Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by 76zimmer, Aug 18, 2009.
oh what an ugly memory:
Oh yah! Lol. Well ditch the paint job. Solid color, with small wing in the back, stock gmc grill and sidepipes with 5 spoke wheels and some big ole fatties in the back locked 14bff 4.10s with an inch or two of lift in the rear and a stick and BBC powered..... Im exciting myself... Lol. Gawd i wish my van wasnt in such bad shape body wise lol.
And 1993 Vandura 2500 Grill is way cooler than the 70s IMO :thumb:
And since Im already whorin up ur thread.....
When i got it at 16 :haha:
u wuz a hpy cmpr!
Best $900 I ever and prolly will ever spend! So many memories
don't let Skye find out about thatimp:
No sir shes in a few of them there memories haha:whistle:
Having seen a few vintage Hot Rod mags from the van era and reading about the "vanner" controversy for a decade in the editorials and reader's comments of said mag I can't say I'm a van fan either.
I will say last May I saw a pretty rockin' van of the right vintage.
Plain white 70's Econoline people mover van without anything too screwy about it, little rake to it, old school side exit dual exhaust with narrow pencil chrome tips, big and littles on what I think were some retro mag rims like yours, and a cigar chomping white haired guy who looked like he remembered the 70's (well, if the van was his then maybe most/some of the 70's).
It was subtle yet well done.:thumb:
coolest van I ever personally seen was a buddy that worked at a Shell station, and he built a 340 short wheel base van...it ran 12's in the 70's...that was pretty dam fast for a van.
that van is awesome:bow::bow:
Not a vette but friggin cool:waytogo:
got the alignments done today, goes down the road a little straighter now.
Also got the drivers door lock fixed, a few more items, and a day or two of tuning and it'll be ready to go to Power tour.
GM is hosting at the GM Milford proving grounds...this place is cool...lots of new vehicle testing done here...I got to go in there in 1985 with the Nat'l Council Corvette Clubs
In an unprecedented event at the GM Proving Ground (Milford, MI), the Kickoff of the18th Annual Hot Rod Power Tour®, presented by Chevrolet Performance will be held from 9am to 7pm on Saturday, June 2, 2012. Participants of this year’s Hot Rod Power Tour can take advantage of a whole week of activities in and around Detroit starting Monday, May 28. The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau is finalizing a daily schedule of activities customized just for Power Tour® participants. GM Proving Ground will be the host site of the Painless Performance Kickoff Day for this year’s Power Tour, but Warren, MI will be the hub of many cool activities. Take advantage of all Motor City has to offer, so come early and plan extra time in “The D”. Registered Power Tour participants will receive exclusive access to the following activities May 28 – June 3:
· 2 for-1 Admissions to Detroit Automotive Attractions and Museums
· Free Track Day at Detroit race tracks
· VIP Private Garage Tours
· Nightly Cruises
· Live Music & Entertainment
· Friday June 1, 9am – 6pm: Power Tour registration and credential pick-up open at Warren City Hall.
· Friday Afternoon: “Free Prix” day at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
· Friday Night: Power Tour Pre-Party and Cruise in Downtown Mount Clemens from 5pm – 10pm.
· Saturday Night June 2: Cruise on over to join the City of Warren as it hosts its “Afterglow” party from 7pm-11pm with a cruise in, live entertainment, food and fun.
Read more: http://blogs.hotrod.com/more-power-tour-2012-news-20061.html#ixzz1tAP3smeD
Alexis Dejoria...Nitro funnycar driver
I wonder if she's looking for an over 50, fat, balding, boytoy?
keep me posted, I can be a stunt double.:haha::haha::haha:
rumor has it the Sledgehammer might show up at GM tech center...:eek1:
tired of trying to dial in my ole mechanical distributor...going with this setup...
Super conductors are the shiznit. Is that a mechanical tach drive? Holy crap. Is the dash all original in that puppy?
The dash and gauges are the originals Heath, they were still in nice shape and only needed cleaning to get them to look like they do.
I really like the dash and gauge layout too. The mechanical tach is super cool and its one of those things I gotta have...something else in there would just be out of place.
That's bad ass, Dave. :bow: :bow:
spank spank spank...
Dave, it does look pretty bad@$$ no boubt a dout it. But it would still look pretty bad@$$ with either of these two, and not only would you not need a new cable for your tack, but you could trust it as well!
Plus, you would save money if you didn't have to buy that fancy tach drive dizzy!
Anyway, enough ramlbing, that car is one of the nicest I have ever seen, excellent job with it. I hope you get a DP for it and wake that puppy up.
How much vacuum does your cam make at idle? I am a big fan of vacuum advance on the street, until you get to a point where you don't have enough vacuum to run it, then I'm a big fan of ditching everything and locking the dizzy solid. It's like viagra for your gas pedal, you push the go pedal, the tires go up in smoke.