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by Doc Hubler
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New here,looking to buy a 1966 to 1970 Toronado
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: New here,looking to buy a 1966 to 1970 Toronado

Please be sure to have the car looked over, preferably by a local Toro owner if possible, unless you feel competent to determine areas that may be issues. I've restored one of these and it's a huge undertaking. You want a driver, so maybe not perfect, but you also don't want to be frustrated with pr...
by Doc Hubler
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Transmission cooler add on
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Transmission cooler add on

They did offer an optional tranny cooler for towing applications. As a matter of fact, the 69 W-34 that I saw had this option. But really not necessary otherwise. I agree with the comments above regarding radiator cooling.
by Doc Hubler
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 1966 Parts List
Replies: 7
Views: 1884

Re: 1966 Parts List

You deserve a lot of thanks for compiling this list. Wonderful detail. I'll have to compare to what I've found for my car which is a 67 and of course has some different parts.
by Doc Hubler
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Headlight actuators 1966
Replies: 8
Views: 1593

Re: Headlight actuators 1966

There was a member of the TOA rebuilding these, but I think he may have stopped a couple of years ago as parts were becoming difficult to get. There is another potential source that you could contact -- they do hard to repair parts. I'll try to find the name and give it to you -- located in CA. He r...
by Doc Hubler
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: ?.. 66 olds chassis service manual/Fisher Body Manual
Replies: 11
Views: 4849

Re: ?.. 66 olds chassis service manual/Fisher Body Manual

If you had the hardcopy manual, you would see that they had a completely separate section, towards the end of the manual, that is for Toronado only. Things like engine and other mechancials, carbs, etc. that are essentailly the same as the other Oldsmobiles are in the front section. But you'll find ...
by Doc Hubler
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Replacing heater core
Replies: 7
Views: 1730

Re: Replacing heater core

Otto, I'm not sure why the hood would have to come off in either case, but I need to think about it (mine was obviously torn down all the way, so no issue). Possibly the reason is that you have to remove the hood hinge to get at the squirrel cage/blower motor and take it out. One other reason I forg...
by Doc Hubler
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Makin' it happen
Replies: 45
Views: 6358

Re: Makin' it happen

I did use the bushing replacements for the rear springs, and pretty sure they were a tight fit and that I got them from Steele; the issue was getting them in, not that they were too small. I will have to go back and see what we used when we redid them a couple of years ago. I thougtht they were fine.
by Doc Hubler
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New here, new to a 66 Toronado
Replies: 11
Views: 2562

Re: New here, new to a 66 Toronado

I don't know why I mixed that up, but my opinion of you has improved Otto since I know you're from Georgia and NOT Floriduh. LOL! Damn, they have some sassy ladies down there though! It's funny that you mention Buick, because it's exactly the brand of car they usually drive and meant to put that in ...
by Doc Hubler
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New here, new to a 66 Toronado
Replies: 11
Views: 2562

Re: New here, new to a 66 Toronado

Otto and I agree completely on the brakes. Drums are fine. If you're going to play Mannix all day, go ahead and change them to disc. Frankly, these cars are expensive enough to repair without adding unnecessary costs and alterations in my opinion. Just fix up the drum brakes properly and you'll be i...
by Doc Hubler
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New guy looking at 1966
Replies: 27
Views: 4606

Re: New guy looking at 1966

I did get a lot of the rubber parts from both Steele and Fusick for door/window seals. You can get trunk seals from one of them as well. Windshields do not use rubber, but are sealed in with butyl tape. Rubber body biscuits ,, radiator supports, etc. can be had from Steele. Certain other small rubbe...

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