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by bcroe
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Linear actuator headlights
Replies: 15
Views: 2372

Re: Linear actuator headlights

That looks like a common item for moving things like antennas. Probably 20
times as powerful as the job requires. I suggest checking what Surplus Center
has, you might find a real bargain there as I often have. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Toronado in Canada
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Toro in Canada

Thanks for the info. I do not see anything about if the final drive was a 2.73 or
3.07:1 ratio. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Alignment
Replies: 19
Views: 722

Re: Alignment

Yes a changeout to 70-78 complete front suspension is not that hard, probably
rebuild it first. I grabbed a few before they got to the crusher and gave them to
60s owners. Discs, dual circuit, common parts. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 66 power window motor
Replies: 5
Views: 232

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: 305

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: 643

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: 643

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: 6
Views: 347

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: 56170

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: 19
Views: 722

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...

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