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Scotts_DG8

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  1. This is Tuesday night, Jan 5th, 2016. I mentioned that I would organize and pull together some pictures of the heater that I restored some time back, the following covers the heater task. First up are a few pictures of what I started with: I had went thru the blower motor some time back and covered this in an earlier post. I've included a couple picture just for reference: The biggest part of the task was to get a heater valve to work in its original location. The original valve looks like this: The closest replacement valve looks like this: Not only was it short and the head would never fit within the heater box but the valve directional on/off function was reversed. So I came up with a plan to disassemble the new one and use the head from the original as the basic valve was the same. The internal valve body needed to have a bleeder slot cut into the opposite side and the body needed to rotate the other direction. This task is covered in the next set of photos: After putting it all back together I checked out the operation to verify that it was opened and closed when expected based on the valve lever location. I know who cares but I still took a few pictures to document it: Next was to clean up the heater box (glass bead) and then primed and painted it before reassembly. I did not take a picture of the clean and paint process so we'll jump to the assembly and the finished product.The new heater core: The new heater valve: And the finished product: That pretty much covers the heater restoration. I have the duct pieces put away and they are thin plastic and I did not want to chance breaking them. I'll post tomorrow night some pictures of the sliding side step that I also went thru. That's it for tonight. Scott...
  2. Gary, I too am missing my posts and am looking forward to posting more as that will mean I'll be back to making some progress on the van. It can be hard at times to stick with my current goals and not diverting my time back to the van. I've stood gazing at it numerous times but it just had to move to the back burner for a while. I mentioned that I restored my heater and will take a bit of time to organize the photos I took and post them in the next few days. Thanks for having the interest in following along. Scott...
  3. Thanks for your interest in and taking the time to read about my project. I had to side track from the van project to tackle other projects for a while. My hope is to get back to the van this coming spring/summer (2016). I've done a few little side projects on the van that I hadn't posted an update on where I restored the heater box and sliding step as an example. If you read my entire post you may have come across another site that I'm pretty sure is mentioned that only covers vintage Ford/Chevy/Dodge vans, it may also be of interest and helo to you and '68 Pickup project. A link to that site is the following: http://vintage-vans.forumotion.com/forum I hope that you enjoy your '68 Pickup, these vans are unique and although there were lots of them built there are not all that many still on the road. If you would like to post a photo of your van and what your plans are with it you are welcome too. Again, thanls for your interest. Scott...
  4. As I scrolled thru todays update I was thinking "just amazing" and see that someone posted the same thought. If I could pick a show designed around my own interest it would have you making a piece from nothing much of a pattern and fitting it back where it belongs. I've done a bit of metal fab work on my van project removing rust, a bit of patching or grafting but nothing like what you've demonstrated in your updated. There have only been a few peoplethat have posted their projects and updates here showing these kinds of skills and I look forward to all of them as it gives me more knowledge and insight for my own projects. Great job. Scott...
  5. The van had been moved to the back burnner for a bit so that other projects around the house could get done, hope to get back to it this spring summer. As far as TP Tool goes, they have a lot of info if you search it on how to choose a compressor, plumb for air, etc. and they have some pretty good sales and I'm pretty sure free shipping on compressors or at least they use to. Scott...
  6. John, if your are still in the looking mode a good site to check out for compressors it TP Tool and Equipment. They have a lot of info and a large range of both compressors and blast cabinets. The link is:http://www.tptools.com/ Just thought I would share for what help it might be. I personally have a large blast cabinet I've purchased from them along with a lot of body tools, buffer, etc. Scott...
  7. I've been following along since you started your thread here with a lot of interest as I have always had a soft spot for wagons. I will for sure be following this to the end and look forwards to your updates. I do have a question on the powder coating, I think it turned out great by the way, if you wouldn't mind I sure would like to know who you had it done by as I have a few things I would like to get done. If you would rather shoot me a PM with that info that would be great. Thanks, Scott...
