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Monzallac425
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« Reply #120 on: November 20, 2013, 12:03:20 PM »

Thanks for the  ABody fitiment update, the next time anyone has a tranny pan leak , use windshield urethane , let it set overnight, nop more leaks.

Only drawback is its a mess to clean up. ( before and after)

Doug in P.R. Cool
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steelybill
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« Reply #121 on: December 06, 2013, 04:03:40 PM »

 Here's a pic of the right-side 500 exhaust manifold in my '75 El Camino.  I had to trim about 1/2 inch off of end of the front suspension bolt, near the second manifold bolt from the front, in the picture, in order to get room for the engine to move around a bit....
  Headers ? forget it ! Smiley




Outside of that, the engine is a bit longer than the Chevy, like where the alternator pulley crowds the fan shroud, where the left valve cover needs room in the heater plenum.  Had to make an inverted "bump" in the plenum, with fiberglass.
Also, the left valve cover was almost against the brake booster, making it impossible to remove.  My fix was a tapered shim between the booster and the fire wall, to tilt the booster a bit to the left, for some clearance.

Here's the shim. I made that on the Bridgeport mill......it's .025 thick on the thin side, and .187 on the thick side, which moved the booster enough to remove the left side valve cover



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steelybill
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« Reply #122 on: January 05, 2014, 02:59:27 PM »

Here's a link to the pics of my project, for anyone interested in a Caddy big block ( 500 in this case) in an A body ...1975..

http://s561.photobucket.com/user/steelybill/library/El%20Camino%20Restoration
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Monzallac425
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« Reply #123 on: January 10, 2014, 06:04:16 PM »

Thanks...................Doug in P.R. Cool
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