Here is our LS Swapped 1969 El Camino. 6.0L LS with Stage 2 Brian Tooley Racing Cam, Speed Engineering headers, Pypes Exhaust, Viking Performance front coil over suspension, Eaton Trutrac posi traction rear end, 4L80e transmission, front disc brake conversion, Dakota Digital Dash, and more work to come... next to do 🤔 body work maybe 😂 probably the rear suspension, bucket seats, air conditioning and... turbo(s) 😂
What a weekend this has been barreling The Green Hornet across the U.S. from coast to coast. It's been a test of patience and endurance with a lot of adrenaline and anxiety mixed in, the perfect recipe for lunacy. We were on track and meeting our goals until disaster struck us roughly about 500 miles from our end mark. Leaving us feeling lost and defeated for a bit as we had just spent 27+ hours in the car covering about 2300 miles, then the sh*t hit the fan. The electric fan decided to disassemble itself and violently beat holes into our radiator, thus destroying our planned time schedule. But we did not do all this just to throw in the towel, we limped it into the closet auto parts store and quickly eliminated the B.S. and reinstalled the mechanical fan, filled the rad full of stop leak and got back on the road to complete the journey... we are going to FINISH! #CannonballRun#2018#2800milesofAmerica#C2C#Bandit#becauseroadkill @kowalski340 @jacobrossdavis #TheGreenHornét
Well it’s been a long time coming, but we finally got the ol’ 55 pulled out of the weeds and began the long journey to the destination called roadworthiness. For some reason I decided it was a good idea to tear this car apart 15 years ago with no idea how to put it back together 🤷🏽♂️ Here’s to many late nights researching, watching tutorials, and cursing a lot trying to get it running again 🍺🍺🍺. #55chevy#55belair#becauseroadkill#oldcars#barnfind
Platinum plugs, #ftmflol ! Carboned to high hell, as would be expected also. You never put platinum plugs in a street car that didn't come from the factory with them, and they especially don't belong in old-school Detroit iron. There's also a Mobil 1 synthetic sticker, someone was a #sucker , that's an even bigger no-no in an old car. Causes new and improved oil leaks. #cadzilla#becauseroadkill
Viking performance Adjustable front coil overs installed in the El Camino. We set it to 4 on compression and 8 on rebound and it’s riding way more firm! Can set it up for Auto cross or whatever adjustments you want. Probably one of the most noticeable upgrades so far!
We’ve talked about having a “hotrod night” for years together (my dad, brother, uncle)
Yesterday, we started our first project together...got through phase 1 of chopping down the Miata Kart
Phase 2 will be building a roll cage. So excited to be working on projects together...the point being not what we’re doing, but that we’re doing something together.
Home safe and sound. Second drag week under my belt. One is our car one to support my drag week friends. Thanks to everyone involved in making this happen. I am tired as if I actually did the full event. #becauseroadkill#dragweek2018#becausedragweek @keithturk200 @finnegan999 @thefirechicken1976 @davidfreiburger @brianlohnes @jacobrossdavis @grimlonnie
Very productive day! A lot of multi-tasking but still was abke to spend some down time in the garage and tear down the old 350.
If you remember from late last year i found a concave lifter and of course today verified that the cam lobe was well worn down.
Next will be a quick check of the bottom end, then plan out what kind of top end to put on a .30 bored over block.
Good times! #BecauseRoadkill