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  1. 83' El Camino 383 Stroker Motor A/C

    General Rodding Tech
    Hey, name's Anthony. I recently bought an 83' el camino with a 383 stroker motor in it. Has a small cam and i believe hydraulic pistons. My uncle is getting it running for me. Engine was running but no exhaust. Put the exhaust on and rewired the whole engine, deleted the computer (it got wet) &...
  2. Exhaust recommendation for 454 BBC?

    Hotrodding Basics
    Im currently running open longtube headers. I've got a big lumpy cam and its earth shakingly loud, too the point where im setting off car alarms when I drive by some high-end vehicles. I'd like it to be a little quieter while still sounding throaty and testosterone filled. I don't mind the loud...
  3. SBC: Lost a spring and a push-rod

    Engine
    Hi! I'm looking for some advice about my engine. I don't know as much as I would like to about this engine, but here is what I do know: it is a 327 out of either a '69 Camaro, or early-mid 60s El Camino. Currently in a '70 El Camino. Sportsman II heads. Definitely not stock cam, but I don't have...
  4. New wire harness

    Electrical
    Looking into replacing the whole wire harness on a '68 elco but all the universal ones i find are for NON-GM ignition switch (Speedmaster PCE368.1002: 22-Circuit Wiring Harness Kit Universal | JEGS). Does anybody know a place that sells them with a gm ign switch so i can still use the one I...
  5. -86 El Camino build thread, new engine and bodywork

    Projects/Builds/My Ride
    Hello, wanted to try out a small build thread to keep me motivated working on my car. The car in question is an -86 El Camino SS that I recently got into my possession. During the spring I assembled a mild 383 stroker with my father as guidance, since him being a mechanic with 35+ years of...
  6. Completely inexperienced and need advice; rebuilding a 307

    Hotrodding Basics
    I am fresh out of high school, and in the process of purchasing a 1969 El Camino with a 307. Instead of just selling it, I would like to build it (even if it isn't the most desireable car, I still love it). Unfortunately, I have absolutely zero experience with working on cars. The car currently...
  7. 1967 El Camino rear window repair

    Body - Exterior
    Let me start off by saying that this is my first time doing some body work. I am getting close to the point of cutting into the ol' camino now. I'm just now sure how to best start this process. That black sharpie line going across the bed is the edge of the patch panel. There are two ways I...
  8. New here!

    Introduce Yourself
    Artshooter here. I have had many rides over the past 25years, and currently have a 1983 Caballero and a 1951 Chevy Sedandelivery. A never ending learning experience, but truly enjoy the older vehicles over driving the newer plastic cars.
  9. T-350 Tranny Starts off in 2nd..

    Transmission - Rearend
    Ok. I bought an 1980 el camino with a 350 and 350 tranny not running. When i got it it had a flat tire, pumped the tire up and the car started rolling!!! First thing i did was check the linkage on the tranny and of course it was disconnected, bolt was missing so i bought a new bolt and put it...
  10. gears

    Transmission - Rearend
    so i need help i have an 82 el camino and i want to change the rear end gears to 3.42 or 3.73's i need to know what all i need and if i can just get the ring and pinion gears and they will just fit right into the carrier but i need to know what all ill have to replace bearings fluids gaskets and...
  11. 1965 el Camino dash problems!!!

    Interior
    Ok so I finally decided to start the whole dash/wiring replacement on my elky. One big problem...the entire passenger side was rusted to ****!!! I'm not talking about the dash pad, I mean the actual dash panel that's made of metal and welded to the body! Worst part is that no one makes these...
  12. Exhast Headers

    Engine
    Okay, im trying to restore and engine. its a V6 3.8 229Ci GM engine. Im trying to find headers that will fit it and i think its almost impossible to find.the engine is from a 1980 El Camino. please post URLs below of possible sites. Thank you
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