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Rear brake lock up when cold

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Sep 1. 19 Replies

Hi everyone, ever since getting the car back on the road, the rear brakes grab when they are cold and I’m moving at slow speed.  Once I get along the road and stop they are fine. I see some posts…Continue

Weather seals perished - not very old

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cliff Johnston Jul 6. 8 Replies

Hey everyone, i bought all new rubbers from Rubber the Right Way for my 64 Deville when i restored it 6 years ago. However the side window weather seals (or wiper seals) have all started to fall…Continue

Tags: seals, window

Vibration during deceleration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cliff Johnston Sep 3, 2017. 12 Replies

Gents, i have read a lot of info here regarding vibrations experienced during acceleration or when travelling at specific speeds. However i get a vibration when i back off the power, however it…Continue

in car sensor grill

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Apr 21, 2015. 1 Reply

Hi, I require the dash grill for the comfort control sensor in the dash.Any colour is ok as long as it is in good condition.Postage to Australia is required.CheersCliffContinue

Tags: dash, grill, sensor

 

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"Love ——-when a problem repair posted on this site get resolved by the passionate 63-64 Cadillac owners and others who live on this site to get them thru there issues and back on the road We all learn a lot about the subject of our pride…"
Sep 1
Jason Edge replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"That's fantastic news! Glad they worked out well."
Sep 1
Cliff Johnston replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"Gents, just letting you know that I have fitted the new backing plates supplied by Jason and some new brake shoes and the brakes are completely different and the way they ought to be. thank you all for your help. cheers cliff"
Aug 31
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"Mark  Your handle  on this subject is just amazing  So very glad you got our backs on this site to solve the hard and in this case somewhat unusual circumstances regarding Cliff brake wearMy first experience  with the condition…"
Aug 9
Cliff Johnston replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"Yes quite the detective. We would call him a "Bloody Legend" here in Australia :)"
Aug 9
Jason Edge replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"Great detective work by Mark. Cliff, I have a large stash of rear brake backing plates in VG condition for $25 each + s/h. I have a few cleaned and painted for $50 each. Email me at jasonedge@nc.rr.com"
Aug 9
Cliff Johnston replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"Hi Mark, have taken the shoes off and with the way they have been wearing, they sit crooked in the drum.  So I’m assuming that the backing plate is bent which wouldn’t surprise me. See pic. It’s had a hard life. so I…"
Aug 9
Mark S Anderson replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"What I like to do when diagnosing brake issues (any issues) is to read the parts.  They will tell you the story every time.In the one pic you posted of your shoe, i see a few anomalies that would lead me to suspect the backing plate or the…"
Aug 9
Cliff Johnston replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"Hi Mark, i did see this in my manual. I also spoke to a mate of mine who has been a mechanic for 20 years and he agreed with your view that the pushrods being on a angle was normal. Another thing he mentioned was that the leading edge of each…"
Aug 8
Cliff Johnston replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"Thanks Mark, i will check this and report back."
Aug 8
Mark S Anderson replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
Aug 8
Mark S Anderson replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"The pushrods are normal, so long as the 'C' shaped portion of the shoe at the upper anchor is seated, which it looks to be,  then this will not cause a problem, assuming the brake shoes are correct.     My concern…"
Aug 8
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"40 click is unreasonable and you will have no brakes  Not sure where you saw me say 4 clicks which could be correct if you back off after the brake shoes were adjusted to contact the drum first  My method is to adjust the  front brake…"
Aug 7
Cliff Johnston replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"That was meant to say “angle” not “able”"
Aug 7
Cliff Johnston replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"Have attached pic of the other side which shows the pushrods at more of an angle. Also attached a photo showing uneven wear on the bottom of one of the trailing shoes.  cheers cliff"
Aug 6
Cliff Johnston replied to Cliff Johnston's discussion Rear brake lock up when cold
"Oh and in another note, is it common to see the pushrods on an able coming out of the slave cylinders like shown in the photo attached?"
Aug 6

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Coupe Deville
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
No
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
No

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Torque converter grab when idling in Drive

Posted 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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Side window seals

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 12:14am 1 Comment

Any of you guys replaced the side window outer seals on your car?

I bought a kit from Rubber The Right Way and the profile is wrong.

As you can see, when its on the car, the seal slopes down instead of upwards, so…

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windscreen colours

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 11:59pm 9 Comments

Gents, going to replace my windscreen while its out. Over here in Australia they only offer a green tint windscreen with the band of tint at the top.

I can either go this way or the supplier can get me a clear one in with his next shipment.

Have any of you got the tinted green? Just want to see what it looks like, or hear your comments.

Just can;t see how the tinted one would suit that car.

Cheers

Cliff

Body mount rubbers

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 3:46pm 0 Comments

Hi, I'm looking to replace the body mount rubbers on my Coupe Deville but don't really want to spend $600 plus on the OEM type.

Has anyone come across aftermarket style urethane rubbers from someone like Energy Suspension or something?

Cheers

Cliff

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Rear main seal. 63

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 9 hours ago. 3 Replies

My rms is leaking again.  I hv cked all other options for leaks and its none of those.  Ie, oil presdure, valve covers, etc.  So i called egge to order another one.  I asked the guy wat contack…Continue

Selling 1964 Coupe Deville Parts

Started by Gary Smiley in For Sale. Last reply by Gary Smiley 10 hours ago. 2 Replies

What I  have are many extra original, hard-to-find 1964 Cadillac Coupe Deville Parts (from donor car).…Continue

Tags: doors, hood, engine

Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 17 hours ago. 275 Replies

I have posted a few Misc items over on my Classic Cadillac Parts Facebook page at…Continue

Tags: classic cadillac parts, classiccadillacparts

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Rumble Sound at 55-60 mph

Posted by Ray Schick on September 20, 2021 at 10:45pm 6 Comments

64 Coupe DeVille , while driving at 55-60 mph I have a oscillating rumble sound . Steering wheel does not shake or vibrate . Transmission mount looks good .Tires were replaced 2 years ago balanced and rebalanced recently. Axel bearings were just replaced, rear differential assembly was just replaced with a Posi track ,pinion bearings good. Fresh gear lube. Driveshaft checked and balanced the other day ,new center bearing installed and new bearing carrier assembly too. Trying to figure this…

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1963 series 62 convertible transmission issue

Posted by Matthew VanDeWater on June 22, 2021 at 3:03pm 1 Comment

Hello I've been restoring a 63 for way to many years. Down to almost done, but have issue with trans linkage, when column in park shift rod 2 inches short. everything original. been trying to find picture of manual rod hooked up from under car to see position of linkage. was wondering if anybody has access for pictures. I wanted to see if my manual linkage is bent  wrong out of the trans if somebody dropped the trans or something. Doesn't make sense why it doesn't work. Thanks for any input…

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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…

Continue

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