newbie needs 79 mounts

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impala67
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Re: newbie needs 79 mounts

Postby impala67 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:13 pm

my tranny mounts are in place, they seem ok to me.

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Re: newbie needs 79 mounts

Postby bcroe » Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:02 pm

impala67 wrote:EXCELLENT!!!
How can we do this, i’m into paypal but i can also do mobilepay. How much you
need for them to ship overseas, Finland Europe. I maknöy need the engine front
brackets, and i acquired the regular rubbermounts from rockauto.


We should probably handle this by email, send me your address so I can
calculate shipping, meantime I will see about emailing you a picture of
the 79 front engine mounts. Bruce Roe USA
bcroe@juno.com

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Re: newbie needs 79 mounts

Postby impala67 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:33 am

done, emailed from a yahoo account. thanks

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Re: newbie needs 79 mounts

Postby impala67 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:57 pm

yeehaaw i am sooo much looking forward putting my toronado project in motion again. Thanks Bruce for helping me out!

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Re: newbie needs 79 mounts

Postby impala67 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:19 am

Yippiee usps got finally package out of the country... seems like the postal system is like ours nowadays. sloooow

"Your item departed a transfer airport in O'HARE INTERNATIONAL, CHICAGO"...
i am soo looking forward putting my toro back together.

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Re: newbie needs 79 mounts

Postby impala67 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:07 pm

its here!!! package sat in tokyo airport for couple weeks foe mysterious reasons; now arrived!
jessss i am sitting at the floor of our hall and smelling wonderful beautiful original parts, this is Christmas! thanks soooo much!!!
... now there is only work to be done...

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Re: newbie needs 79 mounts

Postby bcroe » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:24 pm

You will find, you will need all those parts to put an Olds small block into
your previous diesel car. Bruce Roe

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Re: newbie needs 79 mounts

Postby impala67 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:24 pm

JESSS; flex plate swapped, engine finally going in place... slow progress.
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newbie needs 79 mounts

Postby bcroe » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:58 am

Looks OK so far, maybe a 70-73 Olds 350? The front supports and rubber mounts
should line up with the frame holes, I think I got the engine bolted to the trans
first, and then inserted the front rubber mounts to drop into the frame. The oil
filter mount can have tubes running to your diesel radiator, or just bypass. It uses
the small dia filter.

Do not know what you are going to do about accessories. That engine used the old
A6 compressor, but the 79 used an R4 which will (barely) clear 5 bolt valve covers,
the older 10 bolt are a bit too tall. The exhaust manifolds were unique to front drivers,
they changed between 79-85. You will need an internally regulated alternator to
match up the wiring, there may have been a plug in wiring harness for the diesel
glow plugs. You will need a ballast resistor if you want to use that points ignition, I
would just get a much superior HEI. Someone will sell you the proper starter.
good luck, Bruce Roe
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Re: newbie needs 79 mounts

Postby impala67 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:24 am

everything is open with the future; car has had stock a/c originally so it would be ”cooool” but in our moderately cold climate (like northern canada or so) definately not a must.
i have found correct manifolds so thats ok; pipes need adjusring since the car had a chevy sb earlier on- some pipe bending to do...
i am just tinkering it together and see what end result will be. Thanks to Your help i now see light at the end of the tunnel!


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