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  1. Are these SS Cragars going to work on my 85

    Wheels & Tires
    Hey all, I'm new here. I only recently purchased my 85 Elco, hasn't even arrived in the country yet but already stockpiling parts for her. It's got IROC wheels on it at the moment but I'm not digging them. Looking to fit some Cragars. I've come across some wheels here in Australia but am...
  2. chevy 632

    Engine Topics
    has anyone tried to put a 632 in a 5 gen if so what problems should I expect I just trying to finger out if a 632 is the engine for me
  3. 5th Gen. Must-Do Modifications

    Tips & Tricks
    Hello fellow NECOA Members! I've decided to create this thread to act as a sort of table of contents for other 5th Gen El Camino owners looking to get a better understanding of what are some relatively cheap and effective modifications they can do to their cars using second-hand parts. This is...
  4. Finding proper Delco stereo model for my '78

    Audio
    Now, I'm not exactly forum savvy, so if I've missed a past thread answering my question, feel free to let me know. But since I couldn't find a thread, I need to know: Does anybody know the model number of the stereos for the 1978 models? If anybody has a functioning stereo with a functioning...
  5. Happy Birthday Barry, (gbrinehart)

    Region 13 (TX)
    Happy Birthday Barry, hope it was a good one!:texas: Here's to "Breathing new life into the big block by Belton!":beer::beer::eek3:
  6. Wanted Holley 750 DP

    Wanted Items
    I need a Holley 750 Double Pumper. No choke is ok, but must have provisions for TV/detent. Thanks, Ralph:texas:
  7. Wommack Chevy Car Show in Castroville

    Region 13 (TX)
    Hey San Antonio and surrounding area members, this Friday is the second Friday of the month and that means its car show time at Wommack Chevrolet in Castroville. 1955 US 90 Castroville, Texas 78009. The dealer clears off all new and used cars for the show, there will probably be between...
  8. Hazard Lights don't blink when brake pedal is pressed.

    Electrical Systems
    Hola Amigos, Just found out my hazard lights stop blinking when ever I have the brake pedal pressed. They Blink normally when it's in parked, driving but when ever I press the brake pedal it stops blinking and just stay on. Any suggestions? All blinkers work, headlights work, grounds are...
  9. Add a Factory looking tach to your 5th gen dash

    Interior Restoration
    I put a Shiftworks Tach pt.# S518-w ('71-72 Chevelle malibu sweep dash tach) to a 1979 El Camino with warning light dash. Here is a pic, its a fairly simple install now that I have it figured out. I am going to talk to Shiftworks to see if they can use a different mounting bucket to eliminate...
  10. Body to bumper fillers

    Wanted Items
    Hello, I'm looking for the rear body to bumper filler pieces for a 5th gen. Need the 2 corners and middle piece. Thanks, Jon
  11. cargo hooks

    Wanted Items
    Looking for a set (5) or as many as available)original bed cargo hooks for 5th Gen let me know what ya have and what ya need for them :smileyb: thanks in advance for your help
  12. San Antonio Raceway future uncertain!

    Region 13 (TX)
    San Antonio Raceway was put up for foreclosure auction yesterday and nobody showed up to bid on it. This means it goes back to the lender who is a Dentist in Dallas. The current, defaulting owner has 30 days to vacate the property.:frown2: Hopefully IHRA will step up and buy it. All this info...
  13. Fix it faster, one more time

    Performance Modifications
    Some of you know I had a 502 in my '81 El Camino race car. While the best 1/4 mile time was 10.78 on pump gas, it just wasn't enough. I pulled the engine in Nov. of 2013, tired of its configuration, got busy and let it sit. It was making metal again from the valve spring shims. With a hydraulic...
  14. De - computerize my 5th generation

    Performance Modifications
    Wanting to remove electronic carb ( quadrant jet) and distributor as well as the computer and go with dual exhaust ...headers to the back of the rear tires with dynaflo mufflers no converters any thoughts or tips?
  15. Strike while the iron is hot!

    Site Topics
    Yesterday morning I made a deal on an old knee mill and a 13x40 gear head metal lathe. This is taking the money I saved to have Lasic surgery, so I'm doing it on a 0% 2 year deal. Now I'm cleaning up a spot in the shop to set them. I'm building a separate room that will be air conditioned and...
  16. Wanted! 5th gen SBC headers quick.

    Wanted Items
    Wanted 5th gen sbc headers almost any condition. Cheaper the better!:texas:
  17. Tire Sizing on a 5th Gen Help

    Wheels & Tires
    Im going to be putting new wheels and tires on my 79 ec... I have 15x7 torqthrust for the front and 15x8 rims in the back. I want to put 225/60r15 on the front and 255/60r15 on te back. Will these fit fine with out rubbing??
  18. NEED 5th GEN CAMPER SHELL

    Wanted Items
    WTB used and cheap camper shell for my 78 conquista. preferably grey or silver but I will consider other colors, since I only want it for camping, if the price is right. im located in the Kansas city area.
  19. 5th Generation Front Wheel Opening Moldings

    Wanted Items
    I'm needing a set of front wheel opening moldings for my '79 Conquista. These are the ones for 2-tone / side molding equipped El Caminos. To my knowledge, they are all the same from '78-'87. I've e-mailed people on craigslist from L.A. to Miami, and even called up to Canada looking for these...
  20. Going to San Antonio Raceway 5-18-13

    Region 13 (TX)
    I did not get enough at Belton, so I left the car on the trailer and am going to San Antonio Raceway Saturday night. They are having their bracket program and it pays $500, so I plan to bring my A game. If anyone wants to come out to race or for the cheering section chime in. I will be there at...
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