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Hello again from Springfield Illinois

Postby GotV8 [OP] » July 31st 2009, 3:02am

I just wanted to update I was a member a few years back, just forgot my user name.I first started to build my safari V8 Hot Rod. Yes Hot Rod it is, I bought a 89 Safari van from a guy that had it setting in his garage for 5 years. There is a little surface rust but that is an easy fix with a little time and alot of sanding. I was in the process of building a 355, which was a 350 that we bored 30 over and put larger pistons in. Then added a 514 solid lift cam and fresh heads you have a nicely powered monster to put under the hood. This became the hart of my little Safari with help from members of astrosafari and some time in the shop we emerged with a grocery getter that has an additude. Sence then I have been loving my Safari and have plans on building a 383 Stroker Motor to give my little van corvette killing power.
I have a 89 safari we swapped the V6 out for a 350 bored 30 over 514 solid lift cam 4 barrel carb.The cooling system is still the stock radiator I replaced the cluched fan for a solid mount 18" flex which did require modification of the fan shround.
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Re: Hello again from Springfield Illinois

Postby SIGHTS AND SOUNDS » July 31st 2009, 3:29am

welcome back !!!! dont forget to post pics
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Re: Hello again from Springfield Illinois

Postby Matrixx » July 31st 2009, 6:22am

Hi GotV8

Welcome to the Forum

The V8 conversion is pretty popular. Pictures are always welcome here.:)
96-GMC Safari - Rwd - Original Transmission - Exhaust - Air Cared - 3.73 Limited Slip Rear End - Motor Replaced - 91 octane (Chevron) for the last 14 years - MFI Upgrade - 640,000 Kilometers.
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Re: Hello again from Springfield Illinois

Postby astro355 » July 31st 2009, 10:10am

You know, if you want it to go faster, you would use an astro instead of a safari.
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:mrgreen: just kidding :layrubber:

Welcome back.

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Re: Hello again from Springfield Illinois

Postby GotV8 [OP] » July 31st 2009, 9:38pm

I have some Pics but still trying to figure out how to post them. :confused:
I have a 89 safari we swapped the V6 out for a 350 bored 30 over 514 solid lift cam 4 barrel carb.The cooling system is still the stock radiator I replaced the cluched fan for a solid mount 18" flex which did require modification of the fan shround.
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Re: Hello again from Springfield Illinois

Postby astro355 » July 31st 2009, 10:29pm

GotV8 wrote:I have some Pics but still trying to figure out how to post them. :confused:


What kind of problem(s) are you having?
Diagnose 1st, never be a parts changer!

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