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Old 10-18-2016, 10:54 AM   #1
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Default SAS 99 Safari Van

Not new to the site but using a new account due to problems getting logged in.

I am building a 99 Safari Van to take the family out in God's creation.

I picked up the van with a bad transmission but it runs great. I also picked up a 85 K2500 from a friend with a good transmission and good axles that I'm going to use for the van. The plan is to keep the 4.3, swap out the bad 2wd 4l60E transmission for a TH400 with a 208 t-case, install a10 bolt front axle on XJ long arm suspension, install a semi float 14bolt on lifted K1500 rear springs. I am building it to clear 40" tires and have a set of worn 37" iroks to run on it for now.

I am only using these axles because its what I have and I'm keeping this one on a low budget.

I bought the Rubicon Express axle bracket kit and will be using those for the install. Progress will be a little slow but I'd like to have it on the road by mid November.

I'll post updates as I get more done.





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Old 10-18-2016, 11:16 AM   #2
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While you have it apart. Look into upgrading the poppet SCFI with the newer LU3 MPFI fuel spider. The poppets were known for sticking due to carbon build up and should improve fuel delivery slightly. If I remember correctly its a 1:1 conversion, just swap the new unit in.
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:20 PM   #3
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While you have it apart. Look into upgrading the poppet SCFI with the newer LU3 MPFI fuel spider. The poppets were known for sticking due to carbon build up and should improve fuel delivery slightly. If I remember correctly its a 1:1 conversion, just swap the new unit in.
Thanks, I will look into that.
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:51 PM   #4
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Looks like a nice build, good luck!
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Old 10-19-2016, 11:06 AM   #5
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If the 8th digit of the VIN is an 'X', it should already have the updated spider injector assembly. If its a W, just run it till it gives you a problem. The intake gaskets are more common to leak than the injectors are to fail, and General Motors retracted the upgraded injector bulletin a couple years ago anyways..
A good thorough cleaning yielded better results than the MPFI upgrade. If you are keeping it cheap, I wouldn't spend money till you have to!! Looks like a fun build!!
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If the 8th digit of the VIN is an 'X', it should already have the updated spider injector assembly. If its a W, just run it till it gives you a problem. The intake gaskets are more common to leak than the injectors are to fail, and General Motors retracted the upgraded injector bulletin a couple years ago anyways..
A good thorough cleaning yielded better results than the MPFI upgrade. If you are keeping it cheap, I wouldn't spend money till you have to!! Looks like a fun build!!
I looked tonight and mines a W so it doesn't have the upgrade. Right now I'm concentrating on getting the can drive able so I can park our mustang for the winter. I'll daily drive the van this winter once it's done and continue to build stuff for it.

I'm waiting on a flex plate spacer/adapter to mount the transmission and tcase up, it should be here Friday so I'll have the tranny in this weekend. Then onto the front suspension.
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:46 AM   #7
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I got a little more time to work on the van.

I got the th400/208 installed this week. I need to either order a clocking ring for the 208 or drill and tap a new bolt hole. I spun the tcase up to get the driveshaft above the factory transmission crossmember and to give it a flat bottom and 5 of the 6 bolts line up. The bottom bolt doesn't line up so that will have to be addressed.

This weekend I plan on stripping the front axle and getting it ready to install. I'm hoping to have everything mocked up and ready to weld on.





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Old 10-27-2016, 08:20 PM   #8
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I wouldn't recommend running the t-case in a position like that, the oil pump will not pick up the oil and it will damage the t-case.
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I wouldn't recommend running the t-case in a position like that, the oil pump will not pick up the oil and it will damage the t-case.
How far clocked up can you run them and not damage them? Thanks for the heads up.

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The oil pump pick up is below the front out put shaft. That needs to be the lowest point so the oil can drain down.
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how's the build going?
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