Ok, got messages out to a few people. I’ll update as I get responces.
From a boise diesel mechanic I highly trust, “MVP diesel is the only shop up there”
206 south, ID-24, Rupert, ID 83350
From a fellow racer and good friend that lives in buhl, “Ah shit, 208-543-8000
cowdens automotive, Cody and Jenny cowden they’re good folks, if they can’t help they might know someone who can”
He also asked if you need help getting the rig someplace? Give me a call when you get a chance, 208.283.0122
I looked up on car-parts.com and there’s no motors in the junkyard grapevine listed, but I don’t have your van year either. I’d suggest checking that site as well with correct year. I looked for a 2000 van. There’s a handful in the northwest, but not many.
LQK is in twinfalls and can likely get a motor shipped there. they pretty much have a constant loop of trucks rolling through there.
still waiting to hear from a few local friends that are 7.3 enthusiasts as well.
h&h towing in cascade Idaho has a spare 7.3 motor. he was nice enough to sell me a vacuum pump off of it last fall when I was in a jam. not sure if the motor is for sale or not, but it cant hurt to call him if you get in a bind. (208) 382-5577