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    How To Repair..

    I know lots of "How To" posts have been done by many other members. It's really good for those new guys who are trying to do some of this stuff themselves or just to get a few hints if they already know their way around a VCV. My question for fellow members is: Which "How To" instructables are missing? Which ones have been overlooked or need updating?
    Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 108VanGuy View Post
    Which "How To" instructables are missing? Which ones have been overlooked or need updating?
    Any ideas?
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    How about a list of all the items and changes needed to do a first gen V8 swap, using as many "stock" parts as possible?
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    Great Idea

    Quote Originally Posted by Optik View Post
    How about a list of all the items and changes needed to do a first gen V8 swap, using as many "stock" parts as possible?
    Unfortunately, I have not done one of those. I would guess the parts list would start with a 2nd gen doghouse, crossflow radiator, overflow tank, fan shroud and while not required, it would be highly recommended to have a sway bar.
    108VanGuy...
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    1967 Chevy Panel, 230 CID, 3 Spd. 3.36 "UtiliVan" 292 TFI coming. Owned since 76
    1964 GMC Panel, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "CrunchoVan"
    1965 GMC HandiBus Custom, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "MilkVan" Seized Engine
    1965 Chevy Panel 350 CID, 3 Spd. "RustoRoof" Runs but wiring bad
    1969 Chevy 108 Display 307 CID THM 350 Power Brakes 3.73 Posi
    1965 Chevy Panel, V8, 3 Spd. "Gold Hills Van" Best body of my 65s
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optik View Post
    How about a list of all the items and changes needed to do a first gen V8 swap, using as many "stock" parts as possible?
    I will do that with pictures, but ya'll have to wait until I get home from deployment

    I already pulled the 194 L6 and sold it out of the Red Baron. Just waiting for the v8 swap, and I've got all the parts stashed already.



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    I could fill a book with 'How NOT to' instructions....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanner68 View Post
    I could fill a book with 'How NOT to' instructions....
    Me to but thatís how we learn.

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    Cool

    The good thing about this site, is the treads never vanish after a certain period of time like other web page sites do....
    They do drop down the page and pages back.If there is no more action on that particular thread.
    Using the search engine will bring these threads up to view.

    What topics in a"how to" thread would be handy for other members here to use?

    I have all ways used the In The Dog House section of our forums as the place to go to ask mechanical questions about our vans.
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Which "How to" instruction is missing?

    I'm not a mechanic and i wasn't around cars when i was a kid but i enjoy vanning just as much as you guys.
    I always wish i can do some of the mechanical work you guys do but the confidence is not always there.

    I think a general mechanic etiquette, safety 101 and garage workspace setup/organization will help me.
    Maybe even a general set of tools and useful things to have in the garage to help maintain our vans.

    I know some of you have a professional workshop in the garage but i think there might be a few like me that have all his tools in a bucket. The #1 thing that bugs me the most is looking for missing sockets. The 1/2" socket is always missing and i spent more time looking for things like that than working on the van.

    So, if there's a thread about this subject, I'd be all over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeykongking View Post
    Which "How to" instruction is missing?

    I'm not a mechanic and i wasn't around cars when i was a kid but i enjoy vanning just as much as you guys.
    I always wish i can do some of the mechanical work you guys do but the confidence is not always there.

    I think a general mechanic etiquette, safety 101 and garage workspace setup/organization will help me.
    Maybe even a general set of tools and useful things to have in the garage to help maintain our vans.

    I know some of you have a professional workshop in the garage but i think there might be a few like me that have all his tools in a bucket. The #1 thing that bugs me the most is looking for missing sockets. The 1/2" socket is always missing and i spent more time looking for things like that than working on the van.

    So, if there's a thread about this subject, I'd be all over it.

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    Ooohhhh... tool porn....
    Gregg Groff


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