I would love to go with a big block in either the van or my chevelle, unfortunately in my area they bring top dollar, at least when I come across them. My brother-in-law came across a $200 RV with a 454 for his square body Chevy pickup build. I haven't found any below $800 needing a total rebuild though.
Last edited by kursed; December 28th 2019 12:21 pm.
It's O U T DONE! Ladies and I went by the garage today and finished pulling. Had to drop the transmission and flywheel, then everything came out much easier. Lesson learned, drop the trans first. I am so proud of these two young ladies. They have done the bulk of the work and have not complained one bit. They have even both told me they have had a great time over the past few days learning and working. The garage floor looked like a murder scene when we were done, but now we can get on to installing the 305 and buttoning it all back up.
I had to sit back and laugh at all the people that ask "why would you buy a van? They're so hard to work on!" ... Yeah, so hard to work on that my 14 and 15 year old daughters can pull a motor. LMAO. I guess the one benefit to people thinking vans are super hard to work on is it saves more vans for the rest of us to buy and customize.