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


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    Boogie - My 69 a108 Thread

    nyc108hopeful
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    Number of posts : 95
    Location : South Kingstown, RI
    Registration date : 2018-05-14

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    Post by nyc108hopeful Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:25 am

    I've had my a108 for two years now and while I consider winter projects I thought I would post here though I usually post on the DODGE A100 and FARGO VAN CLUB facebook group and instagram

    Here was the van at the beginning of 2022 as I only take her off the road for salt



    You can sub to the channel if you like but there are a few fixes and upgrade videos.  The most recent change was to go from a large turbo muffler to a Flowmaster Delta 50 (plenty of before vids)



    If you are instagram I post our travels with Boogie here
    https://www.instagram.com/thebeachbusri/

    I've done a lot to this van over the two years but I definitely started with a great base to begin with. There maybe a disc upgrade at some point but give the axles it isnt as simple and likely would mean going to newer 15in or 16in wheels if I wanted bigger brakes. After a recent trip to Big Sur the idea of cooking my drums if I want to do some big travels was something that got to me. I would also consider doing this if the plan was to add a tow hitch but with 3.23 rear swap I did I think I would want to plan on adding some power for highway hauling. I toy with the idea if a small trailer for bringing a motorcycle or a Scamp style RV. That said I recently saw a 70s Dodge Balboa in person and think adding an RV B van that I could also rent out locally on Outdoorsy could be fun.

    Possible Projects:
    - discs
    - cam (maybe hughes whiplash)
    - ldb4 intake
    - wheels and tires
    - larger gas tank with vapor return

    Reality is I use the van all the time for 9 of 12 months out of the year and it really needs nothing unless I start pushing the useage in other areas. Neither I and especially not the wife plan to camp/sleep in it so in all likelihood it will just receive TLC but I tend to have trouble leaving things alone.
    nyc108hopeful
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    Number of posts : 95
    Location : South Kingstown, RI
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    Post by nyc108hopeful Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:26 am

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    Post by nyc108hopeful Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:27 am

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    Location : Germany, Nds
    Registration date : 2016-10-18

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    Post by 69 Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:54 am

    Absolutely go for the roadrunner horn.cheers

    Reminds me, I have a spare one myself lying around. Will do that change when warmer outside (currently: approx. low 30's here in Germany).

    Then, we'll horn away on both sides of the atlantic. Cool Cool

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    chrlsful
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    Number of posts : 193
    Location : Amherst, MA
    Registration date : 2014-04-22

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    Post by chrlsful Thu Nov 24, 2022 8:06 am

    nyc108hopeful wrote:

    I thought bbd was (a 2v) 1 of the highest flowing 1v? seemed the last of the
    carbs tho. So make sure it has all the oem 'pollution' hook ups. The engineers designed
    them to run optimal w/those additions and U may not have them &
    dont get all U could from it. (Others do fine w/these Chinese so have no fear on that account). Most us rebuild any new carb we get B4 installing. I like Mike's (he told me he has thousands vids on net now)
    https://www.carburetor-blog.com/knowledge-base/bbd-id/
    nyc108hopeful
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    Post by nyc108hopeful Wed Apr 12, 2023 5:19 pm

    2023 start of the season tour

    wylee
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    Post by wylee Thu Apr 13, 2023 1:58 am

    great van you have there. thanks for the up dates and vids

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