I Finally Started the swap

I Finally Started the swap

Postby Bertscova [OP] » March 10th 2009, 4:59am

Don't know if you guys remember me but I'm back and started the swap. this is where i stand right now.

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I will keep posting pics for chops if he is still around.

I just have one Question for now, Do I have to remove the Throttle Body in order to get the engine out. O the van is a 1990 2wd short wheel base with front and rear A/C.

Thanks in advance
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Re: I Finally Started the swap

Postby astro355 » March 10th 2009, 5:52am

I think it would be easiest if you remove the throttle body and intake manifold. You are going to run into clearance issues. You should also jack the front of the van up, at least 2 feet, to make it easier to snake the engine out of the bay.
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Re: I Finally Started the swap

Postby jturkey69 » March 10th 2009, 6:20am

will the a/c be able to be saved?
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Re: I Finally Started the swap

Postby astro355 » March 10th 2009, 6:22am

Sure, all of the accessories can be transferred to the V8.
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Re: I Finally Started the swap

Postby Bertscova [OP] » March 11th 2009, 3:21am

Hey lets move this over to my original post, I forgot i started it

Thinking about a v8 swap 90 astro but have ??

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