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I got out a few more parts, trying to find out what I have forgotten that I will need to make it run. Looks like I need to find the air cleaner wing it and clean the choke linkage.
The air cleaner is original to the car. It was handed to me in a box with other parts like shift linkage and the distributor. The valve covers are the originals. This is a 325HP engine so the valvecovers don't have drippers.
The carburetor is a restored unit I bought on eBay with the date code I needed.
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Hi Steve,
Thank you for the message. I appreciate it and I always like to see a black El Camino. I like the stance of this one. I have lowering springs on mine and 17 inch wheels. I hope mine has a stance similar to that one. Do you know the size of the rear wheels?
Wow! I never got a notification of this message 31d ago. Well, let me tell you...Those are 20x10 Coys. I went with the same wheels on my '68, except my rears are 18x9.5 and 18x8 up front.
 

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Thanks Steve,
Those are big! I don't think I will ever go that big. I have some 18x9's for the rear if I decide to go bigger.
 

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I installed some more parts today. I bought a #40193 fuel pump on eBay. This is a pump that has a pipe thread output that works with my reproduction steel fuel line. And the inlet is clocked correctly.

I also installed the divorced choke, and installed the vacuum advance line. I have original hardware, just needed 2 sizes of vacuum line from the auto parts store. The original rubber hoses were hard and cracking.
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IMG_20210626_121249134.jpg IMG_20210626_121232778.jpg IMG_20210626_121139029.jpg IMG_20210626_121124833.jpg I bought a new radiator from US Radiator that is a same size replacement for my original Harrison 3 row radiator, except that this is referred to as a desert cooler because it has a 4 row core. I am doing a temporary install with the radiator support on the chassis, getting ready to fire the rebuilt 396 for the first time.
 

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Discussion Starter · #106 · (Edited)
Here are a few photos showing how the new US Radiator replacement compares to my original 1966 Harrison 3 row middle-sized radiator. The original VZ radiator is 3 row. The replacement has a 4 row core, but uses the same size tanks. IMG_20210624_120211322.jpg IMG_20210624_115000984.jpg
 

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