  8. Roger it looks great and you can sure see all the work that went into it. I've a question though as to how you see it when you look at it. I've done a lot of complex things that with some luck most had turned out well beyond my expectations. When I have one of these moments I find myself taking a moment now and again looking at the results and am amazed that I had actually created/accomplished/performed the end result. Do you have moments like that looking back at what you've created/accomplished here or with your Avanti? You really have some creative skills, I'm a fan anyway. Scott...
  9. I'm glad that it arrived in one piece and is what you needed. It looks like your back to making progress and we all can sit back again and wait for more of your amazing detailed updates we all like to see/read. Scott... PS, your welcome.
  10. Correct, it did ship out this morning and is on its way. Scott...
  11. I altered my planned activities and took a bit of time today and did find the shaft I thought I had. I was also worried that maybe you did hold your breath, so maybe you can exhale now. I think that this is what you are looking for, yes?. Let me know, I'll check back later tonight to see what you think as I have a few other things to still get done today. Scott...
  12. You mention above that it may also be found in a DG trans. Don't hold your breath but there is a chance that I might have one, the shaft specifically you have pictured. Let me have a look and I'll get back to you and let you know in a day or two (Sunday evening) at most. Scott...
  13. Thanks for the education on the different type of plugs. Scott...
  14. Were they done different my make/model? Here are a '70 Dodge 318 before and after it went to the machine shop. If you look close you can see the original blue paint on the plug before it went to the machine shop. This is how I recall all Mopar engines. Just a hard example being given. Scott..
  15. Martin, I'd never rush you or push you for more/quicker progress on this project as I really like the level of detail put into each area that you've addressed so far and look forward to the remainder of the project being completed in like fashion. You just do good proper work. You should have a really nice looking new old car when you get done. Scott...
  16. Just like it's ready to roll off the assembly line. Looks great. Scott...
  17. Actually notifications began again, for me, yesterday morning after 9 in the morning. I felt it was not worth mentioning it as they already beem thru a stop, start and stop again. Who knows maybe it will continue operating without issue this time. Scott...
  18. Barry, my prayers go out to you and your wife too. I'm in a bit of a shock to see this post this morning, the only mention on the news that I caught yesterday was a tractor/trailer flipped on 14 and the road was going to be closed for some time and no mention of another vehicle involved at that time. Although it is a shame that the car was lost it's great news that your and your wife came thru this. Scott...
  19. I've been following along since the beginning. It's really looking good after a lot of work, nice job. Scott...
  20. Just my opinion on this. The notifications have been altered to inclued ad info and potentially it is looking for feed back info on the addresssee. The spam rules are identifying it as spam, rather it is an intrusive e-mail. Just an opinion, not saying that I'm correct in my guess here. If it is the problem there is probably some effort to attempt to get this working so it does not hit the spam filter. Who really knows though as there has not really been a response to the original cause, the reason it started to work again, nor the reason it stopped again. Scott...
  21. I have to believe that something is being worked on again as notifications once again did not come across. This was confirmed after seeing a couple posts here had updates and notnotifications were sent?/received. Just and FYI. Scott...
  22. Hope all is going well for you. I just was thinking about your project here and thought I'd throw a stone in the water to see what if any progress has been made the last couple months. Scott...
  23. It appears that this issue has been corrected as of 12:16 AM this morning. I did not have to make any changes. Scott...
  24. Thanks to whomever has identified the issue and corrected it. As of 12:16 AM (Eastern) this morning I started to receive notifications again as normal. Scott...
  25. I've not signed on to my e-mail provider since forever thru their home page to access my e-mail as my outlook has always download all items without bypassing or filtering anything that is received addressed to me. My provider has been comcast for years. As this issue has been reported as occuring to others it, to me, says something changed. If ones ISP provider for e-mail determines that it should start classifing e-mail as spam before its forwarded/picked up by the addressee there had to be a change in the info being sent along as part of the e-mail. I'll take the time to sign-on to my e-mail provider and have a look, if the missing notifications are there in some sort of a spam folder I will not be changing my ISP e-mail service provider but will just be disapointed. Scott...
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