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Re: 1985 RAM B250 Royal Van - Project [Re: Slartidbartfast] #763121
July 02nd 2020 2:59 pm
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They really got into it. I was only doing the stuff they couldn't and showing them how to do as much of the rest as possible. They even did a little welding and accompanied me on parts-scavenging forays to the scrap-yard.

It was all my daughter's idea to begin with and she has embraced the whole #vanlife thing (if remaining a bit tongue-in-cheek about it.)

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Re: 1985 RAM B250 Royal Van - Project [Re: Slartidbartfast] #763123
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Re: 1985 RAM B250 Royal Van - Project [Re: Slartidbartfast] #763158
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That turned out really nice. It's like a brand new van. I got that same stereo in my van. I had to build a little extension too. Safe travels.


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Re: 1985 RAM B250 Royal Van - Project [Re: Slartidbartfast] #763167
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Re: 1985 RAM B250 Royal Van - Project [Re: Slartidbartfast] #763371
July 08th 2020 12:15 pm
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Re: 1985 RAM B250 Royal Van - Project [Re: Slartidbartfast] #763454
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The girls called me yesterday with a problem. The van would start and idle fine but started to mis-fire like crazy and lurch along if they gave it more than a tiny sniff of throttle.

Last night they picked up a fuel pump and filter which they changed out this morning (I had replaced the filter already but it seemed daft to change the pump without replacing the filter again). This seems to have fixed the problem but they created another by draining some coolant when removing the lower radiator hose to get at the fuel pump and not knowing they had to refill the radiator rather than the header tank. This pretty quickly led to overheating but they got that sorted and seem to have got away with it. Fortunately they had a gallon of coolant and a gallon of distilled water with them.

I would have liked to be there to help them out but they seem to have managed. Glad I kitted them out with tools and maintenance fluids before they left.

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Re: 1985 RAM B250 Royal Van - Project [Re: Slartidbartfast] #763455
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Sounds like you prepared them very well!


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Re: 1985 RAM B250 Royal Van - Project [Re: Slartidbartfast] #763657
July 16th 2020 8:11 pm
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My son is a mechanic and would have paid someone to fix it..lol.. good for them😁


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Re: 1985 RAM B250 Royal Van - Project [Re: Slartidbartfast] #764243
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