ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Fluff > Shiny things
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-12-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
a1fa OP
Riding Nomad™
 
a1fa's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Arkansas
Oddometer: 13,301
The Great Van Damn Thread

As promised, with the new engine, a new thread is born. I'll keep updating the first post, so please try not to quote it. Scroll down for updates, or go to last page, for latest blog entry.
__________________
Learn to ride. Ride to learn.

a1fa screwed with this post 03-12-2012 at 08:36 PM
a1fa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 07:28 PM   #2
a1fa OP
Riding Nomad™
 
a1fa's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Arkansas
Oddometer: 13,301
Reserved 1/3
__________________
Learn to ride. Ride to learn.
a1fa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 07:29 PM   #3
a1fa OP
Riding Nomad™
 
a1fa's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Arkansas
Oddometer: 13,301
Reserved 2/3
__________________
Learn to ride. Ride to learn.
a1fa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 07:30 PM   #4
a1fa OP
Riding Nomad™
 
a1fa's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Arkansas
Oddometer: 13,301
Reserved 3/3
__________________
Learn to ride. Ride to learn.
a1fa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 07:31 PM   #5
a1fa OP
Riding Nomad™
 
a1fa's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Arkansas
Oddometer: 13,301
Reserved for later.
__________________
Learn to ride. Ride to learn.

a1fa screwed with this post 03-12-2012 at 08:15 PM
a1fa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 08:15 PM   #6
a1fa OP
Riding Nomad™
 
a1fa's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Arkansas
Oddometer: 13,301
Day 1

3/12/12 - Day 1

The engine arrived last week, but with work schedule, friends shop schedule, and parts still not on order, we had to postpone the inevitable. With most of the things out of a way, and a nice day ahead, with a quick call to the shipping department, and boys were more than happy to get the engine out of the loading dock as it was dripping oil on their floor.



Thanks boys. Resources put to good use. The rest of the day, the van spent collecting some good karma points from curious onlookers. Several coworkers stopped by and asked a few questions, and took a peak inside.



The plan is to do the build at friends house. He has all the tools, skills, and know-how, but getting there is half of the fun. The van felt loaded with engine inside, but the truth to the matter the engine was not heavy, but it seriously put hardship on my broken engine during a 60 mile trip. There was a hint of fear in me that the engine would not make it, and that it would leave me stranded up a steep hill, but even with a knock the engine pulled strong up and delivered all she got. I even saw a state trooper behind me trying to catch up... needless to say he ruined my fun for next 10 miles....

The little motor that could, and would, has not let me down!



Once we got to friends house, I let-out a big gasp.. this shit better work... Removing a good (dying) engine is like jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. Well not quite, but you get the point.



Meet Geoff, a friend, a riding buddy, and a coworker. Man who has done a lot in his life, and served his country proud. He has been around a wrench as long as he remembers. I'll be taking about him through out the thread.



Having all the right tools sure makes the job easy.







Geoff and I gave the block a quick glance, and went over the paperwork what went into build. So far so good. Looks like a quality build. Geoff is impressed.



Day 1, quite uneventful. The van is in the garage, and some work has begun on removing connections, and vacuum lines in preparation for engine removal. I recon, the build will take about 10 days, with only couple of hours of work at the time. My goal is to document the build, for my future reference.
__________________
Learn to ride. Ride to learn.
a1fa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 09:33 PM   #7
JamesG
Rabid Poster
 
JamesG's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Columbus, GA
Oddometer: 10,946
That's a pretty motor.

JamesG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 07:02 PM   #8
GoGoGavin41
Isn't this that guy?
 
GoGoGavin41's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: "America's Finest City" ...wait, what?
Oddometer: 723
Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesG View Post
That's a pretty motor.

Yeah, I was expecting more splits...



Pretty interesting looking build though

[edit]^Hahaha the van, not JCVD
GoGoGavin41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2012, 11:36 AM   #9
STANIMAL
SUPPORT THE SECOND
 
STANIMAL's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Chicago
Oddometer: 2,494
Cant remember , are you going with carbs ?
__________________
If it don't have tits, spark plugs or gun powder, it don't interest me. ---Moose Dog
If you don't organize your tools, you're a terrible person.---Aghartha
You twatwaffles who enjoy fucking duffelbags full of deer antlers, simply stay out of the thread. ---Hardware02
I'm ignorant, but happy---steyr_scout308
STANIMAL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2012, 11:46 AM   #10
a1fa OP
Riding Nomad™
 
a1fa's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Arkansas
Oddometer: 13,301
all original fuel injection... restoring down to every single detail..

Geoff, who loves to restore cars, would only work on it if I go back to original. Thankfully, this is the man I trust, and value his opinion.. so extra few hundred bucks to get it back to factory is not a problem. So far so good!

The old tin, and dog house has been taken a part and is ready for painting. The undercarriage has been cleaned, and transmission got some love too.

We hope to have it assembled and running in a week...
__________________
Learn to ride. Ride to learn.
a1fa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2012, 11:49 AM   #11
STANIMAL
SUPPORT THE SECOND
 
STANIMAL's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Chicago
Oddometer: 2,494
Cool , keep us posted .
__________________
If it don't have tits, spark plugs or gun powder, it don't interest me. ---Moose Dog
If you don't organize your tools, you're a terrible person.---Aghartha
You twatwaffles who enjoy fucking duffelbags full of deer antlers, simply stay out of the thread. ---Hardware02
I'm ignorant, but happy---steyr_scout308
STANIMAL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2012, 11:53 AM   #12
a1fa OP
Riding Nomad™
 
a1fa's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Arkansas
Oddometer: 13,301
Here is the old motor:





Buying a new engine could have been an overkill..
__________________
Learn to ride. Ride to learn.
a1fa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2012, 01:02 PM   #13
Goggles Paisano
AKA Walter Mitty
 
Goggles Paisano's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: Entropy isn't what it used to be
Oddometer: 1,409
What are you doing with the old motor? Is it being rebuilt? It'd be cool to build up and put in a sand rail or some other goofy shit. Cool bus.
__________________
Purple Monkey Dishwasher
Goggles Paisano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2012, 01:37 PM   #14
a1fa OP
Riding Nomad™
 
a1fa's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Arkansas
Oddometer: 13,301
The motor is for sale for $450. It came out of running bus, however it has some kind of noise..



Some think its benign piston slap, others think its a valve seat taking a dump, and my mechanic friend thinks its a rod knock.... 101500 miles on the engine, solid lifters... 2.0L.. What we also found is that this noise may have been coming from a broken engine mount. All 4 mounts were broken... You won't know until you tear into it.
__________________
Learn to ride. Ride to learn.
a1fa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2012, 05:40 PM   #15
jdiaz
.
 
Joined: Feb 2002
Location: Elburn, IL
Oddometer: 31,933
Sounds fine to me. :aircooledowner
jdiaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014