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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

How Cadillac advertised its “Standard of the World” wares in the 1960s

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Mar 1, 2020. 2 Replies

These ads bring me back to my childhood. When visiting my grandparents, I remember looking through their back issues of National Geographic and seeing these fantastic Cadillac ads and then sitting in…Continue

WTB 6 button power window switch and switch plate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Fares Jan 6, 2020. 1 Reply

I'm looking for a 6 button power window switch and switch plate for my 63 Coupe Deville. It would come from an Eldorado or another 2 door model that has optional power vent windows. If you have these…Continue


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Kurt replied to Jason Edge's discussion You Know You Are Into Some Serious Car Doctor When You Have to Get the Ice Out!
"I just read the story in the newsletter. So those lifters were installed by T-Hoff in the late 90's? If so has it been ticking for a long time? Really strange how that shorter lifter got in the mix. I would tend to believe that it is a…"
Kurt replied to Tom Bahner's discussion Leaky Windshield
"Your concerns are valid. I suggest that you do THOROUGH research and pick a shop that specializes in older cars with gasket-seal windshields. After my car was painted I needed to have my windshield installed. I found a shop nearby that SAID they…"
Kurt replied to Jason Edge's discussion Which Cadillac to Drive Today????
"Humblebrag? OK I'll go. My backup Cadillac is a 1976 Seville. It is surprisingly modern with factory electronic fuel injection. It's more agile than the big cars but still has a great smooth ride. Left - "Silvia" my 1976…"
Kurt replied to Russell DeBarros's discussion Directional Signal Cancelling Cam on a 63 SDV
"No problem. My car has tilt steering too and I'm glad because converting to tilt is a major PIA that I don't think I would attempt. The sentence in the 1st paragraph of the addendum is spot on: "Because basic structural changes in the…"
Sep 10
Kurt replied to Russell DeBarros's discussion Directional Signal Cancelling Cam on a 63 SDV
"Looks like you have a tilt column. There are differences from non-tilt. The 63 manual does not include information for tilt. There is an addendum in the Help and Literature sections. Maybe it will help you figure it…"
Sep 10
Kurt replied to Jason Edge's discussion You Know You Are Into Some Serious Car Doctor When You Have to Get the Ice Out!
"I believe ice packs are used in the treatment of cadmium poisoning. Is that the issue? LOL! But seriously, when is the newsletter coming out? Can't wait to hear what it is. Have you made a video or audio file of the noise?"
Sep 6
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"Here are the instructions (link below) and pics. I tried embedding everything into the document but the file size was too large to attach here. Side%20marker%20instructions.docx"
Aug 24
Kurt replied to Mark Geertsma's discussion Smoking wiper switch
"No problem. I'm glad it wasn't anything major. It's not a bad idea to exercise all the accessories periodically in all modes to keep the cobwebs off."
Aug 17
Kurt replied to Mark Geertsma's discussion Smoking wiper switch
"Yes. Dust or paint overspray burning off will not produce massive or continuous smoke. It looks like you could see the wiper switch easily from below with the lower dash panel removed. I'd check for any debris touching the resistor 1st. If OK,…"
Aug 16
Kurt replied to Mark Geertsma's discussion Smoking wiper switch
"My guess is that it is related to the Medium Speed Resistor which is located in the wiper switch. Resistors heat up when current flows through them. It could be as minor as dust or paint build-up on the resistor burning off. If the fuse is properly…"
Aug 16
Kurt commented on Kurt's photo


"Hi Thomas, I thought I had some good pics as I did this modification but I can't find them. As soon as I get a chance I'll take some pics of the mod and write up some instruction for you."
Aug 7
Thomas Yarri commented on Kurt's photo


"Please, if you wouldn't mind, could you send me instructions on how you did that."
Aug 6
Kurt replied to Krystin Barany's discussion Roof trim
"I don't know if you have a shop manual but there is information in it for removing the trim. The drip rails hold it on the sides of the roof. To remove the front roof trim, you must remove the windshield to access the screws. Personally, I…"
Jul 28
Kurt replied to mark zimmerman's discussion Rear shelf deck
"Just like Jason said. Here are some pics with the tabs and vinyl strip circled, also a view from inside the trunk. This is a Coupe DeVille, Your rear speaker placement may be different."
Jul 26

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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.

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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…

Hardtails Bar & Grill

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 1:12pm 0 Comments

I went to the annual Lincoln show in Salado TX on Saturday. Yes, I have friends on the dark side. LOL. I brought my 63 CDV of course. There was also a pristine 67 Eldo, & a 89 Allante in the spectator lot so Cadillac was well represented. On the way home we stopped at Hardtails Bar & Grill in Georgetown TX http://www.hardtailsbarandgrill.com/index.html and there crashing through the wall is a full sized front end from a 64…



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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 18 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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You Know You Are Into Some Serious Car Doctor When You Have to Get the Ice Out!

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 yesterday. 17 Replies

You know you are into some serious car doctoring when you have to get the ice packs out. More to come on my 64 Coupe de Ville resuscitation in the next 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Newsletter!  Mades…Continue

Unknown part, maybe the last one?

Started by Matti Roth in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 1 Reply

Hithanks to great help from chapter members I am getting my 64 Deville ready, slowly but surely.There is only one part still unclear, or actually three bolts and nuts. They are clearly different from…Continue

Leaky Windshield

Started by Tom Bahner in General Discussion. Last reply by Tom Bahner yesterday. 4 Replies

Hey all, has anyone had their windshield removed and resealed successfully. I'm pretty skittish about having someone mess with my perfectly good glass knowing that these cars are a little different…Continue

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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…


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.  …


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…


Can you help? Driveshaft Question....

Posted by Chris on May 30, 2021 at 8:55am 1 Comment


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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