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    need a first gen parking brake cable

    driver side broke at/near the brakes. the one and only time I ever used it was to test and adjust after installing, none the less, I like knowing I have options in an emergency. a source for new or...
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    are the bushings allowing too much slop? when you...

    are the bushings allowing too much slop? when you adjust, set tranny in park and lever 'almost' in park. purposely to tight to see if it will actually stay or if your detent is worn off. mine was...
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    before you spend too much on brakes, look at m1's...

    before you spend too much on brakes, look at m1's disc conversion. the difference in braking was night and day. I mention it now as getting brakes unstuck may lead to new shoes and/or wheel...
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    that sport van horn ring is a hard to find, $$$....

    that sport van horn ring is a hard to find, $$$. looks like everything is intack and all rust fixable. great starting point for restoration or just get it running and roadworthy and drive it.
  5. didnt rush out and buy wheels yet as just not...

    didnt rush out and buy wheels yet as just not finding enough info on this. i will share what little i did find for those interested. many have run offset rims with no noticable problems and very few...
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    I thought of that, I have an 'annoying squeak' in...

    I thought of that, I have an 'annoying squeak' in mine that increases over time but only present when she is in the van.
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    something similar to this? I made this for...

    something similar to this? I made this for removing springs but found many other uses for it, including wiper arm removal.39847
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    I hoarded a few when redoing my gauges, had them...

    I hoarded a few when redoing my gauges, had them apart and all appear as if they never had any paint. I had assumed the original was bare. you could sand it down or even take it a step farther and...
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    RUST! not 'if' it has rust but where and how...

    RUST! not 'if' it has rust but where and how much. the hole you see is about half what needs replaced. on a rocker, same work to replace bottom 2" or the whole thing but on the frame, floor or...
  10. Thread: Shakey

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    never even felt it.

    never even felt it.
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    we are fighting two issues here, three if you...

    we are fighting two issues here, three if you count when it was designed. always a fan of '60's g.m. vehicles so been driving them long before it became cool. when '60's and '70's vehicles were daily...
  12. what I did notice is even the stock springs had a...

    what I did notice is even the stock springs had a good bit more arch than others. as I said, I just finished adding to my Silverado springs. all my donor springs still in the middle of the floor. my...
  13. I had several vehicles like that (not 2" though)....

    I had several vehicles like that (not 2" though). my tow bar was useless on them. really cant recall an issue with handling but didn't cruise the interstates at 75 either. my van isn't really a...
  14. caster is 8-9 degrees, not wanting to push that...

    caster is 8-9 degrees, not wanting to push that much more. at 5 degrees, it wouldn't re center at all. 7 degrees was better but kinda wanders at straight ahead, 9 somewhat recenters but 'lazy and...
  15. wide rubber and extreme offset. hopefully he...

    wide rubber and extreme offset. hopefully he drops in and ads his 2 cents.
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    unless you have a friend in that area, I would go...

    unless you have a friend in that area, I would go in person. not just the scammers that never intended to sell but to visually see and inspect it. I have had several out of state trips only to be...
  17. pulled a wheel and found 6.75 std. and "almost"...

    pulled a wheel and found 6.75 std. and "almost" assumed std. meant zero offset. it doesn't! the back side has a lip at the top while the front is flatter. depending on which surface, it is heavy 1/2"...
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    while measuring second gen springs, it occured to...

    while measuring second gen springs, it occured to me. first gen owners are the ones seeing this. I noticed it fairly early after buying my '64 and noticed most/maybe all first gens are off center....
  19. 3981439815398163981739818following the curve, 48...

    3981439815398163981739818following the curve, 48 1/2" from center to center (that pic didn't make it). the third pic is almost useless but gives the general idea on mounting location of 46", full...
  20. not sure where stock would fall, here are pics of...

    not sure where stock would fall, here are pics of mine. as you can see, it is enough to notice.39810398113981239813
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    you missed quite a bit in my lengthy post and...

    you missed quite a bit in my lengthy post and multiple pics! the former owner added this when his built 327 kept running hot. claimed it solved his issues. there was no reason to remove it when he...
  22. could you install an add-a-leaf? just did this...

    could you install an add-a-leaf? just did this last night on my truck and gained 2 1/2" between the add-a-leaf (extreme arch for lift) and adding a stock type leaf (still arched more but added for...
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    4 on/ 4 off should make it easier to stay on...

    4 on/ 4 off should make it easier to stay on task. sadly, I am past the days of working long days and actually finishing anything at night. 4 days in a row should allow plenty of garage time. oh...
  24. not returning to center is what got me looking at...

    not returning to center is what got me looking at it. increasing castor helped, heavy on toe in helped but will only return partially from either left or right. as you are aware, I had HUGE steering...
  25. effects of wheel offset/back spacing and tire width on handling

    i believe our vans had zero offset, so 3 1/2" backspacing on a 7" rim. can anyone confirm? while I like the look of wider fronts and less backspacing, I am curious as to its effects on handling....
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