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  1. I run my oil cooler and a trans cooler in the...

    I run my oil cooler and a trans cooler in the cavity for the rocker panels and they have a scoop :)

    I also put a larger second trans cooler into the cavity just aft of the transmission. There was...
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    One more item to note, chevy auto 4 speeds...

    One more item to note, chevy auto 4 speeds transmission are 1:1 in third, direct connection to the crank and they are the strongest in this gear. In over drive, the torque is being put through an...
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    What kind of transmission are we talking about?...

    What kind of transmission are we talking about? 200R4, 700R4 or an electronic trans like a 4l80e?

    The 200 and 700 series with the tv cables.. definitely don't run them in overdrive under heavy...
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    What about that footprint gas pedal? 😁

    What about that footprint gas pedal?

    😁
  5. Thread: Shackles

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    I had some shorter shackles fabbed up. I think I...

    I had some shorter shackles fabbed up. I think I had 1 inch cut out. Too short and they will bind against the frame.

    I then had 1 leaf removed. Ran it like that for a number of year and the...
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    Trophy trucks run wheel spacers and a few OEM...

    Trophy trucks run wheel spacers and a few OEM truck models came from the factory with wheel spacers.

    I have a set on my van in the rear. Been running them without a problem for a number of years...
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    If it helps the conversation, on my second gen, I...

    If it helps the conversation, on my second gen, I was able to stuff a 4l80e in my van without needing to massage the body. I did need to relocate the trans mount, shorten the drive shaft and re-route...
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    Prc 2870 corrosion inhibiting sealant. Clean...

    Prc 2870 corrosion inhibiting sealant.

    Clean all the rough areas off, prime it and lay a thick bead of this stuff down until.
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    I just recently rebuilt my steering box. It...

    I just recently rebuilt my steering box.

    It was making popping noises and then..next thing I knew, I had half a rotation play in the steering wheel.

    The steering shaft bearings exploded.
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    Rust red wasn't a factory color option?

    Rust red wasn't a factory color option?
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    Because these vans are pre emissions vehicles,...

    Because these vans are pre emissions vehicles, you can let your imagination run wild and your only restriction is how deep your pockets run.

    Nobody really cares about "numbers matching" or being...
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    California got too liberal for me, so I moved to...

    California got too liberal for me, so I moved to Oregon.
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    600hp? Damnit... I thought I had the highest...

    600hp?

    Damnit... I thought I had the highest horsepowered gen 2 van on the street.

    Now I have a new goal....i was planning on adding some nitrous anyway..that or a bigger blower.
  14. Was it already mentioned to pull the springs off...

    Was it already mentioned to pull the springs off a d physically check all of the bushings?

    My van, the previous owner stuffed the spring eyes full of braided line instead of finding new bushings....
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    A Chevy 1500 max gvw is around 7000 lbs. Towing...

    A Chevy 1500 max gvw is around 7000 lbs. Towing capacity is just shy of 10,000.

    11,000lbs is a bit much. It also puts you into CDL territory if you drive across multiple states. Interstate travel...
  16. I think I know your problem...you are taking your...

    I think I know your problem...you are taking your measurements in metric. These vans were built in American units.
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    Where about in Costa mesa are you? I used to live...

    Where about in Costa mesa are you? I used to live and work over near john Wayne airport.

    Deaver is the spring shop over in anehiem..red building if I Remember right. Nobody has the factory style...
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    http://www.vcvc.org/album.php?albumid=132&attachme...

    http://www.vcvc.org/album.php?albumid=132&attachmentid=30526

    Those were 15 in wide tires on the back
  19. Deep offset wheels that stick out will cause the...

    Deep offset wheels that stick out will cause the van to jump and wander on the highway.

    The closer you can keep the wheel to the axle, the better it will handle and track predictable. You wa t...
  20. The springs for gen 2 vans are very hard to find...

    The springs for gen 2 vans are very hard to find anything off the shelf. In my experience I had to get everything custom made..bushings, shackles and springs themselves simply don't exist.
  21. Give Ray over at Full Throttle in Costa mesa a...

    Give Ray over at Full Throttle in Costa mesa a shout. He did a lot of work to my van and he likes restoring old vehicles.
  22. http://content.aviation-safety-bureau.com/allmembe...

    http://content.aviation-safety-bureau.com/allmembers/ac-43-13-1b/ac-43-13-1b.php

    Chapter 11..this will educate you for days on proper wiring.
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    Tell me more about the driver and passenger doors...

    Tell me more about the driver and passenger doors

    I'm looking for both to fit on my gen 2

    And the window regs...im up in the portland area. But will be traveling all week next week.
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    Construction adhesive from home depot. Rtv...

    Construction adhesive from home depot.

    Rtv sealant

    If the panels are already installed....great stuff expandable foam.
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    I burned up 3 700r4's before I wised up and...

    I burned up 3 700r4's before I wised up and ditched the old tv cable transmission. 4l80e is the way to go. 4l65e's are a good bet too,.plus the extra gears in those newer units would really help...
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