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    West Coast Parts Run December 2020

    With the shop cleared out, it’s time to take care of some outstanding parts runs and other VCVC things to do for members. The current list of West Coast parts to pick up and deliver include;
    M1D: P/U bench seat in Southern California and deliver to Canadian border.
    Canada“Ian”: P/U benchseat that I left at Russell’s place in Washington state. Pick that up and deliver to Canadian border.
    Vanitti: Service call. Mike’s got no blower motor or windshield wiper operation. Can’t have that going into winter! Overnight low temperatures there are expected to plunge to a low of 46F! Im not going to let Mike suffer through extreme Southern California temperatures with no heat in his 2nd gen! ;>). Monday is expected to be a high of 82F there.
    66 BeachCruiser: I’ll stop by for a look at his new place and we’ll make a plan for his electric radiator wiring harness. He’s going to need some parts to get that 66 staying cool. If it’s 82F near Christmas, image what July could be like!
    I’m also hoping to pick up a few goodies for myself from a few CL posts during this trip.
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    Here’s me under the dash of Mike’s 68.
    There was no power at the Painless fuse panel for the fan or wiper with the key on. Problem was wire had pulled out at back of the ignition switch and switch was loose at plastic to metal connector. A short made up electrical pigtail got the wipers working well and the blower motor working real weak. There was only 5 volts at the motor, WTH! After sometime on my back I started thinking “This isn’t painless”! I’m running out of daylight here and don’t have time to do a “Painless fuseblock rewire”. I had to improvise a “temporary” workaround. Hopefully it doesn’t end up to be “semi-permanent”. Mike and Laurie still have plans to go camping in the next few days. (Welcome to SoCal).
    Good for me I brought most of the electrical goodies.
    This morning it’s more work on the Vanitti 68 and good times!
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    1969 Chevy Panel, 250 CID, 3 ring 4 Spd. with OD, 2.73 "WedgieVan" Daily Driver
    1967 Chevy Panel, 230 CID, 3 Spd. 3.36 "UtiliVan Owned since 76
    1964 GMC Panel, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "CrunchoVan"
    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"
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.
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    Next Day

    I spent the morning at a Mike’s place helping to dial in his ignition timing. The timing light was showing about 16degrees ATDC as the only place that (probably) 250 wanted to run. It’s possible the harmonic balanced has slipped. We’ll save that investigation for a later date. Priority now is to get rid of the pinging and do a check of what else needs attention. We’ll schedule those items for a later day. So I say make a list of what we found and head out to the next VCVanner.
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    Sorry for the extra pics.

    Now it’s off to see 66BeachCruiser to check the progress on his Hydroboost PS and PB system. It’s only about 2 hours from Vanitti’s place but the SoCal freeway system is real close to a video game driving survival system! It’s pretty wild!
    I made it to Jose’s place and I got to check out his new place and his van.
    He’s made great progress in his van and I’m hoping to help him out more tomorrow. Stay tuned.
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    1967 Chevy Panel, 230 CID, 3 Spd. 3.36 "UtiliVan Owned since 76
    1964 GMC Panel, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "CrunchoVan"
    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"
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.
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    On that 250, make sure it has the right timing cover on it. I had a 250 built for my '65 and put the cover off of my 230 on it, I had trouble getting timing right and looked at another 250 with correct cover. The timing plate mounted to the cover is on the opposite side of the water pump. About a 20-30 degree difference.
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    Thanks for the help Mark!

    Not sure if that could be the issue Russ. Ive never had the engine worked on.
    Previous owners may have had work done...

    Running like a top now but theres those issues and stuff like weeping soft plugs, oil leaks,
    and such that I might just go for the rebuild...
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    Great to see things moving along smoothly, Im happy to see my bench seat in transport.

    Good luck with the Painfull wire harness , Im sure you can master it.

    Happy travels.

    M1D
    Don't ask me!! I'm still stuck on "who am I?" and "What do I want?"

