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Old 05-16-2019, 11:03 PM
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I used steel nutserts, think they have good grip on the floor
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:58 AM
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I cut a 3" hole into the firewall by the passenger side air vent. It lets the warm under hood air in, I have the pvc pick up connected to the air cleaner so no fumes. This is mandatory if you decide to do this, the fumes will come into the cab if you don't. You really need a well sealed engine to do something like this. Anyhow, I am amazed at how well this works for heating the cab up, not sure it would work in a car with rear seats and all.
I also have a 8" radiator fan mounted on the plastic smugglers box insert. I have it pulling air from the cab into the rear inner fenders, I have the rear access plates shimmed out to let the air out. This also dry's out the inner fenders and smugglers box after a rain.
I am going to make the firewall hole bigger to 6" and install a cable driven air damper so I can shut it off during the summer and in case there's a fire..

No more leaking heater cores and hoses!!
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:49 AM
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Cool Show off your "what you have done" at this year's event!

Why not show off what you've done to your El Camino at the El Camino 60th Anniversary Event this October??? If you have not heard about it, hop on over to the thread HERE...better yet, why not get yourself pre-registered on our event page www.elcamino60th.com!?

We'd love to see YOUR ride at this HISTORIC event!

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Old 05-22-2019, 10:23 AM
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I put the cruise control stalk on today. I'm going to need to find a shim to help stop the flexing between it and the stalk.
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Old 05-23-2019, 10:26 PM
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Tried superjection n/a first time.
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:16 AM
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I installed Ridetech 2" drop spindles, upper and lower control arms, and coil over shocks. The frame was rusted through under the sway bar mount on the passenger side. So, that will need to be repaired before installing the sway bar.


Rear suspension will be next.
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:19 AM
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Installed new motor mounts.
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:34 AM
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Awesome job brutha!
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:03 PM
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Got my engine build back from Craig Caulk Racing Heads in Htown. 383 stroker




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Old 05-30-2019, 01:59 PM
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Adjusted my rocker preload. Drove the El Camino to a doctor appointment. Then had to pull over and redo the adjustment I did in the morning because I had forgotten to tighten the lock nut things... Was crossfiring like crazy because an intake valve was staying closed. Oops.

Then stopped by the auto parts store and installed a PCV valve. I thought it would be a good idea to keep my oil clean and stuff.
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Old 05-30-2019, 04:43 PM
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Changed oil and filter. Cleaned and re-oiled Spectre air cleaner. Replaced AC relay so "high" fan would work. Replaced compressor belt. Checked and topped all fluids as needed. Added 5 lbs of air to rear shocks for cargo. Ready for 1500 mile adventure to VA from TX.
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Fired up the engine to test my new fuel line, filter, and bracket ...
NO leaks!

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Old 05-31-2019, 08:01 PM
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Installed a new master cylinder and fixed a vacuum leak. Tomorrow is door weather stripping and maybe new spark plugs.

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Old 06-01-2019, 02:48 AM
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Got it legal after 2yrs of resting rubbing compounded it waxed and washed it. Fixed fuel filter, ran it out gas, fixed tranny mount, new battery, sprayed the rust, Jerryed the header leak, welded the crapass frame 79 bumper a little(dam 79's), Took it racing 1/4 mile 3 passes hard it's ever been ran since I got it. Lol Almost was gonna strip it. Guess it wants to live running great now. 2yr plates let's ride.
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Old 06-01-2019, 08:54 AM
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Default soffseal roof rail seals installed

i installed new roof rail seal on my 77 , they were the soffseal brand, fit and function was very good. i think they're made of epdm rubber which probably isn't what the original seals were mode of. it took about an hour to fit mark and install each window. i tried a different brand before the soffseal, worked on it for a couple of days off and on but they were simply too rigid to work properly on this type of window. the soffseal cups the glass around the edge like the oem seals did. i included some pics.
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