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ndjarrett

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PowerCrappy OUT TH350 ready to go IN

Post by ndjarrett on Sun May 05, 2013 4:17 pm

Got the Powerglide out today. The dipstick was missing the grommet (no wonder it leaked there). And, after only a few days driving, it was leaking almost everywhere very badly. Thank goodness it's out!. Oh, and the thing you see on top of it was what was cobbled together for a transmission xmember (NO rubber mount...ugh).



But, the new one is ready to go in!



And I have a good xmember I will hafta figure out how to install.



And, I got my pop out windows installed this weekend.



It's a good thing I did not drive this van very far...notice the totaly stripped threads on the u-joint straps!

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Post by vanny on Sun May 05, 2013 5:49 pm

New tranny looks good! U-joint bolts, not so good! Pop-out windows, Fantastic!!!


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Post by Joe Van on Mon May 06, 2013 7:05 am

Just weld the brackets you have 1/2" shorter distance than the inner frame width to the crossmember and then weld 2 - 1/4 plates to the inside of the frame and extend it down about 4" lower than the frame to bolt the cross member too. thats the same set up as mine and is the best one I have seen so far ... Smile .......JOE...........
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Post by ndjarrett on Mon May 06, 2013 7:46 am

Yup, I was figurin something like that. I have some angle iron I layin around I was thinking of using...or I might harass my neighbor for some more scrap pieces like you described. :-)
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Post by ndjarrett on Wed May 08, 2013 6:30 pm

Gettin closer...




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Post by vanny on Wed May 08, 2013 6:45 pm

Looks like it's getting there for you! BTW, the underside of the van looks great. Nice and clean and protected! What product did you use on the undercarriage?


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Post by ndjarrett on Wed May 08, 2013 6:51 pm

For now, I just cleaned the sludge & mud and rattle canned it with rust-oleum flat black. At some point, I will use Lizard Skin. :-)
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Post by Joe Van on Thu May 09, 2013 8:19 am

LOOKING REAL GOOD the hardest part is getting started on another project. IT will be back on the road in no time I am sure. cheers ...JOE VAN...
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Post by ndjarrett on Sat May 11, 2013 5:52 pm

Head is back!




And trans is mounted!


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Post by vanny on Sat May 11, 2013 8:29 pm

Looks like your on your way! You've got momentum now, there's NO stopping you!


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Post by ndjarrett on Thu May 16, 2013 5:19 am

Head has been on for a couple days now. Definitely runs much better. But, still smokes a little until warmed up good then mostly gone. :-)


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Post by donivan65 on Thu May 16, 2013 6:44 am

,,,looks like you got the modulator hooked to the Pcv valve,,,,,it should go to the port near the drivers seat on the intake manifold,,,,also you should have a fuel filter inside the carb,,,,,so that plastic one should be before the fuel pump, away from the heat of the exhaust manifold.....
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Post by ndjarrett on Thu May 16, 2013 7:14 am

Yup, I know I need to get rid of that fuel filter. I had only left it on there since I was messing with the carb & fuel lines & gas tank. :-)

So, does the PCV & modulator need to be T'd off that spot on the intake? The modulator was not hooked to anything when I bougth it and someone else had told to me to T off the PCV valve...oops.
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Post by donivan65 on Thu May 16, 2013 8:26 am

That line going to the Pcv is a vacuum leak,,,,and the modulator monitors the vacuum signal and determines when the transmission shifts,,,,,so normally,,,,the line goes into a T,,,,or replaces,,, the hot idle compensator on the intake manifold....
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Post by ndjarrett on Thu May 16, 2013 8:44 am

OK, I will go buy a T tonight and tie the PCV valve and the Modulator to that and take the double end off the PCV valve. OR...is the PCV valve not supposed to go there (that's where it was when I bought it). If not, where should PCV hose go? BTW...what is this piece for?
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Post by donivan65 on Thu May 16, 2013 3:29 pm

That is the hot idle compensator,,,,,,when the engine gets hot,,,,,it opens up and lets some air in to speed up the idle and turn the fan faster,,,,,probably don't even work any more,,,,but take it out,,,put a small nipple and a T in there,,,,put that valve into the T,,,,put a fitting in the other end and hook the modulator hose to the T also and things will be right again.....PCV can stay where it is,,,,,,
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Post by ndjarrett on Thu May 16, 2013 6:27 pm

Cool. Thx. If it probly don't work...do I really need to put it back on? Cool
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Post by donivan65 on Thu May 16, 2013 8:19 pm

If they are stuck closed, there is no problem,,,if they stick open, its a vacuum leak,,,,I doubt that there are more than 5 vans in the world with that hot idle compensator on them....
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Post by ndjarrett on Wed May 22, 2013 3:13 pm

UGH! Can't catch a break with this darned van. Changed the oil again and out in a heavier 15w40 that the speed shop recommended. But, the darned oil light still will not go off. And it still wants to puff intermittent black smoke. I had put a new oil sending unit in only a month or so ago, so i doubt thats the issue. Gonna hafta shell out more $$$ to do the bottom half I guess :-(.
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Post by HandiVanMan on Wed May 22, 2013 5:55 pm

The oil sending unit could be bad or the wrong one for the engine. I know that you say that you just put it on but they can go bad on the shelf. think the black smoke would be the carburetor overloading with to much fuel. I have always been told that black smoke means to much fuel & blue smoke means oil burning. 15W40 is for diesel engines. I wouldn't run it in a gasoline engine.
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Post by ndjarrett on Wed May 22, 2013 6:23 pm

Yup...played with fuel mix a few diff times. Where its at is thebest it gets unfortunately. The sending unit worked just fine until the first oil change...lol...surprised they could go bad that quickly. Oh well, either way it ain't gonna pass inspection so I might as well bite the bullet and redo the bottom half as well.
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Post by HandiVanMan on Wed May 22, 2013 6:28 pm

Your van should be exempt from all of the smog inspections.
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ndjarrett

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Post by ndjarrett on Wed May 22, 2013 7:13 pm

Lmao...that's what everyone that does not live here says. I wato be able to drive it every day...so it must be inspected every year. Just to get classic ( or what ever they call them) I must still pass inspection once...both of which still check emissions. And they will not look at anything of they see any hint of smoke. Sucks!
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Post by donivan65 on Wed May 22, 2013 10:00 pm

Did you put an oil pressure gauge on it to see what the REAL oil pressure is?
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Post by ndjarrett on Thu May 23, 2013 4:46 am

donivan65 wrote:Did you put an oil pressure gauge on it to see what the REAL oil pressure is?

No...another tool I need to add to my box Cool I kinked my back pretty good at Karate the other night (it was a real bitch just to change the oil last night) so we will see what I can do maybe FRI evening and get myself a set of gauges put in and check the compression again.

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