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38 minutes ago, NOBLNG said:

Wow, this is an old thread. But since it was brought up...I just picked up this MPC ‘86 El Camino. It looks to have a pretty decent 305 and turbo 350. It even includes a heat riser duct and a mechanical fuel pump.

  Wow, I never noticed when this thread actually started, just happened to see it on the first page.

 

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On 6/15/2012 at 9:01 PM, RichCostello said:

The Revell 64 Impala has a 327 auto trans

Just for information purposes, the auto trans in the Revell '64 Impala is a Powerglide, with a separate, chromed pan:

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On 3/1/2021 at 2:10 PM, NOBLNG said:

Wow, this is an old thread. But since it was brought up...I just picked up this MPC ‘86 El Camino. It looks to have a pretty decent 305 and turbo 350. It even includes a heat riser duct and a mechanical fuel pump.

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Interesting that the '86 El Co (which IIRC, was "cleaned up" during the Ertl era, when the Choo-Choo Customs IROC nose was added) shares engine parts (at least design) with the MPC '80 Monte Carlo, but the auto transmissions attached to the SBCs are different. I think the ElCo's TH350 is the best starting point, and definitely better than the '80 Monte Carlo's, shown below:

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The pan is a bit crude and squared off, and the bellhousing area (on both the Monte Carlo and El Camino) have ribs which I don't recall seeing on a TH350, so maybe this trans was originally a Muncie 4-speed which was modified (prior to the Ertl era massaging) by MPC at some point?

 

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