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    I bought those too. for me, it was easier to cut...

    I bought those too. for me, it was easier to cut and weld the bar than to mess with the rivets.
  2. aluminum cougar radiator, how do i connect tranny lines?

    had this issue a few years ago and just gave up, ran an external cooler. just had tranny rebuilt and would really like to use the cooler in the rad along with an external. surely someone buying this...
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    https://www.shop.cliffordperformance.net/Chevy-250...

    https://www.shop.cliffordperformance.net/Chevy-250-292-Dual-Outlet-Street-Rod-Headers-52-0011.htm https://www.12bolt.com/store/p153/Exh_Manifolds_Dual_Chevy_194-230-250-292.html the tube...
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    fentons are for the earlier 235's. langdons has a...

    fentons are for the earlier 235's. langdons has a similar product now sold threw 12 bolt tom.39620
  5. what I did was add a second fuse box. I used a...

    what I did was add a second fuse box. I used a relay with power direct from battery and 'keyed' power to trigger the relay. I only have a couple circuits on it but those and anything I add later will...
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    make your test panels big and set them outside to...

    make your test panels big and set them outside to view from a distance and see in direct sun. give it a few days too, some paints look different after fully cured. within reason, try to duplicate...
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    i wouldnt use any flake on that green. judging...

    i wouldnt use any flake on that green. judging from the pic, it appears to be a solid, non metalic color and bold. any flake or pearl will take away from its bold color. if you want flake, pic a...
  8. I am a fan of heat shrink tubing. doesn't unravel...

    I am a fan of heat shrink tubing. doesn't unravel and fall off like Chinese electrical tape. don't bother with the 8" pieces at your local parts store, just order rolls or 3' lengths. it is cheap so...
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    both the 200 and 700 get a bad reputation because...

    both the 200 and 700 get a bad reputation because of improper t.v. cable set up. not only do I check for proper pull/angle on the carb end, I pull the pan and verify the valve is centering and...
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    I have used the roll from dk hardware. they...

    I have used the roll from dk hardware. they turned out nice but required an excessive amount of swearing and tool throwing.
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    well 200 miles and already slipping! junkyard is...

    well 200 miles and already slipping! junkyard is refunding money and the tranny I pulled is being rebuilt and might be ready tomorrow. a few upgrades from stock but nothing extreme, just dependable!
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    have a 4.2 with twin side drafts setting in the...

    have a 4.2 with twin side drafts setting in the corner that almost went in the van. come get it if you want it, compte with tranny.
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    "exactly the same year and model as the scooby do...

    "exactly the same year and model as the scooby do van"! and "farm fresh" too!
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    if you have it apart, make sure you have the...

    if you have it apart, make sure you have the washer at the bottom of spring. this lengthens the spring pin enough to go threw angle shim and still have enough to catch the axle.
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    another option on radiators

    I no longer have my original so cant compare, although measurements should fit our vans.
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    mine is like that too, I think they all are. the...

    mine is like that too, I think they all are. the offset on your wheels makes it worse. 225 70 14 on my e.t.'s rubbed before modifying the fender lip. the axle wedge has a hole and the pin goes threw...
  17. Thread: Upgrading Cam

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    all of those are on ebay coming from another...

    all of those are on ebay coming from another continent, 3 week delivery!!! does anyone know where to get these sooner? or even what they are called? the center hole is all that matters as they get...
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    x2 on what k.k. said!!! swap the heads, upgrade...

    x2 on what k.k. said!!! swap the heads, upgrade cam and reprogram the computer. ignore the peak h.p. ratings and select a cam for towing, low end torque and power off idle. headers will help but not...
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    the amount of pull is the important one,...

    the amount of pull is the important one, 1.09-1.125". choke/fast idle will throw that off so don't overlook that. the angle is important too but wont burn up your tranny. it starts aprox. 1/3 before...
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    is that a single adapter or two separate pieces?...

    is that a single adapter or two separate pieces? I know first hand that cliffords stuff is pricy but their $68 adapter will save you tons of greif.
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    take out the short studs and install longer ones,...

    take out the short studs and install longer ones, lock 2 nuts together and tighten as if you don't ever want them vibrating out. it will never be easier than now! the Clifford adaptor should of...
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    take a good hard look at what matters and take...

    take a good hard look at what matters and take the least important off your plate. if the beast doesn't make the cut, so be it. if it was me, I would send the astro and gmc down the road and never...
  23. twin webers on an offy and langdon cast headers

    currently on my 292. intake and headers are a few years old, 32/36 webers and adapters have less than 1000 miles. genuine euro webers rejetted for twin set up but likely need tuned for your needs....
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    get the body style you want in the best condition...

    get the body style you want in the best condition you can afford. a second gen will never be a first, window will never be a panel but an engine is easy. while I regret not buying a 'better' van, my...
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    he drove it out in the yard, sprayed rattle can...

    he drove it out in the yard, sprayed rattle can primer on without any prep work and snapped a pic before the paint dried! this adds zero value but adds curb appeal. probably not meant to hide...
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