I picked up this 1984 el Camino for a whopping 2700 bucks from someone local. Besides the massive hole in the hood it , it had a nice straight body. No real rust no bubbling. My wife thinks I paid too much. But I love it. I got a few odds n ends things from Dixie restoration depot. New window switches and a new interior door handle. I flushed the radiator and cooling system. Put a rebuilt edelbrock carb on that a friend gave me. And got it running pretty well.
So I was driving down the hwy the other day and heard a horrible noise followed by a dead engine and the sound of metal bouncing down the highway. With no clue as to what it could be, I ran to the part in the highway and knew right away that I was in trouble. The crankshaft pulley came off and bounced down the highway.
So now I don’t know what to do. If the crankshaft isn’t bent can I replace it with a new one and put a new belt on and go? Should I rebuild the motor? Or I have a friend that has an lt1 with transmission that both are freshly rebuilt. He has offered it up for the low low price of free. So I was thinking of going that route and putting a carb on it to avoid any of the fuel injection stuff.
I’m just looking for some advice on what to do with the ole girl next. She doesn’t look like much , but I think she’s a keeper. Thanks guys.