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by Otto Skorzeny
Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:25 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Questions re backup lamp/ neutral safety switch
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Questions re backup lamp/ neutral safety switch

I can't answer your questions but my backup lights weren't working either.

I discovered that the circuit had a bad ground connection.
by Otto Skorzeny
Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:20 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Everybody's Toronado Just Got More Valuable
Replies: 25
Views: 12571

Re: Everybody's Toronado Just Got More Valuable

Yes. I was glad about that. It also had five brand new whitewalls (2 weeks old).

I used the insurance money to buy this 1939 Packard.
by Otto Skorzeny
Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New 67 Owner
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: New 67 Owner

All the correct upholstery is available from SMS Upholstery in Oregon.

Trim pieces and dash parts will have to be sourced from salvage cars if needed. Virtually no Toronado specific parts are reproduced.
by Otto Skorzeny
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Everybody's Toronado Just Got More Valuable
Replies: 25
Views: 12571

Re: Everybody's Toronado Just Got More Valuable

Hi Gregg,

It sucks but I'm glad the car wasn't scrapped before all the valuable parts were removed.
by Otto Skorzeny
Sun Jun 19, 2022 6:00 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Engine won't fire - starter solenoid issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Engine won't fire - starter solenoid issue?

John Dorcey probably has a backup light housing.
by Otto Skorzeny
Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:04 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Extra Electric Wire
Replies: 2
Views: 2484

Re: Extra Electric Wire

I'll look through my photos and see if my car had that. Doesn't look familiar, though.

No, there isn't a wire like that in any of my engine photos.
by Otto Skorzeny
Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: ‘67 425 Spark Plugs
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: ‘67 425 Spark Plugs

Anything but Champion. I use(d) AC-43 on the Toronado and the '56 Cadillac. They are the closest to the factory installed AC-45 that was used on both cars and is the in service replacement available today. If my car was still alive, I was considering trying the NGK 7355 iridium plugs. I use the NGK ...
by Otto Skorzeny
Fri Jun 17, 2022 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Engine won't fire - starter solenoid issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Engine won't fire - starter solenoid issue?

That's pretty cool that you found it. Something completely unrelated to the ignition might have taken a lot longer to pin down.
by Otto Skorzeny
Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Engine won't fire - starter solenoid issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Engine won't fire - starter solenoid issue?

I'm not sure I followed everything but make sure the negative wire from the coil goes to the distributor. Make sure the condenser is hooked up properly. They're all crap right out of the box today so if you have one that was on the car when you last saw it run, re-install it. Do the plugs get any sp...
by Otto Skorzeny
Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I got a 66'!
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: I got a 66'!

Original drums. Nice.. New replacements are crap. When you do your brakes, its better to turn the originals if they are within spec than it is buy new ones. Make sure whomever you take them to uses a low speed lathe and takes off a little at a time in two or three passes - 15 minutes or so per drum....

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