Well quick trip back to Napa, the new NEW belt is nice & quiet, it looks exactly like the other new belt, what's up with that??
Originally Posted by Joeman
Well, today I decided I was getting sick of hearing that old serpentine belt chirp for the first few minutes when I started the van, so I went to NAPA & picked up a new belt, now it chirps ALL the time! Lol. Hopefully it'll get better in a few days after the shiny stuff wears off.
Today I fixed the cancer stick ingniter and added a usb port while it's all taken apart. Redoing the doghouse insulation Saturday. I used dupli color vinyl and fabric aerosol to repait both whole pieces, because the color was really close, but just a touch lighter.
Well, gathering all the parts that are missing on my wheelchair lift, yeah, the "deal" dad got buying it, not so good, since I've had to buy so many pieces to make it function correctly, I detest liars, no way that lift was working, if that guy tried to use it as is it would tear pieces off of it. I've been robbed more over my replacement van than the 73 I drove for years before it, when its all said and done, what was spent to replace it, would have restored it, just makes me sick. Dad is happy tho, he likes the little shorty, hes enjoyed driving it around, now that I got the miss out of it I think he's pleased, its off to the shop for welding up the windshield frame holes tomorrow, I'd like to send this bill to the previous owner who drilled all the holes. I could use replacement windshield trim pieces for a 89 Econoline, nothing in the junkyards here.
On a whim, I found a guy selling some NOS fiberglass parts for a Mid Ford on Facebook. He had the fiberglass visor I wanted to order for the last 6 months. Not only was I able to pick it up, but he is going to be driving through Sacramento next week and will be able to drop it off. On top of that, I also found someone parting out a few 70's F100s. I was able to secure the disc brake spindles, caliper brackets, and the dust shields. Now I can convert the van over to disc brakes with readily available parts instead of unobtainium.
You hear the thunder of stampeding rhinos, elephants and tacky tigers This town ain't big enough for the both of us And it ain't me who's gonna leave