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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 liked Gene McIlroy's blog post Upper A Arm Rubber Bumpers
Aug 14, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
Gene McIlroy commented on Gene McIlroy's blog post Upper A Arm Rubber Bumpers
Aug 12, 2019

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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?
Yes

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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.…

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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.…

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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 info@verhuisliftenservice.nl (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.  

Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home.  

Jason

 
 
 

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The Australian Bushfires:.......

Started by Kevin Campbell in General Discussion. Last reply by Kurt 23 hours ago. 10 Replies

I know we have some Aussies on here and I have to say, Australia, is in a whole world of hurt at the moment, so do ya best to stay safe.Currently, in the southern states, 4 huge fire fronts, look…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 0 Replies

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

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How much play in 63 timing chain?

Started by Ben Roberts in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 yesterday. 4 Replies

I will be installing a new chain and gears because I'm in this deep and all the forums here strongly recommend doing so.  It appears the coating is intact and I don't have to worry about that debris…Continue

Harmonic balancer holes are too shallow for the 3 bolts of puller

Started by Ben Roberts in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Ben Roberts on Friday. 3 Replies

Trying to pull 1963 390 harmonic balancer.  The holes needed for the 3 bolts on the puller can only thread in 1/4” which is not enough to run an impact wrench on it.  I ran a tap to clean the threads…Continue

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1964 429 Aluminum Front Cover For Sale!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on January 12, 2020 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

  • I wound up with an extra front cover for my '64 and offering it for sale.

Purchased from a knowledgable part supplier with thorough hands-on knowledge of 63-64 Cadillac engines, who checked the part before sending it to me. The oil pump driven gearSee S bore and the pressure relief piston bore are both .002 over and within the .005…

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Looking for the Rochester Choke Tube ...

Posted by Mack on January 10, 2020 at 1:14am 3 Comments

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Looking to buy the choke tube for my Rochester... anybody have one for Sale???

AC/heater for 1964 Cadillac coupe de ville

Posted by Matias J. Adrogue on January 7, 2020 at 11:11am 9 Comments

Good morning!  I am Matias Adrogue.  I bought a 1964 Cadillac coupe de ville last year and am real close to the final restoration details!  I call her “Jaws 64”.  Pics will be posted soon.  I need advise regarding a AC/heater.  It came stock in the vehicle but it does not work.  A mechanic gave me a bid of $1700 to replace and repair.  I am ready to install a new system - Vintage Air or Old Air Products from Fort Worth Texas.  I would greatly appreciate your thoughts.  I read the great write…

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63 cadi conv

Posted by Merlino jean marc on December 31, 2019 at 2:51pm 0 Comments

Hello everyone 

As a European, I fell in love with Americans cars and Americana stuff.

I bought a running 63 for cheap .but there is no secret when you buy cheap ,it is big project. The car needs everything. Overtime I was able to slowing buy parts .actually  I am looking for the passenger front lower section which is becoming harder ,and harder to find

The car has a lot of issue with rust.it needs a paint,a top and I need to replace all floor pans.with patience and…

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