with apologies to Ogden Nash...
Shapeliest van of their time, and the 318 was a Great Engine.
I've had a couple of customized GMC 350s as race transporters, relatively cheap used US imports bought with a 100 K miles on the clock, good for anotherhundred, converted to dirt cheap LPG propane.I miss the V8 rumble almost as much as I do the racing...
'72 Maxivan. Raised bed over the rear extension, tools and spares under that, bikes in through the side door.Monday morning on the way to the day job, smelling the leftover Castrol R premix dumped into the fuel tank...rdguy
Near-total non sequitur provoked by JP's mention of the V8 rumble; forgive me for it please:A while ago but, I think, since the turn of this century, I saw a 1/4-page ad in Hot Rod Magazine for a camshaft designed for the 350. The mfgr made no performance claims at all. Instead, they urged folks to buy their cam because it sounded "radical" at idle/low RPMs, like a wild intractable lumpy and LOUD full-race item. The ad's header was, like, DRIVE YOUR NEIGHBORS CRAZY, or MAKE THE NEIGHBORS HATE YOU, and that was the product's whole point: to wake up all the innocent sleepers on your block at whatever hour you started up and set off for work. True thing!
People still like these things- Japanese Dajiban racing. Crazy.https://frontstreet.media/2021/04/09/luwin-kwans-dajiban-is-making-old-dodge-vans-desirable-in-america/#:~:text=%E2%80%9CDajiban%E2%80%9D%20is%2C%20essentially%2C,and%20equipment%20to%20the%20track.
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