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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


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    Post by DanTheVanMan Sun May 01, 2011 3:15 pm

    Got one more step done on the Sportvan today....

    Rear Pop-outs!!!

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    Post by dix Sun May 01, 2011 3:58 pm

    I like your idea .
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    Post by econopoor Sun May 01, 2011 4:20 pm

    My friend Eric came by today and we set the 240 in my 67 pickup. That was the hard part. Now, it's just putting all the nuts and bolts back in it. I hope to get this one back on the road soon. It's been down a long time. I bought it with a bad engine. It had a big rust hole behind the passenger seat from a battery that sat there. I patched the hole years ago but kinda gave up on the truck when I figured out it was too ruff to restore. I don't want to try and restore it now. I'd like to just make a parts chasser out of it. Something I can go to the junk yard in and not worry about it getting scratched.

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    This 240 came from my 67 Supervan panel that I parted out. It runs pretty good. It will make a good runabout engine.

    Duane in Tennessee
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    Post by lectricman Sun May 01, 2011 5:02 pm

    installed new E-brake handle... (original was broke)... got the pioneer cassette player finished up with junkyard knobs and a new VW bus Antenna..... and a floor mat made from an old industrial entrance mat.... I feel good!!!!!

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    Now, just if the silly rain would quit for a while....
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    Post by chester42 Sun May 01, 2011 7:05 pm

    Went to the Veterans car show at Bay Pines V A hospital in St.Petersburgh to day with the 64.What are you up to? Gedc0113
    They had 362 entries in the show. We were put in the class with 1973 and older trucks. Took home a top 10 trophy.What are you up to? Gedc0114
    Also meet Dallas with his 61 Econoline at the show.What are you up to? Gedc0115
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    Post by DanTheVanMan Sun May 01, 2011 7:55 pm

    Looking good Lester and congrats!!!!! cheers

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    Post by Vanish Sun May 01, 2011 8:31 pm

    Yes Congrats .......... Van Looks Great !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Post by Vanish Sun May 01, 2011 8:32 pm

    DanTheVanMan wrote:Got one more step done on the Sportvan today....

    Rear Pop-outs!!!

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    Dan I really Like the pop outs Like that !!!!!! Looks Great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Post by DanTheVanMan Sun May 01, 2011 9:53 pm

    Thanks, it really helps with the "Air-flow" since it's starting to get "real" warm down here! Thinking I will be swapping the 2sp power-glide and 230 out soon and dropping the 250 from the panel van into it with one of the 2nd 200-4R's I picked up. I'm thinking I'm going to "Tunnel" the front of the doghouse while I have everything out...

    Dan

    PS: This is the 999th post in this thread... We may have to "Split" it soon.....


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    Post by whopman Mon May 02, 2011 5:51 pm

    thought I would spend a little time on my other project so I put the cab back on the chassis of the 54 pickup today...cleaned up the garage ...changed the oil in the air compressor
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    Post by jrinaman Mon May 02, 2011 8:50 pm

    one week til surgery so trying to finish all the 'almost done' projects, all this rain is making it tough. after head swap last week, i still have a few loose ends and would like to retorque head and manifold and adjust valves. and garage is a mess.
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    Post by Nightmoves Mon May 02, 2011 10:55 pm

    That is a clean van ya got Lester.Congrats on trophy win.
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    Post by gotavan Tue May 03, 2011 5:33 pm

    Took my 64 GMC on a trip to Belle Isle and then to the Ann Arbor swapmeet.
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    In the line up at Ann Arbor
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    Post by whopman Wed May 04, 2011 6:01 pm

    7AM MRI lower back issues.....into the attic to pull down bumpers for 54 truck....lowes for some stainless steel bolts...to the shop to sandblast bumper brackets.....back to doctor at 2PM for the reading of MRI....surgery Monday ! (!#*#!.%) lower fusion s1,l5,l4,l3,l2.....so back to garage to hang bumpers on frame while I still can...wife takes me out for B-Day dinner...finish bumper fitment.....Overall a a good Day!!!! One step at a time...waiting on electric fan for van to show up and tranny to be rebuilt....looks like a 2 week vacation for the WHOPMAN !!!!
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    Post by jrinaman Wed May 04, 2011 6:10 pm

    after 2 weeks of dodging raindrops, its finally together and 'most' of the bugs worked out. What are you up to? Van_en10What are you up to? Van_en11 since i needed to remove head anyway, i decided to mill it 60k and install bigger cam. added headers too but not happy with the ground clearanceWhat are you up to? Van_en15What are you up to? Van_en14What are you up to? Van_en13What are you up to? Van_en12got it all together, hooked up choke, made a bracket for kickdown and cleaned it all up and painted it.put the back seat in too.What are you up to? Van_en16 still have an issue with torque converter grabbing and need to change vacume advance, new cam runs at 14 degrees instead of 6-8 so i need less vacume advance. choke and kickdown need adjusted but easy enough. come monday, i am back on crutches so no work on van for a while. john
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    Post by G-Man Wed May 04, 2011 6:49 pm

    all your work look great, but as you know those headers are just to low. One pot hole will do major damage.
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    Post by DanTheVanMan Wed May 04, 2011 7:08 pm

    Looking good! Very Happy


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    Post by kgdb Wed May 04, 2011 7:09 pm

    O oh, looks like someone is going to have to modify those headers.


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    Post by Twinpilot001 Wed May 04, 2011 7:15 pm

    Give Yourself a pat on da back- nice = thats what we do - fix , rebuild & modify - That way its all ours!! great post =Enjoy!! Happy Vannin!!
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    Post by dix Wed May 04, 2011 7:34 pm

    She is looking good john. i'm hoping to get out soon. & would like to make a run up your way...
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    Post by jrinaman Wed May 04, 2011 8:25 pm

    the headers are on the to do list. hate to cut up and weld new headers but i've done worse. they will have to stay for a month. getting foot sliced up monday and no dirt or grease for a couple weeks, and crutches for 6 weeks. 4th time in 2 years. it makes for long days. i will be good for nats and if vans good, i will make bakers.
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    Post by chester42 Thu May 05, 2011 7:48 am

    Whopman, Good luck with you back surgery! 2 years ago I had L5 L4 L3 fused with screws and rods put in to stabilize them. I was laid up for about 6 months, but well worth the effort. I still have some aches, but no pain, THNK GOD!
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    Post by Twinpilot001 Thu May 05, 2011 8:00 am

    What are you up to? Dscn1010
    FINALLY!! Got the heads I wanted = Chev Double Humps - clean & stainless valves- Going on the Stroker motor in the van- Stainless hedders here next week= affraid cheers Topping it all off with my Preditor carb
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    Post by DanTheVanMan Thu May 05, 2011 1:16 pm

    Very Nice!!!!!! cheers


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    Post by kgdb Thu May 05, 2011 4:02 pm

    jrinaman wrote:the headers are on the to do list. hate to cut up and weld new headers but i've done worse. they will have to stay for a month. getting foot sliced up monday and no dirt or grease for a couple weeks, and crutches for 6 weeks. 4th time in 2 years. it makes for long days. i will be good for nats and if vans good, i will make bakers.

    Well those headers can wait, looking good. Best wishes on the surgery.

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