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Forum: New Member Introductions Today, 06:00 PM
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Posted By YoGeorge
A special thanks for your service given it's...

A special thanks for your service given it's Memorial Day, and welcome to FTE.

I wish you and your family many safe and fun miles in your new-to-you truck.

George
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans Today, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By YoGeorge
I would think it would trigger a code if it was a...

I would think it would trigger a code if it was a bad coil (I have had 2 so far) and even bad gas will trigger a code if you get enough misfiring happening. The gas could be gummed up. DryGas is...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans Today, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 269
Posted By YoGeorge
I had a '73 E200 2wd with a 302 and it got about...

I had a '73 E200 2wd with a 302 and it got about 12-14 mpg so 10-11 sounds about right with the 4wd conversion. We have come a long way with fuel injection and overdrive transmissions. People that...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 05-20-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By YoGeorge
It sounds to me like the ignition cylinder was...

It sounds to me like the ignition cylinder was replaced and you got keys for that. The seller probably hoped you would not notice. I am assuming a locksmith could grind a key off the internals of...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 05-20-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By YoGeorge
I am not understanding why the van is immobile or...

I am not understanding why the van is immobile or won't go more than 15 mph. Even with the axle on the bump stops the van should be able to move at normal speeds (although it won't be safe).

I...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 05-20-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,997
Posted By YoGeorge
Good points, Smitty. Good to pay homage to our...

Good points, Smitty. Good to pay homage to our vans.

I will also note that vans have always been the choice for serious bicycle riders and racers; our vans have been support vehicles for bike...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 05-18-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By YoGeorge
Look on Ebay. My van is a conversion which came...

Look on Ebay. My van is a conversion which came with crappy conversion seats and I wanted OEM seats. I think they were about $600 with bases and I really like them (and my really bad back really...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 05-14-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 656
Posted By YoGeorge
Here's a link to 3M crystalline film that blocks...

Here's a link to 3M crystalline film that blocks heat but lets in most of the light (doesn't seem to say exactly how much but it is pretty clear). I wonder how it would test with a light...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 05-13-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By YoGeorge
You did the best anyone could ask. You fixed it...

You did the best anyone could ask. You fixed it and told us the source of the problem. Don't need another thread at all. Giving some good reputation to those who helped you out is always a good...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 05-13-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By YoGeorge
I have also had numerous sets of aftermarket...

I have also had numerous sets of aftermarket wheels, both chrome (on steel and aluminum) and clear-coated aluminum since the 1970's. NONE of them would go more than about 2 winters before pitting...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 05-12-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 656
Posted By YoGeorge
Roads were invented for pedestrians and horses,...

Roads were invented for pedestrians and horses, my friend. People in cars and trucks seem to think that they "own" the road. I call BS on that. Aside from Interstates and other limited access...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 05-12-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 656
Posted By YoGeorge
Tinting front windows is illegal in Michigan. ...

Tinting front windows is illegal in Michigan.

As a bicyclist (and prez of a large bicycle club with hundreds of cyclists) who has motorcyclist friends, making eye contact with the driver of a...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 05-12-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,187
Posted By YoGeorge
If you read the whole thread again,...

If you read the whole thread again, keep-n-it-custom, you might remember the answers you already got. If you just woke up in a parallel universe, it's still not gonna work. But it makes me sad to...
Forum: Transit Connect 05-11-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By YoGeorge
Good luck to ya. I've got a Subaru Forester as...

Good luck to ya. I've got a Subaru Forester as my 4WD daily driver vehicle but have had a full size van in the family since 1986. We are bicyclists and musicians, and I am prez of a bike club and...
Forum: Transit Connect 05-11-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By YoGeorge
Have fun with it--I'll enjoy watching your...

Have fun with it--I'll enjoy watching your progress. I've got back issues that filter out a lot of new vehicles for me too. I've had big vans for almost 30 years and will probably go to a minivan...
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