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by bcroe
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Brake line clips for 66
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Brake line clips for 66

I have a different view on this. I replace all that plumbing with a non
rusting type. To avoid galvanic action between the frame and tube, I
insulate the tube with some duct tape, then clamp around that. Same
for fuel line, etc. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Tue May 28, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Brand new Olds Toronado owner
Replies: 22
Views: 1260

Re: Brand new Olds Toronado owner

Valve stem seals can be changed without removing heads.

The entire brake system should be updated, not just the cylinders.

The things I recommend are part of what I do to my cars.
good luck, Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Tue May 28, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Brand new Olds Toronado owner
Replies: 22
Views: 1260

Re: Brand new Olds Toronado owner

VERY NICE CAR. Keep it safe, worry first about the tires and brakes. Tires, because they may be way too old to be safe. Brakes, the car has only a single hydraulic circuit, any bad hose, line or cylinder, and you have no brakes (CRASH). Plan to replace ALL the lines, hoses, and brake cylinders, not ...
by bcroe
Mon May 06, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Hello from Germany!
Replies: 167
Views: 39474

Re: Hello from Germany!

for me too :) This is a very interesting constraction, I don´t want to modify my car too, simple and pragmatic ... Another question: what abut a front wheel bearing, do they need a service like new bearing grease? If yes after how many miles? And rear bearing??, they are another constracted? What i...
by bcroe
Mon May 06, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Hello from Germany!
Replies: 167
Views: 39474

Re: Hello from Germany!

thank you Bruce ! So I check this in the "0" and the "kick down" - position, if I have really 12v, can you tell me, what the part did you get to replace that to electrinic switch ? All the big vehicles using a TH400 or TH425 trans have an electric kickdown controlled by a switch...
by bcroe
Sun May 05, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Hello from Germany!
Replies: 167
Views: 39474

Re: Hello from Germany!

When the ign is turned on, there should be 12V battery on the single wire to that switch. The 2 wires in the other connector go down to the trans. The wire which goes to the upper trans lug should also have 12V at rest/idle. As the accelerator is partly opened, the 12V above will be off. As the acce...
by bcroe
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 66 WOT question
Replies: 14
Views: 986

66 WOT question

You need to get the switch linkage working properly, or it will considerably
impact car performance. Then solenoids in the trans can be heard operating
at both ends of the throttle range, with just the ign turned on. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: removing a power window motor
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: removing a power window motor

The odd thing about the F150 is that there are dimples where you're supposed to drill. Why didn't Ford just punch out the holes when they made the thing in the first place? Weird. I have seen that, did not know how the 68 did it. I believe my cars had the dimples for locating power locks as well. P...
by bcroe
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Gone With The Wind
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Gone With The Wind

My two month 1966 Toronado was stolen and wrecked yesterday. Perp fled. Car may be available for parts. Insurance covers at least part of my loss. Sad, very sad. That is very unfortunate, hope nobody got hurt. Some things like that here have been fatal. I wonder if the car really can not be fixed? ...
by bcroe
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: removing a power window motor
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: removing a power window motor

On all my cars, there were 3 rivets holding the motor to the inside
door panel. Drill these out to remove, I replace with bolts to replace.
good luck, Bruce Roe

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