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by Tuco
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Vapor Lock on 1966 Toronado
Replies: 9
Views: 920

Re: Vapor Lock on 1966 Toronado

Have you adjusted the idle air mixture? That can cause excessive heat too. Just a thought.
by Tuco
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 1988 Toronado Shudder/Misfire
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: 1988 Toronado Shudder/Misfire

Also, with only 38,000 miles it’s obviously been sitting a while. Possibly the injectors are clogged.

Like Otto this is a lot newer car than I’m used to working on.
by Tuco
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Car Shuts off on steep incline
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: Car Shuts off on steep incline

If it turns out to be the pickup in the sender I was able to find one for the 66/67 Eldorado that worked fine.
by Tuco
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Car Shuts off on steep incline
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: Car Shuts off on steep incline

Nope. That’s not normal. It sounds like a fuel problem. At first I would say fuel pump but since you replaced it... Maybe the pickup in the fuel tank is getting clogged. Do some tests like disconnect the fuel line at the carb and put it in a coffee can. Have someone turn the engine over and observe ...
by Tuco
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 66 interior fabric
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: 66 interior fabric

SMS is where I got the materials for my 66. They also have carpet, headliner and trunk materials too.

They aren’t cheap but it’s correct.
by Tuco
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Toro A/C system
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Toro A/C system

Thanks for your reply. Yes I was using 12oz cans so I guess I need over twice what I have. After looking at the chart in the book it looks like the high pressure should be around closer to 300. I’ll try adding some more refrigerant tomorrow. The poa valve was rebuilt for 134a so that’s good. Would t...
by Tuco
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Toro A/C system
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Toro A/C system

Anyone ever work on the ac system? I replaced the compressor, hoses, dryer, muffler and expansion valve. Had the poa valve rebuilt and flushed out and pressure tested the evaporator and condenser. So everything is basically new. Vacuumed down the system for 3 hours and let it sit overnight and it he...
by Tuco
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Anti-Theft Measures
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Anti-Theft Measures

I do like Otto.

Put a switch under the dash that will cut off the coil.

You can spend a lot more money and get a more expensive system but if someone wants it bad enough they will find a way around it.
by Tuco
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Vacuum Headlights
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: Vacuum Headlights

Since they open and close you can be assured the canisters are ok. Not sure if they are the same as the 66 but it sounds like you have a plumbing problem. Also they must not be locking open since when you accelerate hard they are fading due to vacuum loss. Sounds like someone hooked them up to direc...
by Tuco
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Wanted: Parts and Misc
Topic: looking for front bumper driver corner.
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: looking for front bumper driver corner.

Mine is not as bad as yours but has some dings that would have to be straightened. Easier fix.

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