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by Smiliesafari
Wed May 01, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: WHEELS
Topic: Please Verify that Soft 8 Style Steel Wheels Fit On An '04
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: Please Verify that Soft 8 Style Steel Wheels Fit On An '

I have Cragar Soft eights on my 96 Safari. 15-8. I think they have 4" offset. No problem with front brake calipers.
by Smiliesafari
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: R.I.P. T.Low you will be missed
Replies: 7
Views: 1344

Re: R.I.P. T.Low you will be missed

When I was in Washington visiting friends Tom invited me to come spend some time with him. It was a great visit. Jen was pregnant with Olivia. Tom had just been diagnosed with ALS. What a great memory. So sad to hear of his passing.
by Smiliesafari
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: MEMBER'S VANS PICTURE/VIDEO POST
Topic: Embarking on an excellent journey with my SLX
Replies: 8
Views: 2200

Re: Embarking on an excellent journey with my SLX

Don't see a lot of the SLX models. I've had mine for 14 years. After 283+ thousand miles it's currently in my shop waiting on a transmission rebuild.
by Smiliesafari
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: ENGINES GENERAL/PERFORMANCE
Topic: Oil pan drop for Timing cover?
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Re: Oil pan drop for Timing cover?

I've never done a timing chain cover without dropping the pan. I don't trust that the seals will line up perfectly. As for the balancer I put a piece of 2x4 against it and gently hammer it in place. Always worked for me.
by Smiliesafari
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: ENGINES GENERAL/PERFORMANCE
Topic: Cant turn crank...
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: Cant turn crank...

Try moving it with a large pry bar on the starter ring gear.
by Smiliesafari
Sat May 26, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: OFF-ROAD
Topic: Suspension clanking...
Replies: 8
Views: 1720

Re: Suspension clanking...

Check the shock bushings.
by Smiliesafari
Tue May 08, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: Rear ride height etc
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Re: Rear ride height etc

Good questions, Rod. I have a factory service manual and have not seen the measurement you need. You might look at other Chevy trucks to see if their bump stops would work.
by Smiliesafari
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Cat install
Replies: 4
Views: 1632

Re: Cat install

Are you going to use the original cat back exhaust? Everything from the cat to the rear end.
by Smiliesafari
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: So, what's up?
Replies: 4
Views: 1918

Re: So, what's up?

Welcome.....I've been here for a very long time. As stated before we probably didn't have an answer. This is pretty much a no nonsense group. There's a ton of info here. Be patient.
by Smiliesafari
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: ENGINES GENERAL/PERFORMANCE
Topic: General Tune Up?
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Re: General Tune Up?

I too have been a mechanic for 50 years. These new computer operated vehicles have been a challenge. I would suggest you index the distributor housing to the manifold and the rotor to the housing. The reason being you should pull the distributor to check the wear on the gear. Premature wear of these...
by Smiliesafari
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: MEMBER'S VANS PICTURE/VIDEO POST
Topic: Project unfinished business 92 shorty
Replies: 128
Views: 45975

Re: Project unfinished business 92 shorty

Welcome back....glad to see this again. =D>
by Smiliesafari
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: Rumor is gary passed away
Replies: 2
Views: 1924

Re: Rumor is gary passed away

I checked Gary's Facebook page...apparently it's true.
by Smiliesafari
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Gary Jablonski
Replies: 6
Views: 2411

Re: Gary Jablonski

Long time member of this site. I met Gary at a balloon event I attend in Letchworth State Park, Portageville, NY. We had a nice visit. His health was not that good. I'm sorry to hear he's gone. Rest in peace old friend.
by Smiliesafari
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: INTERIOR
Topic: Driver and passenger windows go up very slowly, if at all
Replies: 3
Views: 1730

Re: Driver and passenger windows go up very slowly, if at al

I'm guessing that nothing on the regulator has been lubed since the van left the factory. The factory lube gets hard after all these years. A good cleaning and fresh lube would do miracles for the operation of the windows.