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#467183 - May 11th 2011 9:10 pm Re: 87 Dodge "Southeast of Disorder" [Re: draggnastro]
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yeah, i used that rustoleum lens tint stuff from auto zone. works real nice.
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#467190 - May 11th 2011 9:25 pm Re: 87 Dodge "Southeast of Disorder" [Re: draggnastro]
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man your van looks great , thanks for sharing ~~ keep at it man grin cheers

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#467192 - May 11th 2011 9:28 pm Re: 87 Dodge "Southeast of Disorder" [Re: draggnastro]
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Thanks buddy, been kinda slackin lately. Its been my office/work van lately...
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#467212 - May 11th 2011 10:51 pm Re: 87 Dodge "Southeast of Disorder" [Re: draggnastro]
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Hey buddy,we missed ya at the beach last weekend...

Your doing a great job on your van.
The signal lenses look awesome...
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#467542 - May 13th 2011 11:44 am Re: 87 Dodge "Southeast of Disorder" [Re: draggnastro]
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Originally Posted By: draggnastro
i took my first dive into /6 mechanics. All i can say is F%^k you Chrysler and your intertwined intake exhaust setup. oh yes and ive got about 6 broken studs and bolts. Time to start looking for a new manifold set up.


I highly recommend you at least spend some time browsing www.slantsix.org That website has a wealth of information about anything you could ever want to know about the slant six.

Manifold installation article

Your manifolds are probably fine, but you need new head studs and/or two or three new intake to exhaust manifold bolts/studs. After 20+ years and thousand of heat cycles, I think it can only be expected that the bolts would break.

The manifold to cylinder head 5/16-18-24 x 1.88 studs, can be bought from silver-seal.com.

Brass nuts are Dorman part # 680-001 or # 849-001 (single/bulk pack).

This link and this link are also worth reading about the attaching hardware for slant six manifolds.

When it comes to gaskets, I have never had a problem with Felpro between the head and the manifolds, but I really like remflex ( www.remflex.com) gasket for the exhaust manifold to exhaust pipe junction.

You 87 slant has the notoriously bad "lean burn" computer controlled ignition and carb on it. I highly recommend you ditch both and convert to a non-computerized Holley 1920 and HEI ignition. Both swaps are covered on www.slantsix.org .

The slant does have a few differences from the v-8, but I do believe it is the better design. It is a quite capable motor when properly tuned up.


Edited by Reed (May 13th 2011 11:47 am)
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#467962 - May 15th 2011 7:28 pm Re: 87 Dodge "Southeast of Disorder" [Re: draggnastro]
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Cool, i appreciate the advice Reed. Maybe ill just send my boat ancho...... i mean /6 to you to rebuild lol. Seriously most of the reason i want a V8 is i love the sound. And i plan to purchase a camper some time in the future.
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#470274 - May 26th 2011 8:17 pm Re: 87 Dodge "Southeast of Disorder" [Re: draggnastro]
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started work on the roof, too much rust. On the hunt for a hi-top now. found half a dozen pin holes in the sheet metal so im not even gonna mess with it. On another note, The new little addition to our family will make her trip home sunday in the van!
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#470304 - May 26th 2011 11:03 pm Re: 87 Dodge "Southeast of Disorder" [Re: draggnastro]
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congrats, hope everything goes smooth.
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#470318 - May 27th 2011 12:55 am Re: 87 Dodge "Southeast of Disorder" [Re: draggnastro]
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Saw the pics/news on FB.

congrats on your new little bambina...
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#471243 - June 01st 2011 7:30 pm Re: 87 Dodge "Southeast of Disorder" [Re: draggnastro]
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Well, had to replace the starter today. I love old vans, cheap parts!
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