Gene McIlroy
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Bill Hirsch Dark Cadillac Blue Aerosol Engine paint

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Karageorge Dec 4, 2016. 2 Replies

There was a question asked several weeks ago about Hirsch Cadillac Blue Engine  paint.  I have been checking their web-site for several weeks wanting to order some but the paint always comes up "Out…Continue

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Dan Loukota commented on Gene McIlroy's blog post Front top ball joint replacement
"Gene, I cannot thank you enough!! This sheds much needed light on what I need to do. The pics truly are a great help!! "
Nov 19
Jason Edge commented on Gene McIlroy's blog post Front top ball joint replacement
"Excellent post Gene. Pictures are a great help. I have added this to our Help Page under Ball Joint (front upper) Replacement."
Nov 19
Gene McIlroy commented on Gene McIlroy's blog post Front top ball joint replacement
"Dan, I have been out of town, got back Saturday.  I am attaching a few photos that may help.  There should be two spot welds that have to be ground off then drive out the old ball joint. Press in the new ball joint.  Assemble what I…"
Nov 19
Dan Loukota commented on Gene McIlroy's blog post Front top ball joint replacement
"I ordered a complete super deluxe front suspension kit from Kanter for my ‘64 Series 62 coupe last week. The ball joints have the holes?? for the screws to hold in place but no screws in the kit. When I contacted Kanter they said,…"
Nov 15
Gene McIlroy commented on Gary Marchand's blog post Introducing myself
"Russ is actually in Tucson, Arizona not Texas.  Excellent parts and info source as well as Jason Edge."
Oct 8
Tony and Ginny 429 liked Gene McIlroy's blog post Upper A Arm Rubber Bumpers
Aug 14
Gene McIlroy commented on Gene McIlroy's blog post Upper A Arm Rubber Bumpers
"Jason, I appreciate you correcting the post.  Not a problem at all I tried but just could not figure it out.  Thanks"
Aug 12
Jason Edge commented on Gene McIlroy's blog post Upper A Arm Rubber Bumpers
"Gene, I usually don't mess with anyone's post but took the liberty to correct your post. When you post from a desktop/PC you just click Edit up top to make changes. If on a mobile device you will need to make sure you are in "desktop…"
Aug 12
Jason Edge commented on Gene McIlroy's blog post Upper A Arm Rubber Bumpers
"Gene, Thanks for the alternate source. This one piece of rubber that holds up pretty well as seen by your original sample but always good to find new rubber replacements."
Aug 12
Jason Edge commented on Gene McIlroy's blog post Frame Markings
"Gene, Frame looks fantastic and nice to save the VIN markings, especially the rear which no one gets to see unless the body is lifted off the frame. "
Aug 12
Gene McIlroy commented on Gene McIlroy's blog post Upper A Arm Rubber Bumpers
"Posted the wrong picture and could not figure out how to edit it,  This should have been the picture with the S10 Bumper"
Aug 12
Gene McIlroy commented on Gene McIlroy's blog post Upper A Arm Rubber Bumpers
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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Series 62 Convertible (restoring)
1963 Series 60 Fleetwood (driveable but in storage)
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
Yes #31221
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?

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Frame Markings

Posted on August 12, 2019 at 6:26pm 1 Comment

Just got my frame back from powder coating so thought I would post photos of the front and rear frame markings.…


Upper A Arm Rubber Bumpers

Posted on August 12, 2019 at 1:30pm 3 Comments

I have found a very good replacement part for the Upper A Arm Bumpers.  The top part is identical to the originals the bottom can be used as is or after a few minutes with a belt sander can be ground to the V shape as the originals were.  The replacement bumpers are for a 2001 to 2005 S10 Sanoma or Blazer.  Part number is on the box in the photos.  First photo is the box next to the box is the S10 part and an original.  Next photo shows my sanded down part next to an original.…


RC-15 Radiator Cap

Posted on February 12, 2016 at 12:34am 4 Comments

Attaching photo of a NOS AC RC-15 radiator Cap.  Hope this helps.

