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    My 2 cents - - - My '67 had the original...

    My 2 cents - - -

    My '67 had the original springs on it when I bought the Van in 1983. When I replaced the springs, in 1985, I took them to a Spring Shop. They built the new springs. I installed...
  2. Thread: Discs

    by joyrde
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    I am running 14" Torque Thrusts, (no longer...

    I am running 14" Torque Thrusts, (no longer made)standard off-set - - - as with Kookie's thread, there was some grinding

    http://www.angelfire.com/wv/joyrde/vanstuff/brakes/caliperfit1.jpg
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  3. Once you figure out the length (6' ??) pick one...

    Once you figure out the length (6' ??) pick one of the following https://www.summitracing.com/search/part-type/choke-cables?SortBy=Default&SortOrder=Ascending&tw=choke%20cable&sw=Choke%20Cables
  4. Thread: Hinge seals

    by joyrde
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    Not necessarily - - - but a very good idea

    Not necessarily - - - but a very good idea
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    In my years of teaching Auto Tech, and working as...

    In my years of teaching Auto Tech, and working as an Auto Tech, trying to accurately, or even "coming close" is in my humble opinion, impossible. In my 30+ years of teaching Auto Tech, including...
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    Wheel/steering alignment is measured in a small...

    Wheel/steering alignment is measured in a small difference of degrees and 1/8" to 1/4" increments. No matter what "old School tricks" used, the steering may seem "better", but the likelihood of the...
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    Of all the kingpins I have replaced, I have never...

    Of all the kingpins I have replaced, I have never need a press to take them out - - - an air hammer, yes. Even then a few raps and the king pins came out. Once out, I take the spindle to a machine...
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    with Cherry Bomb mufflers, exiting behind the...

    with Cherry Bomb mufflers, exiting behind the rear wheels
    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/low-buck-split-manifold-for-chevy-in-line-6.365906/
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    Self-adhesive - - - I will see if I can find the...

    Self-adhesive - - - I will see if I can find the source & P/N
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    been "stuck'on" all the doors since 2008 39557

    been "stuck'on" all the doors since 2008
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    FYI - - I am an ASE Master Certified Tech and...

    FYI - - I am an ASE Master Certified Tech and taught Auto tech for 30 years - - - small block Chevys have exhaust gaskets - - from the factory - - depends on the year . . used ALL of them the...
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    just an fyi - - - the original tires were on 14'...

    just an fyi - - - the original tires were on 14' rims, were about 26" in diameter, and sat inside the wheel lips

    F70X15 are between 28"-29" in diameter plus the wheel offset and possible weak...
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    agree with all that Wookee shared My '67 108'...

    agree with all that Wookee shared

    My '67 108' , back in the day it had a "stock" 350 out of "something" running the stock center dump 283 exhaust manifolds, The trans was a 350THM Trans and 3.36...
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    First if you are towing in second gear at 55 mph...

    First if you are towing in second gear at 55 mph that 350 is screaming, and way pass the max torque - - - - slow down. That mph is cooking exhaust valves, heads and exhaust manifolds

    If I were...
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    My experience using M1's front brakes and rears...

    My experience using M1's front brakes and rears from a Caddy

    http://www.angelfire.com/wv/joyrde/vanstuff/brakes/VanDiscBrakes1.html
  16. Thread: Hei part#?

    by joyrde
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    Been running one for years ...

    Been running one for years

    http://www.angelfire.com/wv/joyrde/vanstuff/engine/vanengfrt.jpg
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    At about 300 miles the system spouted a small leak. I used a number of adapters to adapt the NPT to AN fittings, One of these compound adapters loosen just enough to leak about a 1/2 pint of fluid....
  18. No not complicated at all - - - well worth the...

    No not complicated at all - - - well worth the money - - - at my advanced age and sore shoulders
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    this what I did - -...

    this what I did - - http://www.angelfire.com/wv/joyrde/vanstuff/throttle/vanthrottle.html

    Has worked for 10 years
  20. I promised a road test for the Power Steering...

    I promised a road test for the Power Steering when the salt was washed off the roads. In my 'hood, that was today. Took the Van out for 50+ mile drive local roads, low speed and Interstate. On the...
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    I had side pipes on my 64 GMC - - "327" back in...

    I had side pipes on my 64 GMC - - "327" back in the day
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    loved so much I put them on our '67 . . . that lasted about a week - - - seems exhaust swirls, at speed, and creeps in through the...
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    I am not - - - the exhaust has a nice mellow...

    I am not - - - the exhaust has a nice mellow sound. The Van sides and floor are completely insulated. The mufflers at cruise or mild acceleration are relatively quiet. They do get a bit louder with...
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    Last thoughts - - - I am running block Huggers,...

    Last thoughts - - - I am running block Huggers, and have been for 20+ years. The exhaust pipe is 2.5" al the way to the exit behind each back wheel. The mufflers are Magnaflow

    As mentioned in an...
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    I have duals as others have pictured above. I am...

    I have duals as others have pictured above. I am using block hugger headers - - - If i were to do the exhaust over, I would run stock manifolds
  25. Thread: Smiley

    by joyrde
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    Smiley

    Whatseats are you usuing?
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