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    The van was the only vehicle with the straight...

    The van was the only vehicle with the straight axle, but the same year Nova brake parts will fit. However, since you have no brakes at all, this would be the perfect excuse to buy a set of M1dadio's...
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    IMO, any 50+ year old engine should be considered...

    IMO, any 50+ year old engine should be considered a core, running or not. It may run, but it is on borrowed time.
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    I would second that. Throttle linkage for the 6...

    I would second that. Throttle linkage for the 6 is different from the V8, so original linkage or a cable setup would be required.

    If someone really wants this engine, I can be a 'go between' for...
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    40718Yeah, they added a $40,000 bear mural on the...

    40718Yeah, they added a $40,000 bear mural on the side
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    If I had the spare cash I'd grab it because...

    If I had the spare cash I'd grab it because someone is bound to want one here sooner or later.
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    65 6 cylinder $300

    It's not mine, but it's in my area.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2229551200615295/


    I think dfeole was looking forone, this is from a Chevelle though
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    Sure, why not? You can alter storm paths with...

    Sure, why not? You can alter storm paths with them so a grill should be no problem.
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    It's not too bad, I used a transmission jack for...

    It's not too bad, I used a transmission jack for stability, but a regular floor jack and a 16" square piece of plywood will work. Drop the tank slowly, and use a small mirror to look above the tank...
  9. Thread: Sunday Funday

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    First off, how mechanically skilled are you?...

    First off, how mechanically skilled are you? These are pretty simple machines, but some things (like spring bushings) can be a bear to swap, and parts may be a challenge. If they look deteriorated,...
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    Where did you get urethane motor mounts? Are they...

    Where did you get urethane motor mounts? Are they stock style, or did you modify the towers?
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    I would replace it, but keep the old one as a...

    I would replace it, but keep the old one as a spare.

    When you replace it, it should come with some heat sink compound. Clean all the old 'white gunk' off and apply the new compound. Heat is the...
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    Sticky: Good to hear from ya, Jim!

    Good to hear from ya, Jim!
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    Yes. My keyboard is screwed up, the number row...

    Yes. My keyboard is screwed up, the number row only half works most off the time, and the letters ssomestimes double hit
  14. LOL, I've had my 68 since 1979 and there's still...

    LOL, I've had my 68 since 1979 and there's still stuff on it that I haven't fixed properly.... but I'll get around to it eventually when the mood strikes.
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    Random G20 disc brake thoughts

    Going in a different direction with my disc conversion, the brackets I was working on were rather complex, and as luck would have it- I lost my templates in the move to the new house. So, I'm working...
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    You're going to love it!

    You're going to love it!
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    I have torched lug nuts out of aluminum wheels...

    I have torched lug nuts out of aluminum wheels without damaging the wheel.... all that means is I've had to do it waaay too often...
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    Has anybody had issues with the disc brakes...

    Has anybody had issues with the disc brakes without a dust shield? I'm still tinkering with G20 discs and wondering if I should bother with it.


    (Spoiler alert: While progress is slow, there is...
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    1st gen cooling is one of those perpetual issues,...

    1st gen cooling is one of those perpetual issues, when you look at the design changes from 1st to 2nd gen you can see many were to alleviate cooling issues, with GM ultimately abandoning downflow...
  20. Thread: Big Red

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    I 'blue tip wrench' bumper bolts off, they...

    I 'blue tip wrench' bumper bolts off, they usually end up snapping anyway. The few dollars spent for new ones is worth it to avoid the aggravation.
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    There may have been some color coding for the...

    There may have been some color coding for the springs, and being that the vans were a disposable vehicle not much was done in the way of rust prevention from the factory. Funny you mention Corvette...
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    I'm not sure where you can get it, but OEM...

    I'm not sure where you can get it, but OEM supplier would paint some components in what my grandfather used to call a 'lacquer wash', basically lacquer that was thinned about twice what a normal...
  23. I've been watching prices, and I'm getting the...

    I've been watching prices, and I'm getting the feeling prices on vans in general have peaked.
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    Maybe just get a new backing plate? They are the...

    Maybe just get a new backing plate? They are the same as the pickup
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    Rare 'rampside delete' option, LOL.

    Rare 'rampside delete' option, LOL.
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