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marlor
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Chev Elcamino wanted

Post by marlor » Thu 30 Jul 2009, 20:46

Hi, I'm a newbie to the site (situated in Cape Town) and looking to buy a Chev Elcamino bakkie as a project.
I have been looking around and got some advice from guys saying I should rather give the original 308 V8 with the Tri-Matic box a miss and rather try to get one with a 350 Chev motor and 350 or 400 Turbo box.
I am wanting a weekend ride mainly but also want to be able to do a bit of drags with it for fun. Nothing serious or hectic - needs to be reliable aswell.
I want the 'normal' ones - not the earlier Holden ones with the double lights or the later model ones (eg '77 with the changed front)

Do not want rust buckets that will require a huge amount of work, time and money.

Any help or advice will be highly appreciated.
If you know someone selling, please let me know
Thanks

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Re: Chev Elcamino wanted

Post by Johann65 » Fri 31 Jul 2009, 19:16

Contact Burt.
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Re: Chev Elcamino wanted

Post by johnw » Sun 02 Aug 2009, 16:50

Life is what happens when you are busy making plans...

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Re: Chev Elcamino wanted

Post by BURT » Sun 02 Aug 2009, 20:48

Hi Marlo

Sorry nothing in that make available,but I'm sure that you would get more enjoyment from a Ford Ranchero
thou.This one available contact Chico @ 0827059372 not to sure what he wants his located in Goodwood.Besides Elcamino's litter the road to popular like Taxi's they all over the place :lol: :lol: :lol.
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Re: Chev Elcamino wanted

Post by drgfinger » Mon 03 Aug 2009, 09:04

My 454 Elky is for sale - it's a good buy at the price - but its not cheap
http://capetown.gumtree.co.za/c-Cars-Ve ... Z145795805
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Re: Chev Elcamino wanted

Post by FairmontGT » Mon 03 Aug 2009, 09:07

Apparantly building those 454 engines arent cheap.
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Re: Chev Elcamino wanted

Post by drgfinger » Mon 03 Aug 2009, 10:04

Well , it's not the 454 that is THAT expensive - tho it is if you do it right , it's bulletproofing the bits that the power and torque of the big block break that is :)
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Re: Chev Elcamino wanted

Post by FairmontGT » Mon 03 Aug 2009, 10:53

One of my friends here has a camaro with a 454 and the big block breaks something, then he strengthens that part and wait for the next to break and then upgrades that. I want to build a 454 into a camaro/firebird/gto/chevelle someday.
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Re: Chev Elcamino wanted

Post by kavesh » Tue 04 Aug 2009, 13:16

Hi there

I got my 72 El Camino a few months ago. its a straight 6, trimatic. I'm not looking for speed just looks.

Parts seem difficult to get though, only snag.

Good luck
Kavesh

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Re: Chev Elcamino wanted

Post by Johann65 » Tue 04 Aug 2009, 14:47

kavesh wrote:Hi there I got my 72 El Camino a few months ago. its a straight 6, trimatic. I'm not looking for speed just looks. Parts seem difficult to get though, only snag. Good luck Kavesh
That six is strong enough just add some performance parts like a branch etc and watch it go!
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