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by bcroe
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Alignment
Replies: 2
Views: 11

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: 124

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: 2282

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: 1934

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
by bcroe
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Brand new Olds Toronado owner
Replies: 30
Views: 2849

Re: Brand new Olds Toronado owner

Nylon means it is original. I have always managed to change the timing set without removing the engine or the oil pan, that DIY procedure is NOT in the book. I have seen steady wear into the nylon, the chain keeps getting looser with miles. But that is not the danger, rather the YEARS will cause the...
by bcroe
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Brake line clips for 66
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Brake line clips for 66

I have a different view on this. I replace all that plumbing with a non
rusting type. To avoid galvanic action between the frame and tube, I
insulate the tube with some duct tape, then clamp around that. Same
for fuel line, etc. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Tue May 28, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Brand new Olds Toronado owner
Replies: 30
Views: 2849

Re: Brand new Olds Toronado owner

Valve stem seals can be changed without removing heads.

The entire brake system should be updated, not just the cylinders.

The things I recommend are part of what I do to my cars.
good luck, Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Tue May 28, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Brand new Olds Toronado owner
Replies: 30
Views: 2849

Re: Brand new Olds Toronado owner

VERY NICE CAR. Keep it safe, worry first about the tires and brakes. Tires, because they may be way too old to be safe. Brakes, the car has only a single hydraulic circuit, any bad hose, line or cylinder, and you have no brakes (CRASH). Plan to replace ALL the lines, hoses, and brake cylinders, not ...
by bcroe
Mon May 06, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Hello from Germany!
Replies: 167
Views: 47961

Re: Hello from Germany!

for me too :) This is a very interesting constraction, I don´t want to modify my car too, simple and pragmatic ... Another question: what abut a front wheel bearing, do they need a service like new bearing grease? If yes after how many miles? And rear bearing??, they are another constracted? What i...
by bcroe
Mon May 06, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Hello from Germany!
Replies: 167
Views: 47961

Re: Hello from Germany!

thank you Bruce ! So I check this in the "0" and the "kick down" - position, if I have really 12v, can you tell me, what the part did you get to replace that to electrinic switch ? All the big vehicles using a TH400 or TH425 trans have an electric kickdown controlled by a switch...

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