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  1. Wiper Woes

    Electrical Systems
    So I just bought my 81, el Camino conquista this last Friday and didn’t notice the wipers did not work until I got home. I don’t know if it is a switch issue or a motor or maybe I’m just not understanding how to turn them on. Whenever I flip the switch from off to low and high I get no...
  2. 81 Brake Switch

    Brake Systems
    My brake warning light has been on since I bought the car. I have replaced the rear shoes, a leaky brake cylinder and bleed the brakes, all which needed doing regardless. However I believe the culprit is the parking brake switch. There is no wirw connecting it to anything. My research finds...
  3. 81 in NJ

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    Hi there owners. I'll be more of a lurker here than anything. I don't have much knowledge and way over my head. Good thing there is a wealth of knowledge here. I have no clue what model I have. This thing may look ok and have minimal cosmetic rust, but needs work. Here it is and I look...
  4. 81 el Camino jigsaw puzzle

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    Hello everyone thank you for the opportunity of joining this site. This is my last hope, last year I accuired an 81 el Camino in great shape. Not even a week later the v6 was knocking so bad that I parked it. About 2 weeks after that an 81 C10 pick up was donated for parts, it had a 305 and was...
  5. Need advice!!! Is the next step a new carb??

    Engine Topics
    I got into my 1981 el camino the other night and she died on my while coming to a stop. My car no longer would stay running without really feathering the gas. I really had to baby it to get home. If I gave it gas, it would just drag really bad. When I got home, I sprayed some carburetor cleaner...
  6. New member.

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    Hi. My name is Tim, I'm 23 and I've had my El Camino for about 5 years. She's an '81 base model 3 speed standard. The body is in near mint condition with a white almost pearl like paint job and the interior is maroon. The only parts that need replacing at a few interior items, but even then it...
  7. need emission hose routing diagram for 81

    Engine Topics
    i need emission hose routing diagram with AC for my 81 elky im having trouble finding where these vacuum lines need to go. v6 229 2 barrel carb
  8. need parts for 81 front end (i have pics)

    Wanted Items
    i need parts for my 81 front end heres what i got u can see what i need <--- i need passenger blinker aslo need the chrome fitting around the headlights
  9. I need a windshield for my 81 elky

    Wanted Items
    i need a windshield for my 81 elky anyone got one i can buy for a decent price?
  10. forest green

    Body Restoration
    i plan on painting my 81 elky a forest green color :poke:
  11. i need a carburetor for 1981 3.8L,229, V6

    Wanted Items
    i need a carburetor for 1981 3.8L,229, V6 2 barrel can anyome help me out?
  12. 1981 elcamino

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    hi im new to this site so far its pretty cool :newbie:
  13. Hello all, and buying advice

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    Hello everybody. I have dreamt of having an El Camino since i first started really hankering for a car. I'm 15 now, and about a month away from getting my lisence, and i think i struck a deal with my dad to use my car as a dinghy for our RV, instead of my mom's car. When driving to my...