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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Make sure to check the fluid level in the differential. Beware if it is high. Sometimes the PG fluid leaks into the differential. If the ATF dilutes the gear oil too much it will eventually destroy the ring & pinion.
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
An interesting collection of vintage trucks in the background... Please correct me, but without any research, from left to right it looks like the following: 1) 1957 Dodge PU 2) 1955+/- International COE 3) 1947+/- International truck 4) 1948+/- Chevrolet COE 5) Early '60s Dodge C-series
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Dean, It is interesting that your dam came with the machine screw nut-serts already attached. The dam I purchased (12 years ago!!) came with no hardware whatsoever. I trimmed mine a bit less, about 2-1/2" longer on the ends and used the existing 3/8-16 bolt that holds the lower corner and brace in place, but your method looks good too. I used a metal cutoff wheel in an angle grinde
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I just brought this home when we had a couple of days of clear weather. Seller included some tooling; collets, chucks and several cutting heads. I removed the DRO box for the trip. The table has no holes and ways have very minimal play. My new garage (more later) even has 3-phase...
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Jeff, I had Ken Hand build an improved 110 engine for our Greenbrier with an emphasis on low end torque and economy: 1) Universal replacement block 2) +0.030 cylinders, Clark's Custom Cast pistons, moly rings 3) Heads (by LeVeque) a) Deep seats b) Step cut to 0.010" c) Mild porting work d) Chambers cc'd and opened for 9.1:1 compression e) Careful fla
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
This is only about 4-1/2 hour drive away from me. Colby is the namesake city for colby cheese, a mild variety popular in Wisconsin, even though it is not made in that city any more. How big of trailer is needed to haul an UltraVan?
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Mark, From the four 1967 cars I own; 500 4-door #105051: long knob 500 4-door #106105: missing Monza 4-door #111933: long knob 500 4-door #123809: short knob I also have a '68 Monza steering column I purchased from lclc that is fitted with a long knob, that now I suspect is not original. Perhaps I should put this on #106105?
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Several cars: 1965 4-door #?? flange/slot 1966 coupe #?? (Oct 65 build) flange/slot 1967 4-door #105051: G-hook 1967 4-door #106105: G-hook 1967 4-door #111933: G-hook 1967 4-door #123809: G-hook
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
One thing I discovered with CFL's, to obtain good life is to properly condition them when new. When first powering up, it is essential to leave them on for at least 1 hour but preferably 4 or more hours. After that they can be turned on and off for short cycles and still last a long time. Power costs $0.23/kWh from my REA so I converted my home to almost all fluorescent 10 years ago. As
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Dean, The Ford Ranger valence fits almost exactly to the contour of the lower panel of the FC. The ends have to be trimmed off a bit. It is attached using #12 sheet metal screws up through the bottom edge of the FC panel into nut clips that attach to the reinforcing ribs of the valence. (make sure to get these) The outboard ends are secured on each side using one of the bolts that hol
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Dean, This is how the valence for a '91 Ford Ranger looks and fits:
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
We got about 30 inches of snow over about a 30 hour period this weekend. I had my fun using this equipment to REALLY move snow... Dale Dewald Hancock, MI
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I have found that rope caulk or caulk backer rod, essentially extruded polyethylene foam in a round cross section, to be very handy for temporarily sealing off narrow openings . It is available in diameters from 1/8" up to 1" at well stocked lumber yards. The worst part is having to buy a roll of 100' or so. I suppose the excess could be donated to your local Habitat for Humanit
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7 years ago
vairsUPnorth
On Thursday evening the auto shipper dropped off our latest acquisition, this 1967 500 4-door that was for sale on Craigslist in NY. I have confirmed that it has indeed only 20421 miles and would not need much to return it to Factory Stock Original. To begin with, I need to go through the brakes and install new tires on the stock wheels. Then it needs some caburetor work and a thorough detailin
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7 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Mark, Dave, Dan, Tim and Dan, I just took delivery of this car this evening about 9:00 PM EST. I looks like a legitimate factory stock car with only 20k miles. Too dark to inspect the exterior closely this evening, but the interior looks pristine. Sheet metal in the engine compartment still has factory putty at the joints. I'll post more photos tomorrow. What is the extra p
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7 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Al, Your cam selection should depend somewhat on what axle ratio you have in the car. You would likely get better economy with a 3.27 and a cam that makes a bit more low end torque. Send a PM to Ken Hand for his opinion of the Oregon 1527. Dale Dewald Hancock, MI
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7 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I notice that these seats have one end of the seat belt attached. Did you manage to get the other half of the seat belts from the donor car? Or, do you plan to remove the integral belt and use the stock system? Dale Dewald Hancock, MI
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7 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello All, I know nothing about this car other than it popped up on my regional Craigslist search: Dale Dewald Hancock, MI
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7 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Steven, Unless you have significant oil consumption, it should not be something to worry about. This same thing happens once in about 50-80 starts in our '65 Greenbrier. Its engine was rebuilt by Ken Hand 3 years and 10k miles ago, so it is well broken in. Last year this engine consumed just barely a quart of 10W-30 for our entire trip to Tacoma and back. It doesn't take muc
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7 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Another day in the UP, eh!
