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    Hell yeah good to see you Wookee! it had been too...

    Hell yeah good to see you Wookee! it had been too long.
    Big Red is looking good.
    RC
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    it was replaced to whatever the stock v8 rads...

    it was replaced to whatever the stock v8 rads are. 3 row, right?

    works great, stays cold as hell, idling in stop and go traffic for an hour during the parade at the nats this weekend I never...
  3. Nice! love the 2 tone brown.

    Nice! love the 2 tone brown.
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    OH! Also....

    Another quick thought.
    Be real careful taking out the bolts for your lower rad support. i barely put any muscle into one of them and snapped it clean off. Then I proceeded to break 2 EZ outs off in...
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    Finally got around to this

    I just wanted to add an update to this thread in case anyone is browsing through looking for info.

    I finally ended up getting my radiator recored. Found and old timer that did it in a shop behind...
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    My parents, aunt & uncle will be there Tuesday or...

    My parents, aunt & uncle will be there Tuesday or Wednesday with an early and 2 late models. I'll be there friday with my early.
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    my dad and the crew should be there tuesday I...

    my dad and the crew should be there tuesday I think.
    I'll be rolling in as early Friday as I can get myself out of bed, about a 4-5 hour drive for me. Hopefully i'll be there in time to slide right...
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    I would mechanically remove all the loose...

    I would mechanically remove all the loose particles with a wire wheel, then put POR-15 on it.
    That stuff is permanent as hell. Honestly its almost overkill for the minimal rust your describing, but...
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    2nd gen V8 radiator replacement

    Hey All, Long time no see.

    I did a ton of work to Vanna Black last summer to get her ready for the 2017 Nats, and right before the trip I spring a leak in the radiator and ended up taking my...
  10. Thread: Radiators!

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    So, Just got the quote to recore my original...

    So, Just got the quote to recore my original cross flow.
    425 bucks!
    That seem on par with what you guys have experienced?
    I may be parking the van until next summer if I gotta save up that kind...
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    Rensellear, IN. the nats are almost always...

    Rensellear, IN.

    the nats are almost always held in smaller towns.
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    NOPE! I'm happy with keeping it simple. Thanks...

    NOPE! I'm happy with keeping it simple. Thanks guys.
    RC
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    Radiators!

    Well last week I over heated the hell out of vanner black towing a trailer. Long story short found out my fan clutch was whopped, just free wheeling. Got that fixed before the nats, decided to tear...
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    Hey guys, I just wanted to say how great it was...

    Hey guys, I just wanted to say how great it was to see everyone last weekend!!! There is no better kick in the pants to work on your van than going to a nationals.
    got home about 1:30 and I was...
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    Pictures definitely don't do this thing justice....

    Pictures definitely don't do this thing justice. It's a master
    piece. It was a pleasure to be able to ogle it in person!
    RC
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    Hey guys, I'm planning to roll in late Friday...

    Hey guys,
    I'm planning to roll in late Friday night. Not sure which van I'll be in. Depends on the weather. But at least for right now the plan is to actually BE there.
    RC
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    That's a bummer when vans that nice get crushed....

    That's a bummer when vans that nice get crushed. in the northeast we'd consider that thing "cherry"
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    dang that looks awesome. good job man. RC

    dang that looks awesome. good job man.
    RC
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    what time are you guys meeting up in Syracuse?...

    what time are you guys meeting up in Syracuse? I'd love to swing by in the van quick and say Hi. I live about 10 minutes south of the thruway so I can scoot up there any time.
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    hey all! much to my dismay I'm not going to be...

    hey all!
    much to my dismay I'm not going to be able to make it. I've been planning on it since the beginning, but life really gets in the way. I just switched careers and am not allowed to take...
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    I stopped at Mac's house on the way to Smiley's...

    I stopped at Mac's house on the way to Smiley's last October and spent some time drooling all over Blue Overdose. I think I spent an hour just under it on a creeper. Thing. Is. Clean! Really proud of...
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    Hey dudes, this thread is pretty long so I just...

    Hey dudes, this thread is pretty long so I just jammed through it quick on my phone. Who is trying to put a gull wing on their van? I actually just got my van out of storage tonight and it's setting...
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    I'm glad I'm not only one who has nightmares...

    I'm glad I'm not only one who has nightmares about their van.
    This is entirely true:
    about 5 or so years ago I had a dream Johnny Depp stole my van when I had it parked at a friends house and took...
  24. I sent Weave an FB message, hopefully he or...

    I sent Weave an FB message, hopefully he or someone he knows is checking it for him. Jim is honestly one the nicest, most interesting guys I've ever met. He has some CRAZY stories from the hey day of...
  25. Yeah If you do plan on doing the swap make sure...

    Yeah If you do plan on doing the swap make sure you grab a good one. This site has a TON of info on doing these swaps. Just type "700r4 swap" into the search function and sit and read through as much...
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