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Old 06-21-2016, 05:00 PM
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Progress for the last couple of days.......

From the engine room, the bottom end is buttoned up, new push rods are dropped in and roller rockers arrived and should be installed today.



From the body shop, door jambs and painted inner fenders are being cleaned up and ready for the color change......AND the paint is ordered.



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Old 06-21-2016, 09:38 PM
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I am seriously debating keeping the 7.5".......at least until it breaks. Using a true trac and better axles. I'm a litter older now and not nearly as hard on parts.
Looks like a nice ride to start with. Look in my garage pics of my motor 383 with small blower on it! I am using stock 7.5 rear with 28 spline moser axels and true track and one of those aluminum covers. 3.42 gears. no problems at all but I don't beat on it from a full stop. cost about $1100.00 for the parts.

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Old 06-22-2016, 10:24 AM
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Looks like a nice ride to start with. Look in my garage pics of my motor 383 with small blower on it! I am using stock 7.5 rear with 28 spline moser axels and true track and one of those aluminum covers. 3.42 gears. no problems at all but I don't beat on it from a full stop. cost about $1100.00 for the parts.

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Thanks, the car was pretty clean and mostly original when I got her. Just a had 305 and I wanted a little more ......one thing leads to another and now it's "under construction".
Your engine bay is SEXY! I'd have to say if yours will take it I'll probably be ok.....lol.
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Small update......


Roller rockers are installed and engine was being buttoned up and prepped for paint when we found out the EPS intake I bought would not fit, although the heads are drilled for both patterns, the intake runners are significantly shorter than the runners in the heads. Going to go with a Air Gap Vortec manifold instead (just have WAIT!). Guess I know what intake I'm going to be using on the C3.........

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Old 06-25-2016, 03:39 PM
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Sorry about that.
I know the feeling.... Been down that road a couple of times.
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Old 06-26-2016, 08:47 AM
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Build is looking good. I will be glad to start reassembly of mine.Fortunately I don't have any bodywork or paint work to do on the body. You have come a good long way, and everything is looking great.
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New RPM Air Gap intake (in wrinkle black) arrived today along with black ARP bolt kit. I'm a bit surprised, the words "RPM Air Gap" are not cleaned off and shiny like in the stock photo
......but they sure got the Edelbrock cleaned off. The air gap is most likely covered by the TBI anyway so not a big issue. Car is back in the body shop. No progress pictures today.
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El Camino Update:
Engine room has completed assembly of the engine (with the exception of test carb and distributor).
Body Shop has continued the disassembly for paint, have the doors off getting ready to paint the Firewall and Jambs. I cannot seem to copy pictures off his website to display, but the link to the pics are in my signature.

On another note....
My lovely wife found a new addition for our stable, which we brought home today!
1968 RS with numbers matching 327 (have not looked at the powerglide yet to see if it is original). One thing I know after driving it a bit....that powerglide has GOT TO GO! I'll probably use the 200-4R that I took out of the El Camino since it's a straight forward swap.






.....and she's doesn't even want me to sell the C3!

Does anyone know of a Camaro forum as cool as El Camino Central?

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Sweet!

I don't dare show the Warden what you got your bride.
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Sweet!

I don't dare show the Warden what you got your bride. I'd have to dump the Elkie project.
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Sweet!

I don't dare show the Warden what you got your bride. I'd have to dump the Elkie project.
Dump the Elkie ......BLASPHEMER!

Thank you sir.
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so now you will have 2 sweet rides Camaro looks good too
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Have some updates on the Camino build. I'm stoked, can't wait to see it finished.

Engine room, have it assembled and nearly ready to paint.


From the body shop:
Probably the worst thing about the sheet metal was some battery acid damage that had started to rust. I put a new battery tray in it a couple years ago and stopped the rust....I asked the builder to repair the fender.

This is how I left it:


This is the repair:





And finally......some COLOR! It's all jambed in now.







Some of the "Color" pictures are before it was cleared and the tailgate is jambed as well, I just didn't get a picture.

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nice Camaryo x2 on the glide.. may need some AC too..

that's some sweet lookin metal work if they built the patch panel..

is that like a Black Cherry? I like that color..

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nice Camaryo x2 on the glide.. may need some AC too..

that's some sweet lookin metal work if they built the patch panel..

is that like a Black Cherry? I like that color..

The patch was hand made....there were more pics that showed it but I didn't upload them all.
Yes....when the Elco is running and driving again, the Camaro gets A/C. I did find out that the 'glide was also in the car when it was born.

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DON'T kick me off the site for this .......but it's an '08 Honda Element color called Rootbeer Metallic.
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