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« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2013, 07:41:31 AM »

Gregg that is very unique, do you know what woul my class be at bonneville.... ill be running a twin turbo 350 v8 carb and the ute would be modified only in suspension area......jip hopefully in 3 years time you'll see my ute at bonneville....... with the help of mike of course hehehe wink wink 
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« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2013, 07:58:05 AM »

Gregg, You need a hand there to be ready for Wilmington.

I know of a few guys there that you could call!!!! MMMMM grin cheers

Whatever happens I hope you get her ready.
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« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2013, 08:03:12 AM »

From the SCTA rulebook your 350 will be in class C which is 306.00 to 372.99 CID / 5.015 to 6.111 L
Mike has a rule book and you can look up this info when you visit.

Look here for the Bonneville records: http://www.scta-bni.org/Bonneville/Records/BNI_records.htm

Hope this helps,

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« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2013, 08:08:21 AM »

Gregg, You need a hand there to be ready for Wilmington.

I know of a few guys there that you could call!!!! MMMMM grin cheers

Whatever happens I hope you get her ready.

Mike, I "think" I'll be OK for now as the truck is the only thing I'll be working on till Spring!

I'm now shooting for the June meet! Let's see..... -20 firesuit in Summer.....Can't wait! LOL, LOL, LOL!  grin  grin  grin

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« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2013, 09:18:47 AM »

If you were in Australia that El Camino would be a Holden HJ or HX or HZ ....

If you need rubbers or other parts for it try http://www.rarespares.net.au/rarespares/

They have everything you will ever need.

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« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2013, 11:45:05 AM »

This may not be 100% correct, but it looks like a '70's El Camino with a turbo'ed 350 would be a "Classic Blown Gas Altered", with a "C" sized engine.

The record in that class is/was 224.3 mph in the 2013 rulebook.

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« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2013, 11:54:26 AM »

Ok wow thanx steve and gregg I really do appreciate all the help from you guys.... its suuuuper cool of you
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« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2013, 08:26:06 PM »

First and foremost you NEED to get a rulebook as it nautrally tells you what you can and cannot do.
Per the SCTA rules, an American El Camino is considered a car and NOT a truck and can only run in the car classes.
I am assuming that your El Camino would be considered the same but you would need to email the SCTA Car Tech Chair for verification.
In addition to what Steve posted, there are other classes you could run as well and you will find them and records listed in the rulebook.
Look through the book when you get down to Mikey's.

As usual, hope this helps.

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« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2013, 09:54:51 PM »

A very old pic..... i need to resize the other ones then ill post them
Looks like an HJ ute to me Mate, or at least an HQ with an HJ front panel.  So they called that an El Camino down there? Was it sold as a Holden?
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« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2013, 11:15:46 PM »

No, it was sold as a Chev here. Some had the Holden 308 in them.

There were some cars here that were badged as Holden.
There was the Monaro 308 and the identical car with another motor (350) in it was called a Chev SS.

I think Nico's ute had an engine swop, hence the 350. They had a car here called a Chev DeVille that was definitely a Holden but had a 350 in it as stock.

Crazy badge engineering.
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« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2013, 11:54:34 PM »

Crazy badge engineering.

GM's had their weird, marketcentric hybrids.

The Acadian and the Beumont - both Canadian - essentially Chevys handed off to the Pontiac styling department.

The whole Opel/Vauxhall/Buick subterfuge . . .

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« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2013, 12:28:59 AM »

But there is currently the GMC Acadian (a crossover), also available in Denali trim, easily becoming the most confusing GM name ever (at least geographically).

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« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2013, 12:57:07 AM »

Jip like mikey said it was bought in as holdens but then rebranded as chevys, it originally came with a S L O W 4.1 straight 6, luckily we sorted out that problem


As for the rule book definitely wil get me one im planing on TRYING to go to Bonneville in about 3 years time - would take me that long to save up hopefully- but for nou ill see what the elco can do on the Kalahari flats......


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« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2013, 01:21:25 AM »

I had to google it but you guys are right hand drive too.
The Kalahari flats sounds like something out of an old movie  grin, is it dirt or salt? Or did I already ask Mike this & just forgot. huh
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« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2013, 01:42:58 AM »

Alkali like Elmo.

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