Announcing the "V8 Club"

Re: Announcing the "V8 Club"

Postby dineros » November 9th 2010, 7:29pm

wheels55 wrote:Welcome.... kick some butt.

Pictures?



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Re: Announcing the "V8 Club"

Postby TheRealDaddy » November 10th 2010, 2:01am

Saw the pics awesome machine.
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Re: Announcing the "V8 Club"

Postby dineros » November 10th 2010, 2:33pm

TheRealDaddy wrote:Saw the pics awesome machine.


Thank you... :P
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Re: Announcing the "V8 Club"

Postby wheels55 » November 10th 2010, 4:13pm

Lookin good! :chevy:
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Re: Announcing the "V8 Club"

Postby wheels55 » November 30th 2010, 5:12pm

:screaming: HEY@@!!!!!!! :bouncy:

Is there a reason Mr_Roboto's profile does not reflect V8 Club?

;;;-)
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Re: Announcing the "V8 Club"

Postby $uperJoe » November 30th 2010, 6:22pm

wheels55 there is a lot of excitement in your question. there is no reason it doesnt. is there a reason it should?
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Re: Announcing the "V8 Club"

Postby Big_kid » November 30th 2010, 8:32pm

If I'm guessing correctly, it's because his is "Original Member". Guess 2 says you can only have one tag there.
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Re: Announcing the "V8 Club"

Postby wheels55 » November 30th 2010, 10:05pm

Unacceptable.... his most active category is V8 Swap, he has a V8 in his van.... clearly should have V8 Club tag.
If he can only have one tag, we must modify the forum code to allow multi tags. Purely unnacceptable.

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Re: Announcing the "V8 Club"

Postby $uperJoe » November 30th 2010, 10:10pm

you can pick what ever tag you want to be shown. i believe i can bring the v8 tag up but the original member tag would be gone. if mr_roboto wants something similar changed please have him PM me. i will do what i can. just to be clear up front it is not a whole lot. i do not write code or program the site at all.
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Re: Announcing the "V8 Club"

Postby 94 Van Guy » November 30th 2010, 10:42pm

From experience, I know that if someone wants to be a member of whatever club, that person has to ask for admittance. If someone doesn't ask then there must be a reason. I would think that if mr_roboto wanted to join, he would have by now.

It's best to let things go if it isn't your business. I don't mean to be curt, but it is someone else who should be asking.

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Re: Announcing the "V8 Club"

Postby Gary » December 1st 2010, 4:55am

wheels55 wrote::screaming: HEY@@!!!!!!! :bouncy:

Is there a reason Mr_Roboto's profile does not reflect V8 Club?

;;;-)


I will not speak for Mr_Roboto.All I am saying here is Alex has been over the yrs a friend and allies to me.The rules for the V8 club where you had to have a drivable van.Alex is fully aware of that and I would think that is the reason why he hasn't said anything.He has gone threw a number of situations that has kept him from doing this swap for a long,long time.He has come out the other side of that and I am just enjoying seeing him get-er-done.

So let Mr_Roboto speak for himself.The tag isn't as important as seeing Alex enjoy doing this swap.For him,it has been a long time coming.
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Re: Announcing the "V8 Club"

Postby redfury » January 1st 2011, 12:43am

I applied, as of today I am the owner of a 98 Astro with a 350 vortech. I didn't do the swap, but I appreciate the efforts that went into it, and will my due diligence to maintain and improve upon the previous owners works....not to mention LOTS OF PICS and at least one Video...

Does that qualify me? :D
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Re: Announcing the "V8 Club"

Postby $uperJoe » January 1st 2011, 10:40pm

sure does redfury. please check your PM
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Re: Announcing the "V8 Club"

Postby redfury » January 4th 2011, 12:24am

http://www.astrosafari.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10169 pics and vid up in my thread! I really can't wait for some warmer weather to start tinkering on the van more!
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Re: Announcing the "V8 Club"

Postby barbaraclark40 » September 18th 2011, 5:24pm

$uperJoe wrote:sure does redfury. please check your PM

i have the v8 in my van can i get that v8 sign.
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Re: Announcing the "V8 Club"

Postby Mr_Roboto » January 30th 2014, 4:25am

Didn't realize I had caused such a controversy in the V8 club here. I thought I sent something to Chevymaher, I may have not. All good to me any way you cut it. I think at this point I'd just like a running V8 van instead of a jack stand ornament. Maybe this year. Maybe not. :D
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Re: Announcing the "V8 Club"

Postby BigWheelinBubba » March 23rd 2014, 10:08pm

I just bought a 1991 GMC Safari XT with a LT1/4L60E combo. It's done right and everything works as it should including a/c. It has a 1994 computer and the performance shift button mounted under the steering column on the knee board.
The original owner did the swap and spent over $7000 doing it. It has an LT4 hot cam, ported aluminum heads, port matched intake, and a 2 1/2 y pipe to a single 3" with a flowmaster 2 chamber (that I thought was too loud so I had a resonator put on).

The van flies! And it surprises a LOT of people when it gets the best of them! :D

I will post pics as soon as it warms up enough here to wash it.

I hope I'll fit into the V8 club :D
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Re: Announcing the "V8 Club"

Postby BigWheelinBubba » April 11th 2014, 1:49am

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Re: Announcing the "V8 Club"

Postby Mmusicman » April 11th 2014, 2:50am

I'm about to join!

My stock 4.3 went 282,000 original miles and broke a piston skirt. The replacement motor is a hot-rodded 350 from my '69 Chevelle, that's been patiently waiting to go in. I will be prepping the V8, and swapping it with the old V6 out this weekend. The V8 has a nice rumpity rump cam with lots of torque and hp!

I already have the special V8 mounts, shorty Hedman headers, chrome dress-up kit, aluminum radiator and electric fan, new brass freeze plugs, new high-volume oil pump, new timing chain, and full dual stainless Magnum 2 1/2" exhaust system. My 2nd shipment from Summit Racing should be arriving this weekend. The engine will be carbureted by Holly 750, Performer Intake, and no computer. Despite the performance goodies, the motor was getting about 15-18mpg which will be MUCH better than the V6 was getting!

I will attempt to run it with the stock 700R4 trans... but if it doesn't hold up I have a fresh almost new beefed up TH350 with an 11" B&M Holeshot converter. Already have 50's and 60's series rubber with Centerline aluminum rims.

I'll post some photos along the way.

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Re: Announcing the "V8 Club"

Postby WoodButcher » May 27th 2014, 3:52am

Cool Mm. I like that van.
Seems to me I read something on the forums, here or the other place I don't recall, about the tall valve cover not fitting in a non lifted van.
Keep us posted.
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