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  1. 108Van Guy's Saginaw R10Q-1 Overdrive Unit Istallation, AKA "The Freaky Overdrive Project"

    This article was written, researched, and documented by Mark 108VanGuy. Enjoy!


    This thread covers the Freaky OverDrive (OD) install on his sweet 66 Display and some general OD information. I...
  2. Thread: Hinge seals

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    It's mainly because the "pass-through" style...

    It's mainly because the "pass-through" style hinge gaskets won't fit them easily. The cargo doors have flat areas around the hinge opening to fit to. The front doors' metal is beveled around the...
  3. Thread: Discs

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    You can use the stock 2nd gen master cylinder,...

    You can use the stock 2nd gen master cylinder, but low-profile one with a smaller bore will give you more pressure.
  4. Thread: Need info

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    It can't. You'll need to support the engine and...

    It can't. You'll need to support the engine and drop the crossmember.
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    Great insight and advice, John!

    Great insight and advice, John!
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    Unless the flake matches the basecoat color, it...

    Unless the flake matches the basecoat color, it will show, and it won't look good. If you really want metalflake, I would pick a flake color you like best, and have your basecoat matched to it....
  7. 1969 Chevrolet G20 Van, Garage kept, Rare van, 350V8, 81k miles - $12000 (Voorhees NJ)

    https://southjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/voorhees-1969-chevrolet-g20-van-garage/6906989004.html


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  8. Thread: 1st Gen seats

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    I don't know what the width is on the base...

    I don't know what the width is on the base cushion of those seats, but you only have 21" width before you start to interfere with the doghouse.
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    It's not the loudest thing you could run, but...

    It's not the loudest thing you could run, but I've had a single-in/dual-out Flowmaster 40 setup on both my vans. It beefs up the six cyl tone.
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    Michel, I want to thank you for continuing to do...

    Michel, I want to thank you for continuing to do this. It's very much appreciated by our community.
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    These are the nice grommets, that require...

    These are the nice grommets, that require removing the door to slip the hinge through. They are a bit pricey, but very nice. You'll need 4 grommets (one set) per door. Some front doors will not...
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    No, the rear leaf is significantly longer than...

    No, the rear leaf is significantly longer than the fronts. It’s simply that our vans weren’t designed for what we’re doing with them now. Bigger wheels, bigger tires, disc brakes that push the...
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    We do have shirts right now, but I don't think...

    We do have shirts right now, but I don't think there are any white ones. We're having new ones printed before the Nats.
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    I'd wondered that on mine, too. I tried a right...

    I'd wondered that on mine, too. I tried a right to left swap, and maybe the possibility that they were on backwards. You can't even mount tires with them backwards. What struck me as peculiar is that...
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    Iím fairly certain that all our vans are that...

    Iím fairly certain that all our vans are that way. Mine is like that and Iíve fielded dozens of questions over the years about this. Itís not until you move to a 15Ē wheel with a tall enough tire...
  16. Thread: NATS 2019

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    Definitely!

    Definitely!
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    Mine is geared toward runnning audio equipment,...

    Mine is geared toward runnning audio equipment, but the setup is the same for anyone needing to run accessories while the van is off. The battery isolator is a key component to the system. It keeps...
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    Yeah, you have a LOT on your plate. However, you...

    Yeah, you have a LOT on your plate. However, you know as good as anyone that's been here as long as you have, "the day you sell your early, is a day you'll regret for the rest of your days." We've...
  19. Thread: NATS 2019

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    I'll get with you on this shortly.

    I'll get with you on this shortly.
  20. Thread: Doghouse

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    The reason I asked is because itís otherwise...

    The reason I asked is because itís otherwise unnecessary. People change out first gen doghouses when moving to a V8, because the room is needed. Thereís nothing wrong with the stock first gen...
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    Chuck hasn't been in the site in a few weeks, but...

    Chuck hasn't been in the site in a few weeks, but I'm sure he will be soon. He's been here a LONG time.
  22. Thread: NATS 2019

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    Amie and I will be there on Monday to stake out...

    Amie and I will be there on Monday to stake out the VCVC camp. Let us know when you know what day you'll be arriving. We'll save you a spot.

    Let me know what info you need.
  23. Thread: 65 d-shaft

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    There are a few different lengths out there from...

    There are a few different lengths out there from 1st and 2nd gen. What lenght are you trying to get to. 1st drive shafts were slightly longer than 2nd gen ones, and those also vary slightly.
  24. Thread: Doghouse

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    Many have crafted doghouses out of wood and other...

    Many have crafted doghouses out of wood and other materials, over the decades. It's not crazy. Are you swapping to a V8? If not, there's no reason to change doghouses.
  25. Thread: Built a console

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    That looks great, Dennis! I wish ideas came to me...

    That looks great, Dennis! I wish ideas came to me that easily.
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