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busman78

Number of posts : 483
Location : Oklahoma City, OK
Registration date : 2012-07-11

Re: What are you up to?

Post by busman78 on Mon May 22, 2017 7:13 pm

It followed me home, since the 67 A108 has been dealing me one bad hand after another the opportunity to obtain my mothers old 71 bug was to tempting, plus my brother had been ignoring it for over a decade, the Dakota is loaded, overloaded with parts, it was a long 672 mile trip back to OKC.



It gets the garage all to itself for the rebuild.
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Big W

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Location : Saskatoon,Sask,Canada
Age : 54
Registration date : 2011-01-13

Re: What are you up to?

Post by Big W on Mon May 22, 2017 9:04 pm

Cool looking bug. My Daughter has one...and she loves it. Have fun with the build.
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Digz

Number of posts : 3764
Location : United States Six Lakes MI
Registration date : 2008-05-17

Re: What are you up to?

Post by Digz on Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:23 am

Other than maintenance on my Chevy I have been redoing this . Almost ready to shake the bugs out.
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wideload
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Number of posts : 1342
Location : Kevil, Kentucky
Age : 65
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by wideload on Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:33 am

Looks GOOD Digz!!!!!!

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vanny
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Location : Ashburnham, MA
Age : 59
Registration date : 2012-09-22

Re: What are you up to?

Post by vanny on Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:53 am

Nice Pair!


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sandyvan

Number of posts : 465
Location : San Diego, CA
Registration date : 2011-03-13

Re: What are you up to?

Post by sandyvan on Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:00 pm

Did some "surface" rust remediation this weekend, had to cut the job short though and move it out onto the street. So just one coat of primer so far.





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vanny
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by vanny on Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:23 pm

Big improvement already! Good Work! Twisted Evil


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Digz

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Location : United States Six Lakes MI
Registration date : 2008-05-17

Re: What are you up to?

Post by Digz on Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:37 pm

Oh yeah , Looks way better.
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savage

Number of posts : 1880
Location : Where Rust Never Sleeps in Ft Wayne IN
Registration date : 2008-05-15

Re: What are you up to?

Post by savage on Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:48 am

I know it's not a Early, but it's a Sweet 4 x 4 van. My friend Rob stopped by to show me his Back on the road(2nd time) Econo van. Rob's driving it back to CA,where he's been working for last year & 1/2.


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donivan65
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Number of posts : 11637
Location : San Diego, California
Registration date : 2008-05-12

Re: What are you up to?

Post by donivan65 on Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:01 am

,,,,,,thats what this section is for,,,,,,,,to show and share whatever you are up to,,,,,,,
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vanny
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by vanny on Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:40 pm

That looks like it'll get him there or anywhere else, for that matter!!! Nice rig! cheers


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Russell

Number of posts : 464
Location : Chula Vista, Ca.
Age : 58
Registration date : 2015-12-08

Re: What are you up to?

Post by Russell on Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:19 am


The engine I bought just never ran as well as I thought it should. I had a friend check it out and it was leaking water into the cylinders. We took it apart and found that the heads were not torqed down properly, the roller rocker arms were not locked down and the heads did not have hardened seats, the valve covers had 2 gaskets stacked I'm guessing to clear the rocker arms but were leaking. also the clutch plate I put in had been hitting the flywheel bolts and my carb linkage was only opening 2/3 of the way because it was hitting the back of the Doghouse.
When I get it back together I expect it should perform MUCH better.
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jkr

Number of posts : 1115
Location : prince edward island canada
Age : 60
Registration date : 2008-05-29

Re: What are you up to?

Post by jkr on Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:01 pm

not sure of your engine but looks like early chev van. a note to DIY engine builders out there. newer chev small blocks have a tendency to let coolant weep up the head bolts if not sealed with a good quality pipe sealant. NOT RTV SILICONE. any 305 350 from the 80's to the late 90's are subject to this situation. DIY guys mistake it for leaking head gaskets when in fact the coolant just runs up the bolt threads. more money but a better job is to use ARP stud kit and seal the threads well. just throwin this your way. hope it helps you out...
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Russell

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Location : Chula Vista, Ca.
Age : 58
Registration date : 2015-12-08

Re: What are you up to?

Post by Russell on Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:22 pm

Thanks for reply, It is a 283 I bought about a year ago complete out of a running car. I needed everything to do the swap from the 6 cyl. I still think it was a good deal, it just wasn't built right. It has been running in the Van over a year without any major problems, it just didn't seem to have the power I thought it should. We found the problems and it will be better than before.
This is what I bought a year ago.


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