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    I fashioned one out of a 2X4 years ago. Simply...

    I fashioned one out of a 2X4 years ago. Simply bridges the doghouse, which is plenty strong enough to support the weight of the engine.
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    Do yourself a favor and stay away from bias ply...

    Do yourself a favor and stay away from bias ply tires if you're going to actually drive the van.
    Show queen - different story.
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    Correct. But the hazard lies in the initial...

    Correct. But the hazard lies in the initial wrenching on the battery posts. Especially dangerous on the 108" vans with the battery down in that hole surrounded by all that steel. Crossing a wrench...
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    I suggest disconnecting the negative cable...

    I suggest disconnecting the negative cable instead. Same troubleshooting procedure and results, but less chance of accidentally creating a nasty short if your wrench touches ground. In fact it's...
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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...
  10. 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...
  13. 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...
  17. 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?...
  18. 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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