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by bcroe
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 1966 Toronado transmission problems!
Replies: 3
Views: 72

1966 Toronado transmission problems!

Hi Bruce, Though I could not figure out how to remove the governor weights from the "cup" housing, they seemed to move freely and the valve moved up and down smoothly. Do I assume correctly that the shaft orientation makes no difference as long as you get the plastic tooth gear to mesh pr...
by bcroe
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 1966 Toronado transmission problems!
Replies: 3
Views: 72

1966 Toronado transmission problems!

So the car starts in drive, not the usual problems of slipping or staying in low? My first guess is the governor is telling the trans to upshift, make sure its seated properly after any service (not so easy to do). Or try another governor. Next suspect is the valve body. Since the trans can be shift...
by bcroe
Wed May 23, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Toro 68 starts bogging/stumbling/stottering/stalls heavy after warming up
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Toro 68 starts bogging/stumbling/stottering/stalls heavy after warming up

Something else to check, is your timing chain set. The original has plastic teeth on
the cam sprocket, guaranteed to eventually fail (regardless of low miles) and cause
much grief.

Don't tell me about what a job it is to do on a front driver, I have done a few.
good luck, Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Sun May 20, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Hello from Germany!
Replies: 127
Views: 7978

Hello from Germany!

today a one question to transmission : which one do i have , is that TH 425 or th400 ?? Toronado ist from 1966.. In addition, the 66-67 TH425s were switch pitch. You may note the 2 wires going up to a mechanical switch on the throttle linkage. A few have been converted to an electronic control, the...
by bcroe
Mon May 14, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Looking for info on a 66 Toronado Restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Looking for info on a 66 Toronado Restoration

A couple things that should be done. If the timing chain set is original, replace the oft failing, engine wrecking set (with plastic sprocket teeth) with a true roller all steel set. Original rubber in the trans can let go at this age and ruin a lot of good parts. Get it apart and replace the intern...
by bcroe
Wed May 09, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 1980 distributor HEI module
Replies: 5
Views: 225

1980 distributor HEI module

I would expect, the megasquirt system could be set up to handle all your needs.
Here we use the better EFI systems with the CCC HEI, no vacuum or weights.
Perhaps it uses a 7 pin module, would have to dig one out to check.
good luck,
Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Wed May 09, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 1980 distributor HEI module
Replies: 5
Views: 225

1980 distributor HEI module

The 79 Eldo with 350 Olds EFI, uses a special module and an ESS wired to it, to allow retard starting or advance cruising. It still has vacuum and weights. Jacobs made a unit to allow retard from the dashboard, I have used one. Seems to me, you need a full blown electronic ign control (such as the C...
by bcroe
Wed May 09, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 191

New Engine

Those parts may be different, but all 455s are the same. Just unbolt those parts from your old 455, and bolt them to any replacement. A Toro uses a flex plate with deeper starter teeth for longer life. The same parts were used on the 77-78 small block 403 Toro. A 350 Olds would also fit. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Wed May 09, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 1980 distributor HEI module
Replies: 5
Views: 225

1980 distributor HEI module

It that a 5L Olds V8? I believe that was the first year of the CCC system with a digital engine control module. That system connects to the HEI module to control spark timing, no vacuum module or advance weights. Running that module requires a pulse string from the engine control module. However the...
by bcroe
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: EFI - best system?
Replies: 7
Views: 419

EFI - best system?

There are a lot of different EFI systems been fitted to old engines. MAP or MAF based, throttle body or port injection, mapped ignition timing, knock sensors, OX sensors, idle air motors, batch or sequential injection, saturated or peak and hold injectors, to name a few. If you haven't studied the o...

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