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Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 11-17-2014, 03:46 PM
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Posted By maples01
I've been on multiple sites, and have seen these...

I've been on multiple sites, and have seen these posts many times, the people 'never' become contributing members, they are here to sell the vehicle, nothing more. :-roll
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 11-14-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By maples01
FYI, coming from a group of van customizers, you...

FYI, coming from a group of van customizers, you can not swap them, the openings are different, depending on how mechanically inclined you are, you can hinge the top and gull wing it, it's pretty...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 11-06-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By maples01
Oil in the cooling system, well, my radiator was...

Oil in the cooling system, well, my radiator was replaced, the oil cooler is external, not in it, the only way I know to get oil in the cooling system is to have a blown head gasket.
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 11-05-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,891
Posted By maples01
I've always wanted a dually van, but after...

I've always wanted a dually van, but after driving mine for so many years, think turning would be too much of a headache, you lose the goose neck hauling ability with a van body. Looks odd being...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 11-05-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,985
Posted By maples01
If it runs, iron expands when hot, you can run...

If it runs, iron expands when hot, you can run the engine, to get it heated, spray in PB Blaster, then shut it down and try to get it free, be careful not to get burnt.
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 11-02-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By maples01
I kind of like the glass fuses, but use the blade...

I kind of like the glass fuses, but use the blade ones when adding accessories , I have short glass fuses not just in the factory fuse panel, but the white containers that hold a single fuse for...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 11-02-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By maples01
I bought mine from Autozone, Bussman that uses...

I bought mine from Autozone, Bussman that uses the standard blade fuses, I have a circuit breaker under the hood on the 8 gauge power feed, just decided to use what had been installed by the previous...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 10-31-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By maples01
We have a guy on here who went overkill with his...

We have a guy on here who went overkill with his brake lines, used aircraft lines, stainless steel I believe, they are so hard, you will break the double flaring tool using it, can probably get by...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 10-31-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 808
Posted By maples01
A quick tip, the IAC is what causes the engine to...

A quick tip, the IAC is what causes the engine to idle, when they fail, the engine quits, it can't run, unless you are holding the throttle open, because the butterfly is closed on an injected...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 10-31-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By maples01
A mechanic checked mine once by holding the fan,...

A mechanic checked mine once by holding the fan, and having me start the vehicle when it was at operating temp, it had fluid in it, when it gets warmed up, it causes it to engage, not solid like...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 10-31-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By maples01
The cut red wire by my finger, that is the...

The cut red wire by my finger, that is the brake/hazard light power wire, I relocated it before taking the photo, I did this by my friends who also own these vans, I've never heard of a problem like...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 10-31-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By maples01
Wiring delimna

I had installed a cigarette lighter in my 73 E100 earlier this month, it gave me problems, so I replaced it, even tho the van didn't come with one, it was wired for it, so I found and used the socket...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 10-31-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,985
Posted By maples01
The fuel pump could be bad, thinking mine is due...

The fuel pump could be bad, thinking mine is due to a miss, and lean codes, I have almost 150,000 miles on it, original pump too, if yours is similar, you may want to go ahead and have it swapped out.
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 10-31-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By maples01
I'd not worry about the rear unless it's leaking...

I'd not worry about the rear unless it's leaking or making noise, there are many well beyond 150,000 miles without being touched aside from maintenance, unless it's been involved in an accident, the...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 10-30-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,891
Posted By maples01
He can move on, I put up a scenario and gave my...

He can move on, I put up a scenario and gave my opinion, he doesn't know what he's talking about, because he doesn't know what I am saying, he's talking about road rage and I'm talking about...
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