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Newbie Dan's New Van

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andrew carter

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Re: Newbie Dan's New Van

Post by andrew carter on Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:14 pm

placeing a ford power plant in a v w is a major improvement doing the opposite is nothing short of unforgivable and i belive is one of the 7 deadly sins
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Re: Newbie Dan's New Van

Post by dix on Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:10 pm

the only advantage would be that can can push your van around instead of drive it. vw endine is air cooled . you would have to mount it in the rear and work backwards the dog house would never get enough air to swap engines in the same location. BAD IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Gothboy

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Location : So Cal Baby!
Registration date : 2012-07-02

Re: Newbie Dan's New Van

Post by Gothboy on Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:50 am

Honestly, I dont see the VW mill as powerful enough to move that huge steel beastie. The VW vans are alot lighter I would imagine. Plus, Imagine taking it to a car show. Would you be proud or want to hide it. The choice is yours my friend, and the results you will have to live with. Just choose what you ULTIMATELY believe to be the best decidion FOR YOU. Smile -GothY-
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rustybug13

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Location : Albany, Or
Age : 34
Registration date : 2012-07-28

Re: Newbie Dan's New Van

Post by rustybug13 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:27 pm

With the prompting of The Brotherhood of the Van (you guys) I picked up the dual master cylinder kit from D&D Brakes. Been trying to gather together all the bits needed to finish the project. Called up one of the wrecking yards here and asked if they had a reservoir for a 90's nissan quest. Of course the zero on the other side of the phone had no idea what I was talking about, but said they had a 97 Quest down there. I went down and found the van he was talking about and it did have the res. on it. Did the same as Rayallen did and took the fittings on the master as well. While turning the screws I looked up and low and behold there was another Quest right down from me. So, I walked down and busted what was left of my knuckles, pulling that one off. If any of you need one let me know, $15 plus shipping.
Do any of you know where I could pick up some brake fluid resistaint hose? What I could find was $5.20 a foot. Shocked As always the help is appreciated. Dan
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rustybug13

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Location : Albany, Or
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Re: Newbie Dan's New Van

Post by rustybug13 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:18 pm

The last couple of times I've started the Econoline, I've noticed a water leak somewhere behind the fan. I tore into it today and pulled the water pump out after fighting the radiator and hoses. Two of the bolts came out fine but the third one was missing about an 1-1/2 inches. It looks like the bolt rusted thru. Anybody else have this happen? Is there a gasket kit that I can get to reseal the waterpump? Any advice on how to get this thing put back together would be great. I'm not really sure about this whole radiator thing. Wink
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rustybug13

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Re: Newbie Dan's New Van

Post by rustybug13 on Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:15 pm

Well, it's been quite awhile on this post. But I have finally got the van running and driving. I am beyond excited to drive it. Of course I'll make sure to post a bunch of pictures, but I did want to bring the board up to date on this super cool van.

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