76 Toronado Low Coolant Light

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Tuco
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Re: 76 Toronado Low Coolant Light

Postby Tuco » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:42 am

Y’all are trying way too hard. There is a simple solution.

Take a proper length of electrical tape and place it on the dash directly over the warning lamp.

Problem solved! :lol:

JustinJ76
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Re: 76 Toronado Low Coolant Light

Postby JustinJ76 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:01 am

I think I may have found what was causing the low coolant light to come on intermittently. It's a connection that was sitting on top of a bracket loose and seem to be causing the light to come on or off depending on how it was sitting. I'll take a picture and post it later. There are a couple wires from it grounded to spots. My guess it one of them was supposed to go to the missing sensor.

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Re: 76 Toronado Low Coolant Light

Postby JustinJ76 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:07 am

I'd be ok with just covering up the light but it's the damn buzzer that goes along with it that's annoying. Cant complain though. I dug this car out of my friends grandfather's barn after he passed away. His grandfather had around 20+ odd ball cars. This one was left because no one wanted to dig it out. The toronado had 4 flat tires and dead battery and was buried by some old farm equipment and stuff from when someones house was remodled. I aired up the tires, bought a new battery, put some fresh gas in it and drove it out of there. Cant complain since i got the car for $500.
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Otto Skorzeny
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Re: 76 Toronado Low Coolant Light

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:26 pm

$500! You got a bargain. That car looks really nice.

Now buy some new tires because those aren't going to be too safe. They're liable to blow at any time. You can find the date code on the sidewall, usually in an oval shaped stamping.

If you want to go with the thin whitewall, try to find Hancook Optimo 235/75 R15. They're great tires, reasonably priced and have a good looking 1 inch whitewall.

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Re: 76 Toronado Low Coolant Light

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:26 pm

What were some of the other cars?

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Re: 76 Toronado Low Coolant Light

Postby JustinJ76 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:32 pm

There where alot of 50s Chevy and Ford 4 door cars. Some 60s mopar 4 door cars like a VIP, 63' olds 98. I didnt really get to look at most of the stuff. I also know there was a 55 Buick super. They had an auction withing the family and I just happened to get one of the cars that was left over that didnt get bid on at all
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Re: 76 Toronado Low Coolant Light

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:34 pm

That's pretty cool. I'm not a fan of 4 door cars but that Ford looks like it's probably a low mileage original paint and all.

You got the best deal, I'd imagine.


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