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GMC Jacke's van

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Post by JackeFriend on Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:33 pm

So my van is in the shop getting the Spa treatment. I learned some news about the work I had done at JBA Racing here in Kearney Mesa... The carburetor was not preforming as I thought a 4bbl should? It just did not giddy up when I stepped on it? Well it seems that the technician at JBA when routing the accelerator cable from the new Lokar gas pedal I had them install, he did it so it was not only rubbing on top of the brake line! It was short and would not give me the length needed to open the 4 bbl!
They are money hungry and have only time for FANCY cars who's owners spend thousands for JBA to add components... I had purchased the parts to have them install. The boss mentioned they don't make any money when customers bring in the parts!! Sorry I can't pay out the nose for the same parts I can buy from Summit or Jegs at 1/3 the cost as their marked up SAME PARTS.
So I left a poor review... the response was:
"if you would have let us know about the problem, we could have fixed it?" I responded "I usually do not re-check the routing of the carburetor cable when I have had it professionally installed?"
Well word to the next victim… Don't GO TO JBA Racing for any work to be done better than half ass. Or just check everything after you spend a few thousand and let them know if it's wrong... don't worry they will fix it! LMAO
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Post by savage on Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:53 pm

Sorry to hear that Jacke. They probably just wanted to hurry up & take your $$$.
That's Part of the reason I do all my own work. (& I can't afford to pay anybody for anything)
Any good updates from the Van Spa???
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Post by vanny on Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:34 pm

That's a Bummer! With what they make on labor, I don't understand why they have to slam you on the parts too... Mad Evil or Very Mad


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Post by JackeFriend on Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:01 pm

I think they charge whatever you will pay... if as many believe "they" know what parts are best, I guess you pay them what it costs. Some people have money to burn obviously or JBA would not have so many customers. But I will say the cars in the shop were very top end. So if you can afford it... I guess you don't care? I am not sure, because I can never afford it...LOL rip offs!
I am happy to be getting quality work done by a VCV specialist. Smile
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Post by savage on Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:23 am

He sure is busy lately
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Post by JackeFriend on Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:22 am

I hope to get my baby back by end of May. She'll be turning and stopping like a new van! I hope no more van opportunities arise to interrupt the momentum.
How's it in your garage! New projects started?
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Post by JackeFriend on Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:31 pm

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Here is a glimpse of the Disc Brake on driver side... I am getting so excited!
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Post by vanny on Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:31 pm

You should be excited! That looks Great 👍


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Post by savage on Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:50 pm

Looking Good Jacke. Is that a M1(Michel from Canada) bracket set up???, kind of looks like it.
Your van is Really getting the Delux  Spa treatment. Cool
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Post by JackeFriend on Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:45 pm

savage wrote:Looking Good Jacke. Is that a M1(Michel from Canada) bracket set up???, kind of looks like it.
Your van is Really getting the Delux  Spa treatment. Cool

Yes M1 Disc brackets. Of coarse I have them sand blasted and painted! Gotta be pretty!

I guess the project pictures process will be put out in it's entirety, rather than bit by bit? I am sure it is being documented for the guys to see. I just can't wait so I posted a picture!! LOL
This is so fun and important for my van reaching the next level.

I am glad I decided to do it all... eating beans for awhile, but beans can be tasty! bounce
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Post by vanny on Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:58 pm

And beans can make for some Fine music 🎼 too! Razz


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Post by JackeFriend on Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:25 pm

So since I am without my van right now... I have been trying to be proactive. I found a vintage Chevy van jack and then found the spring and floor bracket to go with it. Now I need the lug wrench and I have a complete set.
I will need the instructions on how to assemble and properly use the jack. Also a visual of how to store it correctly. Both of these are available I believe other vanner's have had them printed?
I have seen the location where the jack goes, which is behind rear wheel on floor. GMC Jacke's van - Page 39 Jack_s10
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Post by JackeFriend on Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:25 pm


So I finally found a complete set for the lighter. It came with lighter, assembly and bezal.

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Post by vanny on Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:18 am

Good to see you're keeping yourself busy while Goldie's out getting the Spa treatment! I hope she appreciates all you do for her by giving you lots of carefree miles when she gets back! lol!


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Post by JackeFriend on Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:39 pm

vanny wrote:Good to see you're keeping yourself busy while Goldie's out getting the Spa treatment! I hope she appreciates all you do for her by giving you lots of carefree miles when she gets back! lol!

Well the Disc brakes are almost complete... so next will be power steering addition. Also added a new Alternator and many other little upgrades all around. Including new hard gas lines...
I have to remember that the time away from the van is OK... because the outcome will be so fantastic. But with everything going on right now I would really like to at least sit in Goldie and listen to the sound system. Just prior to sending her off to the "Spa" for the works. I added a blue tooth switch box equalizer to my system. So I can go between the sound of a real old school 8-track then switch of a button I am blasting modern sounds that are so insane I cannot even sit in the van if it's turned up!! The 8-track although Retro to the max, is no match for my speaker system. It can't put out enough power to make the speakers reach a true quality sound level. So beware when I get the van back I will be deaf in no time! Very Happy
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Post by JackeFriend on Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:57 pm

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I needed a light under the lid of the doghouse. When the lid is open the ceiling light is blocked.
Do any of you have a under hood light? I wonder where is best place to attach it so as to get the light, but not be in the way when closed? I think in a regular car they are in the center of the hood? I cannot remember??

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