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Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:10 pm

I am waiting for my 1966 Toronado to arrive inGermany. It is somewhere over the ocean at the moment in a container :cry: we are excited and looking forward to receiving our golden beauty. I do not know the exact technical condition and condition of chassis but I hope it is good. We are looking forward to working together with you on any questions that might evolve!
Photos will follow!
Woj and Antje

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:37 pm

Congratulations! There seem to be a few Toronados in Germany. Look through this site. A guy named Harald in Germany has posted extensive pictures of his restoration of a 1966 Toronado. He might be able to help you with parts sources in Europe.

Here is a thread with a lot of information.

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=779

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:48 am

Grate! Thank you...

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:35 am

Hi guys
what is the best address to get parts and recomended repairbooks....manual.... for 1966 Tornado? In Europe that is a big problem to get something with good quality
Thank you Wojtek

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:58 am

Get a 1966 Oldsmobile Chassis Service Manual on ebay. Get a hard copy, not a CD.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=1 ... l&_sacat=0

www.RockAuto.com has mechanical parts.

http://www.Fusick.com has some Toronado-specific parts

http://www.appliedgmc.com can help you with power train parts and advice. It's a GMC RV place but the RVs use the Toronado engine, trans, and final drive.

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:26 am

ok and thanks Otto
that was a very important

ps. Otto is a typ. german name but Skorzeny is a typ. polisch Name 8-)

Greeting Wojtek

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:13 pm

so all papers are almoust in Germany :)
the car in 20 day´s, the shipping is without problems,
question: can i start the Toro after 2 years in the garage after oil-check and with new battery ?

or should i check everything before ? special dangerous things?

Wojtek

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:53 pm

You'll probably have no trouble but I would do the following first:

1. Drain and refill the oil and change the filter.
2. Loosen the drain plug but don't remove it all the way at first. If there is any water in the crankcase, it will be at the bottom of the pan and will drain out before the oil. Watch what seeps past the threads. You'll be able to tell right away whether it's water or oil.
3. Check and/or replace the spark plugs, wires, points, distributor cap, and rotor.
4. Drain all the fuel (if any) from the tank and refill it with fresh gasoline
5. Replace the fuel filter at the carburetor. I would also add a clear glass or plastic filter after the pump - even temporarily - so you can see if there is any rust or debris in the tank making its way to the carburetor.
6. Carburetor may be gunked up or varnished up after sitting so long but you'll be able to judge that after it is running and driving for a while. Spray it inside and out with carburetor cleaner.
7. Drain and refill the cooling system with water. After its running, you can flush it more thoroughly with water and refill it with proper coolant mixture.
8. While you have the spark plugs out, I'd squirt some oil into each cylinder to coat the cylinder walls. Remove the belts and turn the engine over with a wrench on the crankshaft to make sure it isn't seized up.
9. Then put it all back together and turn the key.
10. Completely drain and refill the brake system.

You can probably just start it without doing any of that but who knows what sort of conditions it lived in for two years? Better safe than sorry.

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:35 am

Hello everybody!
the car is in Europe and I hope the next week to pick up it and to send pics :D
we have now so about 20-23 °F !?!, the car is from Nevada so the question is what a fluid is in the coolingsystem now ? how do you think?
and how many liter in the case of change of fluid? :?:

Wojtek

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:22 am

I'd guess the car has the standard ethylene glycol mxed 50/50 with water. A 50/50 mix will protect against freezing down to around -40 F.

17.5 quarts w/o air cond

18 quarts with air cond.

Do you have a factory service manual yet?


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