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Fuel Tank Restoration

Posted 01-03-2012 at 12:25 AM by BPVan

After my Disc brake upgrade the van was driving as if it were out of fuel. Puzzling as the tank was half full and the fuel pump was new I decided it might be time to pull the tank. Having to use a reservoir tank directly to the carb to get it home verified this.

After draining 20 gallons out of the tank and pulling it out, it became evident that sediment had built up in the last 40 years and the original sending unit needed to be retired. Since this is a custom 29 gallon tank put...
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Bumpers

Posted 07-26-2011 at 02:16 PM by BPVan
Updated 09-18-2011 at 04:49 PM by BPVan

I finally found some bumpers as well as other trim parts for the van from a 63' donor in Granite Falls. Thanks to Jeff for making the trek with me, we were able to save some valuable parts. Most valuable was the save of the brackets themselves, these seem to sell for a lot of money so I was glad to get both bumpers and the brackets for $65.

At some point the rear bumper on the donor van was changed to the later, heavier duty model (around 64 they changed the bumpers on these to suit...
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L6 240 Houdini

Posted 01-17-2011 at 11:47 AM by BPVan
Updated 07-13-2011 at 11:37 PM by BPVan

Thanks again for everyone's advice on a machine shop, I should hear back today on the progress of it.

The 240 swap is in full motion. As far as the block I decided to follow up on one I found on CL that was already rebuilt (recently too) as the cost and time was less than fixing the block I have.

I know it is a general rule to replace as many parts as you can as you want to avoid any weak links as well as another teardown in 6 months, however where to draw the line? I...
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