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Username Post: Drive train scheme for my 67        (Topic#355527)
Posts: 3

Age: 65
Loc: los angeles
Reg: 01-28-18
03-07-19 01:50 PM - Post#2761547    

Hi all,
I'm finally starting to reassemble my 67 el camino after a lot of body work (off the frame.)
Right now I want to figure out my drive train, buy what I need, rebuild what I have to and get it in before I put the front clip on.
This is what I have in mind because I think its a way to come up with a moderately powered driver with a very moderate budget. I'm posting for opinions.
I'm thinking the 2004R trans, because it won't require trans tunnel modification (just moving the cross member back a little,) I can get a kit to modify the original auto shifter, its got overdrive and with the lock out or lock up (whatever it's called) torque converter it could be fairly economical for highway driving.

For the engine I want a gen 1 350, and I'm thinking vortec heads with the aftermarket electronic fuel injection that replaces the poppet valves. I don't think I'll put a bigger cam because then I'd have to shorten the valve stems. I can always do that later, but honestly, this is not for going fast. It's for driving around L.A. once in a while and sometimes out of town for a getaway. The reason I'm thinking Vortec heads and efi, is not so much for power, although I'm sure it'll have more pep than just oem 350 heads and carburetor, but because I think it'll run a lot nicer and smoother.
Anyway, what do you all think? I'd appreciate the input before I start buying stuff, just so I don't do anything stupid.
thanks a lot,


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