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  1. Electrical Systems
    Hello guys, I bought a 1987 el camino a little while ago and I just finished putting a new engine in it since the old 305 in it spun a bearing. I have been driving the car a little bit now and have noticed some nasty electrical problems that I cannot figure out so if anybody has ideas or...
  2. Electrical Systems
    Hi All Having some turn signal issues. Checked some past posts and it's given me some direction, but in my attempt to fix the problem I have a new problem..ha. Initially the problem was that the rear right turn signal would not flash at all, otherwise everything else functioned. Without any...
  3. Engine Topics
    Hello all! First post here as I recently (yesterday) acquired a 1981 El Camino Conqista with a 305 and a 3 speed auto. Diving head first into tinkering and getting this thing fixed up! First order of business is I want to get all the interior gauges working (especially water temp). So far I...
  4. Electrical Systems
    I have high regrets of going the fuel injected route instead of carbureted. I'm with a 1986 El Camino Conquista 4.3 V6 Lately, the car has been eating ECMs and Distributor Modules for breakfast. Half of the reason its been having issues was because I decided to get some Intellitronix digital...
  5. Electrical Systems
    So I picked up this 1981 el camino about three months ago. After about a month, the car needed a new carb and distributor so I decided to get rid of the 267 and drop a 307 in that I had sitting around. Over the course of this, I noticed I have about 13 connections and wires dangling over the...
  6. Electrical Systems
    Can someone tell me what this is? It is mounted to the top of the Passengers inner fender on a 1987 El Camino. The bottom plug goes to the ECU harness, the top plug goes to the gauge harness. I THINK it was part of the CCCarb and distributor and hopefully it can be deleted if I am going with...
  7. Electrical Systems
    I was driving my 84 el camino the other day, and the car stopped and immediately started up but when it started up, the stereo, the headlights, dash, dome light all stopped working. Indicators still work of entirely sure if the brake lights work. But yeah. Mechanically the cars running fine...
  8. Electrical Systems
    Hi everyone. I took my 1981 El Camino out for the last time before winter last night and I noticed my Cab Lights wouldn't go out. When I got back from my drive I took apart the headlight dimming switch and the door button just tiring to trouble shoot the problem. Even with both switches...
  9. General BS Topics
    This customer read me the riot act over a bill on his '06 Dodge diesel and swore to never come back to me in writing. Well fast forward 5 years and he asked Linda if I would work on his hot rod. Now this car has been to everyone else in these years, but who does he call when he's really in need...
  10. Electrical Systems
    I've had this clicking noise (definitely sounds electrical) starting frequently when I drive. I couldn't find the source until now. I have no idea what it is, but I know that when I unplugged it the clicking stopped. The plug sits right behind and below the air filter. I've attached some...
  11. Electrical Systems
    Hey everyone, first post and I need a little assistance. I recently inherited a 1984 El Camino Conquista from an elderly family member wo passed away. It was supposedly running fine as of a month ago when he parked it and took out the battery. I went to put the battery back in and it was dead...
  12. Electrical Systems
    My dash lights come on and off randomly. They were on last night. Turned the car off to get gas and what do you know....off again. Was in the middle of a convo with Donny and my driver floor lamp went out? lol. More importantly, none of my gauges and clock do not work but Speedo does...
  13. Electrical Systems
    So, to make a long story short, my lights on my '81 have gone bizarre! lol. My passenger parking light had a bad bulb. When I changed it, I realized it was significantly brighter than the other one. So when I change the other (which was the only one initially working), I then realized that...
  14. Body Restoration
    Hey guys, so I am starting body work on my 1980 el camino and really don't like the side marker lights. And I am wondering what their purpose besides the obvious is? And want to know if anyone has taken them out and filled in the hole before? All help is appreciated! Thanks and god bless El...
  15. Electrical Systems
    Hey there folks, after my near electrical fire tonight, I've decided that a full rewire of my car is in order. I've looked into this a bit before, and from what I hear, painless wiring is to be avoided (at least for us) because it is rather painful. Anybody know a) a good supplier for a full...
  16. Electrical Systems
    dropped steering column to fix the rod for the dimmer switch. put everything back together. now have no lights, voltage to the cigarette lighter and radio. any Advice??? photos will help
  17. Engine Topics
    my 87 el camino first started having a rough idle then upon acceleration kind of a misfire. when on the freeway started to hear backfire-ish sounds and lost power then wouldnt start. started looking at fuel problems carburetor is getting gas, then checked for spark have that then checked to see...
  18. Electrical Systems
    I just dropped off my 64 for a safety look over and was told that they had never seen an electric fan on the FRONT of the radiator pushing air vice on the back side of the radiator pulling like the conventional motor mounted fan. Id there any advantage or are they just trying to sell me a puller...
  19. Electrical Systems
    None of the gauges work on my 73 SS. Ignition, exterior lights, and wipers all work, but none of the gauges, radio, A/C, work at all. It's tricky driving a 454 with no fuel gauge... I don't have a lot of experience on the electircal side of things, so I just wanted to see if you folks had any...
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