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Vehicle Name Low Not Slow
Year 1966
Make (Seriously?)
Model El Camino
Color '90s Ford Thistle Pearl
Starting over, after 20 years.
History Got her in 1978 - pretty much stock except Cragars and bigger rear tires.

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NOTE - Most mods listed below were done before 1991. Few catalogs and no internet.

Won first place, 1991 Kamino Nationals at Palmdale Raceway, Palmdale, CA, in the '64-'67 Modified Division.

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(2016) She's been on blocks in the desert since 1997. So it's time to get 'er on the road!
Exterior
SS hood. Shaved trim and emblems.
'67 tailgate.
Black lacquer with blue and purple ghost flames, and Imron clear.
'Lake pipes'.
Custom bed cover.

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(2016) Gonna go with a dark purple.

Interior
'67 SS buckets and gauge cluster, and a decent stereo installed.
Camaro tilt column with a 9" inch 'donut' steering wheel.
Camaro console.
Otherwise nuttin' fancy.

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(2016) GPS speedo and mini gauges added to console.
Speakers mounted behind kick panels.
Complete rewire with American Autowire Power Plus 20 & trunk mount kit.

Drivetrain
Swapped the 4 spd for a Borg-Warner 5 speed - driveshaft needed 3 inches taken out.

Under the Hood
Originally a 327 small journal, 285 h.p.
Block bored .020 over, added tall RV cam.
Top end - 1.94 camelback heads, ported and polished. Holley 600cfm double pumper. Edelbrock Performer intake. Hedman headers.
Bottom end - bored .040, circle track cam.

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(2016) Bored to .060, added roller rockers,
Edelbrock 600cfm carb.
Battery mounted in smuggler's box.

Suspension
Lowered right after purchase - cut Corvette springs in front, Chevelle springs in rear.
Nova front disc brake conversion.
Camaro steering box.
Boxed rear trailing arms, stuck to a 12 bolt 4.11 Posi rear end.

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(2016) Went to a 3.37 12 bolt posi.

Wheel and Tire
7x14" Rockets with spinners, tucked inside 195/75 whitewalls.

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(2016)Same Rockets, with Toyo 185/75 whitewalls.
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