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New kid on the block... who needs a new block. #741486
October 11th 2018 11:46 pm
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Hello there Vanners-
It's a sad day for me as my ever dependable 2500 has gone and cracked a manifold and probably worse. After 8 years of faithful service she started spouting plumes of steam. On the flip side I just found the vanning.com internet forum! Mechanic says I need a new engine - any advice, thoughts and opinions welcome... straight swap or an upgrade? Replace the manifold and hope for the best?
She is a 1989 vandura pathfinder 4x4 conversion - 5.7L /350 and goes by the name of Betty. BTW We live in LA.



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Re: New kid on the block... who needs a new block. [Re: Zubrick] #741488
October 12th 2018 6:23 am
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[wecome] wish I could help but not mechanical here.I'm sure you will get some advice here.


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Re: New kid on the block... who needs a new block. [Re: Zubrick] #741491
October 12th 2018 8:57 am
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Sounds like it is time to build a torquey 350 replacement to help out with the 4x4 duties...

Re: New kid on the block... who needs a new block. [Re: Zubrick] #741492
October 12th 2018 9:03 am
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Welcome to the site ....put a 454 in it ! ! I love this monster so will you .....


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ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: New kid on the block... who needs a new block. [Re: frscke1] #741493
October 12th 2018 9:19 am
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Would it fit?

Re: New kid on the block... who needs a new block. [Re: Zubrick] #741495
October 12th 2018 9:22 am
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YES IT WILL ! ! both of mine are factory .. yours is a 1 ton same as mine.


https://www.powertrainproducts.net/GMC-Vandura-Engines-s/255.htm

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SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: New kid on the block... who needs a new block. [Re: Zubrick] #741508
October 12th 2018 1:33 pm
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Lots of custom after market parts are available for the 350. I'm not sure about a 454 but they can be a lot of fun.


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Re: New kid on the block... who needs a new block. [Re: Zubrick] #741521
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