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Post by INVUJerry » Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:35 am

I had found a red panel van version, same size for a little bit cheaper, but it wasn't in as good of shape, and well I need the seats for my kids.

Picking up a hitch for it tomorrow! Going to do an external tranny cooler for it so the transmission doesn't go like it did in my 85 van. The stock rad/trany cooler separator broke and I had rad fluid in my trans, burnt it up.
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Post by theColonel » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:37 am

INVUJerry wrote:It definitely feels better. Doesn't feel so wobbly at speed.

Just picked this up too:

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"Back in the day" I owned a 1978 Plymouth Voyager Maxi Wagon ... seats for 15 passengers and dual a/c ... 7 mpg on leaded regular gasoline @ ~50 cents/gallon
I wouldn't want one now :(
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Post by smallblockfreak » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:47 am

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Post by INVUJerry » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:32 pm

smallblockfreak wrote:Image

Do it!
The plugs? lol
theColonel wrote:"Back in the day" I owned a 1978 Plymouth Voyager Maxi Wagon ... seats for 15 passengers and dual a/c ... 7 mpg on leaded regular gasoline @ ~50 cents/gallon
I wouldn't want one now :(
This is similar, seats 15, dual AC, but it has a TBI 360 and a 518 4-speed auto with a lock up converter. I had an 85 with a 360 car and 3 speed and it got 10 MPG, I'm figuring this is about 12-13 MPG, not too far off from any truck I've had. I can't calculate it right now because the odometer just broke.
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Post by smallblockfreak » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:45 pm

Suppose to be a image of one lowered with aftermarket rims they race across the pond.
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Post by occasional demons » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:27 am

But hey, Bosch Platinum +2 plugs will do in a pinch! :rofl:

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Post by theColonel » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:30 pm

INVUJerry wrote:
theColonel wrote:"Back in the day" I owned a 1978 Plymouth Voyager Maxi Wagon ... seats for 15 passengers and dual a/c ... 7 mpg on leaded regular gasoline @ ~50 cents/gallon
I wouldn't want one now :(
This is similar, seats 15, dual AC, but it has a TBI 360 and a 518 4-speed auto with a lock up converter. I had an 85 with a 360 car and 3 speed and it got 10 MPG, I'm figuring this is about 12-13 MPG, not too far off from any truck I've had. I can't calculate it right now because the odometer just broke.
The 1978 van was essentially a Dodge B300 (one ton) van with the 360 truck engine, had a Holley carburetor. - more low end torque, with peak horsepower at lower rpms than the
automobile engines. It was great fun to drive, and accekerated well. Your modern engine with fuel injection should be more fuel efficient. I hope you really enjoy it ...
don't buy a 1978 model :rofl:
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Post by occasional demons » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:45 pm

My Grandpa had a '77 or '78 1/2 ton Panel van, with the 360. That thing got about 22 mpg. I loved that van. It beat the hell out of hauling something a ways in the pick up.

If I knew I could fit something in there, I was borrowing it.
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Post by INVUJerry » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:41 pm

theColonel wrote: The 1978 van was essentially a Dodge B300 (one ton) van with the 360 truck engine, had a Holley carburetor. - more low end torque, with peak horsepower at lower rpms than the
automobile engines. It was great fun to drive, and accekerated well. Your modern engine with fuel injection should be more fuel efficient. I hope you really enjoy it ...
don't buy a 1978 model :rofl:
It is to a degree. It's surprising moves out pretty well. There's still a lot of similarities from my b350 to the d350. I really like it. Working on putting the hitch on it now.
smallblockfreak wrote:Suppose to be a image of one lowered with aftermarket rims they race across the pond.
Ah yeah, the "dajibans". They all look pretty awesome. Not gonna lower it because I plan on towing but it crossed my mind. I think I'm gonna keep an eye out for the wheels off a newer dodge ram 3500.
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Post by INVUJerry » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:33 pm

Plastic dipped the front badge today.

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Post by INVUJerry » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:35 pm

So, next week I'm trading the Reliant to Blair (BoneYardRacing) for a turbo 2.2 motor. That turbo motor is gonna go into the minivan. Boost by spring, I hope.
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Post by INVUJerry » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:43 pm

Traded the k-car tonight for the motor.

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Post by gtxtreme19 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:40 am

I like the purple in that strap, you should paint the vc that color
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Post by INVUJerry » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:43 am

It's in the plans lol. That's the color I did my NYG's brake calipers.
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Post by theColonel » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:19 am

INVUJerry wrote:Traded the k-car tonight for the motor.

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I'd love to have that motor in a Dodge Omni :)

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Post by INVUJerry » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:31 am

That's actually what it came out of. I wish I had an omni, but if I did, this motor wouldn't be going into it. I'd have a built 2.0 going into it.
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Post by bone-yard-racing » Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:26 pm

Harbor Freight paint swatch FTW I think thats called "strong enough for an 8v but not a 2.3 ford purple"
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Post by caustic neon » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:40 am

MY OTHER RIDE AKA "THE HOOPDIE"

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DYNARIDE HELL YEA BOYS CAN YOU SAY BOAT

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2003 Dodge SXT (MAGGIE) = Dead X 3
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1996 Dodge espresso coupe SOHC (Stella) = Dead
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Post by MoxHair » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:21 pm

I don't think I have any pics of my other car aka the Daily Driver... Maybe I'll move them from Facebook to photobucket, Boring car anyways.
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Post by caustic neon » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:02 am

DAMN CHEVY AND THERE VATS ANTI THEFT SYSTEM, I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER CHEVY WITH THIS CRAPY SYSTEM IN IT AGAIN EVEN IF IT IS ONLY $600
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Post by INVUJerry » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:45 pm

Damn things keep following me home.

So, the person I bought this from said it had a bad starter but ran just fine. We push started it and I drove it around some, then decided to buy it and tow it home. Went out today, threw a battery in it, scraped the paint offthe battery terminals he put in it and fired it right up. Drives great. Need to solder the cluster and change the rear struts and I'll be golden. Plans are to change the fender, get depo clears, put a PT shifter adn boogers in it, and maybe put my RT wheels on it.

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Yes my 8 valve 2.5/5-speed minivan towed the neon 80 miles home. The hardest part is getting the whole thing moving in 1st gear. After that it's a breeze. A very slow one, but just fine.

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I never realized that these interiors were actually BROWN and tan, I always thought they were black.

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My son playing with the head rest, confused since my ACR doesn't have them.

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I have fallen in love with the tan confetti interior.

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Post by ragek23 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:05 pm

good find! It seems like its not in that bad of shape at all.

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Post by INVUJerry » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:46 pm

It's pretty great. It thew the alt belt off Saturday so I changed it and the ps/ac belt. The oil filter was not a fun change.

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