'59 el camino gets a new lease on life...

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no don, it's out of the crate and on a stand waiting until tuesday when my buddy has the time to give me a hand...found out a long time ago that engine pulls are far easier when you have 4 hands...the back is barking but the desire is pretty strong...426hp and 468ft/lb torque...not too shabby for a single 4 barrel...
 

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got the engine in and it runs like a top, a very stout top at that...seems I have 2 bad temp sending switches to turn on and off my electric fans for cooling...the engine with get to 210 and no fans...they are set at 185 and 195...checked all the wiring and everything seems fine but no fans...I connected the positive terminal of the unit to the shell and the fans came right on...the come on when hot wired so I am assuming the only weak link is non functioning switches...done for the day, time to relax my mind and watch a little nascar...
 

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thanks don, a little late but thanks anyway...got the underhood done but no fans...I've eliminated all components so the fault is in the thermal switches that actuate the fans...cheap chinese crap broken when I took them out...here's a nifty item, a 100 amp circuit breaker...I ran a 4 gauge copper wire to my alternator so I figured a breaker may just save me if there's a short... IMG_0684.JPG
 

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I've got a question for you guys...I'm using the 2.5" factory manifolds for the time being and my thoughts were to use 2.5" pipes all the way back...the muffler shop guy swears I'll be better off with 2" pipes...any thoughts...I'm pretty sure I'll have custom headers made by one of my buddies down the road...
 
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