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Old 09-16-2019, 06:22 PM   #1
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Getting started on my first shuttle project. I have a million questions. Should I start a build thread and put my questions there?

Bought it a few hours away for $2800. It is far from perfect but it made it home. I had to do a lot of stuff right away and used various shops for a lot of it. It couldn't even pass inspection.
  • Fuel hose from gas fillup to the tank replaced (was leaking)
  • Weld holes in exhaust and where exhaust connects to manifold
  • replaced all ball joints
  • back brakes
  • replaced all signal lights that were out
  • new wipers and wiper fluid pump
  • new windshield

Today I got the tags!

Before I get to far into the customization what would you recommend I do engine wise? Change oil of course, but what about coolant and other fluids? I am far from a mechanic but if i can't watch a video to learn how I can take it back to the shop. I don't know how long it was sitting before I test drove it but it started up when i got there and drove 3 hours home. I assume the guy had been working on it since he was switching out a battery (i have many questions about the two batteries in this thing).

Let me know if I should make a build thread to ask my specific questions.
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:58 PM   #2
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Never hurts to know what you're starting with, so wise to change all fluids and know their condition.
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:25 AM   #4
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I ordered the Haynes manual for the ford vans of this year. Guessing many things will be the same.

So fluids to check... Engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant, and ???
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:52 AM   #5
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I ordered the Haynes manual for the ford vans of this year. Guessing many things will be the same.

So fluids to check... Engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant, and ???
What engine does it have?
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