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Steven206Seattl
04-13-2008, 10:58 PM
So I just ordered a new engine for my El Camino :). This month has been real busy painting my new tonneau cover, putting on new bumpers and getting ready to convert my car from an automatic to a manual 5-speed.

I'm replacing my current 350 with this beast 350

http://www.gmperformanceparts.com/EngineShowcase/index.jsp?engId=ZZ4350&engine=ZZ4%20350&sku=12499712&engCat=sb

It comes stock 355 HP and with the right carburetor I think I can get more than that.

I'll post pics of the engine when it arrives and my tonneau cover tomorrow once done painted.

So far on the checklist

[X] Paint
[X] Rims
[X] New chrome striping; Bumpers
[/] Tonneau Cover is half way
[ ] Black Interior
[ ] Newest Engine Installed
[ ]5-Speed
[/] System(had subs took em out temporarily

I'm just really excited for car show season and seeing how my car will dyno come June:veryhapp:

Random1010
04-13-2008, 11:00 PM
well perrrfect timing! a new 350 and gas just broke $4 a gallon!

Steven206Seattl
04-13-2008, 11:02 PM
Nice. got a build log going? never too late to start.

I can maybe make this thread my build log

Steven206Seattl
04-13-2008, 11:03 PM
well perrrfect timing! a new 350 and gas just broke $4 a gallon!

It won't be too bad it's my summer car and for cruising. I'll buy a cheap economic car around August

Random1010
04-13-2008, 11:04 PM
It won't be too bad it's my summer car and for cruising. I'll buy a cheap economic car around August

my explorer isnt appreciating this gas raise..

Steven206Seattl
04-13-2008, 11:05 PM
my explorer isnt appreciating this gas raise..

Geo Metro?

Steven206Seattl
04-13-2008, 11:07 PM
start it in the new build log thread.

section

Oh yeah I forgot all about that section. I'll start it once the engine comes.

Blove1991
04-13-2008, 11:09 PM
Geo Metro?

Im thinking 4 cylinder Mustang :fyi:

Steven206Seattl
04-13-2008, 11:11 PM
This is my most current picture. I do know the bumper is a little crooked but it is fixed now.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p237/steven206/IMG_2677.jpg

bigbowtie
04-13-2008, 11:27 PM
semi unrelated but the build and dyno deal is pretty fun

Steven206Seattl
04-14-2008, 12:08 AM
semi unrelated but the build and dyno deal is pretty fun

yeah I can't wait to see the results. I haven't dynoed my car with its current 350 but I'd say it only has 250 WHP and hardly any torque

Random1010
04-14-2008, 12:09 AM
where u live?

Steven206Seattl
04-14-2008, 12:26 AM
where u live?

Oak Harbor area. 1/2 hour drive after mukilteo ferry

Steven206Seattl
04-14-2008, 12:30 AM
very nice.

thanks :). It's been the car I've wanted since the 5th grade

Steven206Seattl
04-14-2008, 12:41 AM
Yea ive always liked them.

I think filling the bed up with speakers and porting it into the cabin would make me prematurely ********* everytime i tried to put the key in the door.

LOL. I actually thought about that once I have the tonnea cover on to cut the cabin wall and have subs and speakers in the back playing into the cabin. Would probably need dynamat and some mods done to get rid of echoing

Random1010
04-14-2008, 12:42 AM
Oak Harbor area. 1/2 hour drive after mukilteo ferry

ahh on whidbey? i went to a nice cabin party in whidbey 2 weeks ago. good stuff.

Steven206Seattl
04-14-2008, 12:44 AM
ahh on whidbey? i went to a nice cabin party in whidbey 2 weeks ago. good stuff.

yup. It's a nice get away from the city but still not too far away if you wanna go do something

Steven206Seattl
04-14-2008, 12:46 AM
speakers, no but subs, defntly in the back.

Hawt.

It would be nice and I may keep debating this because it is hard to put subs behind the seats even with the compartment under the bed

Random1010
04-14-2008, 12:46 AM
yup. It's a nice get away from the city but still not too far away if you wanna go do something

ya its not bad at all.

Steven206Seattl
04-15-2008, 12:08 AM
Terra, do you know where a dyno is around here?

Random1010
04-15-2008, 12:12 AM
Terra, do you know where a dyno is around here?

hmm...actually yes. a couple blocks from my house. Goodman racing, always working on ferraris and porsches and sponsor a racing team. i think they have one.

Steven206Seattl
04-15-2008, 01:39 AM
alright thanks. I want before and after sheets for the new engine and tranny.

JLa Obsessed
04-15-2008, 01:45 AM
you definitely need to a build log for this thing. ive always wondered about the el camino in your sig haha. tight *** car IMO, very nice work man

Steven206Seattl
04-15-2008, 01:55 AM
you definitely need to a build log for this thing. ive always wondered about the el camino in your sig haha. tight *** car IMO, very nice work man

lol thanks. I guess I'll start one tomorrow with pictures of the car when I bought it. I'll fill up a build log quick seeing all the parts that are coming in.

Steven206Seattl
04-15-2008, 01:59 AM
Wait is there a build log section?

Never mind found it