1978 was the last year you could get a 350 cubic inch V8 in an El Camino, with this one carrying a replacement Mr. Goodwrench crate motor that’s an easy fit. All the factory hardware was swapped over, so it isn’t some home-brewed monster but rather a truck that feels very OEM and surprisingly powerful. There’s an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and polished intake manifold under the stock air cleaner, so nobody will know there are a few extra ponies on tap, but the rest looks like it was installed at the factory. A true dual exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers was installed, which also adds some power, and the TH350 3-speed automatic transmission snaps off quick shifts to make it a lot of fun to drive. The undercarriage is remarkably clean and it has the right stance on gold Rallys with 215/70/14 white-letter radials all around.
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Location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States