Finally got back to work on the wagon. Bought 6 engines and transmissions and sold 5 of them. Since this one is a running combination and already in the car for a test fit it is the one that will stay.
It is a 1999 L29 454 and 4L80E. Previous owner installed an Isky roller cam and had the engine tuned on a dyno. Put out 320hp and 440 lb ft of torque at the rear wheels in a 67 Camaro. Should move the wagon along nicely.
A shot of the 454, the one on the stand has been sold.
And some photos of it in the wagon
The 4L80 is a tight fit, going to need to make some room underneath by reshaping the floor. It appears the stock cross member is not going to work unless heavily modified. Anyone know of an after market one that is being produced?
It still needs to go up 2" to get the proper drive line angle.
The air intake tubing arrived tonight, tomorrow it will be mocked up for fit then the engine and trans will come back out to make room for the bfh adjustment to the floor and then all back in to insure a good fit.
Removed the oxidation from the hood, can not believe it came out so nice. When the sun shines on the paint it becomes totally different then when in the shade.
After all the test fitting it will go to the body shop. While it is gone I can work on rebuilding the El Camino frame that will be going under it.
Only took 1 day to get from here
Should be fun moving the wagon body onto the El Camino frame