I hear those "tornado" thingies make HPUnreal_Drunk said:Sure everyone would love to put a new Big Block into their el camino, it seems like its always the answere to put a new engine in and loose this other one! He said he dosnt want to change his engine and i dont understand why you guys come up with these answeres. Same with saying new Tranny,Rear-end, how much does that figure, ALOT!
Hes probley looking for something that will help out his truck, make it just a little better than it is. Im the same way, i try to post a topic on hear and all i get is put a bigger motor in, dosnt make sense.
Hi. So, I realize that this is a really old thread, but I thought I'd drop in. I just got an '81 El Camino in May. It was "supposed" to have a 350 (even the valve covers said so), but when my mechanic went over it, he told me it was a 267. Aside from some age and wear, it was a solid engine. I went digging around and found this thread.Get a small 4 bbl. carb if not already so equipped on a stock intake or Edelbrock Performer, a 390 or 450cfm is plenty. The old Edelbrock SP2P from the late 70's actually wasn't too bad on a small motor like this, it wasn't a bad idea but most people stuck them on 350's and and 400's in pickups and vans with 3.73 gears trying to salvage some MPG's and they didn't work. On a 262 or 267 in a Monza or other light vehicle with 2 something gears they worked pretty good. If you can find one you can usually pick them up for pocket change or even pocket lint. Even a stock intake with the factory Q-Jet would help. A mild cam like the Comp Cams 252H or 260H with 110 Deg Lobe Seperation would work nicely, the 267 and 305 can tolerate tighter LSA's than 350's without hurting idle quality or vacuum. A set of 1-1/2" primary tube Tri-Y headers with full 2" (nothing larger!) dual exhaust, you don't need sewer pipe exhaust on a motor this small. It won't be a race car by any means but should greatly help highway performance AND you should see an increase in mileage if you keep your foot out of it. The 200-4R and 3.42's is also a great idea if your budget can handle it. Shop around for a Monte SS or similar G-body somebody is parting out you might stumble into a deal on the trans and rear end. The 267 isn't as hopeless as some seem to believe and with such low miles I certainly wouldn't ditch yours, it has a lot of miles left in it. True it will never be "fast" but for daily driver useage it can be a LOT better than it is.