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Forum: Electrical and Electronics 02-21-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By SteveInLA
If you are not buying an exact brand replacement,...

If you are not buying an exact brand replacement, be sure to check the measurements of the battery you are buying. I bought a Recology 4D AGM battery to replace mine and it ended up being wider than...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 05-17-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,373
Posted By SteveInLA
Here is my experience: I have a 2010 Ford...

Here is my experience:

I have a 2010 Ford E-350 extended body with a Quadvan conversion and 4" lift. The rear sagged from day one and the stock leaf springs were practically flat. In 2011 we had...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 01-23-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,625
Posted By SteveInLA
After 2008, electronically changing the...

After 2008, electronically changing the speedometer became more difficult. Where you could once enter any gear ratio you wanted to compensate, one now only had standard gear ratios to choose from. ...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 01-23-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,625
Posted By SteveInLA
The fluid change was done at Galpin Ford, usually...

The fluid change was done at Galpin Ford, usually considered to know what they are doing. I think the current plan is to take the van to Agile Offroad and have them install an ARB locker in the...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 01-23-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,625
Posted By SteveInLA
Bigger tires and more towing are both things I...

Bigger tires and more towing are both things I can see in the future. After 60 mph, my speedometer is off by about 10% too.
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 01-23-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,625
Posted By SteveInLA
Rear differential issues. Advice needed.

Prerequisite info: 2010 Ford E-350. Quadvan 4WD conversion with the stock Ford rear axle. Limited slip with 4.10-1 gears option added from factory.

For a few years now I have experienced an...
Forum: Campfire 11-02-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By SteveInLA
Thank you very much. Check out...

Thank you very much. Check out https://photos.stevenportnoy.com when you have several free hours to see my other photographs.



We did not stay in the van that night though it probably would...
Forum: Campfire 11-01-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By SteveInLA
Tropic Reservoir turned out to be the perfect...

Tropic Reservoir turned out to be the perfect destination for this trip.
Pictures can be seen here: https://photos.stevenportnoy.com/SportsmobileTrips/Dixie-NF-Bryce-Canyon-20181025/
Here is an...
Forum: Campfire 10-14-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By SteveInLA
Tropic Reservoir looks very interesting. Kings...

Tropic Reservoir looks very interesting. Kings Creek campground looks like a good place to start and there seems to be lots of OHV trails in the area to explore. If the weather looks bad we could...
Forum: Campfire 10-13-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By SteveInLA
I could skip the Grand Canyon. Zion and Bryce...

I could skip the Grand Canyon. Zion and Bryce look nice but being a National Park, isn't camping restricted to developed campgrounds? If I camped at say South Campground, is there much to see and...
Forum: Campfire 10-13-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By SteveInLA
So. Utah/No. AZ fall camping ideas needed

Until recently, I have usually only had 2-3 days available for camping trips and have stuck fairly close to Southern California as a result. Now I find myself with 5 days and a desire to broaden my...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 05-08-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,058
Posted By SteveInLA
My wife and I will be there on Thursday. Missed...

My wife and I will be there on Thursday. Missed last year so I am looking forward to seeing the new venue.
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 01-22-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,606
Posted By SteveInLA
In 2010 when my Sportsmobile was being built, the...

In 2010 when my Sportsmobile was being built, the term "ArmorCore" was mentioned when I inquired about the cabinet material and I am pretty sure that is what was used. It is a combination core of...
Forum: Campfire 11-19-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,246
Posted By SteveInLA
I'll be taking the Performance Driving Clinic at...

I'll be taking the Performance Driving Clinic at Buttonwillow on December 9. It will be my first time on a track, though this car is no stranger to the canyons. I have been working on modifications...
Forum: 4x4 11-16-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By SteveInLA
I'm not removing it. I need it. I like my auto...

I'm not removing it. I need it. I like my auto hubs and they are working just fine. I just needed the line to not be passing through the coil and getting pinched.
Forum: 4x4 11-09-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By SteveInLA
I do have auto hubs with a manual override at the...

I do have auto hubs with a manual override at the hub. Very handy!
Forum: 4x4 11-09-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By SteveInLA
Done. The rubber line just pulls off the nipple...

Done. The rubber line just pulls off the nipple that is screwed in the hub. No unscrewing necessary. Fixed and thank you!
Forum: 4x4 11-09-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By SteveInLA
Can someone identify this? **SOLVED!**

You are looking at the front passenger side wheel of my Quadvan-converted E-350 (essentially an F-350 assembly). Notice that the brake fluid line and what I think is the vacuum line for the...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 10-10-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,845
Posted By SteveInLA
This is the one weekend in October that I am out...

This is the one weekend in October that I am out of town. I'll keep an eye out for the next one.
Forum: Campfire 07-17-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 184,418
Posted By SteveInLA
It wasn't me, but I was in the area this past...

It wasn't me, but I was in the area this past week. I passed a pre-2008 gold SMB southbound on I-5 on the north side of the Grapevine yesterday. Sorry if you thought my honking was because you were...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 05-25-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,907
Posted By SteveInLA
Something like this? ...

Something like this?
...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 05-25-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,907
Posted By SteveInLA
Body damage repair advice needed

A few weeks ago, we were camping in the back country of Carrizo Plain. Overnight rain turned the soft dusty dirt roads into squishy slippery mud roads. I lost traction on a banked part and slid...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 04-28-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By SteveInLA
Here is the write-up for my additional tail...

Here is the write-up for my additional tail lights: https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/forums/f19/extra-tail-light-installation-10063.html#post97959
Forum: Campfire 04-24-2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,621
Posted By SteveInLA
a) In a fire pit, log cabin. In my portable...

a) In a fire pit, log cabin. In my portable fireplace, sort of a teepee.
b) Whatever pit is available or, if nothing existing, my portable fireplace.
c) Again, whatever is there, but I prefer a...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 04-10-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,161
Posted By SteveInLA
My latest KMZ file for Carrizo Plain can be...

My latest KMZ file for Carrizo Plain can be downloaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jurs54wsam10w9g/Carrizo%20Plain.kmz?dl=0

The gallery of photos from my latest trip is here: Carrizo Plain -...
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