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    66 BeachCruiser Times

    With the work of the day completed at Vanitti's (Mike), it was off to see 66BeachCruiser (Jose). Jose had recently moved to Thousand Oaks and had to get his 66 put together just enough to make it moveable. He'd had some concerns about the engine after it's reassembly so I wanted to put an ear to it. I listened to it run and my 1st thought was that the valves could be too tight. I didn't have my special low splash valve cover for valve adjustment so we put that off. I wanted to minimize the oil splash on his fresh paint.
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    He had a shop install exhaust pipes and the PS system was hooked up enough to drive it very short distances. There's no belt on the PS pump because the hoses have not yet been fabricated. He's using the HydroBoost system found on a truck, not sure which one though.
    I wanted to take a better look at his PS setup since I just got done with a PS system on LZV. I'm trying to learn as much as I can while it's still fresh in my head. Hopefully I'll have another version ready to go sooner than later. The system Jose is using has a much larger slave cylinder since it came off of a truck. We talked through ideas about the pieces that needed to be fabricated on both our systems. It's amazing how much time it takes to think these issues through but it's fun talking about it with others who are going down the same road. Plenty of fabrication is required and it's expensive to send out the work that we don't have the machines for or the abilities to do out of our garages. Jose's enthusiasm and dedication for the project is contagious! We made some notes and hatched a plan on the PS, to be continued at a later date.
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    Here's the proud owner in front of his 66. He's clutching part of the next project which is an electrical pigtail from a MKVIII fan. With the 2nd gen engine crossmember installed, he's able to mount that in front of his 6 cylinder engine. We'll now build a wiring harness for the fan which will include;
    Automatic thermostatic controls for the 2 speed fan.
    A Volvo dual temp switch mounted in the thermostat housing.
    Manual override switch for hi and lo speed. The microswitch will be located on the small plate between the dash and the column.
    Wires will be routed under the dash and then out the stock hole in the floorboard to the right side of the 2nd gen doghouse and then to the battery.
    Relays will provide power for each fan speed.
    Provision will be made to add a timer for engine off fan operation.

    With our plans written down it was time for a late lunch. We got some yummy to go food and ate at a local park. It was quite a bit cooler than the day before. Daytime temperatures had plunged by 10 degrees F. It was down to 72! There was plenty of places to sit and eat but we easily agreed to sit near where we could enjoy the game.
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    There happened to be a women's volleyball practice closeby. They seemed quite athletic. For some reason it took us longer than expected to finish our lunch. When we returned, the sun was going down and it turned rather chilly. We had enough time to knock out one more quick project. That would be a bench bleed of a master cylinder and installation on Jose's 71 Monte Carlo.
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    After that it was time for a fine dinner and adult beverages in his new backyard with firepit. A fine time indeed!
    I said my goodbyes to his wife and family and left early to return to Sacramento with M1D's near perfect bench seat and a few other goodies I picked up along the way. I'll head North from Sacramento to near the Canadian border after Christmas. This West Coast winter parts run to be continued.
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    1967 Chevy Panel, 230 CID, 3 Spd. 3.36 "UtiliVan Owned since 76
    1964 GMC Panel, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "CrunchoVan"
    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"
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.
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    It’s always nice to see Mark and talk vans and exchange ideas. I currently had a new master cylinder on my vise ready to bench bleed to switch out my leaky master on my Monte Carlo I had just previously purchased. It was leaking through a crack on the casting. Mark helped me as a second hand to quickly switch it out and minimize leaks. Thanks Mark.

    I just moved in so my garage is still full of packed boxes and have construction going on including an additional driveway being added to access my side yard to park my van. My van is at my in laws 5 minutes away. Mark went over there with me to check it out. He helped by inspecting all my lose areas in my steering and mapping the fan wiring he mentioned.

