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  1. Thread: 65 for sale

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    If he'd drive it 133 more miles it would be new...

    If he'd drive it 133 more miles it would be new again!
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    Won't matter much, but if it bothers you just...

    Won't matter much, but if it bothers you just bend it a little. Prolly can bend it over your knee.
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    Good news. The seller says it's "new", but no...

    Good news. The seller says it's "new", but no claim of NOS. The rubber boots give it away as a repro, and that means somebody is reproducing them. Duh.
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    Bushing length 1.260" Bushing OD ...

    Bushing length 1.260"
    Bushing OD 0.940"
    Kingpin OD 0.816"
    Difference 0.124" approx 1/8"
    Bushing wall thickness ...
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    If the bushings are worn out but the kingpins are...

    If the bushings are worn out but the kingpins are still round, you could make new bronze or oilite bushings to match the old kingpins.
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    I'm not good enough, but my machinist is. He...

    I'm not good enough, but my machinist is.

    He would need your steering knuckles and new kingpins.
    The process I expect he would employ:
    - Make a press mandrel for removing the old bushings.
    ...
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    Yes, the bronze bushings have steel sleeves to...

    Yes, the bronze bushings have steel sleeves to keep them from collapsing while being pressed in, I suppose. They are pretty thin. But we were in a corner so we turned the OD and pressed them in while...
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    Years ago I had a machinist ream a set of new...

    Years ago I had a machinist ream a set of new bronze king pin bushings in my '70 knuckles. He screwed up and reamed one .010" oversize. A replacement was a few days out (and expensive because we...
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    I recall that ground strap on my '69 307,...

    I recall that ground strap on my '69 307, although I don't recall where the other end attached.
    I'll check my fleet tomorrow.
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    Me too.

    Me too.
  11. "They have no brackets that come with them."...

    "They have no brackets that come with them." Syntax, people. syntax. Szheech!
  12. OK, I was being my usual cryptic self. No offense...

    OK, I was being my usual cryptic self. No offense intended.
    My point was 11/25 is a very odd way to express a dimension, and was likely a "lost in translation" thing that indicated (to me) off-shore...
  13. 11/25"!! Really?? Chinesium.

    11/25"!! Really?? Chinesium.
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    My money's on the fuel filter, if there is one....

    My money's on the fuel filter, if there is one. Or the ceramic filter in the carb fuel inlet. If there is one.
  15. Mounts inside the cab between the wheel well and...

    Mounts inside the cab between the wheel well and doghouse?
    Do you have any pics, or a link to more info?
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    Virtually all parts from '67 through '70 are...

    Virtually all parts from '67 through '70 are interchangeable. The gaskets you're looking for might retrofit all the way back to '64!
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    I have Vega seats in mine. No, wait. I have a...

    I have Vega seats in mine.
    No, wait. I have a Vega shifter. Don't know what the seats are from.
    Sorry.
  18. Chin louver alone is worth the price of admission.

    Chin louver alone is worth the price of admission.
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    I fashioned one out of a 2X4 years ago. Simply...

    I fashioned one out of a 2X4 years ago. Simply bridges the doghouse, which is plenty strong enough to support the weight of the engine.
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    Do yourself a favor and stay away from bias ply...

    Do yourself a favor and stay away from bias ply tires if you're going to actually drive the van.
    Show queen - different story.
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    Correct. But the hazard lies in the initial...

    Correct. But the hazard lies in the initial wrenching on the battery posts. Especially dangerous on the 108" vans with the battery down in that hole surrounded by all that steel. Crossing a wrench...
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    I suggest disconnecting the negative cable...

    I suggest disconnecting the negative cable instead. Same troubleshooting procedure and results, but less chance of accidentally creating a nasty short if your wrench touches ground. In fact it's...
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    Sorry, west side near Vancouver. You have some...

    Sorry, west side near Vancouver. You have some great territory to explore out there. The entire Grand Coulee territory would be a good start. Visitor's Center is outstanding.
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    Where are you in WA?

    Where are you in WA?
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    I'd like to buy it just so I could rewire it!...

    I'd like to buy it just so I could rewire it!
    And what is that polished aluminum canister with a screw cap just behind the HEI distributor?
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