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PostSubject: Possible new project?   Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:56 pm

We've had this thing for a few years and has served us well. But the 3.8 is getting tired and the trans has started slipping.



It's a 1995 Olds Silhouette. The Cadillac of minivans!!

I've put on 16" Cutlass Supreme wheels, KYB shocks and struts and Addco sway bars, have a set of Eibach lowering springs but haven't installed them, looking for a rear disc brake set up from a Pontiac 6000 STE.

So for the engine transplant, I've located - for very cheap - an L67 3800 with trans and everything.



This thing will outhandle Corvettes (I've pissed off a LOT of 'vette owners) and if things go right, it will outrun them as well. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:44 pm

HAHA Jay, why? Vans get romped hard enough as it is...now you want to supercharge one of them?

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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:23 pm

But it will be a SLEEPER!
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:30 am

No joke...

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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:21 am

Do it man. Making weak things strong is the coolest thing ever. I always thought those vans look like space shuttles lol i love those
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:51 am

Looks like a big vacuum cleaner haha

How about puttin a hemi in it

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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:07 am

starchief_59 wrote:
Looks like a big vacuum cleaner haha

How about puttin a hemi in it

If I go Hemi, I'll go Shelby Series I 4.0 Olds engine. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:25 am

4.0!? I'm talkin 5.7/6.1 MORE CUBES

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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:27 am

just drop in a Chevy 454 and call it good
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:46 pm

definitely not

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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:05 am

thechief wrote:
just drop in a Chevy 454 and call it good

Damn! What the hell were you thinking? lol!

If I went traditional V8, it would be a Pontiac since the damn van is a lot of Pontiac parts.
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:11 am

haha I do like the Chevy big blocks but come on

does anyone still make a push rod V8 besides the hemis? Are the Chevys push rod motors?

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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Sun May 02, 2010 12:04 pm

dude thats all i could come up with at the time! at least i didn't say put my chevy 350 in my grandfathers 65 stang like my uncle did...
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Sun May 02, 2010 1:49 pm

A 350 in a stang? Wow I just threw up

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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Sun May 02, 2010 6:43 pm

I know there was a 350 TPI powered Fox body Mustang running around here.
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Sun May 02, 2010 9:41 pm

terrible

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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Sun May 02, 2010 11:46 pm

I thought it was funny myself.

When I worked at a Mercedes garage, a guy had us drop a TPI 350 in a 500SL.

Say Robert, do you know of any sites for parts for 1970s Power Wagons?
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Mon May 03, 2010 12:07 am

No, I don't know of any sites. Seems that the following for power wagons is not huge but the fans that are out there are hard core. haha

What do you have on your mind? You can't tease me with power wagon stuff

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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Mon May 03, 2010 1:08 am

A guy on another board was asking about finding parts.

All I have is the tach, which if it's still there, it's still yours.
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Mon May 03, 2010 1:12 am

I'd love to have that tach, let me know what you want for it

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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Mon May 03, 2010 1:33 am

It's yours. Bezel and all. Cool I pulled it knowing it was rare from a truck we dragged off for free as the property owners asked us to. Truck was pretty loaded up too, cruise, A/C, ect but was rusted out. Wasn't a LRE or Warlock though.
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Mon May 03, 2010 10:05 am

Yeah those tachs are pretty rare and they're pretty cool. None of my trucks have had one

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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Mon May 03, 2010 12:22 pm

you know what i saw in hot rod magazine once? this asian dude put a 1001 horsepower supercharged Nissan I4 in a '67 Camaro. My brother and I where screaming and yelling at the magazine it was disgusting. the poor thing was all blinged out with rims and underglow and crap. Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Mon May 03, 2010 12:28 pm

my bad, it was a Toyota engine. EVEN WORSE. Look at this this is messed up beyond everything.

http://www.hotrod.com/featuredvehicles/hrdp_0904_1967_toyota_powered_chevrolet_camaro/index.html
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PostSubject: Re: Possible new project?   Mon May 03, 2010 11:31 pm

Damn that's fucking gay

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