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post #16 of 71 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 19, 2:04 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 71 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 19, 3:38 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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post #20 of 71 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 19, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #21 of 71 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 19, 8:54 PM
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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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post #22 of 71 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 19, 7:14 PM
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Wow! Nice find. I really like the color combo. Ermine white with blue interior. 327 with a 4 speed! Nice! To this day, I still regret selling my '67 elky that I bought from my brother back in the late eighties. It was a factory 396, bucket seats, console shift TH400, 12 bolt posi, A/C car. He blew the motor and replaced it with a 350. Even though it had a 350 motor, I should have kept that elky and put another big block in it.
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post #23 of 71 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 19, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Just finished cleaning a little under while doing an oil change this morning. It was my first time changing the old school oil filter, very messy. Iíve started cleaning up top, but debating weather if I should repaint the motor and fenders. I think I can make it shine some more.





Also did some cleanup around the screen:






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post #25 of 71 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 19, 2:03 PM
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Re: 1966 El Camino 327 4 Speed

Probably the original engine.
The car is the right age that "Everyone" had a "'Vette" engine in their car since the valve covers were about ten bucks a set back in the early 80's.
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post #27 of 71 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 19, 3:13 PM Thread Starter
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Probably the original engine.

The car is the right age that "Everyone" had a "'Vette" engine in their car since the valve covers were about ten bucks a set back in the early 80's.

For sure! It has the EB code which is correct for this car. But it might have had a cam upgrade at one point


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post #28 of 71 (permalink) Old Aug 29th, 19, 7:49 PM Thread Starter
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The engine bay looks good since I cleaned it up, but I think it will look better with fresh paint. Iíve started masking and should have it painted within a few days, I hope!


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Nice, get some ac back on it a dual reservoir MC and put some miles on it..dig the blue interior definiately an El Camino Custom.

Whats the hose dangling by the exhaust pipe go to?

Bet it had air shocks too is there a hole in the tray behind the seat near the pass door for the valve?
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Nice, get some ac back on it a dual reservoir MC and put some miles on it..dig the blue interior definiately an El Camino Custom.



Whats the hose dangling by the exhaust pipe go to?



Bet it had air shocks too is there a hole in the tray behind the seat near the pass door for the valve?

All in order! Yup! It had air shocks, I noticed the hole to fill it with air behind the passenger seat.

The hose in the back is coming off the manifold. Iím assuming itís some kind of PVC relief.


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