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1965 El Camino project


Nice! Looks like you have lots of room in that hood.

A wicked 555BBC would look right at home there. Also move that thing like no body's business



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got some more done to it today. painted the valve covers and rerouted the plug wires, adjusted driver door and put hood on. got to get an external trans cooler then I guess I should start thinking about putting a windshield in it haha. It's starting to look like a car again. Took the seat down to upholster Monday hope to get it back in another week or two. I have one picture that has a cool lookin hot rod I saw in Laughlin NV. went down for a weekend with a couple friends. The guy with the red shirt and stupid look on his face is me



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The Car is coming along nicely!

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Nice work.

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Still waiting on my seat, The guy said 2 weeks and its going on 4. no rush cause I need glass but it would be nice to have we have Friday night test and tunes for $5 I cant wait to go.



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The white color on car looks great. El Camino up to 72 were nice looking. Look real nice with blower sticking out hood.



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took the car into get windshield and have the back glass installed this morning, ended up helping a friend pour patio and didn't get back in time to pick it up. I'll take some pictures tomorrow of the seat and what everything looks like. When I pulled it out into the light all the repairs really stood out, I think a repaint or is in need. Little dings and scratches all over some of them on purpose thinkin I was going to paint logo's and such.  



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Goy my seat and carpet in, got a new carburetor for it and then yesterday I put the new carb on and it went down hill. For some reason the motor has no timing, meaning unless the timing is right at TDC it wont start or wont run. If I get it right at TDC it starts but cant adjust or it dies its also popping out the exhaust. check the plugs and wires adjusted the valves twice. I'm about to give up and sell all this crap and go fishing full time 



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dont quit now you have come so far it looks real good....................BEAR

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thanks Bear, it seems like you I spend the more it takes Hell it would be nice to drive atleast once



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Rick, If things went perfect all the time then everyone would be hotroddin and that wouldn't be cool! This is what separates us from them!..lol Don't give up cause you'll look back someday and say...boy, I'm glad I stuck with this cause I love the car!

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Maybe your mark on the damper is in the wrong place. I would check for top dead center and see if the mark on.

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cr55 wrote:

Rick, If things went perfect all the time then everyone would be hotroddin and that wouldn't be cool! This is what separates us from them!..lol Don't give up cause you'll look back someday and say...boy, I'm glad I stuck with this cause I love the car!


 rigs cars trucks hot rods they will take take take untill they know they are done and you know they are done when thats happen then they give it all back 10 times over plus from what you have said and what i we have seen  yer on the back side cant wait to see this one..........................BEAR



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Ok I calmed down a bit, pulled the motor the oil was full of gas, I knew it was running rich for what reason I don't know. The floats were adjust correctly I think plugs fouled and that was the popping out of the exhaust. The oil wasn't as full of metal as I thought so I'll pull the mains and rod caps to see what it looks like. In the mean time I took the gen 6 block to the machine shop for assembly and ordered a new cam. comp hr282, 230 in. 236 ex. @.50 and 510 lift in. and 520 lift ex. 110 lsa. Ill have to put adjustable rockers on the heads but its not to expensive. I would like new heads but that's way out of budget for me. I think this BB will make about 350hp with the set up I'm going with and probably good torque. the blocks bored 30 over scat hyper pistons, stock rods and crank, stock vortech heads, edelbrock 2.0 intake 750 holley, HEI and 1.7/8 headers. compression is 9.1.   



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Sounds like a good set up...hopefully your other motor will not be too far gone!

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ah theres always somthing!!

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there is always somethingconfuse but I guess that's what keeps us going. I think this winter I'll get a new cam for that small block. The one that's in it makes good power but I think with less lift and about the same duration and make it a hydraulic roller vs solid it'll be better all the way around



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With the good lifters they make today. You don't have to run solid lifters
A quality hydraulic lifter can take rpms and heavy spring rates.

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it has solid roller in it now and have already had to replace one lifter last year when the body started coming apart, don't know how that even happened.  then the motor sat until I decided to put it in the elky. I'm gonna go hydraulic roller next time



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It's alive again motor number 4. jump the harness to get power to the dead side adjusted the valves again thinking they might be to tight. Spun the motor over to check the balancer to make sure the numbers lined up and then fired it up. I have a 60amp alternator on right now but am putting on a 80 amp alt that I have , not that it matters now...  All that's left is finish up a little wiring, get some wheels and tires and put a strip or something on it. Doesn't sound like much if I say it fast LOL but I can see the light again.  



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What a feeling huh?..Glad to hear this news!

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Good news..... I have always wanted a BBC. Bought a new Gen 5 block one time. Than ended up selling it. It was for that 62 Chevy I had. Oh well. Looking forward to seeing yours tho.

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I still like my small block, nothing sounds better than sbc running at 7200rpm. But we'll see how the big block does.



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I still like my small block, nothing sounds better than sbc running at 7200rpm. But we'll see how the big block does.


 I agree, but there's something about the thump of a BB too!



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That's true CR, I'm wondering what kind of mufflers to put on it. I want something loud but sound good.

 

 



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