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    Heater core solution 2nd gen

    Heater core on my '68 started leaking. It was repaired before and in bad shape. Searched Summit Racing for same size heater and came up with one the same size but slightly different tubes. Took it to...
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    Just had mine out, they are different length...

    Just had mine out, they are different length because the lever they mount to is not in the center of van .
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    Just a little more on the 200-4r install. After...

    Just a little more on the 200-4r install. After driving it for a while now I decided to put a different
    ring and pinion set in the rear end. Living at some elevation in Colorado I felt I was never...
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    Thanks for the helpful responses !!! I'll get one...

    Thanks for the helpful responses !!! I'll get one of the two listed on Ebay. Lonestar does not seem to carry them anymore.
    That's what I love about this forum, you actually always get an...
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    2nd. Gen Glove Box Liner wanted

    Looking for a nice functional glove box liner. It's the pressed cardboard thingy.
    Thanks
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    I replaced the bolts that hold the seat belt to...

    I replaced the bolts that hold the seat belt to the wheel well with a heavy eye bolt. Push the front wheel against the dog house and run a couple
    straps from the handlebars to eye bolts. The back...
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    2004R update

    Finally got everything sorted out and working great. At first I had a really hard engagement from neutral to drive. Took tranny back out and back to shop.
    Turns out he did not install the two wavy...
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    Few more pics of 200 4R install

    Here are a few more pics. I left the bellcrank that operated the Powerglide in place.
    Made up a linkage using two 5/16 Heim Joints and Allthread. The 1 1/8 square tubing piece
    bolted to the...
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    That's a lot of good info, thanks ! I 'll be...

    That's a lot of good info, thanks ! I 'll be making my own TV cable bracket as well, right now anything I mail order might not get here until next year.
    Plus I enjoy making stuff.....A friend has...
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    Did not hook the TV cable up yet. Engine is 283...

    Did not hook the TV cable up yet. Engine is 283 with Edelbrock carb. Will fabricate a bracket for the cable at the carb. I'll post a pic when it's done.
    The dipstick tube was a bit of a pain, bought...
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    New Hanger solution for 200 4R

    Just installed a 200 4R I had rebuilt. Came up with a way to hang the rear mount without interfering with existing exhaust.
    Hope this works, have not had it out on the road yet.437274372843729
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    That's just sickening, sorry to see that !

    That's just sickening, sorry to see that !
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    Little Julius was huffing and puffing and sweating coolant at 10600 ft. elevation while Floyd powerglided up there like a young greek god in tennis shoes ....
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    Not yet, the original ceiling is still in there...

    Not yet, the original ceiling is still in there and not terribly bad. Have not decided what to do with that.
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    some pics from this weekends project

    Tried my hand on redoing the interior panels on my 68 Sportvan. Took the stock panels off for templates and cut new ones out of 1/8 hardboard.
    Then glued headliner foam for panels and then glued new...
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    Bought a new one for 8 bucks on ebay. Installed...

    Bought a new one for 8 bucks on ebay. Installed the other day, worked great, thanks for the tip !
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    Ok, got it off, it took a fair bit of force....

    Ok, got it off, it took a fair bit of force. Things may not rust here out west but rubber sure gets rock hard with time. Soaking it in some AT-205 rubber conditioner

    Thanks again
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    Got it, thanks !!! Yes, horn works and button...

    Got it, thanks !!! Yes, horn works and button spins easily. Maybe I spray some silicone in there to help it come off easier. I'll disconnect the battery first
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    I must be a little dense, still can't see what...

    I must be a little dense, still can't see what holds the button in place. Does it just pry off ? Any magic lock ring or clip ?
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    2nd Gen Horn Button removal

    How does it come off without damage ? My ocd tells me to straighten out my steering wheel.
    Anyone have a pic of what it looks like behind there?
    Thanks !!!42334
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    Just another reason we love old vans

    Took off bright and early yesterday morning for a 150 mile round trip to the city to get some ESSENTIALS when I noticed the charge light come on. I was near an Auto Parts Store and had my tools with...
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    by Floyd
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    Yes, Craig is my Buddy. Thanks again for the...

    Yes, Craig is my Buddy. Thanks again for the straps, I gave the others back to him along with some compensation, he'll be in touch.
    I used the short one on the side cargo door. I took the automatic...
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    New Member

    Hi, thanks for allowing me to join. I bought a 1968 Sportvan 90 Deluxe last year. Found it through a friend who saw a link to it on this site.
    Like it sometimes goes it was not exactly as...
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