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Hair dryer helped to get my 1964 power seat working

Started this discussion. Last reply by 3gk350qap28u3 Nov 18, 2023. 2 Replies

Hello AllMy 64 Cadillac sits in storage most of the time-amazingly no matter how long I leave it no boost or extra gas is required to start it, even after several months. (yes, the battery is still…Continue

64 carburetor removal/replacement caveats??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norman Silverman Nov 4, 2022. 4 Replies

Hello AllRecently, my 64 SDV became tough to cold start. No amount of pumping would get it to fire, but a little gas poured down the carb would cause it to start right up. When I started looking at…Continue

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64 THM Electric Kickdown switch connections: only two at linkage, or more at Tranny?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norman Silverman Apr 6, 2021. 6 Replies

Hello all.As I reported in a prior post, I got my car back from the shop and now have a part throttle kickdown. Great! However, either by coincidence or by oversight I now no longer have a Full…Continue

Transmission tail shaft bushing (s) and seal for 64 with TH400

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norman Silverman Apr 2, 2021. 18 Replies

Now that I have acquired a transmission mount for my car I want to also buy a transmission tail shaft bushing (s) and seal. I remember Clovis mentioned he replaced his a while ago-any chance part…Continue

 

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Jason Edge replied to Norman Silverman's discussion Hair dryer helped to get my 1964 power seat working
"Norm, That is an innovative way to attack the problem. Congrats on the simple fix. My best guess is there may still be some dried residue on the shafts those gears slide back and forth. When you take the transmission apart you really have to make…"
Nov 18, 2023
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Hair dryer helped to get my 1964 power seat working

Hello AllMy 64 Cadillac sits in storage most of the time-amazingly no matter how long I leave it no boost or extra gas is required to start it, even after several months. (yes, the battery is still connected). But that's not the point I want to share. When I first got the car the power seat motor hummed but the seat did not move, so I took apart the transmission, cleaned it and lubed it, reinstalled it and the problem was solved. Until recently, that is. Now, after the car has sat for a few…See More
Nov 18, 2023
Norman Silverman replied to Norman Silverman's discussion 64 carburetor removal/replacement caveats??
"Mystery solved! While it was the accelerator pump "Circuit" it was not the pump that was causing my problem, it was the oblong brass check valve that sits in the circuit passage right before the pump jet outlets are. It was stuck, so I…"
Nov 4, 2022
Norman Silverman replied to Norman Silverman's discussion 64 carburetor removal/replacement caveats??
"Thanks! "
Oct 27, 2022
Norman Silverman posted a discussion

64 carburetor removal/replacement caveats??

Hello AllRecently, my 64 SDV became tough to cold start. No amount of pumping would get it to fire, but a little gas poured down the carb would cause it to start right up. When I started looking at the carb I was amazed to find that the accelerator pump was not working/or the passages are clogged (I favor the first). In any case the carb has to come off. Amazingly, there is no initial stumble or hesitation from the car, it runs flawlessly. So much so that I'm reluctant to touch it, but the pump…See More
Oct 27, 2022
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Jun 19, 2022
Norman Silverman replied to Norman Silverman's discussion 64 THM Electric Kickdown switch connections: only two at linkage, or more at Tranny?
"Occam's Razor rules the day: It was a bad kick down switch on the linkage. Shoulda checked it first but it was working just a week ago.  Thanks for all responses, I learned something anyway. Norm"
Apr 6, 2021
Norman Silverman replied to Norman Silverman's discussion 64 THM Electric Kickdown switch connections: only two at linkage, or more at Tranny?
"Noted with appreciation. "
Apr 6, 2021
Jason Edge replied to Norman Silverman's discussion 64 THM Electric Kickdown switch connections: only two at linkage, or more at Tranny?
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Apr 6, 2021
Norman Silverman replied to Norman Silverman's discussion 64 THM Electric Kickdown switch connections: only two at linkage, or more at Tranny?
"Thanks. Approximately where on the tranny does it connect? Near the Modulator or somewhere else."
Apr 6, 2021
Jason Edge replied to Norman Silverman's discussion 64 THM Electric Kickdown switch connections: only two at linkage, or more at Tranny?
"The white wire from kick down switch goes to transmission connector. Trace it back to transmission connector and make sure it is attached and no breaks in wire."
Apr 5, 2021
Norman Silverman posted a discussion

