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by bcroe
Tue May 26, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 69 Toronado Quadrajet Secondaries Not Opening
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: 69 Toronado Quadrajet Secondaries Not Opening

I have bought more than one car, where the secondaries were just stuck shut
because the previous owner never pushed it hard enough to exercise the
secondaries. A little juice and manual exercise fixed that, never happens
again while I own a car.
good luck, Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Sun May 03, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Accelerator Pedal 66
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Accelerator Pedal 66

Willysnut1959 wrote:I have a spare pedal from a 1967 parts car that I recently bought. Anyone needing any other parts? Contact me offline.
Marty 636-458-4402, email: mh8@sbcglobal.net


The GMC motor home people would like to get the 67 trans and final drive.
Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Fri May 01, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Accelerator Pedal 66
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Accelerator Pedal 66

Perhaps 66-70 are a direct bolt in. The difference is that 68 up has a standard
GM 1242101 electric kickdown switch mounted on it. Using that with a switch
pitch controller allows getting rid of that mechanical mess above the engine,
while gaining better response. good luck, Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: newbie needs 79 mounts
Replies: 6
Views: 614

newbie needs 79 mounts

Ok I decided to check, the same source lists transmission mounts, they give the same part numbers for 79 and 85. They are not in fact the same, the picture looks like the 82-85 version. This does not inspire confidence that the fronts are right. Oh well, after I found the needed front bracket here, ...
by bcroe
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: newbie needs 79 mounts
Replies: 6
Views: 614

newbie needs 79 mounts

Today I see, I have 2 sets of those 79-81 Toro SBO front engine mounts on
my shelf (3rd in my car). It would not be hard to get one set away from me.
The rubber cushion at the bottom is still required. No rear trans mounts I think.

Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: newbie needs 79 mounts
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: newbie needs 79 mounts

Hi all, thanks for approving to site. I am restoring a almost gone 1979 toronado, originally a diesel car. Engine is long gone, and so are all its mounts. I have a 1972 cutlass 350cid that i am installing but i am desperately looking for engine mounts for olds engine. Does anybody know where i coul...
by bcroe
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: WANTED - NEW or USED factory style Exhaust Manifolds
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: WANTED - NEW or USED factory style Exhaust Manifolds

Those are unique exhaust manifolds used in 66-76 big block Toronado to fit around the frame, transmission, and oil filter. Possibly 77-78 Toronado would fit but it was a small block. There are some headers but they take a lot of space and give off a lot of heat. The GMC people might have some ideas....
by bcroe
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 66 sway bar trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 481

66 sway bar trouble

My experience is my poly bushings come with a mount that fits the outside
of the bushing. I use it because the OEM does not fit. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Transmission leak 1966 Toronado
Replies: 7
Views: 2676

Re: Transmission leak 1966 Toronado

So use the glue/liquid gasket, how hard is it to remove the cover to get that glue on? Do you have to drop part of the transmission or can you remove the cover from just getting underneath the car? It is generally done with the trans tipped forward, so the chain cover is on top. Use plenty of glue,...
by bcroe
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Transmission leak 1966 Toronado
Replies: 7
Views: 2676

Re: Transmission leak 1966 Toronado

The killer leak is the chain cover, a poor design. Unfortunately it is near impossible to change this without removing the trans. Not much chance of success with the cork gasket, could try gluing it to the cover. The GMC owners and some of us have had good success throwing away the cork and gluing t...

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