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by bcroe
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Twice Bitten
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Twice Bitten

Cars that old need a trans refresh, even if not too worn. At lower mileage all the hard
parts might be fine, may only need the soft rubber gasket kit. Take care of that and drive.
Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: For Sale: Parts
Topic: 67 Toronado Glass (power windows)
Replies: 7
Views: 2954

67 Toronado Glass (power windows)

I found my power window cars of the late 70s, all used the same window motor. I
cannot say the system was particularly reliable. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Anti-Theft Measures
Replies: 14
Views: 2889

Re: Anti-Theft Measures

HOW are they going to steal it? If they're going to drive it away, the ignition switch would be worthwhile. If they're going to winch it on a flat-bed, the ignition switch is pointless. Either way, if theft is a genuine concern, you need to be able to track the car after it's been taken. Track it i...
by bcroe
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: newbie needs 79 mounts
Replies: 19
Views: 5316

newbie needs 79 mounts

Looks OK so far, maybe a 70-73 Olds 350? The front supports and rubber mounts should line up with the frame holes, I think I got the engine bolted to the trans first, and then inserted the front rubber mounts to drop into the frame. The oil filter mount can have tubes running to your diesel radiator...
by bcroe
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 69 Toronado Quadrajet Secondaries Not Opening
Replies: 26
Views: 7052

Re: 69 Toronado Quadrajet Secondaries Not Opening

My understanding is the jets control mixture for driving, the mixture screws primarily for
idle, the air for idle by that throttle idle screw. On EFI it is the injector pulse width vs
Manifold Absolute pressure. Temp, altitude, rpm, transitions, etc will have some effect.
Bruce
by bcroe
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 69 Toronado Quadrajet Secondaries Not Opening
Replies: 26
Views: 7052

69 Toronado Quadrajet Secondaries Not Opening

Something needed for EFI, but also useful on a carb, is a Wide Band Oxygen Sensor. These have become quite affordable, such as Evil bay 402284370664 APSX V2 Anti-Glare D2 Digital Wideband O2 AFR Gauge & Sensor Kit I have been running a couple of them on EFI and carb engines for many years, to se...
by bcroe
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: '77 Toro
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Re: '77 Toro

Very nice, if it was black, I would want it. The same drive train sit under the hood
of my downsized 79 Eldorado. Bruce Roe by Rockford.
by bcroe
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: newbie needs 79 mounts
Replies: 19
Views: 5316

Re: newbie needs 79 mounts

You will find, you will need all those parts to put an Olds small block into
your previous diesel car. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 79 E Wheel Bearings
Replies: 2
Views: 1607

Re: 79 E Wheel Bearings

An update, turns out the inner wheel weights were brushing a water
shield, making a link. I bent it clear, and have now been driving with
no issue. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Anti-Theft Measures
Replies: 14
Views: 2889

Anti-Theft Measures

Jacobs used to sell a system that sets up automatically when the car
is turned off, you cannot forget it. Used a few of them here.
Bruce Roe

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