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Van stalling - 1993 Chevrolet G30
Have your fuel pressure checked with the engine running, as well as checking for a dirty throttle body. Running out of gas may have stirred up sediment in the tank which has somehow found its way to the fuel injectors....
Brakes grab and lock up occasionally - 1990 Chevrolet G30
Make sure the brake pushrod has some freeplay, how ever small. Also check the "check valves" on the hydroboost system to make sure they are releasing residual pressure appropriately.
Rough idling - 1990 Chevrolet G30
This could be an issue with a blown head gasket. This would require a professional mechanic to check engine compression as well. This can occur without causing oil/coolant mixing. If you are still having trouble, a certified technician from YourMechanic...
Engine revving, backfiring, cannot accelerate past 40 mph - 1990 Chevrolet G30
The poor performance and backfiring through the intake you mention are signs of a "lean" condition - not enough fuel for the amount of air flowing through the engine. You may have a vacuum leak or Idle Air Control valve...
Overheating and cutting off while driving
If the engine is overheating to the point where it's shutting off and blowning coolant out of the tailpipe, you have a bad situation. A failed distributor or cracked coil may cause the engine to stall when warmed up. Consider...

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