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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by Vanish on Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:34 am

Looks GREAT .. I Like the sparkplug wire Loom !! LOOKIN GOOD !!!!!!


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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by whopman on Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:53 am

ok so i have kinda made it from the doghouse to the ignition switch....YOWZA !

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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by DanTheVanMan on Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:57 pm

Yep! That's scary! Fixed a lot of those wiring jobs over the years.... Rolling Eyes

Glad you got it all cleaned up!


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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by whopman on Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:12 pm

Thanks Dan....been at it all day.....every time I would fix one wire and trace another more of the black tape splicing was discovered....got the most of it done....question for all out there....if you are running an internally regulated alternator why do you still need the regulator in the doghouse?
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Post by Nightmoves on Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:58 pm

That was an accident waitin to happen,whew!
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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by Digz on Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:29 pm

I have no regulator, runnin 1 wire alt. Think I have a couple dead wires in the connector harness that go no where seeing as I still have the semi original dash to DH loom.
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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by wideload on Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:32 pm

Whopman if your running an internal reg. alt. you don't need the external reg. I used the 3 wire type alt. On the two wire plug on the alt. the white wire goes to the brown wire coming from the dash. The other wire from that plug can be jumped to the battery output on the alt. Then just run a wire from the battery output of the alt. to the battery connection at the starter solenoid.


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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by whopman on Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:08 pm

Thanks Wideload I was thinking that, the white wire lights the alt. light in the dash?
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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by wideload on Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:08 pm

Yes the white wire from the 2 wire plug on the alt. lights the alt. light in the dash.

Are you still running the horn relay? If you are when you remove the old voltage reg. you can disconnect the red wire from it at the horn relay.


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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by whopman on Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:35 pm

picked these up off craiglist for $ 150 dont know if i am gonna use them on the van or not... they were real cruddy looking and spent the better part of day cleaning the fronts and backs..
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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by DanTheVanMan on Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:27 pm

whopman wrote:picked these up off craiglist for $ 150 dont know if i am gonna use them on the van or not... they were real cruddy looking and spent the better part of day cleaning the fronts and backs..

What did you use to clean them.They look pretty shiny!!!


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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by whopman on Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:10 pm

Dan first I used 0000 ultra fine steel wool with regular polishing compound, washed with dawn dish washing soap after that, then used never dull wadding cloth and used a waxing pad mounted on a die grinder to polish off the never dull
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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by whopman on Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:27 pm

Dan this is the backside with just using the ultra fine steel wool and polishing compound(oh and a crap load of elbow grease and a six pack )...the back sides were covered with 10 years of road grime and grease
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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by DanTheVanMan on Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:35 pm

Very cool! Thx!!! cheers

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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by whopman on Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:52 pm

Vanish the wire loom pics, made from spark plug wire separators and some scrap aluminum. drilled a hole in the end to connect to valve cover and mounted the wire separators with short wood screws then put the wire separator cap on...dressed the aluminum and tapered the end to fit the valve cover....easy and cheap !
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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by whopman on Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:12 pm

Working on a new instrument cluster...took an old cluster apart and milled out all the excess metal till i just had the outer ring...then mocked up a back plate that will be polished aluminum or stainless..cut out some mock up gauges to size and started trying to figure out how to jamb all of it in the tight space.
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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by whopman on Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:29 am

Got these in the mail today...been putting it off too long....ordered 4 packs of 5
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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by whopman on Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:31 am

Got these motor mounts for the new 250 install
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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by whopman on Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:33 am

the centerlines I got off craigslist were a great deal, but dang the center caps were 14 bucks a piece...
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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by Digz on Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:39 am

Nice !! I see Im not the only one that does thier own Christmas shopping...
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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by whopman on Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:50 am

Funny the wife asked what I wanted for Xmas, told her more van parts of course!
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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by HandiVanMan on Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:56 am

Thats a great looking van and disc brake set up you have there Whopman.
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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by whopman on Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:13 am

Thanks HVM !
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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by whopman on Thu May 17, 2012 2:45 am

After a long mild winter finally got back to the van. Changed directions on the wheels. the centerlines just didn't look right on the van to me, plus couldn't see the disc set up and the offset wasn't enough to tuck the wheels in where I felt they should be. settled on a set of summit racing legend 5 wheels 15 x 7 with a 4.25 offset all around. everything clears and they are tucked in even with the body.
While sitting over the winter the tranny started leaking from the tail shaft .. turns out it wasn't the tranny but the yolk...On a manual tranny the end of the yolk has a plug in it with a small pressure relief hole, the transmission fluid was leaking thru that hole...took drive shaft out and spot welded the relief hole replaced u joints and no more leak.

Still trying to decide the fuel input method on the new motor..fuel injection vs carb......clearance issues with the dog house side...wish I could see some pics of what others have encountered when installing a new intake on a l6

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Re: 1966 g van has a new home

Post by HandiVanMan on Thu May 17, 2012 3:10 am

The manual transmissions have a breather hose coming out the top of them. This is for the air & pressure to escape. The hose can collapse but 9 out of 10 times when one starts leaking from the back seal it is because the hose is stopped up & most of the time it stopped up due to dirt dobbers. Eventually the front seal starts leaking to. I would suggest that you inspect the bottom of the hose to see if that is the case on yours. If this is the case on yours eventually the pressure will blow both of your seals since you welded up the secondary escape hole. Great choice on the wheels to!!! Your van makes them look good!!!

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