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Forum: General BS Topics 12-06-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Rick
He doesn't live on my block. But this one looks...

He doesn't live on my block. But this one looks a whole lot more practical than this:https://www.chevelles.com/elcamino/ec_66.jpg
Forum: Engine Topics 11-29-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By Rick
Speedway Motors OR Yogis,Inc both have a lot of...

Speedway Motors OR Yogis,Inc both have a lot of "old school" stuff. Either may have the bits & pieces you need.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-28-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 982
Posted By Rick
, Make sure that your leads don't have internal...

, Make sure that your leads don't have internal resistance. Touch the red and black lead ends together. should be zero. You could have a bad connection in the leads.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-27-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 982
Posted By Rick
Make sure that the connection between the ground...

Make sure that the connection between the ground wire and the truck is clean & tight. You need direct metal to metal contact. Make sure that that there is no paint or rust under the ground...
Forum: For New Forum Members Only 11-24-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By Rick
Welcome to the group. Sounds like a very...

Welcome to the group. Sounds like a very desirable elky; 4Spd SS - NICE! :texas:
Forum: For New Forum Members Only 11-23-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By Rick
Welcome to the group. Your elky looks good....

Welcome to the group. Your elky looks good. Enjoy it.
Forum: Suspension & Steering 11-08-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Rick
You will find that the studs on the Caprice...

You will find that the studs on the Caprice rotors are a metric thread. I replaced them rather than dealing with 2 different size nuts.
Forum: Document your restorations and modifications 11-04-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 40,446
Posted By Rick
Rick are you using an updated aftermarket FI...

Rick are you using an updated aftermarket FI tank? Just curious if the armless sender is held in with a lock ring or bolts? The other Rick
Forum: Interior Restoration 10-22-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By Rick
https://www.morrisclassic.com/products/chevelle-se...

https://www.morrisclassic.com/products/chevelle-seatbelts

Think Morris fits your criteria, but they aren't cheap.
Forum: Document your restorations and modifications 10-15-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,449
Posted By Rick
I hope you have plenty of cameras keeping an eye...

I hope you have plenty of cameras keeping an eye on the reveal. I know he'll be thru the roof...What a great dad. :texas:
Forum: For New Forum Members Only 10-14-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By Rick
Hey John - you did miss a great show. Plenty of...

Hey John - you did miss a great show. Plenty of really NICE 4th generation Elkys there ( other gens Too!). I have a whole new appreciation for them. As far as the SP emblem, good luck. Keep on...
Forum: For New Forum Members Only 10-14-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 252
Posted By Rick
Welcome from Abilene. Sounds like you had a very...

Welcome from Abilene. Sounds like you had a very successful trip. You'll like it here! :texas:
Forum: Document your restorations and modifications 10-07-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 40,446
Posted By Rick
Sounds like it was a mutually beneficial day. ...

Sounds like it was a mutually beneficial day. Saved time & aggravation all around. Nice that they didn't need to cut the glove box. The young man who covered the fan motor access has my...
Forum: 60th Anniversary Celebration 10-07-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Rick
I thought I'd bring a "few" items. Started...

I thought I'd bring a "few" items. Started digging in the shop attic, my storage building & shelving. A few of the "few.


1) 68-72 storage box (behind driver)

2) 68-69 tailgate molding
...
Forum: Body Restoration 10-06-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Rick
POR-15 or something similar would be my choice of...

POR-15 or something similar would be my choice of coating. For sealing I'd go with 3M seam sealer in the tube. Many years ago I used a tube of window sealer from Lowes. Put it on good & thick...
Forum: Document your restorations and modifications 10-06-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 40,446
Posted By Rick
Here's hoping that we see you WITH the El Camino!...

Here's hoping that we see you WITH the El Camino! :banana:
Forum: Body Restoration 10-01-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Rick
The factory assembly manual has part numbers for...

The factory assembly manual has part numbers for all mounting hardware. But I don't know of a source to interpret those part numbers to length/thread. OR there is this: ...
Forum: Body Restoration 09-29-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,309
Posted By Rick
Original iteration was 2 liftgate struts - 1 per...

Original iteration was 2 liftgate struts - 1 per side.


Will try to attach 3 photos. One will be my wiring diagram, second is bracing & actuator on my 72. Third is a second generation photo...
Forum: Transmission & Drive line 09-27-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By Rick
Neil, I used the AUTO cal method. Except instead...

Neil, I used the AUTO cal method. Except instead of using highway mileage signs ( they can vary wildly, I sure don't understand why DD would want you to use them) I used my phone GPS.


...
Forum: Body Restoration 09-27-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Rick
Tony, interesting about the blades. I've had my...

Tony, interesting about the blades. I've had my 72 for 28 years, don't remember the last time I swapped the blades. But the ones I just took off were one 17.5" & one 16" . Didn't realize until I...
Forum: Document your restorations and modifications 09-26-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,449
Posted By Rick
Dad is having separation anxiety, Like watching...

Dad is having separation anxiety, Like watching your eldest leave the nest. I think you your son will be making you proud the way he handles the refurbishment. Good luck!
Forum: Transmission & Drive line 09-26-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By Rick
Rame - yes, basic tune was first thing I checked...

Rame - yes, basic tune was first thing I checked & rechecked. Will check the RPM at constant speed with fuse pulled & installed this weekend. Last iteration I had an On/OFF switch for lockup -...
Forum: Site Topics 09-24-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 462,153
Posted By Rick
Must make a VERY nice driver.. Good job with it....

Must make a VERY nice driver.. Good job with it. :texas:
Forum: Document your restorations and modifications 09-24-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 40,446
Posted By Rick
Good to hear that they got on it right away. Too...

Good to hear that they got on it right away. Too many times we hear of shops putting re-works in semi-permanent storage. Hope that they will have it finished soon.
Forum: Transmission & Drive line 09-24-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By Rick
Joe, pretty much w[QUOTE]hat I thought about...

Joe, pretty much w[QUOTE]hat I thought about Highway and in town mileage. I added Dakota Digital gauges during the rebuild. With the analog tach I could see the RPM drop when locked up. Don't see...
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