Welcome from San Diego. I'm a Bowtie man myself; however love all vans and appreciate good work. I hear you with the Dodge "Old School" gens: the A100 Shorty is Bomb!
I've had all Chevys starting I believe back in 1971: 1967; 1971 and 1974;then a long dry period from 1982 until October of this year: Back in the Saddle with my "4th Bowtie" a 1974 G10 Shorty !
Good luck with your quest; I can relate. This Forum is Great and a wealth of knowledge and experience. I already have my "Circle of Faith" and these guys are Great. Vanner for Life.