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  1. 4 Speed Swap-in

    Transmission & Drive line
    I'm swapping in a Muncie M20 in place of my leaky Turbo 350 when I install my fresh 327 into my '79 El-Cam. I caught a great deal on a new clutch from a local ad seller but didn't pull the tape on it. Turns out to be a 12 inch truck clutch. I was told that it would work. But now, doing more...
  2. 4 Speed Swap-in

    Transmission & Drive line
    I'm swapping in a Muncie M20 in place of my leaky Turbo 350 when I install my fresh 327. I caught a great deal on a new clutch from a local ad seller but didn't pull the tape on it. Turns out to be a 12 inch truck clutch. I was told that it would work. But now, doing more research and looking at...
  3. 86' El Camino Engine Swap/Build Thread!

    Document your restorations and modifications
    Decided it's time to retire the original 305 that my cruck has been equipped with throughout it's life. It has over 300 thousand miles on it, and has never once left me stranded. The 2004-r I believe is the original to the cruck, but has been rebuilt at one point or was replaced. As of...
  4. Lower RPM for Hiway driving

    Transmission & Drive line
    What is the most economical way to get lower RPM on the hiway? Currently have stock Muncie 4 speed and RPMS seem hight at 65 MPH on freeway. Mechanic suggests switching to 5 speed tranny. How about rear end gears? cheaper? easier? Any comments appreciated.
  5. New drivetrain advice.

    Transmission & Drive line
    I have a 71 El Camino that I've been restoring piecemeal for a number of years, and I finally have the money to completely replace an aged and problematic drivetrain. I want to drop in a new 350 crate engine (probably something around 380HP), new hardened TH350, and a new LS differential. I...
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