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My dad bought a 1977 B-300 Tradesman Maxi-van W/ a 440 in it on my 15th birthday. It's been 30 years now,dad's gone and I have OL' Green.
I would love to restore it and I'm trying to find out as much about it as I can.

I'd like to know how rare this van is and the parts availability.
This old van means the world to me and my brother.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Trademax
 

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Welcome to the site. There are alot of knowledgable guys here, so someone should be able to help you out.
 

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I've owned 3 maxies and the largest engine I ever had was a 360 in the 1975 one ton. I'm no expert, but I would have to think the 440 engine option would have to be pretty rare.

I'll let the others chime in.

Any other thoughts?
 

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There were many big blocks put in the vans back in the mid 70's when production opened at Pillette Road in 1975.
 

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The 440cid is one big power plant. An engine like that needs a strong tranny to deal with all that power.

Years ago, my Dad bought, at an auction, a 1976 Town&Country wagon. It was a police cruiser escort for the governor's wife in Michigan. It had the 440cid Interceptor engine in it. The four barrel drank fuel like MT Dew on hot day. The
engine spun the wheels like no tomorrow. Even with the car being heavy, the vehicle had great get up and go.

Needless to say, it ate 4 trannys before we put it to rest.
 

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Thanks to evryone who have written bach. This is an amazing site! Iwish I had more time to check it out. Ol' Green just sucked a valve at almost 300,000 miles. It's hard to see him sitting idle. We've had some awesome times in that van the last 30 years.

Take it easy......
 
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