76 ROYAL MONACO BROUGHAM IN KB8 ...NOT MINE...YET

Later Model C Bodies - "The Formal Years"

  1. 300rag

    300rag It's Not Going to Shift Itself FCBO Gold Member

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    Is that supposed to be a link?
     
  2. Dobalovr

    Dobalovr Being on the Cbody diet SUCKS! FCBO Gold Member

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    What he said.....
     
  3. commando1

    commando1 One Sick Puppy FCBO Gold Member

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    No. Just saying what the manual suggests.
     
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    73 T&C Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    That would make sense.

    I’d also check the fuse box too. I found someone had jammed a connector on a fuse terminal causing a cross connection short on mine.

    Also, the change to fan off happened much earlier (‘73 and manual system to be exact). Your ATC II should have the fan shut off when the controls are set to off.
     
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  5. commando1

    commando1 One Sick Puppy FCBO Gold Member

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    The only other thing it could be is the HI blower relay inside the Servo.
    But since yours goes tween LO-HI properly, it rules out the relay.


    BTW, FOLKS, THIS IS HOW YOU TROUBLESHOOT
    RTFMF
     
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  6. Dobalovr

    Dobalovr Being on the Cbody diet SUCKS! FCBO Gold Member

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    That is exactly how to trouble shoot it. I have the FSM for this car so I will do some light reading on the subject. I have two of the best ATC II techs right here in this thread as far as I’m concerned.
    :thankyou:
     
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  7. 3C's & a D?

    3C's & a D? Senior Member

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  8. Dobalovr

    Dobalovr Being on the Cbody diet SUCKS! FCBO Gold Member

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    Found a stuck needle valve and some other crap in the carb. Still has a part throttle stumble but I’ll get after that in a bit
     
  9. saforwardlook

    saforwardlook Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Thermoquads usually don't give me problems, but maybe 10% of them do seem to warp, after which I just toss them and try another one. They aren't that hard to adjust either when they aren't warped. Glad you found the starting problem on this one.

    I am not a formal guy, but if I had to have one, it would probably be a Royal Monaco with the diplomat package like yours. Beautiful car to my eyes. Congratulations on the purchase. Close second would be a 78 New Yorker Brougham with their very nice grilles.

    Also love the mountains in the view behind your dealership. All very beautiful Graham.
     
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  10. commando1

    commando1 One Sick Puppy FCBO Gold Member

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    Are you another one that will tinker with that POS forever and a day in denial?:poke:
     
  11. Dobalovr

    Dobalovr Being on the Cbody diet SUCKS! FCBO Gold Member

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    Nope I have no patience for non working parts. I had my finger on the trigger today buying a rebuild TQuad from Rockauto and I still might. I really don’t want to mess around with the originality by putting on an Eddy but it may come to that yet. Now I’m thinking I need to do the timing chain after reading Peter Clancy’s post :BangHead:
     
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    commando1 One Sick Puppy FCBO Gold Member

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    Timing chain,
    Carburetor.
    Heads.
    Rear window leak.
    HVAC controls.

    How are the front brakes?
     
  13. LeBaron1973

    LeBaron1973 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    She's looking good Graham, you'll soon have it sorted.

    Better not toss Tobias the keys or it'll end up in Germany.
     
  14. saforwardlook

    saforwardlook Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Actually, I have had very good results with the Autoline brand of remanufactured carburetors. They are very tuned into warpage problems with some of the Holley and TQ carburetors and seem to know how to rebuild them successfully. I have called them in the past to discuss the steps they take to deal with the warpage and they are thorough. Rock Auto has the Autoline brand TQ for your car too. So I would have some confidence in buying one from them. None of the other rebuilders out there seem to have their degree of success in my experience. I did have an issue with one of their rebuilt 2 bbl Holleys once, but they stepped right up and supplied me with a second one that was perfect. So their customer care is exemplary.

    And, I have been less than impressed with the Edelbrock line of carbs lately since they don't seem very strong off the line and have hesitation problems right out of the box new. And I am like you, as I like to keep them original. TQs can run really well in my experience over many years when set up properly.
     
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  15. Dobalovr

    Dobalovr Being on the Cbody diet SUCKS! FCBO Gold Member

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    The TQuad in the car now is a newer Autoline carb. If I remember correctly Autoline is based in Winnipeg so a Canadian connection at least. I have had several Autoline carbs over the years and have always been happy with them. Plus I don’t have to mess with linkages like I do on the Eddy.
     
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    Dobalovr Being on the Cbody diet SUCKS! FCBO Gold Member

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    Tobi isn’t interested in Formals thankfully however he has been sniffing around my 70 a lot lately...
     
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    Dobalovr Being on the Cbody diet SUCKS! FCBO Gold Member

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    Brakes are good with the fronts having been done by the PO recently. It has to have an Out of Province inspection before I can title it so I’m sure there will be a few surprises.
     
  18. LeBaron1973

    LeBaron1973 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Laughs.
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    New water pump and thermostat since you have it apart.

    Another thing that I replace because it's about $50 is the clutch fan. And all the belts.

    I make things bulletproof so when I'm 100's of miles from home i'm not thinking about 40 year old parts failing.
     
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  20. 78Brougham

    78Brougham "Chump" FCBO Gold Member

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    Congrats Graham she's a real beauty! I'm sure your wife will think so too... eventually.:poke:

    Maybe give the new guy a shot, the one who just bought the carb shop. Dana?
     
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