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  1. Re: Power train removal and transport solo. Take 3

    Thatís a great idea. Or even cut or chisel a hole in the roof big enough for the chain hook of no sunroof. The wheel barrow would have been easier to roll on the gravel as well with larger wheels. ...
  2. Power train removal and transport solo. Take 3

    From reading these posts it seems like more than a few of you are DIYíers. So I thought Iíd post my adventure at the Richmond PNP this weekend with pictures this time. A 110K 3YEC with auto. So I...
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    How to post a new thread?

    Maybe Iím blind but I donít see how to start a new thread?

    + new posts is not available to me although it says I have permission.

    now it says I may not post new threads. Earlier everything was...
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    Re: How to pass CA smog????

    Yeah I should lurk on here at least more often and help out the newbies as you do. Itís just that my van so rarely needs help that I have no need.

    Younare of course correct as I read in the FSM...
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    Re: How to pass CA smog????

    Hey Tim long time.

    does your statement to jump the connector apply to 1984 as well? I just had my smog done and the tech showed me that in his book it does not say to do that. Nor on the...
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    Re: Rear wheel bearing and axle removal

    Hey Rufus, thanks for that excellent reply. Iím replacing mine as well. The 2 gaskets on each side were missing. I noticed from the shop manual that these 2 gaskets appear to go right On top of...
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    Re: Still another way to swap an engine.

    In your case it wouldnít matter since youíre not saving the body but you might want to put a 1x4 or something to distribute the pressure under the cinch strap at both edges of the roof above both...
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    Re: Still another way to swap an engine.

    Be delighted to. I sent them in 3 emails. Check your bulk mail just in case . It'll be from Theojo
  9. Re: Water Pump Bolt to Alternator Bracket

    Thanks Tim, I never had any idea a water pump bolt could be so significant. I'm all sealed up now with no water leaks, so I think it survived.

    It turns out it was a combination of the 2....
  10. Water Pump Bolt to Alternator Upper Mount Bracket & belt tension adjustment

    I replaced the water pump on my 84 back in 2007. It just recently started to leak again. I noticed when putting the new one back on that the larger bolt at the bottom which goes on last and goes...
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    Re: Rear differential ratio question

    5 speed 84 LE with windows. Built August 83. E312 which is the 7.1 with 3.909 ratio.
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    Still another way to remove an engine.

    This was an auto, and may not work quite as well with the manuals, since they don't have just the one bolt hole in the transmission mount, to act as a pivot point.

    Problems I've found doing it...
  13. Re: Video of Van Running After Engine Rebuilt HG Replaced.

    First post here. Great site Tim. I've been lurking for a while soaking up your valuable info.

    Hey Mahleek, Long time no see. I've been off the sites for a few years, because my 84 with 276K...
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