my 383 stroker hi top conversion van

Discussion in 'Performance & Fuel' started by chucksrt, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. chucksrt

    chucksrt New Member

    I bought this van with a blown engine. After doing some research I found it was cheaper for me to buy all new parts rather than have my old parts machined! So I bought a summit bare block .030 over and already modified for the stroker, I went with Scat and got their 9000 series rotating assy w/forged pistons and floating pins. The heads were the same scenario, To have them machined was an arm and a leg so I found that Patriot Performance had a pair of aluminum heads (vortec design still) that were modified with larger valves and already had screw in rocker studs and valve springs able to handle up to a .550 lift. Part #2169 from summit. went with a comp cams roller cam for truck use and new roller lifters and roller rockers. It should run good when it is all together. Headers were the toughest thing to find!! No one makes them for this van (long tube ones that is) But I found That Doug Thorley makes a pair that are for a bus that are based off of the express chassis. So now That everything is moving in the right direction I would like to find info on how to convert it to AWD!! not finding much on line!! Anyone thought to do this before and have a source for parts or part numbers that can help do it? Thanks Chuck
  2. 98Hotrod98

    98Hotrod98 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Sounds like your going to have quite a fast van. :sign0011:

    What year van is it, got any pics?
  3. chucksrt

    chucksrt New Member

    It's a 96. So it has the vortec engine in it. It should be fun to drive! I will take some pics of it soon. I thought I had some but I couldn't find any. My main goal is to have something that can get out of it's own way and maybe surprise a few people, and that is dependable enough to take a long trip in. It only has 75,000 miles on it!!! And it is in really good shape, the interior looks brand new!! I'll try to get a couple pics up later today!

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