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Nothing comes between me and my wife except a 406 #729887
November 18th 2017 5:22 pm
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After 8 weeks and countless delays, the van gets a heart transplant. This was it's second cold start.

First impression is that the pulling power this engine has is great for these 6500 pound gorillas. I'm running low rpm's for the break in, but I can tell breaking the tires loose will come easy after 500 miles and an oil change. After that, I'll do a video of some full throttle runs and see what happens.

I need to install a manual choke and set the advance timing.

Stay tuned for more....

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Re: Nothing comes between me and my wife except a 406 [Re: Lettercraft] #729891
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Need to start your own thread in "Readers Ride" so all your pic's & improvements are in 1 place....


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Re: Nothing comes between me and my wife except a 406 [Re: Lettercraft] #729892
November 18th 2017 8:07 pm
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Cool.

I’ll do it.

Thanks for the tip.

Re: Nothing comes between me and my wife except a 406 [Re: Lettercraft] #729928
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Re: Nothing comes between me and my wife except a 406 [Re: Lettercraft] #729943
November 20th 2017 7:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Lettercraft
After 8 weeks and countless delays, the van gets a heart transplant. This was it's second cold start.

First impression is that the pulling power this engine has is great for these 6500 pound gorillas. I'm running low rpm's for the break in, but I can tell breaking the tires loose will come easy after 500 miles and an oil change.


Break it in like you're going to drive it.


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Re: Nothing comes between me and my wife except a 406 [Re: Lettercraft] #729945
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verrrrrry nice !!!!!!

Re: Nothing comes between me and my wife except a 406 [Re: Lettercraft] #729953
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