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1964 sixty special fleetwood piston ring need help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Jan 23, 2020. 1 Reply

Good morning, I just got an engine that needs piston rings , it’s a 429 cid , the measure of the piston is 104 14 according with the digital caliper, also the size of cylinder shows 105 01 , the…Continue

Help decoding engine block

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Dec 28, 2019. 6 Replies

I have a  64 caddy fleetwood 60 series, I found an engine block with # 46x 139936, I will like to know if it will fit my 64 fleetwood, thank youContinue

 

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Russ Austin commented on Pablo's blog post 1964 Cadillac Fleetwood sixty special / transmission dipstick needed
"I have a good dip stick, just send me an email with your zip code please. russ85747@hotmail.com "
Sep 20, 2020
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1964 Cadillac Fleetwood sixty special / transmission dipstick needed

How are you doing folks, I’m looking for a transmission dipstick, any info I will appreciated, thank you very muchSee More
Sep 20, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Pablo's blog post 1964 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty special will die if I gear it to drive, and it will have a hart time to start up again
"Did the engine ever run with the present carb and electric fuel pump you now are using before your low end engine build was done  Russ is good with electric pumps in our year cars so tell him which pump you have especially if it was just…"
May 8, 2020
Russ Austin commented on Pablo's blog post 1964 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty special will die if I gear it to drive, and it will have a hart time to start up again
"If the mechanic said the carb gets clogged with gas, then that tells me it is flooding out. You either have too much fuel pressure or the floats are set wrong.  What electric fuel pump did you put on?"
May 8, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Pablo's blog post 1964 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty special will die if I gear it to drive, and it will have a hart time to start up again
"Sounds like the points and timing are out of adjustmentWhen was the engine tuned up last time ? What was the car doing for you to bring it to a shop for repair ? Enjoy "
May 7, 2020
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1964 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty special will die if I gear it to drive, and it will have a hart time to start up again

Hello guys, I’m to the point of throwing the towel, I took my caddy to a mechanic that apparently he doesn’t know what he is doing, I was told that I need to clean de carburetor which it was done by the mechanic, now he is telling me that the cars stars but when he put car in Drive the car will stall unless he give more gas ,  now he want for me to get a new carburetor, he make me buy new parts, but I’m sure that he want to rip me off, I will like to know what may be causing the car to stall,…See More
May 7, 2020
Russ Austin commented on Pablo's blog post 1964 Cadillac fleetwood sixty special vanilla top windshield needed
"Bummer, I am out of the 6 window sedan/sixty special windshields. I asked a buddy who has a sixty special parts car.  Have you tried the usual sources, like opgi, usa parts supply, "
Apr 6, 2020
Russ Austin commented on Pablo's blog post 1964 Cadillac fleetwood sixty special vanilla top windshield needed
"I'll check my inventory after work today. I should have a good used one for 100.00  I'm in AZ  Please send me an email;  russ85747@hotmail.com "
Apr 6, 2020
Jason Edge commented on Pablo's blog post 1964 Cadillac fleetwood sixty special vanilla top windshield needed
"I've got them for $150 but you would need to come get it or arrange transport. They are absolutely not something I can pack in a box and leave on the front porch for the postman.  I see you are in Colorado so that will probably not be…"
Apr 5, 2020
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1964 Cadillac fleetwood sixty special vanilla top windshield needed

If anybody has or know where Can I get a windshield glass for my 1964 Cadillac fleetwood sixty special with vinyl  top? I will appreciate any info.Thank you very muchSee More
Apr 5, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Pablo's discussion 1964 sixty special fleetwood piston ring need help
"Check with a local machine shop  They should have your answers Enjoy "
Jan 23, 2020
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1964 sixty special fleetwood piston ring need help

