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Coolant hose for 1963 Sedan Deville Park Ave Without A/C

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Oct 11, 2020. 1 Reply

There is a short hose on the top of the motor that connects from a straight pipe on the top of the engine to the water pump.  It appears to be a molded hose.  I have ordered a master parts book which…Continue

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Keys

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Sep 27, 2020. 1 Reply

The previous owner of my '63 Sedan Deville Park Avenue was not kind to the car.  It appears that he bought it without keys and rather than pay a lock smith, he destroyed the tumbler for the trunk…Continue

Keys

Started Apr 17, 2020 0 Replies

Gentlemen,Thank you for the advice.  I suspect that the key blanks that I purchased on ebay were for a late 1965 or 1966.  By the way, I meant that the key blanks would not fit into the tumblers.  I…Continue

Keys

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Apr 17, 2020. 3 Replies

I am trying to get my 1963 Sedan Deville Park Avenue road ready.  It is almost there.  The last owner must have purchased the car without keys as he removed the pins from the ignition lock tumbler…Continue

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Stephen Pechenik commented on Jason Edge's page Classic Cadillac Parts
"Dear Jason, I am planning to pain my 1963 Sedan Deville Park Avenue in September or October and  am looking for 4 exterior door handles that are in decent shape.  Do you have any?  The existing handles are in bad shape.  This car…"
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Jason Edge replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Coolant hose for 1963 Sedan Deville Park Ave Without A/C
"I have return pipe to water pump hoses, the short fat hose with the tight bend, new ready to ship for $15 + s/h. Shoot me an email to jasonedge@nc.rr.com"
Oct 11, 2020
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Coolant hose for 1963 Sedan Deville Park Ave Without A/C

There is a short hose on the top of the motor that connects from a straight pipe on the top of the engine to the water pump.  It appears to be a molded hose.  I have ordered a master parts book which has not yet arrived.  Does anyone know where I could find a new one (before I am forced to fashion some sort of solution)?  The hose is too short to bend heater hose without kinking it.  The bend is about 70 degrees, which makes me suspect that heater hose + a 90 degree elbow will also kink.Thank…See More
Oct 11, 2020
Jason Edge replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Keys
"I have the lock cylinder bar connecting bar (shaft) 4 1/4" long and 5 1/4" long.  They are different lengths due to different years and those with power trunk locks with the vacuum unlock actuator bolted in front of the trunk latch i…"
Sep 27, 2020
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Keys

The previous owner of my '63 Sedan Deville Park Avenue was not kind to the car.  It appears that he bought it without keys and rather than pay a lock smith, he destroyed the tumbler for the trunk lock.  I bought  a a replacement tumbler and connecting bar.  The tumbler is fine.  the connecting bar is too short.  I have the old one but it is held onto the destroyed lock tumbler by a rivet.  Even if I drill out the rivet, the old bar will be good as a template only as it does not have the right…See More
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Apr 17, 2020
Kurt replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Keys
"Not me Jason,I replied to Stephen's discussion"
Apr 17, 2020
Jason Edge replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Keys
"Kurt, When you say doesn't fit do you mean it literally will not insert into the lock cylinder or just doesn't unlock the lock? It looks like the correct shape."
Apr 17, 2020
Kurt replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Keys
"That is strange that the octagonal head key doesn't fit. I got my key blanks at USA Parts Supply https://www.usapartssupply.com/cadillac.php The blanks are on page 23 of the…"
Apr 17, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 commented on Stephen Pechenik's blog post Preventive Maintenance
"Stephan  Yes - the cam gears are coated in Teflon ( to quite them ) that will come apart with age - 80-100,000 miles ( aprox )  With only 48,000 miles on the engine you might be fine for a while if the engine was maintained…"
Apr 10, 2020
Russ Austin commented on Stephen Pechenik's blog post Preventive Maintenance
"Top gear was a nylon coated metal gear. The nylon chipped off after many many miles. "
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Preventive Maintenance

Dear All, Does anyone know if the 1963 Cadillac was manufactured with nylon timing gears?  I checked the factory repair manual which is silent on that issue.This morning I was speaking with a mechanic at a location where I store another vehicle ('48 Chrysler NY'er).  He had a 70 Deville convertible on his lift to dismantle it so that he could replace the timing chain and more importantly, the nylon timing gears.  He explained that the nylon gets brittle with age and might  cause an unexpected…See More
Apr 10, 2020
Stephen Pechenik replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Power Brake Booster
"Dear Jason, Thank you very much for the photos.  I have been a car collector for many years and appreciate the details that you furnished.  I have owned about 20 Cadillacs and have learned the hard way how valuable this sort of information…"
Apr 8, 2020
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Power Brake Booster
"StephanYou are very welcome but have to give Jason our webmaster the credit for the photos and explanation above mine which he is so very good at doing  Glad we could help  Stay Safe "
Apr 8, 2020
Stephen Pechenik replied to Stephen Pechenik's discussion Power Brake Booster
"Dear Tony and Ginny, Thank you for the insight and assistance. I will use your photos to determine which brand the car has. I have opted for rebuilding of the unit I have as the replacement units that I have found are very expensive. This car has…"
Apr 8, 2020

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Sedan Deville Park Avenue (model 6389)
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Preventive Maintenance

Posted on April 10, 2020 at 7:26pm 2 Comments

Dear All, 

Does anyone know if the 1963 Cadillac was manufactured with nylon timing gears?  I checked the factory repair manual which is silent on that issue.

This morning I was speaking with a mechanic at a location where I store another vehicle ('48 Chrysler NY'er).  He had a 70 Deville convertible on his lift to dismantle it so that he could replace the timing chain and more importantly, the nylon timing gears.  He explained that the nylon gets brittle with age and might …

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Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 1 hour ago. 287 Replies

I have posted a few Misc items over on my Classic Cadillac Parts Facebook page at…Continue

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64 caddie Brake drums

Started by mark zimmerman in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

Are the front  brake drums the same as the rear ones? I had my garage install new drums on the car and now at 25-35 mph the car shakes like the  front wheels are going to fall off. Car has new brakes…Continue

Caddy Cruising with the Family

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I've had a great couple of weeks entertaining family since Oct 11, and the 64 Caddy has played a big part.  Knowing aunts and uncles and many other relatives would be joining us for a celebration of…Continue

64 front passenger fender removal

Started by Chris Mcdougal in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 17 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hey guys I have search around the discussion boards and can't find anything.. but trying to get this passenger front fender off of my 64 deville 6 window got all the obvious ones and the one behind…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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Posted by Patrick Westphal on June 17, 2021 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

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