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  1. 73 454 as rough idle

    Engine Topics
    My 73 new carb/distributor and wires.runs rough/surges at stops even shuts off. It was doing this b4 the new components. Cant seen to find a vaccum leak ..
  2. Howdy from South Texas!

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    Hello everyone, my names Mike and I have found something that I found interesting, not sure if y'all will see it the same seeing as its a less desirable model, but I uncovered a matching numbers 1973 El Camino SS with the 454 just lying in this guys backyard. Now, its not in driving conditions...
  3. New to the forums/site

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    Hello all. I just purchased a 78 Elco with a 454... yes nasty I know... First off I figured I would let y'all know the plans I have for it to become a sweet street/strip machine. I want to pull the 3 speed manual and put in a TH400 first and foremost. The add a new intake manifold, and...
  4. 1974 454ss stock rear end gear ratio

    Transmission & Drive line
    Please, what was the stock rear end gear ratio mated to th ls4 454 in the 1974 super sport? Was the tranny a th400 with this engine?
  5. 1990 Chevrolet 454 SS ($15,000 or Best Offer)

    Cars for sale
    I'm posting this for a co-worker/friend of mine... 1990 Chevrolet 454SS($15,000 or Best Offer) Please Contact via: - email [email protected] - Call/Text 225-252-0175 (Ask for Mike) No paypal offers please! http://batonrouge.craigslist.org/cto/4202076875.html (See more...
  6. First 496 Stroker build

    Document your restorations and modifications
    Hey everyone, got my 400 SBC running pretty good but i started looking for a BBC replacement. Found an all stock 454 4 bolt main on craigslist with a cherry picker for $400. I just need the core block but this is my first time building a motor so tearing down the stock motor should be a good...
  7. To stroke or not to stroke...

    Engine Topics
    I talked to an engine builder today and he quoted me some prices. To be honest I don't really know what to look for or ask about. I told him I wanted a 400+ hp and 400+ ft. lb. motor to play around in. I also stated I would run my TH350 (built) and switch out my rear for a posi with mid 3 gears...
  8. Help with 73 454 motor mount location

    Engine Topics
    I apologize if this topic has been addressed too many times. I am new to the forum, and have searched for this topic, but haven't found anything yet. I am trying to get my car back on the road, and am losing time. If you know a thread that covers my question, please direct me there. Here is my...
  9. Hello everyone, from Northeast Texas!

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    Hello y'all, I'm Marcus from East Texas (Pittsburg/Mt. Pleasant area). It's good to connect with fellow "ElCo" owners, as I have found out that we are a small, but distinguished bunch. I bought my first El Camino 6 months ago, a 1973, and love it more and more every day. The car was more of a...
  10. 454 to 496?

    Engine Topics
    been trying to do my research lately and from what i've found so far it isn't too big of a difference in price to do just a regular rebuild than to upgrade it to a 496 stroker...
  11. LS1 or 454? PLEASE HELP!!!

    Engine Topics
    Here's my dilemma: I want to tow about 4000lbs with my 72 Elky. I've got a basically stock 350 w/350 trany that's nowhere near up to the task. Pouring money into the 350 would be fun, but not the best option. I've boiled it down to two possibilities. A guy close by sells very clean LS1...
  12. 454 upgrades

    Performance Modifications
    i've got a stock 454 7.4l in my 74 Camino and i'm looking to upgrade the horsepower, right now its got the rochester quadrajet on it and an older edelbrock air intake on it but not sure of which type. i'm looking at a Holly 870cfm carb but would like some input here. there's not enough room...
  13. 454 swap NEED HELP

    Performance Modifications
    hey guys, i have a 78 el camino that i bought with a 350 small block. it drove great and was relliable. until i blew it up being a jackass and driving like a typical highschooler. a buddy of mine is selling a 454 big block for $500. i was wondering if i would just need to modify the engine...
  14. 77 elky for sale, 454, 10k obo

    Ebay / Craigslist Alert
    Cars located in vegas, my marriage isn't working out so I have to move back to Wisconsin... Can't afford to take the car with me.. It sucks. I just bought this baby and I have to give her up. There's and ad on craigslist the URL is http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/1116628195.html - or you can...