Rainy Day and House Cleaning and Transmission Research

Wednesday March 27, 2024 Guerneville CA.

It just started to rain as I got it going today, so it was an in the house type of day.

House cleaning

I started out by doing some wash and then got out the vacuum cleaner. I started with the cob webs, as I haven’t done them in a long time, mostly because they don’t seem to bother me much and maybe the spiders are getting the mosquitoes that get by the door. They must be doing a good job as I’ve not seen in mosquitoes in the house. Never the less, I started out taking this one down.web

I then went on to vacuuming the floors but didn’t get too far before my back said to quit, so I did.

Transmissions research

Most of the rest of the day I spent researching putting an automatic transmission in my old van as I’ve been thinking of replacing the manual one with an automatic.

I mostly did my research on YouTube and then also tried to find a shop in the area that might do that kind of work without much success, so I might have to do it myself, that’s partly why I needed to do so much research.

I did throw a nap or two in there as all that research tires me out.

Nice day

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2 Responses to Rainy Day and House Cleaning and Transmission Research

  1. David White says:

    Glad all is well. Since it is a Chevy shouldn’t be hard to find the parts to convert it.Question is will you go 3 spd. Or 4? Some of the 3speeds are bullet proof some of the 4speeds not so much. Working on spring and reservoir here as we are carrying spring water now as our well quit producing. No water and tons of sediment. Oh well always some kind of project. Good luck on van.

    • Bob says:

      Hi David,

      Yes, that is the question. I’m leaning on the 400 as they are supposed to be tougher than the 350, according to most of the stuff I’ve checked out so far, but either will work. They both appear to be the same size which is one of my most important considerations as my rear driveline is already real short. I have a few other things to check out. The van has TBI and I was wondering how the stepdown leakage would work on that. The guy I talked to today mentioned they might use a vacuum line instead? And I’m wondering about how I want to shift it, can I adapt the three speed on the collum shifter to do the job? It doesn’t look like that hard of a job to do the conversion.

      Sorry to hear about your water problem. When you don’t have it, it’s worth more than gold, eh. A spring with a bucket is what they used to use before they had pipes and tanks.


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