Excising the filth

May 17, 2010 update on ansonivan's 1997 Ford e150

I spent about 4 hours on Saturday heaving a mountain of detritus from the van, lots of food tins, food wrappers, instruments of food consumption and a little actual food. Also, the usual shoes, 5 ice scrapers, four cans of ice remover and three off-brand portable disk players.

I’ve come to conclude that the previous owner loved food and music and feared ice.

Also replaced the water pump which was not nearly as annoying as I anticipated, work access was decent after removing the air filter/maf assembly and the radiator shroud. Happily I found no stuck bolts or signs of hackery, what little maintenance was done on the van appears to have been handled by proper mechanics.

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I spent about 4 hours on Saturday heaving a mountain of detritus from the van, lots of food tins, food wrappers, instruments of food consumption and a little actual food. Also, the usual shoes, 5 ice scrapers, four cans of ice remover and three off-brand portable disk players.

I’ve come to conclude that the previous owner loved food and music and feared ice.

Also replaced the water pump which was not nearly as annoying as I anticipated, work access was decent after removing the air filter/maf assembly and the radiator shroud. Happily I found no stuck bolts or signs of hackery, what little maintenance was done on the van appears to have been handled by proper mechanics.

I pulled the running boards since they looked like ass.

 

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