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Updated on Apr 29, 2012
I bought this '67 El Camino SS after I got out of the Army and was working weekends at a race track where they ran everything from Mini-stocks to street and super stock to IMCA modifieds. His son had torn the thing apart entirely and had some pieces missing. I had to hit the local junkyard to get the grill and headlight bezels off of a '67 chevelle and the bench seat was missing but two '68 Pontiac Boneville buckets matched up to the bolt holes. Other parts were also readily accessible from the junkyard. After sanding and priming I decided on blue with silver SS stripes on the hood with the chrome risers would be fitting and the bed was repainted black. I purchased a pair of RCI 5-point blue harnesses (but didn't use the 5th point) for seat belts. The 327 short block (whose #'s matched a 1967 corvette) needed a rebuild and installed chrome valve covers with a breather. I removed the 2 speed powerglide transmission and made the mistake of putting in a TH350 (should have gone 400 because of hp and torque to the rear and having Mickey Thompson M-50 rear tires). The intake was a rebuilt Rochester 2J. On the other end a dual exhaust with glass packs exiting just behind each rear tire. Front tires were Mickey Thompson G-50's and all tires were mounted on Mickey Thompson Classic Alloys. Ignition was from a GM HEI distributor and 8mm silicone wires with guides and heat shields. I kept the stopping power of the 4 wheel drum brakes because it didn't require a vacuum booster drawing from the engine but may have been extra weight. Installed both an oil and trans cooler. Maintained the rear air shocks but added an on board compressor system with valves, switches and gauges so I could control the rear height without getting out. Never got a chance to actually take it to the strip but it did beat out a Boss Mustang on the outskirts of Killeen, TX. This was my first rebuild and restore that I ever did. I dedicate this site to the memory of my grandfather who taught me everything I know and pushed me to continue to learn about automotive tech. R.I.P. Walter Heffner. Prop. of Heffner's Garage in Denver, PA. (I have more pictures and will post them when I find them)
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