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 1996 TBI Vortec-headed 350s in the old body style Chevy vans, potential B-body swap?

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PostSubject: 1996 TBI Vortec-headed 350s in the old body style Chevy vans, potential B-body swap?   Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:12 pm

In 1996, GM sold the old Chevy van alongside the new Express vans for a year, the old style were above a certain GVWR, 8500 pounds or something. Those vans came with a Vortec 350, but it had a special TBI intake on it and a throttle body like the other TBI engines. Just about the rest of the whole engine was Vortec.

Has anyone seen one of these in person? I know pulling a motor out of a van sucks, but that might be an easy swap to put into a 305 TBI car. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 1996 TBI Vortec-headed 350s in the old body style Chevy vans, potential B-body swap?   Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:32 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1996 TBI Vortec-headed 350s in the old body style Chevy vans, potential B-body swap?   Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:48 pm

Huh thats pretty cool. Off topic, but now that I think about it, I seem to recall all '96 conversion vans were the older style van instead of the Express body. Also, ambulance/ commercial truck conversions used the older style vans as well.
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PostSubject: Re: 1996 TBI Vortec-headed 350s in the old body style Chevy vans, potential B-body swap?   Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:00 pm

I guess the 96-97 step vans also use this engine
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