    My power assist drag link is lose on both ends and really need the correct matching ball studs on the ends. I had made spacers to try to correct it and use the current ones. They don’t quite do the trick. I have to rethink modification of my power drag link to use proper ball studs/ends. On my engine noise, We don’t hear the typical knock but it sounds heavy inside that six. Hopefully a valve adjustment is all it needs. I did already purchase a v8....and was planning on going through this six completely. On my drag link I’m thinking if I find the right machinists they could open up the ends and change ball studs. If not possible I’ll have to cut up the ends on each side to leave a rod and have a machinist thread them to fit the ES 4009S sleeves and ES409L tied rod ends.
    Here’s pictures of my control valve drag link and other ends and the Mark VIII fan. We also talked plenty on AC. We can talk forever on everything we plan to do.
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    Wink Did You Mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by 66BeachCruiser View Post
    We can talk forever on everything we plan to do.
    Did you mean to say that "He can talk forever on everything he plans to do"?
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    1964 GMC Panel, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "CrunchoVan"
    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"
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    Post Parts Run Call

    Plans for the next leg are firming up. I'm going to pick up and deliver parts along Interstate 5 from Sacramento, CA to Blaine, WA. Current plan to leave Sacramento Monday sometime and be in Blaine on Tuesday afternoon. So far the biggest items to be delivered are 2 bench seats to near Canada and then pick up a couple of transmissions on the way back, so there's still room. This is a service I'm happy to provide to club members, just help me out with a little fuel if you can. Rain is expected but it looks like nothing severe. There's no snow in the forecast along my way but it does look like there's a big winter weather system headed East from the Southern California area. All aboard! Parts that is.
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    1964 GMC Panel, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "CrunchoVan"
    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"
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.
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    PNW Run Update

    Left Sacramento at noon yesterday and drove all night to get up to see Russ68 at 0500 today. Just a few quick naps along the way. Russ was scheduled for an appointment at 0900 so I thought it best to meet before he left. I picked up the bench seat I’d left there for Canad’Ian back in June. Ian was planning to pick it up by now but they closed the border on him. I already had M1D’s bench wrapped up so with both in the back of the Ranger, I headed for the shipper. The Internet said they opened at 0800, their website said 0830 and the sign on the door said 1000. At 0755 the lights were on and the door unlocked. With the helpful assistance of the attending warehouseperson. Heather seemed quite capable of hefting the bulky 100 lb. packages singlehanded. There was no paperwork so I snapped a pic as my receipt.
    With that connection completed, next stop is Idaho. There’s a weather front coming in so I thought it best to get to Idaho and back ASAP. With no 4WD, I want to avoid the several inches of snow in the forecast. There’ll be some back tracking required but better to be back on the rainy West side of the hill. I’ve got miles to go before I sleep.
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    1969 Chevy 108 Display 307 CID THM 350 Power Brakes 3.73 Posi
    1965 Chevy Panel, V8, 3 Spd. "Gold Hills Van"
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    Miles To Go

    With a weather front off the Pacific coast and headed my way, the plan was to leave Blaine Washington and head to Idaho to try and score a transmission I found, (R10Q-1 of course). So it’s pedal the the metal, make the deal and then turn around and get my self to Yakima. The Idaho deal went real smooth thanks to a man of his word of Northern Idaho. Thank you Jason! You are a righteous man! With a no ring 4 speed Saginaw W/OD in the back of the Ranger, its time to get outta northern Idaho. It’s getting dark and slightly rainey so best get myself to the next destination which is Yakima, WA. Gotta new VCVanner who says he’s gotta a 65 Deluxe and needs a belly pan. Whatever dude, but I’ll check it out. It’s on my way so I’ll try and make a deal. Belly pans are a tough item. Don’t really want to part with one of these that might be needed on my one of my flock of 1st gens. Anyway I made it to Yakima and bedded down in the back of the Ranger at a truck stop so I’d be ready to see this 65 first thing in the AM. I met the vanner early and from here I’ll just let the pics do the talking. Click image for larger version. 

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    The drive was worth it. This guy has one of the sweetest, most solid, unmolested 65 Deluxe VCV that I have seen. So I start peppering this guy with questions.
    Me: Too bad the horn ring is gone.
    Him: Got that inside in a box.
    Me: Got a title?
    Him: Yup.
    Me:Pay a lot for it did ya?
    Him: $500.
    (Where in the Frick was I when this came up(!?!)
    Me: So, what’s your plan? You gonna chop it? Plan on lowering it? Some kind of full custom?
    Him: Nope! Want to put it back to stock and take my friends to concerts in it.