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7 years ago
vairsUPnorth
The trunk spatter paint is definitely original, but why does this car have a Corsa horn button? Dale Dewald Hancock, MI
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7 years ago
vairsUPnorth
A note on ohm ratings of the senders and gauges; In 1965 Chevrolet changed the fuel gauges/senders across the vehicle line from 0-30 ohm to 0-90 ohm, except for the 1965 Greenbrier and 1965-66 Chevy Van, Sportsman, and GMC Handivan. This is because all of these vehicles continued to use the early model/FC instrument panel with its 0-30 ohm fuel gauge. I have seen at least one 1965 Chevy Van
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7 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Boy Daniel, that looks like the front ADDCO swaybar that you somehow adapted to the rear by mounting it upside down!! Unless they have changed the design, he original ADDCO rear bar mounts to posts that come off the subframe crossmember (ox yoke) and run up the axis of the A-arms. I will have to wait until it is light tomorrow to take and post a picture of the rear bar installed on our '65
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7 years ago
vairsUPnorth
This is the correct Amsoil GL-4 lube for the M/T Corvair transaxle: Dale Dewald Hancock, MI
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7 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Snapshot, The original tire size for the FC was 7.00-14 4-ply truck type. There were also options for 6 and 8-ply tires of the same size. This original size had a diameter of about 26.3 inches. The theoretical equivalent modern metric size would be something like 185/85R14, obviously something never made, but the European 185R14 (for the VW Transporter) is very close. If you want
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8 years ago
vairsUPnorth
From Wikipedia: HID = "High-intensity discharge lamps (HID lamps) are a type of electrical gas-discharge lamp which produces light by means of an electric arc between tungsten electrodes housed inside a translucent or transparent fused quartz or fused alumina arc tube. This tube is filled with both gas and metal salts. The gas facilitates the arc's initial strike. Once the arc is start
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8 years ago
vairsUPnorth
It is certainly possible for the front floor to flood from the kick vents, but before you pull them out to replace the sealing putty, check that the rocker panel drains at the rear of the car are not clogged. BTDT. Dale Dewald Hancock, MI
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8 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Remember thet fuel oil is liquid and uses an atomization type burner whereas propane (LP) and natural gas are gaseous and use an orfice gas jet burner. In order to change from fuel oil to propane and keep the same furnace you will need to get a complete replacement burner assembly. This is not a cheap conversion, and after you are through, the furnace will not be as efficient as with the oil bur
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8 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Tony, As I have looked over this thread and what you plan to do with your crane, may I make a suggestion: Consider, perhaps a telescopic fork lift. See just one possible example of what is available here: Granted, you will probably have to pull one of the UV bodies out (doors ) of one bay in order to move it to another, but it can be done as a one man operation . The added bonus is t
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8 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I would love to borrow these in order to make patterns (and cores) and cast them out of iron. Dale Dewald Hancock, MI
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