General El Camino Tech Information & Helpful Tools/Calculators

VIN Decoder

General information you may find useful concerning the 1964 through 1972 Chevelles

Additional Resources

* El Camino Assembly Plants
* Chevrolet Assembly Plants
* Chevelle Club Sites
* Chevelle Family Tree
* Chevelle Series/Model Lineup
* Chevrolet CE engine breakdown
* Engine Assembly for Flint & Tonawanda
* General Automotive Formulas - Cubic Inch Displacement, MPH, Gear Ratio, etc.
* General Motors Restoration Kit & GM of Canada
* L78 Registry ~ 1966-1970 Chevelle
* L79 Registry ~  1965-1968 Chevelle/Chevy II/Corvette
* LS5 Registry ~ 1970-1972 Chevelle
* LS6 Registry ~ 1970 Chevelle
* Paint/Plating, Engine Compartment
* Paint, Special Order Body
* Rear End Widths, Chevelle & Ford
* Reported GM Strikes
* Super Sport Synopsis - just what is a Super Sport anyway?
* Trim Tag Codes for 64-67 El Caminos
* Oklahoma Trim Tag Law (Nov 1, 2007)
* Vehicle Identification Number Tampering
* YF3 Heavy Chevy Registry ~ 1971 & 1972 YF3 optioned Chevelle

Ripley's Corner

* Trivia for different years

Tech Links and Articles

 Is my El Camino a Chevelle?

Various state procedures to obtain a new VIN

Errata for Alan Colvin's "Chevrolet by the numbers"  1960-1964, 1965-1969, and 1970-1975

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Electrical

* Accessory wiring with relays
* Fuel Gauge Diagnosis - Reprinted with permission of Fred Aldrich
* Headlight wiring with relays
* HEI ignition conversion
* How a typical Bosch relay works
* How to wire an electric fan w/Bosch-type relay

Miscellaneous

* AN (Army/Navy) fittings and hoses
* Conversion of 1/8-mile to 1/4-mile times
* GM "Restoration Kit"
* GM "Special Paint" Discussions
* Heater Control Levers - 1966 and 1967 Chevelle with A/C
* Horn grounding strap on 66 big block steering rag joint
* Julian Calendar ~ Non-leap year
* Julian Calendar ~ Leap year
* Virtual Calendar ~ external *

Transmission/Rear End/Suspension

* Auto transmission fluid temperatures and life expectancy
* Automatic transmission lengths
* GM Automatic transmission descriptions
* Differences in 64-66 and 67 Clutch/Brake Pedal Assemblies
* Muncie 4-speed Tower w/Hurst Shifter
* Rear End/Chassis Information
* Speedo Gear Selection - Reprinted with permission of Fred Aldrich

Under the hood - Tune up

* Alternator ~ Rebuilding a Delco-Remy CS-130 & CS-121 Alternator *
* Alternator ~ Recommended wire sizes
* Degree a Camshaft ~ Lunati/Holley *
* Ford Solenoids
* GM LS6/LS7 Crate Motors
* How to read a vacuum gauge ~ Classic Truck Shop *
* Valve Lash Adjustment
* Water Pumps - Chevrolet small block and big block

Wheels/Tires/Chassis

* 1967 Chevelle Frame Dimensions
* 1968 to 1972 Chevelle Frame Dimensions
* Rear End Widths ~ Chevy vs. Ford + pictures of 66 & 67 and later spring mounts
* Tire information ~ sizes/ratings/etc.
* Tire sidewall information and size conversions
* Tire size calculation ~ Miata *
* Tire size conversions ~ i.e.; 670x15 = 215x15
* Wheel Covers & Hub Caps
* Wheel offset ~ backspacing
* Tire and wheel combinations ~ What fits what?

* "..by the numbers" errata