Fers 1969 Elcamino 454
The El Camino at the Philippine Hot Air
Balloon Fiesta on February 11 - 13, 2005 Clark Air Field Pampanga. The Elky was
fresh out of Jessies shop and took 1. price in the show for best paint job.
The Camino in Jessies shop - what a paintjob -
top quality. In addition to paint Fer chroms the bumfers, installs new
windshield (I wonder why - something with a flying stone from a small 69 Camaro)
gets the interior redone, modifys the hood to original size cowl induction and
upgrades the engine. Impressive bigblock Chevy engine with lots of good stuf
inside, coupled to a TH 400
transmission. The block is a 1967 427 casting but "stroked" to 454 cui. The engine
receives and cam, heads, intake, carburator upgrade from one of Fers other
bigblock engines. When this pick up is ready to roll again Fer wants to make
sure it has enough power to rip the rear tyres - and rims ;o) - to shreads.
Below, the Camino outside Jessies shop -
the day we had it transported up from Manila in flatbed truck, the
observant readers will notice that at this point the front windscreen is
still intact on the Elcamino - something that were about
to change a few hours later when a smallblock Camaro spun the wheels in
some gravel ?!!?
Here a much needed pitstop, could this
be the elusive smallblock Camaro that caused havoc to Fers windscreen
And with a brand new windscreen, looks much
The first El Camino below (1959)