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Texas-Van Recommendation #750404
July 08th 2019 4:24 pm
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Hello Guys, this is Mark from Mcallen Texas

Im new on this van thing (now that i have family) I came from Ford Maverick/Ford F100 forums while single....Im in the market for a older Van and so far have 3 options:

90's G20-shorty, 178K miles, 5.7 TBI 4 speed All seats, average interior
85 GMC Vandura 56K miles, 350 - 3speed, mint interior, bench/bed on back, single seat middle and table.
91 G20 110K 5.7 TBI, 4 speed nice interior, missing middle seats

all 3 on the 5k range

I have NEVER drove a VAN, I need your advise on the engine transmission combo...I like the 85 but I not sure about carb/3 speed...any thoughts?..Im very familiar with 5.7 TBI on truck, but I dont know what to expect on a Van/Traveling mostly to Texas parks.

Thanks

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Re: Texas-Van Recommendation [Re: Marcelo] #750412
July 08th 2019 8:39 pm
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Chances are you are most likely to find the 350 in the Chevy. I would say you would probably get better fuel mileage with the tbi over the carb version. That being said, you should get the one you like the best.


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Re: Texas-Van Recommendation [Re: Marcelo] #750413
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Get the one with a 454 N a 4L80E tranny .... you wont be sad

Oh yea welcome to the site ....

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Re: Texas-Van Recommendation [Re: Marcelo] #750414
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The later 94/95 TBI vans have much more advanced ECM. Its a common swap for the older tbi vans. One thing that is not so easy to swap is the electronic control transmissions that started about 93. I prefer those. You can set the shift points, converter lock up, ect. all with a free program. So my vote would be 93/95 van if possible. If the g20 shorty is not those years, but is still straight and clean, that would still be my favorite out of the three.


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