just picked up this van
motor is a rebuilt 86 straight six 300 4.9l, not running-
My buddy Billy T. found Rob & Lorene's ad on kijiji, Razor & i drove down with the car dolley to check it out. gotta have it... put down a deposit, but had to leave it there, wasnt ready to go till the weekend.
Me & razor went back friday, Lorene worked hard finding boxes & boxes of parts that Rob had collected over the years, filled my caravan & half the Ford. Rob came home & Found more! van was 9'' too wide for the dolley. stupid stupid me. Hung out for another hour waiting for the tow truck, I didnt really want to leave; these are some good people, but the tow truck wasnt gonna wait all night.
Since I dont have a backyard (see garage video) & my front yard is already full of cars, vans and trailers Razor Let me park it at his place- now i got both my old vans stored there, thanks Ray, sorry Tanja (his old lady).
My 1971 Ford Econoline Custon job 1981
This is a project I did back in 1981, I customized the inside of my old 1971 Ford Econoline E150.
I paid $300 for the van in 1979, I bought it from an electronics supplyer I worked for in the late 70's.
I was a counter man as well as a driver for them.
I always wanted a custom van and doing it myself was the only way I could afford to do it.
The body & paint never got done.
custom dodge van
1979 DODGE B200 Sportsman Van. this Van was my second legal roadworthy vehicle I bought it 10-12? years ago and just kept dumping money into it. lots of good memories & DNA in this thing- If stains could talk!
Engine is a 5.9l 360 i put a new intake, 4 barrel carb, new breather and some aluminum valve covers on it this summer. Over the past few years (since i bought my house) I have really neglected this van & im sorry. but come spring ill be back to work making her a big garage to sleep in, heated floors to keep her tires warm at night & everything.
the other dodge was an old bell phone van. Cut panels off painted it, took it camping and before the end of the night it was destroyed.
Engine rebuild part 1
We are rebuilding a GM 350 5.7 engine. Now in this particular case we are also going to upgrade the engine to a 383 6.0 This is called building a "stroker" motor. In other words we are increasing the "stroke" of the engine which increased the torq & horsepower.
If you are able & wanting to rebuild an engine, this video should give you a good overview of what to do. If you are having someone else build an engine for you, you will be able to see what's involved in the process