swapped out the thermostat on the elcamino only to find out it already had a 180* thermostat in it. at least i was able to get the bolts out without breaking them and hopefully fixed the housing leak. i know the housing shouldn't need a gasket but i used one anyways. it has slowly been leaking on and off since i did the water pump.
Installed cowl hood hope to get it painted in the next week.
The hood looks good painted semi-flat and then clear coated with satin. Keeps the glare from the sun down. Lots of cars have had flat black hoods from the factory and yours would too.
1987 El Camino,14 May 2017.. just turned over 635,000 miles. Engine never touched.. aka Pa's Car
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Added a GPS speedometer module. Iíve got a new transmission and rear end coming for my car and will also be changing the rear tire size. Iím done playing with speedometer gears. I opted for the optional antenna and mounted it to the lower windshield trim at the rear of the right fender. It picked up the satellites immediately and works great. Nice for the tech-toy-type in me to also have elevation, compass heading, and outside temperature available to display. I also added a temperature module for a transmission temperature reading. Whenever I get around to adding cruise control Iíve got an easy speed output to tap now.
I've been working on adjusting the transmission modulator and got that good. I also tightened up the inner fender bolts to remove the rattles and squeaks.. Thinking about installing this Stereo 66 Reverb..
Just gott'r back from two different shops. First a custom shop, got the headliner and sun visors all done, man they look nice. Then the mechanic for a complete front end rebuild. If it rattled, shake, bounced, rotated, squeaked, or turned, it got replaced! Now she feels like a new ride! And put in a new under hood insulation to finish off some badly needed TLC. I think she's ready for TX!
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