77 Toro in Germany

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Walle
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77 Toro in Germany

Postby Walle » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:23 pm

Hello Toronado Community!
I was so happy to find my 77 Toro at a local US-Car Dealer in my area at the Baltic Coast north of Germany. I fell in love with it right away. That was the first one I have ever seen in Germany so far.
It was never registered in Germany and still had only the US title. But amazingly all the old original paperwork, manuals and even the sales receipt from the dealership in 1977.
So it took a while to get it fully official inspected here and get all the paperwork but now it’s all set and done.

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I just love the car. The body, the paint, the interior, the smooth ride and even the old 8-track tapes I found in here. When I ride it it’s just like a time machine that lets you travel back to the 70s.
Since it’s so rare here, you get a lot of looks, People give me thumps up as I drive by. It seems that this lovely Toro does not only amaze me.

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Of course after 43 years it’s not everything perfect but I think most of it is in better shape then I am with three year less in age ;-)

The next month (or years) I will try to bring it to perfect again what will not be easy because it’s very hard to get parts over here but for now I will just enjoy riding it till the winter hits us.

I am looking forward to chat with you about our cars and hope to get some hints and help on some future fixing.

Something to start of with is the digital clock.
I can hear a clicking noise but the wheels with the digits on it won’t move. The little stick on the right (for setting the clock?) doesn’t work neither. Maybe it’s just stuck and needs some cleaning!? Or any other ideas? Is there a way to take out just the clock (through glovebox maybe) without taking the whole dashboard out?

Sorry for my english which is far away from perfect but I’m trying ;-)

Cheers
Walle from Germany
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Otto Skorzeny
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Re: 77 Toro in Germany

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:09 pm

That's cool. Basically a Cadillac Eldorado in disguise.

I've found that most car clocks will start working once they're cleaned. The oil and grease used to lubricate the gears holds dust and lint and it clogs up everything. Clean the electrical contacts, too.

Take it apart and clean it with Q tips and electrical contact cleaner.

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Walle
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Re: 77 Toro in Germany

Postby Walle » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:02 pm

Thanks Otto, I will try to give it a proper cleaning then.
The problem is just that I don’t know how to take it out. You can’t get to it through the glovebox but I don’t find a way to separate it from the front panel of the dashboard.

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Re: 77 Toro in Germany

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:04 am

If it's like most cars, it will have nuts or screws on the back side holding it to the framework of the dash.

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Walle
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Re: 77 Toro in Germany

Postby Walle » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:16 am

Ok then I will try to find the easiest way to get to those screws. Thanks Otto


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