Hiro M’S 1970 El Camino – Customer Car of the Month March 2020

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Hiro M’S 1970 El Camino – Customer Car of the Month March 2020

Hiro M. found this 1970 El Camino on Craigslist back in 2018 and it checked all the right boxes for Hiro.

While it is an original SS396 1970 El Camino, the previous owner cloned an LS6 454 engine and swapped it in place of the original 396.

The first modification Hiro made to the El Co included a full QA1 Level 3 Pro Handling kit along with a 4 wheel disc brake conversion. The stock rear end was swapped for a TrueTrac positraction with 3.08 gears. He is in the process of rebuilding the M22 Rock Crusher 4 speed.

“I love the monster torque and modern handling”

– Hiro M.

Where to go from here? A throttle body fuel injection, of course. Luckily for Hiro, Ground Up SS396.com carries the full line of Holley Fuel Injection kits when he’s ready to make the swap from carburated to EFI.

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

1970-1972 El Camino Hood Hinge Kit

Part #: RHG-70K

$68.08

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1968-1972 El Camino QA1 Handling Suspension Kit Level 3, With Shocks

Part #: QA1-HK03-GMA2

$3,949.99

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1970-1972 El Camino Tail Lenses

Part #: LTL-7K

$69.95

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1970-1972 El Camino Tail Lamp Bezels

Part #: LTH-E7

$119.95

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