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RE: 1965 El Camino project


Decided to try something different, almost every elky I've looked at is solid color and I want a stripe. So I've tried this one and I want it to have a patina look. I don't like the stripe I put on the side, I think it would look better in a flat and maybe higher on the car. Give me your opinions and ideas, the worst that could happen is I sand it down and shoot it a solid color.



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I got the idea from a car at the drags in Vegas last summer but to me it looks like a painted a big check on the side and left something out



-- Edited by rjsbu on Wednesday 17th of February 2016 10:33:29 PM

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I like it..breaks up the solid color for sure!

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I'm thinking of putting a pinstripe down the side that follows the body line down below the door handle don't have a picture right now but its the top body line from the back quarter that come down to a point



-- Edited by rjsbu on Thursday 18th of February 2016 10:05:29 PM

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looks good about putting it so the two points meet in the middle just befer the door...............BEAR

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learned a lesson the hard way today, never try to paint over rattle can primer. Had a couple spots to touch up before I sprayed the elcamino every place I used the primer the sealer outlined it and ran. Gave up after that and decided to try to sand it out tomorrow.



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Good to know!.. Thanks

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Got the Elky painted again. Had the wiring done but decided to put in a different dash and go with manual gauges. This is the last time I use a summit wiring harness. I saved a $100 but sure wasn't worth it. The BBC running its still needs a little tuning but sounds good I took a chance a got a summit exhaust 2.5" with a X pipe, sounds good about all I need is to get back up lights and neutral safety switch hooked up and  wheels and tires. Getting ready for move to Vegas so no money for that stuff. Hope to get to drive it around the block at least before long.



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Got some wheels and tires for the rear, not what I wanted but can move it now. Took a week off going into Reno for hot August nights. Thought about dragon the elcy in and selling it but took it out for its first drive the other day and what a blast. Hate to sell it. I'll post some pictures soon, nothing fancy but its fun.



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Hope you don't sell now and regret later! I know how that goes cause I dis it with my GTX..hang on as long as you can my friend...it sounds like you had a great time driving it and that's what keeps us going!

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Hope you don't sell now and regret later! I know how that goes cause I did it with my GTX..hang on as long as you can my friend...it sounds like you had a great time driving it and that's what keeps us going!


 



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One problem, the thermostat is a 185dg stat and my electric fan is also. The fan kicks on but the thermostat wont open I pulled it and put it in boiling water to make sure it opens but in the car it wont could it be another problem  



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A couple pictures of the El Camino. Driven it a couple times around the block and so far so good.



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Does it overheat or is the fan kicking on just before it opens and keeping the motor cool?

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The fan will kick on before the thermostat opens but it will continue to heat and build pressure, I've let it go to 195



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195 isn't bad...my truck runs 200 plus..steady..will it go higher?

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what rad and fan setup are you using ?
the pressure should stay steady after the fans kick in

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Using aluminum radiator 3 core and the fan is a 14" that pulls I think 12-1400 cfm if I remember Wright.



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Is it overheating? At an idle or running?

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thats should be good. i am runing a 3 coce rad and 16 inch fan. no problems. but i am not runing a T stat. just a restrictor from moroso.

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Not overheating at idle or running, just building so much pressure that the hose is trying to blow off the radiator. I have an 11lb cap so it should release before the hose lets go but the hose was about to pop the last time I tried it. Maybe ill try the restrictor in place of the thermostat 



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Are you sure the cap is good?

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I would also try a different cap. It should not build up pressure like that

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Still haven't got the cooling to work right, so gonna do something else. Taking the disc brakes off the chevelle and puttin them on the eclky. My plan is to pit the C5 disc brake kit on the Chevelle for better stopping power. I want to go back to a manual trans in the Chevelle and make it more drivable  on the street even though the stock disc would be fine.

 



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Got the brakes swapped out on the el camino today. Forgot I had put lowering spindles on the Chevelle  and cut the springs so the elky had one heck of a rake going. Was going to replace the rear springs with 3" lowering springs but the back springs on the el camino can be cut, so one ring and it dropped down right where I want it. I'm going to put the original front springs back on because they put the front up a little higher. I'll post some pics



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