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    i rarely post on FB. i scroll threw it and am...

    i rarely post on FB. i scroll threw it and am reminded every time as to why i dont post! the google know it alls, the change every thread to pics of my van, the fight about anything and the non...
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    not sure if i should complement or call him out....

    not sure if i should complement or call him out. as a flipper, he nailed it! buy a cheap van, bare minimum on bondo/body work, cheap paint, rims and center caps, panelling and a bed but skip the...
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    speedometer cable length?

    does anyone happen to know the length of the stock speedo cable for a first gen?
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    sounds like the float is sticking. small speck of...

    sounds like the float is sticking. small speck of dirt or just dried and stuck. if it ran good before, shouldnt need rebuilt. smack it a few times (without breaking anything) and see if it lets...
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    i wasnt really in to that part. i sat threw a few...

    i wasnt really in to that part. i sat threw a few meetings but just dont remember what the costs were. 200 vans at $50.00+ is over 10 grand. a "guess" is it cost 7-8 grand? rather than reserve an...
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    not the straight answer you want but an...

    not the straight answer you want but an idea/option. i served a very small part in 'vans across america' a couple years ago. we had 200 vans and was a decent event (didnt cheap out to save money)....
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    the seller already had a potential buyer on their...

    the seller already had a potential buyer on their way when we spoke. i did urge him not to sell it for scrap, that i would pay more than scrap value site unseen. seller said buyer was either...
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    about an hour for me. half way thinking of...

    about an hour for me. half way thinking of getting it and parting it out.
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    a coil or ignition module could cause those...

    a coil or ignition module could cause those issues. as the heat up, they expand and barely making contact becomes almost. they are hottest just after shut down so more likely to happen when trying to...
  10. just checked summit. 250's are $1900.00 and 292's...

    just checked summit. 250's are $1900.00 and 292's are $2200.00. so for an extra $1300.00, your getting a better cam, lump ports and an o.d. trans. IF you wanted that exact set up, your paying...
  11. that would also be my first question. unless...

    that would also be my first question. unless prices went up drastically in the last five years, yes you can get a 250 rebuilt for that. at that time (5 years ago) a crate 292 was around 1700.00. ...
  12. Thread: Offset?

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    but do they both end centered in the center...

    but do they both end centered in the center section? in other words, does a normal rear have equal length shafts on both sides?
  13. Thread: mini earlies

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    even as a mini, the earlies always draw a crowd....

    even as a mini, the earlies always draw a crowd. 43985
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    i have seen the pics, u-bolts need replaced but...

    i have seen the pics, u-bolts need replaced but doubt that is the issue with steering. the incorrect width and spacers to use longer ones isnt the issue, nuts not staying tight is! my 'guess' is that...
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    steering box could be jumping a tooth on the...

    steering box could be jumping a tooth on the gears. it would need to be extremely loose or have a bad tooth but that would explain the 15 degree change. by design, the box is tightest at...
  16. get 4 longer bolts. tighten them just enough to...

    get 4 longer bolts. tighten them just enough to touch, not tight, just enough to put tension on it. then loosen/tighten as needed to have an equal gap on all 4. it may pull into place or you might...
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    did a little more research. ...

    did a little more research. https://m.roadkillcustoms.com/how-to-determine-steering-shaft-box-spline-size/ i will have to check mine again but i think that it might actually work. also during my...
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    https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speedway-Universal-...

    https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speedway-Universal-Street-Rod-Pitman-Arm-for-GM-525-605-Steering-Box,6750.html this is not a bolt on solution! it does not have the correct spline count and the...
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    joyride has an excellent write up on type 1,...

    joyride has an excellent write up on type 1, corvette parts. i have gathered swap meet parts to start mock up but not sure i want to go in that direction. a rack is another option. it would require a...
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    which brings in the fifth reason i forgot midway...

    which brings in the fifth reason i forgot midway threw my post. your point, twice the nuts to work loose but also twice, if not more, the tolerance for true center. your factory wheel is 'almost'...
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    not a fan of wheel adapters! several reasons....

    not a fan of wheel adapters! several reasons. mainly the new studs being connected to aluminum/mystery metal! second, all the weight is carried by those studs, not the hub. third, they increase...
  22. Thread: Upgrading Cam

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    i would find out what it is first. could be as...

    i would find out what it is first. could be as simple as a loose flywheel bolt or bent pushrod. where is noise coming from? you can use a wooden dowel, foot long piece of broom handle and place on...
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    i used an off the shelf 1800-2200 stall but best...

    i used an off the shelf 1800-2200 stall but best to call tq manufacturer with engine specs, vehicle weight, gears and desired outcome. i got lucky with mine but anything would of been better than...
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    might want to consider a higher stall converter...

    might want to consider a higher stall converter while you have the checkbook out. not only are you buying a converter anyways, youve had a chance to drive it enough to know if the stall speed is just...
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    i bought the saturn vue control box when it first...

    i bought the saturn vue control box when it first came out. its sitting on a shelf beside all the corvette rack parts i bought and never used. if i only ever drove the van, i wouldnt care about...
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