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#565963 - June 01st 2012 9:28 am Re: WOOOHOOO! [Re: River_Rat]
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Yeah. I wouldve really missed her. I cant wait to see how this things gona run with that five speed. Should get great gas mileage to. Plus later on im gona swap to an older model head so that i can change to a diff intake and carb. Kinda thought about doing a throttle body setup. First things first though
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#565989 - June 01st 2012 12:14 pm Re: WOOOHOOO! [Re: River_Rat]
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IF it is a clean swap an older head with the separate intake exhaust will run way better.
I dropped qa 69 6 in my 77 van that had the modular head 6 originally.
It was almost like swapping in a v/8. Very noticeable difference in power and low end torque.

Good to hear you are keeping her.

Call me next time you are passing through this way.

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#566012 - June 01st 2012 4:50 pm Re: WOOOHOOO! [Re: River_Rat]
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Ive been reading up on it and if i go with a 194 head on my 250 it bumps the compression up a pretty good bit. I hate the carb thats on this thing now and i dont like not having the option of changing intakes. May go ahead and change the cam while im at it. With all that being done and having that 5 speed it should cruise nicely
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#572362 - July 03rd 2012 9:10 pm Re: WOOOHOOO! [Re: River_Rat]
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Evangeline is getting new wheels and finnaly getting the 5 speed T-5 tranny. Hope to post pics of the full swap in a few weeks.
Hope eveyone has a great and safe Independence day and to all who are making the trip to the nats, i hope all have a safe and great time. Ill see you next year no matter what.
Happy 4Th everyone.
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#581418 - August 29th 2012 12:04 pm Re: WOOOHOOO! [Re: River_Rat]
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Just posted my van for sale in the classifieds. Things just not goin to good around my house. I know it looks like i dont know what i wanna do but have had some tough crap to deal with and hard choices to make like this one. Hopefully in a couple years i can get another one. I will miss it.
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#581446 - August 29th 2012 2:35 pm Re: WOOOHOOO! [Re: River_Rat]
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Sorry to hear that River Rat
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#587372 - October 09th 2012 11:29 pm Re: WOOOHOOO! [Re: River_Rat]
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#587967 - October 15th 2012 1:57 pm Re: WOOOHOOO! [Re: River_Rat]
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well she is gone now. sold her yesterday. missing her already. hopefully ill find another one next year if everything works out
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#587968 - October 15th 2012 1:59 pm Re: WOOOHOOO! [Re: River_Rat]
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frown but congrats
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#587973 - October 15th 2012 2:10 pm Re: WOOOHOOO! [Re: River_Rat]
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thanks Wizard. it was a hard choice to make. almost backed out of the deal like i did twice before. hope the kid takes care of her. i cant replace her. but i will get another.
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