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by Tuco
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Toronado 66 headlight actuators
Replies: 12
Views: 2282

Re: Toronado 66 headlight actuators

Hey François. How are your headlight actuators working for you? I’m almost done with my 66 and now I’m having trouble with mine. I took them apart and cleaned/lubed everything but I can’t get them to work properly. One of them opens if I apply direct vac to it. The other one will work sometimes with...
by Tuco
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 69 Toronado Quadrajet Secondaries Not Opening
Replies: 19
Views: 1027

Re: 69 Toronado Quadrajet Secondaries Not Opening

As far as the headlights go I would check the dimmer switch. The power supply goes from the headlight switch to the dimmer switch. There should be three wires in the plug. Unplug the connector from the dimmer switch and see if you have power to one of them when the light switch is on.
by Tuco
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Vapor Lock on 1966 Toronado
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Vapor Lock on 1966 Toronado

I think the pressure on electric pumps is either high or low. Any that are for carbureted engines should work.
by Tuco
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Vapor Lock on 1966 Toronado
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Vapor Lock on 1966 Toronado

I’ve not experienced this before which leads me to believe it’s more about the fuel itself. Can you get non ethanol gas where you are? Or maybe try mixing in half race fuel or avgas. I have an in line electric pump on my 51 Caddy in addition to the mechanical pump. I installed it originally for the ...
by Tuco
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The New Guy
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: The New Guy

Welcome. Looks like a nice car. Post more pics when you get a chance.
by Tuco
Sat May 23, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 66 Floormat
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Re: 66 Floormat

Sounds good Otto. Let me know and we’ll get together while you’re here.
by Tuco
Thu May 21, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 66 Floormat
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Re: 66 Floormat

Hey Otto. I wish I had known you were so close. We could have gotten together. I am just north of SA about one hour. I have vintage cadillacs too. I made a cardboard template for my floormat. Mine was shrunken away the same as yours. I cut the rubber material a little larger than the template and wo...
by Tuco
Mon May 18, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 66 Floormat
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Re: 66 Floormat

If I hadn’t already redone the driver side I would probably go for it. But $500+ for the passenger side is a little steep for me.

Thanks for posting tho.
by Tuco
Fri May 15, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: German imported -66 headlight problem
Replies: 20
Views: 2052

Re: German imported -66 headlight problem

Pull up the carpet at the dimmer switch and you should see the wires plugged into it. There should be three wires. Blue, green and tan. Blue wire is 12v+, tan wire is low beam and green is hi beam. Put a jumper from the blue wire to the tan and green wires and observe. While you’re there I would put...
by Tuco
Thu May 14, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: German imported -66 headlight problem
Replies: 20
Views: 2052

Re: German imported -66 headlight problem

In that case I’d try the dimmer switch first. Easier to come by than the main switch.

Try jumping the dimmer switch and see what happens.

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