The Goodwrench crate I bought came from Mexico.
Hencho 'en Mexico. Nothing wrong with that. good job Lionhead. Van on.
Mexico does good work. Ram 1500 light duty pickups are all Mexican Dodges. frscke1 just chuckles. He lets me park in the Chevy parking.
I know this is old and the OP has prolly either scrapped the van or left it there but I highly recommend gearhead engines for a crate motor. Outstanding customer service and great core return price ($750) So my 350 reman ebgine cost me $2100 after core return. I went from sad 4.3 v6 to 350. Grinning ear to ear every time I drive Betty now. I’m a self taught gearhead though and did all the work myself.
That is a sweet swap LSS. Very cool van. Nice work on a not common last year Shorty. Going deep on that '95. The comp9.com report on that unit would be informative. All the model year production numbers, same as 8th engine vin# N, for the L19 7.4 BBC for example. More.
The second generation, after the Early's from the Big Three, the 'modern,' G, B, and E, van platforms with the engine forward were the golden era of the design. V8 still beside! Vanning.
A smallblock 350 is the common Chevy workhorse motor. For Dodge, I'd say the 318.
Ford? Up to the modular motor, IDK. The 302= now 5.0, still available.
As are E cutaways. A builder out in the Central Valley of California will build you a widebody Econoline van from a Ford E cutaway. Same body concept as a Transvan, but it blends well and looks great.
A Dually Econoline with the Dually rear fenders from them would be awesome. 4X? https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/567923345531749/
A builder out here in West Texas still produces irrigation pumps, powered using the GM OHV smallblock, 4.3 V6, and BBC factory units. For waay out in the middle of nowhere.