    I coulda grabbed that kid and hugged him. Yes all you old VCVanners, there is hope after all.
    A new generation that is willing to keep these old gals as they were. Wow! Yes the belly pan and other tough items are yours, and thank you for finding, owning and working to restore this 1965 Chevy DELUXE VCVC!

    And now it’s time to pay the price for a winter VCV parts run in the PNW.

    It was a light snow in Yakima and I was on the good side of the Cascade mountains, right?
    Time to head to Tacoma, WA. Gotta do a solid for a fellow VCVanner.

    As you can see from the previous pics, a light snow was falling. I hit the I-90 and headed west. It started off pretty well. Light snow but not too bad. It got worse. A lot worse. Click image for larger version. 

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    All too soon my 2WD Ranger is going in directions that I’m not steering it. Blood pressure is rising and bowel control is weakening. Being a flat lander, I’m not trained in winter driving. A pleasant drive now turns quickly into a white knuckle adventure. After nearly spinning out with big rig trucks on my tail, I figured it was time to chain up. Yes, I did have chains but had never installed any or driven in winter conditions like this. I pulled over behind a helpful trucker to install the chains. He was full of wisdom. “Watch your back. Cars and trucks will come up behind you skidding out of control and smash into you”.
    Yeah, thanks for that. (Like me a few minutes before skidding around on the interstate?)
    The trucker is chaining up also and has other helpful information after giving my Ranger a chance a quick look.
    “Dude, you picked the wrong time to come up here” (In that POS!)
    ”So how many miles do you think this snow is gonna keep up?” (Me)
    ”At least 30 miles, that is if they keep the pass open.” (Him)
    ”And if they close the pass?” (Me)
    ”Then ya sit and wait” (Him)
    (Oh shi t, did I fill up with fuel?)
    There’s a reason I didn’t take the WedgieVan and it was about the Ranger getting better MPG and not meeting VCVanners. Now I ‘m glad I’m not risking the front end of the 69 on the compacted snow headed out of Yakima! That and the superior heater and defroster.
    After 40 miles of driving at 20 MPH, I’m finally taking off the chains and trying to forget the big rigs that nearly sideswiped me headed down the hill. I’m ready for a bottle of Bacardi after this leg of the trip!
    I make it to Tacoma to meet up with another VCVanner. He’s got a place for me to stay and parts for me to haul. KK’s old place in Tacoma is the destination. He’s still got plenty of VCV stash there and I’m in the area with space available to transport goodies down south.
    The Ranger was outfitted to accommodate a tired VCVanner who was hitting the highway miles pretty hard. I had a comfortable place in the back to lay down. Plenty of room compared with the June cross-country run when I was hauling more parts. (check my June 2020 posts on that.)
    KK had some sweet tires and rims that he could use at his new spot in SoCal so it’s time to help a fellow VCVanner out. KK (Joe) is a solid, longtime VCVanner that I’ve know for years. He’s done right by me, my son and the WedgieVan for years. Check the posts.
    Anyway, KK’s got a few of his tires and rims headed his way soon. Joe likes those impossible to find N 50 15 tires for the rear and the G 60 15s for the front. Anyway, he’s got two complete sets of his tires and sweet turbine rims headed his way soon.
    Tomorrow it’s time to head south. I've got one more R10Q-1 to score in northern Oregon and a 292 core to check out. I’m hoping to start the new year back home with my honey. We’ll see how that works out.
    Gotta few more passes to climb to get back home. Hopefully there’s no more winter weather mountain pass driving to endure!

