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Island Mike    Posted 06-15-2023 at 09:29:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Heading North soon
  • The mighty 318 is running. Most things are working. The interior for camping is mostly new. The original electric system was a bigger disaster than imagined. I am talking about my B200 Dodge camper van. First new carb did not do what I thought it should do. Replacement works fine. New oil pressure and water temp, do not need E power. Sweet.
    Still not working is the fuel gauge and horn. New wiper motor, ignition module, volt meter ( replaces the original amp meter which failed, causes a brown out ) alternator, external regulator, washer motor and a bunch of other bits like brake parts.
    Tomorrow the Tukvan goes to the tranny shop for a gearbox ( auto ) flush, and new oil, and the diff. Still have not found someone to adjust the steering box. Have been advised to leave it for a pro. We welded on some new sheet metal to replace the rusty bits. Made a new rack on the back for the KE100 Kawasaki Lily. 4 new tyres, tires, tars, We leave soon for the Arctic ocean. Hope we make it. 2 friends on bikes left 01 June. they are up there somewhere. My free van has cost about $6,000- and several months of work.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 06-16-2023 at 00:16:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Your a bit ahead of me with your free van. My 93 7.3 idi Turbo crewcab dually F350 set me back about $7K and has been a great hole in the asphalt since it first rolled in.
    I doubled that and a bit more with just the Allison trans kit.
    Let alone axle swaps, axle rebuilds, suspension work, throw in a bad paint job and a few other goodies. This was the wife's idea and she cheated on me April 19th. She moved to heaven without me and now I have a truck and no one to share it with and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
    I wish she would have left me a set of marching orders as to final desires. Two big ones were ironed out a bit. The smaller ones are being decided as I go.

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