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Black Metal Flake
This was a project car for a guy who collected parts and got burned out and decided this was over his head. It is an Oregon native and has been kept dry. Most our cars up here in the northwest are relatively rust free, as they do not allow salt on the roads here, not that we get much snow and ice. I got it after it was assembled and painted and have begun to put my touches on it for what I want. It is a somewhat stock looking resto-mod in the making.
1965 Chevy El Camino (Black Metal Flake)


Small block 370 horse, 350 with a nice choppy cam, 2.02 fuelie heads, Edelbrock Performer intake, Headman headers, Speed Demon 650 carburetor with electric choke and vacuum secondaries. I was told that it is running 9.8:1 compression, so it runs great on the cheaper gas, even though I run non alcohol premium 91 octane on every fill up. It sounds great and is a blast to drive. I am currently rebuilding an LS1/LQ4, that will going in sometime by this summer, (20018). I would like to get a nice combination of power, drive ability that is dependable and can still get somewhere around 20 mpg.
Stock black theme with Dakota Digital VHX GPS dash. Grant rose wood 3-spoke steering wheel.
Black 2-stage paint with a gold metal flake pearl coat. The metal flake can only be seen in the sunlight. It currently has a steel 2.5" cowl induction hood, but I think I may go with a stock hood down the road.
Fresh Turbo Hydromatic 350 with shift kit. Shortened Ford 9-inch rear end, just enough to fit the 275 tires neatly up into the fender wells. It is a 31 spline with alloy axles, disc brake conversion and a Strange center section with 3.73:1 gears and True Track differential.
AMI tubular control arms front and back, with AMI coil springs in the front. Oversized anti sway bars front and back. Bilstein shocks in the front and air shocks (will be replaced very soon), in the rear. It also has power disc brakes front and aft, and was converted to power steering with a quick ratio power steering box. This thing holds the road very well. I have a BMW 323i as my daily driver and the El Camino can hold its own against it. Believe it, or not!
Wheel and Tire
Foose chrome Nitrous 5-spokes with Nitto tires...

Front 8" X 18" rims with 225/40zr18 tires.

Rear 9.5" X 18" rims with 275/40zr18'tires.



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