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    New Member with '69 Chevy Van

    I just joined this forum and thought I should send a post about my 1969 Chevy Van. I bought it in 1981 and it was my main vehicle besides my motorcycles. It ran great and a few years later, after blowing up the original 307 engine, my friend and I built and installed a 350 with 4 bolt main and ran it until 2001 when I took it of the road for a little while. Twenty years later and it's time to get it going again.

    It's been stored in a few different places, but for the last ten years, it's been in the hands of various tweakers. The engine was luckily left alone except for the incredible amount of pack rats that were living in the doghouse. The seats were removed to be used as lawn furniture and have disappeared completely. the side mirrors are gone, too.

    I just got it to start and run last week and am now working to get everything back to working condition. Believe it or not, it started right up with the distributor set up exactly how it was twenty years ago. I didn't even dress the points, Just put in new plugs, plug wires, and a new battery. It sounds as strong as ever.

    I'm trying to figure out how to add a photo to this post, but that shouldn't be too hard to figure out. I'll be looking around the forum for parts and advice. It's great to be here.

    Zoomer
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    Welcome Zoomer. Good to hear your getting your van back on road.
    Site having a pic posting problem for awhile ???
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    Welcome!

    Welcome Zoomer!

    No pics for like a year now...
    Mike

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    welcome Zoomer
    54 chevy panel truck 355 tpi 700r4 325/9in
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    Welcome

    Welcome aboard Zoomer.
    108VanGuy...
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