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Rochester Carb parts wanted

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Jun 27. 1 Reply

I have a Rochester carb that suffered a trauma to the throttle shaft, I’m wondering if anyone has a shaft or a carb for parts that would have a good shaft?  Thanks Continue

Very sensitive brakes.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Jun 16. 19 Replies

Hey everyone,  how sensitive should the power brakes be?  I have just rebuilt the power booster and  replaced the master cylinder. The pedal doesn’t have any resistance so I have to be very gentle so…Continue

Body mounts and loose feeling rear end.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Jun 6. 9 Replies

    Hey everyone, the rear end of my 63 coupe has a loose feeling to it, almost like riding on jello.  I’ve replaced the shocks, the trailing arm bushings, upper control arm bushings, upper control…Continue

Crank shaft pulley oil leak and oil pump housing damage questions.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Dec 27, 2020. 11 Replies

Hey everybody, merry Christmas!   I have a couple of quick questions.   I seem to have an oil leak that travels through the harmonic balancer and drains on the inside of the pulley,  do you know what…Continue

 

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Phil replied to Kim K Kaiser's discussion Over heating
"What is the temperature rating on your thermostat? If it’s lower like a 160 degree you’re more likely to se more fluctuation on the gauge.  Also I think you’re better off getting an actual reading of the coolant temperature…"
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Russ Austin replied to Phil's discussion Rochester Carb parts wanted
"I have parts, send me an email please;  russ85747@hotmail.com "
Jun 27
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Rochester Carb parts wanted

I have a Rochester carb that suffered a trauma to the throttle shaft, I’m wondering if anyone has a shaft or a carb for parts that would have a good shaft?  Thanks See More
Jun 27
Phil replied to Daniel Grande's discussion 63 coupedebille fuel pump issues
"Maybe a stupid question but,  does your mechanic understand the he needs to turn the engine so that the cam is right position to get the pump in?  They  don’t normally slide right in, it takes a little fiddling.  "
Jun 23
Phil replied to Daniel Grande's discussion 63 coupedebille fuel pump issues
"You can get a rebuild kit for the original pump,  it’s a pretty straightforward task took me about an hour and a half.  "
Jun 17
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Jun 17
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"Phil Glad you posted the additional info regarding the sensitivity of the booster rod adjustment which is very helpful for the community to be aware of when making a brake booster replacement "
Jun 16
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"Yeah,  That pushrod is very sensitive to adjustment , I ended up just tightening and loosing it back and forth till finally they felt normal. Even a small difference of 1/8 of a turn was enough to make the difference of not stopping and…"
Jun 15
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"Looks like the length of the brake booster arm plunger was your issue that corrected your stopping problem  Good for others to know  Enjoy now being able to enjoy your Classic Antique Cadillac out  and about and the fun that adds to…"
Jun 15
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"Glad the brakes are squared away — Enjoy "
Jun 14
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"After driving the car around town,  The brakes seem to have settled in and are working excellent, it’s nice to finally have the car stopping properly.  I decided against  swapping out the shoes again.   Thanks for all your…"
Jun 14
Terry Studley liked Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
Jun 10
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Body mounts and loose feeling rear end.
"An update on this,  I took Tony’s advice on the spring spacers,  and the car Sits, rides,  handles, and looks a heck of a lot better.  This solved half the problem,  the jello feeling,  I discovered was from the…"
Jun 6
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"We’ll see how they go,  I’ll keep you updated.  I agree with you on the veggie hamburger, I’ve always viewed the word “organic” as being synonymous with “not that great”, like it’s  a…"
Jun 6
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"I do think you are on the correct path to be getting the brake shoe issue corrected  now as the new brake shoes ordered sound like the right ones indicating there exceptional brake shoe friction material Had no idea the company changed hands so…"
Jun 6
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Very sensitive brakes.
"Thanks Tony.   Element 3 organic is what Raybestos is branding their shoes and pads as.  I’ve read past posts of you and a few others recommending raybestos, I’ve used them on other cars I’ve owned without a problem, so I…"
Jun 5

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Sixty-Two
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
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63 Hydra-Matic won't shift out of first

Started by Norm Waters in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Mark S Anderson 1 hour ago. 11 Replies

Hello everyone. I had a perfectly good shifting Hydra-Matic transmission until I elected to fix the leak at the dip stick tube. I just did a quick seal with gasket maker since my current tube is…Continue

Copper exh manifold gaskets wanted

Started by Russ Austin in Wanted to Buy 5 hours ago. 0 Replies

Who had the copper exh manifold gaskets?  I want to pick up a set for my own car. Continue

Rear brake lock up when cold

Started by Cliff Johnston in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 yesterday. 1 Reply

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

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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…

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Can you help? Driveshaft Question....

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

Hello!

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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