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by Captn. Crunch
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Hello from Haarlem, Holland!
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: Hello from Haarlem, Holland!

Yes hello and welcome Congratulations on finding the van you’ve sought after. It’s a fine looking specimen. The 4.3 is a very stout engine and it takes a lot to kill them. It doesn’t take much to make them not run however. Thirty year old spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor will do that. Original coil...
by Captn. Crunch
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Astro & Safari - General
Topic: Fuel Pump no Pressure----- GAWD-super lost
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Fuel Pump no Pressure----- GAWD-super lost

*****Update****** My issue was the wiring to the new connector... the diagrams in the pics (6 of them) were all incorrect. They had the grey and orange/black switched. Up and running.... grateful for this forum. Wow that would burn my biscuits!! Bad enough doing that job once but having to do it mo...
by Captn. Crunch
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: FRONT AXLE / DRIVE AND CV SHAFTS
Topic: Detroit Axle hubs
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Re: Detroit Axle hubs

Something inside the hub gave up the ghost. Pretty sure they’re original equipment so they don’t owe me a thing. Not a lot of play but it’s making noise. Louder when turning left or going fast so I’ll just go slow and turn right
by Captn. Crunch
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: FRONT AXLE / DRIVE AND CV SHAFTS
Topic: Detroit Axle hubs
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Detroit Axle hubs

I was getting up to speed on a sweeping entrance ramp when something popped. It seems as though the right side AWD hub has failed. I called around to my LAPS and looked online. Amazon had a unit from Detroit Axle. I run Detroit Axles in my van so I went to their website. I bought a pair of hubs for ...
by Captn. Crunch
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Casual
Topic: New automotive data collection
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Re: New automotive data collection

Yup fine line with the computer assist to computer controlled stuff.
by Captn. Crunch
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Farwell ASV .
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Farwell ASV .

Thanks for being a part of all the fun
by Captn. Crunch
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: TRANSFER CASE
Topic: Encoder motor maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: Encoder motor maintenance

I LOVE TRUETRAC!!! 4.10 re-gear sounds nice. I’ve got the 3.73’s which work pretty good. Maybe one day I’ll lift the van high enough to fit 33”s and will re-gear with 4.56’s 😬 Or just enjoy what I have and stop looking for ways to finally find out just how far you can go before it blows up in your f...
by Captn. Crunch
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2021 Forum Updates
Replies: 8
Views: 1168

Re: 2021 First update

Nicely done sir!! Great list of upgrades thank you for all you do to keep us relevant
by Captn. Crunch
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: TRANSFER CASE
Topic: Encoder motor maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Encoder motor maintenance

The last couple of weeks I’ve been getting the dreaded clicking from the tccm on startup. This hasn’t been every day and the service light has also been occasional. The weather is calling for a Nor’easter on Wednesday so I figured I’d take a look. Dropped the front prop shaft and pulled the encoder ...
by Captn. Crunch
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: TRANSFER CASE
Topic: Can I use a 226 transfer case
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Can I use a 226 transfer case

The 226 was used in the Envoy and Trailblazers which both used the 4l60e tranny I believe. As far as I know it hasn’t been done in an ASV swap. Three things come to mind when looking to try this. First will be the driveshafts. Second time I’ll be mounting to the transmission. Will it bolt up or is t...
by Captn. Crunch
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Off-Road
Topic: looking for info for 1st gen AWD to 4x4 swap
Replies: 18
Views: 1986

Re: looking for info for 1st gen AWD to 4x4 swap

And poof! Just like that, the ASV 4x4 club expands by one!!
by Captn. Crunch
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: How to determine spring rate for torsion bars?
Replies: 24
Views: 2285

Re: How to determine spring rate for torsion bars?

That is something I’d look at.
by Captn. Crunch
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: EXTERIOR
Topic: rear bumper idea.
Replies: 7
Views: 3142

Re: rear bumper idea.

If you have a rear hitch you can use something like these

https://gearingout.com/best-hitch-step-bumpers/
by Captn. Crunch
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Off-Road
Topic: looking for info for 1st gen AWD to 4x4 swap
Replies: 18
Views: 1986

Re: looking for info for 1st gen AWD to 4x4 swap

The 231 is a good choice. Utilitarian its make up. You can order parts Like wider chain and six planet vs. three planet bits to beef it up to HD standards. When I put the cast iron front diff under mine it still had the S-10 prop shaft flange on to. I swapped it out with the Astro style with no issu...