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  1. They do these for all makes. They work well too. http://www.getfast1.com/Roadmaster-Active-Suspension-Ford-Truck-Van-Load-Leveler-Leaf-Spring-Assist_p_2395.html
  2. Each to their own. But no. Not always you can drive away. Years ago on a trip we got caught up in huge bushfires. Exits sealed etc. Had no idea where to go what to do etc. Stuck at camp site we managed to get the local news on the tv. It showed aerial shots of everything and talked about where it was and where the emergency evac points were. From that we made our way out of trouble. So the tv actually saved our ass.
  3. Yep tv's are crap when you're out touring and the weather is fucked outside and you're stuck in the van. .....
  4. If you're building this as a camper van, grab a small tv. Over here we have them about 21" or so with built in dvd player etc and have usb port aswell as hdmi. They run off a dc transformer pack. From 240v ac - 12vdc. Dump the pack in a box and run the tv off the vans 12v system. Then throw a 1Tb hard drive in there full of movies, tv shows etc and you're set.
  5. Fridge slide aswell.
  6. If your putting a bed frame in the back get some heavy duty slides/tracks for it so you can slide it out the back door. Makes loading stuff easier (when its not being used as a bed)
  7. There ya go. Knew i read something about different tyre pressures. Old fuzzy memory still kinda workin lol
  8. Will be useless to you if you slam it. But i heard if you run a different tyre pressure in the rear (4-5psi ?)higher it helps the straight line stability of these things. But if you slam it ive got no idea if that still applies lol. Im sure high speed isn't the main interest in a low rider haha.
  9. If ya can afford it maybe splurge on some smiths gauges with a chrome bezzle and they will blend in with the rest.
  10. Yeah they look pretty crap. Motor bounces around like its attatched to a couple of rubber bands instead of mounts. There's little splits etc in them and the rubber looks a bit deformed. So ill chuck a couple new ones at it with the big block.
  11. Yeah hollow thread with a wire attatched inside. Don't ask how good or bad it is cos i only drove it once and popped a rear wheel cylinder...... Then noticed a few other issues.... Hmmmm need to replace those engine mounts....... F#ck it only few more bolts..... out ya come ya lil b#stard!!! So now a Big Block sits awaiting to grace the chassis rails soon and scare all the neighborhood kiddies.... haha. Hmmm while im at it that steering coupling........... lol
  12. You reminded me. Found my Acuspark ignition conversion for mine yesterday. So fitting it now. Note of reference. Unless yours is different. Get some longer mounting screws. The points ones are too short for the exciter mount...... Everything but that size atm all the way upto 1.5" thread... lol. May have to raid one of my rc cars.... lol ** if you got the ignition coil with it be careful. The stud ontop is just a hollow weak thread. Young fella next door was assisting and it snapped off while being tightened with a 1/4" set. Wasn't over tightened either as he ain't that strong. Being only 7 lol. Best cars to learn on are old cars. He cant do squat on his mums Kia lol.
  13. Got a bit inspired today. Peeled off all the covers from the HB (after i dusted about 1" of dust fron the top lol) Hooked up a battery and cranked it over for a bit to prime fuel pump (this also pumps some oil uo and around engine before firing. Start ya bastard doesn't allow oil pressure priming). Then covered the carby intake a bit (i pissed the choke off ages ago) and cranked again for about 4secs til she coughed. Then half throttle flicked the key and away she purred. Been almost a year since i fired it up last... If i can get her out the driveway later i may go for a spin. ...
  14. Haha very cool. Note 7 which also relates to note 1 i think? Great reassurance of never finding a speeding ticket in the mail hahaha. Nothing like cruising an old gutless 4cyl (or 3.5 lol) It reminds you you're alive (and quite possibly not for long on certain roads hahaha) Kinda hard to imagine that back in the day some of these cars were desribed as 'Sporty' Or 'Powerful'..... I think they'd have a heart attack in todays cars.
  15. Good work mate. I suggest going to your local auto parts store and getting some convoluted tubing (available in different sizes). Its split down one side so you can put it on your wiring after the wiring is on place and then just tape the ends etc to neaten it up. It will keep all your wiring neater and hopefully out of harms way in the future.