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    so...... having a million dollars, how much...

    so...... having a million dollars, how much change would you have left after building it?
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    I would first buy another first gen in the best...

    I would first buy another first gen in the best shape I could find, then I would build it just like the one I have! I am happy with color, drivetrain and how the interior is started/planned but lack...
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    I had a second gen parts van so when my wiper...

    I had a second gen parts van so when my wiper motor died, I put the 2 speed wiper in and wired it same as original. the plan was to install the 2 speed switch "when I had time" but 10 years later,...
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    you could use a second gen. motor and upgrade to...

    you could use a second gen. motor and upgrade to a 2 speed wiper.
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    langdon cast headers are now sold through 12 bolt...

    langdon cast headers are now sold through 12 bolt tom. truck headers hang to low! langdons are easier to run the exhaust but the cliffords perform better. I have ran all three on my '64.
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    i have a 292 with clifford dual intake. the 292...

    i have a 292 with clifford dual intake. the 292 is 1 3/4" taller but the webbers are shorter than the stock carb. i lowered my engine an inch +/-. I added spacers between the crossmember and frame...
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    nicer than how i would of put it! there are a...

    nicer than how i would of put it! there are a few here that have done, or are doing the IFS, and many with interest. while we have no pics, many of our members also post on vintage vans. there are a...
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    can you just upsize the screw? if you find one...

    can you just upsize the screw? if you find one that almost fits, metric or standard, you might not even need a tap.
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    i rarely post on FB. i scroll threw it and am...

    i rarely post on FB. i scroll threw it and am reminded every time as to why i dont post! the google know it alls, the change every thread to pics of my van, the fight about anything and the non...
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    not sure if i should complement or call him out....

    not sure if i should complement or call him out. as a flipper, he nailed it! buy a cheap van, bare minimum on bondo/body work, cheap paint, rims and center caps, panelling and a bed but skip the...
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    speedometer cable length?

    does anyone happen to know the length of the stock speedo cable for a first gen?
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    sounds like the float is sticking. small speck of...

    sounds like the float is sticking. small speck of dirt or just dried and stuck. if it ran good before, shouldnt need rebuilt. smack it a few times (without breaking anything) and see if it lets...
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    i wasnt really in to that part. i sat threw a few...

    i wasnt really in to that part. i sat threw a few meetings but just dont remember what the costs were. 200 vans at $50.00+ is over 10 grand. a "guess" is it cost 7-8 grand? rather than reserve an...
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    not the straight answer you want but an...

    not the straight answer you want but an idea/option. i served a very small part in 'vans across america' a couple years ago. we had 200 vans and was a decent event (didnt cheap out to save money)....
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    the seller already had a potential buyer on their...

    the seller already had a potential buyer on their way when we spoke. i did urge him not to sell it for scrap, that i would pay more than scrap value site unseen. seller said buyer was either...
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    about an hour for me. half way thinking of...

    about an hour for me. half way thinking of getting it and parting it out.
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    a coil or ignition module could cause those...

    a coil or ignition module could cause those issues. as the heat up, they expand and barely making contact becomes almost. they are hottest just after shut down so more likely to happen when trying to...
  18. just checked summit. 250's are $1900.00 and 292's...

    just checked summit. 250's are $1900.00 and 292's are $2200.00. so for an extra $1300.00, your getting a better cam, lump ports and an o.d. trans. IF you wanted that exact set up, your paying...
  19. that would also be my first question. unless...

    that would also be my first question. unless prices went up drastically in the last five years, yes you can get a 250 rebuilt for that. at that time (5 years ago) a crate 292 was around 1700.00. ...
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    but do they both end centered in the center...

    but do they both end centered in the center section? in other words, does a normal rear have equal length shafts on both sides?
  21. Thread: mini earlies

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    even as a mini, the earlies always draw a crowd....

    even as a mini, the earlies always draw a crowd. 43985
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    i have seen the pics, u-bolts need replaced but...

    i have seen the pics, u-bolts need replaced but doubt that is the issue with steering. the incorrect width and spacers to use longer ones isnt the issue, nuts not staying tight is! my 'guess' is that...
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    steering box could be jumping a tooth on the...

    steering box could be jumping a tooth on the gears. it would need to be extremely loose or have a bad tooth but that would explain the 15 degree change. by design, the box is tightest at...
  24. get 4 longer bolts. tighten them just enough to...

    get 4 longer bolts. tighten them just enough to touch, not tight, just enough to put tension on it. then loosen/tighten as needed to have an equal gap on all 4. it may pull into place or you might...
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    did a little more research. ...

    did a little more research. https://m.roadkillcustoms.com/how-to-determine-steering-shaft-box-spline-size/ i will have to check mine again but i think that it might actually work. also during my...
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