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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #749727
June 17th 2019 12:37 am
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Since putting bigger/heavier rear wheels, I noticed a vibration at a specific speed. I had the tire shop re check the balance of all tires and found a few out of balance. Ran it back to 55, still noticed it. I felt it in the pedal so I had a sneaking suspicion...
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And I was right. Transmission mount was toast!
Comparably to a new one.
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Annoyingly the center bore on that new mount was too tight and as I was knocking in the large bolt that went through the center of the mount to the cross member, it got wedged tight and wouldn’t budge. I had to ream the center and file the bolt a bit itself from some corrosion over the years and it finally fit perfect. I had to remove the crossmember to get it all apart after it got wedged which was an annoying extra step but it made installing the mount bolts to the trans itself much easier.


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #749765
June 17th 2019 8:00 pm
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MN
I started it. It runs. It's alive. 5.3L Vortec swap almost done! Just need to do some wiring cleanup and put it back together. So damn excited.


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1984 Chevy G20 5.3L/4L60E
Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #749781
June 18th 2019 9:14 am
June 18th 2019 9:14 am
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Michigan
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Michigan
Bet you can't wait to drive it.

Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #749822
June 19th 2019 9:28 am
June 19th 2019 9:28 am
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Beaufort, SC USA
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Beaufort, SC USA
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I changed my argent grill to black the other day...well, I painted it and everything behind the grill since it was out.

sorry, couldn't post this on the day I did it. haha

Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #749832
June 19th 2019 11:36 am
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Love the contrast with the two bars and the black backer. Super clean!


1979 Dodge B200 Shorty, 1987 B250 Longy
Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: Deathorvictory] #749844
June 19th 2019 1:26 pm
June 19th 2019 1:26 pm
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Beaufort, SC USA
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Originally Posted by Deathorvictory
Love the contrast with the two bars and the black backer. Super clean!



thanks! I have been at odds about what to do with the grill because it was looking sad. I decided to try the black paint and i like it.

Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #749868
June 20th 2019 11:49 am
June 20th 2019 11:49 am
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Paid for a new cat and other stuff to get the thing pass smog.........I feel like I own a sailboat lately. mad

Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #749872
June 20th 2019 12:24 pm
June 20th 2019 12:24 pm
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Van Diego California
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Bout another thousand ....lol


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight] #749877
June 20th 2019 2:37 pm
June 20th 2019 2:37 pm
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kennewick, wa
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kennewick, wa
Change the valve cover gasket from cork to rubber and install a new carburetor smile

Next week it will be a new radiator.


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: RoboforcerX2000] #749880
June 20th 2019 2:42 pm
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kennewick, wa
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kennewick, wa
SUPER COOL laugh


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