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by Otto Skorzeny
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Motor Oil Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 51

Re: Motor Oil Recommendations

Black just means the oil is doing its job - holding dirt in suspension. That's not as critical as being low on oil.

Check the level frequently and keep it topped up to the full mark.
by Otto Skorzeny
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Rear Horizontal Shocks (1st Gen Toronado)
Replies: 14
Views: 1281

Re: Rear Horizontal Shocks (1st Gen Toronado)

Did you buy the Spitfire shocks or the high dollar ones from Fusick? The play in your steering can be caused by any of the connections in the steering linkage or a cumulative effect of several or all of them. It helps to have a second person help you to track down the problem. While one person turns...
by Otto Skorzeny
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 1966 FITCH Toronado Phantom
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: 1966 FITCH Toronado Phantom

80,000 candle power running lights! Guaranteed to melt the paint off the car in front of you!
by Otto Skorzeny
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Motor Oil Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 51

Re: Motor Oil Recommendations

Its the same as any other oil, just formulated with more zinc for diesel engines. I stick to the 3 month or 3000 miles whichever comes first rule of thumb simply because that's what I've been doing all my life. Modern oils are certainly much better today than they were when these cars were built. Oi...
by Otto Skorzeny
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Motor Oil Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 51

Re: Motor Oil Recommendations

Hi Nicholas, I use Shell Rotella T-4, 15w-40 diesel oil in my cars. It has a higher zinc content. Whether it's providing additional benefit to my engines I don't know but it's not going to hurt them. Do not use diesel engine oils or high zinc oils in cars with catalytic converters. It will shorten t...
by Otto Skorzeny
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: For Sale: Toronados
Topic: 1966 Toronado Deluxe - Autumn Bronze
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: 1966 Toronado Deluxe - Autumn Bronze

Pretty neat. Did you have to drill new new holes for the wire basket or did the holes in the bracket happen to line up?

Does that act as a recovery tank or just an overflow tank? In other words will your car draw coolant back out of the bottle as it cools down after a drive?
by Otto Skorzeny
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: ‘77 Pontiac Grand Prix Bucket Seat Adaptation
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: ‘77 Pontiac Grand Prix Bucket Seat Adaptation

I didn't know that. I knew they eliminated the chrome tipped tailpipes and the cutouts in the bumper for them but assumed they still had duals.
by Otto Skorzeny
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: 3D Printed Door Panel Light Lenses
Replies: 21
Views: 850

Re: 3D Printed Door Panel Light Lenses

That's really cool.
by Otto Skorzeny
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: ‘77 Pontiac Grand Prix Bucket Seat Adaptation
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: ‘77 Pontiac Grand Prix Bucket Seat Adaptation

So the 70 has single exhaust? I thought first gens were all the same.

66-67 at least have dual exhaust, share a single transversely mounted muffler, and then exit separately into their own resonators to which the chrome tailpipes are attached.
by Otto Skorzeny
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Hello from Germany!
Replies: 192
Views: 109979

Re: Hello from Germany!

Pretty neat Jelanek. I like how that guy painted the whitewalls!

I have a couple of those brochures and the Motor Trend article.

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