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by Loaded 68 W34
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Hello from Germany!
Replies: 203
Views: 167257

Re: Hello from Germany!

My 80K mile 68 toro still had those copper clamps on it when I got it. They are original. They work just like PEX plumbing crimp rings. The factory would have used a special crimping tool. I don't think there would be a way to reproduce them. I put steel straps on all 4 of my boots when I replaced t...
by Loaded 68 W34
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Toro Not Turning Over
Replies: 2
Views: 3520

Re: Toro Not Turning Over

At the base of the column just inside the firewall, you will find the reverse light/ neutral safety switch. The neutral safety switch will have two purple wires plugged into it. First check to see that they are still plugged in. If they are and the car still will not crank, use an ohm meter across t...
by Loaded 68 W34
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Toro A/C system
Replies: 4
Views: 4570

Re: Toro A/C system

You should also check the belt tension. The belt slipping on the pulley would certainly cause strange noises and a burning rubber smell.
by Loaded 68 W34
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Toro A/C system
Replies: 4
Views: 4570

Re: Toro A/C system

Running the system dry may hurt it, but running it half full should not have hurt it. Did you add fresh 134a compatible oil to the system? Running the old r12 oil with 134a can cause the oil to gel and hurt the system. Obviously, running no oil will hurt the system as well. You may also want to look...
by Loaded 68 W34
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Toro A/C system
Replies: 4
Views: 4570

Re: Toro A/C system

Did you adjust the POA valve or have it adjusted to work with 134a pressures? Also, are you talking about 12 oz cans of 134a? if so, 2 cans is not nearly enough. The system would have have been filled with 4 - 4.5 pounds of r12 (should be a label on the compressor). That is 64 - 72 oz. Converting to...
by Loaded 68 W34
Mon May 18, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 66 Floormat
Replies: 17
Views: 11712

Re: 66 Floormat

NOS 1966 front set on ebay. Not cheap at $499, but the condition looks amazing. https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-1966-66-Olds-Toronado-Accessory-Front-Full-Width-Floor-Mat-BLACK-GM-982598/333597433881?hash=item4dabf4e019:g:jCkAAOSwH-VeuyDK NOS rear also $299.95 https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-1966-66-Olds-...
by Loaded 68 W34
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: power steering fluid cooler
Replies: 5
Views: 4458

Re: power steering fluid cooler

You need to remember that your 66 Toro has MUCH more wieght over the front wheels than you cutlass. All of the load from the engine, trans, and axle is over the front tires, not to mention that the sheetmetal/bumpers on the toro are heavier. I would not remove the steering cooler. Also, despite what...
by Loaded 68 W34
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 68 W-34
Replies: 20
Views: 21181

Re: 68 W-34

Thanks guys. I do have the original protecto plate along with all receipts from the previous owner going back to 1972. I do not have the window sticker or dealer invoice and unfortunately there is no dealer stamp on the warranty slips in the back of the protecto plate book, but the delivery date on ...
by Loaded 68 W34
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: removing a power window motor
Replies: 8
Views: 6913

Re: removing a power window motor

Not sure if you got this figured out yet, but I will tell you how I did it. I have been doing frame off restorations on 60's and 70's GM cars for almost 20 years now and the window regulator setup in my 68 Toro door is the most complicated I have ever seen. My issue was with the passenger side power...
by Loaded 68 W34
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 68 W-34
Replies: 20
Views: 21181

Re: 68 W-34

Those are all of the shots I have right now, The next time I get it out, I'll get some overall pics to show it finished. I believe someone on here keeps track of how many of the W34's have been found. Does anyone know what that number is up to?

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