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What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

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Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by G-Man on Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:34 am

your van will be really something when it's finished
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Lyrad

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Post by Lyrad on Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:51 pm

Got a bit more done with the shifter.   I fogot to show a bracket mod I had to do so that I could mount the shift as far back as possible.


I have the shifter mounded, but I needed to fabricate a special bracket so that I can support the shift cable.  This little bracket took me 4 hours to knock out.......trim, fit, mark, trim, fit, mark ..... over and over


I used a closed cell foam rubber material to cover the shifter arm travel slot


Here is where it mounted from the bottom looking up.



Now I was able to measure the lenght of cable that I need, it came out to 102".  I ordered a custom made cable. It should be ready for the week end and then the finial fit and adjust.
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Post by vanny on Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:20 pm

Looks great Lyrad!


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Post by dix on Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:47 pm

looking good.


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Lyrad

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Post by Lyrad on Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:56 pm

I had to do a rough setting of my pinion angle so that I could measure for my custom made drive shaft.  The true pinion angle will be set once the suspension is set, the wheels on, ride height set and sitting on the ground loaded.


Now I can measure for the drive shaft.



I have taken all my bits and pieces to the drive line shop and ordered my drive shaft.  Might be ready for the weekend.
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Post by vanny on Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:46 pm

Looks like your progressing nicely. Bet you can't wait to get it on the road again! Thanks for the update pics!!!


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Post by Lyrad on Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:40 am

Yeah Vanny, you are sooo right. It has been a tuff summer not having a driveable van.....I can hardly wait. I'm shooting for a test drive in Oct. if it doesnt snow first.......down to the wire.
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Post by Twinpilot001 on Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:09 pm

OCTOBER???????????????????? IN Alberta??????????? Best get the studded tires on & make sure that heater works really well too!!!!!!!!!!! Will get down to freezing just north of us 2 nite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by Lyrad on Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:16 am

Burrr, Twinpilot001. Yeah they are calling for record snow falls this winter. I just hope it doesn't happen to early.
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Post by Lyrad on Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:27 pm

Well a couple more weeks have passed since my last up date.  I have probably put down 30 more hours on various things, Man if I had to pay someone to do this stuff I would be in the poor house.  Here are a few of the things that I have been working on.  


I pick up my drive shaft, the guy I took it to charged me $270 parts and labour to make it, I thought was a good deal.  Then I cleaned it up and detailed it with fake chrome.


I installed all my new hoses and found that my lower rad hose was having issues when I deflate my front bags.  I don't think that the hose that was on the van is the right one!  



Crap more good work done that has to be redone.


OK.....This cant be right, this hose has more curves then Shania Twain!  
Can anyone out there tell me what part number I would need to get the correct hoser ??


Still have to figure that one out.  I had picked up the flex brake lines for the rear disks...price hoses for sure.



Next up...find a better lower rad hose, complete brakes, install gas tank and driveshaft.
Getting closer to a test run!!!!! Oh Yeah
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Post by Lyrad on Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:42 pm

Had a good day today in the workroom.  I made more brackets today for mounting the rear brake lines and checked the supension travel for hang ups. Yahoo goes full range with no hang ups.





On to getting the gas tank back into the Old Girl. Again no issues free movement.
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Post by Lyrad on Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:53 pm



I was having a hard time picking a tire size for the fronts my options were either a 24" or 25" tire.   So I made a template to add a visual check.




 
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Post by Big W on Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:10 pm

looking real nice Lyrad. That's a great look...with that front wheel up in the air.cheers 
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Post by Lyrad on Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:10 am

Yup Big W, I am liking it. It wont be long and the air system will be install and then I will be able to drop it in the weeds. Thanks for looking.
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Post by RodStRace on Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:18 am

One way to get a radiator hose that works for you is to grab some pre-heat hose that's the same diameter. That's the stuff that went from the exhaust heat stove up to the air cleaner snout on carb cars. It's flexy so you can shape it to what fits the van. Then take it to the parts store and find something that matches.
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Post by dodge man on Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:23 am

great tip rod,
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Lyrad

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Post by Lyrad on Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:56 pm

Awesome Rod, Thanks
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Post by Lyrad on Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:57 pm

Well it's  time to once again up date the build.  Since the last upate I have had a bit of every thing happen .....good, bad, awesome and ugly.

Oct. 29  Was a great moment in the build, the Old Girl is finally off the jack stands and standing on its own suspension. The van cycles full up and down with no issues.  Whoop Whoop  

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Post by Lyrad on Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:44 pm

Nov. 11   Not directly a part of the build, but a awesome day for any car guy!





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Post by Lyrad on Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:26 pm

Nov. 23   Engine freshen up was done in April we had put in a new crankshaft, camshaft, bearing, new oil pump and rings. With the engine all hooked back up, fluids topped up, primed the oil pump and stabed the distributor.  

Cranked the engine, primed it with a bit of fuel and wammo she fired right up, after some quick timing and a carb adjustment I noticed the oil pressure dropped right off.  I looked at the floor and it was covered in oil.....OMG    

Quickly shut it down, it was running for a minute and a half ish.  What a Mess, after cleaning checked for the source of the leak and found that the rubber gasket on the oil filter was blown out the side.  WTF.  

Put a new filter on, filled it back up with oil and turned the key.  CLICK  and thats it..... Engine is LOCKED.

Nov.26  Man this is a tuff pill to swallow.  I drained the oil and started removing the oil pan.  
to be continued
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Post by Joe Van on Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:55 am

MAN That Really SUCKS Especially on a New Motor.!!!. We have had to replace a couple of motors at our shop over the years because of Defective oil filters... I would go back to where you got it from and say they owe you a motor the filter was Defective ... They have insurance for that stuff....I always put a little oil on the seal before I screw it on make sure the gasket from the old filter is not stuck on the block and HAND tighten it... But you cant help the defective ones I have had them leak on the seam also.!!!!!!!!! You Will Have to do a Complete Rebuild on that Motor Again.!!!..
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Post by Vannin Ken on Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:38 am

That sucks.. had that happen on a SBF friggin oil pump shaft. thats a bad ass van you have, Good luck
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Post by G-Man on Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:47 am

sucks to hear this
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Lyrad

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Post by Lyrad on Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:42 am

JOE VAN wrote:MAN That Really SUCKS Especially on a New Motor.!!!. We have had to replace a couple of motors at our shop over the years because of Defective oil filters... I would go back to where you got it from and say they owe you a motor the filter was Defective ... They have insurance for that stuff....I always put a little oil on the seal before I screw it on make sure the gasket from the old filter is not stuck on the block and HAND tighten it... But you cant help the defective ones I have had them leak on the seam also.!!!!!!!!! You Will Have to do a Complete Rebuild on that Motor Again.!!!..
Hey Joe,  I'm not convinced that it was a defective oil filter, still looking into it.
How would I check to see if it failed?    I did prelube the rubber gasket prior to installing.
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Post by Lyrad on Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:57 am

I did get the oil pan off and noticed that the crank on number 2 connecting rod had some discolouring......it got hot and the only one.  There are oil drops on all other bearing caps, weard....I'm not sure.  



The bearing spun.....any one have idea's of what happen to this fresh engine????



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