Project
Re-restore '67 GMC Van

The Changes Are Subtle
updated 9/24/2013



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Short History
  • originally a Texas vehicle
  • purchased 1982 in Indianapolis 
  •     - while being unloaded from a Texas car carrier
  • vehicle modified to pull camper and carry wife & 4 kids
  • factory 283 cu. in. / 3-speed stick / 3.36 differential
  • Curb Weight 3000 lbs.
  • 1st engine / transmission swap 
  • 350 cu. in. 4-bolt
  • 2.02 double F.I. heads
  • Competition Cam .454 lift
  • Edelbrock Performer Intake
  • Holley 650 spread bore
  • "built" 400 Turbo transmission
  • engine/trans pulled in '90, installed in '54 Chevy Bel Aire
  • van stored inside since
  • Present Engine/Trans/Rear axle
    installed 2003

  • '97 350 Chevy truck engine( L-31 Vortec)
  • Vortec 64cc heads - 9.4:1 compression
  • Comp Cam XR258HR (.470" roller cam)
  •  roller lifters (stock)
  • stock HP - 255 HP - after mods 310HP
  • stock torque 330 ft. lbs - after mods 400
  • rocker arm ratio - stock - maybe 1.6:1 later 
  • intake - Edelbrock Performer 
  • carb -   Edelbrock 600 cfm
  • fuel pump - Carter M6900
  • exhaust -Summit Blockhugger headers - 2.5" exhaust
  • Ignition-  Summit Racing HEI
  • "built" 700R transmission
  • 3.73 differential
  • dual A/C (started installation 12/06)
  •  Dakota Digital Cruise Control
  • Front tire size 215/70R-14
  • Rear tire size  275/60R-15
  •  4 wheel disc brakes


  • The Summit part numbers are good, but the links are not.
    To get the info cut and paste the P/N's into www.summit.com .
    If you would like specifc A/C info, please e-mail me.
    Source Part Number Part
    Ridge Road . engine - '97 5.7 L31 complete
    A/C Vintage Air Installed dual A/C
     - WORKS GREAT
    Summit Comp Cam  Roller cam - XR258HR  **
    Summit Comp Cam #2100 Timing Chain Set - roller **
    Summit CCR-932 Valve Springs 
         **(must use with above cam)
    Summit EDL-2116 Edelbrock Intake 
    Summit EDL-2696 Carb Adapter
    Summit EDL-1406 Carb - Eldebrock
    (600 cfm electric choke)
    Summit CRT-M6900 Carter - fuel pump 
    Chevrolet 'Summit Pulleys
    pulleys  
    NAPA '97 Chevrolet L 31 gasket set 
    NAPA '86 Z-28 (305 ci) water pump 
    Summit SUM-G3200-K Timing Chain Cover
    Chevrolet Stock '67 - L 31 Harmonic Balancer 
    Chevrolet "Stock"
    (Summit high Capacity)
    Fuel pump rod & plate
    Summit SUM-850001R Distributor- HEI
    Summit SUM-???????? Distributor Gear - hardened
    Summit SUM-G9060 Headers  - Block Huggers
    Summit SUM-630125 Mufflers
    HC Transmission 
    & Auto Repair
    . 700R - rebuild 
     new 2 Odds & Ends new 2
    A/C

    Website
    A/C A/C pictures &
    Throttle Cable install
    Pictures
    Cruise Control Dakota Digital Summit Racing
    Exterior
    Website
    Engine
    Website
    Interior
    Website
    Console . Website
    Dash
    Picture
    Header View

    Picture
    new 2
    Throttle.Cable
    In use
    Website
    new 2
    Power.Steering
    Planning stage
    Website
    new 2
    Power.Brakes
    completed - 3/22/2014
    Website
    Past Toys
    Website
    Original Site

    Website
    1st Van
    '64 GMC 327 (300 HP)
    Picture
    Old age demands

    Picture
    new 2
    Paint Chips

    Picture
    new 2
    Bare Metal

    Picture

    Helpful Hints???
    Wiring Schematic 
    (provided through Auto Zone)
    Transmission Mount
         - Non-stock Automatic
    Pic 1
    Pic 2
    Pic 3
    Pic 4
    Buy Mount
    Engine in
    more pics to come
    TOOK ONE FOR THE GREATER GOOD???
    Cooling Fans
    Engine/Transmission/Oil
    (Flex-a-lite #116)
    Bowtie Overdrives
    700R Transmission Specialists
    .
    TCI Transmission
    Parts/Accessories/Demensions

    Sallee Chevrolet

    Van For Sale
    not mine. . not ever



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