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by Great A'Tuin
Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2508
Views: 350315

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

Well, I think I figured out my intermittant power issue. MAF sensor! I replaced it, last night and now the critter is running perfect again!
by Great A'Tuin
Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: OFF-ROAD
Topic: The Official Off Road Roll Call Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 18938

Re: The Official Off Road Roll Call Thread

Jumping in late here...
I'm in Boise, ID. All the other info is in my sig.

We use it to explore the mountains and deserts of ID, NV, OR, MT, WA...
by Great A'Tuin
Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2508
Views: 350315

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

Been a while since I've posted anything, but yesterday I replaced the starter on Great A'Tuin.
Took all of 20 minutes start to finish.
by Great A'Tuin
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2508
Views: 350315

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

Replaced my fuel pump today w/ a Delphi unit. Took a bit under 2 hours start to finish. The van has 250K miles on it, and it was intermittently losing power, like someone dropping an anchor out back. Ran great otherwise. Somebody tell me I spent $265 in the right place! [-o< BTW thanks to ihatemybik...
by Great A'Tuin
Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2508
Views: 350315

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

Towed home a 1985 Saab SPG with the dolly I picked up last fall.
by Great A'Tuin
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2508
Views: 350315

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

Swapped on my snow tires before the storm hit, Toyo A/T's off, Winter Duellers on.
by Great A'Tuin
Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: astro owners - can i stack 4x8 sheet to the ceiling in one?
Replies: 13
Views: 3819

Re: astro owners - can i stack 4x8 sheet to the ceiling in o

The sides aren't an issue, but I know from hauling drywall that there will be a seatback issue. You have to squeeze the seats all the way forward.

John
by Great A'Tuin
Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2508
Views: 350315

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

Ever since I went to the electric fan, the AC doesn't run so cool around town. So I fixed it! I got the Porsche 928 fan at the pick-a-part for $16. Wired it in via one of my SAAB relay. The relay is triggered through the A/C circuit so it only runs when the A/C is on. I just drove around town in 10...
by Great A'Tuin
Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2508
Views: 350315

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

Ever since I went to the electric fan, the AC doesn't run so cool around town. So I fixed it! VanFan2.jpg I got the Porsche 928 fan at the pick-a-part for $16. Wired it in via one of my SAAB relay. The relay is triggered through the A/C circuit so it only runs when the A/C is on. I just drove around...
by Great A'Tuin
Sat May 11, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: U-Bolt Torsion Bar Tool
Replies: 2
Views: 1761

U-Bolt Torsion Bar Tool

When I rebuilt the front end on the Van, I used this tool I made for $30... I soaked the hell out the Torsion bar/Key but it was still a bear to get out. Even with a bit of torch heat and a 3 lb hammer! The other side just slid right out. It must be Cat right above it... ReadytoCompress.jpg KeyBelow...
by Great A'Tuin
Sat May 11, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: flight school
Replies: 21
Views: 3993

Re: flight school

Way to go!
When I was a kid my folks first had a Piper TriPacer ( learned to fly in it) and then a Cessna 190 (upgraded w/ R755 Jacobs).
The Cowling for the original Continental engine still hangs in my carport!
Someday I really want to go back for my license.
by Great A'Tuin
Wed May 01, 2013 2:50 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2508
Views: 350315

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

Made my own tool to release the T-bar. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dB_B4To_B3k/TaC82s67DaI/AAAAAAAAMpM/cLC9PTFIntA/s800/pics.gif I went down to my local spring shop and had this 5"x5/8"x9" spring shackle made. While trying to explain what I wanted made, I noticed they already had one on a wo...
by Great A'Tuin
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2508
Views: 350315

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

Made my own tool to release the T-bar. Then rebuilt the LF suspension. All new bushings and ball joints. Today I attack the right side.
Now that I understand how it's all done, I should go a bit quicker.

John
by Great A'Tuin
Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2508
Views: 350315

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

I replaced my driver's door window motor and door handle.
Not too bad of a chore with a bit of assistance from VanGoGo.
Heading out to the mountains tomorrow
Ball joints are next...!
by Great A'Tuin
Tue May 29, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: ASV Outdoors & Camping
Topic: 97 astro rear seat questions about fold out seats
Replies: 5
Views: 4028

Re: 97 astro rear seat questions about fold out seats

I found a fold-down seat from a conversion Astro in the yard for $35.
It does have quick release mounts so they are out there.
Super handy for stripping the interior for cargo/lumber/motorcycle hauling.

John