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#1063805 - 10/17/19 08:37 PM El Camino vs Monte Carlo  
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Currently working on gathering parts for my engine swap. Currently looking for headers


https://www.speed-engineering.com/ls-conversion-swap-headers-camaro-chevelle-nova-c10-truck.html

These are listed under the El Camino section. What are the odds they’ll also fit a Monte Carlo? They share quite a bit of front end parts I believe? I emailed the company but they weren’t a lot of help.


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#1063806 - 10/17/19 08:58 PM Re: El Camino vs Monte Carlo [Re: pearljam]  
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Brian, the Vehicle Application section lists only older models, with more engine compartment room: frown
  • 1960's, 1970's Camaro, Nova, Firebird
  • 1968-72, Chevelle, (Early 60s require aftermarket steering shaft)
  • C10, Pickups, Pannels: Chevy & GMC Trucks 1960+

Perhaps write or call and ask whether their menu item is wrong, and that it should be "1964-1977 El Camino", not "1964-1988 El Camino". Also, there were no 1988 El Caminos; they stopped in 1987.

Marc

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#1063807 - 10/17/19 10:46 PM Re: El Camino vs Monte Carlo [Re: pearljam]  
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#1063819 - 10/19/19 05:47 PM Re: El Camino vs Monte Carlo [Re: pearljam]  
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Thanks for the replies... I didn’t even think that their application could be wrong. Thanks. I’m wondering if those might work anyways. In the description they mention fitting as close to the engine as possible.


And with the Holley stuff, If I remember correctly, don’t you have to use their engine mounts for the headers to work properly?


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#1063821 - 10/19/19 06:33 PM Re: El Camino vs Monte Carlo [Re: pearljam]  
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Originally Posted by pearljam
Thanks for the replies... I didn’t even think that their application could be wrong. Thanks. I’m wondering if those might work anyways. In the description they mention fitting as close to the engine as possible.


And with the Holley stuff, If I remember correctly, don’t you have to use their engine mounts for the headers to work properly?

No doubt about that, Holley components are designed as a whole LS swap package. Mix and match, you are on your own.


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#1063847 - 10/21/19 03:54 PM Re: El Camino vs Monte Carlo [Re: pearljam]  
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I used all of the holley stuff with the exception of the speed engineering headers. they worked OK, did take a couple of dings to get into the car, and then the exhaust took a little work using one of the speed engineering kits.

https://www.onallcylinders.com/author/travis-jones/

You can see a bunch of pictures and whatnot in my build blog.


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#1064315 - 11/28/19 08:34 PM Re: El Camino vs Monte Carlo [Re: Travis Jones]  
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Originally Posted by Travis Jones
I used all of the holley stuff with the exception of the speed engineering headers. they worked OK, did take a couple of dings to get into the car, and then the exhaust took a little work using one of the speed engineering kits.

https://www.onallcylinders.com/author/travis-jones/

You can see a bunch of pictures and whatnot in my build blog.


Thank you for the link... I’ll go through it


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