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Re: Hello from Flagstaff [Re: Hairoinn] #747793
April 29th 2019 12:43 pm
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Welcome to Vannin. Great to have you join us here. 🚐

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Re: Hello from Flagstaff [Re: Hairoinn] #748270
May 11th 2019 2:54 am
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Got a good weather day off work finally. 4 bolts and the steering gear linkage to remove and the old front end will be out. Pathfinder front end is already prepped to install.

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85 Chevy SWB G20 292 w/ 3 on the tree (had it in high school)
78 Chevy SWB G30 350 700r4 Pathfinder 4x4 conversion (wrecked in 08)
92 Chevy EWB G30 350 4l80e (bought with 587k miles for the body. Getting transplants from wrecked 78. Then big block)
Various minis over the years.
Re: Hello from Flagstaff [Re: Hairoinn] #748308
May 12th 2019 11:23 pm
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Other projects take time too. Not vans, but my G30 is pretty mild compared to other things we are working on.

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85 Chevy SWB G20 292 w/ 3 on the tree (had it in high school)
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92 Chevy EWB G30 350 4l80e (bought with 587k miles for the body. Getting transplants from wrecked 78. Then big block)
Various minis over the years.
Re: Hello from Flagstaff [Re: Hairoinn] #748315
May 13th 2019 6:58 am
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Man you are Busy. Looking good also.


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Re: Hello from Flagstaff [Re: Hairoinn] #748350
May 14th 2019 1:16 am
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And all of it is just for fun smile


85 Chevy SWB G20 292 w/ 3 on the tree (had it in high school)
78 Chevy SWB G30 350 700r4 Pathfinder 4x4 conversion (wrecked in 08)
92 Chevy EWB G30 350 4l80e (bought with 587k miles for the body. Getting transplants from wrecked 78. Then big block)
Various minis over the years.
Re: Hello from Flagstaff [Re: Hairoinn] #748409
May 15th 2019 9:22 am
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Had a great day yesterday. My brother came and helped me drop the old front end out, and roll the pathfinder front end in. Put in k member. Did some trimming of sheet metal, mounted crossmember for front spring perches to land on, landed them, measured a million times, tacked them on, measured more... welded them down. Pulled the tires she was blocked up on and set my baby on her own four feet... fighting motor mounts now.

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85 Chevy SWB G20 292 w/ 3 on the tree (had it in high school)
78 Chevy SWB G30 350 700r4 Pathfinder 4x4 conversion (wrecked in 08)
92 Chevy EWB G30 350 4l80e (bought with 587k miles for the body. Getting transplants from wrecked 78. Then big block)
Various minis over the years.
Re: Hello from Flagstaff [Re: Hairoinn] #748412
May 15th 2019 11:29 am
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LOL! I'll bet. said the long ago Plumber Apprentice with his heart in his throat doing ground rough plumbing...

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measured a million times


Really looking good! Welcome to the Site. Bold Build Sir, I like it! Awesome to get paid to do what you love, and it shows. Great job so far and awesome progress as well.

Curious what BB motor you are going to run? The 454's work great in the EXT's. Our Club Prez has 2 454 EXT's , one a 4X4. It's a Monster. The BB G vans are fun.

Glad you came out of the rollover OK.


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Re: Hello from Flagstaff [Re: Hairoinn] #748418
May 15th 2019 2:13 pm
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Thanks for the vote of confidence. The guy who owns the Explorer we are building said he would give me a big block for helping with the build. (44s and a blown 460) Options at this point include a 402 and a 427. The 402 is complete, and the 427 is a tall deck. Neither is a 454, but the price is free..... what do you think?


85 Chevy SWB G20 292 w/ 3 on the tree (had it in high school)
78 Chevy SWB G30 350 700r4 Pathfinder 4x4 conversion (wrecked in 08)
92 Chevy EWB G30 350 4l80e (bought with 587k miles for the body. Getting transplants from wrecked 78. Then big block)
Various minis over the years.
Re: Hello from Flagstaff [Re: Hairoinn] #748424
May 15th 2019 6:15 pm
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https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=136838&page=all

Here is a quick look at some info about the Tall Deck BBC motors. I think? only the HD 427 truck and 366 HD truck are tall decks. Not sure about the 402? The Tall Decks are 0.0400" taller and have 4 ring pistons. We had a fleet of 1978 Chevy Cabovers with the 366 BB. 402 is even better. Right? grin I am a Fan. They were lousy route trucks, but I thought they were fun to drive with the 2 speed rear. They sounded good. I saw a 427 BBC C truck admirably pull a sled at the Van Diego County fair once. I also rode in A SD Co Sheriffs unit that may or may not have had a HP 427, from what I can research. I believe it was A 1968 or 69? Chevy Police Special. Growled like an Angry Tiger! I have a relatively quiet 49 state lol exhaust on mine, but She sure starts to moan at speed out on the highway. 3.42/TH400. LOL. BB's are so much fun. A complete 402 sounds pretty good to me for free.

As noted the HD Truck motors are different. If they are too big to fit in a Doghouse? IDK. I'd measure that up or maybe check a long block for fit because you are there fighting motor mounts anyway? I don't know if a BBC G van Doghouse is the same as a smallblock, or not? It is tight. Stock BB Exhaust manifolds are hard to find. You have more room for exhaust with the leaf spring setup. Baddass Van, Man!

Re: Hello from Flagstaff [Re: Hairoinn] #749231
June 04th 2019 3:47 am
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The decision was made to use the complete 402. Started the motor on the stand and it doesn't smoke or knock... as soon as the front brakes and steering are finished, we move to engine and tranny swap. Then a new rear driveshaft... front one should bolt right up after it gets new u-joints. Exhaust and run it around for a bit. Body and interior are last on the list.....
Biggest problem is my work schedule has been changed to Monday through Thursday 9pm to 7am. Wrenching days are cut down to Friday only...


85 Chevy SWB G20 292 w/ 3 on the tree (had it in high school)
78 Chevy SWB G30 350 700r4 Pathfinder 4x4 conversion (wrecked in 08)
92 Chevy EWB G30 350 4l80e (bought with 587k miles for the body. Getting transplants from wrecked 78. Then big block)
Various minis over the years.
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