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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
frscke1 #780042 August 04th 2021 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by wrcsixeight
Cleanest ATV tires I've ever seen

It got detailed along with the van to go to the Council of council in Feb 2011. Thats when my van made Hot Rod mag.



Was this the issue that your van made it into Hot Rod magazine?

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Rusty Pancelode #780043 August 04th 2021 12:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Rusty_Pancelode
Wrcsixeight must type 120 words/minute.

Chuckle! He's thoroughly wordy, with a wealth of information. Our resident Sparky Technical writer electrical Guru. Thanks wr68!
This was good one. 2KW is nothing to sneeze at. And that's without additional Solar. The '88 Bvan is house battery equipped. Pretty cool mods. Electrical is always a challenge. You explain it well. Always have to read it more than once. Good job!

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #780044 August 04th 2021 12:32 pm
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WRC68 is the most electrical intelligent man I never met ....


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?
wrcsixeight #780051 August 04th 2021 2:12 pm
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Where we were at the end of March when it arrived from Oregon and where we are today. About 2/3 done. Couldn't find lights I liked so we came up with our own. Chevy valve covers made into light. They work great!

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
Just4fun1991 #780052 August 04th 2021 2:14 pm
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Originally Posted by wrcsixeight
Cleanest ATV tires I've ever seen

Originally Posted by frscke1
It got detailed along with the van to go to the Council of council in Feb 2011. Thats when my van made Hot Rod mag.

Originally Posted by Just4fun1991 [quote
Was this the issue that your van made it into Hot Rod magazine?

The pic was taken in Feb ... what paper mag IDK .. I know my pic's showed up on the online mag

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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?
74ChevyVan #780053 August 04th 2021 2:19 pm
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Originally Posted by 74ChevyVan
Chevy valve covers made into light. They work great!


LOVE IT ! ! auto art ....


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?
frscke1 #780056 August 04th 2021 4:48 pm
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Originally Posted by frscke1
WRC68 is the most electrical intelligent man I never met ....

Yeah, my career was aircraft avionics and electronics, and even to me his posts read like technical journals.
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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #780071 August 04th 2021 7:28 pm
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loaded up and going to vanarama thursday. carlisle PA.

Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #780076 August 04th 2021 7:45 pm
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DANG! 74 that is a gorgeous ride. Love the valve cover lights.


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
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RockAuto says my '89 b250's battery tray is to accept a group 34/78 battery.

I've used 34, 24, 27 and now group 31.

A group 34 flooded battery is

Weight: 38.5 lbs
Length: 10.75 in
Width: 6.875 in
Height: 8 in

They have about 55 amp hours capacity at 20 hour rate, meaning when they are newish and fully charged, they can provide 2.75 amps for 20 hours, before voltage falls to 10.5v, which is considered 100% discharged.

They have generally 120 minutes reserve capacity, meaning they can provide 25 amps continuous for 120 minutes before voltage falls to 7.75v. Again if the battery were new, healthy and fully charged when the 25 amps was first applied.

CCA maxes out abut 800 in this group size, which is respectable.

a CCA test is 'supposed' to represent a 800 CCA battery, that can provide provide 400 amps for 30 seconds with voltage remaining above 7.5v. The battery is supposed to be 0f for this test.

I expect few batteries would make their CCA ratings if actually cooled to 0f and had half their cca rating applied for 30 seconds, but that is supposedly the test parameters.

I am employing a significantly larger Northstar Group 31 TPPl AGM battery

weight 75 lbs
length 13
width, close to 7
height, closer to 10 inches to top of terminals

103 amp hours capacity
220 reserve minutes
1050 CCA.

My original battery tray was rusted. corroded.

I made a new tray, and lowered it and widened it, so it would accept the larger group 31, with width anfd height to spare.

I'm not quite done with this portion of my electrical upgrade and some details shown in the photos is just functional but temporary while I further refine the mounting of battery and surrounding components.

While most batteries with 500 or more CCA will have no issues starting the engine in temps above 40f, a 1050 CCA TPPL Agm turns the starter so fast and my engine catches so quickly it is is almost a bit alarming.

Northstar is sold as X2power by batteries plus, and they add another year to Northstar's 4 year free replacement warranty.

These batteries are amazing, but need some specialized charging when subjected to deep cycle duty, and are not worth their premium in such duty if their peculiar needs are not met.

Namely no less than 40 amp charging current per 100Ah of capacity, when deeply cycled and true full charges are required more often.

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