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Posted By: roadrunner212

Road Runner 1988 Markiii - March 25th 2019 12:42 pm

Hey guys just wanted to share some pics of my 88. I plan on doing a 5.3 swap and adding a tv for road trips. Let me know what you think.

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Posted By: frscke1

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - March 25th 2019 1:02 pm

Really clean van ! ..... Id put a 7.4 in it .... lol
Posted By: tuner4life

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - March 25th 2019 3:10 pm

Jeez! That is ridiculously clean!!
Posted By: lukester

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - March 25th 2019 6:45 pm

Great looking van. I really dig the interior.
Posted By: Dyno_Dave

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - March 26th 2019 12:36 am

Man, that looks like brand new!
Posted By: Gnarlyfoot

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - March 26th 2019 2:20 pm

Man I wouldn't do nothing to that van except perhaps the tv you want to install. Other than that all it would appear to need would be some oil, a tank full of gas, and several lady friends along for the ride !! "Keep on Vannin" 😀
Posted By: roadrunner212

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - March 26th 2019 6:59 pm

thanks everyone... Yes that is all on the to do list. A flip down tv, 2 8inch subs under the back seat, tank of gas, my lady friend ( my wife LOL ) and my son. I do want to upgrade the motor to a 5.3 at some point. The 305 struggles on the highway.
Posted By: roadrunner212

Road Runner 1988 Markiii - March 29th 2019 6:08 pm

Hey guys and gals...I am ready to take the leap. I want to do a 5.3 swap/4l60E on my 88 g20 van. SO today I pulled the trigger on a 5.3 drop out with 90,000 miles on her. Not sure of the completed time frame but I will try to keep you guys posted. I take delivery of the new motor next week sometime. Got a pretty good deal on ebay.

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Posted By: Dyno_Dave

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - March 29th 2019 10:12 pm

I look foreard to following your progress with it! cheers
Posted By: tuner4life

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - March 30th 2019 12:16 pm

Yess!!! I am so looking forward to this! Take lots of pics! We need a good write up!
Posted By: Juntao_DW

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - March 30th 2019 12:52 pm

Awesome project, looking foward to seeing the build. Noticed in the pics it looks like it comes with a drive by wire pedal, i'm assuming you're going to swap throttle bodies? cant wait to see how this fits in the van.
Posted By: lukester

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - March 30th 2019 2:03 pm

Awesome man.
Posted By: Dyno_Dave

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - March 30th 2019 3:05 pm

One word....Turbo!

Posted By: DadsVan

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - March 31st 2019 1:47 am

i used to live in ocala fl where the mk3 plant was....had a buddy who was security guard and he gave me an after hours tour....the quality of upgrades was amazing....congrats
Posted By: 78VanMate

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - March 31st 2019 7:02 am

Awesome looking van!! I can't wait for the updates on the engine swap.
Posted By: newkirkinc1

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - March 31st 2019 11:55 am

That will be sweet!
Posted By: Gnarlyfoot

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - March 31st 2019 5:29 pm

Looking forward to seeing the swap progress also. Hope it all goes well for you. Any particular reason for the 5.3 swap and not something larger, say a 5.7 ? (or bigger ) Just wondering as I'm a fan of high powered motors.😊
Posted By: roadrunner212

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - April 22nd 2019 7:27 pm

Its been a few weeks but finally got the van in my buddies shop. Hopefully we can get this motor out in the next day or two depending if our off days line up. He is a firefighter and I work for the power company which is a bad combo scheduling wise

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Posted By: relaxedvanner

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - April 30th 2019 8:37 am

Can't wait to see how this works out. I have a Mark III as well/
Posted By: roadrunner212

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - June 17th 2019 6:35 pm

Hey guys its been a while. Lots of life issues in the way. I don't have a lot of pics of the motor swap but I can provide a list of stuff I used for it and I am here if you have any questions. These pics are not in any order.
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Posted By: roadrunner212

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - June 17th 2019 6:37 pm

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Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - June 17th 2019 6:38 pm

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Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - June 17th 2019 6:38 pm

GPS speedo fit nicely
Posted By: Raff

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - September 05th 2019 12:51 am

Awesome swap. Hope to see lots more pics and details.
Posted By: Juntao_DW

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - September 05th 2019 1:12 pm

Looking good, what brand gauges did you use?
Posted By: Just4fun1991

Re: Road Runner 1988 Markiii - September 05th 2019 5:00 pm

Did you install the tach in the dash too?

Would also like to see finished pictures once the dash in back in the van and all is working..
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