Good morning, I just got an engine that needs piston rings , it’s a 429 cid , the measure of the piston is 104 14 according with the digital caliper, also the size of cylinder shows 105 01 , the question is what size of rings do I need? And where can I get them, thank you very much as always.
Jan 22, 2020
Pablo commented on Pablo's blog post 1967 Cadillac big block 429 engine
"Hello Russ, you have a long block 429 for my fleetwood 60 series? And where are you located?,  i will send you an email shortly, thanks"
Dec 30, 2019
Russ Austin commented on Pablo's blog post 1967 Cadillac big block 429 engine
"I have a running 64 engine with the correct crank. It does not have the exh manifolds.  I do not need your engine in exchange.  350.00 for my engine.   email me at  russ85747@hotmail.com"
Dec 30, 2019
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1967 Cadillac big block 429 engine

56E3B442-E281-4A9A-8533-7746B561A1AE.jpeg Hello everyone, I have a 1967 Cadillac 429 engine that I will like to trade for a 1964 fleetwood 60 special 429 engine, I’m located in Denver colorado, we can arrange delivery, If anybody interested please let me know, by the way, I will like to wish everyone a prosperous new year 2020. Thank you Jason for everything. See More
Dec 30, 2019
Jason Edge replied to Pablo's discussion Help decoding engine block
"Missed a digit.. meant 429.  The engine size. Edited and corrected. Just to add have the seller pope down to bottom left of engine block and give you the VIN # and you can tell exactly which series 62 this came out of. For more info on…"
Dec 28, 2019

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1964 Cadillac Fleetwood sixty special / transmission dipstick needed

Posted on September 20, 2020 at 9:57pm 1 Comment

How are you doing folks, I’m looking for a transmission dipstick, any info I will appreciated, thank you very much

1964 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty special will die if I gear it to drive, and it will have a hart time to start up again

Posted on May 7, 2020 at 8:22pm 4 Comments

Hello guys, I’m to the point of throwing the towel, I took my caddy to a mechanic that apparently he doesn’t know what he is doing, I was told that I need to clean de carburetor which it was done by the mechanic, now he is telling me that the cars stars but when he put car in Drive the car will stall unless he give more gas ,  now he want for me to get a new carburetor, he make me buy new parts, but I’m sure that he want to rip me off, I will like to know what may be causing the car to…

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1964 Cadillac fleetwood sixty special vanilla top windshield needed

Posted on April 5, 2020 at 10:00pm 3 Comments

If anybody has or know where Can I get a windshield glass for my 1964 Cadillac fleetwood sixty special with vinyl  top? I will appreciate any info.

Thank you very much

1967 Cadillac big block 429 engine

Posted on December 30, 2019 at 12:37am 2 Comments

56E3B442-E281-4A9A-8533-7746B561A1AE.jpeg Hello everyone, I have a 1967 Cadillac 429 engine that I will like to trade for a 1964 fleetwood 60 special 429 engine, I’m located in Denver colorado, we can arrange delivery, If anybody interested please let me know, by the way, I will like to wish everyone a prosperous new year 2020. Thank you Jason for everything. 

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At 10:11pm on December 16, 2019, 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.

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At 11:39am on December 16, 2019, Tony and Ginny 429 said…

It would be a complicated engine change due to a change in the 67’s frame that required changes to a number of engine components under the hood  not making that engine an easy replacement in your case 

Basically to many thing need changing to make that a non complicated swap 

The simplest engine replacement for a 64 engine is to be rebuilding your current engine ( less labor intensive ) 

Any engine you use will need you to be sure your engine has the correct  crankshaft to match up to the current turbo transmission that is now behind the engine you now have in your model car 

Only certain models use the turbo 400 trans in 64 while all others use the  older Hydromatic trans that has a different engine crankshaft to match up to that trans 

It is best to have your current engine rebuilt in a 64 — for sure !

The 67 engine after a lot of additional labor required will also be devaluing the car as it is not the engine that belongs in that ride at time of sale often being a turn off to a buyer 

Buyer of our cars do know what they are looking for in most cases and the wrong engine in our year cars is not one of those desirable things to be seeing 

Enjoy 

At 10:55pm on December 15, 2019, Pablo said…

Hello everyone, I recently purchase a 64 fleetwood sixty special, I need to know if it will be possible to put a 67 big block into my 64 fleetwood, Thanks for any help

 
 
 

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