Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Re: First El Camino
The 69 SS396 was my first also! Mine has a low compression 454 in it though but I'm real happy with it!!
I found the suspension needs the most attention. I recommend starting off with the Lee 14:1 steering box. Have them build you the 800 Series with a 30 pound valve... Then align the front end to these specs,
-Drivers side, 2 degrees positive caster, .5 negative camber, 1/32" toe in.
-Passenger side, 2.5 degrees positive caster, .5 Negative camber. 1/32" toe in.
These two changes should make a big difference!