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by Otto Skorzeny
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Vapor Lock on 1966 Toronado
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: Vapor Lock on 1966 Toronado

I may give that a shot although I trust Daytona when it comes to rebuilding carbs. They run them on a test engine and adjust them before sending them out. They've done a half dozen carbs for me personally as well as for friends and they've all been bolt on and turn the key. Since this began prior to...
by Otto Skorzeny
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Vapor Lock on 1966 Toronado
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: Vapor Lock on 1966 Toronado

Short answer, yes. Long answer, Sort of. I've been working on it all summer. I'll try to give you the short version. Numerous tests ruled out everything from the fuel pump back. It seems that the carburetor is getting extremely hot after shutdown. It appeared that the fuel between the carb and pump ...
by Otto Skorzeny
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Car Shuts off on steep incline
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Car Shuts off on steep incline

You're really going to know this car like the back of your hand with all these crazy problems you've been having, Nicolas
by Otto Skorzeny
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Car Shuts off on steep incline
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Car Shuts off on steep incline

Yes, it's one thing.

Maybe a leaf or something is in there blocking it.

Try one more thing. See if you can drive up the steep hill backward.

Just to be clear, all of this happens with a full tank of gas, right?
by Otto Skorzeny
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 1988 Toronado Shudder/Misfire
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: 1988 Toronado Shudder/Misfire

That car is newer than I'm used to working on but here are a couple thoughts.

Have you checked the timing? Can the timing chain and sprockets be worn or stretched/damaged?

How about timing advance? Does that car have a vacuum advance?
by Otto Skorzeny
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Car Shuts off on steep incline
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Car Shuts off on steep incline

Does this car have AC? Non AC cars don't have fuel return lines, ac cars do. I would make sure both lines are clear. Use low psi compressed are (or your mouth) to see if you can blow through the fuel return line. Do the same with the fuel supply line. It should be easy to blow through both of them i...
by Otto Skorzeny
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Car Shuts off on steep incline
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Car Shuts off on steep incline

Like Tuco said, try driving up the hill while feeding the fuel pump from a 1 gallon gas can. You can tuck it in on the passenger side between the fender and radiator support area. Fasten it in with zip ties if necessary. If it conks out, you know the problem is between the pump and the carburetor (i...
by Otto Skorzeny
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 66 interior fabric
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: 66 interior fabric

I got all my interior leather and fabric for my '56 Cadillac from the, . Perfect. They also made door cards for my mom's '64 Galaxie 500, which have all kinds of plasti-chrome accents, embossed patterns, etc. Top quality stuff.

They'll send you samples if you need them.
by Otto Skorzeny
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 66 interior fabric
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: 66 interior fabric

SMS Auto Fabrics will have it. If they don't, they'll make it for you. You'll need to get the trim codes from the build plate. You can also send them a sample.

https://smsautofabrics.com/
by Otto Skorzeny
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Hello from Germany!
Replies: 186
Views: 86767

Re: Hello from Germany!

Of course the entire drive train was assembled first and then had the body dropped on it. All of those axles would have been clamped up on an assembly line without the transaxle and spindles attached.

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