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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:53 am

If you guys go...Please post some pics of anything interesting! Thanks! What a Face


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:04 am

I saw the guys at the show, met Joe, another local vanner. Also saw Mike, whom I bought my solid back doors and pop out windows from.

Lots of stuff to look at... cool old original 1940's coolers///$400 WOW. I had bought a re pop for $27? I am also cheap.

I bought some braided fuel line and a stud for my air cleaner. I had bought a 5" washable air cleaner and my stud was too short.

I did not take the van. I forgot I had some loose bumpers and driving lights I started to install and got lazy. I am lazy evidently wow.

It was packed when I arrived, herded 4 lanes down to 1 to park. I would not want Goldie to be parked in that rats nest of parking. Heaven forbid it might get a ding!!
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:30 am




Goldie is getting some goodies put on this week! Gonna be peeling some rubber soon... guys! Twisted Evil
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:10 pm

Love that positive attitude...you go girl!!! bounce


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:53 pm





Well got the Chrome bumper guards and my Quartz driving lights on this afternoon.
I am not as lazy as I had been! Adding another under dash switch tomorrow. Almost complete... just need to tighten up the rear bumper. Soon I will actually be on the road.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:57 pm


Installed these chrome grab handles on each side by side door. I bought them from an auction on Ebay. Cool old handles. Just putting the final touches on the interior..
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:26 am



I ordered this cap...anyone use this type of gadget? Seems more money than most... but maybe it is good? We shall see.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:54 am

I think Don might have talked about it in one of the threads a while back. Said it was good because you could see the temp before attempting to remove the cap. You can tell when things are getting too hot... That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:07 am

Okay then! I ordered it and we /I will see how it works. Kinda pricey for a cap! Mixed reviews it seems. Some say it fogs up some say it fantastic. I will see what I get today... when I put it on and start her up.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:13 am

Please let us know how it works, I'm curious to know because I had looked at one a while back and was debating whether or not it was worth the extra cost...


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:30 am

I got the cap. It fits, a good tight fit. I am changing the upper radiator hose adapter to a cool aluminum adapter with a nice fitting for the upper radiator expansion tank third line. I had it closed off because I did not know where it was suppose to go? I finally found the picture of the correct connection. So I am making it as it should have been. But my adapter is a beautiful aluminum!
Correct connect picture

my new aluminum stuff




This was how I had it. I will post the new correct flow pictures tomorrow!
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:33 pm

Nice touches Jacke!


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by savage on Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:16 am

Did you have problems with it over heating,without the little hose???
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Post by JackeFriend on Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:49 pm


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savage wrote:Did you have problems with it over heating,without the little hose???
I have not driven it enough to actually know. Total miles 161... I had a nice radiator that worked fine before. Then I changed out my 1st gen doghouse because the previous owner put a V8 in it- sides cut out.  The 2nd gen doghouse had room and I decided to go with a second gen radiator set up. Got the new four core for my brass tanks. Today was my first time driving  any distance 12 miles up to the JBA Speed Shop to have my other work completed. I changed out the adapter and routed the second line as instructed. Looks good temp was about 200 going 60 uphill most of the way. Contrary to rumors the van does run quite nicely. And I am back on the road for real gentlemen.
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:44 am

Glad to hear that, Congrats Jacke!!! cheers


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by savage on Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:22 am

Good to hear your getting some Van time .
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:34 am

savage wrote:Good to hear your getting some Van time .

Yes once I started redoing the van interior and had some issue with cutting it out while driving before it was painted. I had not driven it for nearly 8 months. That is way to long to out of touch with the van! It was great feeling my van going strong along with all the traffic. I did have Rich for back up, incase of any problems but nothing went wrong.

It also helped to have a man at the shop when I dropped it off. Shop men just treat a woman better if you have a man along with you. Did you guys realize that a woman is treated differently when going to an automotive mechanic or parts store? Absolutely the god's truth!

I went into the AutoZone to get a indicator light to add a switch on the dash... pretty basic right!? The guy laughed at me and said he had never heard of that?  Mad

Now if I had been I guy he would have looked it up and found the part.  Rolling Eyes

But, if you are a woman they ASSume you do not know what you are asking for, so they dismiss you quite soon. Although I used to build missile components and work with Hydraulic pullers, read travelers, blueprints, make a mean mid-body missile etc.  bounce
Still a woman...very hard at times being a female. FYI
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:07 pm

Those shops are limiting their potential by treating women that way Jacke, but there are some shops that treat all with respect. We now live in a small town and the local shop owner is very good with all his customers. His prices are fair and reasonable and if a woman comes in and doesn't know what the problem is, he asks what the vehicle is doing that is out of the ordinary, then he works from there to narrow down the possibilities.
He has a Great reputation and he's always busy. Other businessmen would be smart if they treated women better as customers. Women work just as hard and most are better with their money. I think it's great that there are some women who take such interest in these old vans too.


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:04 pm

I just spoke to the shop and Goldie is getting the works and will be back in my hands next week.
The guys at this shop are good. They have treated me like a regular customer... not just a woman. LOL

I cannot wait to drive anywhere anytime! No more worries about the unknown! Cause it is ALL KNOWN and been fixed baby!! yes, I will be eating mac & cheese and beans for awhile.

But that sounds delicious when afterwards... I take a spin in my Goldie. When I say spin I mean spin out!!  Leaving scratch down the road!!!!! pirat

I imagine that money can fix almost any problem... with my van at least! It just takes my very hard earned dollars.

Oh well, it's just money!
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:20 pm

Goldie’s worth the hard work and money. That smile on your face when you’re taking her for a SPIN makes it all worthwhile!!!


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:32 am

So, I went down to check on the progress of my little Goldie. There she was among the fancy hot rods a Cobra, '57 Chevy's, 64 Mustang GT etc.  Golding-Holding her own! She was up on the lift getting the works done. My wiring is good now and put onto the doghouse firewall nice and secure. When I changed the doghouse, I hadn't secured the wiring back onto the firewall, because it was a confusing tangle. The new HEI system getting installed, new accelerator pedal assembly, the emergency brake cable is being routed so it actually has some hold, my belly fan was secured with a bracket, not just a tech screw as I did!
LOL, I am no mechanic... Smile
I hope to be at Fiesta Island soon enjoying a nice bonfire and some burgers!
Anyone want to come!! Very Happy
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by vanny on Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:54 am

Count me in, I'll be there in spirit!!! Have a Great time with new and improved Goldie! cheers


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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:57 am

vanny wrote:Count me in, I'll be there in spirit!!! Have a Great time with new and improved Goldie! cheers

I will get your burger ready! And thanks for fix'n my picture : Laughing
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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by JackeFriend on Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:02 am

Well, I got the van from the shop! Wow, quite a difference with the HEI system. The new pedal is sooo tiny compared to that Giant Foot thing. It is going to get some getting used to. They put in the new throttle cable and the carb sings a pretty song now.... very happy.  picked it up yesterday. I am feeling good... and its almost Saturday night!





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Re: GMC Jacke's van

Post by 66BC on Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:09 pm

Jacke, your van is looking great! Nice improvements!

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