new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

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harascho
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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby harascho » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:09 am

Yes the rotors are still a problem, but there is something out there that could be made to fit.. I am sure

Some more brake work. The calipers cleaned quite well except one bore where a piece of the wall close to the seal is missing. Might still work but isn't that nice at all
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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby harascho » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:10 am

the last set
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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:53 pm

Your car is currently equipped with front drums, right? Did you figure out a solution to the rotor availability problem?

You probably already know this but you'll need to buy a set of '67 wheels after you install the discs since the '66 wheels won't fit.

Also, the '66 trim rings will not fit on '67 wheels.

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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby harascho » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:17 pm

Yes, I'm well aware of the other obstacles along the way..;-)

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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:54 am

John Dorcey (702-690-8077) has 50 Toronado parts cars. He probably has a set of wheels for you and maybe even the trim rings. He might also be able to help you with rotors.

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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby harascho » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:46 pm

thanks a lot, I will contact him... Where is he located?

Harald

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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:16 am

Las Vegas, Nevada. He works in the late afternoons and evenings at a casino so call him mid day. I got the taillight for my car from him. His cars are all 1966-1970.

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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby stevemcqueen0_0 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:44 pm

Hi Harald...

what a nice work on your 66 Toronado...keep on the outstanding work...

When my Toronado arrives in Germany maybe we want to cruise together thru the bavarian alps... ;)
I am located in Stuttgart...it is not that far...
thanks

stevemcqueen0_0


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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby harascho » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:43 pm

Summary of the 1966 Toronado Front Disc Brake swap:
The calipers are rebuilt as are the steering knuckles with new bearings. The new rotors are in place and look like they were made for this application..;-) Only things missing are the transfer tubes for the 4 piston Kelsey Hayes calipers. If anyone happens to have some OEM ones and could send them to classic tubes they will use them as a pattern and start building the 1967 Toronade Kelsey Hayes Tubes. As you see on the pics it was quite a way from that pile of rust to the rebuilt components..

Now I have to get my hands on some disc brake wheels. I am also thinking about aluminum wheels. I heard the word that a certain year of Mercedes Benz G Wagon wheels fit quite nicely. I would have to check for caliper clearance. I even have two pics of a friends car who mounted them.
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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby harascho » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:44 pm

more pics
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