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    Front shocks upgrade alternative

    How did these work out, and can anybody give me dimensions? Extended, and compressed lengths? My Monroe rep here in the states can not look up interchange by Europe P/N’s, I need shocks badly!
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    Exhaust update and question

    Yes, it’s had the phenolic spacer. I’ve noticed the fuel consumption has gone up since I redid everything. Not sure if it’s the deflector , or the valve timing and lash adjustments recently, doesn’t matter I’m happy with that trade off. It used to just stall out at stoplights after it got hot...
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    Exhaust update and question

    this was the way mine was originally but I can tell you absolutely and most assuredly that my van runs 1000 times better with the deflector flipped around away from the intake manifold, and I’ve had zero problems with boiling gas or hot starting. I’m running a Weber btw. Maybe the original carb...
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    Exhaust update and question

    Thank you, the van was giving me fits the last few months, I parked it ,frustrated .then I snapped out of it , and rebuilt the entire top end , got in some fine tuning and it’s been running better than it ever has! sounds good, feels good, I’m stoked!
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    Exhaust update and question

    There was no way I was going to put that in the way it was. It had never been apart, that much I’m sure, I believe it was marked and installed incorrectly very long ago. have my van buttoned up, I have the baffle the opposite to what it was and it hasn’t boiled gas in the carb since ,easy hot...
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    Exhaust update and question

    Something weird happened to the first photo
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    Exhaust update and question

    I stripped the head to rebuild it, and thought I would try to improve the stock exhaust for now while everything is apart.. It had some abuse and I’ve sleeved the pipe to center the donut, and reshaped the flange to match better. Does anyone know if I have the baffle/deflector in the right way...
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    Introduce myself and the van.

    That explains the plug on the water pump, thanks!
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    Introduce myself and the van.

    What is the black thing hoked to a blue hose near tithe fuel pump on the RH side? Also is your heater hooked up?
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    Any welding experts out there?

    You can also cut a jog in the tubing . Cut halfway through the left and right side of the tubing and down the center connecting your side cuts with your cuts spaced far enough apart to account for the section to be removed .cut off the amount you’d like to remove then just put em back together...
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    Cylinder head interchange help needed

    It’s inside the head. It leaks directly into the exhaust port . Should I look for my exact head markings or is there interchange? I found 1 in the states and one in Canada, just want to be sure I get the right one
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    Cylinder head interchange help needed

    I have a 68 auto sleeper with a 1725 , iron head, currently cracked.iron heads are extremely rare and about $300 here as-is in the states. I’ve tracked down a couple of spares but really can’t afford to buy the wrong type. Are there casting numbers I should be looking for, or a way to spot the...
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    to modify or not

    I put 2 solid years and a small fortune into trying to keep mine roadworthy and it just isnt. I work on real vintage harry miller indy cars and other exotics at work , most have flatheads or offy motors so its safe to say i am well proficient in the field. Its my expert opinion that the...
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    to modify or not

    I think original is best for most things, but the commer running gear in any configuration is a massive headache.
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    22r or 22re engine swap info needed

    Ok so the rear is different b.p. but i can redrill it or have one made by currie in any combination.
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