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Shops that work on old cars...or the lack thereof

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Jul 31, 2022. 1 Reply

Occasionally discussions come up on this forum about trouble finding shops that will work on old cars. This video is from a shop owner who loves old cars but he very succinctly states why he will no…Continue

Rear Main Seal Oil Leak Fix with Bearing Cap Modification

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Mar 2. 6 Replies

Many owners have reported oil leaks at the rear main seal even after replacing the seal, myself included. Recently Tony Lentini (aka Tony and Ginny 429) found a Serviceman bulletin published in…Continue

Body By Fisher: More Than A Carriage On A Doorsill

Started Sep 1, 2020 0 Replies

Here's a great article which includes 3 videos about Fisher Body. Cadillac is well represented throughout.…Continue

The often misunderstood 1963 Cadillac right front ashtray

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge May 12, 2020. 10 Replies

I did a little tutorial on the 63 right front ashtray.I saw in Jason's latest video where he mentions this as a bad design. From my experience, it's not a bad mechanical design but rather it's not an…Continue


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Kurt replied to Mack's discussion Carter AFB installation…
"I use gasket sealant #2"
Mar 11
Kurt replied to Curtis Dover's discussion Riser tube in intake.
"That is the choke tube. The carb automatic choke pulls air through that tube which is heated by hot exhaust gas. The warm air causes the choke to open. That broken tube will allow exhaust gas to be drawn into the carburetor which will not do…"
Mar 11
Kurt replied to Jason Edge's discussion Trivia 26 - What's In Your Trunk?
"I seem to remember someone posting that the Fleetwood and Eldorado also had fabric covered cardboard in the trunk as opposed to speckled cardboard in the other models. I had never heard that before. Does that check out?"
Mar 8
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kurt's discussion Rear Main Seal Oil Leak Fix with Bearing Cap Modification
"Need to do a shout out —to Kim Kaiser —for being the very first to do this rms  repair correctly with the info offered and  sharing his experience with the community for others to benefit  Enjoy "
Mar 2
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Kurt's discussion Rear Main Seal Oil Leak Fix with Bearing Cap Modification
"As of a few months ago (  is now 3/23 ) we have accumulated enough mileage on the first rear main seal repair done by the above   rear  main  seal crankshaft info  - ( 6-8000 miles ) to be Sure —- it is the very best…"
Mar 2
Kurt replied to Mike Bowen's discussion My 64 deVille is electrically DEAD.
"When the Gen light was on, was the key in the OFF position (12 o'clock) or was it in ACC position (11 o'clock).The key can be pulled out of these switches in any position. I have seen the uninformed (paint shop, repair shop, etc) turn the…"
Feb 8
Kurt replied to austin Rock's discussion intake manifold gasket from olsen
"Welcome! Check out the Help tab in the page header. There are many helpful topics there including this one https://6364cadillac.ning.com/forum/topics/edelbrock-1406-1411-installation-summary If you block off the the exhaust ports running…"
Feb 3
Kurt commented on Jason Edge's blog post Trunk Compartment
"The torque rods assist in lifting the trunk just like hood springs do with the hood. Without the assist it would be heavy to lift open & slam shut as soon as you let go. You can adjust the rods to provide more or less force as necessary.…"
Jan 27
Kurt replied to Terry Lange's discussion 4 window vs. 6 window sedan
"I saw this in the newsletter Jason recently posted. The fixed position rear quarter windows are the 2 additional windows ."
Jan 22
Kurt replied to Terry Lange's discussion 4 window vs. 6 window sedan
"Hmm, good question. My guess is that the stationary windows in the rear are considered "windows" and vent windows are not. Fleetwood 60 Specials actually have vent windows in the rear but that model is not a "6 window…"
Jan 21
Kurt replied to Ray's discussion Headlights
"No problem. Actually the thanks goes to member Karl Schwarz for creating that wiring diagram. To answer your question, it looks like if the circuit breaker trips, you will have zero lights including the high beam indicator since it says it…"
Jan 3
Kurt replied to Ray's discussion Headlights
"There a much better wiring diagram in the Help section https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/5731367468?profile=original"
Jan 2
Kurt replied to Larry Rees's discussion rear fender writing
"The 65 -70 deVille convertible went to a capital "D" on DeVille but as mentioned, yours is correct for 64."
Dec 29, 2022
Kurt replied to MBZ Diesel's discussion no dash/cluster lights
"As you probably know, the dash lights are on a dimmer controlled by turning the headlight switch knob. Make sure the knob is not turned all the way to the right. If that's not the problem, a bad headlight switch is one possibility. Also check…"
Dec 29, 2022
Kurt replied to Michael Vogler's discussion Fiberglass under hood???
"You can duct tape it in the meantime. I understand your concern about your new paint. Personally I drove my car for years with no hood insulation, even after I got my car painted and the heat was not excessive enough to damage the paint. I think the…"
Dec 7, 2022
Kurt replied to Michael Vogler's discussion Fiberglass under hood???
"If you Google "1964 Cadillac hood insulation" several suppliers pop up. I bought mine so long ago, I don't remember where I got it. You will also find several discussions online as to which side goes down. I remember researching that…"
Dec 7, 2022

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At 10:47am on April 17, 2020, Kenneth M Karrer said…


   Yes, I was really bummed about the GN cancellation.  I was looking forward to getting together with the usual folks and the 63-64 guys and taking the 63 and my 32 to show.  The annual Keels and Wheels Concours was also postponed from May until October.  My 1932 All Weather Phaeton was invited to that one.  I've attached a couple of pictures of both cars.  The 63 has only 34k miles and would have been entered in the Primary and Preservation Classes. The 63 is  triple green (basildon).  Hope to see you soon.

