el camino

  1. SaikotheSergal

    New owner of a '78 EL Camino Conquista

    Hey Guys! First time actually owning a G-Body, Was given to me by my grandfather (unless you count my destroyed 79 Caprice Estate, *Insert G/A body joke here*) Let me list some specs: - 350 with a Quadrajet from some 80's Camaro (80k miles), My grandfather doesn't remember specific year, It has...
  2. 78Delta88

    Choo Choo El Camino

    Some one might be interested in this one. Price seems about right.
  3. S

    Passenger window wont work

    When I got my el Camino, both windows worked as they should, but out of nowhere, the passenger one stopped working. I tested it and there’s no power to switch or the window motor, anyone know what could be my issue?
  4. Phreaktor

    Can I use El Camino replacement axle back frame rails on a Monte Carlo?

    Found a guy selling the kit for $100 a side, but the EC has two body mounts on the rail and the MC has one. Are they identical otherwise? Can I just cut off the extra body mount if necessary and use the EC rail?
  5. R

    Sputtering when flooring it

    Hello and thanks in advance! I have slowly been learning and building a 78 el camino, with a abc 350/th350. I managed to get the engine running and finally took it out on the road. At first take off car felt fine but when I floored the gas the car begins to sputter and feels sluggish. On idle...
  6. G

    Thermostat question

    I have a 185 degree thermostat in my el camino at the moment, when the car is first cold it gets up to almost 200-210 degrees before the thermostat opens up and cools off the engine. Afterwards it acts completely normal. Is this typical behavior or should I replace it?
  7. LukeZ

    Hate to be one of those guys - bad starter solenoid?

    Hi all, Its been a looong while since I’ve logged on here - I hate to be the guy that only participates when he needs help! Promise I’ll try to be a little more active haha To make a long story short, I’ve got an 86 El Camino with a stock 305. She’s been sitting all winter so I went to jump...
  8. 80elky

    El camino floor shifter

    What is the process for switching a 1980 el camino from a bench seat/column shifter to a bucket seat/floor shifter setup? I really like the look of these and was considering making the change myself but I want to know what all it entails. And for those who have done it, what kind of seats and...
  9. 80elky

    Wiring harness compatibility

    Will a wiring harness from a 1978 el camino fit my 1980? The wiring harness is for a 350 and mine original engine was swapped for a 350. I don't need it to be an exact replacement, I can add in things or change things, but would it be pretty close?
  10. 4

    EL CAMINO 350/290 swap from 305

    Hey everyone. Cam finally went flat in my original 305. I’ve been looking into the most amount of power I can get with still passing California smog. Looks like that fresh Chevrolet crate 350/290 is the way to go for me, it’s a daily driver but I take it to shows too. They come with a 222 cam...
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    My new t shirt decals "ELCOHOLIC"
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    Bout to take her out
  14. M

    New to the forum, just bought my first car an 83 El Camino (Also looking for some help with doorlocks)

    Hello everyone, Im Manuel an 18 year old from Madrid, Spain (from across the pond) and I just bought my first car an 83 El Camino. Some historyof the car : It was brought to Spain in the early 2000s where it went through some strange facelift (I kinda like it) and it then sat for about 5 years...
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  16. G

    Finding Front-Axle Center line

    Hey Guys, I already browsed through topics to try to find my answer but with no luck i figured id make a post. Im about to be Chopping up my frame pretty heavily for a custom front suspension.... I will be going through and pulling measurements of existing frame for reference but the main...
  17. V

    Elco Seats won't slide

    Hey, the bucket seats in my 87 Elco won't slide forward or back. When I actuate the lever, I still can't slide them. Does anyone know an easy fix? Perhaps a part I can lubricate? I'll probably need a pic. Thanks in advance!
  18. J

    El Camino R Rocker

    So I’ve been working on restoring my 81, right rocker needs replacing. Problem: Seems the only rockers in existence are partial patch rockers, (got one through Ecklers, supposed to be 20 ga, but its more like 19). Found some ones through a different brand that are supposed to be factory, but...
  19. LukeZ

    305 Quadrajet to EFI

    Hey guys, Ive been thinking about switching to EFI on my 305 for better fuel management (mostly I want better mileage and throttle response. It's just a daily). I have the stock 4 Barrel quadrajet and my intake manifold is an Eddy Performer Air Gap. Two big questions: first, are there...
  20. J

    EL CAMINO Exterior door handle help

    Hi all, Brand new to the world of G bodies. I bought a 1985 El Camino a while back and am just now getting started on some of the stuff I need to do to make it safe on the road. The car was purchased with no exterior door handles or locks, and one of the interior handles was broken. A old...

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