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My one owner 66 A100!

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Wheelie

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Wheelie on Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:59 am

Some small updates and hurdles... I got rid of the edelbrock air cleaner and got a traditional round one with a k&n type filter. I had a few buddies tell me they caught fire after an engine backfire so I exchanged. I also ordered the wrong damn dipstick. I ordered an auto trans dipstick so If anyone needs a factory a100 dipstick for auto trans let me know. I paid $30 for it shipped. Its in good shape. Im watching a 225 oil dipstick now on there unless anyone has one here!?

I found out the drag link was a little tweaked so I removed it. Im going to straighten it out today. Eventually I will just remake one out of tube and use beefier tie rods. I can only find a RH tie rod at my parts suppliers for this stock one? I havent checked to see if they are both RH?

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Gothboy

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Gothboy on Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:30 am

Great project mang! Lookin good progress wise too!
And the tie rod deal is exactly what I was going to do! Awesome! Sounds like you'll get there first so please let us know what tie rod ends you end up using. Smile
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dix
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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by dix on Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:42 pm

here you go left tie rod moog ES288L OR TRW ES288LOR NAPA NCP2692078 RIGHT SIDE MOOG ES288R TRW ES288R NAPA NCP2692079 hope this helps
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RodStRace

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by RodStRace on Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:43 pm

I can measure a dipstick if you still need a length...
They all take 5 quarts with filter, IIRC.
The pan looks big on one side, as shown in your avatar.

Here's a link to a forum thread on the various pans, and a couple pictures!
http://www.slantsix.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=48623&highlight=oil+pan+pictures




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dodge man

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by dodge man on Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:58 pm

Wheelie wrote:I also got the new master cylinder installed. ALl thats left is I am still awaiting the rear rubber hose and I purchased two rear wheel cylinder rebuild kits. I am crossing my fingers in hopes the are honeable because $45 each for the rears compared to $3 for rebuild kits well, theres no comparison.

Heres the new m/c. Kinda a booger to get in and out. I actually used a new accordian boot off a shifter cable. It worked great and looked real similiar to the factory master cylinder pushrod boot.

welcome to the site Cory, i noticed a single resavore master cylinder, for safety sake you should up grade to a duel resavore,,,much saffer,
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Wheelie

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Wheelie on Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:34 pm

I got her running good now, going to readjust valves tomorrow. Smile

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Wheelie

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Wheelie on Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:00 pm

Thanks a lot for the info guys. I have been busy on the van. I flushed the cooling system and replaced the water pump and rad hoses and t-stat. I found the cooling passages were really dirty so I removed the t-stat. I found long pieces of wire inside the cylinder head. I pulled all that out. I assume some one was trying to unblock the cooling passages or something? Anyways, I capped off the block and filled it up with evaporust. I highly recommend! I let it sit for 3 days and the flushed the block. I swear chucks of crap were flying out and the passages are all free and clear now and all the rust is gone. I kept some in there and Im running it a little and will reflush again and the install new t-stat.

I also addresed the drag link today and reshaped it straight agai but it moved a little too easy. I can see it bending again. A trip to the steel supply is in order next week anyways so I can finish the chassis on my '59 Chevy PU. Ill get some tubing and try out those tie rods. Dix, thanks for the part numbers.

Rod, that would be awesome if you could get a measurement. Im watching one on ebay and dont want to waste more money.

Dodgeman, I have yet to research the dual master conversion yet. I will definitely look into it unless you have a part number Smile Despite that, Brakes felt great today. I successfully rehoned the rear wheel cylinders and rebuilt them. I always prefer to replace but so far so good on my $6 investment. My 5 year old daughter helped me bleed them today. She was a big help!