64 THM Electric Kickdown switch connections: only two at linkage, or more at Tranny?

Hello all.As I reported in a prior post, I got my car back from the shop and now have a part throttle kickdown. Great! However, either by coincidence or by oversight I now no longer have a Full throttle kickdown (which I used to have after I replaced the switch on the linkage). So, I checked the connections on the linkage and they appear to be good. What I am wondering is whether there are other electrical connectors at the transmission, which may have been disconnected during the repair and…See More
Apr 5, 2021
Norman Silverman replied to Norman Silverman's discussion Transmission tail shaft bushing (s) and seal for 64 with TH400
"Thank you!!"
Apr 2, 2021
Norman Silverman replied to Norman Silverman's discussion Transmission tail shaft bushing (s) and seal for 64 with TH400
"After thinking it through a bit more carefully, I believe whatever was the original source of vibration is still there but because the drive-line "anchorage" has been tightened and strengthened, the manner in which the vibration is now…"
Apr 2, 2021
Norman Silverman replied to Norman Silverman's discussion Transmission tail shaft bushing (s) and seal for 64 with TH400
"Interesting-the tech who worked on the car mentioned wanting to check that when he did his test drive. I guess it was good. The remaining vibration is speed sensitive and feels rotational. That said, however, I'm going to ask if that inspection…"
Apr 2, 2021
Norman Silverman replied to Norman Silverman's discussion Transmission tail shaft bushing (s) and seal for 64 with TH400
"UPDATE: I had a new transmission mount installed and a modulator (wasn't getting half throttle downshifts) and a tail shaft bushing (very worn) and a rear seal. Vibration has improved considerably and tranny tech says any remaining vibration is…"
Apr 1, 2021

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Coupe De Ville
Cadillac LaSalle Club Membership Number? (Must be a member to Join Chapter & Website)
26799
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
yes

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Is there a separate Starter Relay, or does the Solenoid serve that purpose?

Posted on August 30, 2019 at 5:57pm 7 Comments

Hello All.

I will be replacing the starter solenoid tomorrow (actually my mechanic will do the work, I'll just supervise). In checking the FSM electrical schematic and chapter verbiage, I don't see anything that looks like (or is referred to as) a starter Relay. It seems the Starter Solenoid serves the function and there's no separate relay. Right or Wrong?

If wrong, where…

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Starter Solenoid replacement-how difficult? Where to buy?

Posted on August 20, 2019 at 8:24pm 4 Comments

Hello All.

I believe the starter solenoid has gone bad in my 64 DeVille. When I turn the key, often all I get is a click, then if I try a few times again the starter turns perfectly. All battery cables are on tight and the battery is good. So, I believe this problem is the solenoid. Where do I buy the right solenoid and is it necessary to remove the starter in order to swap it out? …

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64 Recirc/Fresh Air Door Actuator replaced; FROM THE INSIDE.

Posted on February 4, 2019 at 11:21pm 2 Comments

I am happy to report that I have successfully replaced the Fresh Air/Recirc door actuator that is located on the blower box-and have done so without having to remove the blower box. I did it by taking out the glove box and attacking it from the back.  It took several days, LOTS of patience and some band-aids, but it is done. THE most difficult part -BY FAR- is to remove and then replace the screw that sits on the actuator arm, connecting it to the fresh…

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Source for Motor mounts and Trans mounts 1964 SDV

Posted on January 9, 2019 at 4:23pm 2 Comments

Hi.

Where is the best place to purchase good quality motor mounts/trans mounts for my 1964 SDV? I see that Rock Auto has them for $8 and change, and others for $24 and change. Big difference. Is there a better place to buy them from?

Thanks

Norm

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AC HEATER CONTROL VALVE W/ SENSING UNIT

Started by Jeff Donaldson in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Jeff Donaldson 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

Hi,I'm looking for an AC vacuum heater control valve with sensing unit for my 1964 60 S. Does a fellow member have one they would like to sell to me? There are a couple of NOS ones for sale on ebay…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge on Wednesday. 0 Replies

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

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Pertronix 3 install and resistor wire

Started by Dave Fehrle in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge on Wednesday. 15 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

Cruise control

Started by CHRIS CARLSON in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Mike Travers on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Is anyone using an aftermarket cruise control on there 64 Cadillac? what brand & model did you purchase?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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