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#477036 - June 27th 2011 5:22 am Re: The ultimate custom camper. [Re: shaggy]
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Registered: April 09th 2004 12:00 pm
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Since the last episode of this ongoing saga, I found the carb that was described as "AS NEW" in the ad (it came with the motor) was far from it.
I had ongoing running issues after sorting the transmission and even though the carb looked new from the outside I thought I'd open it up to check.

I found a load of gunk in the bowls, blocked jets and a float with a hole in it. So I replaced the dodgy bits and re-installed.
I also made a dash panel and fitted an engine temp and oil pressure gauge. The dash panel I made out of an old aluminium mudflap that came with the running boards that were originally fitted to the van. The van does come with these gauges but I feel I can trust these new ones more. I also replaced the trans kickdown cable and removed and oiled the throttle cable. I also replaced a few cable mounting brackets and removed the cruise control cable as I am junking the whole cruise control system. I also fitted a Filter King combined fuel filter/regulator and mounted it above the wheel arch using another one of the alluminium mudflaps( sometimes it pays to be a hoarder).
I did some tuning and test drove it and it ran preety well (still needs more tuning) but when I returned I found it was leaking oil from around the torque convertor starter motor area. I pulled the T/C cover and ran the engine again and found to my relief it was coming from the rear sump seal .

If it had been a crankshaft seal I think I would have thrown in the towel!!!

So I took off the sump replaced the gasket and end seals and put it back on. Tonight I refill with oil and bring it up to the local garage to have it tuned on their emmisions testing machine.
Wish me luck I'm sure as hell due some at this stage.





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#477228 - June 27th 2011 10:08 pm Re: The ultimate custom camper. [Re: shaggy]
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good luck, time to get it runnin right and have some fun

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#477411 - June 28th 2011 5:27 pm Re: The ultimate custom camper. [Re: shaggy]
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Some more photos....

New filter regulator mounted on recycled alloy mud flap smile


IMG_2500 by shagedemus, on Flickr


IMG_2502 by shagedemus, on Flickr

before new cables and brackets


IMG_2497 by shagedemus, on Flickr

after


IMG_2510 by shagedemus, on Flickr


IMG_2511 by shagedemus, on Flickr

Dash and new gauge panel.


IMG_2503 by shagedemus, on Flickr
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#477438 - June 28th 2011 7:48 pm Re: The ultimate custom camper. [Re: shaggy]
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Shaggy, I have the same type steering wheel...Cool
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#477511 - June 29th 2011 1:27 am Re: The ultimate custom camper. [Re: shaggy]
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looking good

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#477545 - June 29th 2011 6:49 am Re: The ultimate custom camper. [Re: VanVida_Israel]
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Originally Posted By: VanVida_Israel
Shaggy, I have the same type steering wheel...Cool


I'm actually gonna switch it for a larger Mooneyes metalflake red steering wheel that I got a little while ago. The chain one is cool and I love the looks but it's a little small.

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#477720 - June 29th 2011 8:24 pm Re: The ultimate custom camper. [Re: shaggy]
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Nice touches Shaggy , i just bought one of those steering wheels in silver to : )

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#477752 - June 29th 2011 10:17 pm Re: The ultimate custom camper. [Re: shaggy]
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Originally Posted By: shaggy
Originally Posted By: VanVida_Israel
Shaggy, I have the same type steering wheel...Cool


I'm actually gonna switch it for a larger Mooneyes metalflake red steering wheel that I got a little while ago. The chain one is cool and I love the looks but it's a little small.



Very cool wheel...I'm thinking on getting a silver or white one... cheers
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#477905 - June 30th 2011 1:39 pm Re: The ultimate custom camper. [Re: shaggy]
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Yeah it's hard to find cool steering wheels big enough for vans. I found direct from mooneyes website (not their ebay page) was the cheapest BTW.
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#477916 - June 30th 2011 3:13 pm Re: The ultimate custom camper. [Re: shaggy]
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Originally Posted By: shaggy
Yeah it's hard to find cool steering wheels big enough for vans. I found direct from mooneyes website (not their ebay page) was the cheapest BTW.


Thanks for info..... smile
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