I have not posted but things are still going on with the Elky.
Fabricated some aluminum fittings in order to modify my fuel rail and make it returnless. I am going with a Walbro in tank pump and using the Dixie Restorations reproduction sender and Corvette fuel filter/regulator for 58 PSI line pressure . Used the OEM metal fuel line on the passenger side of the frame.
After searching and searching for a sway bar option, finally went with a rear sway bar off my 1996 F Body. It is not a direct fit, I had to modify it slightly by bending the ends where the end links bolt on to the bar, but in the end came out pretty good.
The brackets for the end links and the brackets for the bushings under the axle, even the bushings themselves came off my F Body. The end links had to be bought new. Need to be longer than the OEM f Body end links
The oil coolers where also turned around in order not to retain air pockets. This is how she sits ao of today:
So, the marriage took place last week.
We are on our way for the completion of this project. Lots of things to do now.
I think the electrical integration will be one of the most important tasks. Then comes all the interior restoration. Thinking on the Dakota instrument cluster or may be building a custom cluster.
Used a 4th Gen Camaro master cylinder and new booster for the brakes.
The power steering reservoir is from a 1996 Impala. Fits great with the F Body accesories.
Battery cables from a 4th gen LT1 Camaro. Great fitment too.
Throttle cable from a 4th gen LT1 Camaro too. Slightly modified.
Will post a few pictures later on
Thanks Guys. It has been almost a year since I started this project.
The first picture is a positive junction box out of a 4rth gen Camaro that we used in conjunction with the LT1 Camaro battery cables. these work great for the LT1 swap!
The positive 12V fusible links from the original wiring were routed here as well as the power supply for the engine haness. (fans, fuel pump, ign,etc.)
The second picture is an S10 expansion tank and PCM mount. It bolts down to the fender well. I think it turned out great too.
The third picture is the Impala power steering reservoir mounted to a fabricated bracket fastened to the battery tray.
Then I decided to add some black stripes on the hood. No stripes on the cabin or rear gate. Not the best pictures, but you get the idea. I will add some better pictures later when all interior work is complete. No badges or emblems have been installed. I already have the complete set but dont know if I will install them.
Hello all, I'm working on a 1987 Chevrolet El Camino, 305 and TH200 4R with split bench and power convenience options and A/C when I found it in SoCal.
New engine: GM Performance L31-R long block, changing the GM vortec heads for PoMaxx iron vortec (upgraded for .600 lift), replacing the truck...
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Rats Nest. Look close at the picture and you will see the nest on the left of the air cleaner.
We have 2 elkys and are making 1. Lots of pictures and details will follow. Right now the focus is to get it moving and stopping and SAFE to drive. My son Tiny-80 will...
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We have this great starting point 83 El Camino I plan on building with my youngest daughter. She's been fascinated with El Caminos since she first saw one when she was probably 7 y.o.. Any way here's our info
Year and Model: 83 Base Model
Engine Specs and...