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Re: The ultimate custom camper.
shaggy #792764 July 04th 2022 8:48 am
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Hope the motor and trans is what it is supposed to be.

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Re: The ultimate custom camper.
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Cheers, It's looking good so far.
Pulled the sump and no water or metal in the oil.
Pulled the rocker covers too and all looks good there too.


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Re: The ultimate custom camper.
shaggy #792790 July 04th 2022 9:03 pm
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Shaggy are you gonna replace the rear main seal before it goes in? Maybe upgrade the timing gear/chain set?
Just a thought, if it's been sitting a while.

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Re: The ultimate custom camper.
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Very good thought Sir CatFish chevy

Re: The ultimate custom camper.
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Yeah I'm gonna look at putting fresh bearings in it too while It's out.


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Re: The ultimate custom camper.
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Cool van, awesome work! I just read all 35 pages. Hard to finish because kept wanting to go work on my van, lol. Laughed out my chair at the "like an viking warrior woman organisming during a thunder storm". I want my van to sound like that! Remember this?
https://youtu.be/D-jGDF_4p7M

Re: The ultimate custom camper.
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Thanks Tim,

As it may have spent a lot of time at idle there could be more carbon build up than it's mileage would typically indicate.

Dipthane (Irish product you might not know of in north america) is apparently pretty good at helping to clean up the carbon build up and improves fuel economy a bit too so will throw some of that in the tank once I get it back on the road. I have an LPG (propane) system in it that I want to upgrade too so will have to look up any effects that might have on the carbon.

Have to figure out what the best of what I have now in terms of how to build the motor up.

I have essentially two full motors with ancillaries and a spare set of heads and a spare carb and few other small bits.
The heads on the Target master are 462 which have a rep as weak casting smog heads, the other 2 sets I have are another set of 462's and a set of 882's which are meant to be the best of the smog heads but probably not worth switching out as the ones on it now aren't leaking.
It's not gonna be a race motor, I just want reliability and a decent amount of torque for a 3350kg van. Stock it was only something like 168 HP as it was a cali emission's package. I ditched all of the smog pump etc a long time back.

The motor I just bought has a Holley street dominator intake and holley 4 barrel, and a mallory unilite dizzy (I'll use my HEI dizzy instead of the unilite along with an MSD unit).

I also have a modernish (10 years old) edelbrock peformer intake and edelbrock carb (1405 I think).
Which do you good folks reckon would be better?

Or I could put a Holley carb on the edelbrock intake as I have an adaptor plate.


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Re: The ultimate custom camper.
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So yet again my build thread turns into an engine rebuild thread....

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More here Engine build advice wanted


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