The van is coming along nicely with a few setbacks but I can take them in stride. Asked a friend to work on it for me and that was a mistake. Somehow damage was done to the engine while in his care and it got a little ugly. I was able to get the van to a repair shop and now it's back on the road.
Faulty wiring was found and now the next step is to have the electrical system checked out. That should happen tomorrow.
I was also able to add a new car stereo and also fixed my dash lights. Very happy with both of those upgrades.
I am a bit worried about the electrical as it can be expensive. All I can do is hope for the best !
Looking forward to putting the mechanical aspects of this thing behind me if that's possible? Working on the interior will be much more enjoyable.