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    Sorry, west side near Vancouver. You have some...

    Sorry, west side near Vancouver. You have some great territory to explore out there. The entire Grand Coulee territory would be a good start. Visitor's Center is outstanding.
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    Where are you in WA?

    Where are you in WA?
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    I'd like to buy it just so I could rewire it!...

    I'd like to buy it just so I could rewire it!
    And what is that polished aluminum canister with a screw cap just behind the HEI distributor?
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    It's not a proportioning valve, just a switch to...

    It's not a proportioning valve, just a switch to warn you if either of the brake hydraulic circuits fails.
    Very likely it just needs to be re-centered.
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    Kill 2 birds with one stone. From a scrap yard,...

    Kill 2 birds with one stone. From a scrap yard, get a steering column with electric power steering.
    http://www.vcvc.org/showthread.php/31897-Power-Steering?highlight=power+steering

    Search the...
  6. Thread: Hinge Pins

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    Thx

    Thx
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    Are we talking about front doors or side/rear...

    Are we talking about front doors or side/rear doors?
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    Seems like it. Although I suppose different...

    Seems like it. Although I suppose different bushings might accommodate 2 different king pin diameters in the same hole. But I recall the G10 bushings are only about 1/16" wall thickness. Not much...
  9. I was on a project with Chevrolet commercial...

    I was on a project with Chevrolet commercial vehicles in the late 90s. in a meeting with some mid level brass, one of them revealed that GM's new strategy was to move the GMC brand upscale to a...
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    Is the actual axle beam different on the 3/4 ton...

    Is the actual axle beam different on the 3/4 ton (6 lug) from the 1/2 ton (5 lug) vans? Maybe you (CanVanMan) could just swap out the steering knuckle/spindle assemblies and send one of your...
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    Anything's possible. But before going to that...

    Anything's possible. But before going to that extreme you could look for a shop that could build up the worn area with weld, then turn and grind it back to size. I had that done to a pto shaft on one...
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    I had the same problem several years ago - like...

    I had the same problem several years ago - like 1981. The temporary solution was to dimple the spindle liberally with a center punch, maybe a hundred hits, and then mount the bearing with a generous...
  13. That's what I thought. I have 5 Gen 2 vans, but I...

    That's what I thought. I have 5 Gen 2 vans, but I thought I might have missed something.



    Right. I have a cable pedal from I-don't-remember-what. Anybody have pix of a homemade cable setup?...
  14. Throttle cable?? Some vans have a throttle cable?...

    Throttle cable?? Some vans have a throttle cable? Or has someone come up with a replacement of the rod & bellcrank Rube Goldberg nightmare?

    For forum readers under 50:...
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    Where are you moving to in WA?

    Where are you moving to in WA?
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    FWIW: these threads still have pix:...

    FWIW: these threads still have pix:
    http://www.vcvc.org/showthread.php/32630-Dirt-bike-in-the-back-of-an-early
    http://www.vcvc.org/showthread.php/32585-Side-mirror

    There's prolly more.
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    FYI: No pix with Safari browser too.

    FYI: No pix with Safari browser too.
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    YES! Detailed ictures of the rotisserie, please....

    YES! Detailed ictures of the rotisserie, please. Especially curious about attachment points & hardware, and the location of the pivot axis.
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    How perfect is that??!! Yes, bungee the wheel to...

    How perfect is that??!! Yes, bungee the wheel to the 2X10. Sweet.
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    Post a few pictures when it's loaded.

    Post a few pictures when it's loaded.
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    I started off that way, but I found I was bending...

    I started off that way, but I found I was bending the dog house!
    Maybe if I was hauling a 125 2-stroke instead of an XR650…
    It is quick and easy though.
    tb
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    What size rubber on your van?

    What size rubber on your van?
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    Those rear bumper hanger bike hauler thingies...

    Those rear bumper hanger bike hauler thingies always looked marginal to me too. My solution is a telescoping custom tube bumper that slides on 2" hitch receiver tubing welded under the frame on both...
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    You're welcome. Here's another option if you have...

    You're welcome. Here's another option if you have a bed inside:
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    Use a 2X6 as a ramp to load the bike backwards....

    Use a 2X6 as a ramp to load the bike backwards. Then put the 2X6 across the rear door frame at the bike's front axle level, or a bit lower to clear the tail light protectors. Tie downs from the...
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