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Old 11-21-2018, 06:58 AM   #1
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1960 Olson Grumman Kurbside

not the typical posting here, but its a really cool van and thought id share in case anyone who frequents this forum is interested or knows someone that would be. not mine, posting for a friend...

1960 Olson Grumman Kurbside (6 window step van, aluminum body, Ford P350 chassis)

Ford 1-ton chassis, 138" wheelbase
Ford 223 I-6 Engine
Borg-Warner T-98 4 speed transmission
Rockwell Standard 9" rear end with 5.14 ratio (model B140NX1)

Parts Installed/Replaced

Tires & Tubes (Power King 7.5x16)
Brake wheel cylinders (front & rear)
Brake lines (front)
Brake shoes (front & rear)
Brake drums (turned and re-finished)
Kingpins (new bearings, seals, bushings)
Axle seals (front and rear)
Fluids Replaced (rear end, transmission, engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, hydraulic clutch fluid)
Clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder
Brake master cylinder
Wheel/Axle Bearings (front & rear)
Fuel Tank (replaced with new16 gallon Tanks Inc tank and fuel pickup, new lines and filter)
Fuel Pump
Starter Motor (rebuilt with new brushes)
Spark Plugs
Oil filter
Oil pan gasket
Valve cover gasket
Pushrod cover gasket
Muffler replaced
Carburetor kit installed (Holley single barrel, new float, float valve, gaskets)
Choke cable (new)
Radiator replaced (aluminum high capacity)
Coolant lines replaced
Electric Fan kit for high capacity radiator
Timing chain with gears
Water pump assembly
High beam switch replaced
Turn Signal relay
Instrument bulbs replaced
Marker lights replaced
Tail lights replaced
License plate light replaced
100 Amp alternator installed
Battery replaced (including new cables)
Side windows replaced (new window track, window seals installed)

The van is registered in Idaho and has a clean title. Drivable and ready to be converted to something amazing. Top speed is around 55 mph with the current drivetrain and gear ratio.

Few more pix and some videos of the rig driving here:
"understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of your car, oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of your car, horsepower is how hard your car hits the wall, and torque is how far your car moves the wall."
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