Hello from Germany!

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Otto Skorzeny
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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:28 pm

I have been driving my 1956 Cadillac as my daily car since 2001. It has the original points ignition system. I take it on 1000 mile trips every year. I've never had a problem with points in all that time.

Because of that experience I decided to leave the points ignition in the Toronado. No problems in the 4 years I've owned it.

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:26 am

That's my opinion too
till now I have no problem with my contacts and I think that in the future i will drive with the old system because...... it works ;)

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:40 am

a couple small things and I get a technical examination for Germany (I hope ) next week,
I have to change the suspension bushings rear .....

today some pixs....

do you know this lights ? :lol:
and what has a nail polish with the wheel covers ??? :mrgreen:
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Otto Skorzeny
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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:25 am

That's a good idea with the nail polish.

Those little lights look horrible. They aren't a factory option. Take them off.

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:20 am

ofcourse but..... after technical examination :mrgreen:

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:30 pm

You mean you had to put those on to make it street legal? What are they for? What's wrong with the factory turn signals?

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:46 pm

Don't worry Otto
wrong is nothing ... everything is okay but german regulations a very complicated and only in Germany
We need a turn signal and stop lights we need Position lights without a general headlights and the most important is that we need hazard lights but without a stop and Position lights. It is a separate System
for example you stay and you have hazard lights on.... and then you put down the stop lights it's not elowed that stoplights switch off the hazard lights
The hazardlights are the absolutely.
I'm my car from 1966 I had now hazardlights till now. :ugeek:

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:42 am

Do you have to put hazard lights on the rear?

After the inspection you'll take all that stuff off, right? Can you get in trouble for removing them?

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:30 am

hazard lights have to be! and I have it in the normal turnlights at the front and rear
5W lamps in turnlights at the front are switched to this small one at the front of the car
but this small at front "positionslights" I take off ...everything,

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Eightballz » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:12 am

Otto Skorzeny wrote:Do you have to put hazard lights on the rear?

After the inspection you'll take all that stuff off, right? Can you get in trouble for removing them?


you may get in trouble if the cops are familiar with old cars and their special requirements...but mostly they arent.

but if you are involved in an accident you may be screwed if they can prove that it wouldnt have happened when your lights were as required.


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