Front top ball joint replacement

Posted on May 15, 2015 at 12:35am 11 Comments

Starting to tear down my front end to replace all suspension parts.  First problem encountered is removing the top ball joints,  "spherical joints".  Page 4-1 of shop manual says "The upper suspension arms and spherical joints are interchangeable, left and right, previous to being welded into an assembly.  Figure 4-35 0n page 4-23 shows picture of the upper arm without the ball joint.

QUESTION: do you have to grind off the welds to replace the upper ball joints?  or how do you replace…


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At 3:39pm on November 20, 2013, Cees de Bunje said…
It looks great Gene. I think i can patch up the damaged part. It is no use to use the drivers side. It is the mirror copy of the passenger side. So you have a Paypal account. Send the e-mail address to (My work address) and tell me the Cost of shipping. Dont need all of it shown on the photo. Cees.
At 9:53am on November 20, 2013, Cees de Bunje said…

Hi Gene. i do not know if you received my e-mail, but i am still interested in the part. i can pay shipping with paypal for you. let me know what you want. perhaps you can send a picture first so we know we are talking about the same part. cees

At 10:10pm on October 20, 2013, Jon Conti said…

Thanks Gene!


At 8:34am on August 17, 2013, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.  

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Tail pipe black stuff!

Started by Lambert Ross in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Lambert Ross 1 hour ago. 10 Replies

any ideas how to clear the ugly black stuff shooting out from my tailpipe? After a long layover, it really messes up the garage floor. I assume its carbon but am not sure how best to react to it.…Continue

Had the 64 convert out for a spin

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 2 hours ago. 0 Replies

A two hour ride to my favorite restaurant on the water in Crystal River on the west coast  of central Florida —top down 77 degrees and 47 % humidity one outstanding day as will be the rest of the…Continue

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wanted balast tube for guide eye amp

Started by maurice lapoiinte in General Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 9 hours ago. 1 Reply

I am looking for a vaccum tube for my guide eye amp. tube #5947343 it call the ballast tube, its the shorter one of the 2 and only has a filament in it. fits 59-66 cadillacs with the guidematic…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 13 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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still need a driveshaft

Posted by wayne weaver on November 26, 2019 at 11:53am 0 Comments

well thank you UPS for losing the driveshaft that Russ Austin shipped me. 

however i still need a rear driveshaft section for my 63. mine has a vibration due to the bushing inside of it. its a shame because the ball and sockets in the cardian joints are perfect but it has a woble on the balancing machine. so .  still need the rear section. anyone have a good one ? is there driveshaft alternatives to use ? i am really considering an LS swap and since im fighting the driveshaft search…


63 guidematic issues

Posted by maurice lapoiinte on November 24, 2019 at 3:10pm 0 Comments

 So my 63 guide matic headlamps stay on low beam all the time. I have so far bypassed the system and everything works normal. I have been thru the trouble shooting in the manual but this is where the confusion begins.on my car when the power relay is powered I have low beam and when its not powered I have highbeam, this appears to be opposite what the diagnosis says should be correct.The wiring is all original and no wires have been mixed up.has anyone ever unplugged the 2 wire connector…


Another advantage of the Pertronix III

Posted by Doug Scarrow on November 23, 2019 at 11:12am 1 Comment

   Having tried both the II and III I can say the multispark feature of the III offers a smoother idle . It is also easier to install .Does not require removal of the distributor

Stuck at two red (dash) lights!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on November 3, 2019 at 10:00pm 9 Comments

I hope someone can help solve these two electrical problems that appeared one after the other.

By way of background: The car, a '64 Eldorado has very limited use. It was at a restoration shop for 15 months until last January-  that supposedly did a bunch of wiring repairs including rebuilding the gas gauge that still hasn't worked properly, and the clock that hasn't worked, and re-soldering the broken wires in the drive door. All window and seat controls appear to be…



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