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by WoodButcher
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: Quality, experience with billet aluminum distributor?
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Quality, experience with billet aluminum distributor?

Alright, 1. Yes, that is the dizzy you want, if the van is "new to you" a full tuneup, plugs, wires, cap and rotor, air and fuel filters, PCV valve, clean screen on the EGR all are a good thing to do. I always pop a new distributor for good measure. Change all the fluids as well, a radiator flush, a...
by WoodButcher
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: NON-STOCK ENGINE SWAP
Topic: Larger master cylinder?
Replies: 3
Views: 1259

Re: Larger master cylinder?

WOW! Kevin, I looked through your flicker pics and had to comment. You have created a beautiful RV. I'm a big fan of frame / support upgrades for these vans particularly when altering the box like the tiger does. Your interior work is awesome too, I like your ideas. Your rear end is from a 1500, doe...
by WoodButcher
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: OFF-ROAD
Topic: Cooper Discover AT3 4S, in Standard load, P
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: Cooper Discover AT3 4S, in Standard load, P

Astrophysics wrote: The old BFG KO are awesome nut at 12 years old the rubber was stiffer for sure.
AP

The BFG are a truck tire would be stiffer w/ more plies in the sidewall. Depending on the Serv. Desc: 120/116S, 120 or 116s the BFG carry from 400 to 750 lbs. over the new Cooper P245/75-16 you put on.
by WoodButcher
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Tips and Tricks
Replies: 69
Views: 26796

Re: Tips and Tricks

No, what you need IIRC would be an '00, '01 or '02 for ease of install. If you go back in vintage they are a different beast.
by WoodButcher
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: FRONT AXLE / DRIVE AND CV SHAFTS
Topic: 'Gifted to me" - a front diff
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Re: 'Gifted to me" - a front diff

Rod, take the cover off and read the numbers on the gear. If your going to use it you'll want to at least change the fluid and eyeball the gear condition anyway.
by WoodButcher
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: DRIVETRAIN
Topic: Need recommendation for smoother drive
Replies: 8
Views: 1636

Re: Need recommendation for smoother drive

What's your tire pressure?
by WoodButcher
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: Happy Canada Day and an early Happy July 4th
Replies: 2
Views: 1662

Re: Happy Canada Day and an early Happy July 4th

Back attcha Zam!
Enjoy the holiday.
by WoodButcher
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: WANTED!
Topic: SDM needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1223

Re: SDM needed

What is a SDM?
by WoodButcher
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: MEMBER'S VANS PICTURE/VIDEO POST
Topic: 2004 Safari production van
Replies: 3
Views: 2123

Re: 2004 Safari production van

If you carry that weight full time you'll want to replace both springs with the heavy duty packs. You shouldn't load any vehicle all to one side regardless of sag, even weight distribution is a safety issue that suspension can't compensate for, you make an emergency stop with a right hand turn and y...
by WoodButcher
Mon May 22, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: COOLING
Topic: concerns about ac/ overheating issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1992

Re: concerns about ac/ overheating issue

Yes, that is the thermostat for the engine. Unless you are building a purpose built race van, stick with stock on a daily driver. When you flush your system, you should go ahead and replace the thermostat. If your system is actively leaking, you should borrow a pressure tester from your LAPS and fi...
by WoodButcher
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: Shocking thought about stock shocks
Replies: 13
Views: 4041

Re: Shocking thought about stock shocks

Couple questions Ozarker, is you van AWD? have you lifted already? I ask because both mine are 2wd and have been tweaked to handle very nicely w/o any lift. I run staggered sizes so that would not fly on AWD but the tire size in front, LT 235/70 15, on a 7" 0 offset wheel, no rubbing, more rubber on...
by WoodButcher
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: OFF-ROAD
Topic: Winch capacity for AStro AWD, Warn M8000 vs M10000, vs VR100
Replies: 19
Views: 4896

Re: Winch capacity for AStro AWD, Warn M8000 vs M10000, vs V

I'm looking to get a winch now that I have a jeep and I'm thinking like Ozarker. I want a hitch mounted winch as I would have many uses for it other than just a bumper ornament. Used on different vehicles and fixtures such as a trailer or with a tri pod or boom as a lift. As he mentioned safety is p...
by WoodButcher
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: REAR AXLE / DRIVE SHAFT
Topic: 1993 RWD Astro rear end starting to go
Replies: 4
Views: 1947

Re: 1993 RWD Astro rear end starting to go

RPO codes on the sticker on the passenger door jam or glove box door will tell you what it came with. GU2 2.73 ratio GU4 3.08 ratio GU5 3.23 ratio GU6 3.42 ratio GT4 3.73 ratio GT5 4.10 ratio GQ1 Open Differential Rear Axle G80 GOV-LOC Rear Axle The '93 is a gen I with composite springs. The years y...
by WoodButcher
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: ELECTRICAL
Topic: instrument panel gauges come on after turning key off??
Replies: 2
Views: 1544

Re: instrument panel gauges come on after turning key off??

Sounds like a short, you had the door apart, start there.
Really the problem and symptoms of the gauges make me think ignition switch.
Like the shop said, tough to diagnose from here,,,
by WoodButcher
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: INTERIOR
Topic: how to access the rear door latch pins bracket
Replies: 5
Views: 2277

Re: how to access the rear door latch pins bracket

blacknome wrote:You can get access to the backside to fish out the backing plate.
You would need to remove the rear AC stuffs and the interior cladding in hopes I could reach around like you can on the Passenger side where the jack is.
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