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My Grandfather's 1967 Chevrolet El Camino

1967 Chevrolet El Camino

The El Camino

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Introduction

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The El Camino is a 1967 Chevrolet El Camino with a 283 V8 and a Powerglide automatic transmission, and it's a very special car...er, truck...cruck?...to me.

I grew up riding around in my Grandpa's El Camino — It was the only vehicle he owned while I was alive. We went to the park, to the store, to get coffee — everywhere — together in it. Although it was known by a few names, it was most often referred to as the El Camino.

I've only recently come into possession of the El Camino and it's been sitting on dirt and covered with junk, so I have no idea of its condition at this point. I do know it hasn't been driven since he died, and that it has low miles. The transmission is toast and will need a rebuild, but my ultimate goal for this cruck is extremely simple: put it back on the road in the condition he kept it in.

Projects

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Homage

I have a lot of really great memories in this old cruck.

Updated: 9/8/19

Notes

Grandpa's Chevy 283

Advanced Carb Refinishing

Recently, after doing a search for information on plating I discovered that, today, the term plating is commonly referred to in cooking circles for the artistic presentation of meals on plates.

Posted: 6/28/20

Grandpa's El Camino Grill

Revelations

Recently, I was able to reach and uncover the El Camino for the first time in years.

Posted: 6/21/20

How to Rebuild and Modify Rochester Quadrajet Carburetors Front Cover

How to Rebuild and Modify Rochester Quadrajet Carburetors

The Rochester Quadrajet has been around for a while and during the last 50+ years it's gotten itself a reputation for being a lackluster performer, but in How to Rebuild and Modify Rochester Quadrajet Carburetors, author and Q-Jet guru, Cliff Ruggles, disagrees.

This book goes about systematically explaining how the Quadrajet works — including its strengths and weaknesses — and proceeds to show you how, in careful detail, to rebuild and modify Rochester's spreadbore fuel mixer for street use in your Muscle Car as well as all out performance on the race track.

To see if How to Rebuild and Modify Rochester Quadrajet Carburetors is the book you've been looking for to understand this misunderstood carb, check out my thorough review.

Posted: 6/20

Grandpa's Rochester Quadrajet Carburetor

Priorities

As many of you already know, one of the secrets to success in life is getting priorities straight.

Posted: 6/14/20

1984 Ford Mustang — Bruno

Bruno

Last summer, while the Cobalt SS/SC and I were vacationing in Glacier National Park, I was having breakfast and reading a magazine — something I don't normally have any time for due to my busy schedule.

Posted: 5/10/20

Dirty Garage Interior

Space Planning

One of the more difficult aspects of building a structure is figuring out how much space is needed.

Posted: 4/5/20

Gulf Oil Gas Station Circa 1979

Total Freedom

I love old gas stations.

Posted: 2/16/20

Ford 8.8" Ring and Pinion Gear Set-Up

Car Butts

I like car butts and I cannot lie.

Posted: 2/9/20

Bored Boxer

Unexciting News

RV covers aren't exciting.

Posted: 9/29/19

Cobalt in West Glacier Title Image

On the Road Again

I grew up with the open road.

Posted: 8/11/19

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Lost to Time

As time moves on we lose so much about the past.

Posted: 5/12/19

Happy New Year 2018!

My Speed Demon, the Prequal

Back in February of 2006, I revealed the existence of My Speed Demon.

Posted: 1/21/18

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