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

Tags: paint, Engine, DarkBlue, Cadillac, Hirsch


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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
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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"
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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 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 (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.  




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F/S 1963/1964 Cadillac parts

Started by Bob Hoffmann in For Sale. Last reply by Russ Austin 17 hours ago. 7 Replies

1963 center bumper & license guard only.1964 front bumper complete, less license guard1964 lower grille1964 cornering lightsAll these parts are from a California car.1964 dash pad. black, great…Continue

1964 Twilight Sentinel

Started by Charles Fares in For Sale 17 hours ago. 0 Replies

Complete USED Twilight Sentinel from a low-mileage, dry California car.  All components and electrical connectors present, no cut wires, nothing damaged or missing. It's plug and play. Send me an…Continue

Re jetting Carter AFB

Started by Robin Evans in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 18 hours ago. 7 Replies

Is it possible to use Edlebrock main jets and needles in a Carter AFB Carburettor. My 64 Coupe Deville runs duel straight through exhaust and this makes the mixture week in mid range and top end. How…Continue

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I need to buy rim for tire Los Angeles ca

Started by Charles in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Charles 21 hours ago. 5 Replies

in need or rim for tire Cadillac Fleetwood 64 any one known why i can buy in Los Angeles ca ..hi..thanks 310 309 0332Continue

Blog Posts

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…


driveshaft help

Posted by wayne weaver on October 9, 2019 at 4:41pm 1 Comment

can anyone help me with a driveshaft ? I have a 1963 Cadillac 62 series 4dr with the hydro-matic trans. I need the male splined shaft on the front of the rear driveshaft section. the piece with the nut attached by be willing to buy a shaft if its not horribly priced.

Dash removal

Posted by Jake Mickley on October 9, 2019 at 12:06am 9 Comments

Hello everyone,

On a 63 CDV, if a guy wanted to remove the entire dash to get all the metal painted, and do some other things behind there, how would he go about doing that?  I checked here and the shop manual, but can't find a complete guide.

As always, and help or direction is appreciated.  Thanks!


Introducing myself

Posted by Gary Marchand on October 7, 2019 at 9:32pm 8 Comments

Thanks for letting me join the club.  Picked up this ‘64 Coupe Deville a few months ago out of Beverly MA, the car has few stickers on it from various Cadillac clubs, didn’t know if anyone might recognize it from it’s “Glory days.” Everything seems pretty healthy except for the body and some very Mickey Mouse repairs, was wondering if anyone had any leads on…



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