Keith L’s 1964 El Camino

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Keith L’s 1964 El Camino

There was a 1964 El Camino that had seen better days. It was nothing more than a shell, lacking windows and in dire need of some serious restoration. Despite its pitiful state, someone with a sense of adventure and a good sense of humor decided to take a chance on it and purchased it for a mere $300.

Beneath the rust and decay of the 1964 El Camino was a powerhouse waiting to be unleashed. The 1964 El Camino is equipped with a formidable 350 Small Block engine, all roller 205 heads. The camshaft boasted an impressive lift of 627, ensuring an exhilarating ride. The engine itself had been modified with 12:1 compression ratio pistons, allowing for explosive power and performance.

But the engine was not the only impressive component of this vintage beast. The transmission had been upgraded to a power glide with a trans brake, offering lightning-fast shifts and enhanced control on the racetrack. To complement the transmission, a hefty 5500-stall converter had been installed, allowing the engine to unleash its full potential. The El Camino proudly sported a Ford 9-inch axle with 31-spline axles and 5.13 gears in the rear.

He decided to go old school and embrace the straight-axle setup for his car. With dreams of dominating the racetrack, the owner poured countless hours of work into restoring the El Camino to its former glory. Every detail was meticulously attended to, and the once lifeless shell was transformed into a formidable racing machine.

And so, the story of the 1964 El Camino continues. Armed with its powerful engine, upgraded transmission, and nostalgic straight-axle setup, this vintage beauty stands ready to carve its place on the racetrack.

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