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Dons day,,,,,,,

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donivan65
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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by donivan65 on Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:14 pm

,,,,So Rich,,,,,,,,,how did your nice Sunday morning go at the Swap Meet?
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Post by VANagain on Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:58 pm

The weather was not nice this morning. So, rather than go buy stuff at the swap meet, ironically, I ended up going through a bunch of stuff I've had sitting in a closet to sell online. No cool van stuff.
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Post by donivan65 on Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:37 am

,,,,,,,well,,,,,,,dont feel bad,,,,,,,,it got rained out,,,,,,,,,,
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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by donivan65 on Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:03 pm

Had to break out my engine hoist and rescue a Ford pick up that was slowly sinking in a driveway from all the rain,,,,,,,it then got stuck in another hole after I lifted it and put boards under the tires to moved it, so I had to jack it out of that hole also,,,,,,





































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Post by vanny on Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:54 am

Since you rescued the Ford using A-Frames, does that make them A-Holes???

Just kidding around...Don, you're a Handy guy to have around! Donny on the spot, you might say!!!

I take it that Ford is 2WD?


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Post by donivan65 on Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:10 pm

,,,,,,,that would make it an E in the hole,,,its a 2 wheel drive,,,,,,it was sinking a little every day,,,,,,,,the mud was up to the engine,,,,,,
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Post by donivan65 on Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:19 pm

,,,after I lifted it out of the mud and backed it up, it almost made it to the street and found another hole and the RF tire sank and I had to jack it out of that one,,,,,,now its on dry land,,,,,,,this was the 2nd most rain ever,,,,I guess there are underground rivers everywhere now,,,especially in the mountains by me.....



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Post by Seth G on Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:39 pm

You got her out! What's that red vehicle in the back ground? With the dumpster it looks like it's got a hood? LOL

We got our water growing up from an underground river in Wabash and related wells in the area. They still do. A lot of limestone
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Post by donivan65 on Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:14 pm

,,,,I put a bunch of 2 x 6 boards under the tires as I lifted each end of the truck up,,,,,I backed it up out of the yard until it found another sink hole right before the road,,,,,,thats it stuck up the hill,,,,I was going to just back my van down to it and pull it,,,,but I surely would of gotten stuck,,,,,

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Post by JackeFriend on Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:10 am

That makes for a messy time! Your boots full of mud clomping about! Good job getting that
truck.
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Post by donivan65 on Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:02 pm

Went over to Jackes place to see what she is up to,,,,,,,,,she says it keeps dying so she drives it while pouring gas down the carb to keep it going,,,,,,,,,but,,,,,,,,I think I will bring some of my equipment to check out the problem,,,,,,,,


















































Went and met Robert,,,,,,new owner of Surfer Scotts ShevyVan







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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by vanny on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:16 pm

Hey Don,

Did you figure out what might be going on with Jacke's van? scratch

Does Robert live somewhat near Scottie and does Scottie have visitation rights? What a Face


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Post by donivan65 on Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:45 pm

I have never seen it die,,,,,its always been just sitting in her driveway,,,,,,she says it dies on the road and she pours gas out of a soda can down the carb to keep it running down the road,,,,no way I am going for that test drive,,,,,now where are Rich and Russell when you need them,,,,,,she had a carb shop overhaul the carb,,,,,,,,and then another shop adjust it when it kept dying,,,,,and she has worn out her welcome both places now,,,,,I plan on bringing some test equip to her place and run some clear tubing to monitor the gas flow to the carb as well as pressure test the system and well as see if the system will hold a vacuum to see if it is air tight,,,,,it only seems to happen when she is driving,,,,,,I will bring my spare QuadraJet motorhome carb in case something is going on with her carb,,,,,,so,,,,,to be continued,,,,,

Robert said they made him take off Scotts license plates,,,,,said they belong to him ONLY,,,,,,I think Scotts not allowed to talk to vanners anymore,,,,,he has to start acting like a mature adult now and set a good example for his new kid,,,,,,,,


