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  1. Firewall wiring

    Electrical Systems
    Thanks in advance and sorry for the novel. Super new to el caminos and just as new to small blocks. I have a 77 el Camino that I saved from rotting in a field. Had no motor or trans. They didn’t even leave the crossmember. Anyways. I’ve dropped a 400 sbc in it. I’m not sure what wires from the...
  2. Slow to start

    Ignition Upgrades & Discussion Forum
    Pretty sure this is a softball... I've got a 72' El Camino with a 350 & Quadrajet carb. It runs great but when it's cold it's verrrry slow to start. I turn the key and it starts turning over... and keeps turning over... sometimes for 5 or 6 seconds. I've noticed that if I pump the gas once it...
  3. Engine turns over without turning key forward.

    Engine Topics
    So we finally got a warm day here in Ohio so I pulled the car outside and fired it up. Let it warm then I shut it down and went in the house for a bit. When I came back a few hours later I started it, and when it fired up the starter was still engaged and turning is I killed the ignition and the...
  4. Ignition questions

    Ignition Upgrades & Discussion Forum
    So I've got an MSD 6al box, and an MSD Distributor and coil. The MSD box itself is hooked up and should be just dandy. My question is how do I wire up my ignition switch/starter/alternator? I've got the switched signal going to the MSD box, but what connects from the ignition switch to the...
  5. Possible Seized Engine

    Engine Topics
    I have an 84 Caballero with a GM Crate 350 motor in it. The motor has less than 8000 miles on it. I just drove back from college yesterday and I noticed that my motor was running relatively hot during the trip but just assumed it to be inaccurate because the wire to the gauge runs past my...
  6. Wiring a push button ignition

    Ignition Upgrades & Discussion Forum
    Hey all, So... I have this http://www.ebay.com/itm/300869309218?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 And I want to use to engage my starter, I'm completely lost.. do i need anything else?? What wires do I connect?? or Is there another source where I can figure this stuff out...
  7. Starter/Flexplate Grinding

    Engine Topics
    So I just finished swapping the 305 out of my 84 Caballero and replacing it with a GM Performance 350. I am using the stock flexplate along with a smaller starter to clear my headers. The starter was on my old block with two shims across the top of the nose but when I put it on my new block I...
  8. Starter taking too much juice?

    Electrical Systems
    Hey guys, So I bought this 4th Gen Elky about a month back now and I knew it was going to be a project. When I went down to take a look at her the fella selling it took me around seeing as I didn't have my license yet. When I did finally get down there to pick her up. I realized that when I...
  9. Clicking at startup

    Engine Topics
    Hey everybody, I have a 85 el camino with a stock 305 5.0l v8 automatic. So far I have been trying to teach myself about cars so i have been working on this. So the problem is that when i turn the ignition, there is a very fast repetitive clicking noise. i originally thought it was the...
  10. Ignition Diagnosis Help?

    Electrical Systems
    Re posting - I think I put this in the wrong forum this morning. --------- So...when I bought my Elky a month ago it had a starting issue that we thought was due to the Neutral Safety Switch. After futzing around with that I realized it was the ignition switch and seemed to fix the problem...
  11. Relay problem somwhere... HELP!!!

    Interior Restoration
    Hey, I gota 77 elky 7.4 V8 454... just bought and it all of a sudden died. Volts read really low after I gave her a jump so. Thought old batteries aren't holdin a charge.. It's running two synchrnized batteries, I replaced both and that worked for about two days then she died again. If I jump...
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