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Re: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - El Toucam. Finished pics on page 6
« Reply #90 on: November 10, 2019, 07:24:16 am »
Um, there might be a simple answer to this, but with the rear engine facing backwards like that, wouldn't that make the rear axle run as if in reverse  :-\
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Re: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - El Toucam. Finished pics on page 6
« Reply #91 on: November 10, 2019, 07:55:34 am »
Um, there might be a simple answer to this, but with the rear engine facing backwards like that, wouldn't that make the rear axle run as if in reverse  :-\

Transmission for the rear engine spins opposite the front transmission.
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Re: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - El Toucam. Finished pics on page 6
« Reply #92 on: November 10, 2019, 08:59:42 am »
Marvelous work!!! 
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Re: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - El Toucam. Finished pics on page 6
« Reply #93 on: November 10, 2019, 01:37:55 pm »
Fantastic!
Would that be street legal, and would it work in real life?
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Re: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - El Toucam. Finished pics on page 6
« Reply #94 on: November 10, 2019, 01:41:18 pm »
I absolutely LOVE that Fred!  :wub: My kind of truck.  :thumbsup:

It'd give new meaning to the 'Run what ya brung' class at the local strip.  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - El Toucam. Finished pics on page 6
« Reply #95 on: November 12, 2019, 03:38:57 am »
Thanks folks.
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Um, there might be a simple answer to this, but with the rear engine facing backwards like that, wouldn't that make the rear axle run as if in reverse  :-\

Transmission for the rear engine spins opposite the front transmission.

No, I thought of that.  Initially I was going to say that the rear engine was modified to run backwards (not too hard to do - basically* only a retimed camshaft is needed) but then I realised that as the rear engine would require higher overall gearing then I could kill two birds with one stone by adding an extra gear in the transfer case which both changed the direction of the drive from the rear engine and geared it down.

*OK, so it's not quite that simple but it isn't rocket surgery.

Fantastic!
Would that be street legal, and would it work in real life?

Legality would depend on which engine you were using.  If it was the rear one then then answer would be WHAT DID YOU SAY?  I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THIS ENGINE...
If it was the front engine then surely it would just be like doing around with a spare engine in the back...
As for would it work?  I like to think it would.  I put a lot of thought into figuring out how to do it so you could run on either engine.

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Re: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - El Toucam. Finished pics on page 6
« Reply #96 on: November 12, 2019, 10:34:01 am »
Now that is an interesting thought. A car that goes from street legal to illegal at the "flip of a switch." I wonder......  :unsure:     I've watched a lot of Street Outlaws before it apparently became crap and it sure would have helped them guys get out of a bind. Test hits on the monster then shut it down before the cops arrive.  ;D
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Re: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - El Toucam. Finished pics on page 6
« Reply #97 on: November 12, 2019, 06:41:29 pm »
Nice work ! Love the underside shot ! Great drive train.
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« Reply #98 on: November 13, 2019, 01:57:35 am »
Thanks folks.
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Re: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - El Toucam. Finished pics on page 6
« Reply #99 on: August 03, 2020, 02:55:04 am »
Just been going back over this thread, looking for a few hints and tips for my 'Secret Prototype' car build, and I'm even MORE impressed now than when I was reading it first time around!  :o

That is one AWESOME build Fred.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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« Reply #100 on: August 03, 2020, 03:34:11 am »
Thanks Kit.  Although i'm not sure there is much I can teach you.
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« Reply #101 on: August 03, 2020, 04:15:53 am »
We can all learn from each other, and we do here.  :thumbsup:
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Re: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - El Toucam. Finished pics on page 6
« Reply #102 on: August 03, 2020, 06:44:04 am »
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Re: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - El Toucam. Finished pics on page 6
« Reply #103 on: August 11, 2020, 10:45:03 am »
Beast.  Make a fibreglass top and disguise it with a tarp, the rozzers wouldn't have clue.
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Re: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - El Toucam. Finished pics on page 6
« Reply #104 on: August 13, 2020, 01:50:48 am »
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