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Old 10-24-2006, 08:49 PM   #11
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Not that it really matters, but I'm pretty sure the Astro/Safari use the *-10 frame.
I dont beleave they do, I know there are quite a few simularitys but i dont think the frame is the same ( I might be wrong)


As for the 350 swap it is any extreamly easy one to do all you need are the convertion mounts and custom headers and you in!

I had myself a convertion 87 Astro van before the bonne and i loved that van, frigon thing was bullet proof near 500,000 miles on the clock and ran strong only reason i sold it was the rust was starting to get ahead of me and i couldnt pass up the $1600 offer i was given
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I have a friend that has one, he took the 3.8 out and put a 350 in it

they make a kit to do that, it fits very well in there.

you mean 4.3 liter :P
4.3 L = Gas Hog/Low Horsepower/Boat Anchor
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I have a friend that has one, he took the 3.8 out and put a 350 in it

they make a kit to do that, it fits very well in there.

you mean 4.3 liter :P
4.3 L = Gas Hog/Low Horsepower/Boat Anchor
4.3L = bullet proof never let you down motor
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I have a friend that has one, he took the 3.8 out and put a 350 in it

they make a kit to do that, it fits very well in there.

you mean 4.3 liter :P
4.3 L = Gas Hog/Low Horsepower/Boat Anchor
4.3L = bullet proof never let you down motor
Very true. My uncles 91 S10 FINALLY died 2 years ago with....................


...........................................476k on it. The bottom end gave away.
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what is all this Van talk doing in gen Chat.

sorry boys gotta move it.
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I love the Astro, they're the best thing next to Bonnevilles. I would love to have one. Can't decide how I would mod it but I would stick a LS1 in it and lower it but beyond that, it'* up in the air
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I have a friend that has one, he took the 3.8 out and put a 350 in it

they make a kit to do that, it fits very well in there.

you mean 4.3 liter :P
4.3 L = Gas Hog/Low Horsepower/Boat Anchor
4.3L = bullet proof never let you down motor
And some of the 92'* had the Vortec CPI 4.3 HO... Not too bad to have a Van with 200 Hp and 260 Ft Lbs Out of a 4.3

Some of the 94-96 Caprices had the 4.3 V8, 200 Hp and 245 Ft Lbs... LOL

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I guess the 4.3L is a good, long lasting motor, but drinks gas needlessly (same as my 4.0L OHC in my Explorers).

Aw, you'd be better off with a Trans Sport or similar. More potential
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