Vans!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Hayduke, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    You'll just frustrate yourself.

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  2. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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  3. STANIMAL

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    Looks like a Vito.
  4. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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  5. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    I am going to put a deposit on one, on Monday!!! 15 days in Spain and Portugal.. in a diesel Mercedes Westfalia clone.. what's not to like? :wink:
  6. STANIMAL

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    The bill for the rental .
  7. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    $1500 for 2 weeks? :deal

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  8. Mr. J

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  9. MeterPig

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    Holy overkill on the chains. They must expect to pull a lot of people out.
  10. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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    The article says "burned kerosene mixed with motor oil". That is the nice thing about a diesels. Or at least the older ones.



  11. pookiebear

    pookiebear Long timer

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    Idea time. for gas savings.
    Take one of these
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    And put the 2.4L 4 cylinder motor and trans from a tacoma in it?

    Would it pull it or is this old van too heavy for that trans?
  12. STANIMAL

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    Smarty.
  13. STANIMAL

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    I cant see that being a savings . The cost of the motor and trans , plus a van , plus the time . Might as well look for a toyota van , maybe find an AWD version .
  14. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Why a Tacoma 4cyl? Any particular reason, or do you already have an extra one laying around or what? If not, the 4WD 4cyl version of the 3RZ is punched out to 2.7L and fuel economy is pretty good, but like most gas engines, really starts to drop-off when pulling any kind of heavy loads. The 5spd transmissions are pretty tough, and you can get an adapter from Marlin to put a stronger V6 5spd behind those engines. All that said, not a swap that I'd go out of my way to make happen. Would much rather plop-in a small diesel engine. Maybe even something like a chevy 6.2/6.5L diesel V8. Lotos of them available through military surplus, many freshly rebuilt and ready to go. Not many people want them because they don't make a ton of power and they got kind of a bad rap (mostly undeserved), but fuel economy is not too bad if that's your main objective.
  15. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Buy plenty of ear plugs with that diesel up in the cab with you.:lol3
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  17. Hayduke

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    The body looks pretty good on that. :lurk
  18. pookiebear

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    I have the 2.4 in a truck already. But I need to haul more people and dogs and stuff now.
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    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    For that kind of money , you can build/buy just about anything for adventure camping.