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Ha! That would have been sick!!!
I can just picture that hummin Cummins puffing that black smoke up from the elky.

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Glad to see you're working on the El Camino. I was just thinking how we haven't heard any news on it! And you're right about the tires on the older models...fill em up!

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Good to see your gettin on it.

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stopped at summit on the way home looked over the clearance rack nothing for the elcamino but there is a new goodmark SS hood for the chevelle has a small dent that I can fix but can get it for about $100 if its there tomorrow I might have to get it. this will put me back on the garage overhang but its for a good cause.biggrin



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new steering wheel and seat, the seat will need upholstery but fits good 



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Looking good!..

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that dash looks dang good and the seat will. its comin rite along.

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started working on this again. The big block I had in it ran just long enough to get out of the garage and then spun 3 bearings. After tearing it apart and finding it was a mixture of junk parts, I found a machine shop in Reno that had a short block unassembled for sale that was in my price range. the trans was about to go so I got a guy I know to rebuild it. All that said I decided  to put my old chevelle motor in the elky and run it I don't know how long the rear end will hold up but I might put C clip eliminators in it so I don't loose and axle and really tear stuff up. The chevelle had a 396 sbc, solid roller cam, AFR 210 race head 65CC 11.1 compression, Victor jr intake with 1" carb space and a hp750 msd 6Al ignition blaster 2 coil, electric water pump and at the time a Holley fuel pump. I'm thinking of a manual pump just so I don't have the electric pump to deal with, not sure if the stock fuel line is big enough to supply fuel if not it will have to be changed. Just got a new torque convertor for the th400 that stalls around 3400 it should get up and go. Started getting the glass cleaned up and back in the doors next will be carpet. Eventually I plan on building the big block for the chevelle and making it a cruiser.



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now that sounds like a plan.

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And don't forget the build thread on here and the Pics!!!

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Got my motor back on Friday, spent all day sunday putting it together. Going with a mechanical pump but I think it takes a certain type of push rod because of the roller cam. Going to call Comp cams today see what they say. I also got the rubber seal for the wing windows got one side kinda done just trying to make it fit so the window will close all the way this after market stuff never fits very good. I'll get some pictures up of the motor and window install before I go to much further. You know how it is you start working on some thing and you don't want to stop.



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You you make sure that roller cam actually had a lobe(eccentric) to drive the fuel pump push-rod ?



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of course Denny had to bring facts in to the topic confuse. I got busy and didn't call them but when I do I have the part number so they should be able to tell me. It was a custom ground cam so I hope it does.



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Almost forgot. does anyone know of a baffle extension for the pcv . I don't have a baffle and I think the pcv is sucking oil



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So your taking the 396 from your chevelle. Are you gonna rebuild the other motor at a later time?

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the other motor I got from a machine shop and was going to put it in the camino but decided to put it in the chevelle if I ever get to it. Was thinking a high compression bbc with a monster cam and a 4 speed. This small block has to big a cam to be a dependable on the street so I'm gonna race it and putt around, maybe some one will buy it



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Motors together and one wing window in. I think Im going to paint the valve covers satin black



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It's coming together! Lookin good.

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Your gonna love them AFR heads. I have a set and the flow like stink.
So what are the specs on that motor ?

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dang thats lookin good.

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Motor specs are 1piece rear main chevy block. Bore is 4.30

Eagle rotating assembly

3.875 stroke forged crank,

6" H beam rod,

SRP flat top pistons, Plasma Moly rings,

Heads, AFR 210 65cc. Compression is 11.1.1 

Comp Cam. Solid Roller, lift (in) 676 (ex) 653 Duration @ .050 (in) 268 (ex) 274, small base circle. Lobe separation 108

I have the comp endure X lifters would like to change those to hydraulic but I think the cam has to much lift or to fast a ramp. I'm using a Victor jr intake with a 1" carb spacer and 750 Holley hp. MSD 6Al ignition and 1 3/4" Headman headers. Torque convertor is a transmissions Specialties 10" with 3400 stall and a th400 



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Great Motor specs! That thing outta haul butt.

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All you have to do now is make sure the rear end gears have a good ratio, and posi. Maybe some rear wheel control, and you should be good.smile



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That's my weak point, the rear end is the old 8.2 out of my chevelle. I do have good after market axles and a 4.11 gear with eaton posi. I'm thinking of putting strange axles in with fore bearing or C clip eliminator



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Oh I see the 396 is a SBC I missed that part lol. Are you also installing another SBC in the chevelle ?
What are you doing with the BBC you took out of the elky ??

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