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Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 08-20-2015, 05:41 AM
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Posted By richter roxs
welcome to the forum, what is your budget for...

welcome to the forum, what is your budget for your engine modifications?

There is power to be had but no free lunches , horsepower costs.

there are lots of options to increase power in these...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 08-07-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By richter roxs
stop driving this vehicle till you fix the brakes...

stop driving this vehicle till you fix the brakes ! It sounds like you need a master cylinder and a caliper.

good luck ,
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 07-28-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 593
Posted By richter roxs
on the sway bar frame mount bushing bracket the...

on the sway bar frame mount bushing bracket the bolt holes are slots , may be you need to loosen the bracket and slide the mount in the direction of the i beams
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 07-28-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By richter roxs
what year is your van?

what year is your van?
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 07-26-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By richter roxs
when you say sticking do you mean the steering is...

when you say sticking do you mean the steering is hard to move then becomes easier?

it could be the u joints on your steering shaft that connects the steering wheel to the steering box , these can...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 07-26-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By richter roxs
I would think it's drive shaft u joint related, ...

I would think it's drive shaft u joint related, my van had a similar problem and it turned out to be the u joints, good luck !
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 07-26-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By richter roxs
do you have a rear sway bar ? I also have a...

do you have a rear sway bar ? I also have a conversion van and the best thing that i did was heavy duty springs all around and installed a rear sway bar from helwig. most conversion vans are...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 07-26-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By richter roxs
where do you feel the shimmy the most in the...

where do you feel the shimmy the most in the front or rear ? how many miles on the van? what you feel is it more of a shake or a overall vibration through the vehicle?

does the steering wheel...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 07-24-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By richter roxs
install new springs or dont bother as the next...

install new springs or dont bother as the next owner will be installing new springs. I know you don't want to dump money into a vehicle that you are selling but most conversion vans were undersprung...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 07-18-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,364
Posted By richter roxs
read the rhino ramp reviews on amazon and you...

read the rhino ramp reviews on amazon and you will never use them again ,
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 07-14-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,803
Posted By richter roxs
the cheapest fixes you might want to try should...

the cheapest fixes you might want to try should be to check the timing . this one is free if you have a timing light .

Next you NEED to install a overflow tank , these are inexpensive, easy to...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 07-14-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,803
Posted By richter roxs
your wife is right it is a money pit , but once...

your wife is right it is a money pit , but once it is sorted out it will be a fairly reliable vehicle.

check the timing , retarded timing will make motors run hot also.

230 is to hot ,your...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 07-13-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,803
Posted By richter roxs
did you replace the lower radiator hose , when...

did you replace the lower radiator hose , when they are old they can collapse and reduce the coolant flow ?

If all else has not worked to lower the temperature you are left with installing a...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 07-01-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,803
Posted By richter roxs
any obstructions in front of the radiator, is the...

any obstructions in front of the radiator, is the condenser for the ac full of leaves and bugs , is the fan shroud on? Overheating at idle is an air flow issue most of the time , check the fan itself...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 06-14-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By richter roxs
sounds like its time to go the dvd route, had...

sounds like its time to go the dvd route, had similar problems with my conversion van then swapped to dvd . i bought 2 cheap dvd players ( boss and pyle ) they crapped out quickly . I then bought a...
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