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El Camino 1979

 
MO.Mule
I love my Chevy Chevette!
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Posted: 05/02/09 02:57 PM

I've just found this 79 El Camino (Like new, no eng., or trans.) in a old farmers barn and he let have it for (lets say real cheap). I would like to get a shopping list (eng., trans., ect...) for an 11-sec., street rod. So how about some, low tech, parts swapping tips, ect... up to about 10,000.00 project total cost. Can this be done?  

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blacksheep84
I have an SS396 tatoo
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Posted: 05/02/09 09:49 PM

i would recommend a 383 because parts can be found left and right . although this website offers a 454 with plenty of hp and toruqe witch is probably the way to go since your looking for big power! they claim 450 hp and 470 toruqe , course u will have to make some internal changes to go 11's like solid roller cam or nos.

trans i would recommend the th400, easy to find and tough as they come. just do your homework on how to bulletproof it and a big stall to launch like a beast id op for a 4000 lol  

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SMOKESHOW
I mow my lawn and find Chevys
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Posted: 05/03/09 05:59 AM

Buy a quality crate engine with forged internals, buy a race prepped trans, set up a nitrous system. Get a new rearend and work out the traction issues.

Are you looking to drive on the street, or stricly a track car?  

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MO.Mule
I love my Chevy Chevette!
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Posted: 05/05/09 03:22 PM

Thanks Smokeshow for the tip, and I'm looking to build a street rod and do some part time drag racing (1/4 mile).

What kinda traction issues are we taking about?


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MO.Mule
I love my Chevy Chevette!
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Posted: 05/05/09 03:29 PM

Hey Thanks for tip, and I was thinking a 383 stroker might be just the ticket to some quick times on and off the track too.

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