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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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…"
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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. "
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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"
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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 7 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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Rear glass

Started by David Stapp in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by David Stapp 29 minutes ago. 10 Replies

anyone know of a company that makes the rear glass for our cars? I can’t seem to find any. 1964 4 door 4 window hard top.…Continue

Where can I buy resistance wire for my 1963?

Started by Tim Walterson in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tim Walterson 31 minutes ago. 4 Replies

Hello - just signed up for this forum - looks like a great resource!  I perused the posts and did some searches.  I see most of the posts related to my questions are about doing away with resistance…Continue

front engine pulley removal

Started by tom servas in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by tom servas 11 hours ago. 7 Replies

Am removing the front cover on our 64 engine with AC. Have all 6 bolts that hold the pulley onto the damper removed, can wiggle the pulley BUT it will not come fully off the damper, Is there…Continue

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Is there a separate Starter Relay, or does the Solenoid serve that purpose?

Posted by Norman Silverman on August 30, 2019 at 5:57pm 7 Comments

Hello All.

I will be replacing the starter solenoid tomorrow (actually my mechanic will do the work, I'll just supervise). In checking the FSM electrical schematic and chapter verbiage, I don't see anything that looks like (or is referred to as) a starter Relay. It seems the Starter Solenoid serves the function and there's no separate relay. Right or Wrong?

If wrong, where…

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Starter Solenoid replacement-how difficult? Where to buy?

Posted by Norman Silverman on August 20, 2019 at 8:24pm 8 Comments

Hello All.

I believe the starter solenoid has gone bad in my 64 DeVille. When I turn the key, often all I get is a click, then if I try a few times again the starter turns perfectly. All battery cables are on tight and the battery is good. So, I believe this problem is the solenoid. Where do I buy the right solenoid and is it necessary to remove the starter in order to swap it out? …

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Frame Markings

Posted by Gene McIlroy 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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Lining up the drive shaft

Posted by Dominic Salemi on August 12, 2019 at 5:47pm 2 Comments

Can anyone shed some light on how to position the complete drive shaft in the correct position? I want to make sure my drive shaft is installed properly.

Thanks

Dominic

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