Install New Brake and Gas Lines

Installed all new brake and fuel lines. built a tubing straightener first as the 3/8 lines were a little hard to work with. Tried 3 different tubing benders before I got one that would work on all sizes. From the brake pedal back everything is new.

New Chevy Small Block 327

I started with a 1968 Camero 327 4 bolt block. Fully rebuilt with a steel crank, pistons, performance cam and lifters, World Product Torquer heads, Eldebrock Pro Comp aluminum intake and carb, MSD distributor and wires, and hooker headers.

Chevy 700R4 Overdrive Automatic Transmission

The 700R4, produced by General Motors/Hydramatic, is considered one of the best overdrive transmissions ever made. … This transmission had a lower first gear ratio, which was good for performance at low vehicle speeds, while the 30% overdrive provided significant fuel economy improvement. I had MR. Transmission in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada completely rebuild the transmission, installing performance shift kits and corvette servos. I pout a 2800 stall torque converter to complete the package

Finished Off The Drive Train Package With Lots Of Bling

Chrome alternator and power steering pump and brackets with chrome pulleys. Extra large 4 core aluminum radiator and chrome bracket. Added an automatic transmission cooler and ran new lines. When the day comes my Elco will go as good as it looks

Next Up We Start On The Body

As we started on the firewall we found extensive rust in the cowl and under the dash around the vents. Went looking for a parts car and found a Chevelle with a good floor. removed the outer and inner cowl, firewall, and floor. NOTE a 4 door Chevelle has the same floor pan as an Elco. Now the replacing begins

One comment on “1976 El Camino Frame and Power Train

  1. LaVar on

    It’s going to be great looking and go like the wind as in southern Alberta wind. Can’t wait to see it complete and on the road.


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