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    New Engine

    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/En...9712&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







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    Re: New Engine

    well perrrfect timing! a new 350 and gas just broke $4 a gallon!




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    Re: New Engine

    Quote Originally Posted by Kskitka View Post
    Nice. got a build log going? never too late to start.
    I can maybe make this thread my build log




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    Re: New Engine

    Quote Originally Posted by terra View Post
    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




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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven206Seattl View Post
    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..




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    Quote Originally Posted by terra View Post
    my explorer isnt appreciating this gas raise..
    Geo Metro?




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    Re: New Engine

    Quote Originally Posted by Kskitka View Post
    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.




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    Re: New Engine

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven206Seattl View Post
    Geo Metro?
    Im thinking 4 cylinder Mustang



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    Re: New Engine

    This is my most current picture. I do know the bumper is a little crooked but it is fixed now.





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    Re: New Engine

    semi unrelated but the build and dyno deal is pretty fun



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    Re: New Engine

    Quote Originally Posted by bigbowtie View Post
    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




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    Re: New Engine

    where u live?




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    Quote Originally Posted by terra View Post
    where u live?
    Oak Harbor area. 1/2 hour drive after mukilteo ferry




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    Re: New Engine

    Quote Originally Posted by Kskitka View Post
    very nice.
    thanks . It's been the car I've wanted since the 5th grade




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    Re: New Engine

    Quote Originally Posted by Kskitka View Post
    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




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