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Old 02-01-2020
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Wow, a great idea...a main house and a guest house!
Mother in law quarters?
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Andy, It wouldn't be as exotic as a 3800 transaxle, but what about taking the entire drivetrain out of a TJ or XJ with the 4.0. You'd get the bonus of 4WD when you get a craving for a "Pasty" and the snow's 3 ft. deep. Plus you don't have to fool around with a drive line disconnect...
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Got these over here in the Seattle area.
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FWIW, I have owned a 1966 Chevrolet panel van since the van craze of the 70s. It has three on the tree with a 250 CI six cylinder engine. I used it for years as a camper/party van. It towed my sand buggy on a trailer with no issues. In fact once I "raced" my friend in his Ford van with a 302 engine. We raced starting at 60 MPH. At 75-80 I was pulling away from him and he quit.

My recommendation would be a 250 or 292 six cylinder engine. The later model had a larger engine bay and could fit a V8. I have seen V8s in the early ones but the exhaust manifolds were extremely tight.

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Nice! I'm still on the lookout for one. I don't need to do a V8. An interesting EFI straight 6 would be fine with me. If it's original and good, well, I probably won't find that now will I? If it's got a 250 or 292 I'll keep it.
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My wife isn't here to tell me no, so what about you's guys? I always thought one of these little vans would be a cool toad. This one is local and $3k, it's a project for sure.

Hope the price includes the trailer
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I don't know, but someone else bought it from Oklahoma. Argh. One day before I saw the ad. I have a fine trailer, suitable for hauling little vans around
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I just saw an episode of a hot rod show I had recorded, think it was Texas Steel. The builder was from Texas, obviously, and did some pretty nice work. He had a Ford Falcon van about that size that he rebuilt and used a Ford 4 cyl. motor with turbos that made over 300 hp. If I remember right. I can't remember anything else about the motor other than it was small and an easy fit. They used a tricked out steering system and did away with the straight front axle and I think used an air bag suspension. Anyway, if you can look at a copy of the show it might give you some ideas.
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I just saw an episode of a hot rod show I had recorded, think it was Texas Steel. The builder was from Texas, obviously, and did some pretty nice work. He had a Ford Falcon van about that size that he rebuilt and used a Ford 4 cyl. motor with turbos that made over 300 hp. If I remember right. I can't remember anything else about the motor other than it was small and an easy fit. They used a tricked out steering system and did away with the straight front axle and I think used an air bag suspension. Anyway, if you can look at a copy of the show it might give you some ideas.

I do not mean to hijack this thread content but just wanted to give a shout out to the Captain... Capt, it is good to see you posting. I hope all is well for you and your family health-wise.


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An LF4 from a Cadillac ATS-V is 3.6 L with twin turbos for 455 HP, or something like that. I am putting one with a TR 6060 in my '67 C10 , hopefully running this summer. But the joy is the journey. LOL

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