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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby backinabox » March 14th 2021, 1:19am

I started my Astro today and it was so good to hear it run after it sitting all winter
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby MechBob » March 14th 2021, 2:01am

Walked by mine,patted it on the fender.
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby Mmusicman » March 14th 2021, 3:51am

When I switched to my NP233 transfer case, I had to get a longer shaft made.

MechBob wrote:Walked by mine,patted it on the fender.

That one gave me a smile tonight Bob! :mrgreen:
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby sixsix » March 15th 2021, 1:45am

Rockridge wrote:Just finished my axle swap. Everything went well but it looks like the propeller shaft is a 1" to 1-1/4" further out of the transfer case. I'll do some measurements tomorrow between the two rear differentials . Just wondering if anyone has run into this. Planning on a 4x4 transfer case swap at some point so maybe I need to get the prop shaft extended.


Just a couple things... what is it w/ the "Propeller Shaft" thingy? Been hearing it ( and reading it ) lately.
While I realize it is the proper term ( British actually? ), just catches me off guard after all these years ( 68 ).

About that driveshaft length problem - didn't you just switch rear ends or have I forgotten that you also did the TC.
I am / was too lazy to search back thru your posts/topics blah, blah, excuse, excuse...LOL


And nice "Planning / Work" on that Dual Right Angle differentiating, locking Rear End.
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby Rockridge » March 15th 2021, 1:58am

Just did the axle, TC is still sitting on the shelf.

Looks like my shocks may have been hanging up, I jacked up the van and dropped it fast, settled back where is should be.
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby backinabox » March 15th 2021, 2:41am

[quote= Looks like my shocks may have been hanging up, I jacked up the van and dropped it fast, settled back where is should be.[/quote]

glad that's all it was.... :thumbup:

Where did you end up finding the replacement rear end, in NH or out of state ?
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby Rockridge » March 15th 2021, 3:26am

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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby Mmusicman » March 15th 2021, 10:49pm

Classic Car Show Bay Harbor Island (east of Miami)

Driving to the show...

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At the show...

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Driving home from the show...

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Sorry.. nothing too exciting this time
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby Rockridge » March 17th 2021, 1:24am

Installed the rear diff cover and filled it up with gear lube. Should be test driving it tomorrow AM!
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby WoodButcher » March 18th 2021, 3:34am

Now it's yesterday's, tomorrow P.M.
What's the verdict? did you have the test drive?
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby Rockridge » March 18th 2021, 1:30pm

Headed off to work in the am, no problems. Tested out the LSD pulling hard right out of a driveway with inside rear tire in the snow, it barely spun, the outside wheel on dirt engaged and I pulled right out no sweat. So glad everything seems to be working good, brakes feel good, no vibrations or weird noises. :driving:
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby Mmusicman » March 18th 2021, 1:34pm

Did a "test drive" with one of our unused work vans...
(stock 2004 4.3 3.73)

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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby Leeann_93 » March 19th 2021, 12:53am

Rockridge wrote:Headed off to work in the am, no problems. Tested out the LSD pulling hard right out of a driveway with inside rear tire in the snow, it barely spun, the outside wheel on dirt engaged and I pulled right out no sweat. So glad everything seems to be working good, brakes feel good, no vibrations or weird noises. :driving:


Awesome. Glad you're back up and better than before.
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby WoodButcher » March 19th 2021, 6:16pm

Rockridge wrote:Headed off to work in the am, no problems.



Good to hear, remember to get under and re-torque everything in a couple weeks.
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby backinabox » March 20th 2021, 12:40am

Mmusicman wrote:Did a "test drive" with one of our unused work vans...
(stock 2004 4.3 3.73)



Nice smoke show, I need some 3:73's so I can light em up too
Hey now, you wouldn't have any rubber cargo floor mats you'd sell ?
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby backinabox » March 20th 2021, 12:47am

MechBob wrote:Walked by mine,patted it on the fender.


That's all I could do for the last two months was pat it and do a little :bow: :bow: ...so glad it's warming up finally
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby AstroSurf » March 20th 2021, 2:58am

I let a friend borrow my Astro...

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Said he was looking for some friends who were in town...

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But, then he just left it across the street from a motel. :shrug: :lol:

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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby sixsix » March 20th 2021, 9:25pm

Yeah, and I saw the whole thing in my living room...
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Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Postby C11MAN » March 21st 2021, 12:19am

Needed some stills for a online car show. Still cleans up alright for an 02 with 250kImageImage

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Postby OldSchoolNoe » March 21st 2021, 1:00am

I restored the cooling system on the project van, anyone want some chocolate-flavored coolant? :shock: :shock:
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