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Old 04-10-2016, 06:06 PM
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Name: Kyle A Taylor
Location: Yuma AZ
Year: 1987
Model: El Camino
Region: 15(AZ,NM)
NECOA #: 36434
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Hello all, I'm working on a 1987 Chevrolet El Camino, 305 and TH200 4R with split bench and power convenience options and A/C when I found it in SoCal.
New engine: GM Performance L31-R long block, changing the GM vortec heads for PoMaxx iron vortec (upgraded for .600 lift), replacing the truck cam with TPiS ZZ-409, replacing the stamped steel rockers for full roller 1.5's, Edelbrock Performer EPS, FAST EZ EFI 2.0, Aeromotive Phantom stealth 340 for the fueling and Fast Dual Sync / FAST E6 / E92 for the spark. Patriot Mid length headers (ceramic coated) Stainless Flowmaster American thunder duals with X pipe (for a MCSS modified to fit)
Transmission: Installing TKO 600 (close ratio), G Force double hump crossmember, Sick Speed MC g body hydraulic clutch set up. Undecided on the rear diff mods at this time (3.23 or 3.42 most likely, definately limited slip).
Suspension: For now I'm going with Eibach Pro kit and F-41 upgrades, Undecided about coilovers and tubular A arms / control arms.
Exterior: Line-X'ed the bed, installed Goodmark 2" cowl hood, painting it PPG rattlesnake or HOK rootbeer candy....Undecided. Probably keeping the GM IROC wheels.
Interior: installing Recaro Specialist M seats when it comes back from the Jim's Rod Shop. Plan on custom center console, going with black and tan interior (loosing the factory burgundy).
Electrics: Dakota Digital VHX blue / silver with cruise, GPS speedo, outside temp. Installing remote door locks, Alpine 7" double DIN (moding the radio bezel) and Sundown audio 8" and 12" in a custom box.

I'm planning on this being a nice cruiser / daily driver type car so decent fuel mileage would be nice, at the same time though, a car that will keep up with and out perform some of the newer cars would be great...hopefully I've picked a balance of parts to get it somewhere in the middle of the two. And I'm sure thee will be a few changes and additions along the way....such as engine cooling, accesory drive, which is still undecided.

I'm usually either stuck working (traveling construction) and have NO time or at home and have limited funds....I've dropped the El Camino off at Jim's Rod Shop in Yuma the link for my car at his shop is http://www.jimsrodshop.net/Taylor_19...ElCamino__.htm.

This is a link to my Public Dropbox for a few Pics,

Please enjoy, and comments are welcome.
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