Hello from Germany!

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Jelonek
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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:56 am

Of course Otto 8-) , manual repair und chassis, this is a interestant lecture for me
the another car from me is a old Land Cruiser, everything is big ... fantastic too :mrgreen:

Otto Skorzeny
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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:30 pm

Those Land Cruisers are nice. They've been getting very popular in the last 10 years or so. Prices are ridiculous.

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:44 pm

the car stays in my garage 8-) ,
after shipping and 5-6 years sleeping in another garage I checked every fluid, battery , put in the key, turn....and i was happy!!!! than i drove 120 miles to my city without a problem, but i didn´t believe it !! after so long time no major leaks only little play in electrical system but i think that´s normal ??? Now i have to make some modifikation for Europe-streets and i hope to get a permit from technical organisation.
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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:02 pm

bracks are new (?) and no rost :D
engine tomorrow.... sorry :)

Wojtek
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Otto Skorzeny
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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:20 pm

Nice car! You'll enjoy driving it.

Brakes look fairly new (paint visible on springs and good meat on shoes). Shock looks old. Check all those out. When I put new shocks on mine after driving it for a couple years I regretted not changing them sooner. They were old and worn. Yours looks like an older style.

What modifications do you have to do for European streets"? Install a 2 liter engine and shorten the car by 8 feet?

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:42 am

Hey guys,
first of all: Merry Christmas to you! But bad news in addition to that, i've got a little problem with my Toronado 1966. Let me explain:
The dipstick for the engine as well as for the transmission gear are unfortunately broken... :oops: In my drawing you can see the parameters A, B and C. A describes the length from the end of the dipstick (IN oil), to the top of the tube in which the dipsticks sits. B is the length from the end of the dipstick to the minimum mark and C from the minimum mark to the maximum mark. I assume both dipsticks are not the same, so maybe i need to create two sticks with different parameters...
I hope you can help me with that :)
Cheers
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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:05 am

Merry Christmas Jelonek!

How are the dipsticks broken? Can they be fixed?

Anyway, I'll go out and measure my dipsticks and send you the numbers along with photos.

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:58 am

In all photos, the engine oil dipstick is above the ruler and the transmission dipstick is below the ruler. Measurements are in American inches, of course (not Danish inches).

If you need any clarification, let me know.
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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:00 am

Engine oil stick is above ruler. Transmission is below ruler - red handle.
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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:00 am

later i make a photo from dipsticks
yes i want to make a fixation.... :?:
and noe some picture with another two questions ? what is that ? - red one

and i think that the heating ist not original connected :lol:

Lg Wojtek
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