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by bcroe
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Hello from Germany!
Replies: 156
Views: 17441

Hello from Germany!

I hope the battery is connected to a maintainer. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Hello from Germany!
Replies: 156
Views: 17441

Engine Ignition Timing

Glad it worked. On many of my cars the timing mark was on the harmonic damper, mounted on a ring of rubber. When the rubber got old, the outer ring moved around making the timing mark useless. After a couple of them came completely apart, I replaced them on all cars with FluiDampers, can't come apar...
by bcroe
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: What to replace? - 1972 only 25,000 miles
Replies: 3
Views: 179

What to replace? - 1972 only 25,000 miles

I would get the trans apart and throw in new rubber clutch piston seals, $30 if you can do it yourself. At that mileage I would expect to just reuse all the hard parts. The rear chain cover is terrible for leaking oil, but throw away the cork gasket and glue it back for a cure. This VALCO has been u...
by bcroe
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Transmission cooler add on
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Transmission cooler add on

Hello everyone I have 66 Toronado which I love driving long distances I was wonder what everyone thought were on adding a transmission cooler to keep the oil a little cooler and adding gauge My approach would be to keep an eye on the coolant temp, and improve the radiator if necessary. Those oil co...
by bcroe
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Hello from Germany!
Replies: 156
Views: 17441

Hello from Germany!

For a very small investment you should be able to restore that starter for a backup. The bendix is a cheap extremely common part, probably brushes and that copper stud from somewhere. I learned that lesson half a century ago, now there are more backup starters, alternators, and a few other things on...
by bcroe
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Differential
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Differential

Bruce, what is the reason for so many different gear ratios on the same car? Were there choices when new or did you just get whatever was in there? The difference between 2.2:1 and 3.15:1 is quite significant. I recently had a new rear end installed in my truck. The original 2.88:1 gears were no lo...
by bcroe
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Differential
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Differential

I owned a couple 79 Toros, and in each case the final drive/differential failed at around 100,000 miles. Also a Cutlass about that year. Teeth broke off the gear and jammed into the other gear. I had read that the factory built some bad metal process gears leading to this, so I had a junk yard spare...
by bcroe
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Hello from Germany!
Replies: 156
Views: 17441

Hello from Germany!

Well a replacement bendix should take care of it, probably a universal part. I wonder what country made that one? The flexplate for the 66-67 Toro had a very bad reputation with gear teeth wear. Better check out yours. After that they made a special one for Toro with longer teeth to handle the stres...
by bcroe
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 455 longevity
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: 455 longevity

My own experience is that the emissions engines starting about 1976 need a whole lot less attention than the high performance 60s engines. I credit this to the hardened valve seats, valve rotators, HEI ignition, and likely better rings. My 60s engines seemed to soon need valve jobs and other levels ...
by bcroe
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: TH-425 transmission Service in Virginia??
Replies: 5
Views: 599

TH-425 transmission Service in Virginia??

Contact Jim at http://www.appliedgmc.com He's extremely knowledgeable on the Toro drivetrain. 800-752-7502 His company also recommends repair shops across the country. Granted, this is for the GMC RV but since the entire drive train was lifted directly from the '66 Toronado, you might find a recomm...

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