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Old April 21st, 2012, 04:49 PM   #101
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I have another water pump coming- this one is wrong--lessons continue.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 04:53 PM   #102
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Preheat the parts. Propane torch works fine.








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Old April 22nd, 2012, 06:43 PM   #103
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Thanks Ian
my steering wheel works after 1.5 years. the ps pump needs a viton o-ring in the pressure outlet fitting and a reconfigured hose- it was too close to the belt wheel.
now I have lost the cable ends for the ebrakes. I'll just act like I'm looking for something else and stumble across them--
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Old April 29th, 2012, 04:44 PM   #104
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Old May 1st, 2012, 08:42 PM   #105
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 10:10 PM   #106
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the fuel tank hatch is half done



and my power steering tube tightener is working great-it took all morning to make and 30 seconds to work
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 04:04 PM   #107
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Old May 5th, 2012, 08:00 PM   #108
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the really old stuff on the list got scratched off today-- the fuel filler neck and the final on the fuel tank and all it buries. bundled conduits and pumped rtv onto edges tubing laid across. eliminating riding conditions and tidying up- retorqueing clamps and whatever else I could. sometimes a second look a few months later will yield different views of details needing attention. i found a big blob weld I neglected to grind off--stupid "what was I smoking" stuff. I have vacuum lines and then, the wiring. can I be near the end? june 12 2010 I bought this van for 750.00 and started cutting on it-- 7 days later, I bought the chrysler sedan for 750 with the dough I got from the vw e/t. it's like I traded the vw e/t for a whole v6 car. and away it went.
I dont feel like the same guy I was then- I feel wiser. I have learned a lot.

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Old May 6th, 2012, 05:27 PM   #109
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Thats what its all about.. gaining experiance and knowledge and skill as we go. Its a very good feeling to know you have improved.

Seeing your earlier work can hold a lot of interest and maybe make you wonder what the hell were you thinking at the time!....cuz you know better......... now!
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Old May 6th, 2012, 09:40 PM   #111
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I have fluids to pour into the brakes, engine and trans-- coolant--leak patrol--check on the halfshafts for an eta so i can get them packed, assembled and installed--then the zen of wiring.
I also want to find out when the next 1/2 off day is at the jy for the chrysler interior lighting fixtures. they are $7.00 ea off peak. the steering is solid connected now--I had keys made--and I just slid the drivers seat back in--it needs attention-
the front suspension needs rough adjusting. the camber is wacky--then I need to decide which brain I want to use-- the one with the security system or the base model--[probably the latter]
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Old May 8th, 2012, 07:00 PM   #112
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there are realities that must be observed--I have a stem switch on the column that i want to activate my wipers- thats a koombayah moment between vw and chrysler--just thinking ahead--most of the vw systems that don't lace in with the chrysler package will simply get fed and watered. the radiator fan gets signals through a relay from a temp sensor in the coolant system-- I could use the chrysler one on top of the engine or -- if it isnt the correct voltage, just install a 1.9l vw sensor somewhere. it may be simpler than I thought-- I am hovering around like a humming bird picking off little shit like missing hose clamps and painting the plywood for the h-frame.
not entertaining in the least-- I just saw a documentary by Jaime Johnson of the sc johnson wax family called " the one percent" priceless-- he is a serious journalist--thorough-- made in 07. a lot of the wierd rich people baggage he talks about, i have experienced myself---

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Old May 18th, 2012, 08:27 PM   #113
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Old May 19th, 2012, 07:56 AM   #114
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Just add meat balls and your there
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Old May 19th, 2012, 07:56 PM   #115
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chrysler fuse panel is mandatory-- ign sw , etc.




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Old May 24th, 2012, 11:22 AM   #116
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I lost my ch service manual- 1994, so I have to find another.

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Old May 25th, 2012, 09:15 AM   #117
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the onsite advertiser here for manuals didnt have 94 chrysler anything, so I found a great guy in michigan who has it
https://www.factoryautomanuals.com/p...ce-manual.aspx
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Old June 6th, 2012, 10:35 AM   #118
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Old June 15th, 2012, 09:37 PM   #119
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Old June 18th, 2012, 05:20 PM   #120
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halvies are here--m-3's

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Old July 2nd, 2012, 07:40 PM   #121
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I am bringing all the book pages/ content onto one big roadmap sized sheet for evaluation. I just finished the headlight system. it still may need an extra relay, because there are 4 headlights instead of 2. but the chrysler system uses four 15A fuses over vw's four 10A ers.
until last week, I didnt even know this was possible. I have just had a knowing all along. like when I met my first wife. no doubt.
I will wire up the second van when it's time and take extra time to document how to jig it up for mass production. I'll have the ac debugged by then. someone on the motorhome forum said that a temp sensor needed to be converted to a grounding sw in order to work, and they provided a supplier in florida for the ac pressure switch, a $9.25 item. magic. I would guess that I am about half way through the pre-design phase of the hybrid circuits. the splicing should go fast in the second phase.
this is beginning to be fun, giving it life.
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 02:39 AM   #122
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Wow! This is movin right along now
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Old July 11th, 2012, 02:12 PM   #123
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LF headlight well shows where the wires go into the cabin

the extension to the dash is under way--I just spent 2 weeks designing hybrid circuits and the splicing has begun, now that I have a roadmap.
this was the stereo amp tail to the trunk of the eagle sedan before I unwrapped it. I need 24 wires to the dash and it has 27, so it should do.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 08:34 PM   #124
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 09:51 PM   #125
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4 wire fuel pump /sender tail is through up front-stock chrysler grommet

the big gray body plug elimination tail getting crimps to connect to the wires from the back-yellow is the starter relay
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