If / when you decide to sell, I'm definitely interested.Well, it's been a minute, and it looks like I missed a few comments - so to start with, the van has been driven probably somewhere around 30k miles or so, mostly in town. Two successful trips south (800 miles one way) so I call that a victory. Average fuel economy floats right around 37 to 40mpg.
The past several years have seen mostly reliable service. Then last month, the clutch master broke. I have a new one on the bench ready to install. The clutch 'piston' snapped. Not too surprising I suppose since it was from a 30+ year old Bimmer. And fuel issues have continued to haunt me. Had a clogged return line again a few months ago. Prior to that, it went several years between any major failures. Last summer I put in 0.205 nozzles. Like wow what a hoot! Then a few months ago I put on smaller diameter tires on the front. I can light em up (well...one of them anyway) w/the traction control turned off. MPG did not seem to suffer at all either. This van is a whole different level of fun now!
Had the A/C lines hooked up a few years ago and haven't spent the time getting the wiring all sorted. I believe the Chrysler body control computer won't engage the A/C clutch because it thinks the motor isn't running. May just install a toggle switch to the pump and see how it goes.
So, after 9 years of ownership, I'm going to close the book on this one. I'm investing my time elsewhere lately and need to move on. Time to list it for sale. I'll post the question in another thread as well but - anyone else here sold their conversion? If so, how much did you get for it? I'm really at a loss for how to price the van. Any input is welcome.
Use a Dakota digital box fed from pin 27/121. Used it for my dakota swap and it works great its only off by 50rpm.I did consider a low-temp cut-out. That wouldn't solve the problem of needing a low-pressure cut-out, which I think is more critical. Which is why I'm veering more towards a tach interface to see if I can get the Chrysler HVAC to take control properly. Good suggestion though!
Yep - the Dakota Digital is the box I was looking at. Sounds like it's just what I need. So unless someone buys Frankenvan real soon <ahem> I may just get to that. It's THE last sub-system to bring online (tachometer) and that would just button this project up nicely. Motohead1 - where did you feed the tach signal back into the Dakota ECU - Crank sensor? Cam Sensor?
Hey, in case anyone was interested, I uploaded a YouTube vid today. Check it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFFgnVa9en4