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1975 Chevrolet El Camino Zero Rust

Posted Jan 12, 2021 | Hits: 533
Make: Chevrolet
Model: El Camino
Country: USA
Region: MA
City: Newton
Zip: 02460
Body Style: Pickup
Year: 1975
Mileage: 21003 Miles
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel: Gasoline
Doors: 2
Color: Orange
Engine: LT1
Condition: Used
The engine is the renowned LT1 (same as Corvette), that has been bored .30 over, ported and polished aluminum heads, and an LT4 'hot' cam to take advantage of these performance upgrades. The computer system has been transferred at the time of the swap to a panel behind the seats along with fuses for the injectors, etc. It even has the OBD 1 diagnostics port with the 16 prong plug and check engine light and it has all been correctly wired into the ignition and wiring of the El Camino. Car comes with a Chilton's and Hayne's repair manual as well as a wiring diagram for the integration and operation of the computer. Turn the ignition key and the engine fires up instantly and purrs like a chained leopard. In the attached video I get on it just a bit and this engine kicks out some amazing, pin you to the seat, performance and delivers it with modern reliability. The engine makes no noise, blows no smoke, and with dual electric cooling fans it does not overheat even in hot weather, in stop and go traffic, with the AC on maximum. Breathing has been made easier with long tube headers and Flowmaster dual exhaust. For the sake of full disclosure it should be noted that when the folks who installed the exhaust routed it over the rear axle they didn't leave sufficient room for hard bumps and the axle will hit the tubes. There are no dents in the exhaust or other damage from this occurring.

Getting the power to the ground is assisted by the 4L60-E transmission which is a 4 speed automatic with overdrive. There are no clunks, pauses, or mushy shifts in fact drive cautiously on any wet or slippery road to avoid ending up sideways. This is NOT hype but real advice for the future owner. Even with a 3.73 posi-traction rear end and new wide tires this high performance motor will put this car sideways navigating through traffic on 'dry' roads if it isn't done with caution. What a major improvement over the 400 c.i. motor that came with the car out of the factory. For that younger generation who is unaware of this period in American automotive manufacturing this era of cars put out horrible performance numbers because of the strict emissions and antiquated technology. Even the 75 El Caminos that came with the 454 put out a miserly 235 h.p. Can anyone say "boat anchor?" Not this updated and relatively modern drive train which has been dyno tuned with the AC on and puts 306 h.p. to the rear wheel and the same number for torque. This dyno sheet will go to the new owner. I have only really got on this car one time when the roads were dry and at 25 miles per hour the car turned into a tire screeching and fish tailing road rocket. I should add that this car is great on the Hwy. running approx. 2400 rpm. at 75 mph.

When the car was restored the entire frame and underneath were painted and there is no evidence of rust or rust repair. The AC was also gone through converting to 134a, replacing the compressor and other components. The entire rebuilt drive train has 6 to 7 thousand miles on it and the tires have less than a thousand.

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