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by bcroe
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 66 WOT question
Replies: 14
Views: 237

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: 175

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: 181

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: 175

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
by bcroe
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Alternator identification
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Alternator identification

My first cars had generators which supplied enough power, being driven 40,000 miles a year at speed and largely at night. The first problem was failure without warning every 12 months. Soon a failed gen was found to have worn out brushes, and after repair was kept on the shelf for a quick swap. Lat...
by bcroe
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Lane Wander / Steering
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Lane Wander / Steering

I have first gone after a mushy RAG JOINT connecting the column to the steering box.
After that is stiff, a little more toe in might help a lot. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Alternator identification
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Alternator identification

My first cars had generators which supplied enough power, being driven 40,000 miles a year at speed and largely at night. The first problem was failure without warning every 12 months. Soon a failed gen was found to have worn out brushes, and after repair was kept on the shelf for a quick swap. Late...
by bcroe
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Alternator identification
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Alternator identification

Generally all alternators of same year will interchange, you might need to clock around the back to get terminals in the right place. A larger alternator might involve a different regulator or a resistor added to help light off the field. If the pulley is too small, a larger alternator may increase ...
by bcroe
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Eldorado brake calipers
Replies: 11
Views: 2026

Eldorado brake calipers

While I have tried to keep a lot of earlier E car drive trains redirected from
scrap to users doing upgrades, and upgraded my GEN III 79 to a GEN II
drive train, I don't have any hands on knowledge of GEN I or II brake and
suspension issues, sorry. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Signs of an engine overhaul?
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Signs of an engine overhaul?

There were 330 and 425 engines, switch pitch transmissions in lots of Olds through 1967. 1968 went to 350 and 455, no switch pitch. Externally all these parts interchange, not so much internally. That car sounds like a complete refresh of the drive train, possibly only a few new (plastic and rubber)...

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