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Jelonek
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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Mon May 06, 2019 9:39 am

thank you Bruce !
so I check this in the "0" and the "kick down" - position, if I have really 12v,
can you tell me, what the part did you get to replace that to electrinic switch ? :roll:

Thanks Otto !
tht´s my opinion too, I saw something in net .... bad idea :lol:
i´m very happy with my brakes, we have no montain so I can really cool cruise aroung without problems

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby bcroe » Mon May 06, 2019 10:16 am

Jelonek wrote: thank you Bruce ! So I check this in the "0" and the
"kick down" - position, if I have really 12v, can you tell me, what the part
did you get to replace that to electrinic switch ?


All the big vehicles using a TH400 or TH425 trans have an electric kickdown
controlled by a switch, but starting in 1968 almost all used a very simple control
switch mounted just above the gas pedal, this switch is still available new today.
This from a 68 Toro bolts into your car, can be adapted. For decades I have used
my electronic switch pitch control (no push rods over the engine) for the switch
pitch input.

The factory control only uses the SWitch Pitch function at idle and near full
throttle. My controller works primarily in the mid range where almost all driving
occurs. Gives your car extra zip & smoothness, by activating high stall when you
want power, and much smooths going through the gears. More info email me
at bcroe@juno.com

I used to have samples of switches like yours, but I gave them away to owners
trying to repair their cars. Bruce Roe

Otto Skorzeny
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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Mon May 06, 2019 10:36 am

Hi Bruce.

I will email you about the switch pitch change you've made. Your approach makes a lot of sense and I 've never been fully satisfied with the mechanical linkage setup, even after I acquired a correct , working switch/lever.

I'd like to get the part number and instructions on hooking it up. I generally dopn't modify my vehicles simply because I like to look in the manual for answers when something goes wrong. This case seems like a good exception to me.

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Mon May 06, 2019 11:57 am

for me too :)
this si a very inerestant constraction, I don´t want to modify my car too, simple and pragmatic ...

another question: what abut a front wheel bearing, do they need a service like new bearing grease ? if yes after how many miles?
and rear bearing??, they are another constracted? what is your recomendation?

Greeting

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby bcroe » Mon May 06, 2019 1:29 pm

Jelonek wrote:for me too :)
This is a very interesting constraction, I don´t want to modify my car too, simple and pragmatic ...

Another question: what abut a front wheel bearing, do they need a service like new bearing
grease? If yes after how many miles? And rear bearing??, they are another constracted?
What is your recommendation? Greeting


All bearings need lube. My feeling is that the grease in wheel bearings and
others gets pretty dried out and becomes useless after 20 years. My 79
wheel bearings were sealed, but I drilled and tapped them for grease fittings
so that these very low mileage bearings would not soon fail. Expect the
same on alternator bearings, AC compressor clutch idler bearing, belt
tension idlers, and a few others. I have spares for all these and tools for
changing them.

After several years use on my cars, my first controller went to a 66 Toronado
owner who used it but kept a stock appearance. I will email his report to any
one emailing me. Bruce Roe

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Sun May 12, 2019 7:36 am

Hallo Guys,

Bruce thanks for your mail !! very interesting, I think so long so good I wait with this idea...

so... carburetor works perfect!, powerfull and I can set everything by myself,
the car is prepared for the summertime 8-)
later I want to check my wheel bearing, but now is to cold for that :evil:

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How many.....

Postby Jelonek » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:39 pm

Hello everybody :)
What do you think......how many 1966 Toronado's are still registered and drive around?
Official are in 1966 about 40 000 produced. In Europe I think after research we have about 30 to maximum 40 cars.
And in US?

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:24 pm

40,963 built in '66.

There might be half of them left but that's just a guess.

There's no I way I know of to find out how many are registered in the USA. Each state registers vehicles and number plates are not assigned to cars for life. In most states, if not all, that data isn't publicly available.

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Jelonek » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:10 am

Hi guys
the summer in Europe is beautifull and we drive a lot.... 8-)
I worked last time with my friends on old Chevy from 1965 and 1966...

how often do you check the valve clearance...
Is the clearance for the in .. and exhaust the same ? 0,001 -0,003"

Greeting!

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Re: Hello from Germany!

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:48 pm

I never check it. It's not really necessary on "modern" vehicles.


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