Search found 908 matches

by Otto Skorzeny
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Wanted: Toronado
Topic: BLACK FLOOR MATS FOR 1966
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: BLACK FLOOR MATS FOR 1966

I think the floor mats were dealer options and not necessarily Toronado specific. I could be wrong. I've seen one piece Olds mats in Toros but they didn't look like they were for Olds only. I ordered a one piece after market mat for the Toro from a well known floor mat maker but the cutouts for the ...
by Otto Skorzeny
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Wanted: Toronado
Topic: BLACK FLOOR MATS FOR 1966
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: BLACK FLOOR MATS FOR 1966

Wow, they look pretty good. Did you get a quote on the Toro?
by Otto Skorzeny
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Wanted: Toronado
Topic: BLACK FLOOR MATS FOR 1966
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: BLACK FLOOR MATS FOR 1966

Where did you get the driver side mat? Did you have it made?

Please post a photo of it as this is the first time I've heard of a reproduction mat.

As for the others, do you have old original ones? I wasn't aware that factory mats were offered.
by Otto Skorzeny
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Ignition seting
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Ignition seting

That's about right. The manual says 7.5 degrees BTDC. but unless you have a digital timing light, I don't know how you'd get it exactly at 7.5.

I've seen some timing lights that allow you to set the desired timing advance and then a light will come on when you get the distributor turned just right.
by Otto Skorzeny
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Ignition seting
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Ignition seting

Jelonek, do you have a 1966 Olds Chassis Manual? If so, look up ignition timing and go to the page listed. You'll see a photo of the timing pointer with each slot labelled. Basically they're in 5 degree increments with the top one being 10 degrees BTDC. (notice the two punched out holes to the right...
by Otto Skorzeny
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Toronado ownwers from Germany
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Toronado ownwers from Germany

Jelonek, Have you been hitting the schnapps too hard? Your car will be 60 years old in 2026, not 70! Anyway, there's an annual Oldsmobile gathering in Lansing, Michigan (hometown of Oldsmobile) to celebrate the make. I'm told lots of Toronados attend. 2026 is a long way off. What about planning to c...
by Otto Skorzeny
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 1969 W-34
Replies: 15
Views: 3131

Re: 1969 W-34

I, too had my starter rebuilt by a local auto electric rebuilder. These days it's a much better idea to do so if possible. So many parts are junk right out of the box today that if you can have an original part or a good quality replacement part from the 70s rebuilt to a high standard, you will be m...
by Otto Skorzeny
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Replacement radiator / fitting information
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Replacement radiator / fitting information

Save it, though. Those copper core, brass tank jobs are getting rare. All I could locate for my '79 F-100 was an aluminum one with plastic tanks. The company wanted my old one in exchange. I told them to forget it since the plastic tank ones always end up leaking at the gasket that's crimped in plac...
by Otto Skorzeny
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Replacement radiator / fitting information
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Replacement radiator / fitting information

Was the original radiator too badly damaged to be repaired?
by Otto Skorzeny
Thu May 31, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: intake manifold
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: intake manifold

You can get the GM part number from the Master Parts Book. That will help you locate the correct intake and what other cars shared it. I think the Toro is a unique, low profile intake manifold in order to fit under the hood. http://wildaboutcarsonline.com/cgi-bin/pub9990334158924.cgi?itemid=99903942...

Go to advanced search