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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanner68 View Post
    Skill is nothing more than luck + timing.
    LMAO! It sure was for me in this case.
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    more tranny stuff

    It was a nice sunny 70 degree day yesterday so I took a day off of work, took the kids to school/day care, and worked on the van. I started wiring up the tranny, mounted the tranny computer, and the TPS. Also I gave the inside of the dog house lid two coats of lizard skin sound proofing.
    I was going to use this plate to mount my TPS and a relay for the ignition but do to the very large size of the connector for the tranny computer I had to change plans a little. I was hoping to mount the tranny computer under the drivers seat and run the connector through the big hole in the side of the dog house but the connector is to big. I don't want to start putting huge holes in the floor or the dog house so this was the next best thing. I mounted this plate where the voltage regulator use to be.
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    Some of the wiring you are seeing here is temporary just to get her running. As soon as she can move under her own power I will start cleaning it up.
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    I like your shifter install. I'm thinking about going with the Lokar stick. Can you post some detailed pics of the underside...the cable and/or linkage routeing? How long is the cable/linkage you used?
    I currently have a B&M shifter with 12' of cable looped back past the trans then forward to the trans...is that the same for the lokar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAY68108 View Post
    I like your shifter install. I'm thinking about going with the Lokar stick. Can you post some detailed pics of the underside...the cable and/or linkage routeing? How long is the cable/linkage you used?
    I currently have a B&M shifter with 12' of cable looped back past the trans then forward to the trans...is that the same for the lokar?
    Hi Ray, Thanks. I didn't install the cable yet. I also will be using a 12' cable as you did with yours. I hope to put it in this weekend. I will post pics for you when I do it.
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    Update

    It's been a while cense my last update so here is where I'm at. Time has not been my friend lately. All I get is an hour here 2 hours there to work on the van.
    I took the tranny bracket back out painted it and reinstalled it.
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    Then it was time to make some brackets for my shifter cable. I also had to make one to mount my TPS cable to the carb and I had to modify my throttle arm to attach the TPS cable so it will pull all the way though it's rotation.
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    For whatever reason I forgot to take pics of the shifter cable installed I need to do that.
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    Now it was time to ditch those straight pipes and make a proper exhaust system. I know my neighbors will appreciate it.
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    I scored this Matco pipe spreader off ebay for $45 bucks. It's like $300 new. Not bad
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    You can see my shifter cable set up in this pic. Don't mind all the clamps. I just used them to get it all together so I could take it out all in one peace and run it over to my good friend Eric's house so he could wield it all up for me. My wielding skills suck and I wasn't about to go and screw this thing all up.
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    All clamped up and ready for wielding.
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    Off to Eric's we go!
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    Anyone have something we could put in here to smoke?
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    Now to go back home throw some paint on this and reinstall it in the van. Notice the heat gun to help dry the paint and my temp exhaust laying on the ground by the gas cans
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    By the time I got this back into the van it was after 9pm and cold out and I was so excited to clean up and go for a quick drive. So no pic of it back in the van. About a month ago I pumped out all the old gas from the tank put in a little new gas and drove it a few blocks to fill the tank with the straight pipes. I thought for sure the cop that past me by was going to give me a few tickets expired Reg, expired Inspection, and loud as hell. But he just kept going. She felt a bit sluggish off the line and I chalked it up to the tranny's computer not being hooked up yet ATM I am using it like a semi auto. Boy was I wrong. She really came alive with an exhaust system and muffler. Now I just have to make a tail pipe, finish hooking up the tranny computer, and do the tranny cooler lines. Then it's off for a real drive. I took it a few blocks last night to the store and back. I almost forgot how much attention these things get. A few thumbs up and two "Is it for sale?" and "Do you want to sell it?". No and NO!
    Last edited by Coop; 11-20-2016 at 12:49 PM.
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    That seems to be the reaction I get, "Where did you find that?" Uh, in my garage. "How much do you want for it?" Um, I've owned it since 1979, not for sale...
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    Cool

    Cap the bottom off ....Load it up, and draw hard......LOL



    The first ride with a fresh engine is almost as good as sex.......
    I consider the "Do you want to sell it",comment a complement.
    Nice looking welds with no gloves,shield and a cell phone in Eric's hand......




    Put that Belly Pan back on the first chance you get.......
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    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    LOL

    Thanks Joe. If I tried to wield it, it would have been a mess. Eric is a far superior wielder then I will ever be. That thing in Eric's hand is his shield not a phone. It sure looks like a phone in that pic though. I will reinstall the belly pan as soon as I hook up the tranny cooler lines to the radiator. As you can see it is waiting front and center for me to be done LOL.
    There it is.

    Last edited by Coop; 11-21-2016 at 07:46 AM.
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    Angry Paying the price

    Great now I'm sick. I didn't feel that good yesterday and I woke up feeling like total crap today. As soon as the sun went down on Sat. the wind picked up and the temperature started dropping fast. Now I'm paying for laying on the ground most of the day and into the night doing my exhaust. Just in time for Thanksgiving. I snapped a quick pic or two of the exhaust in the van when I got home from work yesterday.
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    Thanks for the update Coop, making some really good progress.

    Hope u feel better.
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