    BTW, this van was sold with an engine that had the front two cylinders fried. The new owner has already installed a rebuilt engine (230?). That's why the engine looks so good. He's also recored the rad. Seems like he's doing it right. Notice from the interior pic how the roof bows are still intact. The sound absorbing panels in between had long since fallen down. I believe because of humidity absorption. I think the reason the roof bows are in such good condition is due to the lack of intense heat in the location it has lived. Usually those roof bows are sagged, bent in the middle and not reusable. Maybe that is related to those GM engineers living in the Detroit area and never having lived in the SoCal heat?
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    1964 GMC Panel, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "CrunchoVan"
    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"
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.
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    Looks like fun trip. The attachments to the Deluxe are not coming up, I'd like to see the pics.
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    Wow. What an adventure so far. Yea, I’d like to see that unmolested deluxe too. Stop teasing. Fix those pictures
    1966 Chevy Sportvan seafoam green/white
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    HEI distributor
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    200r4 w/stock auto shifter, custom hanger, 96 suburban trans cooler
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    Back Home

    I fixed the pics so check it out. That is one sweet ride he's got his hands on. There's no doubt about it, and better yet, it landed in the hands of a kid that wants to restore it, not chop and customize it. That's the kind of VCVanner I live to support with parts and services. He's gonna need a rear bumper, front disc brake brackets and other hard-to-find parts. I'm down for that build! Sure wish I knew more about the Yakima, Wa area before I headed up that way though. The weather really surprised me but I made the trip and hooked up with him and that sweet 65.

    So I made it down the hill to Tacoma to KK's old place, loaded the Ranger with two complete sets of fat tires and rims, got a shower, a good night's sleep and was on the road at 0700. I can put in the miles like few others I've seen because I've got a goal. Get the job done! I can travel long distances because I've developed a system that works for me and will probably not work for others. I like the cab nice and toasty. I don't like to stop for long periods. I want to keep on the road. I am willing to sleep in cramped quarters that others would consider coffin sized. I'll drive more continuous hours than is allowed commercial drivers. I'm happy to drive by myself so I don't have to listen to a co-driver bitch and complain. "The heat is too high, I need to stop and pee, we should get a motel for the night, I want a shower and a bed, I'm tired, my legs, back and arms are cramping, I need to stretch out, can we stop for a while?, I'm tired of driving, I'm tired of this seat, how come you don't have a stereo, I don't like driving at night, can we stop?" Sorry but passengers on these runs are not welcome. I'm happy to let my fellow VCVanners read about it on the posts from the comfort of your home because it is my pleasure to do this kind of stuff. I just wish I had a better system (laptop) to upload my travel pics. After a hard day's ride, I'll always try to post up the day's adventures from my iPhone which unfortunately doesn't always work very well. I'm hoping it doesn't have anything to do with the Bacardi that I apply to unwind at the end of a day's run. The ultimate reason I push the driving is to "Gitter Done!" for the VCVanners. This was a great run but even though I'm home now, it's not done yet. There's another run tentatively scheduled for sometime in January. This is to deliver KK's sweet fat tires and rims on the way to Las Vegas. We've got a new VCVanner in Las Vegas that bought a sweet 65 deluxe outta New Jersey somewhere. He has big plans to turn that 65 into a show winning custom. I'm down to help on that project.

    Just to close the loop on the trip from Tacoma to Sacramento that I made today, I stopped near Woodburn, OR to pick up another R10Q-1 and check out a restoration shop. I'll be posting that visit up in the "Off Topic" section since he didn't have any VCVs in his shop. Short summary is that I toured a repair shop that is absolutely top-notch. Pantera's, Corvettes, and at least one million dollar car. Stay tuned.
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    1967 Chevy Panel, 230 CID, 3 Spd. 3.36 "UtiliVan Owned since 76
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    Smile Amazing Sport Van Deluxe 65

    Amazing the passenger side of the 65 SVD was dent and damage free with NO side mirror and no holes?? !!!


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    Other Buyers Were Waiting

    I was told that 40 other buyers were lined up to purchase this VCV. The one who owns it now was the first to respond to the Craigslist ad. I'm hoping to see this van again, hopefully in better weather conditions.
    108VanGuy...
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    1967 Chevy Panel, 230 CID, 3 Spd. 3.36 "UtiliVan Owned since 76
    1964 GMC Panel, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "CrunchoVan"
    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"
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.
    1969 G20 Shell

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