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    thanks. couldn't find a pro, they all retired or...

    thanks. couldn't find a pro, they all retired or up and died! just getting it to fit in the first gen box was hard enough, then add pipes for intake heat, tranny and linkage, then end up 1/2" below...
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    links to sound clips ...

    links to sound clips https://youtu.be/r19BEUFbV-o https://youtu.be/GYijJFher9o
  3. Thread: Upgrading Cam

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    first and second gens have a different...

    first and second gens have a different crossmember and driveshaft, don't know which is shorter or how much. your driveshaft yoke should have 1" exposed, meaning it can travel an inch into trans...
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    recorded one on my phone but the playback sounded...

    recorded one on my phone but the playback sounded like a weedwacker echoing threw a tin can! I will try again tomorrow. the Clifford parts made an unbelievable difference! I was skeptical but after...
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    mufflers are on but passenger tailpipe just cut...

    mufflers are on but passenger tailpipe just cut and stuck together. ran out of mig wire at 7:00 on a sunday. sounded really good with just pipes but know that would get old quick. already have one...
  6. Thread: Upgrading Cam

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    40189 the rad on the right 'barely fit'! the...

    40189 the rad on the right 'barely fit'! the shiny new one on the left was installed +1/2" forward so close to an inch clearance. it lasted less than 10 feet before fan barely touched it! I had...
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    well my $50 dollar mufflers finally arrived! no...

    well my $50 dollar mufflers finally arrived! no name glass packs of the same size were just above $20, cherry bombs were $25 and the purple hornys were $35. are these better or did I buy into the...
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    tv cable lines up better and the 1/2" I added...

    tv cable lines up better and the 1/2" I added made it easier to remove and install. if you look at the first pic, the cable is off center and not much cable left before bottoming out. maybe wasn't an...
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    if he isn't interested, your next on the list. it...

    if he isn't interested, your next on the list. it will be a few weeks until I let it go. was gone for the weekend but managed to get a couple hours in tonight. down pipes are done, even threw on a...
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    exactly. the purpose of the flow shut off is to...

    exactly. the purpose of the flow shut off is to prevent the core from heating the van. if it is heating the air in the van, it is taking heat out of the coolant. as little as that may be, it is...
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    provided there are no cracks and you replace the...

    provided there are no cracks and you replace the bolts, you should be fine. that being said, I would start looking for a replacement. had one with a crack you could not see but push in the clutch and...
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    spent a couple hours on it tonight. I managed to...

    spent a couple hours on it tonight. I managed to get everything together without lowering/leaning the engine but just couldn't adjust the linkage properly. lowered engine, less than 5 minutes...
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    everything I need in 1000 sq. ft. (except more...

    everything I need in 1000 sq. ft. (except more room). old school=set up to get stuff done. I like the tv shows where everything is spotless, tools look as if never used, hair perfect and never a...
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    rareparts is the only place I know with the drag...

    rareparts is the only place I know with the drag link, ALL the other parts can be had for less.
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    no ball joints, we have king pins. tie rods are...

    no ball joints, we have king pins. tie rods are readily available and cheap, drag link is a few hundred from rare parts or make one with 2 tie rod ends and threaded tube. you can likely adjust your...
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    weber 38/38's. once it is together and any...

    weber 38/38's. once it is together and any issues resolved, I would like to sell as a package. offy intake, heat plate and pipes, dual 32/36 European webers, carb adapters, linkage, brackets, fuel...
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    didn't get far today. took most of the day just...

    didn't get far today. took most of the day just to make 3 brackets! made the tv cable bracket too but that was just making a copy of my old one and welding it to the throttle lever in the correct...
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    synthetic grease for steering boxes

    saw this on inliners, they claim it is better than the john deer corn hole lube that is recommended by many on here. I know nothing of it, just sharing the link. ...
  19. Thread: Which engine?

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    http://www.vcvc.org/showthread.php/30898-Engine-an...

    http://www.vcvc.org/showthread.php/30898-Engine-and-trans
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    clifford intake in a first gen

    didn't intend on installing this until fall but a broken exhaust stud was a good enough excuse to start it today. it is a tight fit but it does fit. the front header flange is only 1/4" away where...
  21. Thread: Van parts

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    box it up. how do I pay, paypal? pm here or text...

    box it up. how do I pay, paypal? pm here or text 7243120285. I rarely answer as telemarketers rendered the cell phone obsolete, it sits on my desk where the land line once sat.
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    didn't even look at that, it was the only one I...

    didn't even look at that, it was the only one I found with 2 engines on one graph for simplified comparison. comp cams has several for their different small block chevy cams, much better info but not...
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    the wheels made a huge improvement. I only considered offset as an issue as one last thing before I sold it or converted to rack and pinion $$$. steering box professionally rebuilt, including...
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    40049 here is a comparison of 2 different...

    40049 here is a comparison of 2 different engines (not chevy) that shows how peak hp is misleading. the infinity has more hp but the bmw has much more all the way to 6k+. at 2k, where we drive, it...
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    with a $900 dollar savings to get a bigger motor,...

    with a $900 dollar savings to get a bigger motor, i would get the 400 and upgrade the rad (if even needed). more cubes for towing. ignore peak hp and focus on usable rpm's. rv type cam with shorter...
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