Installation of the ZZ3 V8 into my 1987 Astro minivan!
The 1995 ZZ3 (with AFR195 heads/vic jr intake/Lunati cam) sitting in the Astro's engine bay.
Installing a small block chevy into an Astro minivan is really a simple process. You simply disconnect a couple of electrical harnesses, the exhaust, driveshaft, cooling lines, AC lines, front brake line, shifting linkage and remove six subframe bolts - - Voila! Support the front subframe with jack stands and lift the body right off.
Here's a closer view of the underside of the van.. notice the 27 gallon fuel tank directly over the Altenator? Look at all the space to the left of it for exhaust/mufflers (and more mufflers)! Can you say S-L-E-E-P-E-R >?
This is what you have to work with once the body is up out of the way. nearly unlimited access to the entire engine/trans/accessories. Man this project gets easier and easier to work with!
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