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1976 G10 shorty
#799119 November 30th 2022 4:01 pm
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Hi folks, I wanted to share my newest acquisition. One owner 1976 Chevy shorty - 350 V8 w/ aftermarket A/C and cruise. No power steering, nor power brakes, and runs like a champ.
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MAN OF VINTAGE #799120 November 30th 2022 4:57 pm
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Looks sharp! Did you buy it locally?


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Underdog #799122 November 30th 2022 5:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Underdog
Looks sharp! Did you buy it locally?

It's been an Ohio van it's whole life - the seller brought it to me over here in Northwest Indiana.


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MAN OF VINTAGE #799129 November 30th 2022 6:58 pm
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Nice Van

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MAN OF VINTAGE #799137 November 30th 2022 10:09 pm
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Very nice. Congrats man.


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MAN OF VINTAGE #799154 December 01st 2022 7:44 am
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Sweet van.. very nice


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Re: 1976 G10 shorty
MAN OF VINTAGE #799159 December 01st 2022 10:08 am
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Very nice. You’re gonna have a great summer with that rig.


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MAN OF VINTAGE #799161 December 01st 2022 10:53 am
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Wow; so clean. Lucky man. The top pic; is that your 1st van ?

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SDMickey #799198 December 02nd 2022 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by SDMickey
Wow; so clean. Lucky man. The top pic; is that your 1st van ?

Thankya sir. Yeah the black one is my '74 G10 shorty. I have a '79 and a '81 Chevy shorties too.


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Charlie 99909 #799199 December 02nd 2022 9:23 am
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Originally Posted by Charlie99909
Very nice. You’re gonna have a great summer with that rig.

Spring cannot come soon enough!


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MAN OF VINTAGE #799200 December 02nd 2022 11:04 am
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Quite the collection of Chevy Shorties

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MAN OF VINTAGE #799205 December 02nd 2022 12:46 pm
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It certainly is. Nice van Man! '76 was a good year for the 350 SBC
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I feel so much better now. Thanks!

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MAN OF VINTAGE #799217 December 02nd 2022 7:10 pm
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MAN OF VINTAGE #800012 December 23rd 2022 11:48 am
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Cool find


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MAN OF VINTAGE #800768 January 19th 2023 4:58 pm
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Rain > Snow - I'm enjoying this mild Midwest winter.
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MAN OF VINTAGE #800774 January 19th 2023 9:34 pm
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Some way cool Chevy vans, Man! Nice shorty you have.

I should probably go ahead and mount my winter tires to keep the mild winter steak going. But we really need at least a lot more rain. A LOT More rain. Down here in the Dirt. LOL! Happy New Year!


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Wedgy #800780 January 20th 2023 9:07 am
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Originally Posted by Wedgy
'76 was a good year for the 350 SBC


Curiosity, what is different about the 76 LS9 over the other years?


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NEmery #800788 January 20th 2023 11:39 am
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GM/Chevy guy for 50 years.

My work had bought 2 new Chevy C10 LB work trucks. Both 350's. a 1976, and a new 1977 when I started doing service. The '76 was a straight up Beast. My '77 was smooth and tame by comparison. Night and Day difference.

So. Lets talk Chevy V8 engines!
Chevy truck/van motors can be sourced from Detroit, or Tonawanda New York. I think they built the SBC there in NY too. I know Chevy built BBC motors came from both plants in the Vans. Beginning in 1990. Are they better engines? Tonawanda seems to believe so, as per their BBC valve cover badging. As per Chevy SS 454 pickup.

Canadian built BBC Vans, 1st digit VIn # 2. Big Block 7.4/454 motors came from Tonawanda. IDK if all the other SBC Canadian built units had Tonawanda motors.
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Wedgy #800792 January 20th 2023 2:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Wedgy
My work had bought 2 new Chevy C10 LB work trucks. Both 350's. a 1976, and a new 1977 when I started doing service. The '76 was a straight up Beast. My '77 was smooth and tame by comparison. Night and Day difference.

Same rear diff? Everything else the same? i know that my 79 with the 3.75 rear and 31's feels much stronger than my '76 Shorty with the 3.08 and a 27" Tire, even with the extra weight of the G30 Standard over the G10 Short. I dont know if its due to the gear since the tire diameter difference should make up for a lot of that.

Originally Posted by Wedgy
Chevy truck/van motors can be sourced from Detroit, or Tonawanda New York. I think they built the SBC there in NY too. I know Chevy built BBC motors came from both plants in the Vans. Beginning in 1990. Are they better engines? Tonawanda seems to believe so, as per their BBC valve cover badging.

I don't believe Tonawanda ever built Gen 1 Small blocks, but I could be wrong. One would think that we all would know for sure if they did, because the Tonawanda employees were proud and badged all their engines back then. Haha. Some folks swore by the Tonawanda built BBC. I think they claimed there was a higher nickel content or something in them. I dont remember exactly. I had a TRonawanda built BBC that was goiing to go in my 67 Impala before somebody decided to pull in front of me.


I was just curious if you knew something different about the 76, since I have one and they are all the same anemic LS9 and I am not aware of any head port changes or cam profile changes or anything like that.

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NEmery #800793 January 20th 2023 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by NEmery
the Tonawanda employees were proud and badged all their engines back then. Haha. Some folks swore by the Tonawanda built BBC. I think they claimed there was a higher nickel content or something in them

I do cause I have 2 of them.... have been told the motors were port N polished

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