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ac95

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Re: Worth saving?

Post by ac95 on Fri May 04, 2018 1:48 pm

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ac95

Number of posts : 38
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Re: Worth saving?

Post by ac95 on Fri May 04, 2018 1:48 pm

Nothing fancy. Just needs a nicer air cleaner.
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jrdunn96

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Re: Worth saving?

Post by jrdunn96 on Fri May 04, 2018 5:17 pm

ac95 wrote:Nothing fancy. Just needs a nicer air cleaner.

I dunno AC. I think that air cleaner would be good cleaned up, painted, then run an intake hose somewhere to suck cold(cooler) air. As with all my input, it's just my 2 cents.

Jim
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ac95

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Re: Worth saving?

Post by ac95 on Sun May 13, 2018 10:11 am

Couple coats of engine paint.

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ac95

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Re: Worth saving?

Post by ac95 on Sun May 13, 2018 10:15 am

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Re: Worth saving?

Post by vanny on Sun May 13, 2018 5:20 pm

Nice work and I really like the fan shroud! Congrats on the motor and I hope it's running well for you! So glad you decided to keep the van because it sounded like it was well worth saving. These vans are so much fun to drive I think you'll be thrilled that you kept it. Now just enjoy the heck out of it!


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jrdunn96

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Re: Worth saving?

Post by jrdunn96 on Sun May 13, 2018 5:48 pm

Nice work on the air cleaner! . . . and the rest of the van. Good save!
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sandyvan

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Location : San Diego, CA
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Re: Worth saving?

Post by sandyvan on Mon May 14, 2018 2:18 pm

Latest pictures not showing up for me, but the one on posted on May 4 looks great! What is the insulation material on the doghouse lid and how is it attached?
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ac95

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Location : Los Angeles
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Re: Worth saving?

Post by ac95 on Mon May 14, 2018 2:31 pm

Thermo Tec Heat barrier. Comes with the adhesive on one side. Feels a little on the thin side, but I havent really noticed the doghouse heat, so I guess its working. The24x48 size covered the length of the housing cover, but fell a bit short on the sides. I used 2 aluminum tape to clean up the edges and make sure the edges stuck on well. So far so good, but the my engine temps are relatively low compared to the old engine. Havent had temps beyond 150 degrees.
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ac95

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Re: Worth saving?

Post by ac95 on Mon May 14, 2018 2:32 pm

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Scott

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Re: Worth saving?

Post by Scott on Tue May 15, 2018 5:49 am

You might consider moving the fuel filter to down by the tank, or at least a metal one. The plastic ones sometime crack and dump fuel down on the exhaust manifold.

Beautiful work, the new engine looks great.
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m1dadio
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Re: Worth saving?

Post by m1dadio on Thu May 17, 2018 4:15 am

What Scott said.
Common cause of van fires.
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ac95

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Re: Worth saving?

Post by ac95 on Thu May 17, 2018 4:43 am

Ill get that filter swapped out before my next outing. Thanks for the heads up.

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