My daughter named the van Annalise. So without further a due here she is kinda the first shakedown around the block. (I drove it up and down the parking lot before letting my daughter in ) Enjoy!
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Big W

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Big W on Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:18 pm

HAHAHA...right on wheelie. I don't no who was having more fun, you or her...lol. You can here her in your video. Great first shake down. cheers
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millwright71

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by millwright71 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:42 pm

Awesome progress, definitely on the right track now!
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vanman2

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by vanman2 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:49 pm

just caught up and read this thread ~~ first off welcome to the site and congrats on your van , sweet , also thanks for sharing your build great work !
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dodge man

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by dodge man on Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:58 am

that is awesome, she wont forget that, great way to bond with kids, some of the guys on here would know better than me, but i would think a master cylinder and proporsioning valve from a 68 A100 or A108 would work, and make sure your emergancy brake works,
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Wheelie

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Wheelie on Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:04 pm

Thx for the brake info. I will prob just see what that year master cyl. and prop valve looks like. If its dual Ill try it out. My e brake is definitely working good. It seems my rebuilt wheel cylinders are holding up. I still had real solid brakes today.

I adjusted the valves today. #3 Intake was bent a little, so I straigtened it. Don't worry, I ordered a new one from Azone for Under $3. I was going to drive it around but I had the wrong valve cover gasket. It was like it was made inside out and backwards? Another delay but should have it tomorrow. Next week looks like I might get it registered , inspected and insured. I know it's ugly to most but still scared someone will try to steal it! Smile
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Wheelie

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Wheelie on Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:39 pm

I found the master remanufactured by fenco #m1323. $17. Cheap insurance! I guess thats on the to do list. I have been looking at the scarebird disk conversion also so I am holding off on anymore brake stuff for now. Not sure where I am at on budget. I am planning on remaking the wiring harness, its kinda brittle. I have enough left over wire and stuff from other projects that I could make an all new harness. So thats in the works too.
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dodge man

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by dodge man on Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:46 pm

disc brakes are great i just did the conversion about 330.00 slotted rotors too if your thinking about the swap i would hold off on the other master cylinder becouse it takes a different one for the disc brakes,
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Wheelie

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Wheelie on Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:02 pm

Got legal today, transferred title, paid registration and new plates! I do plan on eventually finding '66 plates and using those but now Im legit minus inspection. I took her for a another rundown today. Temps were great, oil pressure good. Steering was shit. She ran good after warmed up but man she pops occasionally at idle. I still havent swapped out that pushrod I starigtened out so I hope thats the culprit. I still havent messed with dwell or timing yet or even changed the points. I will tackle that tomorrow once I know valvetrain is in order.



I got this model awhile ago and thats one of the main things that really got me wanting one. Just thought yall may thought it was cool too!
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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by vanny on Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:10 pm

Congrats and that model is cool!


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Big W

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Big W on Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:26 pm

Congrats on getting her plated. My renewal just showed up in the mail. $128.00 and I'll be good for another year.
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Wheelie

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Wheelie on Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:42 pm

Thx guys! Me and the guys at the shop are looking forward to takin it lunch.
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millwright71

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by millwright71 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:43 pm

Great progress! I am with Dodgeman on the recommendation of disc brakes. The thread Scarebird brakes should have all the information you need as far as parts and procedures.
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wylee

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by wylee on Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:16 am

good for you, way to go...
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dodge man

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by dodge man on Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:21 am

THESE OLD VANS ARE A BLAST, FUN TO WORK ON AND FUN TO DRIVE, YOU CAN GET HOOKED REAL EASY
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Wheelie

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Wheelie on Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:15 am

Too late Dodge man! Laughing
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Wheelie

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Wheelie on Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:21 pm

Kinda slow on progress this weekend. My wife was taking her CHL class so I had my girls all day Saturday. I managed to clean up and reinstall the outside mirrors and glove box. I also cleaned all the glass and wiped down the dash. I got a bunch of parts this week. I need to install the timing chain set, new oil pan and rear main gaskets. Also I need to button up the fuel system. I have been running it out of a gas can. I am having issues cleaning out the original tank so I am trying different solutions besides buying a fuel cell. The radiator shop said they would charge $90 to boil it but I am trying to save $$. I have also removed the slot wheels and I am restoring those with a little light blasting. Tomorrow they will get cleared. I like how the blasting softened them a little so I am going to just clear it as is. What do you think?



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dodge man

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by dodge man on Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:28 pm

look great, nice job you might think about flat clear,,
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Wheelie

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Re: My one owner 66 A100!

Post by Wheelie on Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:31 pm

There is a clear called "soft touch" Im thinking about using. I talked to our painter and he said he has some flat or soft clear that should do the trick. Hopefully pics tomorrow with tires!

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