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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by donivan65 on Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:46 pm

,,,seeing how they stuffed that big V8 in Jackes van, I wonder if it is close to the gas line or fuel filter causing vapor lock,,,,,,,,,,,
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Post by donivan65 on Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:17 pm

,,,OK,,,,,,a test kit,,,,,,a pressure gauge,,,,,,clear tubing to see the gas flowing from the fuel pump to the carb,,,,,a spare carb,,,,,,,and most important, my little fuel tank so she dont have to pour gas down into the carb to keep it running,,,,,,,


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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by vanny on Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:37 pm

Don't worry Jacke,



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Post by Russell on Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:18 pm

I couldn't figure it out? I think there might be something in the tank that is getting sucked up against the tube while driving, then it settle's back to the bottom while sitting?
I'm pretty sure you had the tank out before when you fixed the sender.
I'm really interested in you finding the problem.
Inquiring minds want to know!
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Post by donivan65 on Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:43 pm

I think she took the tank off again,,,,,her going down the road and it quits on her sounds like an electrical problem,,,,,,,but she says her soda can of gas pouring down the carb keeps it going,,,,,,maybe she will tell us how she pours the gas in just as the red light turns green to get going,,,,,,so lets see if the gas stops flowing through the clear tubing when she is driving,,,,,,then let gas flow down from my tank and see if it keeps running,,,,,,I wonder if it quits after running awhile from vapor lock?????
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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by Digz on Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:13 pm

Vapor lock while running would seem unlikely. The sock on the drop tube clogging up or something like that is my first thought. Have run into that one myself. Aren't Quad bowls supposed to be vented? Curious what ya find.
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Post by JackeFriend on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:21 pm

I did drop the tank again and nothing was floating or blocking anything. I have now had the carb rebuilt professionally & adjusted professionally. I replaced the wires, distributor cap, fuel pump, fuel filters, new coil, new 4c radiator. Have not had the actual metal fuel line replaced?
After the last episode, where I used a Gallon can dumping gas into the carb while driving (after it was professionally rebuilt & adjusted).
I have not tried to start it since all the other items were replaced. I did not have the seats in.
I am really thinking it will be all better... Don will be the good luck charm!
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Post by donivan65 on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:50 pm

so,,,,,,,,lets just dial this thing in a little bit better,,,,,,I will come over and put the clear line assembly in just to be sure you aint gettin gas to the carb,,,,,,,but it might be raining Saturday,,,,,,,we are heading for the record of most rain EVER,,,,,,,,,,how about that metal fuel filter by the fuel pump,,,seems like it is REAL CLOSE to the exhaust manifold,,,,,and that would get it REAL HOT,,,,,,do you have a picture of it? we can plug my little lawnmower gas tank into the carb, fuel pump or instead of the gas tank if we have a problem of no fuel to the carb,,,,,,you cant rule out sticking float in the carb stopping gas from going into the carb either,,,,they have that little clip on the needle that could jam the needle,,,,,so we shall see if fuel is your problem,,,,,,,,
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Post by JackeFriend on Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:44 am

Sounds good. The van never had an issue prior, but never say never. I just figure rule out the most obvious. Now, I have the seats in the van so I will fill the new radiator and fire up the van... with the idea that maybe it was electrical as we first suspected? Since I replaced the coil, distributor cap, fuel pump, carb etc. just maybe I fixed it. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut occasionally! Laughing
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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by donivan65 on Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:07 pm

,,another thing I seen is that the carburetor shop put 3 springs on the throttle shaft to help the engine return to idle,,,,,,,in my book, all that is going to do is cause the shaft to eat into the base and cause a vacuum leak,,,,,,,


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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by samsvan on Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:19 pm

Have you tried driving with the gas cap off?
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Post by JackeFriend on Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:35 pm

samsvan wrote:Have you tried driving with the gas cap off?

Nope, that I have not done. I am hoping it will be okay, since I have done sooo much to it, after the problem... haven't tried it, but this week I will be starting her up!

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