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by bcroe
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 66 power window motor
Replies: 5
Views: 51

66 power window motor

All my cars have door part access by taking off the inner panel and maybe getting
the window up. None by taking off the outer skin. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Brake Lights Funk
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Brake Lights Funk

I also redid the wiring to the trunk light -- seems like that light only goes on (in my car) when the lights are on. I would have thought the trunk light would go on whenever the trunk is open -- but not so. Perhaps someone added a trunk light but did not want to bother running an "always hot&...
by bcroe
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: torsion bar troubles
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: torsion bar troubles

Hi Bruce, it seems that the hex (60 degree each side) puts me at either extreme of the adjustment and when I index the lower arm down it is impossible to get the bolts back through. I've said some awful words today out in the garage! :D Perhaps you are saying you have the bars in position, and you ...
by bcroe
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: torsion bar troubles
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: torsion bar troubles

First lay them on a level floor, the hex pattern should be flat on the floor at both ends. If so the bars should at least go together OK. Does not rule out too weak and rides too low. Then I would say check the factory manual and be sure you have every part in the proper place. I never had such a pr...
by bcroe
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Steering Column/Turn Signal Switch *Again*
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Steering Column/Turn Signal Switch *Again*

I have succeeded in swapping columns between Toro, Eldo, and Riv on my 79. Your year Riv was not RWD, but I would expect any 67 tilt column switch would work. The difference I have seen is the metal foot that bolts to the floor, extra contacts for cornering lights, and variations in the type of shif...
by bcroe
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Hello from Germany!
Replies: 171
Views: 52414

Re: Hello from Germany!

Jelonek wrote: I worked last time with my friends on old Chevy from 1965 and 1966...

how often do you check the valve clearance...
Is the clearance for the in .. and exhaust the same ? 0,001 -0,003"


I am quite certain this car used hydraulic valve lifters, which do not require
adjustment. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Alignment
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Alignment

It sounds like you almost had it, before you changed the steering box and the rag joint. I think you should have only changed the rag joint, just tighten the box. Once it stops pulling, it is just a matter of fixing everything loose. Some toe in or other alignment can help with drifting. With rear l...
by bcroe
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Wiring bugs and problems
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Wiring bugs and problems

That special cloth wire is the ballast resistor for your ignition coil. Normally it limits current from the ignition circuit to the coil. But for starting ONLY, a wire from the coil end goes down to the starter and gets connected directly to 12V. Without the ballast in place, your points will soon b...
by bcroe
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new here with 66 toronado
Replies: 12
Views: 2713

new here with 66 toronado

That will be a big project, they are both 66? There were drive train changes
about every year 66-70. good luck, Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: size of vacuum hoses 1970 Toro
Replies: 6
Views: 2187

size of vacuum hoses 1970 Toro

I have been buying Gates rolls on line from Amazon. My NAPA wanted to charge
me the one foot price for whole rolls, I said no thanks.

There seems to be a trend to cheat on hose materials, making them slightly
undersize. Bruce Roe

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