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TurboVan
02-05-2009, 07:41 PM
This van is getting the full treatment at Full Scale Hotrods in Ventura

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x259/turbovan65/TURBOSTUFF012.jpg

Crate motor, aluminum rad, disc brakes, exhaust, and more!

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x259/turbovan65/TURBOSTUFF009-1.jpg

Formerly of Hi Rollin' Vans, OC

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x259/turbovan65/TURBOSTUFF007-1.jpg

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TurboVan
02-05-2009, 07:44 PM
These are early Camaro 3/4 length headers, manual trans version to clear the linkage...

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x259/turbovan65/TURBOSTUFF003.jpg

Is that a brand new proportioning valve I see (upper left)? The whole exhaust is welded together into one piece... flanges or, better yet, ball joints at one or both ends of the crossover would allow separating the sides. A slip joint would also work, but it might leak and you would smell exhaust.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x259/turbovan65/TURBOSTUFF005.jpg

I was thinking that if he decides to go with an automatic, that crossover is gonna be in the way...




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TurboVan
02-05-2009, 07:48 PM
Check out the custom disc brake adapters for 3/4 ton G20, looks like the shock mounting is yet to be worked out...

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x259/turbovan65/TURBOSTUFF004-1.jpg

To get the offset, they made a round piece that bolts to the spindle, and another bracket mounts the caliper to that, no fancy bending involved

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TurboVan
02-05-2009, 07:52 PM
Rad hangs kind of low... same kind of fan I have in my '65

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x259/turbovan65/TURBOSTUFF006.jpg

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x259/turbovan65/TURBOSTUFF011.jpg

interior shots

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x259/turbovan65/TURBOSTUFF008.jpg

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x259/turbovan65/TURBOSTUFF014-1.jpg



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gregw98
02-05-2009, 11:16 PM
How is the front suspension? Is that shock even bolted in?

joyrde
02-06-2009, 07:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by gregw98:
How is the front suspension? Is that shock even bolted in?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Loks like a great start!!! The fridge is SwEEEET!!!! http://www.vcvc.org/ubb/cool.gif

TurboVan
02-06-2009, 08:10 PM
No, that's what I was saying, the shocks aren't hooked up yet.
I like that interior layout too, looks like there's some kind of storage area above the battery...



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m1dadio
02-07-2009, 12:48 AM
The front shocks are an easy fix.

Take your brake brakets and swap them side to side, (Left to Right) They will fit the spindles the same. That will put the calipers forward of the spindles. The shocks can then go back where they were. you may have to relocate the hoses as well. If the calipers hit the sway bar links you can weld an extension on them at the bplt hole so the bottom of the sway bar links move inward to clear. The sway bar links should end up almost strait up and down.

M1

TurboVan
02-07-2009, 12:55 AM
Brilliant. Well done...
A stout piece of angle iron welded on would work well for extending that link bracket.
I will relay your suggestions to the parties involved (in case they haven't already seen it here first).



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TurboVan
02-07-2009, 01:32 AM
What size V8 was available in the '67 models?
283? 307?

PolarBear2
02-07-2009, 03:37 AM
Looks good, also looks like we're putting in the same crate engine. Did you/they change out the water pump? Looks like the only difference?

http://i38.servimg.com/u/f38/12/48/24/30/chevy_15.jpg

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Skidmark
02-07-2009, 06:31 AM
TV, the 283 was the V8 option in 67. The 307 was available in 68.

LiveWire
02-07-2009, 11:44 AM
Love seeing the older vans being brought back to life. Looks like they used a short waterpump Polar Bear. Turbo, please keep the pics coming. Brad

Rich Van Linkel
02-08-2009, 12:35 AM
Are those valve covers the center bolt style? I thought they only came on the vortec heads. Can someone educate me on this?
Rich

TurboVan
02-08-2009, 01:09 AM
I haven't kept up with all the new Chevy stuff, but I know they consider center-bolt valve covers with formed silicone gaskets as a quantum leap forward in oil leak prevention.
So that's the only way it comes now?
Are perimeter bolts obsolete?
Center bolt covers interfere with some (shaft?)rockers, I forget which...

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planetvear
02-08-2009, 05:50 AM
my edelbrock aluminum heads are center bolt also. i think alot of the aftermarket manufacturers are supplying new heads with center bolts.

PolarBear2
02-08-2009, 07:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Rich Van Linkel:
Are those valve covers the center bolt style? I thought they only came on the vortec heads. Can someone educate me on this?
Rich<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My 330HP crate engine does have Vortec Heads.

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LiveWire
02-08-2009, 10:24 AM
The 260 & 290 horse crate GM engines come with the other heads. All the others have the Vortec or fast burn heads.

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TurboVan
02-08-2009, 03:35 PM
I assume they are all centerbolt?
My World Products heads came with both center and perimeter bolts...

LiveWire
02-08-2009, 03:59 PM
I was just looking & it seems that the GM vortec heads only have the center bolts.
Most aftermarket heads seem to have center & perimeter bolts.

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BILLS66
02-08-2009, 04:06 PM
The van is cool, Someone is going all out from the ground up! This in itself is cool wonder what is next on the list after this ? T.V.? Bill

TurboVan
02-08-2009, 05:15 PM
Well, they are trying to find bushings for the bottom of the column shifter.
Also, there are rust issues at the upper corners of the windshield.
Also looking for some stock bumpers.

Wookee
02-08-2009, 07:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Rich Van Linkel:
Are those valve covers the center bolt style? I thought they only came on the vortec heads. Can someone educate me on this?
Rich<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Not all center bot valve cover heads are Vortec heads.
I have two mid 80's 350's here with center bolt valve covers.
Vortec heads came out in 96.
If you look at the intakes on PB2's van and the Warren's van the intake bolts also come straight up.The old style SBC intake bolts where slanted.
Here is a picture of a late 80's H.O 350.crate engine
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m199/wookeesvan/VCVC%20%20photos/edelbrockhookedupandrunning.jpg
notice the previous owner cheaped out and stuck the original 77 cast iron intake on this engine.
It also had a Q junk on it......

I think it's safe to say Center bolt valve covers AND "straight up intake bolts" make for a SBC with Vortec heads.....

.......Wookee

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Its a "van thing" A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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LiveWire
03-25-2009, 03:58 PM
Bumping this to the top. Any more progress on this one? Brad

TurboVan
03-25-2009, 08:02 PM
I have not been over there since, they have not responded to my emails, so I don't know what if any progress has been made...

TurboVan
05-06-2009, 11:13 PM
The van is now at the soda blaster, and he sez he wants one of my trailer hitches!
Looking forward to building it...