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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 19, 1:04 AM
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Re: 1966 El Camino 327 4 Speed

Could be a born-with engine, as Dyno Jonn pointed out. Leave the Corvette valve covers as they are cool, plus you can tell everyone within earshot that you have a 'vette motor, until finally their eyes roll into the backs of their heads. Really a Corvette L74 is the same as a Chevelle L30 as far as just about everything anyway.
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Re: 1966 El Camino 327 4 Speed

Yeah, engine assembly date of June 6, and a car assembly date of second week of June... I'd definitely be thinking original engine...

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post #18 of 21 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 19, 2:38 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. It was a journey for sure today. My favorite part for this hobby is the people. I met a really cool guy and practically his whole family (10 great grandchildren!). Although not the original owner, a Chevy enthusiast to say the least.

The best part of the whole day was spending it with my two daughters, who will be 5 and 3 in the fall. We would took a few pit stops at parks so they could play, then we finished the day with ice cream. A bonus was driving through Reno, all the classics are out cruising for Hot August Nights. All in all, it was a 300 mile day with lots of adventures. I had AAA tow the car, so it will be arriving at my house tomorrow. Very excited!










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Re: 1966 El Camino 327 4 Speed

Casting # and stamp date and code all correspond with your car. The original manifolds are there with the smog holes plugged, and the original CA plastic shroud for smog (as well as the correct radiator) is there. So there's no visible reason to think it is not original to your car, so until proven otherwise I would assume it is original! Congrats.
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Re: 1966 El Camino 327 4 Speed

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Casting # and stamp date and code all correspond with your car. The original manifolds are there with the smog holes plugged, and the original CA plastic shroud for smog (as well as the correct radiator) is there. So there's no visible reason to think it is not original to your car, so until proven otherwise I would assume it is original! Congrats.


Thank you! The motor sure does punch hard. Iíd be curious if it had a cam upgrade at one point.


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Re: 1966 El Camino 327 4 Speed

post the idle speed and vacuum at idle. We'll be able to see if there's a cam. Truth is, those were a good running engine for their time. or any time,really. How about a pic of the engine with the air filter off?

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