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Fuel Gauge dampening: what is it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by classic cruiser Aug 28. 4 Replies

So my fuel gauge was sticking, not moving very well and not reading full at full tank. I took the gauge out and starting cleaning the back of the needle where it attaches to the gauge and pivots.…Continue

Custom Autosound Stereo WITH amplifier problem… help

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

Is there anyone with an amplifier that has installed a custom autosound head unit in their caddy? I’ve identified a problem with these units when paired with an amplifier. There is a crazy high…Continue

rear bumper quarter trim for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Gonzalez Sep 5, 2019. 3 Replies

I have a rear quarter trim piece for sale. You can see in pics that its a little warped when looking at it from an extreme angle... but looks great from 10 feet away. Also, the channel for the…Continue

Coupe DeVille Door Threshold plates

Started Nov 17, 2016 0 Replies

Looking for a good home. Let me know and Ill cancel the eBay auction and send them out. …Continue

 

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classic cruiser replied to Robert Gonzalez 's discussion Fuel Gauge dampening: what is it?
"I’ve heard - not specifically for 63/64 cadillacs - that GM used damping grease on some fuel gages, rpm gages, and amp gages to reduce or slow needle movement.  Some believe the grease is a form of silicone.  I’ve heard, but…"
Aug 28
Robert Gonzalez replied to Robert Gonzalez 's discussion Fuel Gauge dampening: what is it?
"I’m not that knowledgeable about circuits, but I do know that there’s a 28 ohm resistor on the back of the original fuel gauge. That resistor is part of the circuit And it’s needed for the gauge to have basic functionality,…"
Aug 19
Robert Gonzalez replied to Robert Gonzalez 's discussion Fuel Gauge dampening: what is it?
"Hmm. Maybe I damaged the resistor and attributing the problem to over cleaning it? Sigh. OPGI is right next to me $$$$"
Aug 17
Russ Austin replied to Robert Gonzalez 's discussion Fuel Gauge dampening: what is it?
"Tere is a resistor on the gauge to dampen the signal to avoid the bounding needle.  Not sure what to do now."
Aug 17
Robert Gonzalez posted a discussion

Fuel Gauge dampening: what is it?

So my fuel gauge was sticking, not moving very well and not reading full at full tank. I took the gauge out and starting cleaning the back of the needle where it attaches to the gauge and pivots. There was a viscous compound that I mistook as “gunk”, and I cleaned it real well. I reassembled everything and was satisfied with my handy-work when the gauge effortlessly shot up to full. But now, the gauge bounces around like crazy when driving. I guess I should have just lightly cleaned it and/or…See More
Aug 17
Russ Austin replied to Robert Gonzalez 's discussion Custom Autosound Stereo WITH amplifier problem… help
"If they wont listen, send it back. "
Jun 27
Robert Gonzalez posted a discussion

Custom Autosound Stereo WITH amplifier problem… help

Is there anyone with an amplifier that has installed a custom autosound head unit in their caddy? I’ve identified a problem with these units when paired with an amplifier. There is a crazy high pitched sound, even when benched tested (it’s not a ground loop issue). I’m trying to convince the manufacturer that they need to look in to this. Here is a video that will help if you want to know what to look for. …See More
Jun 26
Robert Gonzalez replied to Robert Gonzalez 's discussion rear bumper quarter trim for sale
Sep 5, 2019
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rear bumper quarter trim for sale

I have a rear quarter trim piece for sale. You can see in pics that its a little warped when looking at it from an extreme angle... but looks great from 10 feet away. Also, the channel for the fasteners near the door is more narrow than usual so you will need to do a little bending/widening to get the fasteners in. I cant say for sure, I never put it on my car. I can send larger pics to your email is you want. Yours for the cost of shipping and any reasonable offer…See More
Sep 5, 2019

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
64 Coupe De Ville
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
No
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No

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How to tighten AC belt

Posted on September 11, 2017 at 2:30am 11 Comments

The shop manual shows some odd tool (j-9646?) that I can't seem to figure out what it is, and I just cant get enough tension to keep the belt from squealing. Any tips or tricks? 

I pulled  up on the compressor with my hands while my wife tightened the bolt. Sort of works, but when its hot out the squealing gets worse. 

Also, J-7316 belt tension gauge...  Thanks

Robert

Need NICE rear view mirror post

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 11:00am 5 Comments

does anyone have a nicer one than this?

bumper jack hook fitments

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 1:20pm 0 Comments

Anyone know of any other model/year bumper jack hooks that will work with the 64 deville? Or alternately, doe anyone have a hook that will work. Thanks :)

Stalling and comfort control

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 12:29am 36 Comments

So I finally got my comfort control working. Everything seems to be working with actuators and stuff except for maybe the recirc actuator which acts funny. Anyway so at least four times now when I turn on the comfort control my car starts to stutter and then the other day on the street it totally stalled out. The strange thing is it stalled twice and then I couldn't get it started back up as if it was vapor locked. Any ideas? Vacuum? Coincidence? Maybe the carb is simply going bad and I just… Continue

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Unknown part, maybe the last one?

Started by Matti Roth in Restoration Discussion 4 minutes ago. 0 Replies

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

1964 THM Tilt Neutral Safety Switch

Started by Charles Fares in For Sale 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

For Sale:Excellent used neutral safety switch for 1964 with THM and tilt steering.  Part number 1993653, or short number "653".  Send me an e-mail: faresmcmthelix@msn.com.Charles FaresLa Mesa,…Continue

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 Charles Fares 9 hours ago. 13 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

Leaky Windshield

Started by Tom Bahner in General Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 13 hours ago. 3 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…

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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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