Take care,

Ken Karrer

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At 7:51am on November 12, 2012, Jason Edge said…

Your page looks fantastic. The Caddy looks really nice up top

At 7:22am on August 12, 2012, Carsten C. said…

Hi Kurt, to tell the truth it's not Elmshorn, it's Neuendorf where I come from. This is exact half the way between Elmshorn and Glückstadt. But there are houndreds of Neuendorf in Germany so I decided to say Elmshorn as there is only one in Germany. If you are ever here again you're welcome.

At 5:53pm on August 10, 2012, Jason Edge said…
Hi Kurt,
Good to see you on the new site.

Kurt's Blog

Upgrades for the Coupe de Ville

Posted on December 24, 2021 at 6:00pm 4 Comments

At long last I finally have power vent windows! I started collecting the parts 3 years ago. The one thing I could not find until recently is the 6 button driver's switch. Jason finally pulled one in and was more than generous with pricing. Thanks Jason! Installing the vent window motors was the easiest part of the project but many other tasks were spawned by this project.

  1. There is a hole in the door panels where the window crank was. I considered putting a hub cap emblem there…

Dustless blaster

Posted on October 30, 2018 at 12:23am 1 Comment

Here's something cool I stumbled across on Youtube. Pretty cool. It's like a power washer with sand.


Food Cruise

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 1:39am 2 Comments

A group of my car buddies & I go on a monthly food cruise, sometimes breakfast, lunch or dinner. Last Saturday we took a 40 mile cruise down country roads from Austin TX to Salado TX. We went to a shop there called City Garage that specializes in Lincolns & had lunch afterwards at a good burger joint in Salado. We've been lucky this winter with beautiful weather for the most part with just a few cold rainy days in between. Here's a little video I put together from the cruise. It's a…


Pics from Cadillac show yesterday

Posted on May 12, 2013 at 11:51am 0 Comments

Our local CLC chapter had their annual show at Covert Cadillac in Austin TX yesterday.

There is an interesting story on the 61 limo. A man wanted to purchase a car for some nuns. They reluctantly agreed but insisted that it be bare bones with no radio or air conditioning. When the 61 series 75 showed up of course even without a radio or a/c it was way too ostentatious. The nuns tried to return it to the dealer but they said they could not sell it because it didn't have a/c. So most…


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Title and Frame VIN section for sale

Started by Russ Austin in General Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 5 hours ago. 10 Replies

For sale is the #1 frame cross member that has the vehicle VIN on it. Comes with the matching Arizona title in my name.  This is legal in Arizona, please check your state laws before putting this on…Continue

Steering gear compatibility

Started by Matti Roth in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Matti Roth yesterday. 2 Replies

The steering gear in my 64 is leaking from steering shaft side and I need to rebuild it. I have used steering gear from 70`s Monte Carlo available. Is there any reason why not to use that temporarily…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 1 Reply

To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

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1964 power steering sector rebuild

Posted by CHRIS CARLSON on March 20, 2023 at 11:32pm 3 Comments

 I'm having my steering sector rebuilt, and considering changing it from 20-1 ratio 4.2 turns lock to lock to 3.5 turns lock to lock @ 16-1 ratio, If i change from a 3 1/4" box to a 3" box i could have a 14-1 Ratio steering response would be faster, shorter distance to turn the wheel to get a response,   has anyone done this? and how do you like it? thank you

1964 Daville dashboard clock

Posted by Willem Bol on March 13, 2023 at 11:33am 2 Comments


Can somebody help me finding a dashboard clock  for my 1964 Cadillac DeVille Convertible?

Thank you in advance,

Willem Bol

The Netherlands

Does anyone know where I can get the bushings for AC compressor mount on the 429?

Posted by Robert Schles on February 21, 2023 at 11:45am 2 Comments

I've looked at the usual rubber sources but couldn't find any. 

Need help with a hood latch

Posted by Curtis Dover on January 2, 2023 at 5:23pm 0 Comments

Hey guys, I need some help.  Could someone send me some pictures on how the first hood release lever on a factory 1964 Cadillac is set up, where it comes though the grille. Not the secondary one. I need to know where the thumb or finger position is located through the grille. Is it above or below the center grille molding piece? Mine seems to be positioned behind the center molding piece and will not adjust above or below the molding. I have a wire tied to it to release it…



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