars got the cheaper loop type. The deVilles and up got cut pile. I've never been able to find a source making the exact Tremont style cut pile we need. Has anyone here?  "
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C. Van Tune replied to Michael Vogler's discussion Vintage Cadillac Tile work
"The former Don Lee Cadillac building. "
Nov 10
C. Van Tune replied to C. Van Tune's discussion Trivia question: Why did the redesigned engine for 1963 stay at 390 cubes...
"I checked out the '63 and '64 Serviceman reports, and other than details of the new 390 engine for '63, I didn't see where it explained why the displacement, hp and torque were left the same as in the old-gen 390 instead of just…"
Nov 4
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C. Van Tune replied to C. Van Tune's discussion Trivia question: Why did the redesigned engine for 1963 stay at 390 cubes...
"Good point indeed!   I'd overlooked that.    Deepens the mystery even more. "
Nov 2
Kurt replied to C. Van Tune's discussion Trivia question: Why did the redesigned engine for 1963 stay at 390 cubes...
"The 64 Series 62, 75 and commercial chassis used the Hydramatic, so that can't be the reason. Not sure what it is though."
Nov 1
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Trivia question: Why did the redesigned engine for 1963 stay at 390 cubes...

...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 would've wanted to come right out of the box as a 429. Doing a one-year-only new gen 390 with the same hp and torque figures as the old engine, seems like a waste of effort. My only guess as to why it stayed at 390 cubes is that perhaps the Turbo 400 transmission wasn't ready yet in '63, and the…See More
Nov 1
C. Van Tune replied to C. Van Tune's discussion What year did Cadillac start installing radiator overflow tanks?
"Thanks guys.  1969 is what I seem to remember as well.  Guess I'm not going to be installing one on my '64, since it's a concours car.  It runs cool and doesn't need it, but an overflow tank is just something I…"
Oct 28
Jason Edge replied to C. Van Tune's discussion What year did Cadillac start installing radiator overflow tanks?
"I believe it was introduced in 1969."
Oct 28
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to C. Van Tune's discussion What year did Cadillac start installing radiator overflow tanks?
"The 64 did not come stock with an overflow tank  Not at all sure when they started to do that   Enjoy "
Oct 28
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Oct 28
C. Van Tune replied to C. Van Tune's discussion Was there Originally Carpet Inside 1964 Eldorado Center Console?
"Okay, I think I figured it out.   The original carpet on the bottoms of my car's bucket seats matches the carpet in the center console. So, logic would tell me that those are true and original.  The carpet on the floor in my car has…"
Oct 1
john w. warner replied to C. Van Tune's discussion Was there Originally Carpet Inside 1964 Eldorado Center Console?
"Im not sure, but my 64 Eldorado does have some at the bottom. JWW"
Sep 29
Bobby Brown replied to C. Van Tune's discussion Was there Originally Carpet Inside 1964 Eldorado Center Console?
"My ‘64 Eldorado has luxurious pile carpet inside too.  "
Sep 27
C. Van Tune replied to C. Van Tune's discussion Was there Originally Carpet Inside 1964 Eldorado Center Console?
"Thanks Jason.  My mom drove a new '64 CdV back in the day,  and my best friend's dad had a '63 Eldo. Neither car had buckets seats/console, but I recall the carpet in his Eldo being deeper pile and softer than in my…"
Sep 26
Jason Edge replied to C. Van Tune's discussion Was there Originally Carpet Inside 1964 Eldorado Center Console?
"I looked at some of my stock photos of consoles and they appear to match the floor covering carpet. Keep in mind that either could have been changed out over the years. Looking at our Carpet Help Page, the 64 Eldo originally came…"
Sep 26

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
Past Owner of:
'61 Series 62 Coupe, 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 Member? If Yes, Membership #?
34187
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
Yes

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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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Web site up with a new design.

Started by Russ Austin in General Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 12 hours ago. 2 Replies

My web site has been down for a few months and I migrated to GoDaddy.com  Best move ever!My new web site rocks, hope you enjoy it.  …Continue

Had the 64 convert out for some Cruising around the town

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 yesterday. 5 Replies

It is 74 degrees sunny and dry in central Fl - what a day !! - Top Down of coarse The usual OOH’S and AH’S people encircling the car when parked -  a NICE yelling from a car  —and a what year is that…Continue

The 64 - 429 Cadillac gas engine —-is a special unique torque monster ! !

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

The 64 Cadillac gas engine is a torque monster —with 480 ft lbs of toque at 3000 RPMs Out of curiosity I looked up my 409 dual quad  425 HP  race engines   specs and it has only 425 ft lbs of torque…Continue

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Oil pump

Posted by Ray Schick on October 30, 2022 at 4:34pm 4 Comments

I removed the front cover to change out the timing chain & gears all that went pretty well when I put the cover back on I put in a fresh oil filter ,filled it up figured it would be enough to prime the oil pump when I started the car .Fired up the car and heard lifters rattling, So I shut the car down right away. So I removed the oil filter housing, and poured oil down the neck of the oil pump housing filled it up and filled up the filter put it all together and fired it up and same…

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Available parts

Posted by Thomas Reichenberger on October 13, 2022 at 11:47pm 0 Comments

Caddy members, I’m upgrading my 64 2-door coupe deville.

motor guy lost my block (machine shop went under) so I’m replacing motor & tranny with LS conversion. I have motor parts (other than block) for 429, rebuilt transmission, converter, and too many other motor parts not needed with fully dressed LS going in.

Email me (Tom.reichenberger@ipsper.com) or call me (210-739-4854) if you’re interested…..I live in San Antonio, TX.

thanks, TX…

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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?

Thanks.

Fuel Pump Failure

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

Hello,

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…

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