1980 El camino build

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preston.stewart995

preston.stewart995

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Here's my 1980 el camino , its under construction as of now .

(331) 327 bored .30 over '(large journal)
lunati flat tappet cam
comp crane aluminum rockers
Gm fast burn aluminum heads
edelbrock rpm intake
moroso oil pan & pickup
hardend rods
steel crank
new gaskets all around
new harmonic balancer
new fuel pump


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Motor Finally put in now time to clean her up and add headers and carb

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added hooker headers and 650 holley double pump, taylor wires, and serptine set up from my old motor, Don't worry I plan to update the serptine set up, just tryning to get her up and running. Debating on Whether I should get rid of the a/c but I stay in texas, and a/c is pretty much a life saver. May still get rid of it

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another look at the el co (steel cowl hood)

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MrHernandez

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Looking good. What are your other plans for it? Repaint, interior, suspension?
 
preston.stewart995

preston.stewart995

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interior & suspension is definitely on my todo list but as of now,im working on the rearend then brakes, suspension and last but not least paint and interior,
 
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thrasher

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Pretty good so far.
I like the Z stripes on the hood but on the top is a bit much, please tell me they didn't put them on the tailgate.
 
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the ghoul

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Killer!
Pappy had an 80 he bought brand new in 81. Had it till 99.
The one that got me addicted to these.
Keep up the good work
 
preston.stewart995

preston.stewart995

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yea theres stripes but its going to get repainted later on....


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malibootay

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Love the el camino...Looking good
 
preston.stewart995

preston.stewart995

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rear roll pan installed and started the body work

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front bumper installed and new front clip

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84cutspreme

84cutspreme

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Just fyi, I have same serpentine belt setup and had reverse rotation mech fan and thermal clutch...had shaft on the water pump snap. I replaced it with electric fans. May have been a freak thing or defect in the pump, but I'm not taking any chances
 
preston.stewart995

preston.stewart995

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Got el co back from transmission shop, Started wiring up headlights

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Next to the vette

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tailights installed


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